3,675 results match your criteria Annali Dell Istituto Superiore Di Sanita[Journal]


Development of a model of integration for complex chronic conditions across levels of healthcare and the community in Novo mesto, Slovenia.

Ann Ist Super Sanita 2021 Jan-Mar;57(1):97-106

General Hospital Novo mesto, Novo mesto, Slovenia.

Background: People with complex chronic conditions have multidimensional needs and often experience fragmentation in care. A model of integration was developed based on a case study of chronic wound management in Novo mesto, Slovenia.

Methods: JA CHRODIS Recommendations and Criteria were used as a framework for developing the practice. Read More

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Redesigning diabetes care delivery in Serbia, using JA CHRODIS Recommendations and criteria.

Ann Ist Super Sanita 2021 Jan-Mar;57(1):89-96

Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia.

Introduction: Managing non-communicable diseases (NCDs) requires redesigning health care delivery to achieve better coordination of services at all levels of health care. The aim of this study was improving prevention and strengthening high quality of care for NCDs by using type 2 diabetes as a model disease.

Methods: The mix method approach served to analyse the impact of the intervention processes. Read More

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Culturally sensitive lifestyle intervention to prevent type 2 diabetes among Somalis in Finland: a pilot study using JA CHRODIS Recommendations and Criteria.

Ann Ist Super Sanita 2021 Jan-Mar;57(1):80-88

Department of Public Health and Welfare, Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland.

Introduction: Somalis, particularly women, have high risk for type 2 diabetes (T2D). We designed and piloted a culturally tailored lifestyle intervention model to prevent T2D among Somalis.

Methods: The pilot was designed using the JA CHRODIS Recommendations and Criteria, with special emphasis on target group empowerment. Read More

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Croatian diabetes registry (CroDiab) and implementation of standardised diabetes checklists using Joint Action CHRODIS Recommendations and Criteria.

Ann Ist Super Sanita 2021 Jan-Mar;57(1):74-79

Croatian Institute of Public Health, Zagreb, Croatia.

Introduction: Standardized diabetes monitoring checklists is an efficient registry collection tool and diabetes care improvement aid. Aim of this study was to improve the management of diabetes according to international standards and based on Joint Action CHRODIS Recommendations and Criteria, and to improve general practitioners (GPs) awareness of importance of monitoring via diabetes checklists.

Population And Methods: Twenty-eight GPs and 1242 diabetic patients were included. Read More

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A structured program for perinatal depression and anxiety to be adopted in the emergencies.

Ann Ist Super Sanita 2021 Jan-Mar;57(1):67-71

Centro di Riferimento per le Scienze Comportamentali e la Salute Mentale, Istituto Superiore di Sanità.

Quarantine, loss of routine and social support can negatively impact mothers who have just given birth and their babies, generating concerns and reactions of intense fear. Following the COVID-19 emergency, we described a structured program for screening and treatment of perinatal depression and anxiety as a medium for constant monitoring of perinatal risk factors and early screening, which can also be implemented in emergencies with remote intervention methods, to offer women an appropriate, timely and effective treatment. In this scenario, it is desirable that the monitoring of the psychological well-being of women in postpartum is maintained over time, with the participation of all the professional figures with whom the woman comes into contact, to intercept any forms of psychological distress related to the epidemic and that could occur even after some time. Read More

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Feasibility and effectiveness of the Australian perinatal mental health approach in the Italian health services: progress and challenges.

Ann Ist Super Sanita 2021 Jan-Mar;57(1):51-56

Centro di Riferimento per le Scienze Comportamentali e la Salute Mentale, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy.

The perinatal depression is one of the leading pathologies in the world causing disabilities and represents an important public health problem. Since 2003, the Center for Behavioral Sciences and Mental Health (Istituto Superiore di Sanità - ISS) has promoted studies and research on the mental health of women, children, partners and family in the perinatal period, leading to the realization of a structured program adopted in many Italian services. In this article, we describe the feasibility and effectiveness of the perinatal mental health approach in Italian health services and discuss the progress and new challenges. Read More

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An Australian perspective on treating perinatal depression and anxiety: a brief review of efficacy and evidence-based practice in screening, psychosocial assessment and management.

Ann Ist Super Sanita 2021 Jan-Mar;57(1):40-50

Parent-Infant Research Institute, Austin Health, Heidelberg Heights, Victoria, Australia - Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Australia is at the forefront of developing screening practices, interventions and national public health policy for perinatal women with depression and anxiety. For the last two decades Australian mental health experts and public health administrators have conducted population-wide feasibility studies on screening and incorporated these in national guidelines. This chapter outlines the wider evidence base supporting current Australian practice. Read More

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New perspectives in perinatal mental health models: facing challenge for Italian health services. Preface.

Ann Ist Super Sanita 2021 Jan-Mar;57(1):37-39

Dipartimento Salute Mentale e Dipendenze Patologiche, AUSL Modena, Modena, Italy.

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First evidence of blaNDM-1 and blaOXA-23 carbapenemase genes in human body lice infesting a second-hand T-shirt in a street market in Italy.

Ann Ist Super Sanita 2021 Jan-Mar;57(1):33-36

Dipartimento di Malattie Infettive, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy.

Background: The spread of carbapenems resistance is a public health concern. The main group of carbapenemases encoding the β-lactamases activity (bla genes) is the Metallo-β-lactamases (MBLs).

Methods: The presence of carbapenemase blaOXA-23-like, blaOXA-40-like, blaOXA-51-like, blaOXA-58-like, and blaNDM-1 genes was screened by real time PCR in 26 Pediculus humanus insects identified from second-hand clothes in a local market in Central Italy. Read More

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Rubella immunity status and the active offer of MMR/MMRV vaccination during pregnancy.

Ann Ist Super Sanita 2021 Jan-Mar;57(1):26-32

Dipartimento di Prevenzione, Azienda Provinciale per i Servizi Sanitari, Trento, Italy.

Introduction: The rubella test during pregnancy makes it possible to identify situations at risk of congenital rubella and those pregnant mothers who should be offered the MMR vaccine.

Materials And Methods: The Authors analysed test coverage and the immunity status of pregnant mothers between 2005 and 2017, using birth attendance certificates.

Results: Rubella test coverage on 61,437 pregnant mothers was 99. Read More

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Intangible benefits of clinical trials: a survey on a hospital research community.

Ann Ist Super Sanita 2021 Jan-Mar;57(1):18-25

IRCCS Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesù, Rome, Italy.

The ongoing pandemic is highlighting the strategic role of clinical trials as an essential step of biomedical research, with a potential life-saving impact on public health. Several studies have focused on the assessment of clinical trials' economic impact. Robust methods allow a reliable assessment of the impact of trials on population health in terms of new drugs development. Read More

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The cost of caring during recent epidemics: a rapid review of risk factors, psychological manifestations, and strategies for its treatment.

Ann Ist Super Sanita 2021 Jan-Mar;57(1):7-17

Dipartimento di Salute Mentale e Dipendenze Patologiche, AUSL Modena, Modena, Italy.

Background: During epidemics, health care workers (HCWs) are particularly exposed to the risk of secondary trauma. If not effectively addressed, the consequences of such psychological distress can progress to more severe conditions.

Methods: A systematic search of several databases on the effect of SARS, MERS, and COVID-19 epidemics on the mental health of HCWs was performed according to both the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions and the WHO Rapid Review Guide for Health Policy and Systems Research. Read More

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COVID-19 and digital competencies among young physicians: are we (really) ready for the new era? A national survey of the Italian Young Medical Doctors Association.

Ann Ist Super Sanita 2021 Jan-Mar;57(1):1-6

President, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy.

Background: Digital health (DH) is nowadays fundamental for physicians. Despite the improvement of information and communications technology (ICT), Italian medical doctors' (MDs) education system seems inadequate in this area. Moreover, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, societies are waking up to their limitations. Read More

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Alcohol use and misuse: a profile of adolescents from 2018 Italian HBSC data.

Ann Ist Super Sanita 2020 Oct-Dec;56(4):531-537

Dipartimento di Scienze Cliniche e Biologiche, Università degli Studi di Torino, Turin, Italy.

Objective: Alcohol remains the most commonly substance used by adolescents.The aim of the study was to draw a comprehensive picture of the behavioural patterns that characterize alcohol use and abuse among 15-year-olds.

Materials And Methods: The study sample included 18,918 15-year-olds participating in the 2018 Italian Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) survey. Read More

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December 2020

Sexual behaviour in 15-year-old adolescents: insights into the role of family, peer, teacher, and classmate support.

Ann Ist Super Sanita 2020 Oct-Dec;56(4):522-530

Dipartimento di Scienze della Sanità Pubblica e Pediatriche, Università degli Studi di Torino, Turin, Italy.

Objective: The aim was to investigate the role of different forms of social support in early sexual intercourse and contraceptive use.

Materials And Methods: The study sample included 18,918 15-year-olds who took part in the 2018 Italian Health Behaviour in School-aged Children study. Multivariable multilevel logistic regressions were performed taking into account geographical region and socioeconomic status. Read More

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December 2020

Problematic social media use: associations with health complaints among adolescents.

Ann Ist Super Sanita 2020 Oct-Dec;56(4):514-521

Dipartimento di Psicologia dello Sviluppo e della Socializzazione, Università degli Studi di Padova, Padua, Italy.

Objective: Problematic Social Media Use (PSMU) has an addictive potential for young users. The aim of this study was to show the prevalence of PSMU across Italian regions and its association with health complaints.

Materials And Methods: Data are gathered from the Italian 2018 Health Behaviour in School-aged Children survey using a representative sample of Italian adolescents aged 11, 13 and 15 years (50. Read More

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December 2020

Dietary habits among Italian adolescents and their relation to socio-demographic characteristics.

Ann Ist Super Sanita 2020 Oct-Dec;56(4):504-513

Centro Nazionale per la Prevenzione delle Malattie e la Promozione della Salute, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy.

Objective: The aim is to describe dietary habits and their association with socio-demographic characteristics in a large nationally representative sample of Italian adolescents aged 11, 13 and 15 years.

Materials And Methods: Data from the 2018 Italian Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) survey on 58,976 adolescents were analysed to determine eating habits. Logistic regression was used to investigate the association between incorrect dietary habits and potential predictors. Read More

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December 2020

Young people's health in Italy: data from the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) survey 2018 and suggestions for action. Preface.

Ann Ist Super Sanita 2020 Oct-Dec;56(4):502-503

Centro Nazionale per la Prevenzione delle Malattie e la Promozione della Salute, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy.

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December 2020

Unequal effects of the national lockdown on mental and social health in Italy.

Ann Ist Super Sanita 2020 Oct-Dec;56(4):497-501

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tandon School of Engineering, New York University, Brooklyn, NY, USA.

With the exception of a few countries that chose a different approach, the worldwide reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic was a (longer or shorter) period of national lockdown. While the economic consequences of shutting down national economies were immediately evident, the sociopsychiatric implications of the social confinement of the entire population remain hidden and not fully understood. Italy has been the first European country to be severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, to which it responded through strict lockdown measurements. Read More

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December 2020

Need for a sustainable use of medicinal products: environmental impacts of ivermectin.

Ann Ist Super Sanita 2020 Oct-Dec;56(4):492-496

Direzione Generale della Sanità Animale e dei Farmaci Veterinari, Ministero della Salute, Rome, Italy.

It is worldwide recognized that the use of pharmaceuticals for human and veterinary purposes could lead to unsustainable effects on the environment. A strategy to reduce the impact of pharmaceuticals on the environment has been recently established at European level, where guidelines to evaluate the impacts of veterinary drugs used to treat animal diseases are in place. The aim of this article is to focus on the worldwide used antiparasitic drug ivermectin (IVM) and its potential impact on the environment. Read More

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December 2020

A few ethical issues in translational research for medicinal products discovery and development.

Ann Ist Super Sanita 2020 Oct-Dec;56(4):487-491

President, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy.

The results obtained with basic research showing significant therapeutic promise are often not translated into clinical applications. The purpose of translational research is to favour the transition of basic research to application at the patient's bedside, and from here to routine clinical practice (without excluding the opposite pathway, in which the evidence generated by clinical practice helps to guide research). Although translational research can provide patients with valuable therapeutic resources, it is not risk-free. Read More

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December 2020

Early mortality from malignant mesothelioma in Italy as a proxy of environmental exposure to asbestos in children.

Ann Ist Super Sanita 2020 Oct-Dec;56(4):478-486

Dipartimento di Ambiente e Salute, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy.

Malignant mesothelioma (MM) is a rare neoplasm caused by asbestos. Mortality from MM in ≤50 years old people, considering the long latency, is likely related to asbestos exposure in childhood. Mortality from MM (C45, ICD10 code) is described among ≤50 years (ys) old people in Italy, in 2003-2016. Read More

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December 2020

Taking care of minor migrants' health: the professionals' perception and training needs.

Ann Ist Super Sanita 2020 Oct-Dec;56(4):470-477

Centro Nazionale per la Prevenzione delle Malattie e la Promozione della Salute, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy.

Introduction: In Italy, minor migrants represent 21.8% of the non-EU citizens. The care of minor migrants might be challenging as this population is characterized by higher vulnerability and special needs. Read More

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December 2020

Turmeric (Curcuma longa L.) food supplements and hepatotoxicity: an integrated evaluation approach.

Ann Ist Super Sanita 2020 Oct-Dec;56(4):462-469

Dipartimento Sicurezza Alimentare, Nutrizione e Sanità Pubblica Veterinaria, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy.

Introduction: Turmeric is the common name for the rhizome of Curcuma longa L. In the recent years, food supplements containing turmeric have been marketed and widely used by an increasing number of consumers. Spontaneous reports of suspected adverse reactions to food supplements are collected within the Phytovigilance system. Read More

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December 2020

Dioxins and PCBs contamination in mussels from Taranto (Ionian Sea, Southern Italy): a seven years spatio-temporal monitoring study.

Ann Ist Super Sanita 2020 Oct-Dec;56(4):452-461

Dipartimento di Prevenzione, ASL di Taranto, Taranto, Italy.

Introduction: Taranto is of particular Public Health relevance for the presence of industrial sources of dioxins and PCBs. The aim of this study was to monitor these pollutants in mussels produced from 2012 to 2018.

Materials And Methods: Mussels were collected on a monthly basis with random sampling. Read More

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December 2020

Dermopigmentation of the nipple-areola complex in a dedicated breast cancer centre, following the Treviso Hospital (Italy) LILT model.

Ann Ist Super Sanita 2020 Oct-Dec;56(4):444-451

Centro Nazionale per le Tecnologie Innovative in Sanità Pubblica, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy.

Background: Dermopigmentation, also known as medical tattooing, is a complementary technique in the reconstruction of the nipple-areola and an adjuvant procedure to improve colour mismatch. In 2009, tattooing of the nipple-areola complex (NAC) was introduced by Treviso Hospital through a project conducted in cooperation with the local section of the Italian Anti-Cancer League (LILT).

Methods: From 2010 to 2016, 169 patients treated for breast cancer underwent dermopigmentation treatments. Read More

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December 2020

Epidemiological data and treatment strategies in children with severe haemophilia in Italy.

Ann Ist Super Sanita 2020 Oct-Dec;56(4):437-443

Dipartimento di Oncologia e Medicina Molecolare, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy.

Objectives: In a period of important therapeutic changes in the field of haemophilia care, we provide updated statistics on children with severe haemophilia (0-12 years of age) in Italy.

Methods: Data presented are from the Italian National Registry of Congenital Coagulopathies (NRCC) - survey 2017.

Results: Children with severe Haemophilia A (HA) were 242, those with severe haemophilia B (HB) 48. Read More

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December 2020

Gene flow and Bayesian phylogeography of serogroup C meningococci circulating in Italy.

Ann Ist Super Sanita 2020 Oct-Dec;56(4):430-436

Dipartimento di Malattie Infettive, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy.

Introduction: Hyperinvasive strains of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup C have caused outbreaks of severe disease in Italy. Here, we report the analysis of the migration patterns of C:P1.5-1,10-8:F3-6:ST-11(cc11) meningococcal strains from different Italian regions collected between 2012 and 2017. Read More

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December 2020