Francesca Flavia Rossi

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UNLABELLED Background: Age-related changes in pulmonary function increase respiratory muscle work. In the face of this increased demand, poor muscle mass, frequently associated with age and multi-morbidity, can reduce endurance and strength of respiratory muscles. Furthermore, poor muscle mass may per se contribute to exercise intolerance and lower physical(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effect of an innovative model integrating telemonitoring of vital parameters and telephone support on 6-month survival and hospital admissions of elderly adults with heart failure (HF). DESIGN Parallel-arm, randomized trial. SETTING Geriatric acute care ward and outpatient clinic at Policlinico Campus Biomedico (Rome, Italy).(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with high NT-proBNP levels but without heart failure (HF) diagnosis have a higher risk of cardiovascular events and mortality; however, there are few data about their characteristic, especially in the elderly. AIMS To compare the clinical and echocardiographic characteristics of elderly hospitalized patients with and without increased(More)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the only chronic disease whose prevalence is increasing. It is the third cause of death wordwide, and it is projected to became the third in about ten years. COPD is strongly associated with cardiovascular diseases: this association is in part explained by risk factors in common (especially smoking), but in(More)
OBJECTIVE Few data are available on the effect of the diet in general on bone health. The objective of this study was to identify dietary patterns and to evaluate the association between such patterns and bone mineral density (BMD) changes over time. METHODS We analyzed a sample of women aged ≥65 years participating in the InCHIANTI Study. BMD was(More)
BACKGROUND Adiponectin, leptin, and resistin are involved in bone metabolism, but the evidence regarding their effects is not conclusive. We analyzed the relationship between these adipokines, vitamin D, and bone health using a cluster analysis approach. METHODS We used cross-sectional data coming from the InCHIANTI study, in which bone density and area(More)
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