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Arrigo Francesco Giuseppe Cicero

Associate Professor

Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences

Academic discipline: MED/49 Food and Dietetic Sciences

Research

Research and didactic areas:

- Internal medicine and geriatrics

- Cardiovascular disease prevention

- Clinical epidemiology

- Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics

- Nutrition, Dietary supplements and Nutraceuticals



Innovative research fields:

- Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics: Numberous clinical trials (mainly phase III and IV) aiming at testing new drug indication or properties, and new drug association efficacy and tolerability, in different fields including lipidology, diabetology, cardiology, neurology, nephrology, urology. Role covered: Planning, clinical research, data analysis, result divulgation. The most part of the results of this studies are published on peer-reviewed international journals with IF.

- Human nutrition and dietary supplementation: Preclinical and clinical trials aimed at identifying nutrients or plant derived drugs (also under the form of nutraceuticals and functional foods) able to modulate cardiovascular risk factors levels or other pathological condition such as nephrolithiasis, erectile dysfunction and others, to contribute at creating an “evidence based” background where previously unavailable. Planning, clinical research, data analysis, result divulgation. The most part of the results of this studies are published on peer-reviewed international journals with IF.

- Cardiovascular disease prevention: Main field of research, where the most part of effort in conducting epidemiological and clinical studies has been concentrated. Beyond the above cited clinical trials on drugs and nutrients, different studies have been carried out to identify new clincal and laboratory determinants of cardiovascular disease risk both in general and selected population, and new clinical and laboratory markers of lipid metabolism genetic disease significantly increasing the cardiovascular disease risk. Planning, clinical research, data analysis, result divulgation. The most part of the results of this studies are published on peer-reviewed international journals with IF.

- Clinical epidemiology: Numberous transversal and longitudinal epidemiological studies carried out on general population and ambulatory setting  (see list below). The main field of research has been the epidemiology of nutritional habit, conventional and non conventional cardiovascular disease risk factors, metabolic syndrome, genetic diseases of lipid metabolism, type 2 diabetes, and drug utilization. The most part of the results of this studies are published on peer-reviewed international journals with IF.

- Internal medicine and geriatrics: The most part of the above cited studies has been carried out on adult and elderly patients affected by diseases of interntistic interest, such as hypertension, obesity, diabetes, lipid metabolism diseases,  headache, nephrolythiasis, chronic kidnery failure, erectile dysfunction and others.  Planning, clinical research, data analysis, result divulgation. The most part of the results of this studies are published on peer-reviewed international journals with IF.