Valeria Cheli

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A cohort of 227 untreated essential hypertensive patients from north-western Italy was studied in order to evaluate the prevalence of micro- and macroalbuminuria and their relationship with other cardiovascular risk factors. Albuminuria was evaluated as the albumin to creatinine ratio (Alb/Cr) in three non-consecutive first morning samples. The prevalence(More)
The purpose of the present study was to characterize secondary failure (SF) to oral hypoglycaemic agents by assessment of threshold insulin-secretion values in relation to diabetes duration. One hundred and forty-seven nonobese diabetic patients, 35 to 80 years of age, with disease duration ranging from 1 to 36 years, were studied. Beta-cell function was(More)
OBJECTIVE The main purpose of this work was to study the possible differences in insulin secretion in a large group of type 2 diabetic patients in relation to diabetes duration, obesity, and the presence of secondary failure after treatment with oral hypoglycemic agents. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS There were 147 nonobese and 215 obese type 2 diabetic(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationships between blood lactate and plasma glucose, insulin (IRI) and C-peptide (IRCP) during the first hour of an oral glucose load (OGTT, 100 g). Twelve controls, sixteen non-insulin-dependent (NIDDM) and four insulin-dependent (IDDM) diabetic subjects were studied. A significant increase in blood lactate was(More)
Multiple Symmetric Lipomatosis (MSL) is a syndrome characterized by the occurrence of symmetric lipomas over various regions of the body. No clear etiology has been recognized while a frequent association with systemic metabolic abnormalities has been described. The metabolic situation of a subject affected by MSL was assessed before and after surgical(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the metabolic effects of a new synthetic ACTH analogue (ACTH 1-17) in insulin-dependent diabetic subjects. ACTH 1-17 (100 micrograms, intramuscular injection) was administered at 07(00)-07(30) every second day for 20 days. Changes in insulin dosage were carried out to maintain the same metabolic control during the(More)
The secondary drug failure is a well known phenomenon in the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus, but an exact definition of this situation is still lacking. The aim of this research was to evaluate the beta-cell reserve in non obese diabetic patients in relation to the metabolic control and the duration of disease. The main aim was to identify values(More)