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BACKGROUND Summer 2003 witnessed an excess in heat-related mortality in the elderly population. The Argento Project was planned to define risk factors for heat-related death in Modena, Italy, during the hottest month of 2003 (August). METHODS We performed a retrospective, case-control study of a cohort of 394 older persons living in Modena, 197 dead(More)
In Italy, data on shared-care programs for diabetes are lacking. We described the characteristics of type 2 diabetic population assisted in general practice and evaluated 3 years of follow-up outcomes and performance indicators in a shared-care program in Modena, Italy (1998-2001); only well-controlled diabetic patients were considered. Forty-nine percent(More)
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The paper introduces a framework to automatically build hypermedia links from a semantically annotated repository of multimedia data. The system architecture is based on a relational database accessible through XML queries on an HTTP connection. A shallow semantic representation is encoded as a set of key words that correspond to entities in the domain.(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM General practitioners (GPs) are being increasingly asked to play a key role in the shared care of people with diabetes mellitus, but data concerning the effects of this in Italy are still scarce. We therefore evaluated the 4-year follow-up changes in outcomes and performance indicators in type 2 diabetic patients cared for by GPs in the(More)
We implemented simple tools for Clinical Practice in Primary Care, i.e. reports of Diabetes Project's Registry addressed to Primary Care Groups in Modena in order to promote the clinical practice through a detailed peer-review of program indicators. The efforts of health organisations to involve the general practitioners in clinical practice should be(More)