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)
OBJECTIVE Vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) from the animal model of insulin resistance obese Zucker rats (OZR) show impaired ability of nitric oxide (NO) to increase cGMP and of cGMP to activate its specific kinase PKG, these defects being attributable to oxidative stress. We aimed to investigate the intracellular signalling downstream PKG in human and(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)
The ability of human breast carcinomas to convert pregnenolone to progesterone and dehydroepiandrosterone to delta 4-androstene-3,17-dione (delta 4) was investigated as a potential aid for prognosis, and the following observations were recorded. 1. Neither the amounts of progesterone or delta 4 synthesized nor delta 4/progesterone ratios correlated with(More)
In the present study the assay results of prolactin concentrations in serial samples of blood obtained from premenopausal women with benign or malignant disease of the breast are compared with--and discussed in relation to--findings reported in earlier studies based on single samples of blood taken at various times from a large and ostensibly normal(More)
The effects of neuroadenolysis on plasma titres of beta-endorphin, beta-lipotropin, ACTH, TSH and prolactin have been investigated in five patients with metastatic cancer who responded to the treatment and have been in remission for more than four years and in five others who were undergoing the treatment for the first time for pain due to cancer(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)