Luca Montanari

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Involving pregnant drug users in drug treatment is likely to decrease the chances of pre- and perinatal complications related to drug use and to increase access to prenatal care. Timely medical intervention can effectively prevent vertical transmission of human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis B virus as well as certain other sexually transmitted diseases,(More)
BACKGROUND The intragastric balloon has been reported to be a safe and effective tool for temporary weight loss. The aim of this study is the evaluation of the possible predictive role of intragastric balloon when used before laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding. METHODS A longitudinal multicenter study was conducted in patients with body mass index(More)
Mission critical distributed systems are typically constructed out of many different software components strictly interacting with each other. Due to the inherent complexity of those systems and to the asynchrony of the interactions, they can exhibit anomalies that can lead to failures and, in some cases, to an abrupt block of the system, even though the(More)
The deployment of business critical applications and information infrastructures are moving to the cloud. This means they are hosted in large scale data centers with other business applications and infrastructures with less (or none) mission critical constraints. This mixed and complex environment makes very challenging the process of monitoring critical(More)
The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) estimates that there may be currently between 750,000 and 1,000,000 active injecting drug users (IDUs) in the European Union (EU). Indirect indicators such as data from drug treatment entrants suggest that the trend in injecting is stable or declining. Data from studies among IDUs,(More)
Smart home applications are currently implemented by vendor-specific systems managing mainly a few number of homogeneous sensors and actuators. However, the sharp increase of the number of intelligent devices in a house and the foreseen explosion of the smart home application market will change completely this vendor centric scenario towards open,(More)
In this paper we propose a monitoring system of a data center that is able to infer when the data center is getting into an anomalous behavior by analyzing the power consumption at each server and the data center network traffic. The monitoring system is non-intrusive in the sense that there is no need to install software on the data center servers. The(More)
Clinical management of breakthrough cancer pain (BTcP) is still not satisfactory despite the availability of effective pharmacological agents. This is in part linked to the lack of clarity regarding certain essential aspects of BTcP, including terminology, definition, epidemiology and assessment. Other barriers to effective management include a widespread(More)