Maurizio Canetti

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OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between valvular heart disease (VHD) and maternal and fetal outcome in a relatively large group of patients by a comparison to a well-matched control group. BACKGROUND Available information regarding outcome of pregnancy in women with VHD is limited to either anecdotal reports or small(More)
BACKGROUND Organic nitrates are widely used in the treatment of chronic heart failure (CHF). No information, however, is available regarding their effect in patients already treated with ACE inhibitors. METHODS AND RESULTS In a randomized, double-blind, crossover design, we studied the effects of high-dose (50 to 100 mg) transdermal nitroglycerin (NTG)(More)
BACKGROUND Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) is considered a frequent complication of acute myocardial infarction (AMI), associated with increased in-hospital and long-term mortality rates. This notion is based on data collected before thrombolysis and additional modern methods of treatment became widely available, and no information is available on the(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to study the renal circulatory effects of adenosine in patients with chronic congestive heart failure (CHF). BACKGROUND Renal blood flow (RBF) is often reduced in patients with chronic CHF and may lead to decreased renal function. The cause of reduced RBF is multifactorial and involves systemic as well as local vasoregulatory(More)
Structural characteristics of keratin regenerated from water (KW) and from formic (KF) acid solutions were compared. Amino acid composition and molecular weight distribution of KW and KF samples were studied by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and SDS-PAGE electrophoresis. Turbidity measurement showed that keratin dissolved in formic acid forms(More)
Mats of wool-derived keratin nanofibre have been prepared by electrospinning solutions of keratin in formic acid at 20 and 15 wt.%, and obtaining nanofibres with mean diameter of about 400 and 250 nm, respectively. These mats can find applications in tissue engineering (they can mimic the native extracellular matrix) and in wastewater treatment (they can(More)
The aim of the study was to evaluate the impact of pre-hospital cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, performed by mobile intensive cardiac care units of Magen David Adom (MDA) teams in the framework of a national survey conducted in the period February and March 2000. During the survey, MDA performed 539 resuscitations, 485 of which were performed by mobile(More)
We investigated the structure of silk fibroin dissolved in water and in water-organic solvent mixtures by CD and small-angle x-ray scattering (SAXS). CD spectra indicated a disordered secondary structure in water and a beta-sheet conformation in aqueous organic solvents, such as methanol, dioxane, and trifluoroethanol (in trifluoroethanol a transient form(More)
We studied three groups of Israeli Jewish schoolchildren in and surrounding Petach Tikva, Israel, cross-sectionally, at ages 9-10, 13-14, and 16-18 years, and compared lipid and lipoprotein levels and age-associated lipoprotein patterns in the same age groups of boys and girls in neighboring Israeli Moslem Arab schools during 1986-1987. Moslem children(More)
Culture supernatants from concanavalin-A (con-A)-activated peripheral blood lymphocytes from healthy controls grown in the presence of sera from 20 patients 24 hours and 1 week after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) were tested for their mitogenic activity and for the presence of interleukin-2 (IL-2). Binding of exogenous IL-2 to activated lymphocytes from(More)