G Ravaglia

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Affiliation: University of Bologna
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. pmc The conselice study of brain ageing
    Giovanni Ravaglia
    Department of Internal Medicine, Ageing, and Nephrology, University of Bologna, University Hospital S, Orsola Malpighi, Via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Immun Ageing 7:S2. 2010
  2. ncbi request reprint The clock-drawing test in elderly Italian community dwellers: associations with sociodemographic status and risk factors for vascular cognitive impairment
    G Ravaglia
    Department of Internal Medicine, Cardioangiology and Hepatology, University Hospital S Orsola Malpighi, Bologna, Italy
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 16:287-95. 2003
  3. doi request reprint Prevalent depressive symptoms as a risk factor for conversion to mild cognitive impairment in an elderly Italian cohort
    Giovanni Ravaglia
    Department of Internal Medicine, Ageing, and Nephrology, University Hospital S Orsola Malpighi, University of Bologna, Italy
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 16:834-43. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and dementia risk in the elderly: findings from a prospective Italian study
    G Ravaglia
    Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital S Orsola Malpighi, Via Massarenti, 9 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Neurology 70:1786-94. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Effect of micronutrient status on natural killer cell immune function in healthy free-living subjects aged >/=90 y
    G Ravaglia
    Department of Internal Medicine, Cardioangiology, and Hepatology, the Department of Angiology and Blood Coagulation, and the Division of Geriatric Medicine, University Hospital Sant Orsola Malpighi, Bologna, Italy
    Am J Clin Nutr 71:590-8. 2000
  6. ncbi request reprint Blood homocysteine and vitamin B levels are not associated with cognitive skills in healthy normally ageing subjects
    G Ravaglia
    Center for the Study of Fisiopathology of Ageing, University of Bologna, Italy
    J Nutr Health Aging 4:218-22. 2000
  7. ncbi request reprint Incidence and etiology of dementia in a large elderly Italian population
    G Ravaglia
    Department of Internal Medicine, Cardioangiology, and Hepatology, University Hospital S Orsola Malpighi, Via Massarenti, 9 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Neurology 64:1525-30. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Elevated plasma homocysteine levels in centenarians are not associated with cognitive impairment
    G Ravaglia
    Department of Internal Medicine, Cardioangiology, and Hepatology, University Hospital S Orsola Malpighi, Via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Mech Ageing Dev 121:251-61. 2000
  9. ncbi request reprint Atrial fibrillation and risk of dementia in non-demented elderly subjects with and without mild cognitive impairment (MCI)
    P Forti
    Department of Internal Medicine, Cardioangiology, and Hepatology University Hospital S Orsola Malpighi, Via Massarenti, 9, I 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 44:155-65. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Measurement of body fat in healthy elderly men: a comparison of methods
    G Ravaglia
    Department of Internal Medicine, Cardioangiology, and Epatology, St Orsola Hospital, University of Bologna, Italy
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 54:M70-6. 1999

Detail Information

Publications26

  1. pmc The conselice study of brain ageing
    Giovanni Ravaglia
    Department of Internal Medicine, Ageing, and Nephrology, University of Bologna, University Hospital S, Orsola Malpighi, Via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Immun Ageing 7:S2. 2010
    ..These data have been used to estimate prevalence and incidence of dementia in the elderly Italian population and to investigate the possible role of baseline blood homocysteine as risk factors for dementia...
  2. ncbi request reprint The clock-drawing test in elderly Italian community dwellers: associations with sociodemographic status and risk factors for vascular cognitive impairment
    G Ravaglia
    Department of Internal Medicine, Cardioangiology and Hepatology, University Hospital S Orsola Malpighi, Bologna, Italy
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 16:287-95. 2003
    ..This study shows that in elderly community dwellers, CDT may be not totally free from sociodemographic biases, and that it is associated with risk factors for cognitive impairment and frailty...
  3. doi request reprint Prevalent depressive symptoms as a risk factor for conversion to mild cognitive impairment in an elderly Italian cohort
    Giovanni Ravaglia
    Department of Internal Medicine, Ageing, and Nephrology, University Hospital S Orsola Malpighi, University of Bologna, Italy
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 16:834-43. 2008
    ..To examine the association between depressive symptoms and prevalent and incident mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in elderly individuals; to verify whether it is affected by MCI subtype...
  4. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and dementia risk in the elderly: findings from a prospective Italian study
    G Ravaglia
    Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital S Orsola Malpighi, Via Massarenti, 9 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Neurology 70:1786-94. 2008
    ..To examine the effect of physical activity on risk of developing Alzheimer disease (AD) and vascular dementia (VaD) in the elderly...
  5. ncbi request reprint Effect of micronutrient status on natural killer cell immune function in healthy free-living subjects aged >/=90 y
    G Ravaglia
    Department of Internal Medicine, Cardioangiology, and Hepatology, the Department of Angiology and Blood Coagulation, and the Division of Geriatric Medicine, University Hospital Sant Orsola Malpighi, Bologna, Italy
    Am J Clin Nutr 71:590-8. 2000
    ..Natural killer (NK) cells play a role in natural immunity against tumor and infected cells. Advanced aging is associated with functional impairment of NK cells and increased susceptibility to nutritional deficiencies...
  6. ncbi request reprint Blood homocysteine and vitamin B levels are not associated with cognitive skills in healthy normally ageing subjects
    G Ravaglia
    Center for the Study of Fisiopathology of Ageing, University of Bologna, Italy
    J Nutr Health Aging 4:218-22. 2000
    ..In conclusion, although a relationship between homocysteine, B vitamins and poor cognitive skills in the elderly is plausible, this study does not suggests that such relationship is biologically important...
  7. ncbi request reprint Incidence and etiology of dementia in a large elderly Italian population
    G Ravaglia
    Department of Internal Medicine, Cardioangiology, and Hepatology, University Hospital S Orsola Malpighi, Via Massarenti, 9 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Neurology 64:1525-30. 2005
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Elevated plasma homocysteine levels in centenarians are not associated with cognitive impairment
    G Ravaglia
    Department of Internal Medicine, Cardioangiology, and Hepatology, University Hospital S Orsola Malpighi, Via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Mech Ageing Dev 121:251-61. 2000
    ..Previous reports have shown elevated plasma total homocysteine (tHcy) levels in elderly person with impaired cognition...
  9. ncbi request reprint Atrial fibrillation and risk of dementia in non-demented elderly subjects with and without mild cognitive impairment (MCI)
    P Forti
    Department of Internal Medicine, Cardioangiology, and Hepatology University Hospital S Orsola Malpighi, Via Massarenti, 9, I 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 44:155-65. 2007
    ..10, 95% Cl=0.40-3.03). Current diagnostic criteria for MCI subtypes define heterogeneous populations, but atrial fibrillation can be useful in identifying people with increased risk of conversion to dementia...
  10. ncbi request reprint Measurement of body fat in healthy elderly men: a comparison of methods
    G Ravaglia
    Department of Internal Medicine, Cardioangiology, and Epatology, St Orsola Hospital, University of Bologna, Italy
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 54:M70-6. 1999
    ..In this study, percent body fat (%BF) estimates from anthropometry and BIA in men of various ages were compared with corresponding measurements by DXA...
  11. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for dementia: data from the Conselice study of brain aging
    G Ravaglia
    Department of Internal Medicine, Cardioangiology, and Hepatology University Hospital S Orsola Malpighi, Bologna, Italy
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 44:311-20. 2007
    ..These data have been used to estimate prevalence and incidence of dementia in the elderly Italian population and to investigate the possible role of homocysteine as a predictor of dementia...
  12. ncbi request reprint Peripheral blood markers of inflammation and functional impairment in elderly community-dwellers
    G Ravaglia
    Department of Internal Medicine, Cardioangiology, and Hepatology, University Hospital S Orsola Malpighi, Via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Exp Gerontol 39:1415-22. 2004
    ..A specific combination of CRP with other markers provides a better correlate of functional impairment than both individual markers or a simple count of positive markers...
  13. ncbi request reprint Natural immunity and bone and muscle remodelling hormones in the elderly
    E Mariani
    Laboratorio di Immunologia e Genetica, Istituto Codivilla Putti IOR, Bologna, Italy
    Mech Ageing Dev 102:279-92. 1998
    ..The magnitude of the NK immune response, which constitutes the first line of defence against infected and neoplastic cells, is best preserved in oldest-old people with the best hormonal parameters and nutritional measures...
  14. pmc Vitamin D, thyroid hormones and muscle mass influence natural killer (NK) innate immunity in healthy nonagenarians and centenarians
    E Mariani
    Laboratorio di Immunologia e Genetica, University of Bologna, Italy
    Clin Exp Immunol 116:19-27. 1999
    ..In conclusion, our results stress the paramount importance of nutritional evaluation in the clinical assessment of elderly people...
  15. ncbi request reprint Blood micronutrient and thyroid hormone concentrations in the oldest-old
    G Ravaglia
    Department of Internal Medicine, Cardioangiology, and Hepatology, University Hospital S Orsola Malpighi, Bologna, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 85:2260-5. 2000
    ..011). In younger subjects, no significant association was found among thyroid variables and micronutrients. In conclusion, blood levels of specific micronutrients are associated with serum iodothyronine levels in extreme aging...
  16. ncbi request reprint Body composition, sex steroids, IGF-1, and bone mineral status in aging men
    G Ravaglia
    Department of Internal Medicine, Cardioangiology, and Hepatology, S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Italy
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 55:M516-21. 2000
    ..The independent influences of body composition and endocrine factors on male bone metabolism, however, are unclear...
  17. ncbi request reprint Atrial fibrillation and risk of dementia in non-demented elderly subjects with and without mild cognitive impairment
    Paola Forti
    Department of Internal Medicine, Cardioangiology and Hepatology, University Hospital S Orsola Malpighi, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Neurol Res 28:625-9. 2006
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint Comparison of two frailty measures in the Conselice Study of Brain Ageing
    A Lucicesare
    Department of Internal Medicine, Cardioangiology, and Hepatology, University Hospital Sant Orsola Malpighi, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    J Nutr Health Aging 14:278-81. 2010
    ..Uncertainty about the definition of frailty is reflected by the development of many ways to identify frail people. We aimed to compare the validity of two frailty measures in participants of the Conselice Study of Brain Aging...
  19. ncbi request reprint Elevated plasma levels of alpha-1-anti-chymotrypsin in age-related cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease: a potential therapeutic target
    E Porcellini
    Department of Experimental Pathology, School of Medicine, University of Bologna, Via S Giacomo 14, 40126 Bologna, Italy
    Curr Pharm Des 14:2659-64. 2008
    ..The development of compounds able to interfere with the ACT biological activity (protease inhibition and/or promotion of amyloid deposition) might have therapeutic relevance for the disease...
  20. ncbi request reprint Regular moderate intensity physical activity and blood concentrations of endogenous anabolic hormones and thyroid hormones in aging men
    G Ravaglia
    Department of Internal Medicine, Cardioangiology, and Hepatology, University Hospital S Orsola Malpighi, Via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Mech Ageing Dev 122:191-203. 2001
    ..Physical activity has been reported to affect endocrine function in elderly men...
  21. ncbi request reprint Coeliac disease in patients with autoimmune thyroiditis
    U Volta
    Department of Internal Medicine, Cardioangiology, Hepatology, University of Bologna, S Orsola Malpighi Polyclinic, Bologna, Italy
    Digestion 64:61-5. 2001
    ..The close association between coeliac disease and autoimmunity prompted us to perform an antibody screening for gluten-sensitive enteropathy in patients with autoimmune thyroid dysfunction...
  22. ncbi request reprint Serum concentrations of zinc and selenium in elderly people: results in healthy nonagenarians/centenarians
    L Savarino
    Laboratorio di Fisiopatologia degli Impianti Ortopedici, Istituti Ortopedici Rizzoli, Via Di Barbiano 1 10, 40136, Bologna, Italy
    Exp Gerontol 36:327-39. 2001
    ..Consequently, a prospective and follow-up evaluation of Zn and Se could be proposed as a good index for a correct monitoring of the micronutrient deficiencies, that could represent an early sign of disease...
  23. ncbi request reprint Plasma homocysteine and inflammation in elderly patients with cardiovascular disease and dementia
    G Ravaglia
    Department of Internal Medicine, Cardioangiology, and Hepatology, University Hospital S Orsola Malpighi, Bologna 40138, Italy
    Exp Gerontol 39:443-50. 2004
    ..The results suggest that the association between plasma tHcy and sCRP is more an aspecific reflection of poor health than a specific correlate of vascular inflammation...
  24. ncbi request reprint Different IL-8 production by T and NK lymphocytes in elderly subjects
    E Mariani
    Dipartimento di Medicina Interna e Gastroenterologia, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Mech Ageing Dev 122:1383-95. 2001
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Development of acute psychotic disorders and HIV-1 infection
    D De Ronchi
    Institute of Psychiatry, Medical School, University of Bologna, Italy
    Int J Psychiatry Med 30:173-83. 2000
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint A comparison of acute phase proteins and traditional risk factors as markers of combined plaque and intima-media thickness and plaque density in carotid and femoral arteries
    A Muscari
    Department of Internal Medicine, Cardioangiology, Hepatology, University of Bologna, Italy
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 26:81-7. 2003
    ..To test the hypothesis that some acute phase proteins may be better independent predictors of objective measures of arterial wall impairment than traditional risk factors...