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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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Current Issue

Vol. 91 No. 1 (2020)

Published: 2020-03-19

Cover and Index

Cover and Index

Editorial Office
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Original articles

The prophylaxis of venous thromboembolism in medical outpatients: results of a survey among italian general practitioners

Marco Badinella Martini, Francesco Dentali, Andrea Pizzini, Fabrizio D'Ascenzo, Luigi Fenoglio, Fulvio Pomero
Abstract 131 | PDF Downloads 68

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Effects of D-Mannose, ElliroseTM and Lactobacillus Plantarum in treatment of urinary tract recurrent infections (rUTIs): A survey of urologists knowledge about its clinical application.

Riccardo Milandri, Tommaso Bocchialini, Matteo Maltagliati, Cotugno Michele, Elisa Simonetti, Ferretti Stefania, Umberto Vittorio Maestroni, Bernardo Maria Cesare Rocco, Salvatore Micali
Abstract 112 | PDF Downloads 50

Page 15-20

Influence of various environmental factors on the growth of children and adolescents in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Abdulmoein Eid Al-Agha, Alyaa Adam, Anhar Almaghrabi, Asmaa Zainalabidin, Hajar Mohammed Ahmed, Rawan A. Almuwallad, Shaima H. Aljahdali, Shuruq Alharbi, Wijdan Alhowig
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Page 21-28

Effect of growth hormone treatment on children with idiopathic short stature (ISS), idiopathic growth hormone deficiency (IGHD), small for gestational age (SGA) and Turner syndrome (TS) in a tertiary care center

Adnan Al Shaikh, Hadeer Daftardar, Abdul Aziz Alghamdi, Majd Jamjoom, Saniah Awidah, Mohamed E Ahmed, Ashraf T Soliman
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Page 29-40

Preliminary experience in the treatment of hip necrosis with BIOS screws associated with growth factors

Giacomo Strigini, Laura Ghidoni, Fabrizio Quattrini, Giorgio Bellina, Corrado Ciatti, Caterina Fiazza, Pietro Maniscalco
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Page 41-43

Gas gangrene, diabetes and amputations of upper extremities

Jose Maria Pereira de Godoy, Maria de Fatima Guerreiro Godoy
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Biochemical, immunochemical and serology analytes validation of the lithium heparin BD Barricor blood collection tube on a highly automated Roche COBAS8000 instrument

Davide Ferrari, Marta Strollo, Matteo Vidali, Andrea Motta, Marina Pontillo, Massimo Locatelli
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Serum irisin levels as a potential marker for diagnosis of gestational diabetes mellitus

Majid Jawad AL-Ghazali, Hanaa Addai Ali, Mohauman Mohammad AL-Rufaie
Abstract 53 | PDF Downloads 33

Page 56-63

Intraoperative neuromonitoring in traditional and miniinvasive thyroidectomy. A single center experience in 1652 nerve at risk.

Piercosimo Nisi, Giovanna Piva, Federico Cozzani, Matteo Rossini, Elena Bonati, Cristiana Madoni, Elena Giovanna Bignami, Paolo Del Rio
Abstract 86 | PDF Downloads 50

Page 64-69

A preliminary report on the use of Midodrine in treating refractory gastroesophageal disease: Randomized Double-Blind Controlled Trial

Kamran Bagheri Lankarani, Gholam Reza Sivandzadeh, Marziyeh Zare, Mohammadali Nejati, Ramin Niknam, Ali Reza Taghavi, Fardad Ejtehadi, Mahvash Alizade Naini, Maryam Moini, Mohammad Hossein Anbardar, Payam Peymani
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Page 70-78

Amino acids and fatty acids in patients with beta thalassemia major

Tugba Koca, Duran Canatan, Ahmet Rifat Örmeci, Yavuz Savas Koca, Handan Duman, Aslı Baykal, Mustafa Akcam
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Page 79-84

Enhancing self-resources in patients with chronic diseases: development and initial validation of the Disease and Care Management Score

Annalisa Pennini, Arianna Magon, Antonio Colangelo, Bruno Ferraro, Rosario Caruso
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Focus On

Allergic rhinoconjunctivitis: pathophysiological mechanism and new therapeutic approach

Giorgio Ciprandi, Salvatore Leonardi, Anna Maria Zicari, Maria Angela Tosca, Gianluigi Marseglia
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Page 93-96

Complementary treatment of allergic rhinoconjunctivitis: the role of the nutraceutical Lertal(R)

Gianluigi Marseglia, Amelia Licari, Giorgio Ciprandi
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Medical Humanities

Cosmotellurism in Lombroso’s work

Rosagemma Ciliberti, Marta Licata, Chiara Tesi, Roberta Fusco, Giuseppe Armocida
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Page 107-112

History of use and abuse of X-ray: the early 20th century Italian pediatrics school

Maria Francesca Vardeu, Omar Larentis, Ignazio Vecchio, Ilaria Gorini, Mariano Martini, Nicola Bragazzi, Antonello D'Ambra, Martino Ruggieri, Cristina Tornali
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Lithographic lecture notes. A tool of forensic medicine teaching. Observation on the lessons of Paolo Pellacani (1884-1885), forensic physician at the University of Pavia

Jutta Maria Birkhoff, Barbara Pezzoni, Paola Badino, Silvia Iorio, Ilaria Gorini
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Page 118-121

Case Reports

Post-amputation neuroma of radial nerve in a patient with ephitelioid sarcoma: case report and literature review

Fabio Sandomenico, Antonio Corvino, Sergio Venanzio Setola, Igino Simonetti, Mauro Porcaro, Piero Trovato, Orlando Catalano, Antonella Petrillo
Abstract 105 | PDF Downloads 39

Page 122-127

An unusual cause of Steven-Johnson Syndrome

Claudia De Guido, Adriana Calderaro, Maria Beatrice Ruozi, Valentina Maffini, Margherita Varini, Irene Lapetina, Monica Rubini, Sara Montecchini, Carlo Caffarelli, Icilio Dodi
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Rotigotine effect in prolonged disturbance of consciousness. Brief report of two cases

Fabio Massimo Corsi, Carmela Gerace, Monica Ricci
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Page 132-133

Anaphylactic cardiovascular collapse manifesting as myocardial infarction following salad consumption. A case of Kounis variant type I syndrome.

Sophia Vaina, Christina Chrysohoou, Laura Bonfanti, Nicholas George Kounis, Gianfranco Cervellin, Georgios Georgiopoulos, Dimitris Tousoulis
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Treatment of haemorrhoidal disease with micronized purified flavonoid fraction and sucralfate ointment

Antonino Amaturo, Massimo Meucci, Francesco Saverio Mari
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e-Letters: Comments and Responses

Dasatinib induced pleuro–pericardial effusion

Ajay Kumar Mishra, Kamal Kant Sahu, Sudesh Kaul, Amos Lal
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Page 142-143

Dasatinib induced pleural effusions - Reply

Mohammad AJ Abdulla, Mohamed A Yassin
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Ciliated nasal epithelial cells damage and human rhinovirus infection: cytological findings

Rafael Martinez-Giron, Hugo Cornelis van Woerden, Cristina Martínez-Torre
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Nasal cytology identifies healthy and damaged nasal epithelial cells - Reply

Giorgio Ciprandi, Matteo Gelardi
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Page 148-149

2019’s top papers in General Medicine

Pros and Cons in general medicine and geriatrics, 2019

Domenico Cucinotta
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Page 150-156


WHO Declares COVID-19 a Pandemic

Domenico Cucinotta, Maurizio Vanelli
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Page 157-160

New Frontiers

Natural small molecules as inhibitors of coronavirus lipid-dependent attachment to host cells: a possible strategy for reducing SARS-COV-2 infectivity?

Mirko Baglivo, Manuela Baronio, Giuseppe Natalini, Tommaso Beccari, Pietro Chiurazzi, Ezio Fulcheri, Paolo Pietro Petralia, Sandro Michelini, Giovanni Fiorentini, Giacinto Abele Miggiano, Assunta Morresi, Gerolamo Tonini, Matteo Bertelli
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Page 161-164


Current approach to the clinical care of adolescents with gender dysphoria

Andreas Kyriakou, Nicolas C. Nicolaides, Nicos Skordis
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Page 165-175

Striae distensae in adolescents: A mini review

Heba Elsedfy
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Page 176-181

Prevalence, attitude and practice of self-medication among adolescents and the paradigm of dysmenorrhea self-care management in different countries

Vincenzo De Sanctis, Ashraf T Soliman, Shahina Daar, Salvatore Di Maio , Rania Elalaily, Bernadette Fiscina, Christos Kattamis
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Bone methabolic disorders in HIV positive patients: a case report.

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