Manuela Amato

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BACKGROUND This study was designed to assess the impact of obesity and acquisition protocol on (123)I-metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) indexes of cardiac sympathetic innervation. METHODS Forty-five patients with heart failure (HF) (38 men, age 58±15 years) underwent (123)I-MIBG cardiac imaging. Of these patients, 10 were obese [body mass index (BMI) ≥30(More)
BACKGROUND Darbepoetin alpha is a novel erythropoiesis stimulating protein with unique properties as compared to recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEPO), including a three-fold longer elimination half-life that allows for less frequent dosing. This study was aimed at testing the efficacy and safety of darbepoetin alpha in a large number of chronic(More)
Spirometric tests of 30 patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or asthma were evaluated just before and 15 minutes after the administration of 200 mg of salbutamol by inhalation. All patients had a significant increase os their airflow after the bronchodilator administration. In 15 patients the increase of FEV1 was greater than 13%(More)
Several risk factors are associated with an increased incidence of congenital hip dysplasia. Since the introduction of hip sonography the understanding of correlation between risk factors and US have been studied to decrease the prevalence of the deformity. Regression analysis and chi-square test were used to study the incidence of factors associated with(More)
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