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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, founded in 1806, 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
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Correlation between CT findings and thoracoscopic diagnosis in diffuse pleural disease

Edoardo Piacibello, Luciano Cardinale, Luisella Righi, Nicola Sverzellati, Francesco Ardissone, Andrea Veltri
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Functional outcomes of percutaneous correction of hallux valgus in not symptomatic flatfoot: a case series study

Ottorino Catani, Federico Fusini, Fabio Zanchini, Fabrizio Sergio, Giovanni Cautiero, Jorge Hector Villafañe, Francesco Langella
Abstract 15 | PDF Downloads 11

Oil injection for cosmetic enhancement of the upper extremities: a case report and review of literature

Andrea Sisti, Maria T. Huayllani, David J. Restrepo, Daniel Boczar, Oscar J. Manrique, Peter N. Broer, Shane A. Shapiro, Antonio J. Forte
Abstract 14 | PDF Downloads 13

International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) and correlation between disability and finance assets in chronic stroke patients

Nicola Marotta, Antonio Ammendolia, Cinzia Marinaro, Andrea Demeco, Lucrezia Moggio, Cosimo Costantino
Abstract 84 | PDF Downloads 39

Bone methabolic disorders in HIV positive patients: a case report.

Angelo De Carli, Edoardo Gaj, Davide Desideri, Marco Scrivano, gianluca fedeli, Antonio Pasquale Vadala
Abstract 22 |

Prevalence of Parkinson Disease in Italy: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Matteo Riccò, Luigi Vezzosi, Federica Balzarini, Giovanni Gualerzi, Silvia Ranzieri, Carlo Signorelli, Maria Eugenia Colucci, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi
Abstract 21 |

The rebirth of health system in Italy after COVID-19 pandemia: starting points.

Alessandro Guido Actis, Gianpiero Actis
Abstract 46 |

Inappropriate risk perception for SARS-CoV-2 infection among Italian HCWs in the eve of COVID-19 pandemic

Matteo Riccò, Luigi Vezzosi, Federica Balzarini, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi
Abstract 4 |

COVID-19 cases before and after the “I Stay at home” decree, Bologna Local Health Authority, Italy

elisa stivanello, Vincenza Perlangeli, Davide Resi, Paolo Marzaroli, Lorenzo Pizzi, Paolo Pandolfi
Abstract 0 |

Intrauterine transmission of COVID-19 in Pregnancy: case report and review of literature

Deena Elkafrawi, Julie Joseph, Antonio Schiattarella, Brian Rodriguez, Giovanni Sisti
Abstract 1 |

Routine blood analysis greatly reduce the false-negative rate of RT-PCR testing for Covid-19.

Davide Ferrari, Eleonora Sabetta, Daniele Ceriotti, Andrea Motta, Marta Strollo, Giuseppe Banfi, Massimo Locatelli
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Novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) resistance in African populations: A cause worth exploring

Kewal Krishan, Tanuj Kanchan
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The clinical legal medicine: a need for quality of care and patient’s safety. A single center five-year experience

Matteo Bolcato, Marianna Russo, Matteo Sanavio, Daniele Rodriguez, Anna Aprile
Abstract 15 |

Shared care plan: an extraordinary tool for the personalisation of medicine and respect for self-determination

Greta Bevilacqua, Matteo Bolcato, Daniele Rodriguez, Anna Aprile
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Current Issue

Vol. 91 No. 2 (2020): COVID19

Editorial

Foreword: Research in times of pandemic COVID-19

Maurizio Vanelli, Carlo Signorelli, Vincenzo De Sanctis
Abstract 109 | PDF Downloads 75

Page 11-12

ORIGINAL INVESTIGATIONS/COMMENTARIES - SPECIAL COVID19

COVID-19 and Cities: from Urban Health strategies to the pandemic challenge. A Decalogue of Public Health opportunities

Stefano Capolongo, Andrea Rebecchi, Maddalena Buffoli, Letizia Appolloni, Carlo Signorelli, Gaetano Maria Fara, Daniela D'Alessandro
Abstract 204 | PDF Downloads 118

Page 13-22

The spread of COVID-19 in six western metropolitan regions: a false myth on the excess of mortality in Lombardy and the defense of the city of Milan

Carlo Signorelli, Anna Odone, Vincenza Gianfredi, Eleonora Bossi, Daria Bucci, Aurea Oradini-Alacreu, Beatrice Frascella, Michele Capraro, Federica Chiappa, Lorenzo Blandi, Fabio Ciceri
Abstract 274 | PDF Downloads 210

Page 23-30

Heterogeneity of COVID-19 outbreak in Italy

Bruno Alessandro Rivieccio, Ester Luconi, Patrizia Boracchi, Elena Pariani, Luisa Romanò, Silvia Salini, Silvana Castaldi, Elia Biganzoli, Massimo Galli
Abstract 147 | PDF Downloads 122

Page 31-34

Business Intelligence applied to Emergency Medical Services in the Lombardy region during SARS-CoV-2 epidemic

Giuseppe Maria Sechi, Maurizio Migliori, Gabriele Dassi, Andrea Pagliosa, Rodolfo Bonora, Aurea Oradini-Alacreu, Anna Odone, Carlo Signorelli, Alberto Zoli, AREU COVID-19 Response Team
Abstract 108 | PDF Downloads 70

Page 39-44

Impact of the COVID-19 epidemic on census, organization and activity of a large urban Emergency Department.

Ivan Comelli, Francesco Scioscioli, Gianfranco Cervellin
Abstract 182 | PDF Downloads 163

Page 45-49

Point-of-Care diagnostic of SARS-CoV-2: knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions (KAP) of medical workforce in Italy

Matteo Riccò, Pietro Ferraro, Giovanni Gualerzi, Silvia Ranzieri, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi, Federica Balzarini, Carlo Signorelli
Abstract 225 | PDF Downloads 134

Page 57-67

AOU Policlinico di Bari - West China Hospital of Sichuan University. Global experience of medical profession, battle, health, friendship against COVID -19

Matilde Carlucci , Lucia Federica Carpagnano, Nicola Serrone, Tiziana Dimatteo, Giovanni Migliore
Abstract 82 | PDF Downloads 54

Page 68-70

Stand by me 2.0. Visits by family members at Covid-19 time

Matilde Carlucci, Lucia Federica Carpagnano, Lidia Dalfino, Salvatore Grasso, Giovanni Migliore
Abstract 103 | PDF Downloads 76

Page 71-74

Screening of COVID-19 in children admitted to the hospital for acute problems: preliminary data

Angela Nicoletti, Valentina Talarico, Lucilla Sabetta, Pasquale Minchella, Manuela Colosimo, Carmelo Fortugno, Maria Concetta Galati, Giuseppe Raiola
Abstract 196 | PDF Downloads 156

Page 75-79

Primum non nocere. The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic course in oldest

Domenico Cucinotta
Abstract 119 | PDF Downloads 80

Page 80-82

Covid-19 pandemic impact on mental health: a web-based cross-sectional survey on a sample of Italian general practitioners

Andrea Amerio, Davide Bianchi, Francesca Santi, Luigi Costantini, Anna Odone, Carlo Signorelli, Alessandra Costanza, Gianluca Serafini, Mario Amore, Andrea Aguglia
Abstract 332 | PDF Downloads 269

Page 83-88

Proximal femur fractures in COVID-19 emergency: the experience of two Orthopedics and Traumatology Departments in the first eight weeks of the Italian epidemic

Pietro Maniscalco, Erika Poggiali, Fabrizio Quattrini, Corrado Ciatti, Andrea Magnacavallo, Andrea Vercelli, Marco Domenichini, Enrico Vaienti, Francesco Pogliacomi, Francesco Ceccarelli
Abstract 138 | PDF Downloads 100

Page 89-96

The deep impact of novel CoVID-19 infection in an Orthopedics and Traumatology Department: the experience of the Piacenza Hospital

Pietro Maniscalco, Erika Poggiali, Fabrizio Quattrini, Corrado Ciatti, Andrea Magnacavallo, Serena Caprioli, Giovanni Vadacca, Emanuele Michieletti , Luigi Cavanna, Patrizio Capelli
Abstract 111 | PDF Downloads 74

Page 97-105

Tobacco smoking and COVID-19 pandemic: old and new issues. A summary of the evidence from the scientific literature

Maria Sofia Cattaruzza, Vincenzo Zagà, Silvano Gallus, Paolo D'Argenio, Giuseppe Gorini
Abstract 388 | PDF Downloads 326

Page 106-112

REVIEWS/FOCUS ON - SPECIAL COVID19

WHO International Health Regulations (IHR) vs COVID-19 Uncertainty

Astrid Stuckelberger, Manuel Urbina
Abstract 111 | PDF Downloads 81

Page 113-117

Treatments for COVID-19: emerging drugs against the coronavirus

Francesco Potì, Cristina Pozzoli, Maristella Adami, Enzo Poli, Lucio G. Costa
Abstract 260 | PDF Downloads 202

Page 118-136

Current laboratory diagnostics of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Giuseppe Lippi, Camilla Mattiuzzi, Chiara Bovo, Mario Plebani
Abstract 1000 | PDF Downloads 554

Page 137-145

What happens to people's lungs when they get coronavirus disease 2019?

Annalisa Frizzelli, Domenico Tuttolomondo, Marina Aiello, Maria Majori, Giuseppina Bertorelli, Alfredo Chetta
Abstract 169 | PDF Downloads 120

Page 146-149

Assessment and treatment of older individuals with COVID 19 multi-system disease: Clinical and ethical implications

Fulvio Lauretani, Giulia Ravazzoni, Maria Federica Roberti, Yari Longobucco, Elisa Adorni, Margherita Grossi, Aurelio De Iorio, Umberto La Porta, Chiara Fazio, Elena Gallini, Raffaele Federici, Marco Salvi, Erika Ciarrocchi, Francesca Rossi, Marina Bergamin, Giacomo Bussolati, Ilaria Grieco, Federica Broccoli, Irene Zucchini, Giuseppe Ielo, Simonetta Morganti, Andrea Artoni, Arianna Arisi, Sara Tagliaferri, Marcello Maggio
Abstract 299 | PDF Downloads 415

Page 150-168

The role of the radiologist in diagnosing the COVID-19 infection. Parma experiences

Maurizio Balbi, Adela Ristani, Gianluca Milanese , Mario Silva , Roberta Eufrasia Ledda , Francesca Milone , Carlotta Sartorio , Giulia Tringali , Nicola Sverzellati
Abstract 169 | PDF Downloads 124

Page 169-171

Novel coronavirus infection and children

Federica Cavallo, Nadia Rossi, Francesco Chiarelli
Abstract 205 | PDF Downloads 147

Page 172-176

COVID19: potential cardiovascular issues in pediatric patients

Deborah Bertoncelli, Marta Guidarini, Anna Della Greca, Chiara Ratti, Francesca Falcinella; Brunella Iovane; Mauro Luigi Dutto; Carlo Caffarelli; Bertrand Tchana
Abstract 43 | PDF Downloads 78

Page 177-183

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in adolescents: An update on current clinical and diagnostic characteristics

Vincenzo De Sanctis, Leopoldo Ruggiero, Ashraf T Soliman, Shahina Daar, Salvatore Di Maio, Christos Kattamis
Abstract 283 | PDF Downloads 284

Page 184-194

The impact of MicroRNAs (miRNAs) on the genotype of coronaviruses

Duran Canatan
Abstract 353 | PDF Downloads 214

Page 195-198

Crime in Italy at the time of the pandemic

Guido Travaini, Palmina Caruso, Isabella Merzagora
Abstract 68 | PDF Downloads 39

Page 199-203

COVID-19 and food allergy in children

Enza D'Auria, Caterina Anania, Barbara Cuomo, Fabio Decimo, Giovanni Cosimo Indirli, Violetta Mastrorilli, Angelica Santoro, Marco U.A. Sartorio, Elisabetta Veronelli, Carlo Caffarelli, Gian Luigi Marseglia, Mauro Calvani, the Italian Society of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology (SIAIP) “Food Allergy Study Group”
Abstract 25 | PDF Downloads 28

Page 204-206

Stop playing with data: there is no sound evidence that Bacille Calmette-Guérin may avoid SARS-CoV-2 infection (for now).

Matteo Riccò, Giovanni Gualerzi, Silvia Ranzieri, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi
Abstract 335 | PDF Downloads 178

Page 207-213

CORRESPONDENCE - SPECIAL COVID19

SARS-CoV-2 infection in children in Parma

Icilio Dodi, Eleonora Castellone, Marco Pappalardo, Monica Rubini, Piero Veronese, Claudio Ruberto, Laura Bianchi, Brunella Iovane, Valentina Maffini
Abstract 168 | PDF Downloads 187

Page 214-215

Rare Anaemias, Sickle-Cell Disease and COVID-19

Joan-Lluis Vives Corrons ; Vincenzo De Sanctis
Abstract 212 | PDF Downloads 173

Page 216-217

COVID-19 virus case fatality rate: How to avoid errors in calculation of data during the outbreak?

Ashraf T Soliman, Fawziya Alyafei, Rania Elalaily
Abstract 116 | PDF Downloads 90

Page 222-223

The death rate for COVID-19 is positively associated with gross domestic products

Giuseppe Lippi, Brandon M. Henry, Camilla Mattiuzzi, Chiara Bovo
Abstract 287 | PDF Downloads 106

Page 224-225

Smell and taste dysfunction during the COVID-19 outbreak: a preliminary report

Matteo Gelardi, Eleonora Trecca, Michele Cassano, Giorgio Ciprandi
Abstract 258 | PDF Downloads 91

Page 230-231

Preliminary epidemiological analysis on children and adolescents with novel coronavirus disease (2019-nCoV) in a central area of Calabria region

Valentina Talarico, Angela Nicoletti, Lucilla Sabetta, Pasquale Minchella, Giuseppe Raiola
Abstract 141 | PDF Downloads 110

Page 232-233

History repeating. The plague of 1630 in Milan and the COVID-19 pandemia

Michele M Ciulla
Abstract 35 | PDF Downloads 31

Page 234-235

COVID-19: the end of lockdown what next?

Silvana Castaldi, Luisa Romano, Elena Pariani, Claudio Garbelli, Elia Biganzoli
Abstract 147 | PDF Downloads 96

Page 236-238

Sofosbuvir as a potential option for the treatment of COVID-19

Anahid Nourian, Hossein Khalili
Abstract 293 | PDF Downloads 80

Page 236-238

Major sports events and the transmission of SARS-CoV-2: analysis of seven case-studies in Europe

Carlo Signorelli, Anna Odone, Matteo Riccò, Lorenzo Bellini, Roberto Croci, Aurea Oradini-Alacreu, Daniel Fiacchini, Roberto Burioni
Abstract 153 | PDF Downloads 106

Page 242-244

COVID 19 and Spanish flu pandemics: All it changes, nothing changes

Antonia Francesca Franchini, Francesco Auxilia, Paolo M. Galimberti, Maria Antonella Piga, Silvana Castaldi, Alessandro Porro
Abstract 189 | PDF Downloads 107

Page 245-250

CORRESPONDENCE/CASE REPORTS - SPECIAL COVID19

Report of a series of healthy term newborns from convalescent mothers with COVID-19

Serafina Perrone, Michela Deolmi, Maurizio Giordano, Tiziana D'Alvano, Lucia Gambini, Mara Corradi, Tiziana Frusca, Tullio Ghi, Susanna Esposito
Abstract 52 | PDF Downloads 64

Page 251-255

Reviews

Molecular epidemiology of antimicrobial resistant microorganisms in the 21th century: a review of the literature

Cristina Genovese, Vincenza La Fauci, Smeralda D'Amato, Andrea Squeri, Carmelina Anzalone, Gaetano Bruno Costa, Francesco Fedele, Raffaele Squeri
Abstract 65 | PDF Downloads 26

Page 256-273

Frailty syndrome in rheumatoid arthritis and symptomatic osteoarthritis: an emerging concept in rheumatology

Fausto Salaffi, Sonia Farah, Marco Di Carlo
Abstract 51 | PDF Downloads 35

Page 274-296

Original articles

Surgical treatment of peri-prosthetic femur fractures with dedicated NCB plates: our experience

Giam Paolo Molinari, Graziella Giaffreda, Daniele Clementi, Giuseppe Cabbanè, Valter Galmarini, Roberto Maria Capelli
Abstract 28 | PDF Downloads 18

Page 297-304

Neutrophil and platelet to lymphocyte ratio in patients with hypothyroid Hashimoto's thyroiditis

Erhan Onalan, Emir Dönder
Abstract 229 | PDF Downloads 185

Page 310-314

Second-look TURBT: evaluation of anatomopatological and oncologic results in a single center

Matteo Maltagliati, Virginia Varca, Riccardo Milandri, Salvatore Micali, Tommaso Bocchialini, Bernardo Maria Cesare Rocco, Andrea Gregori
Abstract 109 | PDF Downloads 49

Page 322-325

The surgery outcomes of pediatric femoral shaft fractures and comparision of radiation risks

Şeyhmus Yigit, Azad Yıldırım
Abstract 24 | PDF Downloads 20

Page 326-331

Breast cancer in women: a descriptive analysis of the national cancer database

Andrea Sisti, Maria T. Huayllani, Daniel Boczar, David J. Restrepo, Aaron C. Spaulding, Gabriel Emmanuel, Sanjay P. Bagaria, Sarah A. McLaughlin, Alexander S. Parker, Antonio J. Forte
Abstract 72 | PDF Downloads 32

Page 332-341

Autologous grafts in the treatment of avascular osteonecrosis of the femoral head

Marco Marcarelli, Marco Fiammengo, Letizia Trovato, Vincenzo Lancione, Elvio Novarese, Pier Francesco Indelli, Salvatore Risitano
Abstract 54 | PDF Downloads 26

Page 342-349

Focus On

Small airways in children with allergic rhinoconjunctivitis: the potential role of a multicomponent nutraceutical

Salvatore Leonardi, Giuseppe Parisi, Maria Papale, Anna Maria Zicari, Roberta Olcese, Amelia Licari, Gianluigi Marseglia, Giorgio Ciprandi
Abstract 29 | PDF Downloads 16

Page 350-355

Lertal®, a multicomponent nutraceutical, could reduce the use of antihistamines in children with allergic rhinoconjunctivitis

Maria Angela Tosca, Roberta Olcese, Guido Marinelli, Maria Papale, Anna Maria Zicari, Gianluigi Marseglia, Giorgio Ciprandi
Abstract 24 | PDF Downloads 12

Page 356-359

Case Reports

Osteoid osteoma of the proximal phalanx of the hallux: a case report of a challenging diagnosis

Attilio Basile, Federico Maria Liuni, Alberto Fontanarosa, Carmine Zoccali, Jacopo Baldi, Riccardo Maria Lanzetti
Abstract 42 | PDF Downloads 44

Page 360-364

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 323 | PDF Downloads 129

Page 365-372

Letters to the Editors

The hyperchromatic supranuclear stria corresponds to the Golgi apparatus in nasal ciliated cells

Matteo Gelardi, Lorenzo Guerra, Nicola Giangregorio, Michele Cassano, Maria Favia, Giorgio Ciprandi
Abstract 33 | PDF Downloads 19

Page 373-375

HEALTHY AGING (Editor: D. Cucinotta)

Perioperative care of older persons: where are we?

Gabriella Bettelli
Abstract 25 | PDF Downloads 14

Page 376-378

Non-communicable disease prevention, nutrition and aging

Manfred Ruthsatz, Vanessa Candeias
Abstract 58 | PDF Downloads 33

Page 379-388

Evaluation of bio-psycho-social frailty in older persons on the territory: the method and the experience of the “Medesano Health House”

Giovanni Gelmini, Paola Pettenati, Stefania Baratta, Maria Grazia Loss, Mario Lunghi, Nicola Veronese
Abstract 41 | PDF Downloads 23

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