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    Childhood deaths in Italy.

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    The aim of this study was to estimate the mortality rate among children in Italy with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions due to progressive incurable disease, with a view to providing a basis for planning paediatric palliative care services. In order to provide a network of palliative care services for children, it is essential to consider both the numbers of children in need and the types of disease involved. Educational and behavioural programmes are needed to train medical, nursing and other healthcare staff in the care of these young patients until their death, as well as providing support for their families both in hospital and at home. A comparison of the picture that emerged in Italy with situations identified in other countries and cultural backgrounds represents an important goal of research

    Beef consumption and fatty acids serum concentration: relationship with salivary gland tumors in C贸rdoba, Argentina

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    The objective of the present study was to analyze beef consumption, conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) and n-3 fatty acid (FA) serum concentration and their relation to salivary gland tumors (SGT). A questionnaire on non-nutritional risk factors and a validated food frequency questionnaire were applied in 20 SGT and 20 control (Co) patients. Materials and Methods: Food data were processed by the Interfood v.1.3 software. Serum CLA was analyzed by chromatography. Results: Non-significant differences were found between SGT and Co regarding lean and fatty BC and serum CLA. Serum n-3 linolenic acid concentration was higher in Co than in SGT (p=0.004). No associations between BC and CLA serum concentration were found, but a strong-positive association between total energy intake and total fat intake and SGT were observed. A significant inverse association between oleic and linoleic FA intake and SGT was recorded. Conclusion: Serum oleic and linolenic FAs showed a significant negative association with SGT.http://ar.iiarjournals.org/content/34/10/5579.long#sec-3publishedVersionFil: Cittadini, Mar铆a C. Universidad Nacional de C贸rdoba. Facultad de Ciencias M茅dicas. Escuela de Nutrici贸n; Argentina.Fil: Cornaglia, Paola M. Universidad Nacional de C贸rdoba. Facultad de Ciencias Econ贸micas. Instituto de Estad铆stica y Demograf铆a; Argentina.Fil: Joekes, Silvia. Universidad Nacional de C贸rdoba. Facultad de Ciencias Econ贸micas. Instituto de Estad铆stica y Demograf铆a; Argentina.Fil: Perovic, Nilda R. Universidad Nacional de C贸rdoba. Facultad de Ciencias M茅dicas. Escuela de Nutrici贸n; Argentina.Fil: Heinze, Ver贸nica M. Universidad Adventista del Plata. Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud; Argentina.Fil: Bernal, Claudio. Universidad Nacional del Litoral. Facultad de Bioqu铆mica y Ciencias Biol贸gicas; Argentina.Fil: Actis, Adriana B. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cient铆ficas y T茅cnicas. Instituto de Investigaciones en Ciencias de la Salud; Argentina.Fil: Actis, Adriana B. Universidad Nacional de C贸rdoba. Facultad de Ciencias M茅dicas; Argentina.Otras Ciencias de la Salu

    Beef consumption and fatty acids serum concentration: relationship with salivary gland tumors in C贸rdoba, Argentina

    No full text
    The objective of the present study was to analyze beef consumption, conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) and n-3 fatty acid (FA) serum concentration and their relation to salivary gland tumors (SGT). A questionnaire on non-nutritional risk factors and a validated food frequency questionnaire were applied in 20 SGT and 20 control (Co) patients. Materials and Methods: Food data were processed by the Interfood v.1.3 software. Serum CLA was analyzed by chromatography. Results: Non-significant differences were found between SGT and Co regarding lean and fatty BC and serum CLA. Serum n-3 linolenic acid concentration was higher in Co than in SGT (p=0.004). No associations between BC and CLA serum concentration were found, but a strong-positive association between total energy intake and total fat intake and SGT were observed. A significant inverse association between oleic and linoleic FA intake and SGT was recorded. Conclusion: Serum oleic and linolenic FAs showed a significant negative association with SGT.http://ar.iiarjournals.org/content/34/10/5579.long#sec-3publishedVersionFil: Cittadini, Mar铆a C. Universidad Nacional de C贸rdoba. Facultad de Ciencias M茅dicas. Escuela de Nutrici贸n; Argentina.Fil: Cornaglia, Paola M. Universidad Nacional de C贸rdoba. Facultad de Ciencias Econ贸micas. Instituto de Estad铆stica y Demograf铆a; Argentina.Fil: Joekes, Silvia. Universidad Nacional de C贸rdoba. Facultad de Ciencias Econ贸micas. Instituto de Estad铆stica y Demograf铆a; Argentina.Fil: Perovic, Nilda R. Universidad Nacional de C贸rdoba. Facultad de Ciencias M茅dicas. Escuela de Nutrici贸n; Argentina.Fil: Heinze, Ver贸nica M. Universidad Adventista del Plata. Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud; Argentina.Fil: Bernal, Claudio. Universidad Nacional del Litoral. Facultad de Bioqu铆mica y Ciencias Biol贸gicas; Argentina.Fil: Actis, Adriana B. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cient铆ficas y T茅cnicas. Instituto de Investigaciones en Ciencias de la Salud; Argentina.Fil: Actis, Adriana B. Universidad Nacional de C贸rdoba. Facultad de Ciencias M茅dicas; Argentina.Otras Ciencias de la Salu

    Internet and social media use among patients with colorectal diseases (ISMAEL): a nationwide survey

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    Aim: Social media are used daily by both healthcare workers and patients. Online platforms have the potential to provide patients with useful information, increase their engagement and potentially revolutionize the patient-physician relationship. This survey aimed to evaluate the impact of the Internet and social media (I&SM) on patients affected by colorectal and proctological diseases to define a pathway to develop an evidence-based communications strategy. Method: A 31-item anonymous electronic questionnaire was designed. It consisted of different sections concerning demographics and education, reason for the visit, knowledge of the diseases, frequency of I&SM use and patients' opinions about physicians' websites. Results: Over a 5-month period, 37 centres and 105 surgeons took part in the survey, and a total of 5800 patients enrolled. Approximately half of them reported using the Internet daily, and 74.6% of the study population used it at least once per week. There was a correlation (P < 0.001) between those who used the Internet for work and those who had knowledge of both symptoms and the likely diagnosis before consultation. Patients who used the Internet daily were more likely to request a consultation within 6 months of symptom onset (P < 0.0001). Patients with anorectal diseases were more likely to know about their disease and symptoms before the visit (P < 0.001). Conclusion: Colorectal patients use I&SM to look for health-related information mainly after their medical visit. Surgeons and hospital networks should plan a tailored strategy to increase patient engagement, delivering appropriate information on social medi

    Internet and social media use among patients with colorectal diseases (ISMAEL): a nationwide survey

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    Aim: Social media are used daily by both healthcare workers and patients. Online platforms have the potential to provide patients with useful information, increase their engagement and potentially revolutionize the patient鈥損hysician relationship. This survey aimed to evaluate the impact of the Internet and social media (I&SM) on patients affected by colorectal and proctological diseases to define a pathway to develop an evidence-based communications strategy. Method: A 31-item anonymous electronic questionnaire was designed. It consisted of different sections concerning demographics and education, reason for the visit, knowledge of the diseases, frequency of I&SM use and patients' opinions about physicians' websites. Results: Over a 5-month period, 37 centres and 105 surgeons took part in the survey, and a total of 5800 patients enrolled. Approximately half of them reported using the Internet daily, and 74.6% of the study population used it at least once per week. There was a correlation (P < 0.001) between those who used the Internet for work and those who had knowledge of both symptoms and the likely diagnosis before consultation. Patients who used the Internet daily were more likely to request a consultation within 6 months of symptom onset (P < 0.0001). Patients with anorectal diseases were more likely to know about their disease and symptoms before the visit (P < 0.001). Conclusion: Colorectal patients use I&SM to look for health-related information mainly after their medical visit. Surgeons and hospital networks should plan a tailored strategy to increase patient engagement, delivering appropriate information on social media
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