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Maria Letizia Petroni
University of Milan
61Publications
24H-index
1,684Citations
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#1Enrica Migliore (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 21
#2Eva Pagano (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 16
Last.Franco Merletti (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 54
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Background The economic and social costs of obesity are estimated to be considerable, particularly for inpatient care. The aim of this study was to compare the hospitalization rates of individuals with severe (body mass index [BMI] ≥40 kg/m2) or complicated (BMI ≥30 kg/m2) obesity with those of the general population in two regions of Northwest Italy, and to describe absolute costs of hospitalization and their determinants.
Severely obese patients affected by two or more chronic conditions which could mutually influence their outcome and disability can be defined as “complex” patients. The presence of multiple comorbidities often represents an obstacle for being admitted to clinical settings for the treatment of metabolic diseases. On the other hand, clinical Units with optimal standards for the treatment of pathological conditions in normal-weight patients are often structurally and technologically inadequate for ...
#1Veronica Cimolin (Polytechnic University of Milan)H-Index: 14
#2Manuela Galli (Polytechnic University of Milan)H-Index: 19
Last.Paolo CapodaglioH-Index: 20
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#1Lorenzo M. Donini (Sapienza University of Rome)H-Index: 30
Obesity is a clinical condition characterized by fat mass reserves increased to such an extent as to represent a health risk. The clinical diagnosis of obesity requires a careful nutritional status valuation to get an early diagnosis of malnutrition (undernutrition, overnutrition, or mixed malnutrition); to establish nutrition requirements; to identify those patients who require a nutritional intervention for global or selective nutrient deficiencies; and to check the effectiveness of such an in...
OBJECTIVE: To compare clinical characteristics, attrition, weight loss, and psychological changes of obese young adults and obese adults seeking treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 1530 individuals seeking treatment in 18 Italian medical centers were evaluated. 382 cases (25%) were classified as young adults (age≤35 years), 1148 (75%) as adults (>35 years). Psychological distress, binge eating, body uneasiness, and attitude towards eating were evaluated, at baseline and after a 12-month weight-los...
#1Dario Mirabelli (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 27
Last.Franco Merletti (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 54
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#2Gian Mauro Manzoni (University of Bergamo)H-Index: 17
Last.Enrico MolinariH-Index: 37
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Background: Obesity increases the risk of many health complications such as hypertension, coronary heart dis- ease and type 2 diabetes, needs long-lasting treatment for effective results and involves high public and private care-costs. Therefore, it is imperative that enduring and low-cost clinical programs for obesity and related co-morbidities are devel- oped and evaluated. Information and communication technologies (ICT) can help clinicians to deliver treatment in a cost- effective and time-s...
#1Gianluca Castelnuovo PysD (University of Bergamo)H-Index: 26
#2Gian Mauro Manzoni (University of Bergamo)H-Index: 17
Last.Enrico Molinari (University of Bergamo)H-Index: 37
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Background Obesity is one of the most important medical and public health problems of our time: it increases the risk of many health complications such as hypertension, coronary heart disease and type 2 diabetes, needs long-lasting treatment for effective results and involves high public and private costs. Therefore, it is imperative that enduring and low-cost clinical programs for obesity and related co-morbidities are developed and evaluated.
#2Simona CalugiH-Index: 23
Last.Giulio MarchesiniH-Index: 66
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Abstract The psychological effects of dieting and weight loss have been an area of controversy in obesity. As part of a large multicenter study involving 1944 obese subjects seeking treatment at Italian medical centers, we investigated the effects of weight loss on psychological distress and binge eating in 500 subjects remaining in continuous treatment at different centers with slightly different strategies (78.8% females; age: M = 46.2 years, SD = 10.8; BMI: M = 37.3 kg/m 2 , SD = 5.6). At bas...
#1Edoardo Mannucci (UniFI: University of Florence)H-Index: 77
Last.Giulio MarchesiniH-Index: 66
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Background: Health-related quality of life (HRQL) is poor in obese subjects and is a relevant outcome in intervention studies. We aimed to determine factors associated with poor HRQL in obese patients seeking weight loss in medical units, outside specific research projects. Methods: HRQL, together with a number of demographic and clinical parameters, was studied with generic (SF-36, PGWB) and disease-specific (ORWELL-97) questionnaires in an unselected sample of 1,886 (1,494 women; 392 men) obes...
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