Graziella Poli

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AIM A hyperdynamic circulatory pattern in advanced liver disease is known since a long time. The first studies evaluating cardiac function in cirrhosis were performed in patients with alcoholic liver disease and thus this condition was attributed to the toxic effects of ethanol. A reduced performance of the left ventricle after physical and pharmacological(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the influence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotypes on the clinical outcome of liver disease, we analysed 2,307 patients. RESULTS The most frequently represented genotypes were 1b (40%) and 2 (28.1%). Patients with these genotypes had a median age higher than patients with other genotypes (P< 0.01). The overall survival of subjects with(More)
A prospective study was performed to investigate the changes in nasal cytology that occur in healthy premenopausal women throughout the menstrual cycle. Eighty-eight women with an ovulatory menstrual cycle underwent nasal sampling with a cytobrush by direct vision of the middle and inferior nasal turbinates during the follicular, periovular, and luteal(More)
BACKGROUND Nearly 90-95% of children with drool have physiologic gastroesophageal reflux (GER) that usually resolves by 12-15 months of age; however, 5-10% of children with drool have pathologic GER. Of these children, most recover clinically by 18 months of age without therapy, yet 10% develop chronic, recurrent gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) with(More)
The authors report the medium-term results of arthroscopic medial meniscectomy performed on 102 adult patients. Some notes on the surgical technique and the objective and subjective results obtained in each type of meniscal lesion are also reported.