Fabio Capello

Fabio Capello
SIT - Italian Society of Telemedicine

MD, MS
Director International Research Unit "G. Russo" - SIT

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Introduction
Fabio Capello currently works at the Internatinal Research Unit, Digital SIT. Fabio is a Medical Dcotor with a master in Science Communication. He is Specialist in Paediatrics. His main fields of expertise are: Medicine in Extreme Rural and Limited-resource Settings; Tropical Diseases and Malnutrition in Children; Journalism, Medical Writing and Scientific Communication; eHealth and Tele-Medicine; Medical Epistemology and Complexity in Medicine
Education
September 2010 - December 2011
University of Ferrara
Field of study
  • Journalism and Sciene Communication
November 2004 - November 2009
Università degli Studi di Sassari
Field of study
  • Paediatrics
September 1998 - June 2004

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Publications (109)
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La tecnologia ha profondamente modificato il modo di lavorare delle persone, consentendo di superare tanti ostacoli, ma anche presentando nuove sfide da affrontare. Nel campo della medici-na le frontiere aperte dalle strumentazioni sempre più raffina-te in ambito diagnostico hanno aperto la via a cure sempre più mirate e a una miglior qualità gener...
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Week 21, Lesson 107 of the Master in A.I. and Telemedicine of the University of Parma
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Week 18, Lesson 85 of the Master in A.I. and Telemedicine of the University of Parma
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Le sfide in termini di salute globale poste dalla prima metà del ventunesimo secolo hanno imposto un cambiamento di pro-spettive di ciò che erano inizialmente stati definiti gli Obietti-vi di sviluppo del millennio (Millennium Development Goals o MDGs) e successivamente rivisitati come Obiettivi di svi-luppo sostenibile (Sustainable Development Goa...
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Week 11, Lesson 48 of the Master in A.I. and Telemedicine of the University of Parma
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Week 11, Lesson 49 of the Master in A.I. and Telemedicine of the University of Parma
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Acute pancreatitis, the most frequent hospitalization reason in internal medicine ward among gastrointestinal diseases, is burdened by high mortality rate. The disease manifests mainly in a mild form, but about 20-30% patients have a severe progress that requires intensive care. Patients presenting with acute pancreatitis should be clinically evalu...
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After almost a year in the COVID-19 era, nothing has been done to assess facial masks currently available for professionals and for the general public, to improve the efficacy of the masks or to promote their correct use.
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Risk communication is a key factor able to affect the response of the population to an emergency and to promote correct actions and behaviors. The advent of a crisis on a global scale, as the 2020 pandemic of COVID-19, exposed some of the weakness of healthcare and political institutions worldwide, which failed to provide a proper and coordinated c...
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The advent of COVID-19 poses severe challenge to the management of health worldwide. With no cure and no vaccine in place when the pandemic first surged early in 2020, the only possible measure to reduce the burden of this novel and mostly unknown disease was the adoption of non-pharmaceutical measures. Because the short-, medium-, and long-term im...
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The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic (C19) has put a strain on the tightness of the epidemiological forecasting algorithms. These predictive models are traditionally based on SIR (Susceptible, Infected, Removed) and its updates. However, they did not provide reliable answers, especially in the first delicate phase, in which governments must take rap...
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BACKGROUND: Pasta plays an important role in human nutrition, nevertheless its organoleptic, structural and bromatologic properties have not been completely studied. OBJECTIVE: The study aims to compare the ultrastructure pasta cross-sections produced with reduced mechanic stress and low heat exposure technique (Pietro Massi Technology ™) to common...
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This book assesses the main features of COVID-19 from a clinical point of view, based on observations made during the disease epidemic in Northern Italy, one of the most affected areas in the world (the region has been the epicenter of the global pandemic for more than a month), and the first region outside China facing overwhelming numbers of case...
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As the main title ‘COVID-19 revolution: a new challenge for the internist’ states, the global coronavirus infection disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic represented a new challenge for the internists. This paper is part of a series of articles written during the difficult period of the ongoing global pandemic and published all together in this fourth i...
Technical Report
The document provides the scientific indications to support the implementation of telemedicine health services for paediatric patients, both in early childhood and in developmental age, and during the different phases of the COVID-19 pandemic. It focuses on analysing how telemedicine can solve operational problems in managing the doctor-patient-fam...
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“Online guidelines for face mask use to prevent COVID-19 in the general public are currently inconsistent across nations and regions, and have been changing often. Efforts to create greater standardization and clarity should be explored in light of the status of COVID-19 as a global pandemic” (Laestadius Linnea et al, JMRI May 25, 2020) Non si può...
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Our work concerns the actual problem of spread of SARS- CoV-2 outbreak which requires fast and correct as possible answer. In current scenario, the need of rapid answer put away the imperative of proper methodology. We focus on the serogical immunoassay for diagnosis of Covid-19 as an important weapon not only for diagnostic purpose, but also for e...
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Russo La pandemia causata dal SARS-CoV-2 ha trovato impreparati i sistemi sanitari di tutto il mondo; la velocità di diffusione del virus, la sua fatalità, la sua resistenza, hanno prodotto, in soli due mesi, un radicale sconvolgimento delle abitudini e degli stili di vita di quasi tutte le popolazioni del mondo. Ai problemi correlati direttamente...
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Il mondo in realtà era già cambiato prima. Correva l'anno 2003 quando i telegiornali riportavano la notizia di un nuovo virus che colpiva l'uomo provocando una sindrome respiratoria che sembrava avere un elevato tasso di mortalità. Erano i tempi dei primi passi di internet. Le compagnie aeree low-cost iniziavano a comparire sulla scena mondiale. Ne...
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Interventional study to verify the efficacy of ALFALIFE™ administration in association with diet and standard therapeutic approach in reducing the metabolic risk profile for the prevention of Coronary Heart Disease
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This is the first draft of a protocol for an RCT that is going to take place in South Italy, aimed to assess whether Alfa1Linolenic Acid (ALA) is effective in reducing low-grade inflammation and its associated conditions
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This is the first draft of a protocol for an RCT that is going to take place in North Italy, aimed to assess whether Alfa1Linolenic Acid (ALA) is effective in reducing low-grade inflammation and its associated conditions
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COVID-19 is a viral disease secondary to the infection by the SARS-CoV-2 virus that can lead to a severe respiratory distress. The diagnosis of COVID-19 represents a major challenge. Currently the nasopharyngeal or throat swabs for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA by Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) is considered the only validated method for the con...
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Functional food is considered to be effective in promoting health and wellbeing. Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus strongly depend on diet to achieve better glycaemic control and to reduce the burden of the disease. However, adherence to a controlled diet and to proper monitoring of the disease may be challenging for the patients and their fam...
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As the tide of Covid-19 flood the world, health authorities are implementing a number of measures that have deeply changed the way people live. However, there is no shared consensus on how to communicate to the public what is happening, and why these extreme interventions are needed. Instead, people received in the latest weeks contrasting messages...
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As Covid-19 spreads around the world, the level of uncertainty related to this infection remains high. Governments and health systems are following different and uncoordinated strategies to contain the epidemic. The use of personal protective devices aimed to protect people from air pollution may help to contain the spreading of the disease. Unfort...
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Tra confusione mediatica volontaria (fake news dolose e colpose), involontaria (spesso legata alla superficialità), insufficienze nel settore della comunicazione del rischio, eccessiva prudenza politica di alcuni esperti, incapacità decisionali ai vertici della catena di comando e dubbi reali della scienza (=assenza di conoscenze e di misure; assen...
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In year 2000 the Nobel Laureate Joshua Lederberg wrote in a famous statement: “It’s our wits versus their genes” [1]. The imbalance of powers in the fight against microbes is coming to light, as the Covid-19 infection is striking the world. Not by chance, Lederberg’s lament concluded a recent paper with the evocative title of “Escaping Pandora’s bo...
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La storia recente consegna a noi medici un modo profondamente cambiato. Se in passato era quasi lecito suddividere il mondo della sanità in aree climatiche e geografiche distinte e separate, oggi i confini tra le diverse zone del pianeta appaiono quanto mai sfumati. Sino a pochi decenni fa, esisteva un marcato distacco tra paesi dell'est e dell'ove...
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La malnutrizione infantile è tra le prime cause di mortalità al di sotto dei 5 anni di vita a livello globale. Si stima infatti che circa il 45% delle morti in questa fascia di età sia legata alla malnutrizione. Nel mondo 52 milioni di bambini sotto I cinque anni di età sono denutriti, 17 milioni sono affetti da denutrizione severa e circa 155 mili...
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La facilità con la quale ci si sposta al giorno d'oggi fa sì che anche persone che normalmente vivono in paesi di climi temperati vengano a contatto con agenti patogeni presenti solo in aree tropicali. I motivi per cui si viaggia come abbiamo visto anche in altri capitoli sono diversi, così come sono diversi i periodi di permanenza all'estero. Le m...
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Negli ultimi decenni e in particolare in questo nuovo millennio, le frontiere della Terra si sono progressivamente allargate, tanto che oggi non è più infrequente viaggiare per svago, per ragioni professionali o per altre necessità in aree del pianeta considerate una volta irraggiungibili o frequentate solo da viaggiatori esperti e particolarmente...
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26.1 Quando il pediatra ha necessità di ampliare i sui orizzonti: la consultazione a distanza La medicina di oggi ha ampliato a dismisura la quantità di informazioni che il medico dovrebbe gestire e conoscere per via del gran numero di conoscenze scientifiche che si sono susseguite esponenzialmente negli ultimi anni. Da una medicina generalista, in...
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Le infezioni parassitarie sono una condizione relativamente comune nelle aree tropicali. La trasmissione dei parassiti è spesso veicolata dall'acqua o dal cibo, ma esistono anche altre modalità di contagio quali il contatto con acque o terreni contaminati. Come abbiamo visto nel capitolo precedente le tipologie di viaggiatori sono molto variegate t...
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Valutazione della febbre al rientro da un viaggio in aree endemiche per patologia tropicale, con modello di esempio di scheda anamnestica
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Peripheral arterial disease is associated with very high cardiovascular risk. The main symptom is intermittent claudication, which strongly affects the quality of life. Therefore, treatment goals in peripheral arterial disease consist of the reduction of cardiovascular events and the relief of symptoms. An increase in pain-free walking distance, ev...
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La storia recente consegna a noi medici un modo profondamente cambiato. Le necessità di salute, così come le emergenze sanitarie appartenenti a mondi lontani hanno oggi una ripercussione globale. Problemi che in passato erano confinati a specifiche aree geografiche possono presentarsi nei nostri ambulatori in qualunque momento, senza preavviso, e r...
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Age assessment in non-accompanied foreign minor is a new task for pediatricians emerging from the recent migration phenomenon from non-European countries. Age evaluation has a significant margin of error and must take in account different clinical, psychological, ethnical and environmental variables. The evaluation outcome can heavily influence the...
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La determinazione dell'età cronologica in un presunto minore straniero non accompagnato è un nuovo compito al quale la pediatria è chiamata in relazione al recente fenomeno della migrazione da Paesi extracomunitari. La valutazione deve tenere conto di variabili cliniche, psicologiche, etniche e ambientali, utilizzando strumenti che hanno insito un...
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BACKGROUND:Lipoprotein separation and analysis is critical for the classification of different atherogenic dyslipidemias. Several methods are used in clinical practice to assess lipoprotein profile. Yet, those may give different diagnostic outcomes, as no standardization scale is currently available; thus, no effective comparison is possible. Combi...
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I recenti casi di infezione da West Nile Vi-rus (WNV) registrati nel Nord Italia han-no messo in evidenza un’infezione che sino a poco tempo fa si pensava fosse confinata ai climi tropicali e che oggi è di riscon-tro relativamente frequente anche in Oc-cidente. Anche in Europa e Nord America infatti si documentano ciclicamente episo-di epidemici, c...
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La tubercolosi resistente o multiresistente ai farmaci è un problema di salute individuale e pubblica che coinvolge un numero elevato di bambini in tutto il mondo con una mortalità che può raggiungere il 20% dei pazienti. Nei casi a più elevata resistenza il trattamento è complesso, prolungato e con schemi terapeutici non ben definiti e mutuati qua...
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Criticità e principi di diagnosi e terapia della malaria in età pediatrica
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La malaria è ancora oggi una delle princi-pali cause di malattia e di morte in età pe-diatrica nel mondo. Benché la circolazione del parassita sia limitata alle sole aree en-demiche, oggi diventa sempre più proba-bile fare diagnosi di malaria anche alle no-stre latitudini. Questo è dovuto essenzial-mente a due fattori: i viaggi turistici di fa-migl...
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Children are particularly exposed to the effect of air pollution when compared to adults because of behavioural, environmental and physiological features. Exposure to air pollutants can start since foetal and early life, and the consequences on health can show up later in childhood or in adulthood with chronic or lifelong conditions. Although the e...
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Air pollution is a complex matter because of its inner features; because of its social, economic, political, and ethical implications; and because of the complex interactions between pollutants and the human organism. The effects of air pollution, in fact, are still largely unknown; some are, and will remain, unpredictable. The promotion of medical...
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This book examines in detail the clinical implications of those diseases that either are primarily triggered by air pollution or represent direct consequences of air pollutants. The aim is to provide medical practitioners with practical solutions to issues in diagnosis and treatment while simultaneously furnishing other interested parties with cruc...
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Risk communication is crucial in response to any hazard to human health. Sharing information can help triggering necessary actions that can eventually lead to the solution of a problem or to a reduction of its negative effects, improving the outcome. Some basic rules must be followed, though, in order to create an effective communication, avoiding...
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Air pollution is a global concern. The Earth has gone through a number of phases and natural selections that have marked the history of our species. Epochal changes have influenced those processes, such as major catastrophes, plagues, famines, and pandemics. Air pollution, although not new, may signal the rise of a new era, being able to modify loc...
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Air pollution can be considered a model to describe complexity and its implication in medicine. The number of components and interactions, the distribution of airborne pollutants through space and time and the possible short-and long-term effects on cells, tissues, organs and apparatus are an exhaustive example. The whole human being is more comple...
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L'affermarsi di nuove tecnologie informa-tiche e della comunicazione ha segnato il transito da un mondo analogico a uno digitale. In medicina la principale con-seguenza è stata il passaggio da modali-tà di archiviazione su carta e di trasmis-sione dell'informazione tramite invio di materiale fisico a costruzione di database informatici consultabili...
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Systematic review on the effects of sulodexide on claudication in patients with peripheral vascular diseases
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Drug-and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) is an individual and public health issue that involves a great number of children worldwide with a mortality up to 20%. DR-TB treatment is difficult, prolonged and with therapeutic regimens not well defined and often derived from experience in adult patients. Efficacy of DR-TB therapy mainly relies...
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Le affezioni gastrointestinali sono tra i quadri clinici più frequenti nelle aree in via di sviluppo dove le diarree acute sono la seconda causa di morte nei bambini sot-to i cinque anni di età [1,2]. Le precarie condizioni sanitarie e la carenza di acqua potabile e di servizi igienici rappresentano i determinanti epidemiologici più impor-tanti. I...
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To overcome problems related to air pollution, and for protection against its negative effects on health, a number of actions are required at the individual, local, national, and international levels. The role of prevention is crucial, as the effects of pollution on health are still largely unknown; some of them could show up years after exposure....
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La celiachia è una patologia sistemica im-munomediata che si manifesta in individui geneticamente predisposti in seguito all'e-sposizione al glutine. La sua prevalenza in Europa – ma anche in USA, Medio Orien-te, Africa Settentrionale e Centrale e Sud America – è attorno all'1% ed è quindi la più frequente intolleranza alimentare nel mondo. Attualm...
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Continuando sul tema delle malattie " eso-tiche " trasmesse da artropodi nelle quali possiamo imbatterci, può avere un valore didattico richiamare la storia di Abdul, già segnalata in altra occasione [1]. Abdul (13 anni) torna da un viaggio in Burkina Faso, Paese di origine dei genito-ri, e dopo 2 giorni presenta febbre con bri-vido, cefalea e vert...
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Questo contributo apre una piccola serie di ar-ticoli che dovrebbero aiutarci a tenere a mente malattie a noi poco note, ma in certa misura " emergenti " perché rese più attuali dalle com-mistioni etniche nelle quali siamo immersi e delle quali, in fondo, siamo parte. Non c'è la pretesa di trattare esaurientemente e sistema-ticamente ciascun tema,...
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Intervento nell'ambito della tavola rotonda "Bambini e alimentazione vegana: è possibile fare corretta informazione?"
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Sono molti i medici italiani che dopo l'abi-litazione o la specializzazione decidono di recarsi oltre Manica. Nel National Health Service (NHS) britannico, la comunità ita-liana di medici è la settima più numerosa, la sesta se si escludono i medici britannici, e la terza presenza europea dopo Irlanda e Grecia (Figura 1) [1]. I camici bianchi che da...
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Infective diarrhoea in children: causes, physio-pathology, clinical presentation, treatment and elements of disease control
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Operational Challenge in running a Nutrition Rehabilitation Unit. Management of mild to severe acute malnutrition in low-resource settings; standard organization of a unit for the treatment and rehabilitation of malnourished children; common challenges that doctors and health-workers face in the field; problems in putting into practice guide-lines...
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Background. Acute gastroenteritis is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in youth age in developing and developed countries, with a bacterial origin detected in a significant percentage of cases. A meta-analysis on the use of rifaximin in children in case of gastroenteritis has been performed. Search methods. All the available publications rel...
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This book explains how telemedicine can offer solutions capable of improving the care and survival rates of cancer patients and can also help patients to live a normal life in spite of their condition. Different fields of application – community, hospital and home based – are examined, and detailed attention is paid to the use of tele-oncology in r...
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Medicine is a field where fundamental science is applied and discoveries are followed by development and research. Oncology is probably the most important area in which the applications that derive from this research are implemented. Indeed, some of the hi-tech solutions undergoing study or development, together with ones already in use in clinical...
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The use of telecommunication devices and models can be crucial in settings where geographical, cultural, social, and economic restraints undermine the delivery of care, particularly for patients with cancer. Nevertheless, the diagnosis and treatment of cancer is a difficult process, and rural health centers often to not have the capacity or the mea...
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The promotion of properly designed campaigns can help health providers to educate people and achieve a widespread knowledge of what cancer is, which will also avert risky behaviors and promote healthy lifestyles among the population. This is apt to reduce the probability of onset of the disease and to improve its discovery. This is a key issue in o...
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Cancer in children is a relatively rare event, but it becomes significant when the absolute number is considered. In addition, the psychological impact of this disease is significant at this age, deeply affecting children, siblings, and parents, as well as the extended social environment of the child. Telemedicine can help these small patients and...
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This book describes in detail the potential role of ICT and electronic systems, together with the application of Web 2.0 technologies, in telepediatrics and child health. Rather than simply proposing engineering solutions that may soon become outdated, it is designed to address those real needs that telemedicine and developers are asked to meet. Th...
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Overview of the main clinical issues and challenges in terms of disease control related to 2013-2014 cholera outbreak in southern Angola (presentation in Portuguese)
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The use of advanced communication technology in the low-income setting has been presented as a possible solution able to cope with the lack of medical and human resource in developing countries. Three main aspects have to be addressed in order to create sustainable and affordable solutions: the assessment of the need in the area where the project h...
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The main key in delivering health to children lies in the promotion of healthy lifestyles as well as the accuracy of a diagnosis or the suitability of a therapy. There would be no idea of well-being if those issues are not properly addressed. The Internet is nowadays the most accessible source of information in every field of the human knowledge. T...
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The hospital is the natural place where healthcare can be delivered. Parents are keen to go to the hospital, also bypassing their family doctor, whenever their child presents a medical condition. Nonetheless, most health centers do not have adequate facilities, equipment, or trained personnel to deal with children. The implementation of telemedicin...
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A number of children live today both in high- and low-income settings, in rural areas that still do not guarantee a prompt, affordable, and appropriate access to a health system. It means that medical conditions ranging from very mild ones up to major emergencies cannot be dealt with locally and require the transportation of the child to a far hosp...
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Children who suffer from chronic conditions have disadvantages that go beyond the illness itself. Compared to other children of the same age, their quality of life can be highly compromised. It has been widely acknowledged that adult patients suffering from lifelong conditions can have difficulties in managing their own lives. Telehealth can have a...
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Childhood has to be considered a universal value to protect. Children are the weakest part of the society, and they are a more precious resource at the same time. Nevertheless, health disparities among children and among low- or high-income settings could put the development of beings and nations at risk. The use of telemedicine devices can help to...
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Health professionals that aim to work with the underage people have to face a number of problems interrelated with the same nature of children. Specific communication skills are needed, while the ability to create trustful relationships with kids and families is crucial. In addition, children live in their own world with different rules that health...
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Family doctors and community health workers are the ones that work closest to the natural environment of a child. They can follow him from his birth up to his teen years, creating an enduring relationship aimed to deliver that care that goes beyond the mere concept of the medical investigation and treatment. Besides, in the community, many other ac...
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The debate over eHealth is alive as never before. Supporters suggest that it will result in dramatic innovations in healthcare, including a giant leap towards patient-centered care, new opportunities to improve effectiveness, and enhanced wellness and quality of life. In addition, the growing market value of investments in health IT suggests that e...
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The future of eHealth and telemedicine has recently become a much debated and controversial subject. It is widely believed that eHealth will play an increasingly important role in shaping healthcare systems in the twenty-first century. The rising burden of chronic diseases and the potential of eHealth for cutting costs and improving quality and saf...
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The rising of a new technological era has brought within it opportunities and threats the health systems worldwide have to deal with. In such a changed scenario the role of decision-makers is crucial to identify the real and perceived needs of the population and those areas on intervention in which eHealth can help to improve the quality and effica...
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To define the main features of patients treated with oral antidiabetics, evaluating monotherapy (MT), loose-dose combination therapy (LDCT) and fixed-dose combination therapy (FDCT); to describe medication adherence to the different therapies; and to evaluate the differences in compliance with the prescribed therapy regimen among prevalent and inci...
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In ogni viaggio si varca un confine. Dogane e passaporti sono coinvolti solo in parte, però. È quel limite sottile, fatto di odori che si arrotolano nell’aria, e colori che dipingono le strade. Il richiamo dei passanti distratti, che stringono in mano un incarto, o un bicchiere di plastica. O meglio, il senso sospeso che divide a metà ogni giornata...

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