Stefania Martina

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To study the mechanisms of the blood pressure changes during weight-lifting, three hypertensive and five normotensive body-builders underwent continuous intra-arterial monitoring. In two subjects (one normotensive and one hypertensive), intrathoracic and intra-abdominal pressures were also measured. Extremely high blood pressure elevations of up to 345/245(More)
AIM The outcome of the internal Delorme's procedure (IDP) for obstructed defaecation was assessed. METHOD From October 2001 to March 2009, 167 patients with obstructed defaecation associated with rectal intussusception were operated on. Patients were selected on the basis of validated constipation and continence scores, clinical examination and(More)
OBJECTIVE Influence of sacral nerve modulation (SNM) on cerebral somatosensory evoked potentials (SEP) was determined in patients with incontinence and constipation. BACKGROUND Selection of patients with incontinence and constipation for SNM could be improved. METHODS The latency (ms) of SEP induced by pudendal nerve stimulation was compared before (T0)(More)
Short-term blood pressure variability has been studied extensively with monitoring techniques. To assess whether or not and to what extent average 24-hour blood pressure varies when repeatedly recorded, 12 mild to moderate hypertensive subjects underwent 3 non-invasive blood pressure monitorings at monthly intervals. When the average 24-hour blood pressure(More)
Purpose of the study was to investigate whether and to what extent blood pressure variability and average night-time blood pressure are related to cardiovascular complications in hypertension. To this aim 60 normotensive and 462 hypertensive subjects were studied by means of non-invasive 24 hour blood pressure monitoring, using either the Avionics, or the(More)
To assess the clinical significance of the blood pressure reaction to orthostatic posture, 55 normotensives and 369 subjects with different degrees of hypertension were studied with non-invasive 24-hour blood pressure monitoring. During the recordings blood pressure response to standing was evaluated at 8 a.m., and at 2, 4 and 7 p.m. All subjects were(More)
In the present paper the problem of the normalcy limits of whole-day ambulatory blood pressure has been faced by evaluating the difference between casual and ambulatory blood pressure in a population of 522 subjects with blood pressure values covering the whole blood pressure range. On the basis of the casual blood pressure levels, 60 subjects were(More)
AIM The results of repair of recto-urethral fistulae (RUF) are presented using a bulbocavernosus muscle graft. METHOD Prospectively collected data were reviewed on 11 patients with RUF operated on between 2003 and 2011. Of these, six were treated by a bulbocavernosus flap. Two RUF had occurred after prostatectomy, three after prostatectomy and(More)