Gian Luca Pirazzoli

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BACKGROUND Prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) increases with age, but its association with all-cause mortality in older persons remains uncertain. This study investigated the association of all-cause mortality with MetS and its individual components in older men and women. METHODS A total of 917 men and 1043 women aged 65 years and older from two(More)
Low serum dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS) is common in older persons with poor health. The geriatric syndrome of physical frailty is associated with a higher risk of developing fatal and nonfatal health outcomes. However, the association of DHEAS with frailty is uncertain. This study investigated the association of serum DHEAS with frailty and its(More)
OBJECTIVES Plasma total homocysteine (tHcy) is a risk factor for ischemic stroke (IS) but its relationship with IS outcome is uncertain. Moreover, previous studies underrepresented older IS patients, although risk of both hyperhomocysteinemia and IS increases with age. We investigated whether, in elderly patients with acute IS, tHcy measured on admission to(More)
Discriminating between causes of dyspnea may be difficult, particularly in the elderly. The aim of this retrospective study of 83 inpatients with acute dyspnea was to assess the influence of age, multimorbidity and cognitive or motor impairment on the diagnostic accuracy of lung ultrasound (LUS) in discriminating acute heart failure (AHF) from(More)
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