Ugo Giordano

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BACKGROUND Hypertension and left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) are possible complications in pediatric patients after renal transplantation. METHODS We performed left ventricular echocardiography, 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (24-hr ABPM), and treadmill tests in 28 pediatric renal transplant patients (mean age 16.1 +/- 3.7; time since(More)
The results of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) in children after kidney transplant were analyzed to ascertain any alteration in circadian BP profile, degree of hypertension, and efficacy of therapy. The data were also compared with casual BP data and left ventricular mass index (LVMI). We have examined 30 patients (17 male, 13 female), mean age(More)
OBJECTIVE Hepatic steatosis is strongly associated with insulin resistance, but causative mechanisms that link these conditions are still largely unknown. Nowadays, it is difficult to establish whether fatty liver is the cause of insulin resistance or instead the complex metabolic derangements of insulin resistance determine hepatic steatosis and its(More)
BACKGROUND Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) has been found to be of significant importance in clinical practice because numerous blood pressure (BP) measurements may be made throughout the 24-hour period. OBJECTIVE To assess the clinical utility of ABPM in children with secondary hypertension. METHODS We studied 37 patients (21 boys and 16(More)
The hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is the most common cause of acute renal failure (ARF) in young children. Most patients recover from the acute phase of the illness but they may develop arterial hypertension (AH) after many years, even in the absence of signs of renal impairment during short-term follow-up. In this study, we performed casual blood(More)
BACKGROUND Abnormal cardiovascular reactivity at rest and during physical exercise may be a risk factor for left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) in pediatric renal transplanted (Tx) patients. Data on total peripheral vascular resistance (TPR) are not available. METHODS Eleven renal Tx patients treated with cyclosporine (7 females and 4 males; mean age 14.6(More)
The success of surgery for congenital heart disease which has been performed since many years has created a population of patients who require careful follow-up in order to determine their clinical progress and to establish the type and intensity of physical activity which they can safely perform. The authors illustrate the opinion of the European Community(More)
We designed our study to investigate the efficacy of a new therapeutic approach to late onset hypertension in patients after surgical repair of aortic coarctation. Several studies have shown a higher incidence of hypertension during daily activities, and during exercise, in patients after surgical correction of coarctation. To the best of our knowledge,(More)
The present article intends to provide an update of the article "Focus on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of hypertension in children and adolescents" published in 2013 (Spagnolo et al., Ital J Pediatr 39:20, 2013) in this journal. This revision is justified by the fact that during the last years there have been several new scientific contributions to(More)
The aim of the study was to assess exercise tolerance and blood pressure (BP) response to treadmill exercise in children after renal transplantation. Forty-five children were selected (29 males and 16 females) whose mean age was 14.3 ± 4.2 years. All children had Hb ≥ 10 g/dl and creatinine clearance ≥40 ml/min/1.73 m2. They were at least 6 months(More)