Raffaele Antonelli Incalzi

Claudio Pedone14
Andrea Corsonello6
Francesco Corica4
14Claudio Pedone
6Andrea Corsonello
4Francesco Corica
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OBJECTIVE To investigate correlates of polypharmacy at discharge from wards of general medicine and geriatrics. POPULATION 2465 patients enrolled in the Gruppo Italiano di Farmacovigilanza nell'Anziano (GIFA) study. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE Polypharmacy, ie having more than 6 drugs prescribed at discharge. METHODS Data on drugs prescribed at home, during(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a highly prevalent condition associated with a high health care resource consumption and health care expenditures, driven mainly by exacerbations-related hospitalizations. Telemedicine has been proposed as a mean for timely detection of exacerbation, but the available evidence is inadequate to(More)
Patients affected by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have an increased risk of atherothrombotic acute events, independent of smoking and other cardiovascular risk factors. As a consequence, myocardial ischemia is a relevant cause of death in these patients. We reviewed studies concerning the potential mechanisms of atherothrombosis in COPD.(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess whether the number of daily administrations of individual drugs, as a measure of regimen complexity, contributes to the profile of an elderly patient who adheres poorly to the prescribed therapy. POPULATION Six hundred ninety patients over 64 years who were consecutively admitted to 11 acute medical care and three long(More)
BACKGROUND Endothelium-derived nitric oxide (NO) mediates the arterial dilation following a flow increase (i.e. flow-mediated dilation, FMD), easily assessed in the brachial artery. NO is also involved in cerebral hemodynamics and it is supposed to trigger vascular changes occurring during migraine. This study aimed at investigating whether migraine(More)
BACKGROUND The electronic nose (e nose) provides distinctive breath fingerprints for selected respiratory diseases. Both reproducibility and respiratory function correlates of breath fingerprint are poorly known. OBJECTIVES To measure reproducibility of breath fingerprints and to assess their correlates among respiratory function indexes in elderly(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affects independence and survival in the general population, but it is unknown to which extent this conclusion applies to elderly people with mild disease. The aim of this study was to verify whether mild COPD, defined according to different classification systems (ATS/ERS, BTS, GOLD) impacts(More)
BACKGROUND Pneumonia has traditionally been classified into two subtypes: community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and nosocomial pneumonia (NP). Recently, a new entity has been defined, called healthcare-associated pneumonia (HCAP). Few studies have investigated the potential of population-based, electronic, healthcare databases to identify the incidences of(More)
OBJECTIVE To verify whether depression, defined as a 15-item Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) > 6, is associated with greater drug utilization by elderly patients. POPULATION 2568 patients enrolled in the Gruppo Italiano di Farmacovigilanza nell'Anziano (GIFA) study. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE Polypharmacy, ie, the daily use of at least 3 drugs, excluding(More)
BACKGROUND Optimal glycemic control prevents the onset of diabetes complications. Identifying diabetic patients at risk of poor glycemic control could help promoting dedicated interventions. The purpose of this study was to identify predictors of poor short-term and long-term glycemic control in older diabetic in-patients. METHODS A total of 1354 older(More)