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BACKGROUND The Internet Addiction Test (IAT) by Kimberly Young is one of the most utilized diagnostic instruments for Internet addiction. Although many studies have documented psychometric properties of the IAT, consensus on the optimal overall structure of the instrument has yet to emerge since previous analyses yielded markedly different factor analytic(More)
Necrosis of the skin is a rare complication of oral anticoagulation therapy by coumarin congeners. Three males receiving prophylactic warfarin anticoagulation therapy following cardiac valve replacement and one female similarly receiving anticoagulation drugs because of bilateral deep thrombophlebitis associated with carcinoma of the pancreas had typical(More)
Warfarin currently is the most widely used agent in the prevention of thrombosis and embolism after prosthetic cardiac valve replacement. Since smoking has been shown to increase the requirement for medications undergoing hepatic metabolism, this study was designed to determine if a correlation exists between smoking history and warfarin daily maintenance(More)
After repair of ventricular septal defect (VSD) in a 3-year-old child with markedly elevated pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR), sodium nitroprusside was administered by intravenous infusion at 3.0 microgram per kilogram of body weight per minute. Nitroprusside was effective in reducing pulmonary artery pressure and increasing systemic blood pressure in(More)
BACKGROUND This study aims to verify the main psychometric properties of the Italian version of the Impact of Event Scale - Revised (IES-R) in a sample of flood victims. METHODS The sample was composed of 262 subjects involved in the natural disaster of 2009 in the city of Messina (Italy). All participants completed the IES-R and the Dissociative(More)
The purpose of the research was to compare the effectiveness of the following treatment methods for fear of flying: cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) integrated with systematic desensitization, CBT combined with eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy, and CBT combined with virtual reality exposure therapy. Overall, our findings have proven(More)
OBJECTIVE Alexithymia is a personality construct that inhibits and interferes with normal affect regulating abilities. The purpose of our study was to assess psychometric properties of TAS-20 in younger adolescents. METHODS Data were collected from 508 younger adolescents (48.8% male and 51.2% female) with a mean age of 12.56 years (DS=0.50, range: 12-13(More)