Giancarlo Montani

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Due to its paramagnetic properties, manganese (Mn) can be effectively visualized by MRI. Mn accumulates selectively in the globus pallidus of basal ganglia, where it can produce high signals at brain magnetic resonance. These hyperintensities are bilateral, symmetrical, and visible in T1-weighted magnetic resonance imaging of different manganese overload(More)
It has been shown that in hypertensive patients the degree of target organ damage correlates more closely with average blood pressure as recorded by ambulatory monitoring (ABPM) throughout 24 h than with clinic blood pressure. We examined a group of 91 clinically healthy subjects, 23 normotensives and 68 hypertensives according to clinic blood pressure.(More)
Thirty healthy adolescent women (age: 14 years), high school students without clinical signs of psychiatric or major affective disorders, received psychological and endocrinological examinations. Two psychological tests were used: the Anxiety Score Test for Adolescents and the Pictures Frustration Test for Adolescents of Rosenzweig. On the basis of the(More)
PURPOSE To analyze tear osmolarity over time after instillation of two commercially available eyedrops. METHODS This prospective, nonrandomized, simultaneous, comparative, open-label, unmasked study included 40 eyes of 20 consecutive subjects (mean age, 34.8 ± 11.8 years) with a diagnosis of moderate dry eye. Subjects were instructed to administer(More)
Aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of cardiopulmonary receptors activation and deactivation on antidiuretic hormone (ADH) and atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) incretion in hypertensive and normotensive subjects. Twenty-one male subjects, 7 normotensives and 14 mild hypertensives, 7 without and 7 with left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) were admitted(More)
The involvement of cardiopulmonary and arterial sinoaortic receptors in the control of antidiuretic hormone (ADH) and atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) release is still controversial in humans. Moreover, it is not clear if this control may be impaired in hypertensive patients with left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). We studied 17 male subjects, age 18-58 (6(More)
In patients with hypertension, structural changes develop in the heart and in the systemic arteries that have a significant role in the maintenance and gradual worsening of the hypertensive disease. Blood pressure, basal and post-ischemic "maximal" forearm blood flow (strain-gauge venous occlusive plethysmography), and echocardiographic left ventricular(More)
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