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The powerful effect of psychosocial and acculturating influences on population blood pressure trends seems to be confirmed, through longitudinal observations, in the nuns in a secluded order. After initial observation had been made on culture, body form, blood pressure, diet, and other variables in 144 nuns and 138 laywomen, included as a control group, a(More)
Aim of our study was to ascertain, prospectively, whether serum uric acid is a suitable predictor of preeclampsia and/or the delivery of small-for-gestational-age infants in women with gestational hypertension. We screened 206 primiparas, with a singleton pregnancy, referred for recent onset of hypertension. At presentation, we measured serum uric acid,(More)
A previously healthy 34-year-old Caucasian man was referred to our outpatient clinic, due to an accidental finding of nephrotic range proteinuria (11.5 g/24 h). His uri-nalysis had been completely normal 1 year earlier. He reported having had a 'sore throat' ∼6 weeks earlier, treated with amoxicillin for 5 days. He denied any recent travel and sexual(More)
—Aim of our study was to ascertain, prospectively, whether serum uric acid is a suitable predictor of preeclampsia and/or the delivery of small-for-gestational-age infants in women with gestational hypertension. We screened 206 primiparas, with a singleton pregnancy, referred for recent onset of hypertension. At presentation, we measured serum uric acid,(More)
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