Antonella Mattei

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INTRODUCTION University students report significantly worse sleep quality than the general population. Sleep problems are related to increased health concerns, irritability, depression, fatigue, attention and concentration difficulties, along with poor academic performance. The aim of this paper is to conduct a survey based on a questionnaire that would(More)
Fifteen patients were enrolled in a pilot study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of acupuncture for the treatment of menopausal symptoms in tamoxifen-treated patients. Patients were evaluated before treatment and after one, three and six months with the Greene Menopause Index and were treated according to the traditional Chinese medicine. Anxiety,(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the prognostic value of the APACHE II score and the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) classification system in preoperative evaluation of patients. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING University hospital, Italy. SUBJECTS 187 consecutive patients undergoing elective or emergency major general surgical operations. (More)
BACKGROUND This work followed a group of patients living in a psychiatric hospital in Central Italy in 1978 at the time of enforcement of the Italian reform law (No. 180) for closing down mental hospitals. The study had the following aims: a) to compare in terms of mortality patients discharged into the community with patients who did not experience(More)
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the feasibility, safety, and potential therapeutic benefit of laser CO(2) conization of the cervix for in situ and minimally invasive carcinoma diagnosed during pregnancy. Twenty-six pregnant patients with biopsy-proven carcinoma in situ/cervical intraepithelial neoplasia III but colposcopically suspicious for(More)
Progesterone is an essential hormone in the process of reproduction. It is involved in the menstrual cycle, implantation and is essential for pregnancy maintenance. Although the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of progesterone have been well studied, and since 1935 it has been synthesised and is now available commercially, its use in the(More)
AIM Aim of the present study was to evaluate existing correlations between oral breathing and dental malocclusions. METHODS The study was conducted on a paediatric group of 71 oral breathers selected at the Allergology and Paediatric Immunology Department of Umberto I General Hospital, University of Rome "La Sapienza" (Italy). The children were selected(More)
Although influenza vaccination is recognized to be safe and effective, recent studies have confirmed that immunization coverage among health care workers remain generally low, especially among medical residents (MRs). Aim of the present multicenter study was to investigate attitudes and determinants associated with acceptance of influenza vaccination among(More)
AIMS AND BACKGROUND To obtain proof of external validity of the visual analogue scale and re-evaluate the use of this instrument in assessing cancer patients' quality of life. METHODS Consecutive patients attending 79 Italian medical oncology and radiotherapy centers over a period of 1 week were asked to fill out both a questionnaire concerning the(More)
AIM To evaluate acute cholecystitis, complicated by peritonitis, acute phase response and immunological status in patients treated by laparoscopic or open approach. METHODS From January 2002 to May 2012, we conducted a prospective randomized study on 45 consecutive patients (27 women, 18 men; mean age 58 years). These subjects were taken from a total of(More)