R Gibellini

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Atrial fibrillation is associated with an increased risk of peripheral thromboembolism. Although emboli arising from the left atrium are the most probable causes of peripheral ischemic events, coexistent vascular mechanisms may play a role in the genesis of thromboembolism. To assess the prevalence and the relative role of cardiac and vascular sources of(More)
The aim of this work is to study extracranial carotid lesions and their relation to some risk factors for atherosclerosis, in a large group of hemiplegic patients during rehabilitation treatment. The results indicate that in patients with stabilized ischemic stroke there is a high percentage of positive Duplex Scanner examination. However, the presence of(More)
Occupational specialists are well aware of the lack of objective measurements for the diagnosis and the functional evaluation of workers affected by thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS). Subjects affected by TOS refer pain, sensation of fatigue in the arm frequently aggravated by overhead work. A "stick-up" position tends to close the costoclavicular space and(More)
Using both transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography we studied 13 consecutive patients with recent CT-proven ischemic stroke in which a carotid arteries high-resolution ultrasound study failed to detect thrombosis or other relevant atherosclerotic lesions in the pertinent arteries. The mean age was 53 years (range: 36-65). Two patients exhibited(More)
Recent studies have clarified some of the relationship between the autonomic nervous system and causalgic pain, but much is not known about the nature of pain. It is known that TENS may help to alleviate the chronic pain resulting from peripheral nerve lesions, and various beneficial results are usually ascribed to subjects who have pain. Our own study(More)
BACKGROUND Peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD) at II stage results in a moderate to severe impairment in walking ability. Aim of this study, controlled and randomized, was to evaluate the efficacy of an intensive 4 weeks exercise training in PAOD followed by a six-month period and to analyse the risk factors for atherosclerosis and the site of the(More)
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