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Omar Enzo Santangelo, Sandro Provenzano, Alberto Firenze
AIM: The university student is vulnerable to the adverse effects of many stress factors that can lead to depressive symptoms, anxiety and alcohol abuse, causing an increase in the burden of illness in young people. The aim of the study was to measure depressive symptoms, anxiety levels, and harmful alcohol consumption within the student population of the University of Palermo. METHODS: An online questionnaire was sent by e-mail to the 8500 students enrolled in the (ERSU) Regional Office for the Right to University Study's mailing list in Palermo...
March 2018: Rivista di Psichiatria
Omar Enzo Santangelo, Sandro Provenzano, Alberto Firenze
AIM: The aim of the study was to evaluate the knowledge and behavioral risks associated with sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among the students of health professions at the University of Palermo divided into two age groups (18-22 years and 23-27 years). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A self-administered questionnaire was distributed. The questionnaire is structured in three parts in addition to an introduction to socio-demographic information. The first part investigates the quality of information provided by public institutions on the subject, the second part the knowledge of contraceptive methods used to reduce the risk of contagion and the third part the knowledge of STIs and HPV vaccination...
January 2018: Annali Dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanità
Giuseppe La Torre, Rosella Saulle, Francesca Di Murro, Roberta Siliquini, Alberto Firenze, Massimo Maurici, Alice Mannocci, Vittoria Colamesta, Francesco Barillà, Fabio Ferrante, Luciano Agati
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular diseases are the leading causes of mortality and morbidity in Western countries. The possible synergistic effect of poor adherence to a Mediterranean diet (MD) and other risk factors for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) such as hypertension, cholesterol, ever smoker, BMI> 25, diabetes, has not been deeply studied. DESIGN: Case-control study. METHODS: Patients with first AMI and controls from four tertiary referral Italian centers were screened for enrolment...
2018: PloS One
Resat Duman, Ersan Çetinkaya, Rahmi Duman, Mustafa Dogan, Mehmet Cem Sabaner
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to evaluate anterior segment measurements obtained using CSO Sirius Topographer® (CSO, Firenze, Italy) and Nidek Axial Length (AL)-Scan® (Nidek CO., Gamagori, Japan). Methods: A total of 43 eyes of 43 patients were included in this prospective study. The central corneal thickness (CCT), anterior chamber depth (ACD), white-to-white distance (WTW), flat keratometry (K1), steep keratometry (K2), and mean keratometry (K) values were randomly measured three times with each device by the same examiner...
March 2018: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
A Firenze, S Provenzano, O E Santangelo, E Alagna, D Piazza, M V Torregrossa
BACKGROUND: It is necessary to implement current teaching in the healthcare and university sector by promoting new tools for the enhancement of public health, bearing in mind that some health determinants seek to create a context in which to present their own idea of innovative Startup, can represent the opportunity to give your professional contribution to the development of another's idea or to propose an improved solution to the private business. On the other hand, networking with companies and networking between training participants will allow us to recognize the importance of demonstrating their diverse skills as a key element to create a successful Startup or to implement the activities of a reality already consolidated...
November 2017: La Clinica Terapeutica
Francisco Cavas-Martínez, Laurent Bataille, Daniel G Fernández-Pacheco, Francisco J F Cañavate, Jorge L Alio
There are numerous tomographic indices for the detection of keratoconus risk. When the indexes based on corneal volume are analyzed, two problems are presented: on the one hand, they are not very sensitive to the detection of incipient cases of keratoconus because they are not locally defined in the primary developmental region of the structural abnormalities; and on the other hand, they do not register the geometric decompensation driven by the asymmetry present during the disease progression. This work performed a morphogeometric modeling of the cornea by the aid of CAD tools and using raw topographic data (Sirius system, CSO, Firenze)...
November 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
Alice Mannocci, Daniele Mipatrini, Valeria D'Egidio, Jenny Rizzo, Sara Meggiolaro, Alberto Firenze, Giovanni Boccia, Omar E Santangelo, Paolo Villari, Giuseppe La Torre, Daniele Masala
Background: Inmates have a poorer health status than the general population. The physical activity is well know that improve the wellness of the people. This multicentric cross-sectional study aimed to assess the relationship between Quality of Life (QoL) and physical activity levels among Italian prisoners. Methods: Inmates from eight prisons compiled a questionnaire. The Metabolic Equivalent of Task (MET) was used to measure inmates' weekly physical activity levels (MATwk)...
October 24, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
Diego Enríquez, María J Lamborizio, Lorena Firenze, María de la P Jaureguizar, Estanislao Díaz Pumará, Edgardo Szyld
OBJETIVE: To evaluate the performance of resident physicians in diagnosing and treating a case of anaphylaxis, six months after participating in simulation training exercises. METHODS: Initially, a group of pediatric residents were trained using simulation techniques in the management of critical pediatric cases. Based on their performance in this exercise, participants were assigned to one of 3 groups. At six months post-training, 4 residents were randomly chosen from each group to be re-tested, using the same performance measure as previously used...
August 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
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May 10, 2017: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
Giuseppina Capra, Lucia Giovannelli, Domenica Matranga, Carmelina Bellavia, Maria Francesca Guarneri, Teresa Fasciana, Giovanna Scaduto, Alberto Firenze, Alessandra Vassiliadis, Antonio Perino
While bivalent and quadrivalent HPV vaccines have been used for about 10 years, a nonavalent vaccine against HPV types 6/11/16/18/31/33/45/52 and 58 has been recently approved by FDA and EMA and is now commercially available. The objective of our study was to evaluate the potential impact of the nonavalent vaccine on HPV infection and related low- and high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (LSIL, HSIL), compared to the impact of the quadrivalent vaccine, in a female population living in Sicily (Italy)...
August 3, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
L Pellesi, S Benemei, V Favoni, C Lupi, E Mampreso, A Negro, M Paolucci, T J Steiner, M Ulivi, S Cevoli, S Guerzoni
BACKGROUND: Headache disorders are highly prevalent, and have a substantial and negative impact on health worldwide. They are largely treatable, but differences in structure, objectives, organization and delivery affect the quality of headache care. In order to recognize and remedy deficiencies in care, the Global Campaign against Headache, in collaboration with the European Headache Federation, recently developed a set of quality indicators for headache services. These require further assessment to demonstrate fitness for purpose...
December 2017: Journal of Headache and Pain
Alberto Firenze, Nicola Aleo, Clara Ferrara, Marianna Maranto, Caterina LA Cascia, Vincenzo Restivo
INTRODUCTION: Italy is the main recipient of asylum seekers in the European region, and Sicily is their first point of arrival. This geographical position creates a large job for Health Authorities to identify and deal with the health of immigrants. This study evaluates the prevalence of disease among asylum seekers, assessing which are associated factors. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted to analyse demographic and clinical data in an Acceptance Centres for Asylum Seekers from February 2012 to May 2013...
March 2016: Zdravstveno Varstvo
C Urso, B Canino, S Brucculeri, A Firenze, G Caimi
About 50% of deaths from heart failure (HF) are sudden, presumably referable to arrhythmias. Electrolyte and acid-base abnormalities are a frequent and potentially dangerous complication in HF patients. Their incidence is almost always correlated with the severity of cardiac dysfunction; furthermore leading to arrhythmias, these imbalances are associated with a poor prognosis. The frequency of ventricular ectopic beats and sudden cardiac death correlate with both plasma and whole body levels of potassium, especially in alkalemia...
July 2016: La Clinica Terapeutica
Michele Solis
The 2016 Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS) Conference, held in Florence, Italy, attracted approximately 1,800 attendees from over 54 countries to the stately Firenze Fiera Conference Center from April 2-6, 2016. Providing plenary sessions, special sessions, symposia, workshops, oral presentations and poster presentations, this 5th Biennial SIRS Conference focused on "Deconstructing Schizophrenia towards Targeted Treatment." In conjunction with the Schizophrenia Research Forum, a Web project of the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, and with our thanks to the SIRS organizers and staff, we bring you the following selected highlights...
2016: Clinical Schizophrenia & related Psychoses
Gaurav Prakash, Reena Philip, Dhruv Srivastava, Ruthchel Bacero
PURPOSE: To evaluate the robustness of numerical indications of corneal cross-linking by evaluating the inter-session reliability of recently used parameters of progression in keratoconus. METHODS: In this observational study, 100 eyes of 100 patients with keratoconus underwent analysis with the Sirius Scheimpflug Topography System (CSO, Firenze, Italy) by a single user. Two sessions (three scans per session) were performed 2 to 4 weeks apart. Cases having poor quality scans, recent visual deterioration, and ocular surgery were excluded...
July 1, 2016: Journal of Refractive Surgery
Daniele Grechi
On March 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency of Tuscany Region (Central Italy) and the Laboratory of monitoring and environmental modelling published a Report on spatial representativeness of monitoring stations for Tuscan air quality, where they supported the decommissioning of modelling stations located in the Florentine Plain. The stations of Signa, Scandicci, and Firenze-Bassi, located in a further South area, were considered representative Believing that air quality of the Plain could be evaluated by these stations is a stretch...
March 2016: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
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May 24, 2016: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
O Di Fede, A Bedogni, F Giancola, G Saia, G Bettini, F Toia, N D'Alessandro, A Firenze, D Matranga, S Fedele, G Campisi
OBJECTIVE: Osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) is a potentially severe adverse effect of various medications (bisphosphonates, anti-resorptive, and anti-angiogenic drugs). ONJ pathogenesis is still unclear although some risk factors have been recognized. Of these, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has been hypothesized as a potential risk factor for developing ONJ. This observational study will describe a multicenter case series of patients affected with RA and ONJ, and it will attempt to evaluate the association between features of ONJ and pharmacological, systemic, and site variables...
September 2016: Oral Diseases
L Di Furia, M R Rusciano, L Leonardini, P Rossi, C Giammarchi, E Vittori, S Tilocca, F L Russo, P Montuori, M Triassi, A Nardone, M D Giaimo, M Migazzi, S Piffer, A Iaria, A Trapasso, A Firenze, R Cristaudo, M Revello, A Castiglion, V Zagonel, G Iaccarino, A Addis, L Natale, C Di Somma, A Colao, A Perra, K Giova, N Montuori, M Illario
Among lifestyle factors, nutrition is one of the most important determinants of health, and represents a pivotal element of cancer risk. Nonetheless, epidemiological evidences of the relationship between several cancers and specific foods and nutrients is still inadequate, and solid conclusions are missing. Indeed, caloric restriction without malnutrition is associated to cancer prevention. Food may be also the primary route of exposure to contaminants such as metals, persistent organic pollutants, and pesticides...
December 2015: Translational Medicine @ UniSa
Daniela Bosia, Donatella Marino, Gabriella Peretti
BACKGROUND: Healthcare building humanisation is currently a widely debated issue and the development of patient centered and evidence based design is growing worldwide. Many international health organizations and researchers understand the importance of Patient Centred Design and leading architects incorporate it into the design process. In Italy this design approach is still at an early stage. The article refers to research commissioned by the Italian Health Ministry and carried out by R...
2016: Annali Dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanità
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