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Acta Biomedica is an international peer-reviewed, PubMed-indexed, journal that publishes bimonthly Original Articles, Commentaries, Review Articles, Case Reports, Letters to editors of experimental and general medicine. Acta Biomedica is the expression of the Society of Medicine and Natural Sciences of Parma and Centre on Health System's Organization, Quality, and Sustainabili
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Waterbirth: current knowledge and medico-legal issues

Annalisa Vidiri, Simona Zaami, Gianluca Straface, Giuseppe Gullo, Irene Turrini, Daniela Matarrese, Fabrizio Signore, Anna Franca Cavaliere, Federica Perelli, Laura Marchi
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Determining the knee joint laxity between the pronated foot and normal arched foot in adult participants

Mohammad Ahsan, Fayez Alahmri, Saad Alsaadi, Sarah Alqhtani
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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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Research productivity in 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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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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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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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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Current Issue

Vol. 92 No. 6 (2021)

Published: 19-01-2022


Is Zoom Dysmorphia a new disorder?

Olimpia Pino
Abstract 46 | PDF Downloads 21

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Anti-SARS-CoV-2 IgG antibodies induced by the BNT162b2 mRNA vaccine is age-dependent and influenced by a previous natural SARS-CoV-2 infection

Simone Pratò, Maria Emilia Paladino, Michele Augusto Riva, Annalisa Cavallero, Raffaele Latocca, Andrea Biondi, Paolo Bonfanti, Michael Belingheri
Abstract 32 | PDF Downloads 17

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The temporal correlation between positive testing and death in Italy: from the first phase to the later evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic

Vincenzo d'Alessandro, Nicole Balasco, Pietro Ferrara, Luigi Vitagliano
Abstract 54 | PDF Downloads 27

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Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) related to COVID-19 infection in the state of Qatar: Association with Kawasaki-like Illness

Samar Magboul , Ahmed Khalil, Manasik Hassan, Basel Habra, Ahmad Alshami, Shabina Khan, Khaled Ellithy, Hossamaldein Ali , Abdulla AlHothi , Eman AlMaslamani , Mohamed AlAmri, Vincenzo De Sanctis, Ashraf T Soliman
Abstract 20 | PDF Downloads 6

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COVID-19 vaccine distrust in Colombian university students: Frequency and associated variables

Adalberto Campo-Arias, John Carlos Pedrozo-Pupo
Abstract 14 | PDF Downloads 3

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Facial masks vestibulitis: the risk of mismanagement in the COVID-19 pandemic

Matteo Gelardi, Rossana Giancaspro, Paolo Luperto, Michele Cassano
Abstract 1339 | PDF Downloads 18

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The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the use of the performance-enhancing drugs

Francesca Negro, Annagiulia Di Trana, Susanna Marinelli
Abstract 21 | PDF Downloads 2

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The fight against COVID-19 in the small island of Mauritius

Kamleshun Ramphul
Abstract 60 | PDF Downloads 7

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COVID-19 Delta variation; more contagious or more pernicious?

Fereshteh Yazdanpanah, Shayan Yazdanpanah, Nima Rezaei
Abstract 52 | PDF Downloads 2

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e-Letters: Comments and Responses

COVID-19 vaccination surveillance: a public health commitment

Giacomo Pietro Vigezzi, Vincenza Gianfredi, Alessandra Lume, Massimo Minerva, Paola Nizzero, Anna Biancardi, Anna Odone, Carlo Signorelli, Matteo Moro
Abstract 6 | PDF Downloads 6

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Safety and BNT162b2 mRNA COVID-19 vaccination

Beuy Joob, Viroj Wiwanitkit
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Original articles

The effect of standardized honey on mucosal healing of the nose and paranasal sinuses after polypectomy: A randomized controlled, double blind pilot study

Rahman Movahed, Omid Rajabi, Hoda Azizi, Sogol Jafari, Razieh Yousefi, Mehdi Bakhshaee
Abstract 9 | PDF Downloads 2

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Association study of polymorphism in Thrombomodulin gene [rs1042579] with cardiovascular disease

Elham Khosravi, Ladan Sadeghian, Minoo Dianatkhah, Parisa Mohamadynejad, Mahsa Hajizadeh, Mojgan Gharipour
Abstract 17 | PDF Downloads 1

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Six-years experience in major scalp defect reconstruction with free flap: analysis of the results

Alessandro Innocenti, Giulio Menichini, Marco Innocenti
Abstract 9 | PDF Downloads 3

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Septic arthritis following joint injections: a 17 years retrospective study in an Academic General Hospital.

Marco Mattia Larghi, Miriam Grassi, Emanuele Placenza, Luca Faugno, Pietro Cerveri, Alfonso Manzotti
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Do immunohistochemical studies have a role in predicting prognosis of laryngeal squamous cell carcinomas? CD44 and Fascin experience

Çiğdem Öztürk, Hüsniye Esra Paşaoğlu, Funda Emre, Ümit Seza Tetikkurt, Tülin Şentürk Ege
Abstract 14 | PDF Downloads 1

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Wearable Exoskeletons on the Workplaces: Knowledge, Attitudes and Perspectives of Health and Safety Managers on the implementation of exoskeleton technology in Northern Italy.

Matteo Riccò, Silvia Ranzieri, Luigi Vezzosi, Federica Balzarini, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi
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Technical efficacy and safety of CT-guided transforaminal periradicular infiltration using CT foot switches and MPR images

Luca Saba, Francesco Saba, Robert Dagan, Massimo De Filippo, Pierre Yves Marcy
Abstract 44 | PDF Downloads 9

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Bioabsorbable magnesium screw fixation for tibial tubercle osteotomy; a preliminary study

Melih Ünal, Engin Demirayak, Mehmet Baris Ertan, Omer Faruk Kilicaslan, Ozkan Kose
Abstract 63 | PDF Downloads 3

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The effectiveness of Kinesio Taping in improving pain and edema during early rehabilitation after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Prospective, Randomized, Control Study

Luca Labianca, Valerio Andreozzi, Giorgio Princi, Alessandro A. Princi, Cosma Calderaro, Matteo Guzzini, Andrea Ferretti
Abstract 146 | PDF Downloads 6

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Role of frailty in functional recovery after hip fracture, the variable impact in restoring autonomy

Oriana Amata, Lorenzo Panella, Cristoforo Incorvaia, Alessandro Tomba, Fabrizio Gervasoni, Antonello Valerio Caserta, Camilla Callegari
Abstract 67 | PDF Downloads 3

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The Effect of Music Therapy in Reducing Dental Anxiety and Lowering Physiological Stressors

Mohammad Wazzan, Mohammed Estaitia, Sima Habrawi , Dina Mansour, Zain Jalal, Hadir Ahmed, Hayder A. Hasan, Sausan Al Kawas
Abstract 105 | PDF Downloads 2

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Chronically Pre-treatment of Pistachio Alters the Morphology of CA1 Hippocampus Neurons Following Transient Focal Cerebral Ischemia in Male Wistar Rats

Hossein Pourmobini, Mohammad Reza Afarinesh, Ali Shamsara, Seyed Hasan Eftekhar-Vaghefi, Majid Asadi-Shekaari
Abstract 46 | PDF Downloads 4

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Correlation between fall risk increasing drugs (FRIDs) and fall events at a rehabilitation hospital

Silvana Castaldi, Niccolò Principi, Davide Carnevali, Navpreet Tiwana, Anna Pietronigro, Marco Mosillo, Matteo Marrazzo, Roberto Colombo, Gianluca Maria Avanzi, Stefano Corna
Abstract 26 | PDF Downloads 3

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Discordant ROP (Retinopathy of prematurity) development in twins less than 32 weeks of gestational age

Musa Silahli, Mehmet Tekin, Ali Kal, Mahmut Oguz Ulusoy, Zeynel Gokmen
Abstract 362 | PDF Downloads 6

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Growth, bone maturation and ovarian size in girls with early and fast puberty (EFP) and effects of three years treatment with GnRH analogue (GnRHa)

Nada Alaaraj, Ashraf T Soliman, Vincenzo De Sanctis, Noor Hamed, Fawziya Alyafai, Shayma Ahmed , Ahmed Khalil, Elsaid Bedair, Ahmed Elawwa
Abstract 23 | PDF Downloads 2

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The clinical characteristics, biochemical parameters and insulin response to oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) in 25 transfusion dependent β-thalassemia (TDT) patients recently diagnosed with diabetes mellitus (DM)

Vincenzo De Sanctis, Ashraf Soliman, Ploutarchos Tzoulis, Shahina Daar, Mehran Karimi, Mohamed A. Yassin, Gabriella Pozzobon, Christos Kattamis
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The impact of constipation on pediatric emergency department: a retrospective analysis of the diagnosis and management

Antonio Gatto, Antonietta Curatola, Serena Ferretti, Lavinia Capossela, Lorenzo Nanni, Claudia Rendeli, Antonio Chiaretti
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The use of 3D printed models for the pre-operative planning of surgical correction of pediatric hip deformities: a case series and concise review of the literature.

Giulia Facco, Daniele Massetti, Valentino Coppa, Roberto Procaccini, Luciano Greco, Michela Simoncini, Alberto Mari, Mario Marinelli, Antonio Gigante
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Prognostic factors in clear cell carcinoma of endometrium: analysis of 55 cases

Vera Loizzi, Ettore Cicinelli, Achiropita Lepera, Francesco Legge, Massimiliano Memmola, Giulia Chiarello, Francesca Arezzo, Vittoria Del Vecchio, Leonardo Resta, Gennaro Cormio
Abstract 4 | PDF Downloads 1

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Polyphenols, Olive oil and Colonrectal cancer: the effect of Mediterranean Diet in the prevention

Anna Vittoria Mattioli, Francesco Serra, Francesco Spatafora, Silvia Toni, Alberto Farinetti, Roberta Gelmini
Abstract 7 | PDF Downloads 5

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Myasthenia Gravis and Myeloproliferative Neoplasms – Mere Association or Paraneoplastic Neurologic Syndrome: A Mini-Review

Sreethish Sasi, Mouhand Mohamed, P Chitrambika , Mohamed Yassin
Abstract 27 | PDF Downloads 5

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Osteolytic bone lesions in patients with primary myelofibrosis: A systematic review

Naim Battukh, Elrazi Ali, Mohamed Yassin
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PSA-IgM and iXip in the diagnosis and management of prostate cancer: clinical relevance and future potential. A review.

Umberto Maestroni, Domenico Maria Cavalieri, Davide Campobasso, Giulio Guarino, Francesco Ziglioli
Abstract 16 | PDF Downloads 7

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Focus On

Degenerative Spondylolisthesis: A Narrative Review

Ibrahim Akkawi, Hassan Zmerly
Abstract 127 | PDF Downloads 6

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Degenerative meniscal lesions: Conservative versus surgical management

Ibrahim Akkawi, Maurizio Draghetti, Hassan Zmerly
Abstract 121 | PDF Downloads 10

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Case Reports

An unusual approach for a cervical mass: sternotomy for the treatment of a giant cervico-thoracic lipoma

Gerardo Petruzzi, Lucrezia Trozzi, Silvia Moretto, De Virgilio Armando, Enrico Melis, Filippo Tommaso Gallina, Barbara Pichi, Flaminia Campo, Francesco Facciolo, Raul Pellini
Abstract 35 | PDF Downloads 4

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More than meets the eye: A case of synchronous ipsilateral clear cell renal cell carcinoma and urothelial carcinoma of the pelvicalyceal system and literature review

Asterios Symeonidis, Ioannis Tsikopoulos, Evangelos N. Symeonidis, Ioannis Tsifountoudis , Antonios Michailidis, Ioanna Tsantila, Chrysovalantis Gkekas , Christos Georgiadis , Apostolos Malioris, Michail Papathanasiou
Abstract 38 | PDF Downloads 19

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Letters to the Editor

“Zoom Dysmorphia”: the rise of a new issue amidst the pandemic

Kamleshun Ramphul
Abstract 9 | PDF Downloads 7

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Inhalation technique in asthma in children: could an intensive summer educational camp improve it?

Luca Pecoraro, Alessia Norato, Paola Accorsi, Luca Dalle Carbonare, Giorgio Piacentini, Angelo Pietrobelli
Abstract 17 | PDF Downloads 8

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Cytological diagnosis of unifocal Langerhans cell histiocytosis in the temporomandibular joint.

Dimitrios Tamiolakis, Aikaterini Charizani, Demosthenes Igoumenakis, Areti Volioti, Eleni Konsolaki, Alexandra Kalogeraki
Abstract 6 | PDF Downloads 3

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History taking in gynecology revisited

Shreyashi Aryal, Alok Atreya
Abstract 17 | PDF Downloads 2

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Fourth generation of synthetic cannabinoid receptor agonists: a summary on the latest insights

Anastasio Tini, Federica Umani Ronchi, Sara Malaca
Abstract 5 | PDF Downloads 3

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Megakaryocytes in bronchoalveolar fluid (BALF) samples

Rafael Martinez-Giron, Cristina Martínez-Torre, Santiago Martínez-Torre
Abstract 6 | PDF Downloads 3

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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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