Leonardo Di Martino

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether postprandial blood glucose predicts cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality in type 2 diabetes in a long-term follow-up taking into account A1C and the main cardiovascular risk factors. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Consecutive type 2 diabetic patients (n = 505) followed up at our diabetes clinic were evaluated at(More)
In the elderly patients, where biopsy-induced complications could outweigh the benefit, the identification of pancreatic masses is generally referred to as a synonymous of pancreatic cancer and patients are dismissed with no further options than palliative and supportive care. Notwithstanding, not all pancreatic tumors are cancers and therefore alternative(More)
We investigated the serum fatty acid profiles of cholesterol esters, phospholipids and triglycerides in 24 patients with Friedreich's disease and 16 patients with other forms of spinocerebellar degeneration. In 8 patients with Friedreich's disease we also analyzed the fatty acid profile of the lipoprotein fractions. We found no major differences in fatty(More)
Thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) has been reported to improve the clinical picture of patients with the predominantly cerebellar form of spinocerebellar degeneration. The authors performed a double-blind, double cross-over, four-month trial, where TRH, at the daily dose of 2 and 4 mg, and placebo were given intramuscularly over a period of one month(More)
Postmenopausal patients with primary breast cancer were treated with tamoxifen, ethynyloestradiol or prednisolone for up to 12 days before mastectomy and the effects of pretreatments with these drugs on the activities of phosphofructokinase (PFK), 6-phosphogluconate dehydrogenase (6PGDH) and alpha-glycerolphosphate dehydrogenase (alpha-GPDH) in the(More)
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