Sabina Gallina

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Asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) is an endogenous nitric oxide synthase (NOS) inhibitor known as a mediator of endothelial dysfunction and atherosclerosis. Circulating ADMA levels are correlated with cardiovascular risk factors such as hypercholesterolemia, arterial hypertension, diabetes mellitus, hyperhomocysteinemia, age and smoking. We assessed the(More)
Authors carried out a review of 40 cases of recurrent and/or metastatic nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) treated with cisplatin-based chemotherapy at the Division of Othorhinolaryngology and the Service of Chemotherapy of the University of Palermo between July 1984 and July 1992. All patients were treated with regimens comprising high dose cisplatin (80-100(More)
AIMS To evaluate the impact of right ventricular (RV) dysfunction on early and mid-term outcome of patients with ischaemic or dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) undergoing mitral valve annuloplasty. METHODS AND RESULTS From January 1997 to December 2005, 111 patients with DCM (89 ischaemic, 22 non-ischaemic) were enrolled in this retrospective study. Mean age(More)
OBJECTIVE Left ventricular surgical remodelling (LVSR) can be targeted to volume reduction (VR), (independently of the final shape) or to conical shape (CS). The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term clinical and echocardiographic results of these two surgical strategies. METHODS From January 1988 to December 2012, 401 patients underwent LVSR:(More)
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