Maria Rosaria Cerbone

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BACKGROUND The six-minute walk test (6mWT) is a simple index of functional capacity in healthy people, and it has been used to estimate exercise capacity in obese subjects. The aim of this study was to determine whether weight reduction induced by laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) improves the functional capacity in the severely obese on the(More)
BACKGROUND Obesity is proposed to represent an important predisposing condition to serious respiratory disturbances including asthma. The effects of consistent weight loss on asthma control are not well known. We investigated the effect of weight reduction induced by bariatric surgery on asthma control in severely obese asthmatic patients. PATIENTS AND(More)
BACKGROUND The authors studied ultrasound (U/S) monitoring of the BioEnterics intragastric balloon (BIB) for treatment of moderate obesity by describing normal U/S aspects, diagnostic pitfalls and assessment of complications. METHODS Over the last 3 years, 151 BIB systems have been endoscopically placed and filled with 500-700 ml of saline plus 10 ml of(More)
BACKGROUND The Bioenterics Intragastric Balloon (BIB) has been a safe and effective method used in treatment of moderate obesity. Gastric perforation is a rare complication, and its possible sequelae are dangerous. METHODS A 52-year-old women (BMI 37 kg/m(2)), with hiatal hernia, moderate hypertension and dyspnea, 1 year ago underwent laparoscopic(More)
BACKGROUND Bariatric procedures provide an effective means of short term weight loss and sustained weight control for the morbidly obese. The effect of bariatric procedures on smoking habit in obese subjects is not well known. Therefore, we examined the short term effect of bariatric surgery on smoking habit of severe obese patients up to 12 months from the(More)
Hyperhomocysteinemia, MTHFR 677C3T Polymorphism, and Stroke To the Editor: We welcome the report from Madonna and co-workers examining the role of prothrombotic and homocysteine (Hcy) pathway polymorphisms in risk of ischemic stroke in young adults.1 We wish to comment on several issues raised by their article relating to the design of studies of genetic(More)
Corsi's block-tapping task and WAIS-R were administered to two Italian samples of 200 normal older adults (aged 65-74 years and 75-100 years). Corsi's reliabilities and standardization data are shown. Additionally, Corsi's location in the factor space of cognitive abilities represented by the 11 WAIS-R subtests is presented. Corsi's test seems to be a(More)
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