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Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis

Luigi Percalli, Renato Pricolo, Luigi Passalia, Paolo Croce, Matteo Ricco', Roberto Berretta, Federico Marchesi
Vaginal cuff dehiscence is a rare complication of hysterectomies which seems to be more frequent after surgery with laparoscopic suture of the cuff. We present a clinical case of evisceration of the small bowel emerging from vaginal cuff dehiscence, successfully repaired by positioning a low profile polypropylene ePTFE mesh*.
September 13, 2016: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
Laura Lombardi, Elena Garrisi, Matteo Ricco', Federico Marchesi, Emilio Casolari, Claudia Gatti, Carmine G Del Rossi
PURPOSE: We aimed at investigating bowel function in children and adolescents with anorectal malformations (ARMs) and assess their quality of life (QoL), in order to define a personal program of bowel management improving both clinical condition and self-confidence. METHODS: A total of 55 patients treated for ARM by Posterior Sagittal Ano-Recto-Plasty (PSARP) from 2000 to 2014 were included into the study. The parents of 41 patients answered two telephone questionnaires about the parents' self-efficacy and about QoL (GIQLI)...
September 13, 2016: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
Antonio Pavarani, Chiara Martini, Veronica Gafa', Paola Bini, Mario Silva, Caterina Ghetti, Nicola Sverzellati
AIM: To assess quality and radiologists' preference of low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) reconstructed with filtered back projection (FBP) or Iterative Reconstruction. METHODS: Thin-section LDCTs (1-mm thick contiguous images; 120 kVp; 30 mAs) of 38 consecutive unselected patients, evaluated for various clinical indications, were reconstructed by four different reconstruction algorithms: FBP and Sinogram-AFfirmed Iterative Reconstruction (SAFIRE) with three different strengths, from 2 to 4 (i...
September 13, 2016: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
Carlo Signorelli, Anna Odone, Alessia Miduri, Paola Cella, Cesira Pasquarella, Armando Gozzini, Pasquale Tamburrino, Enrico Castellacci
Scant data is available on immunization policies and practices among professional athletes. Following up on a recent review on the topic, we conducted a survey among Italian Serie A soccer teams during the influenza season 2015-16, to explore vaccination practices and attitudes as well as influenza vaccine uptake. The survey covered a sample of over 600 professional athletes from 20 teams and was carried out in collaboration with the Italian Association of Physicians of Professional Football Teams (L.A.M.I...
September 13, 2016: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
Melissa Bersanelli, Sebastiano Buti
N/A (Letter to the Editor).
2016: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
Federico Marchesi, Chiara Rapacchi, Vittoria Pattonieri, Francesco Tartamella, Maria Teresa Mita, Stefano Cecchini
Refractory esophageal strictures are a common sequela of caustic ingestion. If endoscopic dilation becomes ineffective, esophagectomy represents the only therapeutic option. The minimally invasive approach, specifically the thoracoscopic access in prone position, may allow postoperative morbidity to be reduced. We present the first case described in the Literature of minimally invasive esophagectomy in prone position for a long-term failure of endoscopic dilation after caustic ingestion.
2016: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
Stefano Cecchini, Federico Marchesi, Pietro Caruana, Francesco Tartamella, Maria Teresa Mita, Francesco Rubichi, Luigi Roncoroni
Heterotopia of pancreatic tissue is a common developmental anomaly, affecting predominantly the gastrointestinal tract. The case of a symptomatic cyst arising from the posterior gastric wall in a 40-year-old man is presented, undergoing laparoscopic gastric wedge resection. Pathology report described a cyst of the gastric wall lined by ductal pancreatic epithelium.
2016: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
Maria Teresa Mita, Federico Marchesi, Stefano Cecchini, Francesco Tartamella, Matteo Ricco', Hariscine Keng Abongwa, Luigi Roncoroni
BACKGROUND: Gastric cancer mortality rates have remained relatively unchanged over the past decades, in spite of progressive decrease in incidence. Nodal status represents a key factor for prognostic assessment, allowing a tailored-made adjuvant therapy for the patients. The aim of this study is to evaluate the prognostic influence of different nodal involvement indicators on the overall survival in a large series of patients submitted to gastrectomy at our Institution. METHODS: we retrospectively collected data from 634 newly diagnosed patients with gastric cancer who underwent curative gastrectomy, with D1/D2 lymphadenectomy during the last 20 years...
2016: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
Patrizia Mammi, Rodolfo Brianti, Laura Galuppo, Paolo Caffarra
INTRODUCTION: Parkinsonism may occur after brain lesions such as subarachnoid hemorrhage (1), hydrocephalus (2,3), slit ventricle (4), or shunt revision (5).Until now, pathogenesis remains unclear. METHOD: Case Report. RESULTS: We described the case of a 53 years Caucasian male with subarachnoid hemorrhage after anterior communicating artery aneurysm rupture, with subsequent complications and early development of bilateral extrapiramidal symptoms...
2016: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
Carmine Siniscalchi, Pietro Rossetti, Anna Rocci, Pasquale Rubino, Manuela Basaglia, Nicola Gaibazzi, Roberto Quintavalla
A 76 year-old woman was admitted to the Emergency Department for recent-onset dyspnea and cough. The electrocardiogram was considered inconclusive. A thoracic X-ray showed global cardiac profile enlargement. Computed tomography, acutely performed in the clinical suspicion of atypical pneumonia/myocarditis or pericardial effusion, showed cardiac enlargement especially of the right chambers. In order to investigate Ebstein's anomaly, pericardial cysts, tumors or other conditions of the right heart a simple trans-thoracic echocardiogram was performed...
2016: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
Gennaro Fiorentino, Riccardo Cepparulo, Enricomaria Lunini, Alberto Guardoli, Luca Berni, Alberto Fontanarosa, Aldo Guardoli
BACKGROUND: About 4% of glenohumeral dislocations are posterior and only 1% is associated with fracture of the humeral head. Most frequent causes are high energy traumas, seizures and electrocution. The fracture and the posterior dislocation, associated with the trauma and capsular lesion can cause an important vascular damage of the humeral head. METHODS: We describe 5 cases of posterior fracture-dislocation of the shoulder that required open reduction and internal fixation treated using double approach: posterior approach for reduction humeral head and eventually bone and capsular posterior repair and anterior approach for osteosynthesis...
2016: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
Vincenzo De Sanctis, Ihab Zaki Elhakim, Ashraf T Soliman, Heba Elsedfy, Nada Soliman, Rania Elalaily
: Obiective: To describe the characteristics of nipple development during puberty in Italian females. In addition this is compared with Tanner criteria for breast and pubic hair development at different stages and correlated with body mass index (BMI) and the menstrual age. DESIGN: Cross-sectional observational study. SETTING: Italian children and adolescents consecutively assessed at the Endocrine and Adolescent Outpatient Clinic of Private Accredited Quisisana Hospital of Ferrara...
2016: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
Alireza Khosravi, Mojgan Gharipour, Mohaddeseh Behjati, Masoumeh Sadeghi, Pouja Nezafati, Mohammad Talaie, Shahin Shirani, Mahnaz Jozan
BACKGROUND: Along with tripartiteclose relationship of socioeconomic level, smoking, and prevalence of hypertension, the present study aimed to assess the relationship between socioeconomic status (SES) and hypertension based on habitual smoking in Iranian population. METHODS: The present study analyzed the individuals subsample consisted of 9623 subjects, out of all people resident in Isfahan province in Iran of the wave of the Isfahan Heart Health Project (IHHP) in three cities in Iran: Isfahan, Najafabad and Arak...
2016: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
M F Corona, P Cataldi, G Zaccagnini, S Maddaluno, V Capone, A Conti, D Carlucci, S Silvano, A Bertone, Stefano Parmigiani
In our perinatal unit we applied the ten steps of WHO/UNICEF for Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative and evaluated the percentage of exclusive (EBF) or complementary breastfeeding (CBF), and of formula fed (FF) healthy full-term infants (HFI) at hospital discharge (HD). HFI performing EBF at HD were 85.3%, a quite high value. At the age of 3 mths EBF percentage ranged between 59-62.4%, and at 6 mths it decreased to 51.7-37.7%. Customer satisfaction questionnaire at HD ranked "good" to "very good" in 92.8%. Causes of breastfeeding reduction with time and comparison with previous and actual situation in Italy and civilized countries are discussed...
2016: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
Francesco Pogliacomi, Paolo Schiavi, Massimo Defilippo, Maurizio Corradi, Enrico Vaienti, Francesco Ceccarelli, Roberto Rotini, Filippo Calderazzi
BACKGROUND: The treatment of complex distal humerus fractures is challenging and is often associated with unsatisfactory results. Anatomic reduction and stable internal fixation is difficult to obtain, especially in elderly osteoporotic patients. For these reasons, total elbow arthroplasty (TEA) has recently evolved as a valid procedure in selected cases following these injuries. The aim of this study was to analyze outcomes of TEA for the treatment of complex distal humerus fractures in 20 low-demanding patients over 65 years of age...
2016: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
Carmine Siniscalchi, Claudio Reverberi, Nicola Gaibazzi
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Individuals with ischemia during cardiac stress-test (cST) have a high risk of developing myocardial infarction (MI), but the pathophysiologic mechanism has never been clarified. It is thought that non flow-limiting coronary plaques (FLP) cause more often MI than FLP, but this is in contradiction with the predictive value of cST. We investigated the correspondence between reversible ischemia and location of subsequent MI, since functional assessment shortly before MI could clarify whether the culprit plaque is a FLP or not...
2016: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
Giuseppina Salzano, Mariarosa Calafiore, Cristina Mignosa, Stefano Passanisi, Jessica Trombatore, Giuseppina Zirilli
BACKGROUND: It is unknown whether phenotypic expression of Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) might be conditioned by the association with Turner syndrome (TS). OBJECTIVES: To focus on the most recent pediatric studies concerning epidemiology and biochemical course of HT in TS girls. DESIGN: The epidemiological peculiarities of TS-related HT in pediatric age were compared with those usually observed in non-TS girls with HT and results are summarized in Tables 1 and 2...
2016: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
Giuseppina Zirilli, Giuseppina Salzano, Domenico Corica, Claudia Ventrici, Gilberto Candela, Federica Porcaro
BACKGROUND: It is not well known whether the association with Down's syndrome (DS) may be able to affect the phenotypic expression of Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT). OBJECTIVES: To review the most recent literature data about the specific peculiarities of HT in DS children. DESIGN: The main epidemiological features of DS-related HT were compared with those generally reported in HT children without DS. The prevalence rates of the different thyroid function patterns detected at the time of HT diagnosis and five years later were summarized in Tables 1 and 2...
2016: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
Vincenzo De Sanctis, Ashraf T Soliman, Nada A Soliman, Rania Elalaily, Salvatore Di Maio, Elsaid M A Bedair, Islam Kassem, Giuseppe Millimaggi
Unaccompanied minors refer to immigrants who are under the age of 18 and are not under the care of a parent or legal guardian. Age assessment is used in Europe mainly to establish whether or not an individual is under 18 years of age and therefore eligible for protection under the United Nations' Convention on the Rights of the Child (UN - CRC). EU Member States use a combination of techniques to determine the age of a minor and to certify minor status, including interviews and documentation, physical examinations (anthropometric assessment; sexual maturity assessment; dental observation); psychological and sociological assessment; radiological tests (carpal, dental or collarbone x-rays)...
2016: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
Massimo De Filippo
This special issue covers important and controversial topics in radiology. Each topic addressed presents important viewpoints from leading radiologists. High-quality reproductions of radiographs, CT scans, MR images, and sonograms clearly depict what is being described in each article. This articles offer an outstanding, time-saving investigation into some current topics most relevant to radiologists.
2016: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
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