Vincenzo Di Francesco

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Affiliation: University of Verona
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Delayed postprandial gastric emptying and impaired gallbladder contraction together with elevated cholecystokinin and peptide YY serum levels sustain satiety and inhibit hunger in healthy elderly persons
    Vincenzo Di Francesco
    Department of Biomedical and Surgical Sciences, University of Verona, Italy
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 60:1581-5. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint The anorexia of aging
    Vincenzo Di Francesco
    Department of Biomedical and Surgical Sciences, Geriatric Unit, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Dig Dis 25:129-37. 2007
  3. doi request reprint The quantity of meal fat influences the profile of postprandial hormones as well as hunger sensation in healthy elderly people
    Vincenzo Di Francesco
    Geriatric Unit, Department of Biomedical and Surgical Sciences, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 11:188-93. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint Weight loss and quality of life improvement in obese subjects treated with sibutramine: a double-blind randomized multicenter study
    V Di Francesco
    Department of Biomedical and Surgical Sciences, Clinica Geriatrica, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Ann Nutr Metab 51:75-81. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Unbalanced serum leptin and ghrelin dynamics prolong postprandial satiety and inhibit hunger in healthy elderly: another reason for the "anorexia of aging"
    Vincenzo Di Francesco
    Department of Biomedical and Surgical Sciences, Geriatric Unit, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Am J Clin Nutr 83:1149-52. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Effect of native somatostatin on Sphincter of Oddi motility in patients with acute recurrent pancreatitis. A pilot study with Ultrasound-Secretin test
    V Di Francesco
    Department of Biomedical and Surgical Sciences, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 38:268-71. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint High baseline values of fat mass, independently of appendicular skeletal mass, predict 2-year onset of disability in elderly subjects at the high end of the functional spectrum
    Elena Zoico
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Aging Clin Exp Res 19:154-9. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Interrelations between fat distribution, muscle lipid content, adipocytokines, and insulin resistance: effect of moderate weight loss in older women
    Gloria Mazzali
    Geriatric Medicine and the Radiology Institute, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Am J Clin Nutr 84:1193-9. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal body composition changes in old men and women: interrelationships with worsening disability
    Francesco Fantin
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Verona, Italy
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 62:1375-81. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Relationships between leisure-time physical activity, obesity and disability in elderly men
    Vincenzo Di Francesco
    Department of Biomedical and Surgical Sciences, Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Nutrition, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Aging Clin Exp Res 17:201-6. 2005

Detail Information

Publications28

  1. ncbi request reprint Delayed postprandial gastric emptying and impaired gallbladder contraction together with elevated cholecystokinin and peptide YY serum levels sustain satiety and inhibit hunger in healthy elderly persons
    Vincenzo Di Francesco
    Department of Biomedical and Surgical Sciences, University of Verona, Italy
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 60:1581-5. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate, in healthy elderly participant, postprandial gastric and cholecystic emptying in relation to serum CCK (cholecystokinin) and PYY (peptide YY), as well as satiety and hunger sensations...
  2. ncbi request reprint The anorexia of aging
    Vincenzo Di Francesco
    Department of Biomedical and Surgical Sciences, Geriatric Unit, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Dig Dis 25:129-37. 2007
    ..If nutritional strategies of intervention are to be improved, these data need to be taken into account...
  3. doi request reprint The quantity of meal fat influences the profile of postprandial hormones as well as hunger sensation in healthy elderly people
    Vincenzo Di Francesco
    Geriatric Unit, Department of Biomedical and Surgical Sciences, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 11:188-93. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate how different compositions of macronutrients affect satiety and hunger signals as well as subjective sensations after meals in healthy elderly subjects...
  4. ncbi request reprint Weight loss and quality of life improvement in obese subjects treated with sibutramine: a double-blind randomized multicenter study
    V Di Francesco
    Department of Biomedical and Surgical Sciences, Clinica Geriatrica, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Ann Nutr Metab 51:75-81. 2007
    ..Obesity affects cardiovascular risk and also quality of life (QoL). The aim of this study was to test weight loss and impact on QoL after sibutramine treatment in obese subjects...
  5. ncbi request reprint Unbalanced serum leptin and ghrelin dynamics prolong postprandial satiety and inhibit hunger in healthy elderly: another reason for the "anorexia of aging"
    Vincenzo Di Francesco
    Department of Biomedical and Surgical Sciences, Geriatric Unit, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Am J Clin Nutr 83:1149-52. 2006
    ..Leptin and ghrelin may alter the control of hunger and satiety and thus lead to anorexia...
  6. ncbi request reprint Effect of native somatostatin on Sphincter of Oddi motility in patients with acute recurrent pancreatitis. A pilot study with Ultrasound-Secretin test
    V Di Francesco
    Department of Biomedical and Surgical Sciences, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 38:268-71. 2006
    ..Sphincter of Oddi inhibition was demonstrated at manometry in patients in the acute phase of alcoholic pancreatitis. Other investigators showed marked somatostatin-induced impairment of bile flow by hepato-biliary scintigraphy...
  7. ncbi request reprint High baseline values of fat mass, independently of appendicular skeletal mass, predict 2-year onset of disability in elderly subjects at the high end of the functional spectrum
    Elena Zoico
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Aging Clin Exp Res 19:154-9. 2007
    ..To evaluate the relation between baseline body composition and 2- year onset of functional limitation in elderly subjects at the high end of the functional spectrum...
  8. ncbi request reprint Interrelations between fat distribution, muscle lipid content, adipocytokines, and insulin resistance: effect of moderate weight loss in older women
    Gloria Mazzali
    Geriatric Medicine and the Radiology Institute, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Am J Clin Nutr 84:1193-9. 2006
    ..Interrelations between fat distribution, muscle lipid infiltration, adipocytokines, insulin resistance, and moderate weight loss have not been investigated in obese older subjects...
  9. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal body composition changes in old men and women: interrelationships with worsening disability
    Francesco Fantin
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Verona, Italy
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 62:1375-81. 2007
    ..Few studies have evaluated prospectively age-related body composition changes and their relationships with worsening disability in the elderly population...
  10. ncbi request reprint Relationships between leisure-time physical activity, obesity and disability in elderly men
    Vincenzo Di Francesco
    Department of Biomedical and Surgical Sciences, Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Nutrition, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Aging Clin Exp Res 17:201-6. 2005
    ..However, this association needs to be confirmed in the elderly. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between leisure-time physical activity, obesity, preservation of muscle mass and disability in elderly men...
  11. ncbi request reprint Adipocytokines, fat distribution, and insulin resistance in elderly men and women
    Elena Zoico
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Verona, Piazzale Stefani 1, 37126, Italy
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 59:M935-9. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the relation between adiponectin and leptin, fat distribution, and insulin resistance in elderly men and women...
  12. doi request reprint Adipose tissue infiltration in skeletal muscle of healthy elderly men: relationships with body composition, insulin resistance, and inflammation at the systemic and tissue level
    Elena Zoico
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Verona, Ospedale Maggiore, Piazzale Stefani 1, 37126 Verona, Italy
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 65:295-9. 2010
    ..We hypothesized that subclinical inflammation of adipose tissue surrounding and infiltrating muscle could be related to the metabolic and functional abnormalities of the "aging muscle."..
  13. ncbi request reprint The effects of adiponectin on interleukin-6 and MCP-1 secretion in lipopolysaccharide-treated 3T3-L1 adipocytes: role of the NF-kappaB pathway
    Elena Zoico
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Surgical and Biomedical Sciences, University of Verona, I 37126 Verona, Italy
    Int J Mol Med 24:847-51. 2009
    ..This anti-inflammatory action may be mediated through inhibition of NF-kappaB activity as well as through increased PPARgamma expression...
  14. doi request reprint Quantification of intermuscular adipose tissue in the erector spinae muscle by MRI: agreement with histological evaluation
    Andrea Rossi
    Department of Biomedical and Surgical Sciences, Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:2379-84. 2010
    ..Our data show a good degree of concordance between IMAT assessment by MRI and histology and seems to show that agreement between the two methods could be improved by using a more restrictive threshold between muscle and fat...
  15. doi request reprint Sarcopenic obesity: a new category of obesity in the elderly
    Mauro Zamboni
    Geriatric Medicine, Cattedra di Geriatria, University of Verona, Ospedale Maggiore, Piazzale Stefani 1, 37126 Verona, Italy
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 18:388-95. 2008
    ..This review examines the main studies regarding sarcopenic obesity in the elderly...
  16. doi request reprint Predictors of ectopic fat accumulation in liver and pancreas in obese men and women
    Andrea P Rossi
    Department of Biomedical and Surgical Science, Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 19:1747-54. 2011
    ..Independent of overall adiposity, insulin resistance, adiponectin and fat intake, VAT, measured with MRI, is the main predictor of ectopic fat deposition in both liver and pancreas...
  17. doi request reprint Adiponectin gene expression and adipocyte diameter: a comparison between epicardial and subcutaneous adipose tissue in men
    Clara Bambace
    Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Cardiovasc Pathol 20:e153-6. 2011
    ..Interest has recently focused on epicardial fat, but little is known about epicardial adipocyte size and its relation with insulin resistance and adipokines...
  18. ncbi request reprint Relation between leptin and the metabolic syndrome in elderly women
    Mauro Zamboni
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Verona, Italy
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 59:396-400. 2004
    ..However, the association between leptin and metabolic syndrome independently of body fat and body fat distribution has not been evaluated in healthy elderly people...
  19. doi request reprint In vitro aging of 3T3-L1 mouse adipocytes leads to altered metabolism and response to inflammation
    Elena Zoico
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Verona, Ospedale Maggiore Piazzale Stefani 1, Verona, Italy
    Biogerontology 11:111-22. 2010
    ..These changes are paralleled by an increase in inflammatory cytokines; inflammation seems to mimic and amplify the effects of cellular aging on adipocytes...
  20. ncbi request reprint Body composition changes in stable-weight elderly subjects: the effect of sex
    Mauro Zamboni
    Chair of Geriatrics, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Aging Clin Exp Res 15:321-7. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate yearly age-related changes in body composition and fat distribution, over a two-year period, in 101 women and 60 men (age range: 68 to 78 years at baseline)...
  21. ncbi request reprint Obesity and gastro-esophageal acid reflux: physiopathological mechanisms and role of gastric bariatric surgery
    Vincenzo Di Francesco
    Department of Biomedical and Surgical Sciences, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Obes Surg 14:1095-102. 2004
    ..The aims of this study were to evaluate esophageal motility and gastro-esophageal acid circadian patterns in obese patients and to test the effects of vertical banded gastroplasty (VBG) on these parameters...
  22. doi request reprint A case of bronchiolitis obliterans organising pneumoniae (BOOP) after nine months post-operative irradiation for breast cancer
    Luisa Bissoli
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Verona, Ospedale Maggiore, P le Stefani 1, 37126 Verona, Italy
    Age Ageing 37:235. 2008
  23. ncbi request reprint Effects of gabexate mesilate, a protease inhibitor, on human sphincter of Oddi motility
    Vincenzo Di Francesco
    Department of Biomedical and Surgical Sciences, University of Verona, Italy
    Dig Dis Sci 47:741-5. 2002
    ..This action needs to be revaluated at therapeutic dosages. On the other hand, prophylactic use of the drug should be avoided during sphincter of Oddi manometry, in order to avoid false negative results...
  24. doi request reprint Abdominal obesity and subclinical vascular damage in the elderly
    Francesco Fantin
    Department of Biomedical and Surgical Sciences, Section of Geriatrics, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    J Hypertens 28:333-9. 2010
    ..The aim of the present study was to assess the relationships between metabolic syndrome, its components and arterial stiffness as well as evaluate the waist measurement that would accurately identify subclinical vascular damage...
  25. ncbi request reprint Weight loss improves the response of obese patients with moderate-to-severe chronic plaque psoriasis to low-dose cyclosporine therapy: a randomized, controlled, investigator-blinded clinical trial
    Paolo Gisondi
    Section of Dermatology and Venereology, Department of Biomedical and Surgical Science, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Am J Clin Nutr 88:1242-7. 2008
    ..Chronic plaque psoriasis is frequently associated with obesity. The effect of a hypoenergetic diet on psoriasis has not been investigated...
  26. ncbi request reprint Relation between vitamin D, physical performance, and disability in elderly persons
    Mauro Zamboni
    Cattedra di Geriatria, Universita di Verona, Verona, Italy
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 57:M7-11. 2002
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationships between vitamin D, functional status, and disability in a sample of elderly, community-dwelling subjects...
  27. doi request reprint The status of olfactory function and the striatal dopaminergic system in drug-induced parkinsonism
    Tommaso Bovi
    Dipartimento di Scienze Neurologiche e della Visione, Universita di Verona, Verona, Italy
    J Neurol 257:1882-9. 2010
    ..These preliminary results might have prognostic and therapeutic implications, as abnormalities in these individuals may be suggestive of an underlying PD-like neurodegenerative process...
  28. doi request reprint Effect of age on the dynamics of acylated ghrelin in fasting conditions and in response to a meal
    Vincenzo Di Francesco
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:1369-70. 2008