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Four hundred seventy-seven patients suspected of having had acute myocardial infarction within less than 12 hours were randomized to receive i.v. atenolol followed by oral treatment for 10 days or to a control group. In patients with ECG changes indicative of infarction at entry, i.v. atenolol significantly reduced enzyme release by one-third and enhanced(More)
Proliferation and functional activation of endothelial cells within a tissue site of inflammation are regulated by humoral factors released by cells, such as T lymphocytes and monocytes, infiltrating the perivascular space. In the present study we investigated the effects of interleukin 3 (IL-3), an activated T lymphocyte-derived cytokine, on cultured human(More)
This article deals with many options in utilizing drugs commonly used in the therapy of uncomplicated urinary tract infections (UTIs), their doses and recommended durations of treatment. In addition, it discusses general and specific accompanying measures related to the decrease in prevalence, relapses and recurrences of UTIs, including some of the factors(More)
AIMS To assess the prevalence, clinical characteristics, use of medical resources and quality of life in consecutive patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) hospitalized in a large community hospital during 3 months. METHODS AND RESULTS The study group included 354 patients with CHF, admitted in the Departments of Internal Medicine (97%) and Cardiology.(More)
The effect of intravenous atenolol on ventricular arrhythmias in acute myocardial infarction was assessed in 182 patients admitted within 12 hours of the onset of chest pain. Ninety-five patients were randomised to receive 5 mg intravenous atenolol followed immediately by 50 mg by mouth and 50 mg 12 hours later, then 100 mg daily for 10 days; 87 patients(More)
475 patients with suspected uncomplicated myocardial infarction (MI) were divided into 3 groups based on their entry ECG: group 1--significant ST elevation; group 2a--ST depression or T inversion; group 2b--normal ECG. Infarction was confirmed in 99.7% of group 1, 68.5% of group 2a and 39.7% of group 2b patients. Despite similar clinical, haemodynamic and(More)
An assessment was made on emergency laboratory test ordering at Udine General Hospital (Italy) to investigate the reasons for the excessive number of requested tests. All the orders for emergency laboratory tests during one week in June 1990 were studied. For each test the time of the order was recorded for every day of the week. The most important aspect(More)
Urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the most frequent diseases in medical practice. Some definitions and epidemiology of UTI and bacteriuria are discussed, as well as host susceptibility and defense mechanisms. Aspects of infection in young women and in the elderly are reported, emphasizing microbiological, clinical and therapeutic aspects. Finally,(More)