Serafim  Papadimitriou

Egidio Imbalzano

Assistant Professor

Messina, Italy

biography

Egidio Imbalzano working as an Assistant professor in University of Messina. Since 1992 – 1997 worked full-time as a resident at the Internal Medicine Department of Messina University Hospital, in accordance with EEC regulations.
From 1997-2001 worked in the “In-patient Department” of Radiation Oncology at the Messina University Hospital.
From 2001-2006 Worked in the Unit of Medicine and Surgery and Emergency Room of the Messina University Hospital, as chief of medical area.

 

Area of Interest


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1.Fibrinogeno, plasminogeno, antitrombina III e distrettualità della patologia vascolare aterotrombotica. A.Saitta, P. Fodale, E. Imbalzano, M. Castaldo, C. Mangano, M. Bonaiuto, M. Cinquegrani, G. Vollero, G.M. Cutuli, M. Cincotta. Atti 17° Cong. Naz. Soc. It. Pat. Vascolare, vol LXXV, n. 2, 39-40, 1995

2. Valutazione comparativa in cross-over degli effetti di ticlopidina e picotamide sulla reattività arteriolare esul rilascio di ET-1, prostaciclina e trombossano dopo treadmill test in pazienti con arteriopatia periferica. M.Bonaiuto, G. Giordano, E. Imbalzano, F. Paratore, D. D'Arrigo, A. Messina, F. Squadrito, G.M. Campo, A.Saitta. Atti 17° Cong. Naz. Soc. It. Pat. Vascolare, vol LXXV, n. 2, 53-54, 1995

3. Effetti cardiaci e vascolari periferici indotti da un trattamento in doppio cieco con carvedilolo ed atenololo in soggetti con ipertensione lieve moderata. E. Imbalzano, S.Todaro, D.D'Arrigo, P.D.Arrigo, S.Schlesinger,M.Cinquegrani, A. Oddo, A. Sardo, M. Castaldo, A. Saitta. Atti VI° Congr. Naz. Associazione Nazionale Cardiologi Extraospedalieri, 150; 1996

4. Effetti di un trattamento con picotamide sul rilascio di ET-1, prostaciclina e trombossano e sulla reattività arteriolare dopo treadmill-stress in pazienti con arteriopatia periferica. M. Bonaiuto, M. Castaldo, E.Imbalzano, A. Sardo, G. Giordano, F. Paratore, M. Cinquegrani, D. D'Arrigo, S. Schlesinger, A. Saitta. Atti 9°Con. Naz. SISA, 11, 1995

5. Transmembrane sodium transport systems in various forms of hyperlipoproteinemia. Saitta A, Saitta MN,Messina A, Bonaiuto M, Castaldo M, Cinquegrani M, Imbalzano E, Mangano C, Giordano G, Vollero G,Sardo A, Totaro S. Minerva Med. 1996 Oct;87(10):449-54. Italian. PMID: 89924064

6. Effects of cholesterol-lowering therapy on red blood cells Na+ transport systems. A. Saitta, M.N. Saitta, A.Messina, M. Castaldo, A. Sardo, M. Bonaiuto, M. Cinquegrani, E. Imbalzano, C. Mangano, M. Gravina, M.Zema, S. Totaro. Eur Atherosclerosis Soc, abstract book, 230, 1996

7. Fibrinogen, plasminogen and antithrombin III in dyslipidemic subjects with vascular disease. A. Saitta, A.Sardo, M. Castaldo, E. Imbalzano, M. Cinquegrani, M. Bonaiuto. Fibrinolysis, 10(suppl I): 19-20, 1996

8. Effects of adrenergic stimulation on transmembrane transport of Na+ in patients with essential hypertension. Saitta A, Saitta MN, Messina A, Bonaiuto M, Cinquegrani M, Squadrito G, Castaldo M, SardoA, Imbalzano E, Squadrito F. Minerva Med. 1997 Jul-Aug;88(7-8):275-82. Italian. PMID: 9304069

9. Risk factors and family history of cardiovascular disease: the Lp(a) role. A. Saitta, M. Castaldo, A. Sardo,M. Bonaiuto, M. Cinquegrani, E. Imbalzano, M. Gravina, C. Mangano, M. Zema. Multiple Risk Factors inCardiovascular Disease, 37, 1997

10. Simvastatin treatment decrease endothelin-1 levels in subjects with familial hypercholesterolemia. A.Saitta, M. Castaldo, A. Sardo, M. Bonaiuto, M. Cinquegrani, C. Mangano, M. Gravina, M. Zema, E.Imbalzano. Multiple Risk Factors in Cardiovascular Disease, 56, 1997

11. Morphological and functional changes of carotid arteries in hypertensive patients. A. Saitta, M. Bonaiuto,E. Imbalzano, M. Cinquegrani, M.A. Sardo, M. Castaldo, D. D'Arrigo, A. Oddo, P. D'Arrigo. SISA XI Cong Naz., 1, 1997

12. Erythrocyte passive potassium flux is increased in patients with ischemic coronary disease (ICD) and in subjects with family history of ICD. Saitta A, Saitta MN, Bonaiuto M, Castaldo M, Sardo A, Imbalzano E,Cinquegrani M, Squadrito F, Hannaert PA. Angiology. 1998 Jul;49(7):549-55. PMID: 9671854

13. Effects of picotamide on release of endothelin-1, thromboxane and prostacycline after treadmill stress in patients with peripheral artery disease. Saitta A, Sardo A, Bonaiuto M, Giordano G, Imbalzano E, Castaldo M, Cinquegrani M, D'Arrigo D, Campo GM, Squadrito F. Angiology. 1998 Nov;49(11):879-84. PMID:9822043

14. Profilassi della diarrea nei pazienti irradiati sul distretto pelvico. P. Delia, G. Sansotta, P. Frosina, V.Donato, E. Imbalzano, M. Pisana, S. Pergolizzi, C. De Renzis. Tumori, Vol 86-Number 6; November-Dicember 200015. Arterial mechanical changes and carotid intima media thickness in hypercholesterolemic children. S.Riggio, R. Iudicello, E. Imbalzano, R. Mandraffino, F. Maimone, S. Catanzaro, C. Tomasello, A. Saitta. Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases, Volume 18, Suppl 1, Nov 2008: S57-S58

16. The chance finding at multislice computed tomography coronary angiography of myocardial bridging.Dattilo G, Carerj S, Lamari A, Messina F, Imbalzano E, Di Bella G, Marte F, Patanè S. Int J Cardiol. 2009 Apr21.

17. The chance finding at multislice computed tomography coronary angiography of an ectopic origin of the left circumflex coronary artery from the right sinus of Valsalva. Dattilo G, Lamari A, Messina F, Imbalzano E,Salamone I, Carerj S, Marte F, Patanè S. Int J Cardiol. 2009 Apr 22.5

18. Biglycan expression in hypertensive subjects with normal or increased carotid intima-media wall thickness. Sardo MA, Mandraffino G, Campo S, Saitta C, Bitto A, Alibrandi A, Riggio S, Imbalzano E, Saitta A. Clin Chim Acta. 2009 Aug;406(1-2):89-93.

19. Pulse wave velocity and augmentation index, but not intima-media thickness, are early indicators of vascular damage in hypercholesterolemic children. S. Riggio, G. Mandraffino, M. A. Sardo, R. Iudicello, N. Camarda, E. Imbalzano, A. Alibrandi, C. Saitta, S. Carerj, T. Arrigo and A. Saitta. Eur J Clin Invest 2010; 40(3): 250–257

20. Effects of the angiotensin II receptor blocker losartan on the monocyte expression of Biglycan in hypertensive subjects. Sardo MA, Mandraffino G, Riggio S, D'Ascola A, Alibrandi A, Saitta C, Imbalzano E,Castaldo M, Cinquegrani M, Saitta A. Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol. 2010 May 24 PMID: 20497421

21. Progression of myocardial function alterations in hypertensive heart disease. Zito C, Imbalzano E, Carerj S, Saitta A, Cusmà-Piccione M, Di Bella G, Nava R, Ferrò M, Falanga G, Oreto G. G Ital Cardiol 2010 Vol 11 Suppl 1; 142.

22. Smoke exposure and circulating progenitor cells: evidence for modulation of antioxidant enzymes and cell count. Mandraffino G, Sardo MA, Riggio S, D'Ascola A, Loddo S, Alibrandi A, Saitta C, Imbalzano E,Mandraffino R, Venza M, Mormina EM, David A, Saitta A. Clin Biochem. 2010 Dec;43(18):1436-42. Epub 2010 Sep 29.

23. Circulating progenitor cells are increased in newly diagnosed untreated hypertensive patients with arterial stiffening but normal carotid intima-media thickness. Mandraffino G, Sardo MA, Riggio S, Loddo S,Imbalzano E, Alibrandi A, Saitta C, Cinquegrani M, Mormina EM, Saitta A. Hypertens Res. 2011Jul;34(7):876-83. doi: 10.1038/hr.2011.56. Epub 2011 May 19.

24. Left ventricular function in hypertension: new insight by speckle tracking echocardiography. Imbalzano E, Zito C, Carerj S, Oreto G, Mandraffino G, Cusmà-Piccione M, Di Bella G, Saitta C, Saitta A.Echocardiography. 2011 Jul;28(6):649-57. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01410.x. Epub 2011 Jun 15.

25. Effects of addition of Aliskiren compared with Ramipril or Losartan in diabetic patients with uncontrolled hypertension and microalbuminuria. E. Imbalzano, C. Tomasello, M. Creazzo, G. Trapani, G. Mandraffino, G.Lizio, A. Sardo, F. Napoli, A. Saitta. High Blood Press Cardiovasc Prev 2011; 18(3)