Fred Senatore

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OBJECTIVES We sought to determine the best cardiac biomarker to predict infarct size, left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), and clinical outcome in patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). BACKGROUND The cardiac biomarkers, creatine kinase (CK), CK-MB, and troponins T(More)
A clinical trial to evaluate the safety and tolerability of a new influenza adjuvanted vaccine (FLUAD, Chiron Vaccines), compared with a conventional non adjuvanted influenza vaccine, was conducted in elderly ambulatory patients. Subjects were vaccinated with one dose of either vaccine each year for three consecutive years; 92 subjects received the first(More)
Three-hundred and eight outpatient elderly subjects (≥ 65 years) were randomly assigned to receive the MF59-adjuvanted influenza vaccine (FLUAD; n = 204) or a conventional subunit influenza vaccine (AGRIPPAL S1; n = 104) in order to compare the safety and immunogenicity of the two vaccines. Although mild pain at the injection site was reported more(More)
Safety and immunogenicity of the influenza vaccine adjuvanted with MF59 (FLUAD) were compared to those of a non adjuvanted subunit vaccine in elderly subjects during three consecutive influenza seasons. Geometric mean titres and proportions of subjects with either a > or = four-fold increase in antibody titres or with an HI titre > or = 128 after(More)
Elevated leukocyte count during ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction is associated with adverse clinical outcomes. Whether increased leukocyte count after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) directly reflects larger infarct size and left ventricular impairment is not known. The aim of this study was to assess the relation between(More)
BACKGROUND In comparison with treatment with unfractionated heparin (UFH) and aspirin (ASA), both tirofiban administered with UFH and ASA, and enoxaparin plus ASA have shown superiority in reducing cardiac ischemic events in patients with unstable angina and non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. Replacing UFH with enoxaparin when tirofiban is(More)
The oxygen effect on the production of β-lactam antibiotics was investigated whenCephalosporium acremonium was immobilized in calcium alginate. Theoretical effectiveness factors were calculated and compared with experimental ones. The approximate expressions of effectiveness factors reported in the literature were compared with the numerically obtained(More)
AIMS To determine if hyperglycemia on admission correlates to infarct size measured by single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) in patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS We evaluated 347 STEMI patients who underwent primary PCI. Infarct size(More)
Heparin was covalently coupled to collageno-elastic grafts (CET) derived from lamb carotid arteries, by using the crosslinking agent 1-ethyl-3 (3-dimethyl-aminopropyl) carbodiimide (EDC). The collagenous grafts were pretreated with various aminating agents in order to enhance the number of available binding sites on the collagen surface. By varying the(More)