Italian Journal of Medicine https://www.italjmed.org/index.php/ijm <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 <a title="Scopus" href="https://www.scopus.com/sourceid/19600165300?origin=sbrowse" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Scopus</a> and <a title="DOAJ" href="https://doaj.org/toc/1877-9352" target="_blank" rel="noopener">DOAJ</a> since September 2009.</p> <p>This journal does not apply the article processing charge&nbsp;to Authors as it is supported by institutional funds.</p> en-US <p><strong>PAGEPress</strong> has chosen to apply the&nbsp;<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/" 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> paola.granata@pagepress.org (Paola Granata) tiziano.taccini@pagepress.org (Tiziano Taccini) Fri, 06 Sep 2019 16:46:54 +0200 OJS 3.1.1.2 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 An interesting case of atypical venous thrombosis with low red blood cells https://www.italjmed.org/index.php/ijm/article/view/1212 <p>Sex: F Age: 65 years. Recent abdominal colic. Petechial-like manifestations with painful discolored skin lesions (suggestive of dermal veins thromboses) on the chest and abdomen. Blood levels of glucose, electrolytes, amylase, lipase, total protein, renal-function tests, the prothrombin time, the international normalized ratio, the partial-thromboplastin time and albumin were normal. Laboratory testing revealed hemolytic anemia: Red cells 2.94 x10^6/UL; Haemoglobin 8.9 g/dl; Lactate dehydrogenase 950 IU/L. Computed tomography (CT) of the abdomen and pelvis performed after the administration of intravenous contrast material, revealed a central filling defect in the hepatic veins and their branches that was compatible with acute thrombosis of the hepatic veins and their branches. It was suspected paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria for which flow cytometric analysis was requested.</p> Giuseppe Chiariello, Raimondo Cavallaro, Giuseppe Covetti, Maria Carla Attilia Pisano, Antonella Schettini, Tiziana D'Aniello, Rossella Nappo, Emilio Aliberti, Arcangelo Iannuzzi ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://www.italjmed.org/index.php/ijm/article/view/1212 Thu, 31 Oct 2019 15:57:03 +0100 Comparison of aeroallergen sensitisation patterns in the United States and Europe https://www.italjmed.org/index.php/ijm/article/view/itjm.2019.1189 <p>The global prevalence of allergic diseases have increased considerably and are a major socio-economic burden. Asthma is a complex disease and understanding asthma phenotypes and endotypes could eventually lead to individualised management, and offer better symptom control and quality of life. In this review, we first summarise the pathogenesis of atopic asthma and delve into the assessment of sensitisation to aeroallergens through skin prick testing and serological testing with total and specific immunoglobulin E testing. We will then analyse the distribution of aeroallergen sensitisation patterns in the United States and Europe and its effect on the population. This review gives a comprehensive overview on atopy and it compares the prevalence and effect of atopy within various regions of both continents using data from large multicentre studies. We will conclude this review by discussing the efficacy of add-on treatments in the most prevalent severe asthma phenotypes and endotypes.</p> Luca Conti, Kelly Gatt, Christopher Zammit, Stephen Montefort, David Bilocca ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://www.italjmed.org/index.php/ijm/article/view/itjm.2019.1189 Mon, 09 Sep 2019 14:35:51 +0200 Gender differences in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Can be the DRG-based diagnosis the best way for a right analysis? https://www.italjmed.org/index.php/ijm/article/view/itjm.2019.1175 <p>Not available</p> Antonello Nicolini, Giancarlo Garuti, Tommaso Perazzo, Paolo Banfi, Enrico Clini ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://www.italjmed.org/index.php/ijm/article/view/itjm.2019.1175 Fri, 06 Sep 2019 16:32:48 +0200