Stefano Volpato

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Affiliation: University of Ferrara
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. pmc Role of muscle mass and muscle quality in the association between diabetes and gait speed
    Stefano Volpato
    Section of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
    Diabetes Care 35:1672-9. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint Assessment of mobility status and risk of mobility disability in older persons
    Elisabetta Savino
    Department of Medical Sciences, University of Ferrara, Via Savonarola, 9, I 44100 Ferrara, Italy
    Curr Pharm Des 20:3099-113. 2014
  3. pmc Association of soluble Tumor necrosis factor-Related Apoptosis-Inducing Ligand (TRAIL) with central adiposity and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol
    Gloria Brombo
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Section of Internal Medicine, Gerontology and Clinical Nutrition, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
    PLoS ONE 8:e58225. 2013
  4. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and clinical correlates of sarcopenia in community-dwelling older people: application of the EWGSOP definition and diagnostic algorithm
    Stefano Volpato
    Department of Medical Science, University of Ferrara, Via Savonarola, 9, Ferrara I 44100, Italy
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 69:438-46. 2014
  5. pmc Association of tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand with total and cardiovascular mortality in older adults
    Stefano Volpato
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Section of Internal Medicine, Gerontology and Geriatrics, University of Ferrara, Via Savonarola, 9, I 44100 Ferrara, Italy
    Atherosclerosis 215:452-8. 2011
  6. ncbi request reprint [Alcohol consumption and circulating markers of inflammation]
    Stefano Volpato
    Sezione di Medicina Interna, Gerontologia e Geriatria, Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e Sperimentale, Universita di Ferrara
    Recenti Prog Med 96:102-7. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Performance-based functional assessment in older hospitalized patients: feasibility and clinical correlates
    Stefano Volpato
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Ferrara, Via Savonarola, 9, I 44100 Ferrara, Italy
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 63:1393-8. 2008
  8. pmc Characteristics of nondisabled older patients developing new disability associated with medical illnesses and hospitalization
    Stefano Volpato
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Section of Internal Medicine, Gerontology, and Geriatrics, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
    J Gen Intern Med 22:668-74. 2007
  9. pmc Risk factors for falls in older disabled women with diabetes: the women's health and aging study
    Stefano Volpato
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Ferrara, Via Savonarola, 9, 44100 Ferrara, Italy
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 60:1539-45. 2005
  10. pmc High-density lipoprotein cholesterol and objective measures of lower extremity performance in older nondisabled persons: the InChianti study
    Stefano Volpato
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Section of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:621-9. 2008

Detail Information

Publications47

  1. pmc Role of muscle mass and muscle quality in the association between diabetes and gait speed
    Stefano Volpato
    Section of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
    Diabetes Care 35:1672-9. 2012
    ..We investigated the association of diabetes with lower-limb muscle mass and muscle quality to verify whether diabetes-related muscle impairments mediate the association between diabetes and low walking speed...
  2. ncbi request reprint Assessment of mobility status and risk of mobility disability in older persons
    Elisabetta Savino
    Department of Medical Sciences, University of Ferrara, Via Savonarola, 9, I 44100 Ferrara, Italy
    Curr Pharm Des 20:3099-113. 2014
    ..Selection of the more appropriate tool strongly depends on clinical setting, patient characteristics, and clinical or research objective...
  3. pmc Association of soluble Tumor necrosis factor-Related Apoptosis-Inducing Ligand (TRAIL) with central adiposity and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol
    Gloria Brombo
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Section of Internal Medicine, Gerontology and Clinical Nutrition, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
    PLoS ONE 8:e58225. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to further investigate how soluble TRAIL concentrations independently correlate with major cardiovascular risk factors, including lipid, glycemic and anthropometric features...
  4. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and clinical correlates of sarcopenia in community-dwelling older people: application of the EWGSOP definition and diagnostic algorithm
    Stefano Volpato
    Department of Medical Science, University of Ferrara, Via Savonarola, 9, Ferrara I 44100, Italy
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 69:438-46. 2014
    ....
  5. pmc Association of tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand with total and cardiovascular mortality in older adults
    Stefano Volpato
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Section of Internal Medicine, Gerontology and Geriatrics, University of Ferrara, Via Savonarola, 9, I 44100 Ferrara, Italy
    Atherosclerosis 215:452-8. 2011
    ..We tested the hypothesis that TRAIL levels predict mortality in a population based sample of community dwelling men and women...
  6. ncbi request reprint [Alcohol consumption and circulating markers of inflammation]
    Stefano Volpato
    Sezione di Medicina Interna, Gerontologia e Geriatria, Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e Sperimentale, Universita di Ferrara
    Recenti Prog Med 96:102-7. 2005
    ..This review assesses the current state of knowledge regarding the immunomodulatory effect of moderate alcohol consumption...
  7. ncbi request reprint Performance-based functional assessment in older hospitalized patients: feasibility and clinical correlates
    Stefano Volpato
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Ferrara, Via Savonarola, 9, I 44100 Ferrara, Italy
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 63:1393-8. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical correlates and short-term predictive value of the Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB) in older patients admitted to the hospital for an acute medical event...
  8. pmc Characteristics of nondisabled older patients developing new disability associated with medical illnesses and hospitalization
    Stefano Volpato
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Section of Internal Medicine, Gerontology, and Geriatrics, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
    J Gen Intern Med 22:668-74. 2007
    ..To identify demographic, clinical, and biological characteristics of older nondisabled patients who develop new disability in basic activities of daily living (BADL) during medical illnesses requiring hospitalization...
  9. pmc Risk factors for falls in older disabled women with diabetes: the women's health and aging study
    Stefano Volpato
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Ferrara, Via Savonarola, 9, 44100 Ferrara, Italy
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 60:1539-45. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to determine whether older disabled women with diabetes have an increased risk of falls compared to women without diabetes and to identify fall risk factors among this high-risk subgroup of patients...
  10. pmc High-density lipoprotein cholesterol and objective measures of lower extremity performance in older nondisabled persons: the InChianti study
    Stefano Volpato
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Section of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:621-9. 2008
    ..To evaluate the independent association between high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) levels and objective measures of lower extremity performance...
  11. ncbi request reprint An unusual case of hyperammonemia in a 83-year-old woman
    Stefano Volpato
    Section of Internal Medicine, Gerontology, and Geriatrics, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Ferrara, I 44100 Ferrara, Italy
    Aging Clin Exp Res 19:506-8. 2007
    ..The patient was treated with specific antibiotic therapy, with resolution of the urinary tract infection, progressive reduction in ammonia blood levels, and a parallel improvement in her consciousness and cognitive status...
  12. pmc Predictive value of the Short Physical Performance Battery following hospitalization in older patients
    Stefano Volpato
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Section of Internal Medicine, Gerontology, and Geriatrics, University of Ferrara, Via Savonarola, 9 I 44100 Ferrara, Italy
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 66:89-96. 2011
    ..We evaluated the value of the Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB) in predicting rates of functional decline, rehospitalization, and death in older acutely ill patients in the year after discharge from the hospital...
  13. ncbi request reprint Type 2 diabetes and risk for functional decline and disability in older persons
    Stefano Volpato
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Section of Internal Medicine, Gerontology, and Geriatrics, University of Ferrara, Italy
    Curr Diabetes Rev 6:134-43. 2010
    ..Furthermore, the potential biological mechanisms underlying such an association are analyzed...
  14. ncbi request reprint Body mass index, body cell mass, and 4-year all-cause mortality risk in older nursing home residents
    Stefano Volpato
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:886-91. 2004
    ..To investigate the relationship between body composition (assessed using body mass index (BMI) and body cell mass (BCM)) and all-cause mortality in a sample of older nursing home residents...
  15. ncbi request reprint Serum thyroxine level and cognitive decline in euthyroid older women
    S Volpato
    Laboratory of Epidemiology, Demography, and Biometry, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Neurology 58:1055-61. 2002
    ..Clinical and subclinical hypothyroidism is associated with cognitive impairment...
  16. ncbi request reprint Progression of lower-extremity disability in older women with diabetes: the Women's Health and Aging Study
    Stefano Volpato
    Laboratory of Epidemiology, Demography and Biometry, National Institute on Aging, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    Diabetes Care 26:70-5. 2003
    ..We evaluated the pace of decline in lower-extremity function and the risk for progression of disability in older women with diabetes...
  17. pmc Lipoprotein(a), inflammation, and peripheral arterial disease in a community-based sample of older men and women (the InCHIANTI study)
    Stefano Volpato
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 105:1825-30. 2010
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  18. ncbi request reprint Relationship of alcohol intake with inflammatory markers and plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 in well-functioning older adults: the Health, Aging, and Body Composition study
    Stefano Volpato
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Ferrara, Via Savonarola, 9, I 44100 Ferrara, Italy
    Circulation 109:607-12. 2004
    ..We investigated the relationship between weekly alcohol intake and interleukin-6 (IL-6), C-reactive protein (CRP), tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), and plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1)...
  19. ncbi request reprint The benefit and risk of testosterone replacement therapy in older men: effects on lipid metabolism
    Stefano Volpato
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Section of Internal Medicine Gerontology and Geriatrics, University of Ferrara, Italy
    Acta Biomed 81:95-9. 2010
    ..This mini-review will present and discuss the current knowledge on the relationship between testosterone replacement therapy and change in lipid fractions in older men...
  20. ncbi request reprint Prescription of antithrombotic therapy in older patients hospitalized for transient ischemic attack and ischemic stroke: the GIFA study
    Stefano Volpato
    2nd Section of Internal Medicine, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Ferrara, Via Savonarola, 9, I 44100 Ferrara, Italy
    Stroke 35:913-7. 2004
    ..Antithrombotic therapy has been demonstrated as an effective tool for secondary ischemic stroke prevention. Nevertheless, scant data are available on actual prescription of this therapy in clinical practice...
  21. ncbi request reprint Comorbidities and impairments explaining the association between diabetes and lower extremity disability: The Women's Health and Aging Study
    Stefano Volpato
    Laboratory of Epidemiology, Demography and Biometry, National Institute on Aging, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA
    Diabetes Care 25:678-83. 2002
    ....
  22. pmc Elevated C-reactive protein levels and metabolic syndrome in the elderly: The role of central obesity data from the InChianti study
    Giovanni Zuliani
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Ferrara, Italy
    Atherosclerosis 203:626-32. 2009
    ..CRP levels. In the absence of this specific MS component, it seems that the contribution of MS to LGSI would be modest at best...
  23. pmc Plasma soluble gp130 levels are increased in older subjects with metabolic syndrome. The role of insulin resistance
    Giovanni Zuliani
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Section of Internal Medicine, Gerontology and Geriatrics, University of Ferrara, Via Savonarola No 9, 44100 Ferrara, Italy
    Atherosclerosis 213:319-24. 2010
    ..This issue is important to clarify since signalling and "trans-signalling" affect different tissues. We investigated the relationship between MS and the interleukin-6 system in an older population...
  24. ncbi request reprint Handgrip strength and cause-specific and total mortality in older disabled women: exploring the mechanism
    Taina Rantanen
    Laboratory of Epidemiology, Demography and Biometry, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:636-41. 2003
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  25. ncbi request reprint Lower plasma vitamin E levels are associated with the frailty syndrome: the InCHIANTI study
    Alessandro Ble
    Longitudinal Studies Section, Clinical Research Branch, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Baltimore, MD 21225, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 61:278-83. 2006
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Treatment with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors is associated with a reduction in short-term mortality in older patients with acute ischemic stroke
    Giovanni Zuliani
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Section of Internal Medicine, Gerontology and Geriatrics, University of Ferrara, 44100 Ferrara, Italy
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 60:463-5. 2005
    ..We tested the hypothesis that angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (A-I) might affect short-term (30 day) mortality in older persons with severe acute ischemic stroke...
  27. ncbi request reprint Executive function correlates with walking speed in older persons: the InCHIANTI study
    Alesandro Ble
    Longitudinal Studies Section, Clinical Research Branch, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Baltimore, Maryland
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:410-5. 2005
    ..To study the association between performance on psychological tests of executive function and performance on lower extremity tasks with different attentional demands in a large sample of nondemented, older adults...
  28. ncbi request reprint Association between anemia and physical disability in older patients: role of comorbidity
    Cinzia Maraldi
    Section of Internal Medicine, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Ferrara, Via Savonarola 9, 44100 Ferrara, Italy
    Aging Clin Exp Res 18:485-92. 2006
    ..We evaluated the relationship between anemia and physical disability in a sample of older hospitalized patients, taking into account the role of comorbidity...
  29. ncbi request reprint Patterns of disability related to diabetes mellitus in older women
    Siobhan C Maty
    Department of Epidemiology, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 59:148-53. 2004
    ..To identify pattern(s) of disability related to diabetes in older women and to determine the extent to which disability is mediated by selected diabetes complications...
  30. ncbi request reprint Relation of plasma leptin to C-reactive protein in older adults (from the Invecchiare nel Chianti study)
    Alessandro Ble
    Longitudinal Studies Section, Clinical Research Branch, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    Am J Cardiol 96:991-5. 2005
    ..In conclusion, these findings suggest that leptin may directly stimulate the production of CRP independent of fat-cell produced cytokines in older adults...
  31. doi request reprint Potentially inappropriate drug prescriptions and risk of hospitalization among older, Italian, nursing home residents: the ULISSE project
    Carmelinda Ruggiero
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Institute of Gerontology and Geriatrics, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy
    Drugs Aging 27:747-58. 2010
    ..Little information is available about the prevalence of potentially inappropriate drug prescriptions (PIDPs) and the related health adverse outcomes among nursing home (NH) residents...
  32. pmc Determinants and clinical significance of plasma oxidized LDLs in older individuals. A 9 years follow-up study
    Giovanni Zuliani
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Section of Internal Medicine, Gerontology, and Clinical Nutrition, University of Ferrara, Via Savonarola n 9, 44100 Ferrara, Italy
    Atherosclerosis 226:201-7. 2013
    ..No association emerged between higher ox.LDLs levels and 9 years CVD/cardiac mortality, suggesting that in advanced age the prognostic information added by ox.LDLs on CVD/cardiac mortality might be negligible...
  33. ncbi request reprint Incidence of loss of ability to walk 400 meters in a functionally limited older population
    Milan Chang
    Laboratory of Epidemiology, Demography and Biometry, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:2094-8. 2004
    ..To assess the incidence of and factors related to nondisabled but functionally limited older adults aged 75 to 85 years losing the ability to walk 400 m...
  34. pmc High interleukin-6 plasma levels are associated with low HDL-C levels in community-dwelling older adults: the InChianti study
    Giovanni Zuliani
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Section of Internal Medicine, Gerontology and Geriatrics, University di Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
    Atherosclerosis 192:384-90. 2007
    ..Clinical studies have demonstrated that cytokines might affect both concentration and composition of plasma lipoproteins, including HDLs...
  35. ncbi request reprint Combined measurement of serum albumin and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol strongly predicts mortality in frail older nursing-home residents
    Giovanni Zuliani
    Section of Internal Medicine, Gerontology and Geriatrics, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Ferrara, Italy
    Aging Clin Exp Res 16:472-5. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to verify the hypothesis that a combined measurement of albumin and HDL-C might predict total mortality in institutionalized frail older residents...
  36. ncbi request reprint Low cholesterol levels are associated with short-term mortality in older patients with ischemic stroke
    Giovanni Zuliani
    2nd Department of Internal Medicine, University of Ferrara, Italy
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 59:293-7. 2004
    ..We evaluated the association between TC levels and 30-day mortality in a sample of older patients with acute ischemic stroke...
  37. ncbi request reprint Just get out the door! Importance of walking outside the home for maintaining mobility: findings from the women's health and aging study
    Eleanor M Simonsick
    Clinical Research Branch, National Institute on Aging, Baltimore, Maryland 21225, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:198-203. 2005
    ..To determine the association between volitional walking behavior and change in walking ability and lower extremity function over 1 year in functionally limited older women...
  38. doi request reprint Handgrip strength predicts persistent walking recovery after hip fracture surgery
    Elisabetta Savino
    Department of Medical Sciences, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
    Am J Med 126:1068-75.e1. 2013
    ..In older people, hip fractures often lead to disability and death. We evaluated handgrip strength, an objective measure of physical function for bedridden patients, as a predictor of walking recovery in the year after fracture surgery...
  39. pmc Moderate alcohol intake and risk of functional decline: the Health, Aging, and Body Composition study
    Cinzia Maraldi
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Section of Internal Medicine, Gerontology and Geriatric, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:1767-75. 2009
    ..To investigate the prospective relationship between alcohol consumption and incident mobility limitation...
  40. pmc Potential prognostic significance of decreased serum levels of TRAIL after acute myocardial infarction
    Paola Secchiero
    Department of Morphology and Embryology, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
    PLoS ONE 4:e4442. 2009
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  41. ncbi request reprint Prescription of anti-oedema agents and short-term mortality in older patients with acute ischaemic stroke
    Giovanni Zuliani
    2nd Department of Internal Medicine, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
    Drugs Aging 21:273-8. 2004
    ..The sample included patients aged over 65 years who were admitted to hospital for acute ischaemic stroke...
  42. ncbi request reprint Lower extremity physical performance and hip bone mineral density in elderly black and white men and women: cross-sectional associations in the Health ABC Study
    Dennis R Taaffe
    The Laboratory of Epidemiology, Demography, and Biometry, National Institute on Aging, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 58:M934-42. 2003
    ..However, it is unclear if these factors coexist or are independent in elderly people, and if a relationship does exist, whether it varies by sex and/or race...
  43. ncbi request reprint Physical disability in the elderly with diabetes: epidemiology and mechanisms
    Lara Bianchi
    Department of Medical Science, University of Ferrara, Via Savonarola, 9, I 44121, Ferrara, Italy
    Curr Diab Rep 13:824-30. 2013
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  44. pmc Predictive value of admission N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide and renal function in older people hospitalized for dyspnoea
    Fabio Fabbian
    Department of Medical Sciences, Section of Clinica Medica, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria S Anna, Ferrara, Italy
    Dis Markers 35:735-40. 2013
    ..We investigated the relationship between NT-pro-BNP, glomerular filtration rate (GFR), and all-cause mortality rates in a cohort of older people discharged from an internal medicine unit after admission for dyspnoea...
  45. doi request reprint Variability in the prescription of cardiovascular medications in older patients: correlates and potential explanations
    Cinzia Maraldi
    Internal Medicine Department, S Anna Hospital, Ferrara, Italy
    Drugs Aging 26:41-51. 2009
    ..A major challenge in geriatric practice is to ensure safe and effective pharmacological treatments, avoiding the risk of polypharmacy and inappropriate drug prescription...
  46. ncbi request reprint Inverse correlation between circulating levels of TNF-related apoptosis-inducing ligand and 17β-estradiol
    Giorgio Zauli
    Institute for Maternal and Child Health G Z, O R, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico Burlo Garofolo, 34137 Trieste, Italy and Department of Morphology, Surgery, and Experimental Medicine and Laboratorio per le Tecnologie delle Terapie Avanzate Centre V T, E M, G B, R M, P S and Department of Medical Sciences S V, Department of Biomedical and Specialist Surgical Sciences C C, and Menopause and Osteoporosis Centre G B, University of Ferrara, 44121 Ferrara, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 99:E659-64. 2014
    ..The regulation of the circulating levels of TNF-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL), a cytokine of the TNF family, playing a key role in the immune surveillance against cancer, is incompletely understood...
  47. ncbi request reprint Genetic factors associated with the absence of atherosclerosis in octogenarians
    Giovanni Zuliani
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Section of Internal Medicine II Vascular Surgery, University of Ferrara, Italy
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 57:M611-5. 2002
    ..The possible contribution of genetics to the VaSA phenomenon is not known...