Stefano Severi

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1. Short-term autonomic response to haemodialysis-induced hypovolaemia was studied in 30 patients undergoing chronic haemodialysis by analysing power spectra of heart-period variability. Patients were classified as haemodynamically stable (15 patients) and unstable (15 patients) according to their past history of cardiovascular collapse during the(More)
OBJECTIVE To establish the accuracy of an eight-polar tactile-electrode impedance method in the assessment of total body water (TBW). DESIGN Transversal study. SETTING University department. SUBJECTS Fifty healthy subjects (25 men and 25 women) with a mean (s.d.) age of 40 (12) y. METHODS TBW measured by deuterium oxide dilution; resistance (R) of(More)
BACKGROUND We evaluated the activity and safety profile of (177)Lu-DOTATATE peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (Lu-PRRT) in patients with advanced G1-G2 pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. PATIENTS AND METHODS Fifty-two consecutive patients were treated at two different therapeutic dosages of 18.5 or 27.8 GBq in five cycles, according to the patient's(More)
Ca-calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaMKII) was recently shown to alter Na(+) channel gating and recapitulate a human Na(+) channel genetic mutation that causes an unusual combined arrhythmogenic phenotype in patients: simultaneous long QT syndrome and Brugada syndrome. CaMKII is upregulated in heart failure where arrhythmias are common, and CaMKII(More)
The clear importance of human induced pluripotent stem cell derived cardiomyocytes (hiPSC-CMs) as an in-vitro model highlights the relevance of studying these cells and their function also in-silico. Moreover, the phenotypical differences between the hiPSC-CM and adult myocyte action potentials (APs) call for understanding of how hiPSC-CMs are maturing(More)
The cellular basis of cardiac pacemaking is still debated. Reliable computational models of the sinoatrial node (SAN) action potential (AP) may help gain a deeper understanding of the phenomenon. Recently, novel models incorporating detailed Ca(2+)-handling dynamics have been proposed, but they fail to reproduce a number of experimental data, and more(More)
Inactivation of L-type Ca channels (LTCC) is regulated by both Ca and voltage-dependent processes (CDI and VDI). To differentiate VDI and CDI, several experimental and theoretical studies have considered the inactivation of Ba current through LTCC (I(Ba)) as a measure of VDI. However, there is evidence that Ba can weakly mimic Ca, such that I(Ba)(More)
We evaluated the activity and safety profile of 177Lu-Dotatate peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (Lu-PRRT) in patients with advanced, well-differentiated (G1-G2) gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumors (GI-NETs). Forty-three patients with radiological tumor progression at baseline and a positive Octreoscan® completed the treatment with Lu-PRRT, resulting(More)
Peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) is a valid therapy for grade 1/2 gastroenteropancreatic (GEP) neuroendocrine neoplasms (NENs). Although a median progression-free survival (PFS) of more than 20 months is frequently observed, the majority of patients relapse after 2 – 3 years. In the present study, we investigated the use of low dosage(More)
Lu-DOTATATE (Lu-PRRT) is a valid therapeutic option in differentiated pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (P-NETs). FDG PET seems to be an important prognostic factor in P-NETs. We evaluated the efficacy of Lu-PRRT and the role of FDG PET in 60 patients with advanced P-NETs. From March 2008 to June 2011, 60 consecutive patients with P-NETs were enrolled in the(More)