Alessandro G. Fois
University of Sassari
EpidemiologyInternal medicineRadiologyPathologyRetrospective cohort studyPediatricsProspective cohort studyImmunologyYoung adultAsthmaOxidative stressLung cancerCOPDInflammationLungIdiopathic pulmonary fibrosisDiseasePathogenesisPopulationChronic bronchitisIn patientMedicineGastroenterologyMeta-analysis
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#1Angelo Zinellu (University of Sassari)H-Index: 31
#2Valentina Scano (University of Sassari)H-Index: 4
Last. Alessandro G. Fois (University of Sassari)H-Index: 17
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BACKGROUND: The early detection of factors predicting hospital length of stay (LOS) in patients affected by severe acute respiratory syndrome in Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) disease (COVID-19) might facilitate therapeutic decisions and patient flow management. METHODS: We collected routine clinical and laboratory parameters and derived inflammatory indexes on admission in 65 consecutive COVID-19 patients transferred to the Unit of Respiratory and Infectious Disease of the University Hospital of Sa...
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#1Angelo Zinellu (University of Sassari)H-Index: 31
#2Panagiotis Paliogiannis (University of Sassari)H-Index: 19
Last. Arduino A. Mangoni (Flinders University)H-Index: 40
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Lipid profile alterations have been observed in patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in relation to disease severity and mortality. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis with meta-regression of studies reporting total, HDL, and LDL-cholesterol, and triglyceride concentrations in hospitalized patients with COVID-19. We searched PubMed, Web of Science and Scopus, between January 2020 and January 2021, for studies describing lipid concentrations, COVID-19 severity, and sur...
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#1Luigi Angelo Vaira (University of Sassari)H-Index: 17
#2Giovanna Deiana (University of Sassari)H-Index: 7
Last. Sergio Babudieri (University of Sassari)H-Index: 25
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OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: The aim of this study was to evaluate the correlations between the severity and duration of olfactory dysfunctions (OD), assessed with psychophysical tests, and the viral load on the rhino-pharyngeal swab determined with a direct method, in patients affected by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. METHODS: Patients underwent psychophysical olfactory assessment with Connecticut Chemosensory Clinical Research Center test and determinat...
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#1Angelo Zinellu (University of Sassari)H-Index: 31
#2Panagiotis Paliogiannis (University of Sassari)H-Index: 19
Last. Arduino A. Mangoni (Flinders University)H-Index: 40
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#1Angelo Zinellu (University of Sassari)H-Index: 31
#2Salvatore Sotgia (University of Sassari)H-Index: 25
Last. Arduino A. Mangoni (Flinders Medical Centre)H-Index: 40
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Abstract null null Objectives null We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis with meta-regression of creatine kinase-MB (CK-MB), a biomarker of myocardial injury, in COVID-19 patients. null null null Methods null We searched PubMed, Web of Science and Scopus, for studies published between January 2020 and January 2021 that reported CK-MB, COVID-19 severity and mortality (PROSPERO registration number: CRD42021239657). null null null Results null Fifty-five studies in 11,791 COVID-19 pati...
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#1Maria Carmina Pau (University of Sassari)H-Index: 3
#2Elisabetta ZinelluH-Index: 16
Last. Pietro Pirina (University of Sassari)H-Index: 26
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Oxidative stress induced by nocturnal intermittent hypoxia plays a significant pathophysiological role in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Malondialdehyde (MDA), one of the most commonly investigated markers of lipid peroxidation, might assist with the monitoring of oxidative balance in OSA. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the differences in circulating MDA concentrations between patients with OSA and non-OSA controls. A systematic search was conducted in the electro...
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#1Marlies S. Wijsenbeek (EUR: Erasmus University Rotterdam)H-Index: 26
#2Elisabeth Bendstrup (Aarhus University Hospital)H-Index: 26
Last. Mirela Mirt (Hoffmann-La Roche)H-Index: 1
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INTRODUCTION Disease behaviour may guide diagnosis and treatment decisions in patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD). STARLINER aimed to characterise disease behaviour in patients with suspected ILD during the peri-diagnostic period using real-time home-based assessments. METHODS STARLINER (NCT03261037) was an international, multicentre study. Patients ≥ 50 years old with suspected ILD were followed throughout the peri-diagnostic period, consisting of a pre-diagnostic period (from enrolme...
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#1Luigi Angelo Vaira (University of Sassari)H-Index: 17
#2Andrea De Vito (University of Sassari)H-Index: 5
Last. Giacomo De Riu (University of Sassari)H-Index: 19
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Background Interleukin 6 (IL-6) is a proinflammatory cytokine that is secreted by cells infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and it is widely recognized as a negative prognostic factor. The purpose of this study was to analyze the correlations between the olfactory scores determined by psychophysical tests and the serum levels of IL-6 in patients affected by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) METHODS: Patients underwent psychophysical olfactory assessment w...
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#1Giovanni Forte (NIH: National Institutes of Health)H-Index: 31
#2Beatrice Bocca (NIH: National Institutes of Health)H-Index: 40
Last. Roberto Madeddu (University of Sassari)H-Index: 18
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Abstract Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a rare lung disease that quickly leads to death. This paper addressed the issue of whether the levels of trace elements in sputum samples are suitable biomarkers for IPF disease. The sputum Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mn, Ni, Pb and Zn concentrations were measured by sector field inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry in populations sampled in Sardinia Island (Italy) including 31 patients with IPF, 31 patients with other lung-related diseases and 30 age-...
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#1Alessandro G. FoisH-Index: 17
#2Valentina ScanoH-Index: 4
Last. Angelo ZinelluH-Index: 31
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