Simone Chiadò Piat

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A decrease in inhalable particulate matter (PM10) pollution is a top priority in urban areas of northern Italy. The sources of PM10 are both anthropogenic and natural. The former have been broadly investigated while the latter are less well known. Endotoxins are natural compounds of PM10 and are potentially toxic. Endotoxins are part of the outer membrane(More)
OBJECTIVES A robotic system has been used in tens of thousands of minimally invasive prostate cancer treatment surgeries worldwide. The aim of the paper is to evaluate the effectiveness of the robotic surgery versus traditional surgery for the treatment of early prostate cancer in Italy. METHODS Since this study is an observational study, we have no(More)
BACKGROUND Until now no studies have investigated the benefits of adding brief dynamic therapy (BDT) to medication in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), while a number of recent investigations have demonstrated the efficacy of supplemental BDT among patients with major depressive disorders (MDD). The objective of the present study was to explore the(More)
INTRODUCTION The role played by psychoactive substances in road safety has become object of increasing interest: these substances can reduce driving performance and increase accidents risk. Aims of the study are to establish the dimension of the problem and to describe the characteristics of people involved in accidents under psychoactive substance effects.(More)
INTRODUCTION We carried out a mini-review of the literature in order to obtain a snapshot of the present state of the art of surgical techniques costs available for radical prostatectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS We developed a MEDLINE search strategy and one economist assessed the included studies using the NHS EED guidelines for reviewers. RESULTS When(More)
When implementing healthcare policies it is common to observe a "gap" between policy objectives and results. This because effective translation of healthcare policy into action, from its formulation to final evaluation, requires the contemporary presence of various essential factors and conditions. In this paper, we have attempted to describe and analyse(More)
Recent Italian laws emphasise Clinical Governance model as a priority for hospitals and Health Technology Assessment as one of the major tools in order to support local and hospital decisions as far as new health technologies are concerned. Our reported experience suggests managing solutions and appraises clinical issues in terms of effectiveness,(More)
In the context of a wide healthcare system reorganization, the Abruzzo Region of Italy used the Appropriateness Evaluation Protocol (AEP) to carry out a systematic evaluation of the appropriateness of the admissions performed during 2006 in all public hospitals. After specific training courses, a sample representative of all ordinary admissions was assessed(More)
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