Carmela Anna Nappi

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A relevant question for the organization of large-scale research assessments is whether bibliometric evaluation and informed peer review yield similar results. In this paper, we draw on the experience of the panel that evaluated Italian research in Economics, Management and Statistics during the national assessment exercise (VQR) relative to the period(More)
The paper by Baccini and De Nicolao (2016), in particular its fifth section—entitled ''A self-fulfilling experiment'', is largely a comment to a paper by Bertocchi et al. (2015) recently published in Research Policy (henceforth RP). 1 The authors of the RP paper were directly involved in the activities of the Italian research evaluation 2004–10 (VQR) for(More)
OBJECTIVES The use of biologic agents has revolutionized the management of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in the past 2 decades. These biologic agents directly target molecules and cells involved in the pathogenesis of RA. The purpose of this study was to assess the usage of biologic agents in terms of persistence to treatment, dose escalation, and consumption(More)
BACKGROUND This analysis aimed at evaluating the impact of a therapeutic strategy of treatment simplification of atazanavir (ATV)+ ritonavir (r) + lamivudine (3TC) in virologically suppressed patients receiving ATV+r+2 nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) on the budget of the Italian National Health Service (NHS). METHODS A budget impact(More)
AIM We evaluated the prevalence and severity of myocardial perfusion abnormalities among inmates undergoing cardiac single-photon emission computed tomography. We also compared the results with those obtained in a cohort of non-inmates. METHODS Between January 2009 and December 2013, 2420 consecutive subjects (258 inmates and 2162 non-inmates) with(More)
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