Giovanni Mazzitello

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Corticosteroids have been used since the 50s as anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive drugs for the treatment of several pathologies such as asthma, allergy, rheumatoid arthritis, and dermatological disorders. Corticosteroids have three principal mechanisms of action: 1) inhibit the synthesis of inflammatory proteins blocking NF-kB, 2) induce the(More)
RATIONAL Our aim was to investigate the quality of life (QoL) in 103 patients undergoing chronic hemodialysis (HD) in an integrated assessment of clinical, personological, and adaptation parameters, also in a non-urban context. OBJECTIVES We collected data from all chronic HD patients attending four HD units. Clinical status was assessed by Kidney Disease(More)
BACKGROUND Cooler temperature dialysate (TD) has gained in popularity in the treatment of hypotension during hemodialysis (HD). In this study we verified the hypothesis of an eventual involvement of cytokines. METHODS Four patients on regular HD underwent two 4-hour HD sessions once at 37 degrees C TD and once at 35 degrees C TD. The concentration of the(More)
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