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BACKGROUND The 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) is considered an essential screening tool for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). A vast array of ECG abnormalities has been described in HCM, although their relationship to left ventricle (LV) morphology and degree of hypertrophy appears elusive. Aim of this study was to assess the relationship of ECG patterns(More)
Nephrolithiasis is a worldwide disease with high clinical and economic costs. The increasing incidence in industrialized countries seems to be related to several risk factors, which are partly inherited and partly acquired. Although risk factors in urolithiasis are still under discussion, their identification would provide a notable gain for the patient in(More)
PURPOSE Aspirin resistance occurs most frequently in diabetic patients and is associated with poor prognosis. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of aspirin resistance in a cohort of diabetic patients and whether it can be reversed using more bioavailable aspirin formulations. METHODS Platelets function of 163 diabetic patients taking(More)
OBJECTIVE Negative results of recent randomized clinical trials testing the hypothesis of target therapy for patients with high on-treatment platelet reactivity (HOPR) have questioned its independent impact on clinical outcomes. 26 studies with 28.178 patients were included, with a median age of 66.8 (64-68) and 22.7% (22.4-27.8), of female gender. After a(More)
To help clarify whether or not classic migraine (C1M) and common migraine (CoM) should be considered as a single entity, we compared the clinical features of a group of C1M patients with those of a group of CoM patients. Significant differences between the two forms of migraine were found in the following areas: age distribution of sufferers; family history(More)
PURPOSE Oral anticoagulant therapy (OAT) patients have international normalized ratio (INR) safety windows for oral surgery, the lower limit of which is determined by the thromboembolic risk, with the upper limit typically 3.0. We sought to assess whether these limits will also be true with comorbidities that favor bleeding, such as diabetes, liver disease,(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of pre-treatment with Serenoa repens (Permixon®) in reducing intra- and postoperative complications of surgical treatments of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). METHODS A total of 144 patients with BPH, who were candidates for transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) and open prostatectomy(More)
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