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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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Refractory humeral non-union: treatment with photodynamic intramedullary implant IlluminOss® and internal fixation

Giuseppe Basile, Stefania Fozzato, Luca Bianco Prevot, Riccardo Accetta, Quirino Alessandro Petrucci
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Postnatal Growth and Prevalence of Obesity in Infants Born Large-for-Gestational Age during the First 3 years of Life: Personal Experience and Exploration of Current Literature

Fawzia Alyafei , Ashraf T Soliman, Vincenzo De Sanctis, Noor Hamed, Nada Alaaraj, shayma Ahmed, Fatima AlKhori, Saleha Abbasi
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The multiple roles of inositol in fertility and newborn outcomes

Marco Scaglione, Maria Clara Leone, Marilena Mugavero
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Longitudinal study of ICET-A on glucose tolerance, insulin sensitivity and β-cell secretion in eleven β-thalassemia major patients with mild iron overload

Vincenzo De Sanctis; Ashraf T Soliman, Shahina Daar, Ploutarchos Tzoulis, Salvatore Di Maio, Christos Kattamis
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Current Issue

Vol. 93 No. 5 (2022)

Published: 26-10-2022

ORIGINAL INVESTIGATIONS/COMMENTARIES - SPECIAL COVID19

Hospital acquired infections in COVID-19 patients in sub intensive care unit: analysis of two waves of admissions

Silvana Castaldi, Pier Mario Perrone, Ester Luconi, Giuseppe Marano, Francesco Auxilia, Anna Maraschini, Patrizia Bono, Laura Alagna, Emanuele Palomba, Alessandra Bandera, Patrizia Boracchi, Elia Biganzoli
Abstract 123 | PDF Downloads 95

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Lifestyle changes during the first and second waves of the COVID-19 pandemic in medical college students: are there gender-related differences?

Francesca Coppi, Milena Nasi, Silvia Sabatini, Pierantonio Bellini, Luigi Generali, Daniela Mecugni, Alberto Farinetti, Ugo Consolo, Anna Vittoria Mattioli
Abstract 108 | PDF Downloads 82

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The PaCO2/FiO2 ratio as outcome predictor in SARS-COV-2 related pneumonia: a retrospective study

Stefano De Vuono, Pasquale Cianci, Sokol Berisha, Patrizia Pierini, Gaia Baccarini, Francesco Balducci, Alessandra Lignani, Laura Settimi, Maria Rita Taliani, Paolo Groff
Abstract 78 | PDF Downloads 63

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FEATURED COMMENTARY

Retrospective observational studies: Lights and shadows for medical writers

Vincenzo De Sanctis, Ashraf T Soliman, Shahina Daar, Ploutarchos Tzoulis, Bernadette Fiscina, Christos Kattamis, International Network of Clinicians for Endocrinopathies in Thalassemia and Adolescence Medicine (ICET-A)
Abstract 87 | PDF Downloads 52

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REVIEWS/FOCUS ON - SPECIAL COVID19

COVID-19 and female fertility: the flaws of Italian Law 40/2004 on assisted procreation in pandemic times

Susanna Marinelli, Gaspare Cucinella, Giuseppe Basile
Abstract 78 | PDF Downloads 58

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CORRESPONDENCE - SPECIAL COVID19

COVID-19, from infection to cancer

Mohanna Khandan, Mohammad Amin Khazeei Tabari, Noosha Samieefar, Nima Rezaei
Abstract 77 | PDF Downloads 43

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Allergists and COVID-vaccine: which is the actual risk of reactions in allergic patients?

Erminia Ridolo, Francesco Pucciarini, Alessandro Barone, Cristoforo Incorvaia
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ORIGINAL ARTICLES

Escherichia coli resistance patterns, empiric and targeted antibiotic prescriptions in children: a single center experience

Danilo Buonsenso, Davide Pata, Barbara Fiori, Maurizio Sanguinetti, Anna Acampora, Vittoria Ferrari, Rossana Albano, Teresa Spanu, Piero Valentini
Abstract 95 | PDF Downloads 91

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Job satisfaction and associated factors in Greek public hospitals

Dimitris Karaferis, Vassilis Aletras, Dimitris Niakas
Abstract 64 | PDF Downloads 50

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Management of patients with bleeding disorders and educational needs regarding hemophilia a in 23 italian emergency departments – Results from a survey conducted in Piedmont

Berardino Pollio, Irene Ricca, Cristina Dainese, Federica Valeri, Alessandra Valpreda, Claudia Linari, Alessandra Borchiellini
Abstract 72 | PDF Downloads 48

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Rhinosinusitis: clinical-based phenotyping.

Giorgio Ciprandi, Desiderio Passali, Luisa Maria Bellussi, Francesco Maria Passali
Abstract 59 | PDF Downloads 37

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Clinical and functional evaluation of bone marrow aspirate concentrate vs autologous conditioned serum in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis

Matteo Vitali, Marco Ometti, Pierluigi Pironti, Damiano Salvato, Alice Sandrucci, Orlando Leone , Vincenzo Salini
Abstract 87 | PDF Downloads 58

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The scenario of the studies on ragweed (Ambrosia Sp.) and related issues from its beginning to today: a useful tool for future goals in a one health approach

Roberto Albertini, Licia Veronesi, Maria Eugenia Colucci, Cesira Pasquarella
Abstract 56 | PDF Downloads 16

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Association of sleep duration and quality with depression Among University Students and Faculty

Yousef Alqurashi, Ali Al Qattan, Hassan Al Abbas, Majed Alghamdi, Abdullah Alhamad, Hashem Al Dalooj, Talay Yar, Noor Al Khathlan, Abdullah Alqarni, Ayad Salem
Abstract 100 | PDF Downloads 176

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Scalp reconstruction by tissue expansion: tips and tricks

Edoardo Raposio, Giorgio Raposio
Abstract 32 | PDF Downloads 21

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Linear growth and prevalence of the different components of the metabolic syndrome (MetS) in young obese nondiabetic children (below 5 years) in comparison to older obese children (6-12 years)

Noor Hamed, Ashraf Soliman, Vincenzo De Sanctis, Mona Shaat, Nada Alaaraj, Shaymaa Ahmed , Mohammad Qusad , Khalid Siddiq , Fawzia Alyafei
Abstract 97 | PDF Downloads 59

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Growth and Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) criteria in young children with classic Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH) treated with corticosteroids (CS)

Shaymaa Elsayed Abdel Meguid , Ashraf T Soliman, Vincenzo De Sanctis , Ahmed Mohamed Said Abougabal , Magdy Abd El Fattah Ramadan, Mohamed Hassan, Noor Hamed , Shayma Ahmed
Abstract 133 | PDF Downloads 96

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Positive impact of insulin treatment on clinical trend in cystic fibrosis patients: a retrospective study

Andrea Giugno, Salvatore Leonardi, Donatella Lo Presti, Tiziana Timpanaro, Giuseppe Fabio Parisi, Maria Papale, Novella Rotolo, Sara Manti, Manuela Caruso-Nicoletti
Abstract 99 | PDF Downloads 70

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The long-term (five years) effects of prednisone therapy in children with frequently relapsing nephrotic syndrome: A controlled study of anthropometric parameters and metabolic abnormalities

Ashraf T Soliman, Noor Hamed, Vincenzo De Sanctis, Mostafa Elbaba, Fawzia Alyafei, Nada Alaaraj, Shayma Ahmad, Maya Itani, Fatima Al-Naimi , Doaa Khater
Abstract 175 | PDF Downloads 78

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Quantification of mast cells in oral reactive lesions - an immunohistochemical study

Sita Mahalakshmi Baddireddy, Satya Tejaswi Akula, Jithender Nagilla, Ravikanth Manyam
Abstract 71 | PDF Downloads 54

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Short-term outcomes of da Vinci Xi versus Si robotic systems for minor hepatectomies

Giorgio Bianchi, Nicola de'Angelis, Nicola Musa, Nassiba Beghdadi, Hassen Hentati, Michele Ammendola, Riccardo Inchingolo, Alexis Laurent, Daniele Sommacale, Riccardo Memeo
Abstract 57 | PDF Downloads 40

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Molecular epidemiology of SEN virus among blood donors and renal dialysis patients

Thekra Almaqati, Elmoeiz A. Elnagi , Faisal Al Zahrani , Muzaheed, Zeinab S. Mohammed , Amer Alomar , Siju K George , Ashly Mary Jacob, Fahad A Mashwal
Abstract 97 | PDF Downloads 49

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REVIEWS

Hallux rigidus: current concepts review and treatment algorithm with special focus on interposition arthroplasty

Francesco Di Caprio, Massimiliano Mosca, Francesco Ceccarelli, Silvio Caravelli, Emanuele Vocale, Stefano Zaffagnini, Lorenzo Ponziani
Abstract 62 | PDF Downloads 48

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Acute chest pain and dyspnoea as clinical presentation of primary membranous nephropathy. A case report and literature review

Erika Poggiali, Giorgia Borio, Andrea Magnacavallo, Andrea Vercelli, Gianfranco Cervellin
Abstract 113 | PDF Downloads 83

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Percutaneous Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) in renal cancer. How to manage challenging masses. A narrative review

Francesco Ziglioli, Massimo De Filippo, Domenico Maria Cavalieri, Francesco Pagnini, Davide Campobasso, Giulio Guarino, Umberto Maestroni
Abstract 57 | PDF Downloads 37

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Understanding basic principles of Artificial Intelligence: a practical guide for intensivists

Valentina Bellini, Marco Cascella, Franco Cutugno, Michele Russo, Roberto Lanza, Christian Compagnone, Elena Giovanna Bignami
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SHORT PAPERS

Case series of four complex spinal deformities: new frontiers in pre-operative planning

Giulia Facco, Rosa Palmisani, Massimiliano Pieralisi, Archimede Forcellese, Monia Martiniani, Nicola Specchia, Antonio Gigante
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Transforming waiting pauses into opportunity for physical activity: the “Activate your Wait” pilot study

Cesira Pasquarella, Assunta Bizzarro, Rosamaria Martini, Raffaella Martini, Maria Eugenia Colucci, Deanna Rossi, Lorenzo Faetani, Daniele Ghizzoni, Chiara Seidenari, Eleonora Paroni, Pierantonio Muzzetto, Davide Romiti, Janis Ruggeri, Maria Luisa Pasquarella, Paola Affanni, Roberta Zoni, Carlo Signorelli, Giuliana Gobbi, Valentina Presta, Cosimo Costantino, Licia Veronesi
Abstract 89 | PDF Downloads 59

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FOCUS ON

Perforator flaps for vulvar reconstruction: basic principles

Edoardo Raposio, Melita Moioli, Giorgio Raposio, Stefano Spinaci, Angelo Cagnacci
Abstract 45 | PDF Downloads 28

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Can we reduce worldwide neonatal mortality?

Stefano Parmigiani, Giulio Bevilacqua
Abstract 35 | PDF Downloads 30

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MEDICAL HUMANITIES

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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LETTERS TO EDITOR

A sex and gender-differentiated approach in psychiatric care: is the time ripe?

Giuseppe Basile
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The impact of infections in the otolaryngologist’s practice

Giorgio Ciprandi, Francesco Maria Passali, Desiderio Passali
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PEDIATRIC AND ADOLESCENT ENDOCRINOLOGY UPDATE (Editor: Vincenzo De Sanctis)

Approach to the management of β thalassemia major associated osteoporosis - A long-standing relationship revisited

Maria P. Yavropoulou, Athanasios D. Anastasilakis, Ploutarchos Tzoulis , Symeon Tournis, Efthimia Rigatou , Eva Kassi, Antonis Kattamis, Polyzois Makras
Abstract 172 | PDF Downloads 111

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Oral glucose tolerance test: Ηow to maximize its diagnostic value in children and adolescents

Vincenzo De Sanctis, Ashraf Soliman, Shahina Daar, Ploutarchos Tzoulis, Salvatore Di Maio, Christos Kattamis
Abstract 67 | PDF Downloads 32

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Hypogonadism in adolescent girls: treatment and long-term effects

Kleanthi Voutsadaki, Michail Matalliotakis, Fani Ladomenou
Abstract 95 | PDF Downloads 75

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HEALTH PROFESSIONS (Editors: Leopoldo Sarli, Giovanna Artioli)

Transcultural health: attitudes, perceptions, knowledge of Italian nurses. An observational study

Elsa Vitale, Roberto Lupo, Antonino Calabrò, Federica Ilari, Alessia Lezzi, Simone Zacchino, Sergio Vergori, Giorgia Chetta, Salvatore Latina, Angelo Benedetto, Pierluigi Lezzi, Luana Conte
Abstract 73 | PDF Downloads 60

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Peer support between healthcare workers in hospital and out-of-hospital settings: a scoping review

Roberta Carbone, Silvia Ferrari, Stefano Callegarin, Francesca Casotti, Laura Turina, Giovanna Artioli, Antonio Bonacaro
Abstract 83 | PDF Downloads 74

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Cross-cultural adaptation of the upper limb functional index in Arabic

Yousef A. Albahrani, Ali M. Alshami
Abstract 96 | PDF Downloads 43

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Medication administration and anxiety: an observational study with nursing students

Giuseppe Marletta, Iole Sorvillo, Georgiana Paduret, Rita Romano, Martina Nitro; Genny Muscella; Maria Carmela Di Monte, Rachele La Sala, Leopoldo Sarli, Giovanna Artioli, Flavia Primosa
Abstract 155 | PDF Downloads 91

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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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