Sergio Zamboni

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Epidemiological data on the impact of hypertensive crises (emergencies and urgencies) on referral to the Emergency Departments (EDs) are lacking, in spite of the evidence that they may be life-threatening conditions. We performed a multicenter study to identify all patients aged 18 years and over who were admitted to 10 Italian EDs during 2009 for(More)
We report the case of a 65-year-old man affected by idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, who developed an acute myocardial infarction after 2 years of steroid therapy. Thrombocytopenia was initially recognized 11 years earlier, and became severe during the past 2 years [platelets (PLTS) 10000-30000/microl]. He was treated with steroids, initially to perform(More)
Two hundred and nineteen psoriatic in-patients and 747 non-psoriatic subjects were asked to report in a semiquantitative, self-administered questionnaire on the frequency of consumption of different foodstuffs and cooking and seasoning fats and the daily intake of alcohol (glasses/day) and coffee (cups/day). According to this a definite score was assigned(More)
The relationship between body weight and blood pressure, total serum cholesterol, triglycerides, uric acid and glucose was investigated in 203 psoriatic patients in comparison with 904 healthy controls. In the psoriatic patients, these parameters were clearly related to their body weight. Those psoriatic patients of normal weight exhibited lower mean values(More)
The authors assessed the prevalence of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in patients with hyperthyroidism and evaluated the response to treatment of the thyrotoxicosis. They assessed the pulmonary artery systolic pressure (PASP) at rest (estimated by echocardiography) in 23 consecutive patients diagnosed with hyperthyroidism due to Graves' disease or(More)
BACKGROUND The role of body mass index (BMI) as a factor influencing longevity of the elderly subject is still under debate. OBJECTIVE To evaluate at a population level whether or not BMI is a risk factor of mortality in the elderly, highlighting possible gender-related differences. METHODS 3,282 Subjects aged 65-95 years, were recruited from an Italian(More)
Retroperitoneal fibrosis is a rare disease of uncertain pathogenesis. However, its possible association with several immunopathologic conditions, the possibility of systemic involvement by the fibrous process, the presence of various autoantibodies, and the frequent response to immunosuppressive treatment all support an autoimmune pathogenesis. Riedel's(More)
A primary cutaneous form of peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL) and a low grade B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma that was classified as a variant of hairy cell leukemia (HCL) were simultaneously diagnosed in a 79-year-old woman by both phenotypic and genotypic analyses. The coexistence of a T- and B-cell lymphoma in the same patient is rare, and, to our(More)