Maurizio Rizzi

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PURPOSE To explore the prevalence of normal tension glaucoma (NTG) among patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) and to examine OSAS as a risk factor of NTG. PATIENTS AND METHODS Fifty-one consecutive white patients with OSAS were compared with 40 healthy subjects. All the study subjects underwent blood gas analysis, polysomnography,(More)
OBJECTIVE In the dynamic organization of sleep, cyclic alternating pattern (CAP) expresses a condition of instability of the level of vigilance that manifests the brain's fatigue in preserving and regulating the macrostructure of sleep. We evaluated the presence of CAP in patients with fibromyalgia (FM) compared to healthy controls. METHODS Forty-five(More)
OBJECTIVE In this study, we would like to show that anterior rhinometry measurement of nasal resistance would be a simple and useful test to identify severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in a population of children affected by adenotonsillar hypertrophy. METHODS Seventy-three consecutive children (44 males; mean age 5.4+/-1.2 years) with adenotonsillar(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the prognostic value of salpingoscopy with a current classification system of adnexal adhesions and distal tubal occlusion in patients with tubal infertility undergoing reconstructive tubal surgery. DESIGN Prospective clinical study. SETTING Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the Catholic University, a tertiary care(More)
OBJECTIVES To analyze the influence of a home care (HC) program on outcomes of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) receiving long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT) in comparison with outcomes of patients receiving standard care (SC). DESIGN A 10-year follow-up study with 2 parallel cohorts (HC vs SC). SETTING University hospital. (More)
Chronic pain in fibromyalgia patients, together with its associated symptoms and co-morbidities, is now considered a result of dysregulated mechanisms in the central nervous system (CNS). As fibromyalgia patients often report sleep problems, the physiological processes that normally regulate sleep may be disturbed and overlap with other CNS dysfunctions.(More)
BACKGROUND Interstitial lung involvement is common and potentially limits the quality of life in patients with systemic limited sclerosis (SScl). OBJECTIVES To study the lung carbon monoxide diffusion (DLCO) measured during effort in order to identify a possible subclinical impairment. METHODS We enrolled 20 SScl patients without interstitial lung(More)
Patients who experience a tubal pregnancy have a poor prognosis in terms of reproductive potential and are at increased risk of a repeat EP. Salpingoscopy is a new endoscopic technique that allows the detection of abnormalities of the tubal mucosa. In seven patients with a follow-up longer than 6 months, an IUP occurred only in patients with a normal(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE Childhood exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) adversely affects dynamic spirometric indexes as a result of combined early life (including in utero) and current exposure to parental smoking. The aim of our study was to investigate the effect of ETS on lung function and to identify the most sensitive functional parameter for(More)