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The influence of hypertension and of treatment with the dihydropyridine-type Ca+2 antagonist nicardipine on peripheral nerve vasculature were investigated in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR). Male SHR were treated from the 16th to the 26th week of age with vehicle (control group), with nicardipine, at the hypotensive dose of 3 mg/kg/day, or at the(More)
The authors present the case of a patient with phlebothrombosis of the left lower limb, not diagnosed with traditional ultrasonographic methods (Doppler c w) but recognized by the echo Doppler (duplex scanner) method. The diagnosis was made difficult by the presence of a congenital double left popliteal vein, with hypoechogenic thrombosis of only one of the(More)
Atherosclerosis is the most frequent disease in the majority of cardiovascular arteries. It is a complex disease with peculiar characteristics, including its principal localisation in the inner stratum of the artery (the intima). The paper examines 36 atherosclerotic lesions in elderly patients in which the presence of stenosing atherosclerotic plaque had(More)
Stroke units are special units where stroke patients receive, simultaneously, medical and physical treatment. Compared to general neurological and medical wards, stroke units show a significant reduction of short- and long-time mortality, and an improvement of long-term quality of life. Nevertheless, mortality in these units is still high (1-year mortality(More)
The effect of an eight-week treatment with the Ca2+ channel blocker nicardipine on different-sized pial arteries and intracerebral arteries was assessed in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) by microanatomical techniques. Normotensive Wistar-Kyoto (WKY) rats were used as normotensive reference animals. In SHR a significant increase of systolic blood(More)
The authors outline the importance of the global investigation of the cerebrovascular system in order to obtain more exact information about the ethiopathology of vascular ischaemic brain disease. Each patient is always submitted to the following investigations: Duplex scanner of epiaortic vessels, Transcranial doppler and echocardiographic screening in our(More)
The Authors examine the possibilities of instrumental diagnosis in patients with the "diabetic foot" syndrome. The lack of clinical relevance of the so called "microangiopathy" is stressed, because. Indeed, either the "macroangiopathy" or the diabetic neuropathy are responsible for almost all the symptoms of this syndrome. In the differential diagnosis(More)