A Ungar

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Affiliation: University of Florence
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Calcium channel blockers and nephroprotection
    Andrea Ungar
    Unit of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, Department of Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Aging Clin Exp Res 17:31-9. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis and characteristics of syncope in older patients referred to geriatric departments
    Andrea Ungar
    Unit of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, Department of Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, University of Florence, and Division of Cardiology, Ospedale San Pietro Igneo, Florence, Italy
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:1531-6. 2006
  3. doi request reprint Low diastolic ambulatory blood pressure is associated with greater all-cause mortality in older patients with hypertension
    Andrea Ungar
    University of Florence, Italy
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:291-6. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint Isolated ambulatory hypertension is common in outpatients referred to a hypertension centre
    A Ungar
    Department of Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, Unit of Gerontology and Geriatrics Hypertension Centre, University of Florence, and Azienda Ospedaliera Careggi, Florence, Italy
    J Hum Hypertens 18:897-903. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint [Evaluation of "complex syncope: what are the indications for second-level investigations?]
    Andrea Ungar
    Centro per lo Studio della Sincope, Cardiologia e Medicina Geriatrica, Universita degli Studi, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Careggi, Firenze rdiologia, Azienda USL 11, Empoli FI
    G Ital Cardiol (Rome) 10:6-17. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint The management of syncope in older adults
    A Ungar
    Syncope Unit, Unit of Cardiology and Geriatric Medicine, Department of Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Minerva Med 100:247-58. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Changes in renal autacoids and hemodynamics associated with aging and isolated systolic hypertension
    A Ungar
    Istituto di Gerontologia e Geriatria, Università degli Studi di Firenze e Azienda Ospedaliera Careggi, Firenze, Italy
    Prostaglandins Other Lipid Mediat 62:117-33. 2000
  8. doi request reprint Early and late outcome of treated patients referred for syncope to emergency department: the EGSYS 2 follow-up study
    Andrea Ungar
    Unit of Geriatric Cardiology and Medicine, Department of Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, University of Florence, Viale Pieraccini 6, 50141 Florence, Italy
    Eur Heart J 31:2021-6. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Two-year morbidity and mortality in elderly patients with syncope
    Andrea Ungar
    Unit of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, Department of Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, University of Florence, Italy
    Age Ageing 40:696-702. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint Changes in renal autacoids in aged human hypertensives
    A Ungar
    Dipartimento di Area Critica Medico Chirurgica, Università degli Studi di Firenze e Azienda Ospedaliera Careggi, Italy
    J Physiol Pharmacol 51:619-30. 2000

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Publications31

  1. ncbi request reprint Calcium channel blockers and nephroprotection
    Andrea Ungar
    Unit of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, Department of Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Aging Clin Exp Res 17:31-9. 2005
    ..This paper reviews the main pathophysiological aspects of renal damage in hypertension, the effects of various types of calcium channel blockers (CCBs) on renal function, and their role in nephroprotection...
  2. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis and characteristics of syncope in older patients referred to geriatric departments
    Andrea Ungar
    Unit of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, Department of Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, University of Florence, and Division of Cardiology, Ospedale San Pietro Igneo, Florence, Italy
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:1531-6. 2006
    ..To test the applicability and safety of a standardized diagnostic algorithm in geriatric departments and to define the prevalence of different causes of syncope in older patients...
  3. doi request reprint Low diastolic ambulatory blood pressure is associated with greater all-cause mortality in older patients with hypertension
    Andrea Ungar
    University of Florence, Italy
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:291-6. 2009
    ..To assess the relationship between office and ambulatory systolic blood pressure (SBP), diastolic blood pressure (DBP), and pulse pressure (PP) and total mortality in elderly patients with hypertension...
  4. ncbi request reprint Isolated ambulatory hypertension is common in outpatients referred to a hypertension centre
    A Ungar
    Department of Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, Unit of Gerontology and Geriatrics Hypertension Centre, University of Florence, and Azienda Ospedaliera Careggi, Florence, Italy
    J Hum Hypertens 18:897-903. 2004
    ..These findings suggest that isolated ambulatory hypertension is very common and probably the indications for ABPM should be more extensive in outpatients referred to hypertensive centre...
  5. ncbi request reprint [Evaluation of "complex syncope: what are the indications for second-level investigations?]
    Andrea Ungar
    Centro per lo Studio della Sincope, Cardiologia e Medicina Geriatrica, Universita degli Studi, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Careggi, Firenze rdiologia, Azienda USL 11, Empoli FI
    G Ital Cardiol (Rome) 10:6-17. 2009
    ..The role of Syncope Units in the management of patients with temporary loss of consciousness is also described...
  6. ncbi request reprint The management of syncope in older adults
    A Ungar
    Syncope Unit, Unit of Cardiology and Geriatric Medicine, Department of Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Minerva Med 100:247-58. 2009
    ..There are no consistent differences in the treatment of syncope between older and younger population, but a specific approach is necessary for orthostatic hypotension, drug therapy and pacemaker implantation...
  7. ncbi request reprint Changes in renal autacoids and hemodynamics associated with aging and isolated systolic hypertension
    A Ungar
    Istituto di Gerontologia e Geriatria, Università degli Studi di Firenze e Azienda Ospedaliera Careggi, Firenze, Italy
    Prostaglandins Other Lipid Mediat 62:117-33. 2000
    ..Further studies will elucidate whether antihypertensive treatment per se, or specific classes of antihypertensive drugs, are able to revert this impairment...
  8. doi request reprint Early and late outcome of treated patients referred for syncope to emergency department: the EGSYS 2 follow-up study
    Andrea Ungar
    Unit of Geriatric Cardiology and Medicine, Department of Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, University of Florence, Viale Pieraccini 6, 50141 Florence, Italy
    Eur Heart J 31:2021-6. 2010
    ..Patients were enrolled in the Evaluation of Guidelines in SYncope Study 2 (EGSYS 2) study. The guidelines of the European Society of Cardiology were strictly followed in the management of patients...
  9. doi request reprint Two-year morbidity and mortality in elderly patients with syncope
    Andrea Ungar
    Unit of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, Department of Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, University of Florence, Italy
    Age Ageing 40:696-702. 2011
    ..syncope is a common cause of hospitalisation in the elderly. However, morbidity and mortality in elderly patients with syncope is not well established...
  10. ncbi request reprint Changes in renal autacoids in aged human hypertensives
    A Ungar
    Dipartimento di Area Critica Medico Chirurgica, Università degli Studi di Firenze e Azienda Ospedaliera Careggi, Italy
    J Physiol Pharmacol 51:619-30. 2000
    ..These aspects underline the primary role of the antihypertensive treatment of isolated systolic hypertension, not only for the prevention of cardiovascular mortality but also of renal damage and/or end-stage renal disease...
  11. ncbi request reprint Impaired renal adaptation to stress in the elderly with isolated systolic hypertension
    S Castellani
    Istituto di Clinica Medica Generale e Cardiologia, Firenze, Italy
    Hypertension 34:1106-11. 1999
    ..This hemodynamic pattern may predispose ISH patients to a higher risk of renal injury...
  12. ncbi request reprint Renal adaptive mechanisms in aged and hypertensive humans: possible effects of treatment
    C Di Serio
    Department of Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, Unit of Gerontology and Geriatrics, University of Florence, Azienda Ospedaliera Careggi, Florence, Italy
    Med Sci Monit 7:1203-11. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: Further studies are needed to confirm the nephroprotective effects of these drugs, particularly of ACE-inhibitors. These data may be a pathophysiological basis for future clinical trials...
  13. doi request reprint Clinical aspects and diagnostic relevance of neuroautonomic evaluation in patients with unexplained falls
    M Rafanelli
    Syncope Unit, Division of Geriatric Cardiology and Medicine, University of Florence and Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Careggi, Florence, Italy
    Aging Clin Exp Res 26:33-7. 2014
    ..To evaluate the diagnostic relevance of neuroautonomic evaluation in patients with unexplained falls compared to those with a syncope etiologically unexplained after initial evaluation...
  14. ncbi request reprint Undertreatment of hypertension in community-dwelling older adults: a drug-utilization study in Dicomano, Italy
    M Di Bari
    Department of Gerontology and Geriatrics, University of Florence, Italy
    J Hypertens 17:1633-40. 1999
    ..To define: (1) the prevalence of and (2) factors associated with undertreatment of hypertension in older persons; and (3) the prevalence of specific drug regimens and reasons for their selection...
  15. ncbi request reprint Metabolic syndrome and pulse pressure
    E Mannucci
    Department of Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, Unit of Gerontology and Geriatrics, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Diabetes Obes Metab 9:600-2. 2007
    ..Aim of the present study is to verify the association of high PP with metabolic syndrome (MS) and with its individual components...
  16. ncbi request reprint Alfuzosin (10 mg) does not affect blood pressure in young healthy men
    Nicola Mondaini
    Urology Division, S Maria Annunziata Hospital, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Eur Urol 50:1292-6; discussion 1297-8. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of 10mg alfuzosin on blood pressure (BP) and heart rate (HR) in young healthy volunteers...
  17. doi request reprint Prognostic stratification of older persons based on simple administrative data: development and validation of the "Silver Code," to be used in emergency department triage
    Mauro Di Bari
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, Unit of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, University of Florence and Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Careggi, Via delle Oblate 4, Florence, Italy
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 65:159-64. 2010
    ..Whether such targeting can be performed through simple administrative data is unknown...
  18. ncbi request reprint Usefulness and safety of shortened head-up tilt testing potentiated with sublingual glyceryl trinitrate in older patients with recurrent unexplained syncope
    Attilio Del Rosso
    Division of Cardiology, Ospedale San Pietro Igneo, Fucecchio, Florence, Italy
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:1324-8. 2002
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  19. ncbi request reprint Abnormal pressure passive dilatation of cerebral arterioles in the elderly with isolated systolic hypertension
    Sergio Castellani
    Institute of Internal Medicine and Cardiology, Department of Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, University of Florence, and Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Careggi, Florence, Italy
    Hypertension 48:1143-50. 2006
    ..This event can amplify the pressure insult on cerebral hemodynamics and increase the predisposition to cerebral damage, such as vascular cognitive impairment or stroke...
  20. doi request reprint Epidemiology of suboptimal prescribing in older, community dwellers: a two-wave, population-based survey in Dicomano, Italy
    Francesco Lapi
    Tuscan Regional Centre of Pharmacovigilance, Department of Pharmacology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Drugs Aging 26:1029-38. 2009
    ..Time trends of suboptimal prescribing in older, community dwellers have been poorly investigated, particularly in Italy...
  21. ncbi request reprint Hypertension and reduced renal function in an 83-year-old patient
    Andrea Ungar
    Unit of Geriatric Cardiology, Department of Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Intern Emerg Med 1:40-8. 2006
  22. ncbi request reprint Pulse pressure and mortality in hypertensive type 2 diabetic patients. A cohort study
    Edoardo Mannucci
    Geriatric Unit, Department of Critical Care, University of Florence Medical School, Florence, Italy
    Diabetes Metab Res Rev 22:172-5. 2006
    ..An association between office PP and cardiovascular mortality has been previously reported in diabetic patients, while the relationship between ambulatory measurements of PP and all-cause mortality has not been assessed so far...
  23. ncbi request reprint Methodology of head-up tilt testing potentiated with sublingual nitroglycerin in unexplained syncope
    A Del Rosso
    Cardiology Division, Ospedale San Pietro Igneo, Fucecchio, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 85:1007-11. 2000
    ..Moreover, the shortened test provided a high specificity and adequate reproducibility for both the positive and the negative responses...
  24. ncbi request reprint Renal, but not systemic, hemodynamic effects of dopamine are influenced by the severity of congestive heart failure
    Andrea Ungar
    Department of Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, Unit of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, University of Florence and Azienda Ospedaliera Careggi, Florence, Italy
    Crit Care Med 32:1125-9. 2004
    ..To determine whether the short-term systemic and renal hemodynamic response to dopamine is influenced by clinical severity of congestive heart failure...
  25. ncbi request reprint Is the third component of metabolic syndrome really predictive of outcomes in type 2 diabetic patients?
    Matteo Monami
    Department of Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, Unit of Gerontology and Geriatrics, University of Florence and Azienda Ospedaliera Careggi, Via delle Oblate 4, 50134 Florence, Italy
    Diabetes Care 29:2515-7. 2006
  26. doi request reprint Multidisciplinary approach to "accidental" falls in the elderly: a case report
    Gianluigi Galizia
    Division of Geriatrics, Department of Clinical Medicine Cardiovascular and Immunological Science University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy
    Geriatr Gerontol Int 8:130-2. 2008
    ..Differential diagnosis between "accidental" and "apparently accidental" falls in elderly patients is very difficult but a multidisciplinary geriatric evaluation can clarify the correct diagnosis...
  27. ncbi request reprint Guidelines on management (diagnosis and treatment) of syncope--update 2004
    Michele Brignole
    Europace 6:467-537. 2004
  28. ncbi request reprint Guidelines on management (diagnosis and treatment) of syncope-update 2004. Executive Summary
    Michele Brignole
    Department of Cardiology and Arrhythmologic Centre, Ospedali del Tigullio, 16033 Lavagna, Italy
    Eur Heart J 25:2054-72. 2004
  29. ncbi request reprint Standardized-care pathway vs. usual management of syncope patients presenting as emergencies at general hospitals
    Michele Brignole
    Department of Cardiology, Arrhythmologic Centre, Ospedali del Tigullio, Via don Bobbio 24, 16033 Lavagna, Italy
    Europace 8:644-50. 2006
    ..The study hypothesis was that a decision-making approach improves diagnostic yield and reduces resource consumption for patients with syncope who present as emergencies at general hospitals...
  30. ncbi request reprint [Guidelines on management (diagnosis and treatment) of syncope. Update 2004. Executive summary]
    Michele Brignole
    Department of Cardiology and Arrhythmologic Centre, Ospedali del Tigullio, Lavagna, Italy
    Rev Esp Cardiol 58:175-93. 2005
  31. ncbi request reprint A new management of syncope: prospective systematic guideline-based evaluation of patients referred urgently to general hospitals
    Michele Brignole
    Department of Cardiology, Arrhythmologic Centre, Ospedali del Tigullio, Via don Bobbio 24, 16033 Lavagna, Italy
    Eur Heart J 27:76-82. 2006
    ..The guidelines of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) define the current standard for the management of syncope, but are still incompletely applied in the clinical setting...