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Macrovascular complication phenotypes in type 2 diabetic patients
Giuseppe Papa, Claudia Degano, Maria P Iurato, Carmelo Licciardello, Raffaella Maiorana, Concetta Finocchiaro
Cardiovascular Diabetology , 2013, DOI: 10.1186/1475-2840-12-20
Abstract: A diabetic outpatient cohort (n = 1199) was retrospectively studied. Demographic, clinical and laboratory parameters were included in analyses. A thorough cardiovascular history as documented by previous medical records (including medical and hospital records) and vascular laboratory studies (including standardised electrocardiogram, echocardiogram, provocative tests for cardiac ischaemia, ankle/brachial index, duplex ultrasonography of the carotid and lower limbs and, in selected cases, computed tomography angiography, carotid and peripheral arteriography and evaluation of transcutaneous oxygen pressure), was collected for all of the patients. Standardised procedures were used to assess microvascular complications as well as metabolic syndrome (Mets).The unadjusted MVD prevalence was 46.4% among the participants. The majority of patients with MVD were in the PVD group. In the multivariate analysis, age, male sex and diabetes duration were independent risk factors for PAD and PVD (P < 0.01). A low HDL-C value was an independent risk factor in the CAD and PVD groups (P = 0.03). Very high frequencies of MetS were observed in the PAD and PVD groups (94.9 and 95.7% respectively). The most MetS diagnostic criteria were recorded among members of the CAD group (all or all-1 criteria were present in 73% of patients). The average age in the CAD group (64.5 y) was comparable to that of the NMVD group. Microvascular complications were more frequent in the PAD and PVD patients.Phenotypic heterogeneity is associated with different macrovascular complications in T2DM patients. These findings might have clinical implications for developing diagnostic and therapeutic strategies targeting type 2 diabetes.Cardiovascular complications are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality among patients with type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk is 2- to 8-fold higher in the diabetic population than it is in non-diabetic individuals of a similar age, sex and ethnicity [1,2]
Symmetry Restoration by Acceleration  [PDF]
Paolo Castorina, Marco Finocchiaro
Journal of Modern Physics (JMP) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/jmp.2012.311209
Abstract: The restoration of spontaneous symmetry breaking for a scalar field theory for an accelerated observer is discussed by the one-loop effective potential calculation and by considering the effective potential for composite operators. Above a critical acceleration, corresponding to the critical restoration temperature, Tc, for a Minkowski observer by Unruh relation, i.e. ac/2π=Tc, the symmetry is restored. This result confirms other recent calculations in effective field theories that symmetry restoration can occur for an observer with an acceleration larger than some critical value. From the physical point of view, a constant acceleration mimics a gravitational field and the critical acceleration to restore the spontaneous symmetry breaking corresponds to a huge gravitational effect which prevents boson condensation.
Being Efficient to Stay Strong in a Weak Economy. The Case of Calabrian Manufacturing Firms  [PDF]
Francesco Aiello, Concetta Castiglione
Technology and Investment (TI) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/ti.2014.52010
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The aim of this work is to study the efficiency of firms operating in Calabria, a small and economically-lagging Italian region. The analysis is carried out by estimating a stochastic production frontier for an unbalanced panel of manufacturing firms which are observed over the 1998-2006 period. Results show that the efficiency score is, on average, about 60%. A declining trend is observed over the last three-year period, 2004-2006. Moreover, efficiency increases with firm age and when firms export. Inconclusive evidence is found for the role of investments in ICT and R&D. This is not very surprising given that private effort in technological activities is extremely low in Calabria (private R&D intensity was less than 0.075% of regional GDP in 2010).

Cooperative Learning Online in Higher Education. Second Experience at Roma Tre University, Italy  [PDF]
Concetta La Rocca
Open Journal of Social Sciences (JSS) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/jss.2015.34011
Abstract: This study presents the procedures and results of online cooperative learning activities carried out by the students in the a.y. 2013/14 in two academic courses at the Department of Education at Roma Tre University (Italy): “General Didactic” (GD), First-level Degree in Education Sciences and “Educational Strategies and New Communication Processes” (ES), Second-level Degree in Professional Community Educator. It constitutes the continuation of the first pilot study, carried out only in the teaching of GD in the academic year 2012/13 which has already been reported in a previous publication [1]; this second experience is built in a perspective of continuity and difference from the first one. This study is divided into two interventions: a) description and analysis of the data collected following the administration of a questionnaire, said barometer, developed to detect the climate experienced by the students involved in the online working groups; b) investigation of the relapse that collaborative activities produced on the performance. In particular, we observe that the average mark obtained in the exam of “General Didactics” by the students in cooperative is on average higher than others, and that in the first group there is less “sigma” compared to the second group.
Prospects at Future B Factories
Giuseppe Finocchiaro
Physics , 2012,
Abstract: Proceedings of CKM 2012, the 7th International Workshop on the CKM Unitarity Triangle, University of Cincinnati, USA, 28 September - 2 October 2012. A concise overview of the possibilities offered by high-luminosity B Factories in mixing and mixing-related CP violating processes in B decays is presented.
The SuperB Project
Giuseppe Finocchiaro
Physics , 2010,
Abstract: The SuperB project for a next generation asymmetric e+e- flavor factory to be built in the Rome area with a baseline luminosity of 10^{36}cm-2s-1 is discussed. Some explicit examples are given to elucidate how such a facility can provide a uniquely sensitive probe of physics beyond the Standard Model. The basic accelerator concepts allowing luminosities 50-100 times larger than the existing B factories are briefly discussed, along with the main characteristics of the SuperB detector.
The Commission strategy for supporting the quality of social services of general interest across the European Union
Concetta Cultrera
International Journal of Integrated Care , 2009,
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La presenza greca in Italia alla fine del XV secolo
Concetta Bianca
Studi Slavistici , 2011,
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Collaborative Learning in Higher Education  [PDF]
Concetta La Rocca, Massimo Margottini, Rosa Capobianco
Open Journal of Social Sciences (JSS) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/jss.2014.22009
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This paper presents the procedures and the outcomes of collaborative activities and of peer tutoring carried out by the students in the teaching of “General Didactics”, held at the University of Roma Tre, in ay 2012/13.

Juicio a la Historia El Affair Paschini (1941-1979)
Maurice A. Finocchiaro
Polis : Revista de la Universidad Bolivariana , 2005,
Abstract: Este es el capítulo 16 de su obra monumental titulada Retrying Galileo, 1633-1992, publicado en el 2005 por la University of California Press, Berkeley. Este libro es un examen del affair Galileo desde el momento de la condena del científico toscano por la Inquisición en 1633, hasta su supuesta rehabilitación por el Papa Juan Pablo II en 1992. Su enfoque es en temas tales como: si acaso la condena fue justa, y si probaría la incompatibilidad entre ciencia y religión; pone énfasis en los textos que constituyen las fuentes primarias, y de los cuales emergen los hechos históricos y los distintos temas controversiales. El capítulo 17 del mismo estudio del profesor Finocchiaro, contiene una evaluación precisa, realista y balanceada, de los esfuerzos del Papa Juan Pablo II para poner a la Iglesia al día frente al caso Galileo, conjuntamente con una estimación negativa tanto de la comisión papal encargada de su reexamen, como de su presidente, el Cardenal Paul Pourpard. La traducción es de Hermes H. Benítez, y ha sido expresamente autorizada por la editorial.
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