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

Francesca Negro, Annagiulia Di Trana, Susanna Marinelli
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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, Mohamed A. Yassin, Mehran Karimi, Gabriella Pozzobon, Christos Kattamis
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An unusual approach for a cervical mass: sternotomy for the treatment of a giant cervico-thoracic lipoma

Gerardo Petruzzi, Lucrezia Trozzi, Flaminia Campo, De Virgilio Armando, Enrico melis, Filippo Tommaso Gallina, Francesco Facciolo, Barbara Pichi, Silvia Moretto, Raul Pellini
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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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Current Issue

Vol. 92 No. 5 (2021)

Published: 03-11-2021

ORIGINAL INVESTIGATIONS/COMMENTARIES - SPECIAL COVID19

The management of the Sars-CoV-2 pandemic in Italy, lessons earnt and reflections for the future

Manuel Maffeo, Antonio Azara, Enrico Di Rosa, Luigi Bertinato, Claudio Garbelli, Silvana Castaldi
Abstract 140 | PDF Downloads 67

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Changes in volumes and severity of surgical urgencies during the first two COVID-19 pandemic waves in a regional hospital network.

Alessandro Carrara, Dalia Amabile, Riccardo Pertile, Federico Reich, Francesca Laura Nava, Paolo Moscatelli, Luigi Pellecchia, Michele Motter, Orazio Zappalà, Gianmarco Ghezzi, Pierpaolo Benetollo, Giuseppe Tirone
Abstract 71 | PDF Downloads 38

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The epidemiology of proximal femur fractures during COVID-19 emergency in Italy: a multicentric study

Corrado Ciatti, Pietro Maniscalco, Fabrizio Quattrini, Serena Gattoni, Alessandra Magro, Patrizio Capelli, Filippo Banchini, Caterina Fiazza, Vito Pavone, Calogero Puma Pagliarello, Fabiana Valenti, Giulio Maccauro, Michele Cauteruccio, Riccardo Accetta, Giuseppe Basile, Carlo Ruosi, Fabio Di Santo, Nicola Orabona, Cristiano Coppola, Dario Perugia, Riccardo Maria Lanzetti, Mauro Roselli, Giuseppina Montanari, Francesco Benazzo, Mario Mosconi, Loris Perticarini, Vito Pesce, Giuseppe Maccagnano, Lorenzo Moretti, Biagio Moretti, Giuseppe Solarino
Abstract 134 | PDF Downloads 54

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Reorganizing stroke and neurological intensive care during the COVID-19 pandemic in Germany

Niklas Alexander Kämpfer, Andrea Naldi, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi, Klaus Fassbender, Martin Lesmeister, Piergiorgio Lochner
Abstract 102 | PDF Downloads 63

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COVID-19 respiratory support outside the ICU's doors. An observational study for a new operative strategy

Elena Bignami , Valentina Bellini, Giada Maspero, Barbara Pifferi, Leonardo Fortunati Rossi, Andrea Ticinesi, Michelangelo Craca, Tiziana Meschi, Marco Baciarello
Abstract 160 | PDF Downloads 77

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How COVID-19 pandemic has changed elective surgery: the experience in a general surgery unit at a COVID-hospital

Mario Giuffrida, Federico Cozzani; Matteo Rossini; Elena Bonati, Paolo Del Rio
Abstract 62 | PDF Downloads 15

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OHCA survey in Lombardy: comparison between years 2014 and 2019 (pre COVID-19)

Mirko Andreoletti, Rodolfo Bonora, Marco Botteri, Cinzia Licia Villa, Giuseppe Maria Sechi, Alberto Zoli, Guido Francesco Villa
Abstract 113 | PDF Downloads 66

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REVIEWS/FOCUS ON - SPECIAL COVID19

Occurrence of SARS-CoV-2 infection among healthcare personnel: results from an early systematic review and meta-analysis.

Matteo Riccò, Giovanni Gualerzi, Silvia Ranzieri, Simona Peruzzi, Marina Valente, Federico Marchesi, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi, Carlo Signorelli
Abstract 156 | PDF Downloads 106

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How Stable Ischemic Heart Disease Leads to Acute Coronary Syndrome in COVID-19?

Melika Shafeghat, Arya Aminorroaya, Nima Rezaei
Abstract 130 | PDF Downloads 78

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Medically assisted procreation in times of COVID-19: what impact on health care system organization and the reproductive rights of couples?

Giuseppe Rallo, Francesca Negro, Francesca Consalvo, Valeria Piersanti, Susanna Marinelli
Abstract 93 | PDF Downloads 51

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CASE REPORTS - SPECIAL COVID19

Recurrent Status Epilepticus and SARS-CoV-2 infection: the “perfect storm”

Giada Pauletto, Annacarmen Nilo, Cristian Deana, Lorenzo Verriello, Ilaria Del Negro, Christian Lettieri, Luigi Vetrugno, Mariarosaria Valente, Gian Luigi Gigli
Abstract 209 | PDF Downloads 64

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CORRESPONDENCE - SPECIAL COVID19

Nepal’s COVID-19 Crisis: A Global Call to Arms

Upasana Maskey, Yub Raj Sedhai, Alok Atreya, Aasim Kidwai
Abstract 103 | PDF Downloads 50

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Epidemiological analysis on children and adolescents with COVID-19 in a central area of Calabria region: one year of pandemia

Valentina Talarico, Katia Roppa, Teresa Alcaro, Maria Vinci, Pasquale Minchella, Giuseppe Raiola
Abstract 63 | PDF Downloads 27

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Original articles

Factors contributing to poor outcome in patients on warfarin receiving 4-factor prothrombin complex concentrate in critically ill

Ajay Kumar Mishra, Kamal Kant Sahu, Amos Lal, Susan V George
Abstract 130 | PDF Downloads 74

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A Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Reference Range: Iranian Thyroid Cohort study

Rokhsareh Meamar, Awat Feizi, Ashraf Aminorroaya, Massoud Amini; Maryam nasri; Azamosadat Tabatabaei, Majid Abyar
Abstract 113 | PDF Downloads 35

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Diagnostic significance of combining D-dimer with high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I for improving the diagnosis of venous thromboembolism in the emergency department

Laura Bonfanti, Gianfranco Cervellin, Simone Calamai, Marco Lunian, Rosalia Aloe, Giuseppe Lippi
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Postoperative outcomes in total hip arthroplasty following femoral head avascular necrosis in HIV-positive patients.

Alfonso Manzotti, Marco Larghi, Emanuele Placenza, Francesca Susini, Miriam Grassi
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The use of resected SMAS as autologous graft for the correction of nasolabial folds during rejuvenating procedures

Alessandro Innocenti, Dario Melita, Marco Innocenti
Abstract 75 | PDF Downloads 53

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Wounds morphologic assessment: application and reproducibility of a virtual measuring system, pilot study

Giuseppe Guarro, Federico Cozzani, Matteo Rossini, Elena Bonati, Paolo Del Rio
Abstract 172 | PDF Downloads 25

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The metastatic lymph node ratio is a better prognostic factor than the number of metastatic limph node after curative resection for gastric cancer

Mario Giuffrida, Lorenzo Viani, Gioacchino Giovanni Iapichino; Federico Cozzani; Paolo Dell'Abate, Paolo Del Rio
Abstract 94 | PDF Downloads 42

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Correlation of Serum Decoy Receptor 3 and Interleukin-6 with Severity of Coronary Artery Diseases in Male Acute Myocardial Infarction Patients

Hossein Doustkami, Leli Avesta, Behzad Babapour, Mohammad Hossein Boskabady, Ali Nikoukhesal, Mohammad Reza Aslani
Abstract 247 | PDF Downloads 49

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Prolactin Level in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): An approach to the diagnosis and management

Zahra Davoudi, Farnaz Araghi, Maryam Vahedi, Navid Mokhtari, Mehdi Gheisari
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Evaluation of vaginal microbiota in women admitted to the hospital for premature labour

Bruno Arena, Maria Diletta Daccò
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The No-reflow Phenomenon: Is it Predictable by Demographic factors and Routine Laboratory Data?

Mohammadhasan Namazi, Elham Mahmoudi, Morteza Safi, Yaser Jenab, Hossein Vakili, Habibollah Saadat, Saeed Alipour Parsa, Isa Khaheshi, Azita Hajhossein Talasaz, Seyed Hossein Hosseini, Mohammadreza Tabary, Hamidreza Poorhosseini
Abstract 101 | PDF Downloads 69

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Invasive Breast Carcinoma with Abundant Collagenous Stroma Shows Lower Level of CD68-Positive Tumor Associated Macrophages than Those of Invasive Carcinoma without Abundant Collagenous Stroma 

Canan Kelten Talu, Ezgi Hacihasanoglu, Cem Leblebici, Mehmet Ali Nazli, Esra Arslan, Didem Can Trabulus
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Fissurectomy and anoplasty in posterior normotensive chronic anal fissure

Beatrice D'Orazio, Bianca Cudia, Sebastiano Bonventre, Fausto Famà, Carmelo Sciumé, Bianca Cudia, Dario Calì, Giovanni Corbo, Gaetano Di Vita, Girolamo Geraci
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Clinical and metabolic characteristics of children with hybrid diabetes mellitus (HD) compared to children with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM): A preliminary comparative study

Vincenzo De Sanctis, Ashraf Soliman, Fawzia Alyafei, Nada Alaaraj, Shayma Ahmed, Ahmed Elawwa, Noor Hamed
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Multifocality in patients treated for papillary Thyroid Carcinoma: a preliminary analysis of related risk factors.

Paolo Del Rio, Tommaso Loderer, Mario Giuffrida, Federico Cozzani, Matteo Rossini, Deborah Bonfili, Elena Bonati
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Relationship between surgeon experience and adverse events in thyroid surgery

Tommaso Loderer, Davide Beretta, Federico Cozzani, Elena Bonati, Matteo Rossini, Paolo Del Rio
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Outcome of surgical treatment of 54 Periprosthetic femoral fractures after total hip arthroplasty at mid term follow-up

Ibrahim Akkawi, Daniele Fabbri, Matteo Romantini, Massimo Laus, Alfonso Calogero
Abstract 297 | PDF Downloads 34

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Dynamic evaluation of THA components by Prosthesis Impingement Software (PIS)

Matteo Giachino, Alessandro Aprato, Tullio Andrea Revetria, Enrico Vezzetti, Alessandro Massè, Luca Ulrich, Leonardo Tanzi
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Improvement in glycaemic control in paediatric and young adult type 1 diabetes patients during COVID-19 pandemic: role of telemedicine and lifestyle changes.

Pietro Lazzeroni, Matteo Motta, Sara Monaco, Serena Rosa Laudisio, Daria Furoncoli, Valentina Maffini, Monica Rubini, Bertrand Tchana, Claudio Ruberto, Icilio Dodi, Brunella Iovane
Abstract 171 | PDF Downloads 123

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Remodeling of distal radius fractures in children: preliminary retrospective cost/analysis in level II pediatric trauma center

Mario Marinelli, Daniele Massetti, Giulia Facco, Danya Falcioni, Valentino Coppa, Valentina Maestri, Antonio Gigante
Abstract 53 | PDF Downloads 38

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Potentially inappropriate brain CT-scan requesting in the emergency department: A retrospective study in patients with neurologic complaints

Hossein Alimohammadi, Shima Zareh Shahamati, Abdolazim Karkhaneh Yousefi, Behnam Safarpour Lima
Abstract 114 | PDF Downloads 34

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Longitudinal evaluation of endothelial markers in children and adolescents with familial hypercholesterolemia.

Patrizia Bruzzi, Barbara Predieri, Simona Madeo, Francesca Lami, Lorenzo Iughetti
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Reviews

Sex estimation from fingerprint ridge density. A review of literature

Siddharatha Sharma, Rijen Shrestha, Kewal Krishan, Tanuj Kanchan
Abstract 193 | PDF Downloads 72

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An overview of mallet finger injuries

Bhavika Khera, Chad Chang, Waseem Bhat
Abstract 178 | PDF Downloads 51

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Pleural effusion aetiology, presentation, treatment and outcome in haematological diseases: a review

Alberto Fantin, Nadia Castaldo, Paolo Vailati, Giuseppe Morana, Daniele Orso, Luigi Vetrugno, Vincenzo Patruno
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Peripherally Inserted Central Venous Catheters (PICC) versus totally implantable venous access device (PORT) for chemotherapy administration: a meta-analysis on gynecological cancer patients

Vito Andrea Capozzi, Luciano Monfardini, Giulio Sozzi, Giulia Armano, Diana Butera, Elisa Scarpelli, Giuseppe Barresi, Alessandro Benegiamo, Roberto Berretta
Abstract 115 | PDF Downloads 62

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Inflammatory bowel disease and infertility: analysis of literature and future perspectives

Francesco Carini, Margherita Mazzola, Carola Gagliardo, Marco Scaglione, Marco Giammanco, Giovanni Tomasello
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Letters to the Editor

Uterus Transplantation and the redefinition of core bioethics precepts

Federica Umani Ronchi, Gabriele Napoletano
Abstract 170 | PDF Downloads 122

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Termites and asthma: is there a connection?

Rafael Martinez-Giron, Hugo Cornelis van Woerden, Cristina Martínez-Torre
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The Empty Nose Syndrome: a pragmatic classification in clinical practice

Desiderio Passali, Rosario La Rosa, Giulio Cesare Passali, Giorgio Ciprandi
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PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY UPDATE (Editor: Vincenzo De Sanctis)

The Myxedema coma in children and adolescents: A rare endocrine emergency - Personal experience and review of literature

Vincenzo De Sanctis, Ashraf Soliman , Shahina Daar , Salvatore Di Maio , Noora Alhumaidi, Mayam Alali, Aml Sabt, Christos Kattamis
Abstract 139 | PDF Downloads 74

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The role of pelvic ultrasound for the diagnosis and management of central precocious puberty: An update

Valentina Talarico, Maria Benedetta Rodio, Antonio Viscomi, Eulalia Galea, Maria Concetta Galati, Giuseppe Raiola
Abstract 127 | PDF Downloads 63

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Focus On

The pathophysiology and complications of Fontan circulation

Giuseppe Antonio Mazza, Elena Gribaudo, Gabriella Agnoletti
Abstract 209 | PDF Downloads 114

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Medical Humanities

The Holmes-Adie Syndrome in the Mona Lisa of Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)

Deivis de Campos, Danielle Coutinho Rodrigues, Luciano Buso
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