Mario Orlandi

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BACKGROUND Sirolimus-eluting stents have been reported to be effective in the treatment of coronary bifurcations. Still, it has not been fully clarified which strategy would provide the best results with true bifurcation lesions. METHODS AND RESULTS The CACTUS trial (Coronary bifurcations: Application of the Crushing Technique Using Sirolimus-eluting(More)
We evaluated the effects on glucose and lipid metabolism in 57 healthy volunteers randomly assigned to one of three low-dose oral contraceptives: two monophasic (desogestrel + ethinylestradiol, EE, and cyproterone acetate + EE) and one triphasic (gestodene + EE) contraceptives. Glucose and insulin responses during OGTT were slightly affected by the(More)
Parathyroid and pituitary-gonadal secretions were studied in 18 male uremics following a low protein diet supplemented with essential amino acids and ketoanalogues (SD), and in 8 subjects on maintenance hemodialysis (MHD). SD corrected high serum PTH and low serum testosterone (sT) levels, while pituitary hormones (LH, FSH, PRL) were elevated and did not(More)
Problems concerning antimicrobial prophylaxis in obstetric surgery are reviewed from the first experiences with multiple-dose treatments to the new short-term prophylaxis. With the purpose to evaluate the effectiveness of a short-term scheme, a controlled population of 134 obstetric patients was treated with a double dose of 2 g i.m. of cefotetan.(More)
Fetal growth is dependent on transplacental supply of fuels. We aimed to assess the effect of serial changes in maternal glucose tolerance and insulin secretion with advancing pregnancy on maternal-fetal outcomes. Sixty-nine healthy pregnant women were studied over the course of gestation for glucose tolerance, by oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT), and(More)
Oligosaccharides are relevant components of human milk, which have been quite well studied for their pre-biotic effect and their capacity in stimulating the immune system. Since oligosaccharides from milk of non-human mammals received so far less attention, the aim of this work was the application of capillary electrophoresis (CE) for the analysis of(More)
The effects on carbohydrate metabolism by four low-dose oral contraceptives were evaluated in four low-dose oral contraceptives were evaluated-66 young women randomly divided in four groups. In the various preparations there were a different dosage of estrogen (ethinylestradiol) together different doses and types of progestogen (desogestrel, gestodene,(More)
OBJECTIVE Study of the increment of isoflurane volume concentration in two rotatory circuits having different capacity during low flow narcosis. DESIGN Descriptive comparison of different halogenate concentration in circuits connected to two patient groups and evaluation of the significance of the observed differences. SETTING Surgery theatres of a(More)
The clinical and metabolic effects of a short-term treatment with a combination contraceptive pill containing 0.150 mg desogestrel and 20 mcg ethinylestradiol were evaluated in a group of 17 healthy women. In spite of the low estrogen content, the pill exerted a good cycle control and the incidence of irregular bleedings was low. The minor side effects(More)
The research has been conducted on behavioural test results obtained from 143 dogs of pedigreed stock reared in the National Guide Dog School (SNCG) of Scandicci (Firenze, Italy), consisting mostly of Labradors and Golden Retrievers, but also including German Shepherds. All dogs have been reared under quite uniform conditions and tested individually under(More)