R. Di Ruvo

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OBJECTIVE In this study anxiety and depressive disorders were evaluated in patients admitted to an emergency department (ED) or to a medical department (MD). METHODS The General Health Questionnaire-30 (GHQ-30) was administered to screen all patients (n = 719) consecutively admitted to an ED (n = 556) and to MD (n = 163) in a 120 day period. All GHQ-30(More)
BACKGROUND The independent prognostic impact of diabetes mellitus (DM) and prediabetes mellitus (pre-DM) on survival outcomes in patients with chronic heart failure has been investigated in observational registries and randomized, clinical trials, but the results have been often inconclusive or conflicting. We examined the independent prognostic impact of(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study examined patients during the year after the index hospitalization in an Emergency Ward (ED) to determine whether patients with depressive or anxiety disorders have a higher rate of readmission than patients without these conditions. METHOD For this purpose, 165 subjects (85 diagnosed with DSM-IV depressive or anxiety disorders(More)
Renal tolerability of a guided incremental dose schedule of sulphinpyrazone was evaluated in an open study of 2-month duration, performed in twenty-one cardiovascular elderly azotemic patients (thirteen males, eight females; mean age: 79 years, S.D.: 7 X 3 years). Starting dosage was 200 mg per day; daily dosage was then increased, every 4 days, by 200 mg(More)
It is generally accepted that calcitonin (CT) induces a decrement in cytosolic Ca++, and an increase of cAMP in target cells of several organs and tissues. This happens particularly in bone, where osteoclast activity and size decreases, along with the widely-known hypocalcaemic and hypophosphoraemic effect of the hormone. The physiological role of CT(More)