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CKD prevalence estimation is central to CKD management and prevention planning at the population level. This study estimated CKD prevalence in the European adult general population and investigated international variation in CKD prevalence by age, sex, and presence of diabetes, hypertension, and obesity. We collected data from 19 general-population studies(More)
This work is about the comparison between two studies performed in southern Italy: 'Montecorvino Rovella Project' (PMR, 1988-1989) and 'VIP Project' (Prevention in the Irno Valley, 1998-1999) to evaluate the trend of cholesterolaemia in an area of the Campania region. These two areas which are near the city of Salerno have similar social and economic(More)
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a common disorder whose prevalence is increasing worldwide. In Italy the prevalence of CKD, especially the early stages, is still not exactly known. Our study examines the prevalence and trends in ten years (1200 subjects in 1998-1999 and 1200 subjects in 2008-2009) of the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) in a(More)
BACKGROUND Many publications report the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the general population. Comparisons across studies are hampered as CKD prevalence estimations are influenced by study population characteristics and laboratory methods. METHODS For this systematic review, two researchers independently searched PubMed, MEDLINE and EMBASE(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to assess the association between the third component of the complement (C3) and other risk factors of coronary heart disease. METHODS AND RESULTS We evaluated 1200 individuals aged 25-74 years (600 men and 600 women). A strong relationship was shown between serum C3 and both body mass index (BMI, P<0.01) and fibrinogen(More)
RATIONALE In Italy the mortality data were obtained almost exclusively from the data RENCAM (Name Causes of Death Register), while there are few prospective surveys. In order to assess whether there are particular epidemiological conditions in the geographical area of Mercato S. Severino, in Southern Italy, we have studied, and reassessed at ten years(More)
BACKGROUND Epidemiologic studies have shown a correlation between white blood cell (WBC) count and risk of developing myocardial infarction. Aim of this study is to assess the association between WBC and the other risk factors of coronary heart disease in a southern Italian population. METHODS Baseline data for the 1091 subjects (522 males and 569(More)
BACKGROUND Several epidemiological studies have shown a relation between white blood cell (WBC) count in peripheral blood samples and other cardiovascular risk factors. Such associations have also been described in patients affected by dyslipidemia. On the other hand, no data are available in patients with systemic hypertension. AIM In a southern Italian(More)
OBJECTIVES The use of antiarrhythmic drugs after ablation is a controversial issue when evaluating the efficacy of atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation. This study compares in a prospective and randomized fashion the impact of an antiarrhythmic drug in preventing AF recurrence after AF ablation. METHODS From February 2004 to May 2005, 107 consecutive(More)
BACKGROUND Some antihypertensive therapies are limited by dose-dependent adverse effects (AEs). The angiotensin II receptor blocker valsartan has been shown to reduce blood pressure (BP) in a dose-related manner with minimal dose-limiting AEs. Amlodipine besylate is a potent dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker also with dose-related antihypertensive(More)