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Interna 2010

Alessandra Marengoni, Alessandro Nobili, Oscar Corli, Codjo Djignefa Djade, Diana Bertoni, Mauro Tettamanti, Luca Pasina, Salvatore Corrao, Francesco Salerno, Maura Marcucci, Pier Mannuccio Mannucci
The primary aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of opioid prescriptions in hospitalized geriatric patients. Other aims were to evaluate factors associated with opioid prescription, and whether or not there was consistency between the presence of pain and prescription. Opioid prescriptions were gathered from the REgistro POliterapie Societa` Italiana di Medicina Interna (REPOSI) data for the years 2008, 2010 and 2012. 1,380 in-patients, 65+ years old, were enrolled in the first registry run, 1,332 in the second and 1,340 in the third...
April 2015: Internal and Emergency Medicine
Pietro A Modesti, Stefano Bianchi, Claudio Borghi, Matteo Cameli, Giovambattista Capasso, Antonio Ceriello, Marco Matteo Ciccone, Giuseppe Germanò, Maria Maiello, Maria Lorenza Muiesan, Salvatore Novo, Luigi Padeletti, Pasquale Palmiero, Sergio Pillon, Carlo Maria Rotella, Pier Sergio Saba, Pietro Scicchitano, Bruno Trimarco, Massimo Volpe, Roberto Pedrinelli, Matteo Di Biase
OBJECTIVES: To review information on cardiovascular health and migration, to stress the attention of researchers that much needs to be done in the collection of sound data in Italy and to allow policy makers identifying this issue as an important public health concern. BACKGROUND: In Italy, the rate of immigrants in the total number of residents increased from 2.5% in 1990 to 7.4% in 2010, and currently exceeds 10% in regions such as Lombardia, Emilia Romagna and Toscana...
September 2014: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
J J FitzGerald, F Rosendal, N de Pennington, C Joint, B Forrow, C Fletcher, A L Green, T Z Aziz
BACKGROUND: There is solid evidence of the long term efficacy of deep brain stimulation of the globus pallidus pars interna in the treatment of generalised dystonia. However there are conflicting reports concerning whether certain subgroups gain more benefit from treatment than others. We analysed the results of a series of 60 cases to evaluate the effects of previously proposed prognostic factors including dystonia aetiology, dystonia phenotype, age at onset of dystonia, and duration of dystonia prior to treatment...
December 2014: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
Maura Marcucci, Alfonso Iorio, Alessandro Nobili, Mauro Tettamanti, Luca Pasina, Codjo Djignefa Djade, Alessandra Marengoni, Francesco Salerno, Salvatore Corrao, Pier Mannuccio Mannucci
Pharmacological thromboprophylaxis (TP) is known to reduce venous thromboembolism (VTE) in medical inpatients, but the criteria for risk-driven prescription, safety and impact on mortality are still debated. We analyze data on elderly patients with multimorbidities admitted in the year 2010 to the Italian internal medicine wards participating in the REPOSI registry to investigate the rate of TP during the hospital stay, and analyze the factors that are related to its prescription. Multivariate logistic regression, area under the ROC curve and CART analysis were performed to look for independent predictors of TP prescription...
September 2013: Internal and Emergency Medicine
Luca Pasina, Codjo D Djade, Ugo Lucca, Alessandro Nobili, Mauro Tettamanti, Carlotta Franchi, Francesco Salerno, Salvatore Corrao, Alessandra Marengoni, Alfonso Iorio, Maura Marcucci, Francesco Violi, Pier Mannuccio Mannucci
BACKGROUND: Drugs with anticholinergic effects are associated with adverse events such as delirium and falls as well as cognitive decline and loss of independence. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to evaluate the association between anticholinergic burden and both cognitive and functional status, according to the hypothesis that the cumulative anticholinergic burden, as measured by the Anticholinergic Cognitive Burden (ACB) Scale and Anticholinergic Risk Scale (ARS), increases the risk of cognitive decline and impairs activities of daily living...
February 2013: Drugs & Aging
M Giannella, B Pinilla, J A Capdevila, J Martínez Alarcón, P Muñoz, J López Álvarez, E Bouza
Patients with pneumonia treated in the internal medicine department (IMD) are often at risk of healthcare-associated pneumonia (HCAP). The importance of HCAP is controversial. We invited physicians from 72 IMDs to report on all patients with pneumonia hospitalized in their department during 2 weeks (one each in January and June 2010) to compare HCAP with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP). We analysed 1002 episodes of pneumonia: 58.9% were CAP, 30.6% were HCAP and 10.4% were HAP...
August 2012: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
J M Prieto de Paula, S Franco Hidalgo
Royal Decree 1093/2010 (3 September 2010) establishes the minimum data set that the clinical reports of discharges and outpatient visits elaborated in the facilities of the National Health System should contain, among others. Until then, the Ministerial Order 221/1984, that only required the drawing up of a discharge report for patients seen in a hospital-regime health care establishment, was in force. In spite of the importance of these documents, their quality is far from that desired, especially that of the reports on visits, which, among other things, are not performed in a high percentage of the cases...
February 2012: Revista Clínica Española
David M Dohan Ehrenfest, Lydia Vazquez, Yeong-Joon Park, Gilberto Sammartino, Jean-Pierre Bernard
Dental implants are commonly used in daily practice; however, most surgeons do not really know the characteristics of these biomedical devices they are placing in their patients. The objective of this work is to describe the chemical and morphological characteristics of 14 implant surfaces available on the market and to establish a simple and clear identification (ID) card for all of them, following the classification procedure developed in the Dohan Ehrenfest et al (2010) Codification (DEC) system. Fourteen implant surfaces were characterized: TiUnite (Nobel Biocare), Ospol (Ospol), Kohno HRPS (Sweden & Martina), Osseospeed (AstraTech), Ankylos (Dentsply Friadent), MTX (Zimmer), Promote (Camlog), BTI Interna (Biotechnology Institute), EVL Plus (SERF), Twinkon Ref (Tekka), Ossean (Intra-Lock), NanoTite (Biomet 3I), SLActive (ITI Straumann), Integra-CP/NanoTite (Bicon)...
October 2011: Journal of Oral Implantology
Guillermo J Ruiz-Delgado, Julio Macías-Gallardo, Julia Lutz-Presno, Javier Garcés-Eisele, Ana Hernández-Arizpe, Maryel Montes-Montiel, Guillermo J Ruiz-Argüelles
Twenty one patients with CBF-AML presented prospectively in the Centro de Hematología y Medicina Interna de Puebla (Puebla, México) between February 1995 and March 2010, 14 with the t(8;21)(q22;q22) and 7 with the inv(16)(p13;q22)/t(16;16)(p13;q22); they represent 13% of all cases of AML. The median age of the patients was 24 years (range 1 to 61). Seven of 14 patients with t(8;21)(q22;q22) had an M2 morphology whereas 3/7 with the inv(16) had an M4 morphology; in addition to the myeloid markers identified by flow-cytometry (surface CD13, surface CD33, and cytoplasmic myeloperoxidase) lymphoid markers were identified in the blast cells of 8/14 cases of the t(8;21) patients, but in no patient with the inv(16)...
January 2011: Revista de Investigación Clínica; Organo del Hospital de Enfermedades de la Nutrición
P Conthe et al.
The principal actions carried out by the Spanish Society of Internal Medicine (SEMI) during the last year are reviewed in this work. The projects that are going to be developed immediately in 2010 are also announced. In 2009, it was aimed to improve the communication policy, consolidate and strengthen the structure of the Society with the creation of a permanent committee, stimulate the activities of the strategic Work Groups and the promotion of new organizational models. A new Work Group was established on Internal Medicine in private practice...
January 2010: Revista Clínica Española
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