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Maria Letizia Petroni
University of Milan
EndocrinologyBody mass indexObesityDiabetes mellitusMedicine
56Publications
25H-index
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Abstract Background and aims Dysfunctional eating might impact on the management and metabolic control of type 2 diabetes (T2DM ), modifying adherence to healthy diet and food choices. Methods and results In a multicenter study, we assessed the prevalence of dysfunctional eating in 895 adult outpatients with T2DM (51% males, median age 67, median BMI 30.3 kg/m 2 ). Socio-demographic and clinical characteristics were recorded; dysfunctional eating was tested by validated questionnaires (Eating At...
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#1Paolo CapodaglioH-Index: 24
Obesity is a long-term disease with high comorbidity with considerable impact on disability and quality of life. Rehabilitation of such patients requires a here-and-now multidimensional, comprehensive approach, where the intensity of rehabilitative treatments depends on the disability level and severity of comorbidities and consists of the simultaneous provision of physiotherapy, diet and nutritional support, psychological counseling, adapted physical activity, and specific nursing skills. A mul...
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#1Enrica Migliore (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 22
#2Eva Pagano (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 16
Last. Franco Merletti (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 53
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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.
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#1Veronica Cimolin (Polytechnic University of Milan)H-Index: 15
#2Manuela Galli (Polytechnic University of Milan)H-Index: 29
Last. Paolo CapodaglioH-Index: 24
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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 ...
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Because of the high prevalence of obesity, a major challenge for national health services worldwide is to elaborate effective, efficacious, and sustainable models for assistance and rehabilitation of the complicated obese patient. Two main chronic care models for obesity management have so far been described: the British “Triple tier model for weight management”, and more recently the Italian “Hub and Spoke model for obesity management”. The triple tier model was primarily designed for increasin...
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#1Lorenzo M. Donini (Sapienza University of Rome)H-Index: 31
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...
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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...
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#1Dario Mirabelli (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 29
Last. Franco Merletti (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 53
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#2Gian Mauro Manzoni (University of Bergamo)H-Index: 19
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...
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