G B Cignacco

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Seven patients are described who have some or all of the symptoms of Prader-Willi syndrome. They were ascertained by varying criteria starting either from the clinical picture or from the identification of a chromosome abnormality involving the proximal portion of the long arm of chromosome 15. The chromosome abnormalities consisted of two balanced(More)
The objective of the present study was to examine the association between albumin excretion rate (AER) and office and ambulatory blood pressures (BP), and other recognized cardiovascular risk factors in stage I hypertension. The study was carried out in 870 never-treated 18- to 45-year-old hypertensives (628 men, 242 women). Office and ambulatory BP, 24-h(More)
During the winter months of 1976-1977, our group carried out an epidemiological study in the school population aged 7 years and 10 years respectively, living in the towns of Pasiano (pop. 6,389) and Zoppola (pop. 7,383) in the province of Pordenone. The aim of the study was to determine the incidence of individuals in the school-age group having group A(More)
In a total number of approximately 500 school-children, belonging to a suburban area around Pordenone (Northern Italy), aged 6-9-12-15, we have performed a two years follow-up on serum TC and TG. As for serum TC, a progressive decrease of mean TC levels at the two rescreenings was observed. We cannot explain such trend, unless we admit that some dietary(More)
Mean systolic BP values gradually and significantly increase from the infancy to the adolescence. On the contrary, diastolic BP does not change significantly. No sex differences were found for mean values of both systolic and diastolic BP. The results of the longitudinal study (two years follow-up) have shown, for the two sexes, a significant increase in(More)
The cardiological centers of Pordenone and Cittadella (Italy) organized by the Institute of Clinica Medica II of Padua University, have carried out a study on the "Precursors of arteriosclerosis in children", according to a WHO protocol. In this paper some results of the Pordenone study are reported, concerning serum cholesterol (TC), triglycerides (TG) and(More)
We have performed a research to establish the normal values of the plasmatic testosterone among 111 pupils, of both sexes, from 7 to 16 years attending our provincial schools. As we expected, the greatest increase of the plasmatic testosterone, in comparison with the previous ages, has been found in the group of the 13 years old females of the same age is(More)