Graziella Malizia

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Despite recent and exponential improvements in diagnostic-therapeutic pathways, an existing "GAP" has been revealed between the "real world care" and the "optimal care" of patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). We present the T.O.S.CA. Project (Trattamento Ormonale dello Scompenso CArdiaco), an Italian multicenter initiative involving different health(More)
Hypothyroidism is one of the most common endocrine complications in thalassemic patients, usually appearing in the second decade of life related to iron overload. Ultrasonography is one of the techniques most frequently used to evaluate the volume and structure of the gland. The aim of the present work was to evaluate the possible correlation between(More)
The OMGE multinational survey of patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding demonstrated that it was possible to predict patient outcome, using a computer and a database of information from many centres. It remained to be seen whether this database could be used in specific remote areas of the world. To answer this question, two areas have been studied,(More)
While some morbidities associated with the excessive use of alcohol are related to the total amount of alcohol consumed--cirrhosis being an example--other pathologies, such as trauma and those of psycho-social origin, are mainly related to the frequency of acute alcoholic intoxication rather than to the total amount consumed. The balance between these two(More)
This presentation draws upon the experience of the O.M.G.E. Multi-national Upper G.I. Bleeding Survey, using data collected during 1980-1982 by 185 clinicians from 44 centres in 21 countries to discuss two questions. First, can prognostic factors be identified in patients presenting to hospital with upper G.I. bleeding, and if so what are they? Second, is(More)
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