Unmet needs on the management of COVID-19 vaccination in patients with neuromuscular disorders
Acta Myol. 2021 Sep 30;40(3):113-115. doi: 10.36185/2532-1900-051. eCollection 2021 Sep.ABSTRACTCOVID-19 outbreak has quickly reached alarming morbidity and mortality with vaccines being the only weapon to fight. Although the critical situation, no international guidelines on the vaccination management of patients with neuromuscular disorders (NMDs) has still been issued. We aimed to address some unmet needs about the management of COVID-19 vaccination in patients with NMDs.PMID:34632292 | PMC:PMC8489168 | DOI:10.36185/2532-1900-051 (Source: Acta Myologica)
Source: Acta Myologica - October 11, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Vincenzo Russo Luisa Politano Source Type: research

Reproducibility of manual segmentation in muscle imaging
DISCUSSION: Following specific recommendations such as these ones derived from our single-center experience leads to an overall high reproducibility of manual muscle segmentation and is helpful in improving both intra-operator and inter-operator reproducibility in less experienced operators.PMID:34632293 | PMC:PMC8489167 | DOI:10.36185/2532-1900-052 (Source: Acta Myologica)
Source: Acta Myologica - October 11, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Shaun Ivan Muzic Matteo Paoletti Francesca Solazzo Eugenio Belatti Raimondo Vitale Niels Bergsland Stefano Bastianello Anna Pichiecchio Source Type: research

Diagnosis and treatment of pneumonia, a common cause of respiratory failure in patients with neuromuscular disorders
Acta Myol. 2021 Sep 30;40(3):124-131. doi: 10.36185/2532-1900-053. eCollection 2021 Sep.ABSTRACTPatients with neuromuscular diseases, during their illness are more susceptible to respiratory infections due to predisposing factors. Ineffective cough and the presence of atelectasis and hypoventilation, dysphagia and drooling can represent risk factors for the development of respiratory infection and fatal respiratory failure. Infections of respiratory tract with acute respiratory failure are the most common reason for hospitalizations, and pneumonia is among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The settin...
Source: Acta Myologica - October 11, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Novella Carannante Anna Annunziata Antonietta Coppola Francesca Simioli Antonella Marotta Mariano Bernardo Eugenio Piscitelli Pasquale Imitazione Giuseppe Fiorentino Source Type: research

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on rehabilitation setting. Part 1: professionals' views on the changes in routine care provided by a rehabilitation centre for patients with muscle diseases
We present the preliminary results of a survey aiming to explore the staff views on the changes in the care provided by the Gaetano Torre Rehabilitation Centre, and, the impact of these changes on professionals, patients and their families. The survey was carried out using an open-ended questionnaire including six-items, on the practical and psychological aspects emerged during the pandemic in relation to the healthcare services provided by the Centre and to the patients/caregivers conditions. The participants, most of them physiotherapists, highlighted 169 aspects emerging in the pandemic, 48.5% referring to the resources...
Source: Acta Myologica - October 11, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Giulia Citarelli Ciro Garofalo Maria Grazia Esposito Vito Torre Lorenza Magliano Luisa Politano Source Type: research

Non-invasive mechanical ventilation as an alternative respiratory support during gastrostomy tube placement, in a patient with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, 24/24 hours ventilation dependent
This report confirms how the use of NIV can support alveolar ventilation, before, during and after mini-invasive procedures, and prevent respiratory complications.PMID:34632296 | PMC:PMC8489166 | DOI:10.36185/2532-1900-055 (Source: Acta Myologica)
Source: Acta Myologica - October 11, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Anna Annunziata Rosa Cauteruccio Emilio di Costanzo Giuseppe Fiorentino Source Type: research

Unmet needs on the management of COVID-19 vaccination in patients with neuromuscular disorders
Acta Myol. 2021 Sep 30;40(3):113-115. doi: 10.36185/2532-1900-051. eCollection 2021 Sep.ABSTRACTCOVID-19 outbreak has quickly reached alarming morbidity and mortality with vaccines being the only weapon to fight. Although the critical situation, no international guidelines on the vaccination management of patients with neuromuscular disorders (NMDs) has still been issued. We aimed to address some unmet needs about the management of COVID-19 vaccination in patients with NMDs.PMID:34632292 | PMC:PMC8489168 | DOI:10.36185/2532-1900-051 (Source: Acta Myologica)
Source: Acta Myologica - October 11, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Vincenzo Russo Luisa Politano Source Type: research

Reproducibility of manual segmentation in muscle imaging
DISCUSSION: Following specific recommendations such as these ones derived from our single-center experience leads to an overall high reproducibility of manual muscle segmentation and is helpful in improving both intra-operator and inter-operator reproducibility in less experienced operators.PMID:34632293 | PMC:PMC8489167 | DOI:10.36185/2532-1900-052 (Source: Acta Myologica)
Source: Acta Myologica - October 11, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Shaun Ivan Muzic Matteo Paoletti Francesca Solazzo Eugenio Belatti Raimondo Vitale Niels Bergsland Stefano Bastianello Anna Pichiecchio Source Type: research

Diagnosis and treatment of pneumonia, a common cause of respiratory failure in patients with neuromuscular disorders
Acta Myol. 2021 Sep 30;40(3):124-131. doi: 10.36185/2532-1900-053. eCollection 2021 Sep.ABSTRACTPatients with neuromuscular diseases, during their illness are more susceptible to respiratory infections due to predisposing factors. Ineffective cough and the presence of atelectasis and hypoventilation, dysphagia and drooling can represent risk factors for the development of respiratory infection and fatal respiratory failure. Infections of respiratory tract with acute respiratory failure are the most common reason for hospitalizations, and pneumonia is among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The settin...
Source: Acta Myologica - October 11, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Novella Carannante Anna Annunziata Antonietta Coppola Francesca Simioli Antonella Marotta Mariano Bernardo Eugenio Piscitelli Pasquale Imitazione Giuseppe Fiorentino Source Type: research

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on rehabilitation setting. Part 1: professionals' views on the changes in routine care provided by a rehabilitation centre for patients with muscle diseases
We present the preliminary results of a survey aiming to explore the staff views on the changes in the care provided by the Gaetano Torre Rehabilitation Centre, and, the impact of these changes on professionals, patients and their families. The survey was carried out using an open-ended questionnaire including six-items, on the practical and psychological aspects emerged during the pandemic in relation to the healthcare services provided by the Centre and to the patients/caregivers conditions. The participants, most of them physiotherapists, highlighted 169 aspects emerging in the pandemic, 48.5% referring to the resources...
Source: Acta Myologica - October 11, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Giulia Citarelli Ciro Garofalo Maria Grazia Esposito Vito Torre Lorenza Magliano Luisa Politano Source Type: research

Non-invasive mechanical ventilation as an alternative respiratory support during gastrostomy tube placement, in a patient with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, 24/24 hours ventilation dependent
This report confirms how the use of NIV can support alveolar ventilation, before, during and after mini-invasive procedures, and prevent respiratory complications.PMID:34632296 | PMC:PMC8489166 | DOI:10.36185/2532-1900-055 (Source: Acta Myologica)
Source: Acta Myologica - October 11, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Anna Annunziata Rosa Cauteruccio Emilio di Costanzo Giuseppe Fiorentino Source Type: research

Unmet needs on the management of COVID-19 vaccination in patients with neuromuscular disorders
Acta Myol. 2021 Sep 30;40(3):113-115. doi: 10.36185/2532-1900-051. eCollection 2021 Sep.ABSTRACTCOVID-19 outbreak has quickly reached alarming morbidity and mortality with vaccines being the only weapon to fight. Although the critical situation, no international guidelines on the vaccination management of patients with neuromuscular disorders (NMDs) has still been issued. We aimed to address some unmet needs about the management of COVID-19 vaccination in patients with NMDs.PMID:34632292 | PMC:PMC8489168 | DOI:10.36185/2532-1900-051 (Source: Acta Myologica)
Source: Acta Myologica - October 11, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Vincenzo Russo Luisa Politano Source Type: research

Reproducibility of manual segmentation in muscle imaging
DISCUSSION: Following specific recommendations such as these ones derived from our single-center experience leads to an overall high reproducibility of manual muscle segmentation and is helpful in improving both intra-operator and inter-operator reproducibility in less experienced operators.PMID:34632293 | PMC:PMC8489167 | DOI:10.36185/2532-1900-052 (Source: Acta Myologica)
Source: Acta Myologica - October 11, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Shaun Ivan Muzic Matteo Paoletti Francesca Solazzo Eugenio Belatti Raimondo Vitale Niels Bergsland Stefano Bastianello Anna Pichiecchio Source Type: research

Diagnosis and treatment of pneumonia, a common cause of respiratory failure in patients with neuromuscular disorders
Acta Myol. 2021 Sep 30;40(3):124-131. doi: 10.36185/2532-1900-053. eCollection 2021 Sep.ABSTRACTPatients with neuromuscular diseases, during their illness are more susceptible to respiratory infections due to predisposing factors. Ineffective cough and the presence of atelectasis and hypoventilation, dysphagia and drooling can represent risk factors for the development of respiratory infection and fatal respiratory failure. Infections of respiratory tract with acute respiratory failure are the most common reason for hospitalizations, and pneumonia is among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The settin...
Source: Acta Myologica - October 11, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Novella Carannante Anna Annunziata Antonietta Coppola Francesca Simioli Antonella Marotta Mariano Bernardo Eugenio Piscitelli Pasquale Imitazione Giuseppe Fiorentino Source Type: research

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on rehabilitation setting. Part 1: professionals' views on the changes in routine care provided by a rehabilitation centre for patients with muscle diseases
We present the preliminary results of a survey aiming to explore the staff views on the changes in the care provided by the Gaetano Torre Rehabilitation Centre, and, the impact of these changes on professionals, patients and their families. The survey was carried out using an open-ended questionnaire including six-items, on the practical and psychological aspects emerged during the pandemic in relation to the healthcare services provided by the Centre and to the patients/caregivers conditions. The participants, most of them physiotherapists, highlighted 169 aspects emerging in the pandemic, 48.5% referring to the resources...
Source: Acta Myologica - October 11, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Giulia Citarelli Ciro Garofalo Maria Grazia Esposito Vito Torre Lorenza Magliano Luisa Politano Source Type: research

Non-invasive mechanical ventilation as an alternative respiratory support during gastrostomy tube placement, in a patient with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, 24/24 hours ventilation dependent
This report confirms how the use of NIV can support alveolar ventilation, before, during and after mini-invasive procedures, and prevent respiratory complications.PMID:34632296 | PMC:PMC8489166 | DOI:10.36185/2532-1900-055 (Source: Acta Myologica)
Source: Acta Myologica - October 11, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Anna Annunziata Rosa Cauteruccio Emilio di Costanzo Giuseppe Fiorentino Source Type: research

Unmet needs on the management of COVID-19 vaccination in patients with neuromuscular disorders
Acta Myol. 2021 Sep 30;40(3):113-115. doi: 10.36185/2532-1900-051. eCollection 2021 Sep.ABSTRACTCOVID-19 outbreak has quickly reached alarming morbidity and mortality with vaccines being the only weapon to fight. Although the critical situation, no international guidelines on the vaccination management of patients with neuromuscular disorders (NMDs) has still been issued. We aimed to address some unmet needs about the management of COVID-19 vaccination in patients with NMDs.PMID:34632292 | PMC:PMC8489168 | DOI:10.36185/2532-1900-051 (Source: Acta Myologica)
Source: Acta Myologica - October 11, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Vincenzo Russo Luisa Politano Source Type: research

Reproducibility of manual segmentation in muscle imaging
DISCUSSION: Following specific recommendations such as these ones derived from our single-center experience leads to an overall high reproducibility of manual muscle segmentation and is helpful in improving both intra-operator and inter-operator reproducibility in less experienced operators.PMID:34632293 | PMC:PMC8489167 | DOI:10.36185/2532-1900-052 (Source: Acta Myologica)
Source: Acta Myologica - October 11, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Shaun Ivan Muzic Matteo Paoletti Francesca Solazzo Eugenio Belatti Raimondo Vitale Niels Bergsland Stefano Bastianello Anna Pichiecchio Source Type: research

Diagnosis and treatment of pneumonia, a common cause of respiratory failure in patients with neuromuscular disorders
Acta Myol. 2021 Sep 30;40(3):124-131. doi: 10.36185/2532-1900-053. eCollection 2021 Sep.ABSTRACTPatients with neuromuscular diseases, during their illness are more susceptible to respiratory infections due to predisposing factors. Ineffective cough and the presence of atelectasis and hypoventilation, dysphagia and drooling can represent risk factors for the development of respiratory infection and fatal respiratory failure. Infections of respiratory tract with acute respiratory failure are the most common reason for hospitalizations, and pneumonia is among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The settin...
Source: Acta Myologica - October 11, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Novella Carannante Anna Annunziata Antonietta Coppola Francesca Simioli Antonella Marotta Mariano Bernardo Eugenio Piscitelli Pasquale Imitazione Giuseppe Fiorentino Source Type: research

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on rehabilitation setting. Part 1: professionals' views on the changes in routine care provided by a rehabilitation centre for patients with muscle diseases
We present the preliminary results of a survey aiming to explore the staff views on the changes in the care provided by the Gaetano Torre Rehabilitation Centre, and, the impact of these changes on professionals, patients and their families. The survey was carried out using an open-ended questionnaire including six-items, on the practical and psychological aspects emerged during the pandemic in relation to the healthcare services provided by the Centre and to the patients/caregivers conditions. The participants, most of them physiotherapists, highlighted 169 aspects emerging in the pandemic, 48.5% referring to the resources...
Source: Acta Myologica - October 11, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Giulia Citarelli Ciro Garofalo Maria Grazia Esposito Vito Torre Lorenza Magliano Luisa Politano Source Type: research

Non-invasive mechanical ventilation as an alternative respiratory support during gastrostomy tube placement, in a patient with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, 24/24 hours ventilation dependent
This report confirms how the use of NIV can support alveolar ventilation, before, during and after mini-invasive procedures, and prevent respiratory complications.PMID:34632296 | PMC:PMC8489166 | DOI:10.36185/2532-1900-055 (Source: Acta Myologica)
Source: Acta Myologica - October 11, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Anna Annunziata Rosa Cauteruccio Emilio di Costanzo Giuseppe Fiorentino Source Type: research

Unmet needs on the management of COVID-19 vaccination in patients with neuromuscular disorders
Acta Myol. 2021 Sep 30;40(3):113-115. doi: 10.36185/2532-1900-051. eCollection 2021 Sep.ABSTRACTCOVID-19 outbreak has quickly reached alarming morbidity and mortality with vaccines being the only weapon to fight. Although the critical situation, no international guidelines on the vaccination management of patients with neuromuscular disorders (NMDs) has still been issued. We aimed to address some unmet needs about the management of COVID-19 vaccination in patients with NMDs.PMID:34632292 | PMC:PMC8489168 | DOI:10.36185/2532-1900-051 (Source: Acta Myologica)
Source: Acta Myologica - October 11, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Vincenzo Russo Luisa Politano Source Type: research

Reproducibility of manual segmentation in muscle imaging
DISCUSSION: Following specific recommendations such as these ones derived from our single-center experience leads to an overall high reproducibility of manual muscle segmentation and is helpful in improving both intra-operator and inter-operator reproducibility in less experienced operators.PMID:34632293 | PMC:PMC8489167 | DOI:10.36185/2532-1900-052 (Source: Acta Myologica)
Source: Acta Myologica - October 11, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Shaun Ivan Muzic Matteo Paoletti Francesca Solazzo Eugenio Belatti Raimondo Vitale Niels Bergsland Stefano Bastianello Anna Pichiecchio Source Type: research

Diagnosis and treatment of pneumonia, a common cause of respiratory failure in patients with neuromuscular disorders
Acta Myol. 2021 Sep 30;40(3):124-131. doi: 10.36185/2532-1900-053. eCollection 2021 Sep.ABSTRACTPatients with neuromuscular diseases, during their illness are more susceptible to respiratory infections due to predisposing factors. Ineffective cough and the presence of atelectasis and hypoventilation, dysphagia and drooling can represent risk factors for the development of respiratory infection and fatal respiratory failure. Infections of respiratory tract with acute respiratory failure are the most common reason for hospitalizations, and pneumonia is among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The settin...
Source: Acta Myologica - October 11, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Novella Carannante Anna Annunziata Antonietta Coppola Francesca Simioli Antonella Marotta Mariano Bernardo Eugenio Piscitelli Pasquale Imitazione Giuseppe Fiorentino Source Type: research

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on rehabilitation setting. Part 1: professionals' views on the changes in routine care provided by a rehabilitation centre for patients with muscle diseases
We present the preliminary results of a survey aiming to explore the staff views on the changes in the care provided by the Gaetano Torre Rehabilitation Centre, and, the impact of these changes on professionals, patients and their families. The survey was carried out using an open-ended questionnaire including six-items, on the practical and psychological aspects emerged during the pandemic in relation to the healthcare services provided by the Centre and to the patients/caregivers conditions. The participants, most of them physiotherapists, highlighted 169 aspects emerging in the pandemic, 48.5% referring to the resources...
Source: Acta Myologica - October 11, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Giulia Citarelli Ciro Garofalo Maria Grazia Esposito Vito Torre Lorenza Magliano Luisa Politano Source Type: research

Non-invasive mechanical ventilation as an alternative respiratory support during gastrostomy tube placement, in a patient with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, 24/24 hours ventilation dependent
This report confirms how the use of NIV can support alveolar ventilation, before, during and after mini-invasive procedures, and prevent respiratory complications.PMID:34632296 | PMC:PMC8489166 | DOI:10.36185/2532-1900-055 (Source: Acta Myologica)
Source: Acta Myologica - October 11, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Anna Annunziata Rosa Cauteruccio Emilio di Costanzo Giuseppe Fiorentino Source Type: research

Unmet needs on the management of COVID-19 vaccination in patients with neuromuscular disorders
Acta Myol. 2021 Sep 30;40(3):113-115. doi: 10.36185/2532-1900-051. eCollection 2021 Sep.ABSTRACTCOVID-19 outbreak has quickly reached alarming morbidity and mortality with vaccines being the only weapon to fight. Although the critical situation, no international guidelines on the vaccination management of patients with neuromuscular disorders (NMDs) has still been issued. We aimed to address some unmet needs about the management of COVID-19 vaccination in patients with NMDs.PMID:34632292 | PMC:PMC8489168 | DOI:10.36185/2532-1900-051 (Source: Acta Myologica)
Source: Acta Myologica - October 11, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Vincenzo Russo Luisa Politano Source Type: research

Reproducibility of manual segmentation in muscle imaging
DISCUSSION: Following specific recommendations such as these ones derived from our single-center experience leads to an overall high reproducibility of manual muscle segmentation and is helpful in improving both intra-operator and inter-operator reproducibility in less experienced operators.PMID:34632293 | PMC:PMC8489167 | DOI:10.36185/2532-1900-052 (Source: Acta Myologica)
Source: Acta Myologica - October 11, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Shaun Ivan Muzic Matteo Paoletti Francesca Solazzo Eugenio Belatti Raimondo Vitale Niels Bergsland Stefano Bastianello Anna Pichiecchio Source Type: research

Diagnosis and treatment of pneumonia, a common cause of respiratory failure in patients with neuromuscular disorders
Acta Myol. 2021 Sep 30;40(3):124-131. doi: 10.36185/2532-1900-053. eCollection 2021 Sep.ABSTRACTPatients with neuromuscular diseases, during their illness are more susceptible to respiratory infections due to predisposing factors. Ineffective cough and the presence of atelectasis and hypoventilation, dysphagia and drooling can represent risk factors for the development of respiratory infection and fatal respiratory failure. Infections of respiratory tract with acute respiratory failure are the most common reason for hospitalizations, and pneumonia is among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The settin...
Source: Acta Myologica - October 11, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Novella Carannante Anna Annunziata Antonietta Coppola Francesca Simioli Antonella Marotta Mariano Bernardo Eugenio Piscitelli Pasquale Imitazione Giuseppe Fiorentino Source Type: research

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on rehabilitation setting. Part 1: professionals' views on the changes in routine care provided by a rehabilitation centre for patients with muscle diseases
We present the preliminary results of a survey aiming to explore the staff views on the changes in the care provided by the Gaetano Torre Rehabilitation Centre, and, the impact of these changes on professionals, patients and their families. The survey was carried out using an open-ended questionnaire including six-items, on the practical and psychological aspects emerged during the pandemic in relation to the healthcare services provided by the Centre and to the patients/caregivers conditions. The participants, most of them physiotherapists, highlighted 169 aspects emerging in the pandemic, 48.5% referring to the resources...
Source: Acta Myologica - October 11, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Giulia Citarelli Ciro Garofalo Maria Grazia Esposito Vito Torre Lorenza Magliano Luisa Politano Source Type: research

Non-invasive mechanical ventilation as an alternative respiratory support during gastrostomy tube placement, in a patient with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, 24/24 hours ventilation dependent
This report confirms how the use of NIV can support alveolar ventilation, before, during and after mini-invasive procedures, and prevent respiratory complications.PMID:34632296 | PMC:PMC8489166 | DOI:10.36185/2532-1900-055 (Source: Acta Myologica)
Source: Acta Myologica - October 11, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Anna Annunziata Rosa Cauteruccio Emilio di Costanzo Giuseppe Fiorentino Source Type: research

Unmet needs on the management of COVID-19 vaccination in patients with neuromuscular disorders
Acta Myol. 2021 Sep 30;40(3):113-115. doi: 10.36185/2532-1900-051. eCollection 2021 Sep.ABSTRACTCOVID-19 outbreak has quickly reached alarming morbidity and mortality with vaccines being the only weapon to fight. Although the critical situation, no international guidelines on the vaccination management of patients with neuromuscular disorders (NMDs) has still been issued. We aimed to address some unmet needs about the management of COVID-19 vaccination in patients with NMDs.PMID:34632292 | PMC:PMC8489168 | DOI:10.36185/2532-1900-051 (Source: Acta Myologica)
Source: Acta Myologica - October 11, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Vincenzo Russo Luisa Politano Source Type: research

Reproducibility of manual segmentation in muscle imaging
DISCUSSION: Following specific recommendations such as these ones derived from our single-center experience leads to an overall high reproducibility of manual muscle segmentation and is helpful in improving both intra-operator and inter-operator reproducibility in less experienced operators.PMID:34632293 | PMC:PMC8489167 | DOI:10.36185/2532-1900-052 (Source: Acta Myologica)
Source: Acta Myologica - October 11, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Shaun Ivan Muzic Matteo Paoletti Francesca Solazzo Eugenio Belatti Raimondo Vitale Niels Bergsland Stefano Bastianello Anna Pichiecchio Source Type: research

Diagnosis and treatment of pneumonia, a common cause of respiratory failure in patients with neuromuscular disorders
Acta Myol. 2021 Sep 30;40(3):124-131. doi: 10.36185/2532-1900-053. eCollection 2021 Sep.ABSTRACTPatients with neuromuscular diseases, during their illness are more susceptible to respiratory infections due to predisposing factors. Ineffective cough and the presence of atelectasis and hypoventilation, dysphagia and drooling can represent risk factors for the development of respiratory infection and fatal respiratory failure. Infections of respiratory tract with acute respiratory failure are the most common reason for hospitalizations, and pneumonia is among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The settin...
Source: Acta Myologica - October 11, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Novella Carannante Anna Annunziata Antonietta Coppola Francesca Simioli Antonella Marotta Mariano Bernardo Eugenio Piscitelli Pasquale Imitazione Giuseppe Fiorentino Source Type: research

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on rehabilitation setting. Part 1: professionals' views on the changes in routine care provided by a rehabilitation centre for patients with muscle diseases
We present the preliminary results of a survey aiming to explore the staff views on the changes in the care provided by the Gaetano Torre Rehabilitation Centre, and, the impact of these changes on professionals, patients and their families. The survey was carried out using an open-ended questionnaire including six-items, on the practical and psychological aspects emerged during the pandemic in relation to the healthcare services provided by the Centre and to the patients/caregivers conditions. The participants, most of them physiotherapists, highlighted 169 aspects emerging in the pandemic, 48.5% referring to the resources...
Source: Acta Myologica - October 11, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Giulia Citarelli Ciro Garofalo Maria Grazia Esposito Vito Torre Lorenza Magliano Luisa Politano Source Type: research

Non-invasive mechanical ventilation as an alternative respiratory support during gastrostomy tube placement, in a patient with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, 24/24 hours ventilation dependent
This report confirms how the use of NIV can support alveolar ventilation, before, during and after mini-invasive procedures, and prevent respiratory complications.PMID:34632296 | PMC:PMC8489166 | DOI:10.36185/2532-1900-055 (Source: Acta Myologica)
Source: Acta Myologica - October 11, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Anna Annunziata Rosa Cauteruccio Emilio di Costanzo Giuseppe Fiorentino Source Type: research

Unmet needs on the management of COVID-19 vaccination in patients with neuromuscular disorders
Acta Myol. 2021 Sep 30;40(3):113-115. doi: 10.36185/2532-1900-051. eCollection 2021 Sep.ABSTRACTCOVID-19 outbreak has quickly reached alarming morbidity and mortality with vaccines being the only weapon to fight. Although the critical situation, no international guidelines on the vaccination management of patients with neuromuscular disorders (NMDs) has still been issued. We aimed to address some unmet needs about the management of COVID-19 vaccination in patients with NMDs.PMID:34632292 | PMC:PMC8489168 | DOI:10.36185/2532-1900-051 (Source: Acta Myologica)
Source: Acta Myologica - October 11, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Vincenzo Russo Luisa Politano Source Type: research

Reproducibility of manual segmentation in muscle imaging
DISCUSSION: Following specific recommendations such as these ones derived from our single-center experience leads to an overall high reproducibility of manual muscle segmentation and is helpful in improving both intra-operator and inter-operator reproducibility in less experienced operators.PMID:34632293 | PMC:PMC8489167 | DOI:10.36185/2532-1900-052 (Source: Acta Myologica)
Source: Acta Myologica - October 11, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Shaun Ivan Muzic Matteo Paoletti Francesca Solazzo Eugenio Belatti Raimondo Vitale Niels Bergsland Stefano Bastianello Anna Pichiecchio Source Type: research

Diagnosis and treatment of pneumonia, a common cause of respiratory failure in patients with neuromuscular disorders
Acta Myol. 2021 Sep 30;40(3):124-131. doi: 10.36185/2532-1900-053. eCollection 2021 Sep.ABSTRACTPatients with neuromuscular diseases, during their illness are more susceptible to respiratory infections due to predisposing factors. Ineffective cough and the presence of atelectasis and hypoventilation, dysphagia and drooling can represent risk factors for the development of respiratory infection and fatal respiratory failure. Infections of respiratory tract with acute respiratory failure are the most common reason for hospitalizations, and pneumonia is among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The settin...
Source: Acta Myologica - October 11, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Novella Carannante Anna Annunziata Antonietta Coppola Francesca Simioli Antonella Marotta Mariano Bernardo Eugenio Piscitelli Pasquale Imitazione Giuseppe Fiorentino Source Type: research

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on rehabilitation setting. Part 1: professionals' views on the changes in routine care provided by a rehabilitation centre for patients with muscle diseases
We present the preliminary results of a survey aiming to explore the staff views on the changes in the care provided by the Gaetano Torre Rehabilitation Centre, and, the impact of these changes on professionals, patients and their families. The survey was carried out using an open-ended questionnaire including six-items, on the practical and psychological aspects emerged during the pandemic in relation to the healthcare services provided by the Centre and to the patients/caregivers conditions. The participants, most of them physiotherapists, highlighted 169 aspects emerging in the pandemic, 48.5% referring to the resources...
Source: Acta Myologica - October 11, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Giulia Citarelli Ciro Garofalo Maria Grazia Esposito Vito Torre Lorenza Magliano Luisa Politano Source Type: research

Non-invasive mechanical ventilation as an alternative respiratory support during gastrostomy tube placement, in a patient with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, 24/24 hours ventilation dependent
This report confirms how the use of NIV can support alveolar ventilation, before, during and after mini-invasive procedures, and prevent respiratory complications.PMID:34632296 | PMC:PMC8489166 | DOI:10.36185/2532-1900-055 (Source: Acta Myologica)
Source: Acta Myologica - October 11, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Anna Annunziata Rosa Cauteruccio Emilio di Costanzo Giuseppe Fiorentino Source Type: research

Unmet needs on the management of COVID-19 vaccination in patients with neuromuscular disorders
Acta Myol. 2021 Sep 30;40(3):113-115. doi: 10.36185/2532-1900-051. eCollection 2021 Sep.ABSTRACTCOVID-19 outbreak has quickly reached alarming morbidity and mortality with vaccines being the only weapon to fight. Although the critical situation, no international guidelines on the vaccination management of patients with neuromuscular disorders (NMDs) has still been issued. We aimed to address some unmet needs about the management of COVID-19 vaccination in patients with NMDs.PMID:34632292 | PMC:PMC8489168 | DOI:10.36185/2532-1900-051 (Source: Acta Myologica)
Source: Acta Myologica - October 11, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Vincenzo Russo Luisa Politano Source Type: research

Reproducibility of manual segmentation in muscle imaging
DISCUSSION: Following specific recommendations such as these ones derived from our single-center experience leads to an overall high reproducibility of manual muscle segmentation and is helpful in improving both intra-operator and inter-operator reproducibility in less experienced operators.PMID:34632293 | PMC:PMC8489167 | DOI:10.36185/2532-1900-052 (Source: Acta Myologica)
Source: Acta Myologica - October 11, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Shaun Ivan Muzic Matteo Paoletti Francesca Solazzo Eugenio Belatti Raimondo Vitale Niels Bergsland Stefano Bastianello Anna Pichiecchio Source Type: research

Diagnosis and treatment of pneumonia, a common cause of respiratory failure in patients with neuromuscular disorders
Acta Myol. 2021 Sep 30;40(3):124-131. doi: 10.36185/2532-1900-053. eCollection 2021 Sep.ABSTRACTPatients with neuromuscular diseases, during their illness are more susceptible to respiratory infections due to predisposing factors. Ineffective cough and the presence of atelectasis and hypoventilation, dysphagia and drooling can represent risk factors for the development of respiratory infection and fatal respiratory failure. Infections of respiratory tract with acute respiratory failure are the most common reason for hospitalizations, and pneumonia is among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The settin...
Source: Acta Myologica - October 11, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Novella Carannante Anna Annunziata Antonietta Coppola Francesca Simioli Antonella Marotta Mariano Bernardo Eugenio Piscitelli Pasquale Imitazione Giuseppe Fiorentino Source Type: research

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on rehabilitation setting. Part 1: professionals' views on the changes in routine care provided by a rehabilitation centre for patients with muscle diseases
We present the preliminary results of a survey aiming to explore the staff views on the changes in the care provided by the Gaetano Torre Rehabilitation Centre, and, the impact of these changes on professionals, patients and their families. The survey was carried out using an open-ended questionnaire including six-items, on the practical and psychological aspects emerged during the pandemic in relation to the healthcare services provided by the Centre and to the patients/caregivers conditions. The participants, most of them physiotherapists, highlighted 169 aspects emerging in the pandemic, 48.5% referring to the resources...
Source: Acta Myologica - October 11, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Giulia Citarelli Ciro Garofalo Maria Grazia Esposito Vito Torre Lorenza Magliano Luisa Politano Source Type: research

Non-invasive mechanical ventilation as an alternative respiratory support during gastrostomy tube placement, in a patient with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, 24/24 hours ventilation dependent
This report confirms how the use of NIV can support alveolar ventilation, before, during and after mini-invasive procedures, and prevent respiratory complications.PMID:34632296 | PMC:PMC8489166 | DOI:10.36185/2532-1900-055 (Source: Acta Myologica)
Source: Acta Myologica - October 11, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Anna Annunziata Rosa Cauteruccio Emilio di Costanzo Giuseppe Fiorentino Source Type: research

Unmet needs on the management of COVID-19 vaccination in patients with neuromuscular disorders
Acta Myol. 2021 Sep 30;40(3):113-115. doi: 10.36185/2532-1900-051. eCollection 2021 Sep.ABSTRACTCOVID-19 outbreak has quickly reached alarming morbidity and mortality with vaccines being the only weapon to fight. Although the critical situation, no international guidelines on the vaccination management of patients with neuromuscular disorders (NMDs) has still been issued. We aimed to address some unmet needs about the management of COVID-19 vaccination in patients with NMDs.PMID:34632292 | PMC:PMC8489168 | DOI:10.36185/2532-1900-051 (Source: Acta Myologica)
Source: Acta Myologica - October 11, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Vincenzo Russo Luisa Politano Source Type: research

Reproducibility of manual segmentation in muscle imaging
DISCUSSION: Following specific recommendations such as these ones derived from our single-center experience leads to an overall high reproducibility of manual muscle segmentation and is helpful in improving both intra-operator and inter-operator reproducibility in less experienced operators.PMID:34632293 | PMC:PMC8489167 | DOI:10.36185/2532-1900-052 (Source: Acta Myologica)
Source: Acta Myologica - October 11, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Shaun Ivan Muzic Matteo Paoletti Francesca Solazzo Eugenio Belatti Raimondo Vitale Niels Bergsland Stefano Bastianello Anna Pichiecchio Source Type: research

Diagnosis and treatment of pneumonia, a common cause of respiratory failure in patients with neuromuscular disorders
Acta Myol. 2021 Sep 30;40(3):124-131. doi: 10.36185/2532-1900-053. eCollection 2021 Sep.ABSTRACTPatients with neuromuscular diseases, during their illness are more susceptible to respiratory infections due to predisposing factors. Ineffective cough and the presence of atelectasis and hypoventilation, dysphagia and drooling can represent risk factors for the development of respiratory infection and fatal respiratory failure. Infections of respiratory tract with acute respiratory failure are the most common reason for hospitalizations, and pneumonia is among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The settin...
Source: Acta Myologica - October 11, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Novella Carannante Anna Annunziata Antonietta Coppola Francesca Simioli Antonella Marotta Mariano Bernardo Eugenio Piscitelli Pasquale Imitazione Giuseppe Fiorentino Source Type: research

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on rehabilitation setting. Part 1: professionals' views on the changes in routine care provided by a rehabilitation centre for patients with muscle diseases
We present the preliminary results of a survey aiming to explore the staff views on the changes in the care provided by the Gaetano Torre Rehabilitation Centre, and, the impact of these changes on professionals, patients and their families. The survey was carried out using an open-ended questionnaire including six-items, on the practical and psychological aspects emerged during the pandemic in relation to the healthcare services provided by the Centre and to the patients/caregivers conditions. The participants, most of them physiotherapists, highlighted 169 aspects emerging in the pandemic, 48.5% referring to the resources...
Source: Acta Myologica - October 11, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Giulia Citarelli Ciro Garofalo Maria Grazia Esposito Vito Torre Lorenza Magliano Luisa Politano Source Type: research

Non-invasive mechanical ventilation as an alternative respiratory support during gastrostomy tube placement, in a patient with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, 24/24 hours ventilation dependent
This report confirms how the use of NIV can support alveolar ventilation, before, during and after mini-invasive procedures, and prevent respiratory complications.PMID:34632296 | PMC:PMC8489166 | DOI:10.36185/2532-1900-055 (Source: Acta Myologica)
Source: Acta Myologica - October 11, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Anna Annunziata Rosa Cauteruccio Emilio di Costanzo Giuseppe Fiorentino Source Type: research