Luisa Zanolla

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Affiliation: University of Verona
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Reducing diabetes incidence through the inhibition of the renin-angiotensin system: a strategy for reducing cardiovascular mortality and morbidity?
    Luisa Zanolla
    Divisione Clinicizzata di Cardiologia, Azienda Ospedaliera Istituti Ospitalieri di Verona, Verona, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 8:473-82. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Selection of endpoints for heart failure clinical trials
    Luisa Zanolla
    Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche e Chirurgiche, Sezione di Cardiologia, Universita degli Studi di Verona, Ospedale Civile Maggiore, Piazzale A Stefani 1, Verona 37126, Italy
    Eur J Heart Fail 5:717-23. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Ischemic etiology of heart failure identifies patients with more severely impaired exercise capacity
    Stefania De Feo
    Divisione Clinicizzata di Cardiologia, Ospedale Civile Maggiore Piazzale Stefani 1, I 37126 Verona, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 104:292-7. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Aortic stiffness correlates with an increased extracellular matrix turnover in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy
    Stefano Bonapace
    Divisione Clinicizzata di Cardiologia, Dipartimento di Scienza Biomediche e Chirurgiche, Universita di Verona, Verona, Italy
    Am Heart J 152:93.e1-6. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Independent and additional prognostic value of aminoterminal propeptide of type III procollagen circulating levels in patients with chronic heart failure
    Mariantonietta Cicoira
    Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche e Chirurgiche, Sezione di Cardiologia, Universita degli Studi di Verona, Italy
    J Card Fail 10:403-11. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Effects of ACE gene insertion/deletion polymorphism on response to spironolactone in patients with chronic heart failure
    Mariantonietta Cicoira
    Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche e Chirurgiche, Sezione di Cardiologia, Universita degli Studi di Verona, Verona, Italy
    Am J Med 116:657-61. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Prediction of mortality in chronic heart failure from peak oxygen consumption adjusted for either body weight or lean tissue
    Mariantonietta Cicoira
    Divisione Clinicizzata di Cardiologia, Universita degli Studi di Verona, Italy
    J Card Fail 10:421-6. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Aortic distensibility independently affects exercise tolerance in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy
    Stefano Bonapace
    Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche e Chirurgiche, Sezione di Cardiologia, Universita degli Studi di Verona, Verona, Italy
    Circulation 107:1603-8. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Original and reviewed nuclear grading according to the Fuhrman system: a multivariate analysis of 388 patients with conventional renal cell carcinoma
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    Department of Urology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Cancer 103:68-75. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Long-term, dose-dependent effects of spironolactone on left ventricular function and exercise tolerance in patients with chronic heart failure
    Mariantonietta Cicoira
    Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche e Chirurgiche, Sezione di Cardiologia Universita degli Studi di Verona, P Le Stefani, I 37126 Verona, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 40:304-10. 2002

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  1. ncbi request reprint Reducing diabetes incidence through the inhibition of the renin-angiotensin system: a strategy for reducing cardiovascular mortality and morbidity?
    Luisa Zanolla
    Divisione Clinicizzata di Cardiologia, Azienda Ospedaliera Istituti Ospitalieri di Verona, Verona, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 8:473-82. 2007
    ..Therefore, we need the results of ongoing specific prospectively designed trials, with new-onset diabetes as the principal endpoint...
  2. ncbi request reprint Selection of endpoints for heart failure clinical trials
    Luisa Zanolla
    Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche e Chirurgiche, Sezione di Cardiologia, Universita degli Studi di Verona, Ospedale Civile Maggiore, Piazzale A Stefani 1, Verona 37126, Italy
    Eur J Heart Fail 5:717-23. 2003
    ..g. left ventricular function) could provide information on drug action mechanism. In this paper, several recent large clinical trials are reviewed and the advantages and drawbacks of the response variables used, are analyzed...
  3. ncbi request reprint Ischemic etiology of heart failure identifies patients with more severely impaired exercise capacity
    Stefania De Feo
    Divisione Clinicizzata di Cardiologia, Ospedale Civile Maggiore Piazzale Stefani 1, I 37126 Verona, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 104:292-7. 2005
    ..Our purpose was to evaluate the influence of CHF etiology on peak VO2 and VE/VCO2 slope, independently of demographic, clinical, Doppler-echocardiographic and neurohormonal factors...
  4. ncbi request reprint Aortic stiffness correlates with an increased extracellular matrix turnover in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy
    Stefano Bonapace
    Divisione Clinicizzata di Cardiologia, Dipartimento di Scienza Biomediche e Chirurgiche, Universita di Verona, Verona, Italy
    Am Heart J 152:93.e1-6. 2006
    ..Therefore, we investigated whether the serum aminoterminal propeptide of type III collagen (PIIINP), an established marker of ECM turnover and tissue fibrosis in DCM, was associated with aortic stiffness in DCM patients...
  5. ncbi request reprint Independent and additional prognostic value of aminoterminal propeptide of type III procollagen circulating levels in patients with chronic heart failure
    Mariantonietta Cicoira
    Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche e Chirurgiche, Sezione di Cardiologia, Universita degli Studi di Verona, Italy
    J Card Fail 10:403-11. 2004
    ..We aimed to determine whether aminoterminal-propeptide of type III procollagen (PIIINP), a marker of extracellular matrix turnover, might provide prognostic information in CHF patients...
  6. ncbi request reprint Effects of ACE gene insertion/deletion polymorphism on response to spironolactone in patients with chronic heart failure
    Mariantonietta Cicoira
    Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche e Chirurgiche, Sezione di Cardiologia, Universita degli Studi di Verona, Verona, Italy
    Am J Med 116:657-61. 2004
    ..We hypothesized that the benefits of spironolactone, which inhibits downstream elements of ACE-mediated abnormalities, may depend on ACE genotype...
  7. ncbi request reprint Prediction of mortality in chronic heart failure from peak oxygen consumption adjusted for either body weight or lean tissue
    Mariantonietta Cicoira
    Divisione Clinicizzata di Cardiologia, Universita degli Studi di Verona, Italy
    J Card Fail 10:421-6. 2004
    ..We hypothesized that correcting pVO2 for lean tissue rather than total body weight would improve the prediction of prognosis in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF)...
  8. ncbi request reprint Aortic distensibility independently affects exercise tolerance in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy
    Stefano Bonapace
    Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche e Chirurgiche, Sezione di Cardiologia, Universita degli Studi di Verona, Verona, Italy
    Circulation 107:1603-8. 2003
    ..Whether an increased aortic pulse-wave velocity (PWV), a known marker of arterial stiffness, may predict peak VO2 in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) has to be clarified...
  9. ncbi request reprint Original and reviewed nuclear grading according to the Fuhrman system: a multivariate analysis of 388 patients with conventional renal cell carcinoma
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    Department of Urology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Cancer 103:68-75. 2005
    ..The objective of the current study was to evaluate the reproducibility of the Fuhrman nuclear grading system as well as its independent predictive value in a series of patients with conventional renal cell carcinoma (RCC)...
  10. ncbi request reprint Long-term, dose-dependent effects of spironolactone on left ventricular function and exercise tolerance in patients with chronic heart failure
    Mariantonietta Cicoira
    Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche e Chirurgiche, Sezione di Cardiologia Universita degli Studi di Verona, P Le Stefani, I 37126 Verona, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 40:304-10. 2002
    ..This study was designed to assess the effects of spironolactone (SP) on left ventricular (LV) function and exercise tolerance in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF)...
  11. doi request reprint Identification of high-risk chronic heart failure patients in clinical practice: role of changes in left ventricular function
    Mariantonietta Cicoira
    Department of Medicine, Section of Cardiology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Clin Cardiol 35:580-4. 2012
    ..Left ventricular (LV) dysfunction and remodeling are key pathophysiological features underlying disease progression in chronic heart failure (CHF)...
  12. ncbi request reprint Tumor-size breakpoint for prognostic stratification of localized renal cell carcinoma
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    Department of Urology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Urology 63:235-9; discussion 239-40. 2004
    ..To identify an optimal tumor-size breakpoint to distinguish between two groups with different prognoses in a large cohort of patients with localized renal cell carcinoma (RCC)...
  13. ncbi request reprint Determinants and prognostic value of left atrial volume in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy
    Andrea Rossi
    Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche e Chirurgiche, Sezione di Cardiologia, Universita di Verona, Verona, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 40:1425. 2002
    ..We aimed to investigate the determinants of left atrial (LA) volume and its prognostic value in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM)...
  14. ncbi request reprint Elevated serum uric acid levels are associated with diastolic dysfunction in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy
    Mariantonietta Cicoira
    Divisione Clinicizzata di Cardiologia, Universita degli Studi di Verona, Italy
    Am Heart J 143:1107-11. 2002
    ..To assess whether serum uric acid, which is a marker of impaired oxidative metabolism, might correlate with left ventricular systolic and diastolic dysfunction in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF)...
  15. ncbi request reprint Skeletal muscle abnormalities in chronic heart failure patients: relation to exercise capacity and therapeutic implications
    Ilaria Nicoletti
    Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche e Chirurgiche, Sezione di Cardiologia, Universita degli Studi di Verona, Verona, Italy
    Congest Heart Fail 9:148-54. 2003
    ..Similarly, exercise training allows improvement in peak oxygen consumption, which parallels important biochemical and histologic changes in the skeletal muscles...
  16. ncbi request reprint The role of angiotensin-converting enzyme polymorphism in congestive heart failure
    Mara Pilati
    Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche e Chirurgiche, Sezione di Cardiologia, Universita di Verona, Ospedale Civile Maggiore, Piazzale Stefani 1, 37126 Verona, Italy
    Congest Heart Fail 10:87-93; quiz 94-5. 2004
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  17. ncbi request reprint Association of aortic valve sclerosis and coronary artery disease in patients with severe nonischemic mitral regurgitation
    Andrea Rossi
    Department of Biomedical and Surgical Science, Cardiology Section, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Clin Cardiol 26:579-82. 2003
    ..The presence of aortic valve sclerosis accounts for a higher rate of ischemic events and increased cardiovascular mortality. It may reflect coronary artery disease (CAD) because of a shared pathologic background...
  18. doi request reprint Physiopathologic correlates of intrathoracic impedance in chronic heart failure patients
    Luca Tomasi
    Divisione Clinicizzata di Cardiologia, Azienda Ospedaliera Istituti Ospitalieri di Verona, Verona, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 34:407-13. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the correlation between intrathoracic impedance and NT-proBNP and echo-Doppler transmitral flow indexes...
  19. doi request reprint An interactive computer program can effectively educate potential users of cystic fibrosis carrier tests
    Carlo Castellani
    Cystic Fibrosis Center, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata, Verona, Italy
    Am J Med Genet A 155:778-85. 2011
    ..The computer program under evaluation can successfully educate individuals considering genetic testing for CF...
  20. ncbi request reprint Proposal for revision of the TNM classification system for renal cell carcinoma
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    Department of Urology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Cancer 104:2116-23. 2005
    ..The current study defined an optimal tumor size breakpoint to stratify localized renal cell carcinoma (RCC) into groups with significantly different cancer-related outcomes and proposed a revision of the TNM classification system...
  21. pmc Left atrial volume provides independent and incremental information compared with exercise tolerance parameters in patients with heart failure and left ventricular systolic dysfunction
    Andrea Rossi
    Department of Biomedical and Surgical Sciences, Section of Cardiology, University of Verona, Italy
    Heart 93:1420-5. 2007
    ..It is unknown whether LAV provides independent and incremental information compared with exercise tolerance parameters...
  22. doi request reprint Inconclusive cystic fibrosis neonatal screening results: long-term psychosocial effects on parents
    Sandra Perobelli
    Verona Cystic Fibrosis Centre, Ospedale Civile Maggiore, Verona, Italy
    Acta Paediatr 98:1927-34. 2009
    ..Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Newborn Screening occasionally identifies neonates where a CF diagnosis can neither be confirmed nor excluded. To assess how parents of these infants cope with this ambiguous situation...
  23. doi request reprint Usefulness of ultrasonographic markers of carotid atherosclerosis (intima-media thickness, unstable carotid plaques and severe carotid stenosis) for predicting presence and extent of coronary artery disease
    Nicola Cicorella
    Department of Cardiology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 10:906-12. 2009
    ..To investigate the usefulness of carotid ultrasound evaluation in predicting the presence and the extent of coronary artery disease in a consecutive series of patients...
  24. ncbi request reprint Relation of aldosterone "escape" despite angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor administration to impaired exercise capacity in chronic congestive heart failure secondary to ischemic or idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy
    Mariantonietta Cicoira
    Divisione Clinicizzata di Cardiologia, Universita degli Studi di Verona, Verona, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 89:403-7. 2002
    ..Thus, aldosterone escape is associated with reduced exercise capacity in patients with CHF. This factor does not seem to be linked with hemodynamic mechanisms or with a reduced skeletal muscle bulk...
  25. ncbi request reprint [Nonvalvular atrial fibrillation: thromboembolic risk assessment and therapy in a general practice population]
    Francesco Del Zotti
    Divisione Clinicizzata di Cardiologia, A O Istituti Ospitalieri, Verona
    G Ital Cardiol (Rome) 11:313-7. 2010
    ..The present study aims to assess frequency and appropriateness of antithrombotic therapy in general practice, as a function of thromboembolic risk factors, using the CHADS2 score...
  26. ncbi request reprint Chest physiotherapy with positive airway pressure: a pilot study of short-term effects on sputum clearance in patients with cystic fibrosis and severe airway obstruction
    Giulia Placidi
    Cystic Fibrosis Center, Ospedale Civile Maggiore, Verona, Italy
    Respir Care 51:1145-53. 2006
    ..The periodic administration of positive airway pressure combined with directed cough could aid mucus clearance in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) and severe airway obstruction...
  27. ncbi request reprint Prognostic factors in patients with renal cell carcinoma: retrospective analysis of 675 cases
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    Department of Urology, Ospedale Policlinico, Verona, Italy
    Eur Urol 41:190-8. 2002
    ..To identify independent predictors of cause-specific survival in patients affected by renal cell carcinoma (RCC)...
  28. ncbi request reprint Cystic fibrosis carriers have higher neonatal immunoreactive trypsinogen values than non-carriers
    Carlo Castellani
    Cystic Fibrosis Centre, Azienda Ospedaliera di Verona, Verona, Italy
    Am J Med Genet A 135:142-4. 2005
    ..Heterozygotes had higher IRT levels than their controls (mean 35.32 vs. 27.58 microg/L, P<0.001). Even within normal trypsinogen range, the probability of being a CF carrier increases with neonatal IRT concentration...
  29. ncbi request reprint Right ventricular function predicts transplant-free survival in idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy
    Luigi La Vecchia
    Department of Cardiology, S Bortolo Hospital, Vicenza, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 7:706-10. 2006
    ..Right ventricular function may be reduced in patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDC). The prognostic implications of right ventricular dysfunction have not been investigated in this group of patients...
  30. ncbi request reprint Predictors of right ventricular dysfunction in patients with coronary artery disease and reduced left ventricular ejection fraction
    Luigi La Vecchia
    Department of Cardiology, S Bortolo Hospital, Vicenza, Italy
    Coron Artery Dis 13:319-22. 2002
    ..The frequency and determinants of right ventricular (RV) dysfunction in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and reduced left ventricular (LV) function have not been thoroughly investigated...
  31. ncbi request reprint Nurse educational activity on non-prescription therapies in patients with chronic heart failure
    Elena Dal Corso
    Divisione Clinicizzata di Cardiologia Azienda Ospedaliera Istituti Ospitalieri Verona Piazzale Stefani 1 37126 Verona, Italy
    Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 6:314-20. 2007
    ..Notwithstanding the polypharmacy required for heart failure therapy, many patients use non-prescription therapies, including alternative medicines, herbal remedies, integrators and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs...
  32. ncbi request reprint Comparison of midregional pro-atrial natriuretic peptide with N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide in predicting survival in patients with chronic heart failure
    Stephan von Haehling
    Applied Cachexia Research, Department of Cardiology, Charite Medical School, Berlin, Germany
    J Am Coll Cardiol 50:1973-80. 2007
    ..Our aim was assess the prognostic value of midregional pro-atrial natriuretic peptide (MR-proANP) using a new immunoassay in patients with chronic heart failure (HF)...