Italian Journal of Medicine 2018-08-20T17:04:24+02:00 Paola Granata Open Journal Systems <p>The <strong>Italian Journal of Medicine (ITJM)</strong> is the official journal of FADOI, the Federation of Associations of Hospital Doctors on Internal Medicine and focus to describe the complex and variable situations confronted by Internists in daily practice. ITJM aims to promote excellence in the practice of internal medicine in hospitals and to disseminate the results of clinical research in internal medicine departments. The journal also contributes to the updating of hospital internists on general topics concerning public health, including ethical, legal, economical and health policy issues. The <strong>Italian Journal of Medicine (ITJM)</strong> is a quarterly peer-reviewed journal aiming to publish highest-quality material covering original basic and clinical research on all aspects of internal medicine. The Journal includes original clinical research papers, reviews, case reports and specific sections dedicated to clinical pharmacology, chronic diseases, health management. The Italian Journal of Medicine is currently indexed in Scopus and Embase since September 2009.</p> La lungodegenza post-acuzie in Italia 2018-08-20T17:04:24+02:00 Guest Editors: F. Pesaresi M. Simoncelli M. Candela <p class="titolo"><img src="/public/site/images/pgranata/rass.jpg" alt="" /></p><p class="titolo"><strong>Le norme nazionali sulla lungodegenza post-acuzie</strong><br /><em>La normativa nazionale</em><br /><em>Le indicazioni dell’Agenas</em></p><p class="titolo"><strong>Presenza e attività della lungodegenza post-acuzie</strong><br /><em>I posti letto e l’attività svolta</em><br /><em>I ricoveri di lungodegenza post-acuzie</em></p><p class="titolo"><strong>L’organizzazione della lungodegenza nelle regioni italiane</strong> <br /><em>Le previsioni dei posti letto</em> <br /><em>Le tipologie di lungodegenza</em> <br /><em>L’utenza e il mandato</em> <br /><em>La durata della degenza</em> <br /><em>La collocazione e le dimensioni</em> <br /><em>I collegamenti funzionali</em> <br /><em>Modalità assistenziali ed organizzative</em> <br /><em>Il personale</em> <br /><em>I requisiti strutturali e tecnologici</em> <br /><em>Indicatori di efficacia ed efficienza</em> <br /><em>Le tariffe ospedaliere</em></p><p class="titolo"><strong>Conclusioni</strong></p><p class="titolo"><strong>Bibliografia</strong><br /><em>Norme nazionali di riferimento</em><br /><em>Normativa regionale</em></p> 2018-07-17T10:34:58+02:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Transient global amnesia: an uncommon presentation of acute myocardial infarction 2018-07-16T14:27:22+02:00 Paolo Tirelli Fulvio Cacciapuoti Filomena Scarano Federico Cacciapuoti Transient global amnesia (TGA) is an acute neurological syndrome characterized by sudden-onset global (anterograde and retrograde) amnesia, without compromising other neurological functions. This clinical condition lasts up to 24 h with whole restoration. Several causes have been proposed as responsible for it. Among these, acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was reported as a rare cause of TGA. Sympathetic hyperactivity occurring too early in AMI seems to induce vasospasm, responsible for venous cerebral congestion acting on hippocampal and temporal structures and consequent memory loss. A rare case of TGA as precocious display of subsequent AMI was described. 2018-06-20T12:31:21+02:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Electrocardiographic features of hyperkalemia during acute kidney injury in a patient with pacemaker 2018-07-16T14:26:57+02:00 Alfonso Sforza Federica De Pisapia Giuliano De Stefano Antonio Gaspardini Maria Immacolata Arnone Andrea D'Amato Maria Viviana Carlino Costantino Mancusi We describe a case of a 79-year-old man with pacemaker who presented to the Emergency Department due to asthenia and acute confusional state. He had a history of atrial fibrillation, anemia and colostomy and he was on treatment with diuretics. The electrocardiogram (ECG) showed pacemaker-induced ventricular activity, QRS complexes excessively wide with <em>sine-wave</em> appearance, tall and peaked T waves, without electrically evident atrial activity. Potassium concentration on arterial blood gas analysis was 8.8 mmol/L. ECG abnormalities disappeared after therapy with calcium chloride and spontaneous cardiac activity reappeared. 2018-06-20T12:31:21+02:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##