Giorgio Conforti

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OBJECTIVES To evaluate the incidence and the pattern of skiing and snowboarding injuries in South Tyrol and their impact on the emergency medical system in the winter season 2001--2002 in an attempt to rationalize and improve the emergency care and assist in prevention strategies. METHODS All medical records of patients referred to our emergency(More)
The incidence and prognostic significance of silent myocardial ischaemia in 165 patients who survived a first acute myocardial infarction were assessed by means of maximal exercise stress test and 24 h continuous ECG monitoring performed before discharge. During the 1 year follow-up period 10 cardiac deaths occurred; moreover seven patients suffered a fatal(More)
The effects of captopril and digoxin treatment on left ventricular remodeling and function after anterior myocardial infarction were evaluated in a randomized unblinded trial. Fifty-two patients with a first transmural anterior myocardial infarction and a radionuclide left ventricular ejection fraction less than 40% were randomly assigned to treatment with(More)
We studied left ventricular diastolic function by equilibrium gated radionuclide angiography in patients as follows: 75 with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), 35 with anterior or anteroseptal necrosis (Group A) and 40 with inferior, inferolateral, or posterior necrosis (Group I). The ejection fraction (EF) was lower in Group A than Group I (41.9 +/- 2.5(More)
The value of rectal endosonography was investigated in the follow-up of the patients submitted to anterior resection for rectal cancer. Rectal endosonography was performed on 42 patients who had been operated on two months to five years before; all patients were monitored according to a carefully planned follow-up schedule including clinical and(More)
The presence and the characteristics of left ventricular diastolic dysfunction in mild to moderate systemic hypertension were evaluated in 13 normotensive subjects (Group I), in 12 hypertensive subjects without (Group II) and 28 with (Group III) LV hypertrophy who underwent two-dimensional Doppler echocardiographic study. Among Group III patients, a subset(More)
INTRODUCTION Multilevel cervical myelopathy without surgical treatment is generally poor in the neurological deficit without surgical decompression. The two main surgical strategies used for the treatment of multilevel cervical myelopathy are anterior decompression via anterior corpectomy or posterior decompression via laminctomy/laminoplasty. (More)
To evaluate the effects of late thrombolysis on left ventricular volume and function in acute myocardial infarction, two-dimensional echocardiography and radionuclide angiography were performed before discharge and after 1 year of follow-up study in 34 patients with acute anterior myocardial infarction. Of these, 10 admitted to the coronary care unit within(More)
Characteristics and prognostic significance of ischemic ST changes at predischarge Holter monitoring were evaluated in 270 consecutive postinfarction patients. The 64 patients with ST changes had a greater incidence of non-Q-wave myocardial infarction (p less than 0.01) and ventricular premature contractions (p less than 0.01); they were more frequently in(More)
BACKGROUND The factors that influence infarct expansion early after myocardial infarction have been identified; however, there is less information about late-phase left ventricular enlargement. This study was designed to identify the clinical, haemodynamic, echocardiographic, and radionuclide angiographic criteria that predict the progress of left(More)