Giovanni Filardo

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Measurement of diffusion and its dependence on direction has become an important tool for clinical and research studies of the brain. Diffusion imaging of the spinal cord may likewise prove useful as an indicator of tissue damage and axonal integrity; however, it is more challenging to perform diffusion imaging in the cord than in the brain. Here we report(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine changes in representation of women among first authors of original research published in high impact general medical journals from 1994 to 2014 and investigate differences between journals. DESIGN Observational study. STUDY SAMPLE All original research articles published in Annals of Internal Medicine, Archives of Internal Medicine,(More)
Performances of some common confidence interval construction procedures for direct standardized incidence or mortality rate were compared. The asymptotic method, the method based on matching moments, the method based on gamma distribution and the method based on beta distribution were investigated through Monte Carlo simulations based on data from an(More)
OBJECTIVE Female sex is considered a risk factor for adverse outcomes following isolated coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. We assessed the association between sex and short-term mortality following isolated CABG, and estimated the 'excess' deaths occurring in women. METHODS Short-term mortality was investigated in 13 327 consecutive isolated(More)
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