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The resting energy expenditure and the adaptation of the autonomic nervous system induced by sport activities in sedentary women and in female professional basketball players have been studied. Resting energy expenditure, body composition and the level of activity of the autonomic nervous system were measured before and after a period of six months. The(More)
The main purpose of our study was to verify the effect of a very-low-protein, low-phosphorus diet, supplemented with essential amino acids and keto analogues and with calcium carbonate, on circulating levels of intact parathyroid hormone (i-PTH) in severe chronic renal failure patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism, not treated with any vitamin D(More)
The Italian National Plan of Measles and Rubella Elimination 2010-2015 has deferred the objective to reduce congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) to <1 case per 100 000 live births to 2015 and has highlighted the need to reduce to <5% susceptibility to rubella among women in childbearing-age. In Puglia region, MMR vaccine coverage is 93% in newborns (cohort(More)
The prevalence of arterial hypertension (HT) was investigated in 258 patients (171 m, 87 f, 22-68 years) with a history of primary stone disease. HT was detected in 64 patients (24.8%), with no difference between males (25.7%) and females (23.0%). The prevalence of HT by age was very similar to that of a general population, especially in the calcium stone(More)
Sudden cardiac death, or cardiac arrest, is a major health problem, causing about 166,200 deaths each year among adults in the United States. It may be caused by almost all known heart diseases. Most cardiac arrests occur when the diseased heart begins to exhibit rapid and/or chaotic activity, such as ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation. Some are due to(More)
INTRODUCTION In the last years, the incidence of Candida infections in liver transplant recipients has increased with still higher morbidity and mortality. Anidulafungin, a new echinocandin that does not interfere with cytochrome p450, shows no need for dosage adjustment based upon renal or hepatic function or weight. AIM To analyze tolerance to and(More)
Pneumococcal disease epidemiology has changed after introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines. Seven-valent vaccine (PCV7) has been effective in reducing invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD). In Europe, PCV13 effectiveness was estimated at 78% (95% CI: -18-96%) for 2-priming doses. In Italy, PCV7 was introduced in 2006 in the childhood immunization(More)
This report provides an updated overview of recommended and mandatory vaccinations in the European Union (EU), Iceland and Norway, considering the differences in vaccine programme implementation between countries. In 2010, the Vaccine European New Integrated Collaboration Effort (VENICE) network, conducted a survey among the VENICE project gatekeepers to(More)