Maria Stella Campagna

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INTRODUCTION Intravenous loop diuretics are a cornerstone of therapy in acutely decompensated heart failure (ADHF). We sought to determine if there are any differences in clinical outcomes between intravenous bolus and continuous infusion of loop diuretics. METHODS Subjects with ADHF within 12 hours of hospital admission were randomly assigned to(More)
BACKGROUND Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is considered a manifestation of atherosclerosis, however there are epidemiologic, biochemical, and structural differences between occlusive atherosclerosis and AAA. The pathogenesis of AAA involves several factors, first of all destruction of collagen and elastin in the aortic wall. Classical risk factors may(More)
Helicobacter pylori (HP) infection, particularly when caused by strains expressing CagA, may be considered a concomitant cause of male and female reduced fertility. This study explored, in 87 HP-infected males, the relationship between infection by CagA-positive HP strains and sperm parameters. HP infection and CagA status were determined by ELISA and(More)
BACKGROUND B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) has been used recently as a biological marker in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) with ST-elevation, as well as without ST-elevation. BNP is able to predict systolic dysfunction, adding new prognostic information to existing traditional markers. However is not known if there is a relation between the(More)
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