Filomena Mazzeo

Filomena Mazzeo
Parthenope University of Naples | Università Parthenope · Department of Sport Sciences and Well-being, Parthenope University, Naples, Italy

Associate Professor MD, PhD

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Additional affiliations
October 2002 - present
Parthenope University of Naples
Position
  • Research Associate
January 2000 - December 2004
Università degli Studi della Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli
Position
  • PhD
January 1996 - December 2000
Università degli Studi della Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli
Position
  • Postgraduate Degree

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Publications (104)
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SARS-CoV-2 virus, infecting human cells via its spike protein, causes Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). COVID-19 is characterized by shortness of breath, fever, and pneumonia and is sometimes fatal. Unfortunately, to date, there is still no definite therapy to treat COVID-19. Therefore, the World Health Organization (WHO) approved only supportiv...
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The Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine is a member of the so-called vector vaccines and uses two different vectors (Ad26 priming and Ad5 boost) to reduce the risk of a reduction in the effectiveness of the vaccination. Real life data indicate an efficacy of the vaccine above 97%. Low cost and no need for ultra-cold storage temperature temperatures are othe...
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The physiological mechanisms behind muscle contraction are a main concept in sport medicine and rehabilitation. The sarcomere is the functional unit of skeletal muscle and several proteins definite its complex structure. The most common theory to explain muscle contraction was proposed in the last 50's and has become widely popular and accepted: th...
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Introduction: Evidence indicates that appropriate nutrition and lifestyle, therapeutic and recovery drugs together with a developing exercise programs play an important role in promoting health and performance also in middle-distance amateur runners. Aim: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect and the relationships between specific...
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The knowledge of using performance-enhancing drugs and supplements is caused by psychological and social dynamics. Moreover, athletes used pharmaceuticals to improve their performance, which is commonly known as doping. Doping in sports is the “use of prohibited techniques and/or the assumption of prohibited substances by athletes in order to incre...
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Obesity is known to be a major risk of whole range of cardio vascular, metabolic and respiratory disorders. The etiology of obesity can be genetic, hormonal and determine the central obesity (or visceral or android). It is characterized by the deposit of fat especially abdominal and recognizable by a waist-hip ratio of more than 0.85 in women and 0...
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In last years, there has been a multitude of studies on doping, such as in recreational and in amateur sport. The extent of this phenomenon was clarified for special populations (like e.g. bodybuilders) and for special substances (mostly for anabolic steroids). Doping is present in sportsmen and women; the reasons why may be many and various. The a...
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The study was conducted for four months with 8 judo athletes: 4 sighted people (4 M) and 4 visual impairment people (3 M and 1 F), aged between 18 and 52 (30.75 ± 12.74). According to the IBSA Visual Classification, all visual impairment subjects participating in our study were covered in the B1 category of visual deficit. This is a group represent...
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This exploratory study aims to investigate the Italian sport context providing a brief portrayal of this country outlining the still existing gap also through a description of the current situation of women in leadership positions, above all in corporate boards, in the Italian sport setting. After a review of the existing contributions in the liter...
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A sample of 20 players 12-to 14-year old young male volleyball athletes participated in this study to test the improvement of agonistic performance, especially for the individual basics of the service and smash, using Pilates method in additional training sessions. The research was conducted with observation and manual and computerized detection fo...
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Anabolic steroids,commonly referred to as anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS), are a family of hormones that comprises testosterone. Exposure to these substances can result in damage to human health, such as liver cancer, and to the environment. This class of doping substances cause an extensive increase in the muscular massandis being used to impro...
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Doping is a public health issue and not simply a problem inside the professional sports community It is a complex and ancient phenomenon considering the vast variety of substances, supplied through both legal and illegal trading routes. It occurs in elite athletes but also affects amateur athletes and was generally considered as dangerous and unhea...
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Doping in performance sport is a complex and controversial issues. The secrecy that characterizes it hinders the implementation of epidemiological investigations. It involves the entire society. Moreover, the forces that conspire behind doping have always been able not only to identify new substances and new methods but also to steal the new scient...
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Doping is a complex and ancient phenomenon considering the vast variety of substances, supplied through both legal and illegal trading routes, and the extensive connections between the people involved in the network. It occurs in elite athletes but also affects amateur athletes. Furthermore, it involves athletes’ friends and relatives, medical staf...
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Use of performance-enhancing drugs concern not only elite Olympic and Paralympic Games' athletes but also amateur athletes, who are making increasing use of substances and/or methods. Furthermore, a new frontier reached by the doping is the use of genes. World Anti- Doping Agency (WADA), expressly prohibited the participation in competitive sports...
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The aim of the present study was to evaluate the performance of whole-body diffusion-weighted imaging (WB-DWI), whole-body positron emission tomography with computed tomography (WB-PET/CT), and whole-body positron emission tomography with magnetic resonance imaging (WB-PET/MRI) in staging patients with untreated invasive ductal carcinoma of the bre...
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Introduction: Adipokines are known to play a relevant role in a number of cancer related molecular pathways. Adiponectin is a major adipokine with anti-inflammatory and beneficial metabolic actions. Furthermore, it has been shown to exert anti-carcinogenic effects in various tumor models and some clinical studies suggested an inverse relationship...
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A partire dagli ultimi decenni dello scorso millennio si è evidenziato un crescente interesse, a livello mondiale, per il tema della salute. La promozione della salute, che interessa la collettività, di fatto, passa per una buona alimentazione e uno stile di vita adeguato volto al raggiungimento del “benessere”. Una dieta adeguata e varia assicura,...
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Intensity training, talent, and an adequate diet represent the crucial factors for the success of athletes. Unfortunately, athletes prefer intaking substances to quicker and easier increase their performance compared to traditional training. For this reason there has been a significant spread of enhancing substances drugs and dietary supplements (D...
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Aim: Doping affects the sport. Its explosive spread has triggered the response of sports' and government's institutions. The aims of this study were to know the spread of doping in Italy, what were the most used substances and/or method and in which sports it was more common. Moreover, what instruments were used to contrast it. Methods: We have ana...
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Introduction The competitive performances are the result of numerous components that determine success at sports or demotivation that can flow into the drop-out phenomenon. One of the main components, which causes young people to play sports, it is certainly the motivation why the practice of sport is intended primarily as an opportunity for social...
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The results obtained in the field of genetic engineering applied to the sport have created a new form of doping: “gene doping”. It’s very difficult to identify athletes who have resorted to gene doping because many of treatment based on gene technologies are unlikely to be detected by urine or blood tests and the new technologies are often too inva...
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“Globesity” is a word used by the World Health Organization (WHO) to describe the global epidemic of overweight and obesity. The gain weight is due to numerous factors such as an unhealthy lifestyle, a wrong diet, a lack of exercise, the change in way to live and genetic factors. It is reported that the accumulation of fat in the body starts in chi...
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It is generally believed, especially among athletes and practicing sports people, that the use of performance-enhancing drugs, besides improving performance, leads to the obtainment of easy results accompanied by glory and money gain. Unfortunately, the misuse and abuse of pharmacologically active substances have become so widespread in present day...
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The intentional activation of autonomic dysreflexia (AD, also called "boosting"), a practice sometimes used by athletes affected by spinal cord injury (SCI), is banned by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). Although various studies have addressed doping and AD as separate issues, studies evaluating AD as a doping method are lacking. The a...
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Abstract. The nutrition has been supposed as an essential component of physical performance and thus the athletes make use of various substances in an attempt to improve their performance. For this reason, the nutritional supplements are widely used at all levels of sport. They are packed in the form of "doses" and can be used to correct nutritiona...
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The desire to increase their own physical performances in order to obtain better results in sports led athletes to seek alternative methods to train hard. In the time, the results obtained in genetics have been used in the field of sport, creating anew form of doping: "gene doping". The athletes may be able to use gene therapy to re-engineer their...
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It is generally known that talent and hard training are the main factors contributing to the success of an athlete; nevertheless athletes make use of various substances in an attempt to improve their performance. The aim of this study is: 1) the evaluation of diet supplements used by the students attending courses at the faculty of Motor Sciences i...
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The purpose of this study was to investigate the reliability and validity of wheelchair basketball as motor difference performance of 20 disabled athletes practising wheelchair basketball. They resulted with variable classifications-point between 1 and 4.5 and had different positions. Pre-requisites were the different disabilities of the athletes,...
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The study of the Unici project and Pari Special Olympics Italia, has been done by the teaching post of Disability and ScienzeMotorie and BenessereDepartment, at the Parthenope University of Naples and it has been developed and continued at the technical college S. Caterina da Siena, in Salerno over a sample of 24 athletes (15-18 years old) of among...
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A series of N-methyl-N-pyrimidin-2-yl glycines 2a-e, having the pyrimidine ring fused with a cyclohexane [N-methyl-N-(5,6,7,8-tetrahydroquinazolin-2-yl)glycine], cyclohexene [N-methyl-N-(5,6-dihydroquinazolin-2-yl)glycine], 1,2,3,4-tetrahydronaphthalene [N-methyl-N-(5,6-dihydrobenzo[e]quinazolin-2-yl)glycine], benzopyrane [N-methyl-N-(5-phenyl-5H-[...
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In Italy, naltrexone for the treatment of opioid dependence is frequently administered to opiate‐dependent patients sent for treatment via special treatment facilities, the Public Services for Treatment of Drug Addition (SERT). In the region Campania, prescription data showed that the use of naltrexone outside SERT is higher compared to the other r...
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Nociceptin/orphanin FQ (N/OFQ), the endogenous ligand for the N/OFQ peptide receptor (NOP), inhibits tachykinin release in the airway of several animal models. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of the N/OFQ-NOP receptor system in bronchoconstriction induced by sensory nerve activation in the isolated mouse lung. We used C57BL/6J NOP...
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This was a 9-month observational prospective study conducted in two steps to evaluate surgical prophylaxis procedures used by surgeons in several departments of the Second University of Naples (SUN). In step 1 (4 months), we collected and analyzed data on surgical interventions and antibiotic prophylaxis. Surgeons were informed of the analysis outc...
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Naltrexone (NTX) is widely used to prevent relapse of opioid-dependent patients but its association with insomnia and "hyperexcitability" can result in treatment withdrawal. We evaluated whether NTX combined with the benzodiazepine prazepam was more effective than NTX in keeping patients opioid-free. We determined the relapse rate over 6 months in...
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Hospital-based monitoring is one of the methods used to collect data about drug prescriptions and adverse events. The aim of this 20-day observational prospective study was to evaluate the frequency and type of adverse reaction to antibiotics, and predisposing risk factors in inpatients in six departments of a university hospital (ophthalmology, pa...
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The aims of this study, conducted in the emergency departments of two hospitals of Naples (Italy), which differ in type of catchment area and in the number of daily visits, were to determine: (1) the percent of emergency department visits due to adverse drug events (ADEs); (2) the percent of visits requiring hospitalisation due to acute ADEs; (3) t...