Patrizia Tarsitani

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Cancer is increasingly a disease of the aged, a segment of the population that is the fastest growing. Often, cancer adds on to the progressive deterioration of normal aging and to the impairment associated with the presence of multiple concomitant medical problems. Thus, the likelihood that cancer leads to disability is much greater among older patients(More)
A 77-year-old patient with initial behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia was treated with clozapine (50 mg/daily). Since no clinical benefit was apparent, clozapine was discontinued after six weeks and the patient started on paroxetine (20 mg/daily). After three weeks on paroxetine, he was given another trial of clozapine at a starting dosage of(More)
In order to evaluate the mid-term effects of amlodipine, a 1,4-dihydropyridine calcium antagonist, as well as its effects on the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS), on water and electrolyte balance, on urinary excretion of albumin (UAE) and on lipid metabolism, thirteen hypertensive patients (2 M, 11 F, mean age 54 years) were studied in the course(More)
The results of this study demonstrate that only in healthy normotensive subjects during extended orthostatism that the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system remains integral and is characterized by a significant increase in serum angiotensin-converting enzyme (SACE), plasma renin activity (PRA) and plasma aldosterone (PA). SACE modification do not seems to(More)
This study was carried out in order to investigate serum changes of osteocalcin (BGP) and angiotensin converting enzyme (SACE) activity in a group of patients with hyperthyroidism. We studied 20 hyperthyroid patients (F 14, M 6; age mean 37.5 +/- 16.8 years) and 13 control subjects (F 11, M 2; age mean 40.3 +/- 7.5 years). In both patients and controls we(More)
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