Maurizio Puca

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The caries prevalence, oral hygiene status, periodontal health and the treatment needs were assessed in a group of institutionalized psychiatric patients in Catanzaro, Italy. Of the total sample of 297 subjects, 165 (55.6%) were males, the mean age was 55.1 yr, the great majority (90.6%) was able to care for themselves, on average they had been(More)
A pilot study has been carried out with the aim of evaluating the impact of updated imaging techniques (CT and MRI) versus "simple" examinations (tomography, X-rays, US, and nuclear medicine) on the anticipatory anxiety of the patients, as well as on the radiologist-patient relationship. Ninety consecutive patients undergoing diagnostic imaging modalities(More)
A survey to analyse patients' characteristics and the care delivered to them was conducted in several psychiatric facilities, covering the whole range of care offered in the public sector in two regions of Southern Italy. A case-control method of analysis was chosen, and the relative risk estimates (RR), together with their 95% confidence intervals (CI), of(More)
OBJECTIVE Depression and anxiety are common in hospitalized patients. In particular, oncological patients might be vulnerable to depression and anxiety. The aim of this study is to assess and compare different variables and the prevalence of anxiety and depression symptoms between oncological and medically ill inpatients and to identify variables that can(More)
A mail survey of degree of seasonal suffering was conducted in Italy using the SPAQ (Seasonal Pattern Assessment Questionnaire). Experiencing seasonal changes as a problem was reported by more than half of the 543 responders. Both mean GSS (Global Seasonality Score) and circannual profile of 'feeling worst' yielded results similar to those reported in the(More)
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