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Head-to-head comparison of FNA cytology vs. calcitonin measurement in FNA washout fluids (FNA-CT) to diagnose medullary thyroid carcinoma : A systematic review and meta-analysis

Trimboli, Pierpaolo ; Giannelli, Jacopo ; Marques, Bernardo ; Piccardo, Arnoldo ; Crescenzi, Anna ; Deandrea, Maurilio

In: Endocrine, 2022, no. 75, p. 33–39

Purpose: The sensitivity of cytology after fine needle aspiration (FNA-cytology) in detecting medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) is low. To overcome this problem, measuring calcitonin (CT) in washout fluid of FNA (FNA-CT) has been largely diffused and showed good performance. However, no evidence-based study exists comparing systematically the sensitivity of FNA-cytology and FNA-CT. This study...

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Neuroticism and internet addiction : What is next? A systematic conceptual review

Marciano, Laura ; Camerini, Anne-Linda ; Schulz, Peter J.

In: Personality and individual differences, 2022, vol. 185, p. 10

The personality trait of neuroticism (N) has consistently shown to be a risk factor for Internet Addiction (IA). Review literature, however, looked at this in bivariate analyses only. To the best of our knowledge, we conducted the first review that systematically and conceptually summarized results based on the inclusion of additional factors, thus coming closer to the complex nature of the ...

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Causal impacts of epidemics and pandemics on food supply chains : a systematic review

Cardoso, Brenda ; Cunha, Luiza ; Leiras, Adriana ; Gonçalves, Paulo ; Yoshizaki, Hugo ; de Brito Junior, Irineu ; Pedroso, Frederico

In: Sustainability, 2021, vol. 13, no. 17, p. 28

The epidemics and pandemics can severely affect food supply chains, including producers, retailers, wholesalers, and customers. To minimize their impacts, it is fundamental to implement effective policies that ensure continuity in the provision, affordability, and distribution of basic food items. This research identifies the main impacts of pandemics and epidemics on food supply chains and ...

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Posterior reversible leukoencephalopathy syndrome associated with acute postinfectious glomerulonephritis : systematic review

Orlando, Corinne ; Milani, Gregorio P. ; Simonetti, Giacomo D. ; Goeggel Simonetti, Barbara ; Lava, Sebastiano A. G. ; Wyttenbach, Rolf ; Bianchetti, Mario G. ; Cristallo Lacalamita, Marirosa

In: Pediatric nephrology, 2021, p. 9

Background Kidney diseases are a recognized cause of posterior reversible leukoencephalopathy syndrome, usually abbreviated as PRES. The purpose of this review was to systematically address the association between acute postinfectious glomerulonephritis and PRES. Methods We performed a systematic review of the literature on acute postinfectious glomerulonephritis associated with PRES. The...

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Prevalence of physiological uptake in the pancreas on somatostatin receptor-based PET/CT : a systematic review and a meta-analysis

Boughdad, Sarah ; Meyer, Marie ; Prior, John O. ; Fernandes, Victor ; Allenbach, Gilles ; Kamani, Christel ; Jreige, Mario ; Albano, Domenico ; Bertagna, Francesco ; Nicod-Lalonde, Marie ; Schaefer, Niklaus ; Treglia, Giorgio

In: Clinical and Translational Imaging, 2021, vol. 9, no. 4, p. 353–360

Background: Physiological focal radiopharmaceutical uptake in the head and uncinate process of the pancreas may be seen on somatostatin receptor-based PET/CT and might lead to false-positive results for neuroendocrine tumours (NETs). We aimed to perform a systematic review and a meta-analysis about the prevalence of this finding. Methods: We performed a comprehensive computer literature search...

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Thyroid sequelae of COVID-19 : a systematic review of reviews

Trimboli, Pierpaolo ; Camponovo, Chiara ; Scappaticcio, Lorenzo ; Bellastella, Giuseppe ; Piccardo, Arnoldo ; Rotondi, Mario

In: Reviews in Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders, 2021, vol. 22, no. 2, p. 485-491

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has the potential to cause multi- organ effects including endocrine disorders. The impact of COVID-19 on the thyroid gland has been described but several aspects have to be clarified. The systematic review was conceived to achieve more solid information about: 1) which thyroid...

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Magnesium metabolism in chronic alcohol-use disorder : meta-analysis and systematic review

Vanoni, Flora O. ; Milani, Gregorio P. ; Agostoni, Carlo ; Treglia, Giorgio ; Faré, Pietro B. ; Camozzi, Pietro ; Lava, Sebastiano A. G. ; Bianchetti, Mario G. ; Janett, Simone

In: Nutrients, 2021, vol. 13, no. 6, p. 11

Chronic alcohol-use disorder has been imputed as a possible cause of dietary magnesium depletion. The purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence of hypomagnesemia in chronic alcohol-use disorder, and to provide information on intracellular magnesium and on its renal handling. We carried out a structured literature search up to November 2020, which returned 2719 potentially relevant...

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Fibrin sealants and axillary lymphatic morbidity : a systematic review and meta-analysis of 23 clinical randomized trials

Gasparri, Maria Luisa ; Kuehn, Thorsten ; Ruscito, Ilary ; Zuber, Veronica ; Di Micco, Rosa ; Galiano, Ilaria ; Navarro Quinones, Siobana C. ; Santurro, Letizia ; Di Vittorio, Francesca ; Meani, Francesco ; Bassi, Valerio ; Ditsch, Nina ; Mueller, Michael D. ; Bellati, Filippo ; Caserta, Donatella ; Papadia, Andrea ; Gentilini, Oreste D.

In: Cancers, 2021, vol. 13, no. 9, p. 15

Axillary dissection is a highly mobile procedure with severe lymphatic consequences. The off-label application of fibrin sealants in the axilla, with the sole aim to eliminate dead space and to provoke sealing of the disrupted lymphatic vessels at the end of axillary dissection, is an experimental procedure to reduce lymphatic morbidity. The aim of our systematic review and meta-analysis is to ...

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Electrolyte and acid-base disorders triggered by aminoglycoside or colistin therapy : a systematic review

Scoglio, Martin ; Bronz, Gabriel ; Rinoldi, Pietro O. ; Faré, Pietro B. ; Betti, Céline ; Bianchetti, Mario G. ; Simonetti, Giacomo D. ; Gennaro, Viola ; Renzi, Samuele ; Lava, Sebastiano A. G. ; Milani, Gregorio P.

In: Antibiotics, 2021, vol. 10, no. 2, p. 9

Aminoglycoside or colistin therapy may alter the renal tubular function without decreasing the glomerular filtration rate. This association has never been extensively investigated. We conducted a systematic review of the literature following the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta- Analyses recommendations. Databases searched included United States National Library of...

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Testing machine learning based systems : a systematic mapping

Riccio, Vincenzo ; Jahangirova, Gunel ; Stocco, Andrea ; Humbatova, Nargiz ; Weiss, Michael ; Tonella, Paolo

In: Empirical Software Engineering, 2020, vol. 25, no. 6, p. 5193–5254

Context: A Machine Learning based System (MLS) is a software system including one or more components that learn how to perform a task from a given data set. The increasing adoption of MLSs in safety critical domains such as autonomous driving, healthcare, and finance has fostered much attention towards the quality assurance of such systems. Despite the advances in software testing, MLSs bring...