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INTRODUCTION acromegalic therapeutic goals are directed at removing the tumor, preventing tumor re-growth and reducing long-term morbidity and mortality. In this scenario, the acromegalic patient needs a variety of health resources (diagnostic tests, surgery, radiotherapy, specialist visits and drugs) for his/her cure, in order to decrease/stop the(More)
BACKGROUND In the clinical-practice setting, only a small percentage of patients treated with antihypertensive drugs become normotensive. Furthermore, the diversity of drug classes used makes comparison of treatments difficult. OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to characterize the types and efficacy of antihypertensive treatments used in primary care(More)
This review collects together data concerning the measurement of patient behavior towards antihypertensives, considering all its aspects - adherence, persistence and switching. The wide heterogeneity of terms, outcome definitions and methods of assessment (the multiplicity of approaches did not allow a full meta-analysis, but a qualitative description of(More)
AIMS To evaluate the cost of illness from hypertension for the Italian National Health System (NHS). METHODS AND RESULTS A prospective analysis was carried out on clinical and economic data recorded in the general practitioners' (GPs) database. Twenty-one GPs working in the Ravenna area in Italy took part in the project on a voluntary basis. The study(More)
  • Mirko Di Martino, Luca Degli Esposti, +4 authors Ezio Degli Esposti
  • 2005
Many studies have indicated the adequate use of lipid-lowering drugs (LLDs) as a factor in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. However, in clinical practice, a very high percentage of patients are not adequately treated. To analyze the management of hypercholesterolemia in a non-experimental setting and to estimate the factors associated with poor(More)
BACKGROUND chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) has been commonly reported as one of the most distressing adverse effects among treated patients with cancer. Inadequately treated, CINV can lead to increased resource utilization and severely impair patients' daily functioning and quality of life. Direct costs include acquisition cost of antiemetic(More)
We gave a single fraction of 750 cGy preoperatively (within 16 h of surgery) to 143 patients prior to total hip arthroplasty. The patients were evaluated for heterotopic ossification at 1, 3 and 6 months. The preoperative radiation did not affect the surgical procedure. After a median follow-up of 12 (6-24) months we encountered six patients with(More)