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  • V Capecchi
  • 1984
The prints of Laetoli are of considerable interest with respect to the evolutionary development of the foot and of the human mode of progression. The placing of the prints, with one foot behind the other and the absence of an angle of gait may be due to the condition of parallelism of the guides of the astralagus, an archaic characteristic, which, however,(More)
Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is a widespread necrotizing vasculitis affecting small vessels characterized by nonthrombocytopenic purpura. Pulmonary involvement is a rare fatal complication with diffuse alveolar haemorrhage. The objective of this study was to evaluate possible early lung function abnormalities and to establish any relationship with the(More)
We have evaluated the effects of short-term nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP) therapy on systemic blood pressure and heart rate in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome. Twenty five consecutive patients were examined during baseline conditions (No-CPAP) and during one night of nCPAP treatment (CPAP). The mean value and the(More)
The aim of this study is to identify the most effective thermal predictor of heat-related very-elderly mortality in two cities located in different geographical contexts of central Italy. We tested the hypothesis that use of the state-of-the-art rational thermal indices, the Universal Thermal Climate Index (UTCI), might provide an improvement in predicting(More)
The authors have compared the activity of Terbutaline with that of Salbutamol in 14 subjects with partially reversible airways obstruction. In this within patients trial FEV1 resulted significantly increased with both compounds and was still significant 240 minutes after Terbutaline. After Terbutaline there was in addition a better situation in regard to(More)
54 cases of acute pulmonary embolism were followed for 3 to 4 years by serial chest radiography (plain film and tomography) to survey the radiographic outcome of complete and incomplete pulmonary infarcts in man. A perfusion lung scan (99Tcm-MAA), arterial blood gas analysis and spirometric data were recorded at similar time intervals to chest films in 30(More)