Italian Journal of Medicine <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. 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The Italian Journal of Medicine is currently indexed in Scopus and Embase since September 2009.</p> PAGEPress Scientific Publications, Pavia, Italy en-US Italian Journal of Medicine 1877-9344 <p><strong>PAGEPress</strong> has chosen to apply the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial 4.0 International License</strong></a>&nbsp;(CC BY-NC 4.0) to all manuscripts to be published.<br><br> An Open Access Publication is one that meets the following two conditions:</p> <ol> <li>the author(s) and copyright holder(s) grant(s) to all users a free, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual right of access to, and a license to copy, use, distribute, transmit and display the work publicly and to make and distribute derivative works, in any digital medium for any responsible purpose, subject to proper attribution of authorship, as well as the right to make small numbers of printed copies for their personal use.</li> <li>a complete version of the work and all supplemental materials, including a copy of the permission as stated above, in a suitable standard electronic format is deposited immediately upon initial publication in at least one online repository that is supported by an academic institution, scholarly society, government agency, or other well-established organization that seeks to enable open access, unrestricted distribution, interoperability, and long-term archiving.</li> </ol> <p>Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:</p> <ol> <li>Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.</li> <li>Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.</li> <li>Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.</li> </ol> La lungodegenza post-acuzie in Italia <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> Guest Editors: F. Pesaresi M. Simoncelli M. Candela ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-07-17 2018-07-17 1 41 10.4081/itjm.q.2018.4 Transient global amnesia: an uncommon presentation of acute myocardial infarction 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. Paolo Tirelli Fulvio Cacciapuoti Filomena Scarano Federico Cacciapuoti ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-06-20 2018-06-20 148 150 10.4081/itjm.2018.945 Electrocardiographic features of hyperkalemia during acute kidney injury in a patient with pacemaker 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. Alfonso Sforza Federica De Pisapia Giuliano De Stefano Antonio Gaspardini Maria Immacolata Arnone Andrea D'Amato Maria Viviana Carlino Costantino Mancusi ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-06-20 2018-06-20 145 147 10.4081/itjm.2018.986