Antonello Mario Napoletano

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INTRODUCTION Pressure ulcer management represents a growing problem for medical and social health care systems all over the world, particularly in European Union countries where the incidence of pressure ulcers in older persons (> 60 years of age) is predicted to rise. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to provide evidence for the lower impact on(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have indicated that the mortality after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is higher among women than among men. However, whether this difference is attributable to the older age of the women studied or to the presence of other unfavorable prognostic factors remains unclear. METHODS This retrospective study compares the clinical(More)
Law No. 24/2017 on professional responsibility has assigned a fundamental role to the guidelines, giving the Istituto Superiore di Sanità, through the new Centro Nazionale per l'Eccellenza Clinica, la Qualità e la Sicurezza delle Cure (CNEC), the role of methodological guarantor and of national governance of the guidelines production process. In a scenario(More)
Appropriateness is one of the main topics of health policy and should be estimable in order to analyze the efficacy of hospital services. The Review and Use of the Hospital Protocol (in Italian: Protocollo di Revisione dell’Uso dell’ Ospedale-PRUO) allowed us to evaluate the appropriateness of hospitalizations, starting from daily available clinical records(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to identify the main aspects concerning appropriateness and efficacy of Spa therapy for musculoskeletal pathologies. METHODS A committee of 8 experts from Italian universities, public hospitals, territorial services, research institutes and patient associations was set up. Clinicians from Italian medical centers(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to identify the main aspects involved in patient selection, the choice of therapeutic agents and the safety profile, as well as the medico-legal and organizational aspects of intra-articular injection therapies for osteoarthritis. METHODS A committee of 10 experts from Italian universities, public hospitals, territorial(More)
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