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Acta Biomedica (ActaBiomed) is an international peer-reviewed, open access bi-monthly Journal devoted to disseminate new knowledges on a broad spectrum of medical disciplines and sub-specialities. Topics of Journal interest include, but are not limited to: Aging/Geriatrics, Allergy/Asthma, Arthritis/Rheumatic Disease, Cancer, Coronavirus (COVID-19), Diabetes, Humanities, Oncol
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Female obesity and infertility: outcomes and regulatory guidance

Giuseppe Basile, Susanna Marinelli, Gabriele Napoletano, Marco Straccamore
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Measuring professional competencies of registered nurses and nursing students. A cross-sectional comparative study

Emanuela Prendi, Alessandro Stievano, Rosario Caruso, Blerina Duka, Florian Spada, Gennaro Rocco, Ippolito Notarnicola
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Self-care and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM): a literature review in sex-related differences

Irene Baroni, Rosario Caruso, Federica Dellafiore, Davide Ausili, Serena Barello, Ida Vangone, Sara Russo, Arianna Magon, Gianluca Conte, Luca Guardamagna, Cristina Arrigoni
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Overcoming doubt in vaccinations. The end justifies the means?

Rosella Ciliberti, Marta Licata, Omar Larentis
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Dino Buzzati’s 50th death anniversary: an appraisal of medicine and infectivology’s influence on his literary production

Donatella Lippi, Elena Varotto , Simon Donell, Francesco Maria Galassi
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THE Arterial carbon dioxide partial pressure/fraction of inspired oxygen ratio (PaCO2/FiO2) as outcome predictor in subjects with SARS-CoV-2 related pneumonia

Stefano De Vuono, Pasquale Cianci, Sokol Berisha, Patrizia Pierini, Gaia Baccarini, Francesco Balducci, Alessandra Lignani, Laura Settimi, Maria Rita Taliani, Paolo Groff
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Job Satisfaction and Associated Factors in Greek public hospitals

Dimitris Karaferis, Vassilis Aletras, Dimitris Niakas
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Burnout in Pharmacy professionals during COVID-19 outbreak

Eduarda Coelho, Ana Paula Amaral, Clara Rocha, Rui Santos Cruz, Sónia Brito-Costa
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Should patients on levothyroxine therapy be screened for pancreatic cancer?

Ingrid Garajova, Rita Balsano, Matilde Coriano', Fabio Gelsomino, Francesco Tovoli, Stefania De Lorenzo, Paolo Del Rio, Raffaele Dalla Valle, Matteo Ravaioli, Francesco Leonardi
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Current Issue

Vol. 93 No. 3 (2022)

Published: 01-07-2022

ORIGINAL INVESTIGATIONS/COMMENTARIES - SPECIAL COVID19

The Effect of Diabetes Mellitus on Mortality in Patients Hospitalized Intensive Care Unit in Covid-19 Pandemic

Nermin Balta Başı, Seyhan Metin, Sultan Acar Sevinç, Nebia Peker, Ayşe Surhan Çınar, Aysel Salkaya, Yüksel Altuntaş, Hacı Mustafa Özdemir
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COVID-19: opinions and behavior of Italian general population during the first epidemic phase

Cristina Genovese, Vincenza La Fauci, Angela Di Pietro, Giuseppe Trimarchi, Anna Odone, Alessandra Casuccio, Claudio Costantino, Vincenzo Restivo, Mariapia Fantini, Davide Gori, Antonio Azara, Giovanna Deiana, Silvana Castaldi, Elena Righi, Lucia Palandri, Giovanni Panciroli, Aida Bianco, Francesca Licata, Sofia Cosentino, Antonio Mistretta, Marina Marranzano, Rosalia Ragusa, Giovanni Gabutti, Armando Stefanati, Rosa Prato, Francesca Fortunato, Domenico Martinelli, Giancarlo Icardi, Donatella Panatto, Daniela Amicizia, Leila Fabiani, Annalucia Moretti, Damiana Di Risio, Roberta Siliquini, Gianluca Voglino, Fabrizio Bert, Chiara Lorini, Guglielmo Bonaccorsi, Ida Torre, Francesca Pennino, Maria Pavia, Gabriella Di Giuseppe, Andrea Paolantonio, Paolo Villari, Carolina Marzuillo, Gabriele Messina, Cesare Rivieri, Nicola Nante, Silvia Majori, Stefano Tardivo, Francesca Moretti, Smeralda D'Amato, Francesco Mazzitelli, Ioselita Giunta, Daniela Lo Giudice, Giuseppe Pantò, Carlo Signorelli, Raffaele Squeri
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REVIEWS/FOCUS ON - SPECIAL COVID19

Newly diagnosed Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) during COVID-19 pandemic: changes in therapeutic approach to minimize in-hospital SARS-COV-2 contagion in pre-vaccine era

Valeria Internò, Roberta Rudà, Maria Chiara Sergi, Riccardo Soffietti, Camillo Porta
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mRNA-based COVID-19 Vaccines Booster Dose: Benefits, Risks and Coverage

Abdulqadir Nashwan, Mohamed Yassin, Ashraf Soliman, Vincenzo De Sanctis, Mohamed Ibrahim
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ORIGINAL ARTICLES

Use of MicroRNAs as biomarkers in the early diagnosis of prostate cancer

Duran Canatan, Ozlem Yılmaz, Yonca Sonmez, Abdullah Cim, Mehmet Baykara, Murat Savas, Hasan Senol Coskun, Sema Sezgin Goksu, Mehmet Rıfkı Aktekin
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Determining the knee joint laxity between the pronated foot and normal arched foot in adult participants

Fayez Alahmri, Saad Alsaadi, Mohammad Ahsan, Sarah Alqhtani
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Evolution of Combined Impaired Fasting Glucose and Impaired Glucose Tolerance in β-Thalassemia Major: Results in 58 Patients with a Mean 7.7- year Follow-Up

Vincenzo De Sanctis, Shahina Daar , Ashraf T Soliman , Ploutarchos Tzoulis , Mohamed A. Yassin, Christos Kattamis
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The evolution of glucose-insulin homeostasis in children with β-thalassemia major (β -TM): A twenty-year retrospective ICET- A observational analysis from early childhood to young adulthood

Vincenzo De Sanctis, Shahina Daar , Ashraf T Soliman , Ploutarchos Tzoulis , Mehran Karimi , Christos Kattamis
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Perioperative complications following major vascular surgery. Correlations with preoperative clinical, electrocardiographic and echocardiographic features

Dimitri Tsialtas, Maria Giulia Bolognesi, Stephania Assimopoulos, Matteo Azzarone, Riccardo Volpi, Roberto Bolognesi
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Neutropenia and Lymphocytopenia Among Arab Females with Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA) and their Response to Iron therapy

Mohamed Yassin, Hussam Almasri, Mustafa Al-Tikrity , Abdulqadir Nashwan, Ashraf Soliman
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Lean Body Mass and Self-Perceived Body Image among Youth in the United Arab Emirates

Hayder A. Hasan, Hadia Radwan , Fatma Al Majid , Fatma Al Hilo, Rahaf Mohammed , Shooq Al Shaikh , Asma i Al Qassim, Hajer Aboubaker , Mirey Karavetian
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MicroRNA global profiling in cystic fibrosis cell lines reveals dysregulated pathways related with inflammation, cancer, growth, glucose and lipid metabolism, and fertility: an exploratory study.

Cecilia Catellani, Francesca Cirillo, Sara Graziano, Luisa Montanini, Nelson Marmiroli, Mariolina Gullì, Maria Elisabeth Street
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The frequency and pattern of deranged lipid profile in patients with ischemic stroke: a retrospective study

Naresh Kumar Seetlani, Geeta Kumari, Farah Yasmin, Choudhary Ahmed Hasan, Maheen Hussaini, Sana Awan, Khalid Imran Mubeen, Rakshinda Jabeen, Sadia Ansari, Sarush Siddiqui, Momin Aziz, Umer Farooque
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Plasma-derived exosomes implement miR-126-associated regulation of cytokines secretion in PBMCs of CHF patients in vitro

Larysa V. Natrus, Dmytro O. Labudzynskyi, Petro F. Muzychenko, Petro A. Chernovol, Yuliia G. Klys
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Knee function after a mean of 19 years Post-retirement in 65 Italian semi-professional rugby veterans.

Remo Goderecci, Simone De Dominicis, Stefano Necozione, Vincenzo Ciriello, Massimo Angelozzi, Vittorio Calvisi, Giandomenico Logroscino
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Hypoallergenic unicompartmental knee arthroplasty and return to sport: comparison between Oxidized Zirconium and Titanium Niobium Nitride

Lorenzo Monti, Manuele Franchi, Nicola Ursino, Ilaria Mariani, Katia Corona, Filippo Maria Anghilieri, Riccardo D'Ambrosi
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Recovery of gastric function in patients affected by chronic atrophic gastritis using l-cysteine (Acetium®): one year survey in comparison with a control group.

Pellegrino Crafa, Francesco Di Mario, Simone Grillo, Stefano Landi, Marilisa Franceschi, Kryssia Rodriguez-Castro, Antonio Tursi, Giovanni Brandimarte, Lorella Franzoni
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Expression of DNA repair genes in association with ionizing radiation

Amaury Machi Jr, Matheus Moreira Perez, Glaucia Luciano da Veiga, Edimar Cristiano Pereira, Fernando Adami, Beatriz Alves, Fernando Fonseca
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Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices towards SARS-CoV-2 vaccination among morbid obese individuals: a pilot study

Matteo Riccò, Marina Valente, Giorgio Dalmonte, Federico Marchesi, Simona Peruzzi, Lucia Ballabeni, Concetta Prioriello
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Clinical implications of anticoagulant oral therapy in elderly patients with hip fracture.

Fabio Cosseddu, Edoardo Ipponi, Luigi Perna, Simone Paterni, Rodolfo Capanna, Lorenzo Andreani
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Atrophic pseudarthrosis of humeral diaphyseal fractures: medico-legal implications and methodological analysis of the evaluation.

Giuseppe Basile, Franco Maria Avato, Alberto Passeri, Riccardo Accetta, Federico Amadei, Arianna Giorgetti, Daniele Castoldi, Stefania Fozzato
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REVIEWS

Research productivity in the genetics of papillary thyroid carcinoma (1991-2020): a bibliometric analysis

Mohammad Al Hamad , Savita Lasrado, Hassan S. Albarbari , Abu Waris, Nadeem Siddique , Muhammad Ajmal Khan , Nouf Alharbi , Shamim Shaikh Mohiuddin, Rupesh Parmar , Nehal A. Zeidan , Aqilah T. Al-Qassab , Ritesh G. Menezes
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The use of orthopedic surgical devices for forensic identification: A systematic review

Abrar H. Bukhamseen, Abrar A. Aldhmeen , Nof T. Alzayyat, Maria M. Alqadeeb, Bashair K. Alotaibi, Raghad I. Aljohani, Ritesh G. Menezes
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Neonatal septic shock, a focus on first line interventions

Valentina Spaggiari, Erica Passini, Sara Crestani, Maria Federica Roversi, Luca Bedetti, Katia Rossi, Laura Lucaccioni, Cecilia Baraldi, Elisa Della Casa Muttini, Licia Lugli, Lorenzo Iughetti, Alberto Berardi
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SHORT PAPERS

The role of education in the self-compilation of asthma control test score in patients with asthma.

Silvano Dragonieri, Vitaliano Nicola Quaranta, Enrico Scisci, Elena Capozza, Federica Barratta, Maria Luisa De Candia, Giovanna Elisiana Carpagnano
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E-LETTERS: COMMENTS AND RESPONSES

COVID-19 and Recurrent Status Epilepticus

Rujittika Mungmunpuntipantip, Viroj Wiwanitkit
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Reply letter to “COVID-19 and Recurrent Status Epilepticus"

Giada Pauletto, Annacarmen Nilo, Cristian Deana, Lorenzo Verriello, Ilaria Del Negro, Christian Lettieri, Luigi Vetrugno, Mariarosaria Valente, Gian Luigi Gigli
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Measuring meningococcal vaccination coverage among adolescents in Italy: state-of-the-art and regional challenges

Pietro Ferrara, Luciana Albano, Vincenza Gianfredi
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SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and Construction Industry: insights from Italian data

Matteo Riccò
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HEALTH PROFESSIONS (Editors: Leopoldo Sarli, Giovanna Artioli)

Extrinsic and intrinsic factors acting as barriers or facilitators in nurses’ implementation of clinical practice guidelines: a mixed-method systematic review

Chiara Gallione, Michela Barisone, Antonella Molon, Moreno Pavani, Cristina Torgano, Erika Bassi, Alberto Dal Molin
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Factors associated with eating disorders in adolescents: a systematic review

Candy Laurine Suarez-Albor, Maura Galletta, Edna Margarita Gómez-Bustamante
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Multidisciplinary team perceptions of the Case/Care Managers’ role implementation: a qualitative study.

Enrico De Luca, Chiara Cosentino, Stefania Cedretto, Anna Lisa Maviglia, Janis Bucci, Jessica Dotto, Giovanna Artioli, Antonio Bonacaro
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Correlations between performance and shift work in the nursing activities: a pilot approach

Elsa Vitale, Roberto Lupo, Silvia Fortunato, Attilio Gualano, Maria Rita Giammarinaro, Lorenzo Bardone, Rocco Mea, Antonino Calabrò, Giuseppe D'Anna, Cosimo Della Pietà, Francesco Germinni
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Satisfaction evaluation for ACLS training

Giuseppe Stirparo, Luca Gambolò, Lorenzo Bellini, Filippo Medioli, Maria Bertuol, Massimo Guasconi, Francesco Sulla, Giovanna Artioli, Leopoldo Sarli
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Acknowledgement to Reviewers

Acta Biomedica (ABM) invites several of scientific and medical experts each year to review submitted manuscripts. The Editors of ABM sincerely appreciate the efforts of these reviewers who volunteer their time and expertise to provide valuable feedback to ensure the quality of the research published in each issue of ABM. Without their efforts ABM could not have maintained its standards during the current coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, given the rapid pace and unprecedented number of reports submitted in such a short time.

Many thanks for their outstanding contributions and dedication in 2021.

 


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