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Expression of the Society of Medicine and Natural Sciences of Parma and Centre on Health System's Organization, Quality and Sustainability, Parma. Acta Bio Medica is now one of the few Italian generals reviewed publications on major international databases. Divided into sections on research, case studies and updated monograph, is a training tool for broad spectrum close to the most recent advan
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Current Issue

Vol 90 No 2 (2019)

Published: 2019-05-23


Why urbanisation and health?

Andrea Lenzi
Abstract 189 | PDF Downloads 98

Page 181-183

New perspectives in Gerontology and Geriatrics

Jean Pierre Baeyens
Abstract 150 | PDF Downloads 103

Page 184-186


Efficacy of 12-weeks velpatasvir plus sofosbuvir-based regimen in HCV-naive subjects with mild fibrosis: a meta-analysis

Mariantonietta Pisaturo, Antonio Russo, Lorenzo Onorato, Nicola Coppola
Abstract 332 | PDF Downloads 165

Page 187-196

From liposuction to adipose-derived stem cells: indications and technique

Francesco Simonacci, Nicolò Bertozzi, Michele Pio Grieco, Edoardo Raposio
Abstract 235 | PDF Downloads 163

Page 197-208

Original articles

Urban diabetes: the case of the metropolitan area of Rome

Antonio Nicolucci, Maria Chiara Rossi, Ketty Vaccaro, Roberta Crialesi, Stefania Rossetti, Stefano da Empoli, Lucio Corsaro, Lelio Morviducci, Marco G. Baroni, Simona Frontoni, Francesco Dotta
Abstract 179 | PDF Downloads 125

Page 209-214

Clinical utility of beta-hydroxybutyrate measurement in the management of physiological ketosis at home in children under 5

Maurizio Vanelli, Carla Mastrorilli, Valentina Fainardi, Brunella Iovane, Chiara Scarabello, Piero Veronese, Umberto Fanelli, Tiziana Incerti, Bertrand Tchana, Icilio Dodi, Dora Di Mauro
Abstract 156 | PDF Downloads 112

Page 215-220

Interleukin-10 and Transforming Growth Factor Beta1 Gene Polymorphisms in Chronic Heart Failure

Mohammad Jafar Mahmoudi, Mona Hedayat, Mohammad Taghvaei, Sara Harsini, Ebrahim Nematipour, Nima Rezaei, Elham Farhadi, Maryam Mahmoudi, Maryam Sadr, Nilufar Esfahanian, Keramat Nourijelyani, Ali Akbar Amirzargar
Abstract 212 | PDF Downloads 131

Page 221-227

Adverse events during testosterone replacement therapy in 95 young hypogonadal thalassemic men

Vincenzo De Sanctis, Ashraf T Soliman, Shahina Daar, Salvatore Di Maio
Abstract 422 | PDF Downloads 238

Page 228-232

The “Patient’s Empowerment rights-duty Charter”: new communication tools targeted at patient and professionals in a Hematology and Bone marrow transplant center

Cipriana Mengozzi, Giovanna Campaniello, Franco Aversa, Francesca Re, Barbara Calatafimi, Roberto Albertini, Francesca Montali
Abstract 143 | PDF Downloads 93

Page 233-240

Comparative study on anti-proliferative potentials of zinc oxide and aluminium oxide nanoparticles in colon cancer cells

Vimala Devi Subramaniam, Murugesan Ramachandran, Francesco Marotta, Antara Banerjee, Xiao Feng Sun, Surajit Pathak
Abstract 191 | PDF Downloads 112

Page 241-247

Safety and efficacy of Rotigotine in hospedalized patients with Vascular Parkinsonism aged 75 and older: effects on movement, praxis capacities, time-space orientation, quality of life and adherence to medical therapy.

Nicolino Marchitto, Francesco Sindona, Alberto Pannozzi, Serenella Gioia Dalmaso, Sabrina Anticoli, Gianfranco Raimondi
Abstract 150 | PDF Downloads 101

Page 248-250

Abdominal pain and internal hernias after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: are we dealing with the tip of an iceberg?

Francesco Tartamella, Antonio Ziccarelli, Stefano Cecchini, Michelina Ferro, Matteo Riccò, Edoardo Baldini, Rudj Mancini, Marco Anselmino, Federico Marchesi
Abstract 161 | PDF Downloads 91

Page 251-258

Urethrovaginal space during the third trimester of pregnancy is not related to vaginal orgasm

Giovanni Sisti, Mauro Cozzolino, Flavia Sorbi, Carlo Maria Oranges, Maria Isabel Pachon Romero, Riccardo Landi, Andrea Sisti, Massimiliano Fambrini
Abstract 185 | PDF Downloads 121

Page 259-264

Pru p 3 sensitization in children with allergy to Parietaria pollens

Giorgio Ciprandi, Paolo Del Barba, Michela Silvestri, Salvatore Barberi, Maria Angela Tosca
Abstract 173 | PDF Downloads 97

Page 265-268

Tetanus vaccination status in construction workers: results from an institutional surveillance campaign

Matteo Riccò, Luigi Vezzosi, Carlo Cella, Marco Pecoraro, Giacomo Novembre, Alessandro Moreo, Enrico Maria Ognibeni, Gert Schallenberg, Graziano Maranelli
Abstract 160 | PDF Downloads 88

Page 269-278

Alexithymia in adults with brittle type 1 diabetes

Lorenzo Pelizza, Simona Pupo
Abstract 263 | PDF Downloads 142

Page 279-287

The requirements for manufacturing highly active or sensitising drugs comparing Good Manufacturing Practices

Fabio Petrelli, Alessandro Caraffa, Stefania Scuri, Iolanda Grappasonni, Elena Magrini, Aldo Cocchini
Abstract 178 | PDF Downloads 256

Page 288-299

Atypical use of pediatric flexible nails in the treatment of diaphyseal fractures in adults

Alessio Pedrazzini, Paolo Bastia, Nicola Bertoni, Bianca Pedrabissi, Henry Claudel Yewo Simo, Vanni Medina, Francesco Ceccarelli, Francesco Pogliacomi
Abstract 156 | PDF Downloads 102

Page 300-307

Focus On

Pre-operative assessment of internal mucosal rectal prolapse in internal hemorrhoids: technical details and results from a single institution

Luigi Percalli, Luigi Passalia, Renato Pricolo, Matteo Riccò
Abstract 190 | PDF Downloads 105

Page 308-315

Newborn screening in Nigeria: will incorporating congenital hypothyroidism with sickle cell disease improve neonatal screening programme?

Iroro Enameguolo Yarhere, Tamunopriye Jaja, Datonye Briggs, Lorenzo Iughetti
Abstract 154 | PDF Downloads 102

Page 316-320

Case Reports

Herpes Simplex Virus 1 encephalitis with normal cerebrospinal fluid after brain radiotherapy in a patient with glioblastoma. A case report and review of literature

Carlotta Mutti, Erica Curti, Rosario Ciliento, Andrea Melpignano, Irene Florindo, Lucia Zinno, Enrico Sasso, Liborio Parrino, Giovanni Pavesi, Anna Elisabetta Vaudano
Abstract 203 | PDF Downloads 106

Page 327-330

Tetralogy of Fallot whit a “contralateral” ductus arteriosus

Lucio Careddu, Francesco D Petridis, Emanuela Angeli, Giorgio Romano, Andrea Donti, Gaetano D Gargiulo
Abstract 155 | PDF Downloads 80

Page 331-332

Unusual meningitis caused by non-typhoid Salmonella in an Italian infant: a case report

Monica Ficara, Valentina Cenciarelli, Lisa Montanari, Beatrice Righi, Simone Fontjin, Greta Cingolani, Barbara Predieri, Alberto Berardi, Laura Lucaccioni, Lorenzo Iughetti
Abstract 196 | PDF Downloads 115

Page 333-338

Endovascular treatment of iliac artery rupture after septic embolization

Silvia Eleonora Gazzani, Claudio Bianchini Massoni, Carla Marcato, Ilaria Paladini, Cristina Rossi
Abstract 149 | PDF Downloads 74

Page 339-342

A remarkable pattern of a tibial plateau fracture - use of a safe technique with practical advantages in the surgical field

Georgios Touloupakis, Stefano Ghirardelli, Elena Biancardi, Luigi Bibiano, Guido Antonini, Cornelio Crippa
Abstract 242 | PDF Downloads 129

Page 343-347

Severe metabolic alkalosis due to diuretic treatment in a patient with distal renal tubular acidosis: a rare association

Laura Lucaccioni, Elena Coccolini, Alessandra Dozza, Sante Lucio Cantatore, Alberto Berardi, Barbara Predieri, Lorenzo Iughetti
Abstract 217 | PDF Downloads 151

Page 348-352

Medical Humanities

The beginning of smallpox vaccination in the Duchy of Parma

Raffaele Virdis
Abstract 121 | PDF Downloads 83

Page 321-326

Letters to the Editors

Osteoarchaeology and the History of Medicine in our experience

Silvia Iorio, Paola Badino, Ilaria Gorini, Massimo Aliverti
Abstract 141 | PDF Downloads 96

Page 353-354

e-Letters: Comments and Responses

Metformin, arterial contrast and acute kidney Injury

Amos Lal, Nimal Kaur, Nitin Trivedi
Abstract 258 | PDF Downloads 121

Page 355-356

Editorial - Healthy Aging

Review - Healthy Aging

Definitions of successful ageing: a brief review of a multidimensional concept

Annele Urtamo, Satu K. Jyväkorpi, Timo E. Strandberg
Abstract 194 | PDF Downloads 144

Page 359-363

Original article - Healthy Aging

Proactive interception and care of Frailty and Multimorbidity in older persons: the experience of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing and the response of Parma Local Health Trust and Lab through European Projects

Yari Longobucco, Chiara Benedetti, Sara Tagliaferri, Vincenza Valentina Angileri, Elisa Adorni, Michele Pessina, Luna Zerbinati, Lorenzo Cicala, Giovanna Pelà, Vittoria Giacomini, Mirca Barbolini, Fulvio Lauretani, Marcello Giuseppe Maggio
Abstract 217 | PDF Downloads 120

Page 364-374

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New shapes and original creations: the dependent nature of the individual in a Nahua community in Mexico

Silvia Iorio, Paola Badino, Marta Licata
Abstract 16 | PDF Downloads 17

Page 310-318

Evaluation of muscle tears in professional athletes using diffusion-weighted imaging and apparent diffusion coefficient: preliminary results

Elisabetta Antonia Nocerino, Alberto Aliprandi, Rodolfo Tavana, Stefano Mazzoni, Gianni Di Leo, Eugenio Annibale Genovese
Abstract 137 | PDF Downloads 86

Page 238-244

Everything in the “right” place: multifocal transient ST segment elevation in patient with single coronary artery arising from the right Valsalva sinus

Sergio Suma, Claudia Buffa, Emilia Solinas, Bruno Borrello, Nicola Gaibazzi, Tiziano Gherli, Luigi Vignali
Abstract 64 | PDF Downloads 40

Page 336-338

Status dystonicus: management and prevention in children at high risk

Alessandro Iodice, Francesco Pisani
Abstract 20 | PDF Downloads 21

Page 207-212

Mobilization of the contralateral limb in Slump position: effects on knee extension in healthy adult subjects

Leonardo Pellicciari, Matteo Paci, Tommaso Geri, Daniele Piscitelli, Marco Baccini
Abstract 180 | PDF Downloads 120

Page 245-252

Dysplasia spondyloepiphysaria and patella dislocation: a case followed over 10 years

Michael Kurt Memminger
Abstract 18 | PDF Downloads 11

Page 326-330

Mechanisms of pathophysiology of blood vessels in patients with multiple sclerosis treated with ozone therapy: a systematic review

Javad Ameli, Abdolali Banki, Fariborz Khorvash, Vincenzo Simonetti, Nematollah Jonaidi Jafari, Morteza Izadi
Abstract 394 | PDF Downloads 181

Page 213-217

Could Bet v 1 affect sensitization molecular pattern in children?

Maria Angela Tosca, Michela Silvestri, Angela Pistorio, Roberta Olcese, Paolo Del Barba, Giorgio Ciprandi
Abstract 82 | PDF Downloads 50

Page 281-286

Unplanned migration flow: the acceptance system response, Perugia

Vincenza Gianfredi, Massimo Moretti, Massimo Gigli, Igino Fusco-Moffa
Abstract 17 | PDF Downloads 13

Page 253-258

Clinical monitoring of safety and functionality of a non-medicated patch for pain alleviation associated to dysmenorrhea

Michela Maria Mori, Silvia Busoli Badiale, Ornella Pastoris, Fernando Bianchi, Marco Claudio Angelinetta
Abstract 62 | PDF Downloads 38

Page 287-292

Nursing Summary: designing a nursing section in the Electronic Health Record

Sara Dionisi, Emanuele Di Simone, Gregorio Marco Alicastro, Sara Angelini, Noemi Giannetta, Laura Iacorossi, Marco Di Muzio
Abstract 199 | PDF Downloads 95

Page 293-299

Hypersensitivity pneumonia and HIV infection in occupational settings: a case report from northern Italy

Matteo Riccò, Alessandro Vignali, Marco Pesci
Abstract 129 | PDF Downloads 83

Page 331-335

Peripheral neuropathies after bariatric surgery. Preliminary results from a single-centre prospective study in Northern Italy.

Matteo Riccò, Chiara Rapacchi, Andrea Romboli, Luigi Vezzosi, Francesco Rubichi, Gabriele Luciano Petracca, Stefania Ferrari, Marina Valente, Francesco Tartamella, Federico Marchesi
Abstract 16 | PDF Downloads 11

Page 259-265

VBAC: antenatal predictors of success

Giuseppe Trojano, Gianluca Raffaello Damiani, Claudiana Olivieri, Mario Villa, Antonio Malvasi, Raffaello Alfonso, Maria Gaetani, Ettore Cicinelli
Abstract 241 | PDF Downloads 194

Page 300-309

Co-existence of maternal overweight and obesity with childhood undernutrition in rural and urban communities of Lagos State, Nigeria

Idowu O. Senbanjo, Comfort O. Senbanjo, Wasiu A. Afolabi, Ibiyemi O. Olayiwola
Abstract 60 | PDF Downloads 37

Page 266-274

Validation of in vitro labeling method for human use of heat-damage red blood cells to detect splenic tissue and hemocateretic function

Antonino Sammartano, Maura Scarlattei, Silvia Migliari, Giorgio Baldari, Livia Ruffini
Abstract 167 | PDF Downloads 110

Page 275-280

A child of two mothers: what about the father? Italian overview

Gianluca Montanari Vergallo
Abstract 20 | PDF Downloads 16

Page 319-325

What still prevents to acknowledge a major role for pulmonary rehabilitation in COPD treatment?

Cristoforo Incorvaia, Lorenzo Panella, Antonello Caserta, Irene Pellicelli, Erminia Ridolo
Abstract 56 | PDF Downloads 37

Page 218-224

Medicine does not have to cure the poor”. The thought of Giovanni Bianchi (1693-1775)

Marta Licata, Giuseppe Armocida, Rosagemma Ciliberti
Abstract 17 | PDF Downloads 13

Page 339-340

Evaluation of the antimicrobial activity of novel composite plastics containing two silver (I) additives, acyl pyrazolonate and acyl pyrazolone

Stefania Scuri, Fabio Petrelli, Iolanda Grappasonni, Loveth Idemudia, Fabio Marchetti, Corrado Di Nicola
Abstract 18 | PDF Downloads 15

Page 370-377

Marital status and paternity in patients with Transfusion- Dependent Thalassemia (TDT) and Non Transfusion-Dependent Thalassemia (NTDT): an ICET - A survey in different countries

Vincenzo De Sanctis, Ashraf T Soliman, Ihab El-Hakim, Soteroula Christou, Demetris Mariannis, Mehran Karimi, Vassilis Ladis, Antonis Kattamis, Shahina Daar, Mohamed Yassin, Duran Canatan, Maria Concetta Galati, Giuseppe Raiola, Saveria Campisi, Shruti Kakkar, Valeria Kaleva, Forough Saki, Andreas Ellinides, Giorgos Pikis, Constantinos Christodoulides, Mohamed Abdulla, Salvatore Di Maio, Charalambos Theodoridis, Heba Elsedfy, Christos Kattamis
Abstract 135 | PDF Downloads 57

Page 225-237

Long-term prednisone versus hydrocortisone treatment in children with classic Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH) and a brief review of the literature

Shaymaa Elsayed Abdel Meguid Ahmed , Ashraf T Soliman , Magdy A Ramadan , Ahmed Elawwa , Ahmed Mohamed Said Abugabal , Mohamed Hassan Ahmed Emam, Vincenzo De Sanctis
Abstract 25 | PDF Downloads 21

Page 360-369

Autoimmune diseases in Turner syndrome: an overview

Doaa Khater
Abstract 21 | PDF Downloads 21

Page 341-344

Vaccine Hesitancy and Mandatory Immunizations in Emilia-Romagna Region: the case of MMR vaccine

Davide Gori, Magda Ialonardi, Anna Odone, Beatrice Ricci, Maria Grazia Pascucci, Gabriella Frasca, Sergio Venturi, Carlo Signorelli, Maria Pia Fantini
Abstract 0 | PDF Downloads 0

Page 394-397

Continuity of care for patients with hip fracture after discharge from rehabilitation facility

Diego Contro, Sara Elli, SIlvana Castaldi, Marco Formili, Ilaria Ardoino, Antonello Valerio Caserta, Lorenzo Panella
Abstract 0 | PDF Downloads 0

Correlations between tumor-infiltrating and circulating lymphocyte subpopulations in advanced renal cancer patients treated with nivolumab

Melissa Bersanelli, Letizia Gnetti, Augusto Vaglio, Nicola Sverzellati, Nicoletta Campanini, Monia Incerti, Maricla Galetti, Elena Varotti, Michele Corrado, Raffaele Parziale, Lorena Bottarelli, Cinzia Azzoni, Enrico Maria Silini, Francesco Leonardi, Sebastiano Buti
Abstract 150 | PDF Downloads 46

Residual interfragmentary gap after intramedullary nailing of fragility fractures of the humeral diaphysis: short and midterm term results

Fabrizio Ferrara, Elena Biancardi, Georgios Touloupakis, Luigi Bibiano, Stefano Ghirardelli, Guido Antonini, Cornelio Crippa
Abstract 120 | PDF Downloads 79

Workplace violence against healthcare workers in Emergency Departments. A case-control study

Gabriele d'Ettorre; Vincenza Pellicani; Annamaria Vullo
Abstract 334 | PDF Downloads 129

CT-guided biopsy of subdiaphragmatic small renal nodule with the coaxial technique using MPR images

Luca Saba, Francesco Saba, Federica Fellini
Abstract 93 | PDF Downloads 62

Antidotal or protective effects of honey and one of its major polyphenols, chrysin, against natural and chemical toxicities

Saeed Samarghandian, Tahereh Farkhondeh, Mohsen Azimi-Nezhad, Ali Mohammad Pourbagher Shahri
Abstract 182 | PDF Downloads 163

Clinical and radiological features of mesenteric panniculitis: a critical overview

Giuseppe Buragina, Alberto Magenta Biasina, Gianpaolo Carrafiello
Abstract 237 | PDF Downloads 154

Conservative treatment in early stage endometrial cancer: a review

Giuseppe Trojano, Claudiana Olivieri, Gianluca Raffaello Damiani, Ettore Cicinelli
Abstract 221 | PDF Downloads 185

Five year long term result of total joint arthroplasties in the treatment of trapeziometacarpal osteoarthritis

David Gómez-Garrido, Victor Triviño-Mayoral, Victor Delgado-Alcala, Javier Cervera-Irimia, Maria Medina-Lorca, Felix Sánchez-Sánchez, Cristina Ibáñez-Vicente, Ignacio Pérez-Gurbindo, Luigi Meccariello, Giuseppe Rollo, Giuseppe Pica, Alessandro Tomarchio, Andrea Pasquino, Michele Bisaccia
Abstract 116 | PDF Downloads 93

Care for others: the female perspective

Marta Licata, Giuseppe Armocida, Rosagemma Ciliberti
Abstract 17 | PDF Downloads 14

Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome in an oncological normotensive patient: evidence for a pathogenic role of concomitant low magnesium serum levels and chemotherapy treatment

Federica Zappia, Ignazio Verzicco, Riccardo Simoni, Massimiliano Ferrari, Pietro Coghi, Francesca Bozzetti, Valentina Cannone, Riccardo Volpi, Aderville Cabassi
Abstract 112 | PDF Downloads 19

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