F Galetta

Summary

Affiliation: University of Pisa
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint QT dispersion in elderly athletes with left ventricular hypertrophy
    F Galetta
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Int J Sports Med 24:233-7. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Left ventricular diastolic function and carotid artery wall in elderly athletes and sedentary controls
    Fabio Galetta
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa School of Medicine, Via Roma, 67, 56126 Pisa, Italy
    Biomed Pharmacother 58:437-42. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Effect of nebivolol on QT dispersion in hypertensive patients with left ventricular hypertrophy
    F Galetta
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa School of Medicine, Via Roma 67 56126 Pisa, Italy
    Biomed Pharmacother 59:15-9. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Early detection of cardiac dysfunction in patients with anorexia nervosa by tissue Doppler imaging
    Fabio Galetta
    Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pisa, Via Roma 67, Pisa 56100, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 101:33-7. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Subclinical cardiac involvement in patients with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy
    Fabio Galetta
    Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pisa, Via Roma 67, 56126 Pisa, Italy
    Neuromuscul Disord 15:403-8. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Left ventricular function and calcium phosphate plasma levels in uraemic patients
    F Galetta
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    J Intern Med 258:378-84. 2005
  7. doi request reprint Cardiac remodeling in patients with primary aldosteronism
    F Galetta
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, 56100 Pisa, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 32:739-45. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Effect of epirubicin-based chemotherapy and dexrazoxane supplementation on QT dispersion in non-Hodgkin lymphoma patients
    Fabio Galetta
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa School of Medicine, Via Roma, 67, Italy
    Biomed Pharmacother 59:541-4. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Lifelong physical training prevents the age-related impairment of heart rate variability and exercise capacity in elderly people
    F Galetta
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    J Sports Med Phys Fitness 45:217-21. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Acute effects of hemodialysis on left ventricular function evaluated by tissue Doppler imaging
    Fabio Galetta
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa School of Medicine, Via Roma, 67, 56126 Pisa, Italy
    Biomed Pharmacother 60:66-70. 2006

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Publications74

  1. ncbi request reprint QT dispersion in elderly athletes with left ventricular hypertrophy
    F Galetta
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Int J Sports Med 24:233-7. 2003
    ..This could provide a simple and inexpensive screening method for differentiating physiologic from pathologic myocardial hypertrophy in elderly subjects...
  2. ncbi request reprint Left ventricular diastolic function and carotid artery wall in elderly athletes and sedentary controls
    Fabio Galetta
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa School of Medicine, Via Roma, 67, 56126 Pisa, Italy
    Biomed Pharmacother 58:437-42. 2004
    ..It would appear that pulsed TDI and IBS analysis may play an important role in detecting training-induced LV and carotid artery structural and functional modifications...
  3. ncbi request reprint Effect of nebivolol on QT dispersion in hypertensive patients with left ventricular hypertrophy
    F Galetta
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa School of Medicine, Via Roma 67 56126 Pisa, Italy
    Biomed Pharmacother 59:15-9. 2005
    ..This effect, occurred without any change in LVM, did not seem to be related to the blood pressure lowering and could contribute to reduce arrhythmias as well as sudden cardiac death in at-risk hypertensive patients...
  4. ncbi request reprint Early detection of cardiac dysfunction in patients with anorexia nervosa by tissue Doppler imaging
    Fabio Galetta
    Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pisa, Via Roma 67, Pisa 56100, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 101:33-7. 2005
    ..Cardiac damage is a major complication of chronic starvation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the changes of left ventricular function in patients with anorexia nervosa by means of pulsed tissue Doppler imaging...
  5. ncbi request reprint Subclinical cardiac involvement in patients with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy
    Fabio Galetta
    Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pisa, Via Roma 67, 56126 Pisa, Italy
    Neuromuscul Disord 15:403-8. 2005
    ..Moreover, septal CV-IBS was inversely related to the Kpnl-BinI4q fragment size. These results suggest a subclinical cardiac involvement in FSHD1A patients, which can represent a substrate for ventricular arrhythmias and heart failure...
  6. ncbi request reprint Left ventricular function and calcium phosphate plasma levels in uraemic patients
    F Galetta
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    J Intern Med 258:378-84. 2005
    ..The aim of the present study was to assess left ventricular function and its relationship to phosphate and calcium plasma levels in stable uraemic patients on haemodialysis treatment...
  7. doi request reprint Cardiac remodeling in patients with primary aldosteronism
    F Galetta
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, 56100 Pisa, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 32:739-45. 2009
    ..To evaluate the morpho-functional changes of the myocardium in patients with primary aldosteronism (PA)...
  8. ncbi request reprint Effect of epirubicin-based chemotherapy and dexrazoxane supplementation on QT dispersion in non-Hodgkin lymphoma patients
    Fabio Galetta
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa School of Medicine, Via Roma, 67, Italy
    Biomed Pharmacother 59:541-4. 2005
    ..Prolongation of QT dispersion may not only represent a sensitive tool in identifying the first sign of anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity, but it may serve also in identifying patients who are at risk of arrhythmic events...
  9. ncbi request reprint Lifelong physical training prevents the age-related impairment of heart rate variability and exercise capacity in elderly people
    F Galetta
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    J Sports Med Phys Fitness 45:217-21. 2005
    ..Aim of this study was to evaluate in a group of elite master athletes the effect of a lifelong history of endurance running on HRV and exercise working capacity...
  10. ncbi request reprint Acute effects of hemodialysis on left ventricular function evaluated by tissue Doppler imaging
    Fabio Galetta
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa School of Medicine, Via Roma, 67, 56126 Pisa, Italy
    Biomed Pharmacother 60:66-70. 2006
    ..These findings suggest that low ultrafiltration volume and/or limited interdialytic weight gain are cardioprotective measures in hemodialysis patients...
  11. ncbi request reprint Heart rate variability and QT dispersion in patients with subclinical hypothyroidism
    F Galetta
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Via Roma, 67, Pisa, Italy
    Biomed Pharmacother 60:425-30. 2006
    ..The aim of the present study was to evaluate the dispersion of QT interval, i.e. an index of inhomogeneity of repolarization, and heart rate variability (HRV), i.e. a measure of cardiac autonomic modulation, in SH patients...
  12. doi request reprint Effect of telmisartan on QT interval variability and autonomic control in hypertensive patients with left ventricular hypertrophy
    Fabio Galetta
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Via Roma, 67, 56126 Pisa, Italy
    Biomed Pharmacother 64:516-20. 2010
    ..The aim of the study was to examine the effect of the antihypertensive AT1 receptors antagonist telmisartan on cardiovascular autonomic function and QT dispersion in hypertensive patients with LVH...
  13. ncbi request reprint Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring and endothelium-dependent vasodilation in the elderly athletes
    F Galetta
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Via Roma 67, Pisa, Italy
    Biomed Pharmacother 60:443-7. 2006
    ..Aim of the present study was to evaluate in elderly athletes the effect of regular aerobic exercise on arterial blood pressure (BP) and on endothelium-dependent flow-mediated dilation (FMD) of the brachial artery...
  14. ncbi request reprint Preclinical cardiac involvement in phaeochromocytoma: a study with integrated backscatter
    Fabio Galetta
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 68:756-61. 2008
    ..Our aim was to study the myocardial wall texture by integrated backscatter (IBS) analysis in patients with phaeochromocytoma (PHEO)...
  15. ncbi request reprint Responses to Tilt test in young and elderly patients with syncope of unknown origin
    Fabio Galetta
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Via Roma 67, 56126, Pisa, Italy
    Biomed Pharmacother 58:443-6. 2004
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  16. ncbi request reprint Endothelial function in young subjects with vaso-vagal syncope
    F Galetta
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Via Roma 67, Pisa, Italy
    Biomed Pharmacother 60:448-52. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to determine whether endothelial function and inappropriate peripheral vasomotion have a significant role in the pathogenesis of neurally mediated syncope...
  17. ncbi request reprint Endothelium-dependent vasodilation and carotid artery wall remodeling in athletes and sedentary subjects
    Fabio Galetta
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa School of Medicine, Via Roma, 67, 56126, Pisa, Italy
    Atherosclerosis 186:184-92. 2006
    ..56, p<0.0001). In conclusion, regular physical training can attenuate the age-related impairment of endothelium-dependent vasodilation, which is related to an attenuation of the age-induced remodeling of the carotid wall...
  18. ncbi request reprint Effect of L-thyroxine treatment on left ventricular function in subclinical hypothyroidism
    F Franzoni
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Via Roma 67, Pisa, Italy
    Biomed Pharmacother 60:431-6. 2006
    ..L-T4 replacement therapy should be advised for these patients with the aim to correct preclinical cardiac dysfunction and prevent the development of clinically significant myocardial dysfunction...
  19. doi request reprint Changes in autonomic regulation and ventricular repolarization induced by subclinical hyperthyroidism
    F Galetta
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Biomed Pharmacother 64:546-9. 2010
    ..The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of subclinical hyperthyroidism (SHT) on cardiovascular autonomic function and ventricular repolarization...
  20. ncbi request reprint Physical activity prevents age-related impairment in nitric oxide availability in elderly athletes
    S Taddei
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Circulation 101:2896-901. 2000
    ..Since exercise can improve endothelium-dependent vasodilation, in the present study we tested whether long-term physical activity could prevent aging-related endothelial dysfunction...
  21. ncbi request reprint Absent post-ischemic increase of blood flowmotion in the cutaneous microcirculation of healthy chronic cigarette smokers
    M Rossi
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Italy
    Clin Hemorheol Microcirc 36:163-71. 2007
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  22. doi request reprint Study of skin vasomotion during phollicular and luteal phase in young healthy women
    M Rossi
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Clin Hemorheol Microcirc 42:107-15. 2009
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  23. ncbi request reprint Post-ischaemic peak flow and myogenic flowmotion component are independent variables for skin post-ischaemic reactive hyperaemia in healthy subjects
    M Rossi
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Via Roma 67, 56100 Pisa, Italy
    Microvasc Res 74:9-14. 2007
    ..These findings suggest that not only increased shear stress but also post-ischaemic amplification of myogenic SBF component independently contributes to the more prolonged phase of post-ischaemic skin re-perfusion in healthy subjects...
  24. ncbi request reprint Ultrasonic tissue characterization of the myocardium in anorexia nervosa
    F Franzoni
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Acta Paediatr 92:297-300. 2003
    ..To determine the systodiastolic variations in the integrated backscatter (IBS) signal of the myocardium in patients with anorexia nervosa...
  25. ncbi request reprint Antihypertensive effect of oral potassium aspartate supplementation in mild to moderate arterial hypertension
    F Franzoni
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa School of Medicine, Via Roma 67, 56126 Pisa, Italy
    Biomed Pharmacother 59:25-9. 2005
    ..Previous studies showed that potassium chloride (48-120 mmol/day) supplementation reduced arterial blood pressure (BP) in hypertensive patients...
  26. ncbi request reprint Ultrasonic backscatter of the carotid wall in young and older athletes
    F Franzoni
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    J Intern Med 255:52-8. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of habitual exercise on the age-related changes of carotid wall composition defining its acoustic reflectivity by the quantitative approach of integrated backscatter (IBS) analysis...
  27. ncbi request reprint Changes in heart rate variability in chronic uremic patients during ultrafiltration and hemodialysis
    F Galetta
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Italy
    Blood Purif 19:395-400. 2001
    ..The analysis of heart rate variability (HRV) is a useful tool to evaluate cardiac autonomic modulation, which is frequently impaired in chronic uremia...
  28. doi request reprint CXCL10 and CCL2 serum levels in patients with mixed cryoglobulinaemia and hepatitis C
    A Antonelli
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa School of Medicine, Pisa, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 41:42-8. 2009
    ..No study evaluates serum levels of CXCL10 and CCL2 chemokines in patients with hepatitis C associated mixed cryoglobulinaemia...
  29. ncbi request reprint Injury survey in competitive sub-elite rhythmic gymnasts: results from a prospective controlled study
    A Cupisti
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    J Sports Med Phys Fitness 47:203-7. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the frequency, anatomical site and types of injury incurred in rhythmic gymnastics...
  30. ncbi request reprint Skin microcirculatory effect of exogenous calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) evaluated by laser Doppler flowmetry coupled with iontophoresis in healthy subjects
    M Rossi
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Italy
    Microvasc Res 73:124-30. 2007
    ....
  31. doi request reprint Skin vasomotion investigation: a useful tool for clinical evaluation of microvascular endothelial function?
    M Rossi
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, School of Medicine, Pisa, Italy
    Biomed Pharmacother 62:541-5. 2008
    ..Further studies are needed to evaluate whether the investigation of skin endothelial-dependent vasomotion can predict clinical and therapeutic outcomes of patients with vascular diseases...
  32. ncbi request reprint Low back pain in competitive rhythmic gymnasts
    A Cupisti
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    J Sports Med Phys Fitness 44:49-53. 2004
    ..On the other hand, this sport requires features of leanness, muscular strength and flexibility that should represent protective factors for back pain...
  33. ncbi request reprint The investigation of skin blood flowmotion: a new approach to study the microcirculatory impairment in vascular diseases?
    M Rossi
    Department of Internal Medicine, Department of Reproduction and Ageing, University of Pisa, Via Roma, 67, Pisa, Italy
    Biomed Pharmacother 60:437-42. 2006
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint Effect of oral potassium supplementation on QT dispersion in anorexia nervosa
    F Franzoni
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Italy
    Acta Paediatr 91:653-6. 2002
    ..21 +/- 0.16 vs 3.91 +/- 0.32 mmol 1(-1), p < 0.05) and a significant reduction in the QT interval dispersion (QT dispersion = 44.2 +/- 8.1 vs 63.2 +/- 9.1 ms, QTc dispersion = 41.3 +/- 9.7 vs 57.4 +/- 9 ms, p < 0.001)...
  35. ncbi request reprint Effects of age and physical fitness on microcirculatory function
    Ferdinando Franzoni
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa School of Medicine, Via Roma 67, Pisa 56100, Italy
    Clin Sci (Lond) 106:329-35. 2004
    ..46, P<0.001). Stimulated SBFs were correlated with NOx (r>0.30, P<0.05). These findings show that chronic exercise may improve endothelial function in older (and young) men, probably by increasing NO availability...
  36. ncbi request reprint Heart rate variability and left ventricular diastolic function in anorexia nervosa
    Fabio Galetta
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa School of Medicien, Via Roma 67, 56126, Pisa, Italy
    J Adolesc Health 32:416-21. 2003
    ..To investigate the cardiac effects of starvation in a group of adolescents with anorexia nervosa (AN)...
  37. ncbi request reprint Skeletal muscle and nutritional assessment in chronic renal failure patients on a protein-restricted diet
    A Cupisti
    Department of Internal Medicine, Nephrology Unit, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    J Intern Med 255:115-24. 2004
    ..The close relationship between protein-energy malnutrition and quality of life, morbidity and mortality, makes mandatory a careful evaluation of the nutritional status and muscle mass in chronic renal failure (CRF) patients...
  38. ncbi request reprint Effective blood pressure treatment improves LDL-cholesterol susceptibility to oxidation in patients with essential hypertension
    A Quinones-Galvan
    CNR Institute of Clinical Physiology and Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Italy
    J Intern Med 250:322-6. 2001
    ..We tested whether blood pressure (BP) normalization can reverse this abnormality...
  39. ncbi request reprint Skin blood flowmotion and microvascular reactivity investigation in hypercholesterolemic patients without clinically manifest arterial diseases
    M Rossi
    Dipartimento di Medicina Interna, Universita degli Studi di Pisa, Pisa, Italia
    Physiol Res 58:39-47. 2009
    ..01-0.02 Hz SBF subinterval in HP suggests a skin endothelial dysfunction in these patients. This SBF abnormality showed a tendency to improve after rosuvastatin therapy in eleven treated patients...
  40. doi request reprint High values of CXCL10 serum levels in patients with hepatitis C associated mixed cryoglobulinemia in presence or absence of autoimmune thyroiditis
    Alessandro Antonelli
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa School of Medicine, Via Roma, 67, I 56100 Pisa, Italy
    Cytokine 42:137-43. 2008
    ..0001). In conclusion, our study is the first to demonstrate high serum levels of CXCL10 in MC and that CXCL10 in MC+AT patients are significantly higher compared to MC patients...
  41. doi request reprint Arterial stiffness, intima-media thickness and carotid artery fibrosis in patients with primary aldosteronism
    Giampaolo Bernini
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    J Hypertens 26:2399-405. 2008
    ..To evaluate vascular wall structure and conduit artery stiffness in patients with primary aldosteronism...
  42. doi request reprint In vitro and in vivo study on the antioxidant activity of dexrazoxane
    Fabio Galetta
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Via Roma, 67, 56126 Pisa, Italy
    Biomed Pharmacother 64:259-63. 2010
    ..Aim of the present study was to assess the in vitro and in vivo antioxidant effects of dexrazoxane...
  43. ncbi request reprint Th1 and Th2 chemokine serum levels in systemic sclerosis in the presence or absence of autoimmune thyroiditis
    Alessandro Antonelli
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa School of Medicine, Pisa, Italy
    J Rheumatol 35:1809-11. 2008
    ..We evaluated contemporarily serum alpha and beta chemokines in patients with newly diagnosed systemic sclerosis (SSc) in the presence or absence of autoimmune thyroiditis (AT)...
  44. ncbi request reprint Carotid integrated backscatter analysis in patients with subclinical hypothyroidism
    Ferdinando Franzoni
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa School of Medicine, Via Roma 67, 56126 Pisa, Italy
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 68:278-83. 2008
    ....
  45. doi request reprint High circulating levels of N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide and interleukin 6 in patients with mixed cryoglobulinemia
    Alessandro Antonelli
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa School of Medicine, Pisa, Italy
    J Med Virol 82:297-303. 2010
    ..07). The study revealed high levels of circulating NTproBNP and IL-6 in patients with mixed cryoglobulinemia and chronic HCV infection. The increase in NTproBNP could indicate the presence of a subclinical cardiac dysfunction...
  46. ncbi request reprint Blunted post-ischemic increase of the endothelial skin blood flowmotion component as early sign of endothelial dysfunction in chronic kidney disease patients
    Marco Rossi
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Italy
    Microvasc Res 75:315-22. 2008
    ..Arterial hypertension seems to be the main factor related to this SBF abnormality, together with the hormonal CKD related abnormalities...
  47. doi request reprint Normalization of catecholamine production following resection of phaeochromocytoma positively influences carotid vascular remodelling
    Giampaolo Bernini
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Via Roma 67, 56126 Pisa, Italy
    Eur J Endocrinol 159:137-43. 2008
    ..Intima-media thickness (IMT) by two-dimensional conventional ultrasonography and corrected ultrasonic integrated backscatter signal (C-IBS) analysis of carotid arteries were investigated in basal conditions and after mass removal...
  48. pmc High circulating N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide and tumor necrosis factor-alpha in mixed cryoglobulinemia
    Alessandro Antonelli
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, School of Medicine, Pisa, 56100 Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 15:5074-9. 2009
    ..To evaluate serum levels of N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NTproBNP) and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) in a large series of patients with hepatitis C associated with mixed cryoglobulinemia (MC+HCV)...
  49. doi request reprint High values of CXCL10 serum levels in mixed cryoglobulinemia associated with hepatitis C infection
    Alessandro Antonelli
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa School of Medicine, Pisa, Italy
    Am J Gastroenterol 103:2488-94. 2008
    ....
  50. ncbi request reprint Nutritional status and dietary manipulation in predialysis chronic renal failure patients
    Adamasco Cupisti
    Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Nephrology, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    J Ren Nutr 14:127-33. 2004
    ..The goal of this study is to evaluate nutritional status and its relation to the dietary treatment in patients with advanced CRF...
  51. ncbi request reprint Relevance of plasma D-dimer measurement in patients with acute peripheral vertigo
    Bruno Fattori
    Department of Neurosciences, ENT Unit, University of Pisa, Italy
    J Laryngol Otol 117:467-72. 2003
    ..e.: <300 ng/mL), compared to four of those with Ménière's disease (16 per cent). Our results lead us to postulate an involvement of the haemostatic system in APV...
  52. ncbi request reprint An in vitro study of the peroxyl and hydroxyl radical scavenging capacity of the calcium antagonist amlodipine
    Ferdinando Franzoni
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Via Roma, 67, 56100 Pisa, Italy
    Biomed Pharmacother 58:423-6. 2004
    ..Amlodipine has intrinsic antioxidant activity with both anti-hydroxyl and anti-peroxyl radicals activity...
  53. ncbi request reprint Plasma antioxidant activity and cutaneous microvascular endothelial function in athletes and sedentary controls
    Ferdinando Franzoni
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa School of Medicine, Via Roma, 67, 56100 Pisa, Italy
    Biomed Pharmacother 58:432-6. 2004
    ..r = 0.41, P <0.01). In conclusion, these results suggest that regular physical activity is associated with a better microvascular endothelial function in older athletes probably due to increased antioxidant defenses...
  54. ncbi request reprint Physical activity, plasma antioxidant capacity, and endothelium-dependent vasodilation in young and older men
    Ferdinando Franzoni
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Am J Hypertens 18:510-6. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between long-term physical activity, plasma antioxidant status, and conduit artery endothelial function in young and older healthy men...
  55. ncbi request reprint In vivo and in vitro effects of simvastatin on inflammatory markers in pre-dialysis patients
    Vincenzo Panichi
    Department of Internal Medicine, Postgraduate School of Nephrology, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 21:337-44. 2006
    ..We here investigate the in vivo and in vitro effects of simvastatin on cytokine production in pre-dialysis chronic renal failure patients...
  56. ncbi request reprint Carotid vascular remodeling in patients with pheochromocytoma
    Giampaolo Bernini
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Via Roma 67, 56100 Pisa, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 91:1754-60. 2006
    ..The influence of catecholamines on vascular remodeling in humans was investigated...
  57. ncbi request reprint Spectral analysis of laser Doppler skin blood flow oscillations in human essential arterial hypertension
    Marco Rossi
    University of Pisa
    Microvasc Res 72:34-41. 2006
    ..The same findings also suggest that the impairment of the endothelial mechanism involved in SBF control occurs by the time in the course of EHT...
  58. ncbi request reprint Identification of a cytochrome P450 2C9-derived endothelium-derived hyperpolarizing factor in essential hypertensive patients
    Stefano Taddei
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 48:508-15. 2006
    ....
  59. ncbi request reprint Abnormal ventricular repolarization in hypertensive patients: role of sympatho-vagal imbalance and left ventricular hypertrophy
    Claudio Passino
    Institute of Clinical Physiology, National Research Council, Via Moruzzi 1, 56124 Pisa, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 97:57-62. 2004
    ..To investigate the influence of autonomic imbalance and LVH on QT interval in hypertensive patients, we compared two different models of LVH: hypertension and endurance physical training...
  60. ncbi request reprint CXCL10 (alpha) and CCL2 (beta) chemokines in systemic sclerosis--a longitudinal study
    A Antonelli
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa School of Medicine, Via Roma, 67, I 56100, Pisa, Italy
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 47:45-9. 2008
    ..To measure serum levels of CXCL10 and CCL2 chemokines in patients with SSc, and relate the findings to clinical phenotype and disease progression...
  61. ncbi request reprint An in vitro study on the free radical scavenging capacity of ergothioneine: comparison with reduced glutathione, uric acid and trolox
    F Franzoni
    Dipartimento di Medicina Interna, Universita di Pisa, 67, Pisa, Italia
    Biomed Pharmacother 60:453-7. 2006
    ..The aim of this in vitro study was to assess the antioxidant activity of the natural product ergothioneine (EGT), a compound of plant origin, which is assimilated and conserved by mammals in erythrocytes, kidney, seminal fluid and liver...
  62. ncbi request reprint Profiling the diet and body composition of subelite adolescent rhythmic gymnasts
    Ester Morelli
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa Via Roma, 67 56126 Pisa, Italy
    Pediatr Exerc Sci 19:215-27. 2007
    ..Gymnasts had better dietary habits than the age-matched controls. Low levels of calcium, phosphorous, iron, and zinc and a disparity between reported energy intake and estimated energy requirement were observed in both groups...
  63. ncbi request reprint QT interval dispersion in young women with anorexia nervosa
    Fabio Galetta
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, San Miniato ASL, Italy
    J Pediatr 140:456-60. 2002
    ..To evaluate the degree of QT dispersion in a group of young women in the starvation phase of anorexia nervosa (AN) and its relation to left ventricular (LV) mass...
  64. ncbi request reprint A comparative study of the in vitro antioxidant activity of statins
    Ferdinando Franzoni
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa School of Medicine, Via Roma, 67, 56100 Pisa, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 90:317-21. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the total antioxidant activity of the most prescribed statins: fluvastatin, atorvastatin, pravastatin and simvastatin...
  65. ncbi request reprint Left ventricular diastolic function assessed using tissue Doppler imaging in elderly athletes
    Fabio Galetta
    Int J Cardiol 94:339-40. 2004
  66. doi request reprint Oxidative stress biomarkers in mitochondrial myopathies, basally and after cysteine donor supplementation
    Michelangelo Mancuso
    Department of Neuroscience, Neurological Clinic, University of Pisa, Via Roma 67, 56126 Pisa, Italy
    J Neurol 257:774-81. 2010
    ..Oxidative stress biomarkers may be useful to detect redox imbalance in mitochondrial diseases and to provide non-invasive tools to monitor disease status...
  67. doi request reprint Role of matrix metalloproteinases and their tissue inhibitors as potential biomarkers of left ventricular remodelling in the athlete's heart
    Annamaria Vianello
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Clin Sci (Lond) 117:157-64. 2009
    ..In addition, the inverse correlation of the MMP-2/TIMP-2 system with echocardiographic signs of myocardial hypertrophy could represent a new diagnostic and prognostic indicator useful in the evaluation of cardiovascular risk in athletes...
  68. ncbi request reprint Heart rate variability and ventricular late potentials in beta-thalassemia major
    Ferdinando Franzoni
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Italy
    Haematologica 89:233-4. 2004
  69. ncbi request reprint Epicardial coronary artery size in hypertensive and physiologic left ventricular hypertrophy
    Michaela Kozakova
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa School of Medicine, Pisa, Italy
    Am J Hypertens 20:279-84. 2007
    ....
  70. doi request reprint Changes in heart rate variability and QT dispersion in patients with overt hypothyroidism
    Fabio Galetta
    Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pisa, Via Roma, 67, I 56100 Pisa, Italy
    Eur J Endocrinol 158:85-90. 2008
    ..The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of clinical hypothyroidism on cardiovascular autonomic function and ventricular repolarization...
  71. doi request reprint Thyroid hormones and the cardiovascular system: pathophysiology and interventions
    G Cini
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Biomed Pharmacother 63:742-53. 2009
    ..In addition, empiric treatment with thyroid hormone analogues or T3 represent emergent and highly controversial interventions...
  72. ncbi request reprint New way to express ambulatory blood pressure variability
    Fernando A Prattichizzo
    Hypertension 40:e7; author reply e7. 2002
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    Fernando Antonio Prattichizzo
    Am J Hypertens 15:662; author reply 662. 2002
  74. ncbi request reprint Influence of gender on circulating cardiac natriuretic hormones in patients with heart failure
    Michele Emdin
    Department of Cardiovascular Endocrinology, CNR Institute of Clinical Physiology, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Clin Chem Lab Med 41:686-92. 2003
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