Marco Masoni

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BACKGROUND Searching for online information to interpret symptoms is an increasingly prevalent activity among patients, even among older adults. As older adults typically have complex health care needs, their risk of misinterpreting symptoms via online self-diagnosis may be greater. However, limited research has been conducted with older adults in the areas(More)
Besides radiation therapy, diagnostic imaging has always been considered the main medical application of three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction. On the contrary, our study focused mainly on the use of 3D reconstruction for both spatial characterization and morphometric evaluation of the reconstructed objects. We aimed at assisting physicians to solve(More)
Data from Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) studies are blurred by inevitable physical phenomena occurring during data acquisition. These errors may be compensated by means of reconstruction algorithms which take into account accurate physical models of the data acquisition procedure. Unfortunately, this approach involves high memory(More)
Illegal activities prosecutable by law in the real life can be committed on the internet alike. In the healthcare domain, we refer mainly to selling of illegal and counterfeit drugs, exchange of pedo-pornographic material and marketing of stolen medical records. These illegal activities are made easier by recent developments of the Internet that medical(More)
This study investigates the effects of N-acetylcysteine (NAC) and rutin on the lung oxidative burden of patients with early adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The protection was evaluated by measuring expired ethane and malondialdehyde (MDA), and oxidized (GSSG) and reduced glutathione (GSH) in the epithelial lining fluid of 36 patients who(More)
Although, in the course of the last 50 years, the achievements in the medical field have been astonishing, at the beginning of the third millennium a number of clinical pictures are still left without a precise nosographic origin. In the past, the delay in scientific communication was the main explanation presented for the lack of understanding of clinical(More)
The continuous spread of e-mail determines an ever-increasing use of this tool for information exchange in healthcare. In spite of that, the frequency and quality of on-line communication between the physician and the patient are still scarce. Beyond analyzing the causes that make difficult the adoption of e-mail in healthcare, and beyond explaining the(More)
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