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Cognitive Impairment Affects Physical Recovery of Patients with Heart Failure Undergoing Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation
Giuseppe Caminiti,Francesca Ranghi,Sara De Benedetti,Daniela Battaglia
Rehabilitation Research and Practice , 2012, DOI: 10.1155/2012/218928
Tai Chi Enhances the Effects of Endurance Training in the Rehabilitation of Elderly Patients with Chronic Heart Failure
Giuseppe Caminiti,Maurizio Volterrani,Giuseppe Marazzi,Anna Cerrito,Rosalba Massaro,Arianna Arisi,Alessio Franchini,Barbara Sposato,Giuseppe Rosano
Rehabilitation Research and Practice , 2011, DOI: 10.1155/2011/761958
Abstract: Purpose. To assess if Tai Chi added to endurance training (ET) is more effective than ET alone in improving exercise tolerance and quality of life (QOL) of elderly patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). Design. Sixty CHF patients, age years, M/F 51/9, were enlisted. Thirty pts were randomized to combined training (CT) performing Tai Chi +ET and 30 patients to ET (ET only). Methods. At baseline and after 12 weeks all patients underwent 6-minute walking test (6MWT), assessment of amino terminal probrain natriuretic peptide (NT-pro BNP), quadriceps maximal voluntary contraction (MVC) and peak torque (PT), QOL questionnaire (MacNewQLMI), blood pressure (BP), and heart rate (HR). All patients performed 4 sessions of exercise/week. Results. Distance at 6mwt improved in both groups with significant between-groups differences ( ). Systolic BP and NT-proBNP decreased significant in the CT group compared to ET ( ) and ), resp.). CT group had a greater significant improvement in physical perception ( ) and a significant increase of PT compared to ET group. Conclusions. The association of Tai Chi and ET improves exercise tolerance and QOL of patients with CHF more efficiently than ET. 1. Introduction Chronic heart failure (CHF) is a disease increasingly recognized as a health burden worldwide. Patients with CHF exhibit impaired exercise tolerance that limits their exercise capacity and quality of life. These symptoms are related to both central and peripheral factors such as structural and functional abnormalities of skeletal muscle [1–3]. It has been widely demonstrated that endurance training (ET) improves aerobic capacity of patients with CHF. Moreover, ET exerts several beneficial effects in CHF patients by improving skeletal muscle structure and function and peripheral blood flow; decreasing neurohormonal function and mortality rate [4–7]. Recent studies have evaluated the role of Tai Chi, a kind of low intensity physical activity derived from a traditional Chinese martial art, as a possible nonpharmacological treatment of CHF. Tai Chi seems to improve exercise tolerance, and it could induce favourable hemodynamic changes on CHF subjects compared to usual care [8–10]. Outcome measures of these small studies included quality of life (QOL), exercise capacity, B-type natriuretic peptide, catecholamine levels, blood pressure (BP), arrhythmogenes, and heart rate variability. It is not clear if the association of Tai Chi and ET could exert additive effects when administered to CHF subjects already undergoing a cardiac rehabilitation program. Until now no studies
Cognitive Impairment Affects Physical Recovery of Patients with Heart Failure Undergoing Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation
Giuseppe Caminiti,Francesca Ranghi,Sara De Benedetti,Daniela Battaglia,Arianna Arisi,Alessio Franchini,Fabiana Facchini,Veronica Cioffi,Maurizio Volterrani
Rehabilitation Research and Practice , 2012, DOI: 10.1155/2012/218928
Abstract: Purpose. To determine whether the presence of cognitive impairment (CI) affects physical recovery of patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) undergoing a cardiac rehabilitation program (CRP). Methods. We enrolled 80 CHF patients (M/F = 53/27). CI was evaluated by means of the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), exercise tolerance was evaluated by six-minute walking test (6?mwt). All patients underwent a 6-week CRP program at 50–70% of maximal . Patients were divided into two groups according to their MMSE (group 1: 16–23; group 2: 24–30). Results. MMSE resulted directly related to ejection fraction ( ; ), and it was inversely related to creatinine ( ; ). At 6 week group 1 had a lower increase in distance walked at 6?MWT than group 2 ( ). At multivariate logistic regression MMSE 16–23 predicted a reduced exercise recovery in the overall population (OR = 1.84; 95% CI = 1.50–2.18) and in women (OR = 1.42; 95% CI = 1.22–1.75), while it was not predicted in males. Conclusions. CI is a marker of advanced CHF and is an independent predictor of lower exercise recovery after CRP. 1. Introduction Lack of physical fitness is a strong predictor of poor prognosis in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). Conversely exercise training, often performed in the contest of a cardiac rehabilitation program (CRP), is established as adjuvant therapy for these patients [1]. However, not all CHF subjects have the same benefits from CRP. It has been demonstrated that lack of significant improvement in exercise capacity after a CRP worsens the prognosis of CHF independently of other already known predictive factors [2]. To identify factors related to a lower response to CRP program is of remarkable interest for physicians in order to optimize the rehabilitative intervention. However, reasons for an unfavourable response to CRP are still partially known [3]. Cognitive impairment (CI) has been reported in patients who suffer from a variety of cardiovascular disorders [4] and it has been recognized to affect over one-third of older patients with CHF [5]. Several factors contribute to the high prevalence of CI among CHF subjects, the most important being the cerebral hypoperfusion due to a reduced cardiac output [6, 7]. Conversely CHF is associated with changes in brain regions that are important for demanding cognitive processing [8]. From a clinical point of view, the presence of CI in CHF patients has a negative impact on the course of the disease. At first CI may negatively influence self-management of CHF by reduced medication adherence and their failure to recognize
La digresión en los Comentarios Reales de los Incas: Oportunidad para la ficción? El caso de Pedro Serrano
Estrella Guerra Caminiti
Lexis , 2009,
Abstract: La nota no presenta resumen.
Sonia Rose Fuggle (ed), Discurso colonial hispanoamericano, Foro Hispánico
Estrella Guerra Caminiti
Lexis , 1994,
Abstract: SONIA ROSE FUGGLE (ed.) Discurso colonial hispanoamericano, Foro Hispánico, Revista Hispánica de los Países Bajos, Amsterdam (Rodopi) No 4, oto o de 1992, 213p.
El precepto del ordo temporum en los Comentarios reales de los Incas
Estrella Guerra Caminiti
Summa Humanitatis , 2009,
Logic programming with social features
Francesco Buccafurri,Gianluca Caminiti
Computer Science , 2008,
Abstract: In everyday life it happens that a person has to reason about what other people think and how they behave, in order to achieve his goals. In other words, an individual may be required to adapt his behaviour by reasoning about the others' mental state. In this paper we focus on a knowledge representation language derived from logic programming which both supports the representation of mental states of individual communities and provides each with the capability of reasoning about others' mental states and acting accordingly. The proposed semantics is shown to be translatable into stable model semantics of logic programs with aggregates.
Laser evoked potential: Analysis of the methodology in post herpetic neuralgia  [PDF]
Alessandro Caminiti, Amelia Zaccaro, Andrea Truini, William Raffaeli, Domenico De Grandis
World Journal of Neuroscience (WJNS) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/wjns.2012.21001
Abstract: Background: selective activation and the contempo- rary recording of A delta and C fibers from Yap laser on the scalp is a new neurophysiological assessment, allowing the selective activation of the nociceptive system. Objectives: to evaluate if the damage of the nociceptive system was related to post herptic nevral-gia (PHN) development in a sample of 26 patients affected by Herpes zooster (HZ); secondly to assess if the impairment of thermal pathway and PHN development were related. Methods: Thirty-two patients were selected for the study, 26 of these were included in the study, whereas 6 were excluded because of cog- nitive impairment. All 26 study patients were sub- mitted to LEP analysis at baseline (T0) and after six months (T1), and the correlation between clinical thermal disease and the development of PHN was monitored. Results: pain duration was evidenced by the presence or absence of an instrumental signal in patients with acute HZ infection. There was total concordance between the absence of LEP signal and pain duration. The concordance between the clinical thermal disease and the pain duration was statisti- cally significant for 43% of the sample. Conclusions: our results suggested a possible role of LEP for PHN prognosis estimation; indeed, most patients affected by acute HZ, with absence of instrumental LEP signal had pain > 6 months. We also noted a significant (43% of cases) clinical concordance between the thermal pathway damage, the absence of instrumental signal and PHN development. Further studies are needed to address this issue.
A General Approach to L(h,k)-Label Interconnection Networks
A General Approach to {\it\bfseries L$($h,k$)$}-Label Interconnection Networks

Tiziana Calamoneri,Saverio Caminiti,Rossella Petreschi,
Tiziana Calamoneri
,Saverio Caminiti,and Rossella Petreschi

计算机科学技术学报 , 2008,
Abstract: Given two non-negative integers h and k, an L(h, k)-labeling of a graph G = (V, E) is a function from the set V to a set of colors, such that adjacent nodes take colors at distance at least h, and nodes at distance 2 take colors at distance at least k. The aim of the L(h, k)-labeling problem is to minimize the greatest used color. Since the decisional version of this problem is NP-complete, it is important to investigate particular classes of graphs for which the problem can be efficiently solved. It is well known that the most common interconnection topologies, such as Butterfly-like, Bene·s, CCC, Trivalent Cayley networks, are all characterized by a similar structure: they have nodes organized as a matrix and connections are divided into layers. So we naturally introduce a new class of graphs, called (l × n)-multistage graphs, containing the most common interconnection topologies, on which we study the L(h, k)-labeling. A general algorithm for L(h, k)-labeling these graphs is presented, and from this method an efficient L(2, 1)-labeling for Butterfly and CCC networks is derived. Finally we describe a possible generalization of our approach. Work supported in part by Sapienza University of Rome (project “Parallel and Distributed Codes”).
Supercritical Fluid Adsorption of Domperidone on Silica Aerogel  [PDF]
Giuseppe Caputo
Advances in Chemical Engineering and Science (ACES) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/aces.2013.33024

Silica aerogel (SA) was loaded with domperidone to demonstrate the potentiality of adsorption processes based on the usage of supercritical carbon dioxide to treat poorly water-soluble drugs, forming new kinds of drug delivery systems. The effects of pressure, temperature and solution concentration on loaded SA were studied. Adsorption isotherms were measured at 35and 45 and fitted with Langmuir model. Release kinetics of the adsorbed drug were also evaluated by in vitro dissolution tests. Results showed that domperidone can be uniformly dispersed into the aerogel and that the release rate of domperidone from the composite, constituted by drug and silica aerogel, is much faster than that of the crystalline drug. The proposed adsorption method is suitable for the production of domperidone fast release tablets.

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