Umberto Barbero

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BACKGROUND Cardiovascular disease represents an important cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with a diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), due to a complex interplay between traditional risk factors and disregulation of autoimmunity but uncertainty is still present about the most important predictors of cardiovascular events. (More)
INTRODUCTION Accuracy of intracoronary imaging to discriminate functionally significant coronary stenosis according to vessel diameter remains to be defined. METHODS PubMed, Scopus, and Google Scholar were systematically searched for studies assessing diagnostic accuracy (area under the receiver operating characteristic curve [AUC], the primary end point)(More)
INTRODUCTION Duration of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) following acute coronary syndrome (ACS) hospitalization remains to be defined, both for patients treated medically and for those undergoing percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA). METHODS PubMed, Cochrane, and Google Scholar were systematically searched for studies including patients(More)
The optimal antiaggregant therapy after coronary stenting in patients receiving oral anticoagulants (OACs) is currently debated. MEDLINE and Cochrane Library were searched for studies reporting outcomes of patients who underwent PCI and who were on triple therapy (TT) or dual-antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) with aspirin and clopidogrel or dual therapy (DT) with(More)
OBJECTIVE Negative results of recent randomized clinical trials testing the hypothesis of target therapy for patients with high on-treatment platelet reactivity (HOPR) have questioned its independent impact on clinical outcomes. 26 studies with 28.178 patients were included, with a median age of 66.8 (64-68) and 22.7% (22.4-27.8), of female gender. After a(More)
AIMS The prevalence of plaque rupture at the culprit lesion identified by optical coherence tomography (OCT) in different clinical subset of patients undergoing coronary angiography and its clinical predictors remain to be defined. METHODS All studies including patients with OCT evaluation of the culprit coronary plaque were included. The prevalence of(More)
AIMS Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) perform similarly in terms of lowering mortality and myocardial infarction rates in patients with stable angina, except in subjects with high-risk lesions. PCI is burdened from higher rates of revascularization, but offers a reduction in stroke. To date, the impact of(More)
The efficacy and safety of different statins for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive patients in the primary prevention setting remain to be established. In the present meta-analysis, 18 studies with 736 HIV-positive patients receiving combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) and treated with statins in the primary prevention setting were included(More)
INTRODUCTION Asymptomatic patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection are at increased risk of vascular disease. Whether asymptomatic HIV patients have increased prevalence or structural differences in coronary artery plaques is not clear. METHODS Pubmed, Cochrane and Google Scholar were searched for articles evaluating asymptomatic HIV(More)
Background. A large number of clinical and laboratory markers have been appraised to predict prognosis in patients with stable angina, but uncertainty remains regarding which variables are the best predictors of prognosis. Therefore, we performed a meta-analysis of studies in patients with stable angina to assess which variables predict prognosis. Methods.(More)