September 2019

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Systemic phenotype of sarcoidosis associated with radiological stages. Analysis of 1230 patients

11 September 2019
Author(s): R. Pérez-Alvarez, P. Brito-Zerón, B. Kostov, C. Feijoo-Massó, G. Fraile, R. Gómez-de-la-Torre, B. De-Escalante, M. López-Dupla, A. Alguacil, J. Chara-Cervantes, M. Pérez-Conesa, J. Rascón, J.S. Garcia-Morillo, P. Perez-Guerrero, E. Fonseca-Aizpuru, M. Akasbi, M. Bonet, J.L. Callejas, L. Pallarés, M. Ramos-Casals, on behalf of the SarcoGEAS-SEMI Registry

To analyze the association between Scadding radiological stages of sarcoidosis at diagnosis and the disease phenotype (epidemiology, clinical presentation and extrathoracic involvement) in one of the... more

Letter to the Editor

Real-life use of isavuconazole outside the hematological wards

13 September 2019
Author(s): Silvia Scabini, Tommaso Lupia, Roberto Angilletta, Francesco Giuseppe De Rosa, Silvia Corcione

Real-world data on efficacy and safety of isavuconazole (ISV) are mostly based on cohorts of patients with hematological malignancies, stem cells or solid organ transplants (i.e., HSCT or SOT) [1,2].

The effects of a single dose of paracetamol in a critical phase of sepsis: a sub-analysis of the PHANTASi trial

11 September 2019
Author(s): R.S. Nannan Panday, M. Schinkel, T. Nutbeam, N. Alam, P.W.B. Nanayakkara

Sepsis is a life threatening syndrome in which a dysregulated host response to infection leads to life-threatening organ dysfunction [1]. In-hospital mortality for patients with sepsis is about 10% [... more

Prevalence and determinants of co-morbidities in patients with obstructive apnea and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

5 September 2019
Author(s): Lucia Spicuzza, Raffaele Campisi, Claudia Crimi, Emilio Frasca, Nunzio Crimi

The coexistence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has been described as the “overlap syndrome” (OS) [1]. Compared to patients with simple OSA, patients... more

Original Article

The Renal Resistive Index in systemic sclerosis: Determinants, prognostic implication and proposal for specific age-adjusted cut-offs

17 September 2019
Author(s): Cosimo Bruni, Edoardo Rosato, Vanessa Maestripieri, Antonietta Gigante, Giulia Tesei, Silvia Bellando-Randone, Serena Guiducci, Marco Chiostri, Khadija El Aoufy, Jelena Blagojevic, Alberto Moggi-Pignone, Amato De Paulis, Daniel E. Furst, Maria Boddi, Marco Matucci-Cerinic

Renal Resistive Index (RRI), reflects changes in both renal vascular and tubular-interstitial compartments and in systemic vascular compliance related to age and comorbidities.

Health-related quality of life in patients with compensated and decompensated liver cirrhosis

14 September 2019
Author(s): Christian Labenz, Gerrit Toenges, Jörn M. Schattenberg, Michael Nagel, Yvonne Huber, Jens U. Marquardt, Peter R. Galle, Marcus-Alexander Wörns

Compensated (Child-Pugh [CP] A) and decompensated (CP B/C) liver cirrhosis significantly differs in terms of impairment of health-related quality of life (HRQoL). However, sufficient data on... more

Patients with isolated pulmonary embolism in comparison to those with deep venous thrombosis. Differences in characteristics and clinical evolution

7 September 2019
Author(s): Gualtiero Palareti, Emilia Antonucci, Francesco Dentali, Daniela Mastroiacovo, Nicola Mumoli, Vittorio Pengo, Daniela Poli, Sophie Testa, Pietro Luigi Pujatti, Vincenzo Giannicola Menditto, Davide Imberti, Andrea Fontanella

Patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE) often have leg deep vein thrombosis (DVT); sometimes, however, a DVT is not detected (isolated PE, I-PE). We aimed at assessing the proportion of patients... more

The chronic ICU patient: Is intensive care worthwhile for patients with very prolonged ICU-stay (≥ 90 days)?

4 September 2019
Author(s): Kevin Roedl, Dorothee Amann, Lars Eichler, Valentin Fuhrmann, Stefan Kluge, Jakob Müller

Due to medical advances, an increasing number of patients are surviving the acute critical illness. However, some patients require a prolonged critical care treatment. Data on outcome and functional... more

Evaluation of a technology assisted physical activity intervention among hospitalised patients: A randomised study

4 September 2019
Author(s): Christian Have Dall, Helle Andersen, Tina Myung Povlsen, Marius Henriksen

Physical inactivity is common during hospitalisation and poses a threat to functional capacity and independency in the elderly.

Review Article

The pituitary in nuclear medicine imaging

11 September 2019
Author(s): Pedro Iglesias, Jorge Cardona, Juan José Díez

The pituitary is an endocrine gland with ability to uptake diverse radiopharmaceuticals and, therefore, susceptible to be investigated by nuclear medicine diagnostic procedures. Although this topic... more

Relevant EFIM Publications

Clinical practice guidelines adaptation for internists - An EFIM methodology

Author(s): Wiktoria Leśniak, Laura Morbidoni, Dror Dicker, Ignacio Marín-León
Date:25 June 2020

The challenge of implementing Less is More medicine: A European perspective

Author(s): Omar Kherad, Nathan Peiffer-Smadja, Lina Karlafti, Margus Lember, Nathalie Van Aerde, Orvar Gunnarsson, Cristian Baicus, Miguel Bigotte Vieira, António Vaz-Carneiro, Antonio Brucato, Ivica Lazurova, Wiktoria Leśniak, Thomas Hanslik, Stephen Hewitt, Eleni Papanicolaou, Olga Boeva, Dror Dicker, Biljana Ivanovska, Pinar Yldiz, Patrick Lacor, Mark Cranston, Frauke Weidanz, Giorgio Costantino, Nicola Montano
Date:16 April 2020

Medical and surgical co-management – A strategy of improving the quality and outcomes of perioperative care

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Date:15 November 2018


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