Giovanni Trapani

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The onset in elderly subjects of clinical signs of chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), without a previous history of venous disease of the lower limbs, raises questions about the etiology. In our study we evaluated the possible causes investigating the venous system of the lower limbs and right heart function in elderly subjects with signs of CVI. The(More)
HMGB1 is an alarmin, a protein that warns and activates inflammation. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterised by a progressive airflow obstruction and airway inflammation. Current anti-inflammatory therapies are poorly effective in maintaining lung function and symptoms of COPD. This underlines the need for finding new molecular(More)
HYPOTHESIS/INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to assess the antihypertensive efficacy and safety of aliskiren versus ramipril or losartan in hypertensive patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, microalbuminuria and uncontrolled hypertension, despite the use of optimal conventional antihypertensive therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this open-label(More)
American College of Chest Physicians Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines, 9th edition, 2012, suggest no prophylaxis rather than pharmacological thromboprophylaxis in management of venous thromboembolism (VTE) risk of isolated lower leg injuries distal to knee requiring leg immobilization. Low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) is a class of drugs(More)
Angiotensin I converting enzyme (ACE) insertion/deletion (I/D) polymorphism is thought to affect renin–angiotensin system (RAS) activity and development of cardiovascular disease; significant associations between I/D polymorphism and atherosclerosis, stroke, nephropathy, and early mortality were already found. We investigated whether Southern Italy(More)
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