Maurizio Nordio

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Diet is a critical factor for the development of both embryo and fetus, as well as maternal health. In particular, two natural molecules have been shown to exert beneficial effects on fertility, pregnancy wellness and embryo development: myo-inositol and melatonin, whose requirements increase during pregnancy. In the present review, we summarize the most(More)
BACKGROUND Relative survival, a methodology previously used in epidemiologic studies of cancer, compares the observed survival of a patient cohort with expected survival derived from general population life tables. We examined relative survival in patients treated by long-term dialysis in the Italian Dialysis and Transplantation Registry in order to(More)
Hyperphosphatemia is a common serious complication of chronic renal diseases, which needs appropriate continuous treatment in order to avoid ominous side effects. Therefore, oral chelating agents able to avoid phosphate absorption by the gut are mandatory. In the past, Aluminium salts, and more recently Calcium and Magnesium salts, and a synthetic resin(More)
The paper proposes a fuzzy logic based procedure able to control as far as possible the behaviour of the blood pressure of a patient during a dialysis session, allowing him to reach the foreseen dry weight. A PI discrete-time fuzzy control is used in order to compare the controlled variables concerning the (blood pressure and blood volume) to the reference(More)
This paper proposes a fuzzy logic based procedure able to control the behavior of a patient's blood pressure during a dialysis session, allowing him to reach the planned dry weight. A proportional integrative discrete-time fuzzy control is used to subject the controlled variables (blood pressure and blood volume) to the reference values. Two different(More)
OBJECTIVE To see whether cardiac morphological and functional abnormalities in uraemic patients are determined by high blood pressure or if they are an expression of a specific cardiomyopathy. DESIGN Cross sectional study. SETTING City general hospital in Italy. SUBJECTS 35 uraemic patients receiving haemodialysis (17 men, 18 women; mean age 60.3(More)
The Italian Registry of Dialysis and Transplantation (RIDT) was born in 1996 under the aegis of the Italian Society of Nephrology, and it is organized as a federation of regional registries. This study aimed to completely revise the epidemiological data collected during the first 5 yrs (1996-2001) of RIDT activity to evaluate the trends of the main(More)
BACKGROUND Haemodialysis patients are ageing and have with a high rate of comorbidities. The impact of this novel clinical setting on intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH) is not well established. METHODS For this observational, prospective multicentre cohort study, incident haemodialysis patients were recruited in 40 Italian centres and followed up for a(More)