Pierfrancesco Rambaldi

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OBJECTIVE Studies have suggested that insulin resistance plays a role in cognitive impairment in individuals with type 2 diabetes. We aimed to determine whether an improvement in insulin resistance could explain cognitive performance variations over 36 weeks in older individuals with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and type 2 diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND(More)
AIMS We designed this study in order to determine the effect of insulin on cardiac function in overweight and obese subjects during exercise. METHODS AND RESULTS The cardiac function of 62 normal glucose tolerant subjects, aged 30-40 and divided into normal weight (group 1, n=22, BMI 20-24.9 kg/m(2)), overweight (group 2, n=20, BMI 25-29.9 kg/m(2)), and(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the usefulness of (99m)Tc-2-Methoxy-Isobutyl-Isonitrile Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (MIBI-SPECT) for assessing anterior mediastinal mass, and distinguishing the grade of malignancy of thymic epithelial tumors to offer guidance for decision making. METHODS From January 2006 to November 2009, 31 consecutive patients with(More)
BACKGROUND To quantitatively evaluate radiation-induced impaired oesophageal transit with oesophageal transit scintigraphy and to assess the relationships between acute oesophagitis symptoms and dysmotility. METHODS Between January 1996 and November 1998, 11 patients affected by non-small-cell carcinoma of the lung not directly involving the oesophagus,(More)
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