Silvana Vianello

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This study is a survey of psychotropic drug use patterns among 934 elderly patients admitted to the Padua Geriatric Hospital. 34% of the patients took psychotropic drugs during their stay in hospital. The drugs most commonly used are anxiolytics and hypnotics of the benzodiazepine class. Women subjects living alone, and to a lesser extent those suffering(More)
BACKGROUND Body temperature tends to increase during conventional haemodialysis; this might interfere with normal cardiovascular response to dialytic ultrafiltration, thus facilitating the occurrence of symptomatic hypotension. Putative factors responsible for changes in thermal balance during haemodialysis include heat load from the dialysis bath,(More)
Arthropod-borne viruses, or arboviruses, are viruses that are transmitted through the bites of mosquitoes and ticks. There are numerous arboviruses throughout the world capable of causing human disease spanning different viral families and genera. Recently, dengue, chikungunya, and zika viruses have emerged as increasingly important arboviruses that can(More)
Protein energy undernutrition (PEU) and abnormalities of amino acid (AA) metabolism are common in maintenance hemodialysis patients (MHP). A new EAA formulation (BS695), enriched with valine and threonine, containing some histidine, and low in phenylalanine and methionine was recently developed. We randomly supplemented 11 MHP with this solution (treated(More)
PURPOSE To report the fundus manifestations and spectral-domain optical coherence tomographic (SD-OCT) features of dengue fever presenting as Purtscher-like retinopathy. METHODS Retrospective review of two cases of dengue fever. RESULTS Color fundus photograph revealed the presence of cotton-wool spots in a Purtscher-like configuration in the posterior(More)
BACKGROUND Retrospective review of one acute syphilitic posterior placoid chorioretinitis (ASPPC) case with serological evidence of syphilis who had ocular signs and symptoms not attributable to other diseases. Enface and spectral-domain optical coherence tomographySD-OCT were analyzed at the time of presentation and at 1-month visit following initiation of(More)
It has been reported that sodium intake can be estimated in dialysis patients by the increment in the body sodium pool from the end of a dialysis session to the beginning of the following one. To verify the reliability of this method we compared the sodium intake, estimated by the interdialytic changes in plasma sodium concentration (C) and body water(More)