Giancarlo Monari

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BACKGROUND Surgical cardiac revascularization produces a high degree of systemic inflammation and the secretion of several cytokines. Intensive postoperative inflammation may increase the incidence of postoperative atrial fibrillation and favor organ dysfunctions. No data documenting the anti-inflammatory properties of epicardial vagal ganglionated plexus(More)
A case of renal clear-cell carcinoma presenting as a nodular thyroid metastasis is reported. The possibility of a metastatic lesion from the kidney should be taken into account in each case of clear-cell thyroid lesion. Fine needle aspiration cytology may be unable to discriminate between the renal or thyroid origin of such lesions unless PAS staining is(More)
BACKGROUND Atrioventricular (AV) node vagal stimulation (AVNVS) has recently emerged as a novel approach to controlling AV dromotropic function. Animal studies have demonstrated that selective epicardial AVNVS is effective in controlling ventricular rate (VR) acutely and in the long term. Endocardial AVNVS has been shown to significantly reduce VR acutely(More)
BACKGROUND Control of atrioventricular (AV) nodal conduction by endocardial stimulation of efferent AV nodal vagal fibers [atrioventricular nodal vagal stimulation (AVNS)] is a promising approach for long-term device-based modulation of ventricular rate during atrial fibrillation (AF). However, few data on the efficacy of AVNS delivered as high-frequency(More)
BACKGROUND Stroke is one of the leading causes for disability worldwide. Exercise therapy is a key element of stroke rehabilitation but no evidence are present in literature. Moreover recently focal muscle vibrationis described as a useful therapeutic approach in the post stroke recovery. In this study the efficacy of the vibration therapy in association to(More)
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