Valentina Rastelli

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Interaction with objects in the environment typically requires integrating information concerning the object location with the position and size of body parts. The former information is coded in a multisensory representation of the space around the body, a representation of peripersonal space (PPS), whereas the latter is enabled by an online, constantly(More)
Tobacco smoking (TS) is a major cause of lung diseases. This study aimed to determine: 1) the prevalence of TS among chest physicians; 2) the influence of the personal smoking habit on clinical practice; and 3) what training about tobacco-related issues (TI) doctors received in medical school. A total of 983 attendees at the National Meeting of the Italian(More)
Tobacco smoke (TS) is the single most important cause of preventable death in industrialized countries. Health staff have great responsibility in its control, but the smoking habits of health staff may influence their attitude toward patients. The aim of the study was to evaluate: 1) the prevalence of smoking among health staff at different professional(More)
High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE) is an uncommon type of non-cardiogenic pulmonary edema. Few data are available regarding ECG abnormalities in patients with HAPE. They are usually slight and related to acute pulmonary hypertension. This paper describes a case of prolonged ECG abnormalities in a subject with HAPE, with no proven cardiac diseases. The(More)
This randomised, open-label, non-inferiority study was designed to demonstrate that a 3-day course of oral azithromycin 1 g once daily was at least as effective as a standard 7-day course of oral amoxicillin-clavulanate 875/125 mg twice daily in the treatment of outpatients with community-acquired pneumonia (Fine class I and II). In total, 267 patients with(More)