Francesca Attanasio

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The aim of this study was to test whether ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) in elderly patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) is as feasible and reliable as ABPM is in patients with normal sinus rhythm (SR). Studies of ABPM in the elderly remain limited, and the use of this method in patients with AF remains controversial. The Italian SIIA 2008(More)
AIMS 1) to evaluate the prevalence of diabetes mellitus (DM) in a geriatric ward; 2) to assess the efficacy and safety of insulin analogs in elderly inpatients over 65 years of age. METHODS We analysed the medical records of 1851 elderly inpatients admitted to our geriatric clinic from March 2009 to September 2011, to identify patients with DM. The(More)
The goal of this study was to examine the relationship between BP variations and neurological deficit outcome in old-old patients after AIS. Fifty-four patients (66-96 years), admitted consecutively for stroke were assessed, using a non-invasive BP monitoring (NIBPM), measuring mean systolic (SBP) and diastolic (DBP) blood pressure and their variation(More)
Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC) is an unusual chronic, cholestatic disease of unknown etiology, more frequently seen in young adults in close relationship with Chronic Ulcerative Colitis. We report the case of a 30 year old woman, coming from the peruvian amazon with PSC associated with Sjögren Syndrome, Chronic Pancreatitis and Retroperitoneal(More)
CONTEXT Morgagni-Stewart-Morel syndrome is defined as the presence of hyperostosis frontalis interna, variably associated with metabolic, endocrine, and neuropsychiatric disorders. The possible cause-effect relationship of these associations remains uncertain. CASE PRESENTATION A 75-year-old woman presented with severe frontal headache and a history of(More)
The reliability of automated oscillometric blood pressure (BP) monitors in atrial fibrillation (AF) has been poorly investigated, only comparing different patients with AF and sinus rhythm (SR), and is a method influenced by individual characteristics. This study compared the reliability of the oscillometric device A&D TM-2430 (A&D Company, Tokyo, Japan)(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the relationship between Helicobacter pylori infection and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) intolerance and the effect of gold use on the seroprevalence of H. pylori. PATIENTS AND METHODS We examined the frequency of discontinuation of NSAIDs in 132 unselected patients with rheumatoid arthritis attending an outpatient(More)
INTRODUCTION Little is known about the effects of atrial fibrillation (AF) on blood pressure (BP) levels in hypertensive patients. Some studies suggest a role for rhythm control in managing such patients' BP, but the improvement observed in cardiac performance after restoring sinus rhythm (SR) may coincide with an increase in BP. The aim of this study was(More)
Taking as their starting point the observation of an isolated case of appendicocecal invagination in a homogeneous series of 4,200 appendicectomies observed, the authors take the opportunity of addressing in some detail the many aspects of the problem posed by this rare condition. With the aid of a review of the literature, an attempt is made to define and(More)
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