Affiliation: University of Rome La Sapienza
- Recommendations on the use of exercise testing in clinical practiceP Palange
Servizio di Fisiopatologia Respiratoria, Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica, University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
Eur Respir J 29:185-209. 2007..intolerance be sought?"; 2) "Which particular form of test should be asked for?"; and 3) "What cluster of variables should be selected when evaluating prognosis for a particular disease or the effect of a particular intervention?"..
- INDACO project: a pilot study on incidence of comorbidities in COPD patients referred to pneumology unitsGiorgio Fumagalli
Pulmonary Department of San Filippo Neri General Hospital, Rome, Italy
Multidiscip Respir Med 8:28. 2013....
- Circulating haemopoietic and endothelial progenitor cells are decreased in COPDP Palange
Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica, University La Sapienza, Viale Università 37, Rome, 00185 Italy
Eur Respir J 27:529-41. 2006..In conclusion, circulating CD34+ cells and endothelial progenitors were decreased in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients and could be correlated with disease severity...
- Effect of heliox on lung dynamic hyperinflation, dyspnea, and exercise endurance capacity in COPD patientsPaolo Palange
Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica, Servizio di Fisiopatologia Respiratoria, Universita La Sapienza, v le Universita 37, 00185 Rome, Italy
J Appl Physiol 97:1637-42. 2004..71; P < 0.01). In chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heliox breathing improves high-intensity exercise endurance capacity by increasing maximal ventilatory capacity and by reducing lung DH and Dys...
- Management of COPD: surgical optionsP Palange
Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica, University La Sapienza, v le Universita 37, I 00185 Rome, Italy
Respiration 68:335-42. 2001..The aim of this brief review is to summarize the available knowledge on the effects of LVRS, the criteria for patient selection, short- versus long-term effects and, finally, to propose future directions in this field...
- Effect of reduced body weight on muscle aerobic capacity in patients with COPDP Palange
Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
Chest 114:12-8. 1998..In COPD, the effect of reduced body mass on muscle aerobic capacity has not been investigated (to our knowledge)...
- Cardiopulmonary exercise testing in the functional and prognostic evaluation of patients with pulmonary diseasesA M Ferrazza
Department of Clinical Medicine, Pulmonary Lung Function Unit, Sapienza University of Rome, Viale Università 37, Rome, Italy
Respiration 77:3-17. 2009..Moreover, useful information on the effects of therapeutic interventions may be obtained by CPET by studying the changes in endurance capacity during high-intensity constant work rate protocols...
- Ventilatory and metabolic adaptations to walking and cycling in patients with COPDP Palange
Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica, University of Rome La Sapienza, 00185 Rome, Italy
J Appl Physiol 88:1715-20. 2000..In COPD, reduced walking capacity is associated with an excessively high ventilatory demand. Decreased pulmonary gas exchange efficiency and arterial hypoxemia are likely to be responsible for the observed findings...
- Clinical use of Heliox in asthma and COPDG Valli
Dipartimento Medicina Clinica, Universita La Sapienza, Roma, Italy
Monaldi Arch Chest Dis 67:159-64. 2007..Despite the encouraging results, Heliox use in routine practice remains controversial because of technical implications and high costs...
- Exercise intolerance at high altitude (5050 m): critical power and W'G Valli
Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Rome La Sapienza, Viale dell Universita, 37 00185 Rome, Italy
Respir Physiol Neurobiol 177:333-41. 2011..8±1.3; WR(2): 8.8±0.8 vs. 5.3±1.2; WR(3): 9.3±1.0 vs. 5.3±1.5). The CP reduction is consistent with a reduced O(2) availability; that of W' with reduced muscle-venous O(2) storage, exacerbated by ventilatory limitation and dyspnea...
- Water and sodium imbalance in COPD patientsG Valli
Servizio di Fisiopatologia Respiratoria Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica, University of Rome La Sapienza V le dell Università 37, 00185 Rome, Italy
Monaldi Arch Chest Dis 61:112-6. 2004..The aim of this brief review is to highlight the current knowledge on renal/hormonal abnormalities in COPD and their therapeutic implications...
- Pathophysiological adaptations to walking and cycling in primary pulmonary hypertensionG Valli
Department of Clinical Medicine, Universita La Sapienza, v le Universita 37, 00185, Rome, Italy
Eur J Appl Physiol 102:417-24. 2008..Tolerance to W exercise is limited by high ventilatory response and dyspnea sensation. W should be used to assess the degree of lung gas exchange inefficiency and arterial O(2) desaturation during exercise...
- Circulating endothelial progenitor cells and chronic pulmonary diseasesA Huertas
Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica, La Sapienza University, Rome, Italy
Eur Respir J 37:426-31. 2011..The aim is to improve understanding as to the possible role of EPCs in COPD pathophysiology. This may help in the identification of novel diagnostic and therapeutic tools in COPD...
- Skeletal muscle dysfunction in chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseE Berton
Servizio di Fisiopatologia Respiratoria, Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica, , Roma, Italy
Monaldi Arch Chest Dis 56:418-22. 2001..The focus of this review is to highlight the current knowledge on skeletal muscle dysfunction in COPD and briefly summarize the possible therapeutic implications...
- Exercise physiology in COPDR Antonucci
Servizio di Fisiopatologia Respiratoria, Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica, Universita La Sapienza, Roma, v le Università, 37, 00185 Roma, Italy
Monaldi Arch Chest Dis 59:134-9. 2003..The aim of this review is to briefly discuss current views on the mechanisms responsible for the reduced ability to exercise and the rationale for exercise rehabilitation in COPD patients...
- Rhinitis and asthma in athletes: an ARIA document in collaboration with GA2LENS Bonini
IRCCS San Raffale, Rome, Italy
Allergy 61:681-92. 2006....
- Role of hyperinflation vs. deflation on dyspnoea in severely to extremely obese subjectsI Romagnoli
Department of Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Fondazione Don C Gnocchi, Florence, Italy
Acta Physiol (Oxf) 193:393-402. 2008..To test the hypothesis that obese individuals may either hyperinflate or deflate the lung when exercising. In both cases breathlessness is an inescapable consequence...
- Outcomes for COPD pharmacological trials: from lung function to biomarkersM Cazzola
Unit of Respiratory Diseases, Dept of Internal Medicine, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Via Montpellier 1, 00133 Rome, Italy
Eur Respir J 31:416-69. 2008..Based on their review of the published literature, the following document has been prepared with individual sections that address specific outcomes and markers, and a final section that summarises their recommendations...
- Treatment of exercise-induced asthma, respiratory and allergic disorders in sports and the relationship to doping: Part II of the report from the Joint Task Force of European Respiratory Society (ERS) and European Academy of Allergy and Clinical ImmunologK H Carlsen
Voksentoppen, Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Rikshospitalet, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo, Norway
Allergy 63:492-505. 2008....