Publication Title: 
Health and Quality of Life Outcomes

BACKGROUND: Health-related quality of life (QoL) has become a crucial outcome in medical care. However, few studies have assessed physician knowledge of QoL and rate of physicians adopting QoL measures in clinical practice. The present study aimed at assessing the level of knowledge of QoL and the perceived importance of incorporating QoL assessment in clinical practice among physicians of a tertiary level academic hospital in Rome, Italy.

Bossola, Maurizio
Murri, Rita
Onder, Graziano
Turriziani, Adriana
Fantoni, Massimo
Padua, Luca
Publication Title: 
Gastroenterologia Y Hepatologia

Correspondence is an important source of documentation for studying health and, therefore, the gastrointestinal symptoms of diseases. We studied the gastrointestinal disease described in the Monumenta Borgia collection, which contains documents from the 16th century, mainly letters about Francis Borgia, the last great figure of a family originally from Valencia and with universal significance.

Devesa Jord‡, Francesc
Publication Title: 
Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica: Organo Ufficiale Della Societa Italiana Di Otorinolaringologia E Chirurgia Cervico-Facciale

The principle of informed consent, aimed at the lawfulness of health assistance, tends to reflect the concept of autonomy and of decisional autodetermination of the person requiring and requesting medical and/or surgical interventions. This legal formula, over the last few years, has gained not only considerable space but also importance in the doctrinal elaboration and approaches, as well as juridical interpretations, thereby influencing the everyday activities of the medical profession.

Mallardi, V.
Publication Title: 
Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology: The Official Clinical Practice Journal of the American Gastroenterological Association

BACKGROUND & AIMS: In patients with cirrhosis, cognitive dysfunction most often results from covert hepatic encephalopathy (HE). These patients are not tested routinely for cognitive dysfunction despite single-center evidence that it could be associated with poor socioeconomic status (SES). We investigated the association between SES and cognition in a multicenter study of cirrhosis.

Bajaj, Jasmohan S.
Riggio, Oliviero
Allampati, Sanath
Prakash, Ravi
Gioia, Stefania
Onori, Eugenia
Piazza, Nicole
Noble, Nicole A.
White, Melanie B.
Mullen, Kevin D.
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