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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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Vol 89 No 2 (2018)

Published: 2018-06-29


Preparing  for the Decade of Healthy Aging (2020-2030): prevention plus therapy?

Domenico Cucinotta
Abstract 55 | PDF Downloads 64

Page 145-147


Lung function tests to monitor respiratory disease in preschool children

Valentina Fainardi, Enrico Lombardi
Abstract 43 | PDF Downloads 47

Page 148-156

Up to date

Project design for surgical department reorganization at hospital-university of Parma

Antonio Ferrari, Pietro Manotti, Paolo Del Rio, Antonio Balestrino, Massimo Fabi
Abstract 69 | PDF Downloads 57

Page 165-172

The “Canone Inverso”: when tobacco was not so bad. A Look Back at the Primordial Debate on the tobacco effects in the Occupational Medicine

Silvia Marinozzi, Silvia Iorio, Marta Licata, Matteo Gulino
Abstract 39 | PDF Downloads 24

Page 173-179

Original articles

Scrambler therapy in the management of somatosensory signs and symptoms related to neuropathic pain: an exploratory and prospective analysis

Domenico Russo, Federica Zoratto, Gastone Tirocchi, Michela Guarda
Abstract 65 | PDF Downloads 31

Page 180-185

Investigation of the efficacy of generic and brand-name salmeterol/fluticasone combination in the management of asthma: a randomized comparative trial

Yunes Panahi, Mostafa Ghanei, Hooshyar Maghsoudi, Sara Saffar Soflaei, Amirhossein Sahebkar
Abstract 87 | PDF Downloads 59

Page 186-192

Prevalence of candidemia and associated candida subtypes following severe sepsis in non-neutropenic critically ill patients

Arefeh Kashiha, Neda Setayesh, Yunes Panahi, Arezoo Ahmadi, Mohammad Soltany-Rezaee-Rad, Atabak Najafi, Mohammad Reza Rouini, Atefeh Namipashaki, Amirhossein Sahebkar, Mojtaba Mojtahedzadeh
Abstract 86 | PDF Downloads 66

Page 193-202

Evaluation of serum Asymmetric Dimethyl Arginine concentrations in coronary artery disease patients without traditional cardiovascular risk factors

Majid Ghayour-Mobarhan, Nayyereh Ayati, Amirhossein Sahebkar, Mohsen Moohebati, Narjes Ayati, Sepideh Elyasi, Amir Houshang Mohammadpour
Abstract 43 | PDF Downloads 24

Page 203-208

Cystatin C may not be a precious predictor for coronary artery disease and its severity: an area of uncertainty

Hossein Vakili, Abdollah Mohamadian, Mohammadreza Naderian, Isa Khaheshi
Abstract 34 | PDF Downloads 25

Page 209-213

Beneficial effects of the treatment of iron deficiency on clinical condition, left ventricular function, and quality of life in patients with chronic heart failure

Ahmad Mirdamadi, Asadolahi Arefeh, Mohammad Garakyaraghi, Ali Pourmoghadas
Abstract 47 | PDF Downloads 37

Page 214-218

Recurrence of prostate cancer after HIFU. Proposal of a novel predictive index

Umberto Maestroni, Francesco Morandin, Stefania Ferretti, Francesco Dinale, Francesco Ziglioli
Abstract 54 | PDF Downloads 45

Page 220-226

Is it necessary to discontinue metformin in diabetic patients with GFR > 60 ml/min per 1.73 m2 undergoing coronary angiography: A controversy still exists?

Mohammad Hasan Namazi, Saeed AlipourParsa, Kobra Roohigilani, Morteza Safi, Hossein Vakili, Isa Khaheshi, Fatemeh Abdi, Adel Zare, Shooka Esmaeeli
Abstract 70 | PDF Downloads 52

Page 227-232

Could infantile interactive drawing technique be useful to promote the communication between children with Type-1 diabetes and pediatric team?

Maurizio Vanelli, Alberto Munari, Donata Fabbri, Brunella Iovane, Chiara Scarabello, Icilio Dodi, Carla Mastrorilli, Valentina Fainardi, Dora Di Mauro, Carlo Caffarelli
Abstract 41 | PDF Downloads 28

Page 233-241

Surgical therapy of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma: our experience

Francesco Simonacci, Nicolò Bertozzi, Michele Pio Grieco, Eugenio Grignaffini, Edoardo Raposio
Abstract 43 | PDF Downloads 29

Page 242-248

Preliminary report of the characteristics of the upper thigh spur area of the femoral neck in Garden I and II subcapital fractures

Georgios Touloupakis, Alessio Maione, Maria Gabriella Lettera, Wilfried Stuflesser, Fabrizio Ferrara, Guido Antonini, Cornelio Crippa
Abstract 48 | PDF Downloads 26

Page 249-254

Case Reports

Delayed, diffuse acute peritonitis secondary to misplacement of a cystogastrostomic “pigtail” drain in an outpatient after discharge

Renato Costi, Alban Zarzavadjian Le Bian, Maria Teresa Mita, Assamoi Brou Fulgence Kassi, Leopoldo Sarli, Vincenzo Violi
Abstract 46 | PDF Downloads 27

Page 254-259

Spot the trachea! A wide paratracheal air cyst of not easy definition

Ernesto Crisafulli, Chiara Lazzari, Chiara Longo, Nicol Bernardinello, Veronica Alfieri, Alfredo Chetta
Abstract 33 | PDF Downloads 32

Page 260-261

Charles Bonnet syndrome versus Occipital Epilepsy, a diagnostic challenge

Holta Zhuzhuni, Andrea Nazaret, Lanfranco Iodice, Saverio Celletti, Sabrina Anticoli, Luigi Di Cioccio, Francesco Cipolla
Abstract 51 | PDF Downloads 46

Page 262-264

FNA Cytology in pediatric small cell glioblastoma

Alexandrai Kalogerak, Dimitrios Tamiolakis, Iris Zoi, Iliana Karvela-Kalogeraki, Mihailos Karvelas-Kalogerakis, John Segredakis, Galateia Datseri
Abstract 30 | PDF Downloads 18

Page 265-268

Periosteal osteoblastoma of the distal fibula with atypical radiological features: a case report.

Alessio Biazzo, Elisabetta Armiraglio, Antonina Parafioriti, Norberto Confalonieri
Abstract 23 | PDF Downloads 20

Page 269-273

Letters to the Editors

Sexual dysfunction in Neurological disorders: do we see just the tip of the iceberg?

Rocco Salvatore Calabrò
Abstract 25 | PDF Downloads 29

Page 274-275

Focus on

The Italian Code of Medical Deontology. Historical, ethical and legal issues

Sara Patuzzo, Francesco De Stefano, Rosagemma Ciliberti
Abstract 38 | PDF Downloads 28

Page 157-164

Review - Healthy Aging

Nutritional prevention of cognitive decline and dementia

Ligia J. Dominguez, Mario Barbagallo
Abstract 111 | PDF Downloads 127

Page 276-290

Biogerontology: research status, challenges and opportunities

Suresh I.S. Rattan
Abstract 523 | PDF Downloads 91

Page 291-301

The complexity of loneliness

Javier Yanguas, Sacramento Pinazo-Henandis, Francisco José Tarazona-Santabalbina
Abstract 130 | PDF Downloads 124

Page 302-314

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