Pierluigi Politi

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Affiliation: University of Pavia
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Behavioral effects of omega-3 fatty acid supplementation in young adults with severe autism: an open label study
    Pierluigi Politi
    Department of Health Applied Sciences, Section of Psychiatry, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
    Arch Med Res 39:682-5. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint Randomized placebo-controlled trials of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in psychiatric disorders: a review of the current literature
    Pierluigi Politi
    Department of Health Sciences, Section of Psychiatry, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
    Curr Drug Discov Technol 10:245-53. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Development of the "Playing-in-Touch" (PiT) questionnaire: a measure of musical intouchness in people with low-functioning autism
    Pierluigi Politi
    Department of Health Sciences, Section of Psychiatry, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
    Neuro Endocrinol Lett 33:552-8. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint [Depression and stroke: an up-to-date review]
    Pierluigi Politi
    DSSAeP, Sezione di Psichiatria, Universittà di Pavia, Pavia
    Epidemiol Psichiatr Soc 15:284-94. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Association analysis of the functional Ala111Glu polymorphism of the glyoxalase I gene in panic disorder
    Pierluigi Politi
    Department of Applied Health and Behavioural Sciences, Section of Psychiatry, University of Pavia, via Bassi 21, I 27100, Pavia, Italy
    Neurosci Lett 396:163-6. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Getting old with a new heart: impact of age on depression and quality of life in long-term heart transplant recipients
    Valentina Martinelli
    DSSAeP, Section of Psychiatry, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
    J Heart Lung Transplant 26:544-8. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Depression and quality of life in patients living 10 to 18 years beyond heart transplantation
    Paolo Fusar-Poli
    DSSAeP, Sezione di Psichiatria, Università di Pavia and Servizio Psichiatrico di Diagnosi e Cura San Matteo, Pavia, Italy
    J Heart Lung Transplant 24:2269-78. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint The T393C polymorphism of the GNAS1 gene is associated with deficit schizophrenia in an Italian population sample
    Piercarlo Minoretti
    Interdepartmental Center for Research in Molecular Medicine CIRMC, University of Pavia, Viale Taramelli 24, I 27100 Pavia, Italy
    Neurosci Lett 397:159-63. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Elevated urine levels of bufotenine in patients with autistic spectrum disorders and schizophrenia
    Enzo Emanuele
    Department of Health Sciences, Section of Psychiatry, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
    Neuro Endocrinol Lett 31:117-21. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint QT interval duration in apparently healthy men is associated with depression-related personality trait neuroticism
    Piercarlo Minoretti
    Interdepartmental Center for Research in Molecular Medicine CIRMC, University of Pavia, Viale Taramelli, 24, I 27100 Pavia, Italy
    J Psychosom Res 61:19-23. 2006

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Publications50

  1. doi request reprint Behavioral effects of omega-3 fatty acid supplementation in young adults with severe autism: an open label study
    Pierluigi Politi
    Department of Health Applied Sciences, Section of Psychiatry, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
    Arch Med Res 39:682-5. 2008
    ..However, data on the potential benefits of omega-3 supplements in young adults with severe autism are lacking. In the present study, we sought to explore this issue in an open label study...
  2. ncbi request reprint Randomized placebo-controlled trials of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in psychiatric disorders: a review of the current literature
    Pierluigi Politi
    Department of Health Sciences, Section of Psychiatry, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
    Curr Drug Discov Technol 10:245-53. 2013
    ..Future studies in the field should examine ω-PUFAs turnover in neural membranes. Moreover, special attention should be paid to potential confounds, such as smoking and dietary habits...
  3. ncbi request reprint Development of the "Playing-in-Touch" (PiT) questionnaire: a measure of musical intouchness in people with low-functioning autism
    Pierluigi Politi
    Department of Health Sciences, Section of Psychiatry, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
    Neuro Endocrinol Lett 33:552-8. 2012
    ..There is accumulating evidence that people with autism have a particular affinity with music...
  4. ncbi request reprint [Depression and stroke: an up-to-date review]
    Pierluigi Politi
    DSSAeP, Sezione di Psichiatria, Universittà di Pavia, Pavia
    Epidemiol Psichiatr Soc 15:284-94. 2006
    ..To define the epidemiological and clinical characteristics of Post Stroke Depression (PSD) and to evaluate treatment options...
  5. ncbi request reprint Association analysis of the functional Ala111Glu polymorphism of the glyoxalase I gene in panic disorder
    Pierluigi Politi
    Department of Applied Health and Behavioural Sciences, Section of Psychiatry, University of Pavia, via Bassi 21, I 27100, Pavia, Italy
    Neurosci Lett 396:163-6. 2006
    ..While our data suggest that this polymorphism is unlikely to have a major function in the pathogenesis of panic disorder, it could play a role in the subgroup of patients without agoraphobic avoidance...
  6. ncbi request reprint Getting old with a new heart: impact of age on depression and quality of life in long-term heart transplant recipients
    Valentina Martinelli
    DSSAeP, Section of Psychiatry, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
    J Heart Lung Transplant 26:544-8. 2007
    ..The aim of the present study was to investigate the role of age on depression and quality of life in a sample of long-term heart transplant recipients...
  7. ncbi request reprint Depression and quality of life in patients living 10 to 18 years beyond heart transplantation
    Paolo Fusar-Poli
    DSSAeP, Sezione di Psichiatria, Università di Pavia and Servizio Psichiatrico di Diagnosi e Cura San Matteo, Pavia, Italy
    J Heart Lung Transplant 24:2269-78. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to advance current understanding of factors that influence long-term quality-of-life (QoL) outcomes after heart transplantation, by addressing the influence of depression on perceived health status...
  8. ncbi request reprint The T393C polymorphism of the GNAS1 gene is associated with deficit schizophrenia in an Italian population sample
    Piercarlo Minoretti
    Interdepartmental Center for Research in Molecular Medicine CIRMC, University of Pavia, Viale Taramelli 24, I 27100 Pavia, Italy
    Neurosci Lett 397:159-63. 2006
    ..06 (95% confidence interval (CI): 1.21-3.47), p=0.007]. Altogether, our data suggest that the GNAS1 T393C status could influence susceptibility for deficit schizophrenia in Italian subjects...
  9. ncbi request reprint Elevated urine levels of bufotenine in patients with autistic spectrum disorders and schizophrenia
    Enzo Emanuele
    Department of Health Sciences, Section of Psychiatry, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
    Neuro Endocrinol Lett 31:117-21. 2010
    ..We also sought to assess whether urine concentrations of this molecule may be associated with the clinical characteristics of psychiatric patients...
  10. ncbi request reprint QT interval duration in apparently healthy men is associated with depression-related personality trait neuroticism
    Piercarlo Minoretti
    Interdepartmental Center for Research in Molecular Medicine CIRMC, University of Pavia, Viale Taramelli, 24, I 27100 Pavia, Italy
    J Psychosom Res 61:19-23. 2006
    ..The question as to whether these depression-related personality domains are related to cardiac repolarization (duration of QT interval) in apparently healthy men has been addressed in this study...
  11. doi request reprint Chromosome 9p21.3 genotype is associated with vascular dementia and Alzheimer's disease
    Enzo Emanuele
    Department of Health Sciences, Section of Psychiatry, University of Pavia, via Bassi 21, Pavia, Italy
    Neurobiol Aging 32:1231-5. 2011
    ..01). Altogether, our data indicate for the first time that the C allele of rs1333049 in the vascular disease susceptibility locus is associated with VaD and LOAD, independent of traditional risk factors and the APOE ε4 genotype...
  12. ncbi request reprint A W148R mutation in the human FOXD4 gene segregating with dilated cardiomyopathy, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and suicidality
    Piercarlo Minoretti
    Interdepartmental Center for Research in Molecular Medicine CIRMC, University of Pavia, I 27100, Pavia, Italy
    Int J Mol Med 19:369-72. 2007
    ..Our present findings widen the spectrum of diseases associated with genetic aberrations in the forkhead gene family...
  13. ncbi request reprint Seasonal fluctuations in problem behaviors among young adults with autism and intellectual disability
    Marianna Boso
    Department of Health Sciences, Section of Psychiatry, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
    Med Sci Monit 16:CR213-6. 2010
    ..Acute behavioral alterations have been frequently reported in patients with autism. However, the question as to whether behavioral problems undergo seasonal variations in autism remains to be addressed...
  14. ncbi request reprint Increased dopamine DRD4 receptor mRNA expression in lymphocytes of musicians and autistic individuals: bridging the music-autism connection
    Enzo Emanuele
    Department of Applied and Psychobehavioural Sciences, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
    Neuro Endocrinol Lett 31:122-5. 2010
    ..Previous studies have suggested a pivotal role for the dopaminergic system in the psychobiology of reward, including the pleasure of music...
  15. doi request reprint Decreased NT-3 plasma levels and platelet serotonin content in patients with hypochondriasis
    Natascia Brondino
    Department of Health Sciences, Section of Psychiatry, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
    J Psychosom Res 65:435-9. 2008
    ..Although NTs have been associated to a variety of mental disorders, the potential role of NT alterations in hypochondriasis (HC) has never been investigated...
  16. ncbi request reprint Alterations of circulating endogenous secretory RAGE and S100A9 levels indicating dysfunction of the AGE-RAGE axis in autism
    Marianna Boso
    Department of Applied Health and Behavioural Sciences, Section of Psychiatry, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
    Neurosci Lett 410:169-73. 2006
    ..34). Our results of a significantly reduced peripheral level of esRAGE coupled with elevated S100A9 point to a subtle but definite dysfunction of the AGEs/RAGE axis in autism that could play a role in the pathophysiology of this disorder...
  17. doi request reprint Increased serum levels of high mobility group box 1 protein in patients with autistic disorder
    Enzo Emanuele
    Department of Health Sciences, Section of Psychiatry, University of Pavia, via Bassi, 21, I 27100, Pavia, Italy
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 34:681-3. 2010
    ..The objective of the present study was to measure serum levels of HMGB1 in patients with autistic disorder and to study their relationship with clinical characteristics...
  18. doi request reprint Serum levels of vascular endothelial growth factor and its receptors in patients with severe autism
    Enzo Emanuele
    Department of Health Sciences, Section of Psychiatry, University of Pavia, via Bassi, 21, I 27100, Pavia, Italy
    Clin Biochem 43:317-9. 2010
    ..To study vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and its soluble receptors sVEGFR-1 and -2 in autism...
  19. ncbi request reprint Effect of long-term interactive music therapy on behavior profile and musical skills in young adults with severe autism
    Marianna Boso
    Department of Health Sciences, Section of Psychiatry, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
    J Altern Complement Med 13:709-12. 2007
    ..Data on the potential behavioral effects of music therapy in autism are scarce...
  20. doi request reprint Determinants of quality of life in Marfan syndrome
    Paolo Fusar-Poli
    DSSAeP, Sezione di Psichiatria, Universita di Pavia, Pavia, Italy
    Psychosomatics 49:243-8. 2008
    ..Marfan syndrome (MFS) is a rare, heritable disorder that affects connective tissue. Men and women are equally affected. Clinical manifestations involve multiple sites, especially bones and ligaments and heart and blood vessels...
  21. doi request reprint Lifestyles and cardiovascular risk in individuals with functional psychoses
    Paolo Fusar-Poli
    Department of Psychobehavioural Health Sciences, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
    Perspect Psychiatr Care 45:87-99. 2009
    ..This study aims to examine known determinants of cardiovascular risk in Italian patients with functional psychoses...
  22. ncbi request reprint Reduced plasma apelin levels in patients with autistic spectrum disorder
    Marianna Boso
    Department of Health Sciences, Section of Psychiatry, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
    Arch Med Res 38:70-4. 2007
    ..Aims of the present study were to investigate circulating levels of apelin in patients with ASD and to assess their correlation with plasma AVP concentrations...
  23. doi request reprint Serum levels of soluble receptor for advanced glycation endproducts (sRAGE) in patients with different psychiatric disorders
    Enzo Emanuele
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
    Neurosci Lett 487:99-102. 2011
    ..Although subject to future confirmation, our findings suggest that the reduced serum sRAGE may contribute to increased cardiovascular risk in schizophrenia and major depression...
  24. ncbi request reprint Elevated plasma levels of lipoprotein(a) in psychiatric patients: a possible contribution to increased vascular risk
    Enzo Emanuele
    Molecular Medicine Laboratory, Clinica Medica 2, IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, University of Pavia, Piazzale Golgi, 2, 27100 Pavia, Italy
    Eur Psychiatry 21:129-33. 2006
    ..On the other hand, no differences were found among personality disorder and controls. Our findings suggest that the elevation of plasma Lp(a) may contribute to increased cardiovascular risk in several patients with psychiatric disorders...
  25. ncbi request reprint Italian translation, cultural adaptation and validation of KDQOL-SF, version 1.3, in patients with severe renal failure
    Catherine Klersy
    Unit of Biometry and Clinical Epidemiology, IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy
    J Nephrol 20:43-51. 2007
    ..This study aims to confirm the reliability and validity of the KDQOL-SF in its Italian version. Cultural adaptation of such an instrument to assess quality of life of patients with chronic kidney disease is a major challenge...
  26. ncbi request reprint Biochemical markers of impending psychosis
    Enzo Emanuele
    Department of Health Sciences, Section of Psychiatry, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
    Curr Pharm Des 18:505-9. 2012
    ..We will also examine the practical issues that seem to be limiting the effective integration of biomarkers into clinical development...
  27. doi request reprint Low-grade endotoxemia in patients with severe autism
    Enzo Emanuele
    Department of Health Sciences, Section of Psychiatry, University of Pavia, via Bassi, 21, I 27100, Pavia, Italy
    Neurosci Lett 471:162-5. 2010
    ..Whether increased endotoxin may contribute to the pathophysiology of inflammation and impaired reciprocal social interaction in autism should be further explored in future studies...
  28. doi request reprint Exploring musical taste in severely autistic subjects: preliminary data
    Marianna Boso
    Department of Applied Health and Behavioral Sciences, Section of Psychiatry, University of Pavia, via Bassi 21, 27100 Pavia, Italy
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1169:332-5. 2009
    ..Both groups significantly preferred the musical task and the pleasant music condition. No difference between groups was detected. Results demonstrate that severely autistic subjects share with healthy people the same musical preferences...
  29. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of self-reported childhood abuse in psychosis: a meta-analysis of retrospective studies
    Ilaria Bonoldi
    Department of Psychosis Studies, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, De Crespigny Park 16, SE58AF London, UK Section of Psychiatry, Department of Brain and Behavioral Sciences, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
    Psychiatry Res 210:8-15. 2013
    ..It is our opinion that clinicians should be trained and skilled to carefully investigate childhood abuse in psychosis. ..
  30. ncbi request reprint Effect of omega-3 fatty acids supplementation on depressive symptoms and on health-related quality of life in the treatment of elderly women with depression: a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial
    Mariangela Rondanelli
    Department of Applied Health Sciences, Section of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy or
    J Am Coll Nutr 29:55-64. 2010
    ..The authors investigated whether a supplement containing long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 LCPUFA) improves depressive symptoms and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in depressed elderly patients...
  31. ncbi request reprint Anti-depressive therapies after heart transplantation
    Paolo Fusar-Poli
    Department of Applied and Psychobehavioural Sciences, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
    J Heart Lung Transplant 25:785-93. 2006
    ..To date, no review has explored the efficacy and safety of pharmacologic or psychologic interventions in this patient group...
  32. ncbi request reprint Circulating levels of soluble CD26 are associated with phobic anxiety in women
    Enzo Emanuele
    Interdepartmental Center for Research in Molecular Medicine CIRMC, University of Pavia, Viale Taramelli, 24, I 27100, Pavia, Italy
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 30:1334-6. 2006
    ..31 (95% CI: 0.18-0.74) for the second and 0.47 (95% CI: 0.34-0.63) for the third tertile. Altogether, our data suggest that reduced plasma sCD26 concentrations could be a marker of high levels of phobic anxiety in women...
  33. ncbi request reprint Elevated plasma N-terminal ProBNP levels in unmedicated patients with major depressive disorder
    Pierluigi Politi
    Department of Applied Health and Behavioural Sciences, Section of Psychiatry, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
    Neurosci Lett 417:322-5. 2007
    ..422, P=0.008) between plasma NT-proBNP and HAMD scores. Altogether, our results indicate that elevated NT-proBNP levels may play a role in linking MDD with increased cardiovascular risk...
  34. pmc Curcumin as a therapeutic agent in dementia: a mini systematic review of human studies
    Natascia Brondino
    Department of Brain and Behavioral Sciences, University of Pavia, via Bassi 21, 27100 Pavia, Italy
    ScientificWorldJournal 2014:174282. 2014
    ..Of note, short-term use of curcumin appears to be safe. Several reasons could be responsible for the discrepancy between in vitro and in vivo findings and human trials, such as low bioavailability and poor study design. ..
  35. ncbi request reprint Neurophysiology and neurobiology of the musical experience
    Marianna Boso
    Department of Applied and Psychobehavioural Health Sciences, Section of Psychiatry, University of Pavia, Italy
    Funct Neurol 21:187-91. 2006
    ..This need should be addressed through prospective, randomized, controlled, single-blinded investigations of the short- and long-term effects of music therapy in diverse clinical conditions...
  36. doi request reprint Increased proapoptotic serum activity in patients with chronic mood disorders
    Pierluigi Politi
    Department of Applied Health and Behavioural Sciences, Section of Psychiatry, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
    Arch Med Res 39:242-5. 2008
    ..In this study, we sought to determine whether serum of patients with chronic mood disorders could directly induce apoptosis in human endothelial cells...
  37. doi request reprint Paul Eugen Bleuler and the birth of schizophrenia (1908)
    Paolo Fusar-Poli
    Department of Applied and Psychobehavioral Health Sciences, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
    Am J Psychiatry 165:1407. 2008
  38. ncbi request reprint Is cannabis neurotoxic for the healthy brain? A meta-analytical review of structural brain alterations in non-psychotic users
    Matteo Rocchetti
    Department of Psychosis Studies, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, London, UK Department of Brain and Behavioral Sciences, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
    Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 67:483-92. 2013
    ..There appears to be a need to evaluate the existing imaging data on the neuroanatomical effects of cannabis use on non-psychotic populations...
  39. pmc A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Ginkgo biloba in Neuropsychiatric Disorders: From Ancient Tradition to Modern-Day Medicine
    Natascia Brondino
    Department of Brain and Behavioral Sciences, Section of Psychiatry, University of Pavia, via Bassi 21, 27100 Pavia, Italy
    Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2013:915691. 2013
    ..e., autism, depression, anxiety, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and addiction). Our data support the use of Gb in patients with dementia and as an adjunctive therapy in schizophrenic patients...
  40. pmc A multi-element psychosocial intervention for early psychosis (GET UP PIANO TRIAL) conducted in a catchment area of 10 million inhabitants: study protocol for a pragmatic cluster randomized controlled trial
    Mirella Ruggeri
    Section of Psychiatry, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Verona and Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata Verona, Verona, Italy
    Trials 13:73. 2012
    ....
  41. doi request reprint Franco Basaglia, 1924-1980
    Giovanni de Girolamo
    Department of Applied and Psychobehavioral Health Sciences, University of Pavia, via Bassi 21, 27100 Pavia, Italy
    Am J Psychiatry 165:968. 2008
  42. ncbi request reprint Raised plasma nerve growth factor levels associated with early-stage romantic love
    Enzo Emanuele
    Interdepartmental Center for Research in Molecular Medicine, CIRMC, University of Pavia, Viale Taramelli 24, I 27100 Pavia, Italy
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 31:288-94. 2006
    ..Taken together, these findings suggest that some behavioural and/or psychological features associated with falling in love could be related to raised NGF levels in the bloodstream...
  43. pmc Socioeconomic provisions for specialist training in Italy and the UK: integrating the differences
    Paolo Fusar-Poli
    Department of Applied and Psychobehavioural Sciences, University of Pavia, via Bassi 21, 27100 Pavia, Italy
    Postgrad Med J 82:810-2. 2006
    ....
  44. ncbi request reprint Employment status, aspirations and perceptions of support amongst psychiatric service users in Pavia, Italy
    Irene Cirillo
    School of Specialisation in Psychiatry, University of Pavia, Pavia
    Epidemiol Psichiatr Soc 18:40-7. 2009
    ....
  45. ncbi request reprint Increased plasma aldosterone in patients with clinical depression
    Enzo Emanuele
    Molecular Medicine Laboratory, University of Pavia, Italy
    Arch Med Res 36:544-8. 2005
    ..The present study was designed, therefore, to be a cross-sectional investigation of plasma renin and aldosterone levels in depressed patients as compared with healthy controls with no history of psychiatric illness...
  46. ncbi request reprint Circulating levels of soluble receptor for advanced glycation end products in Alzheimer disease and vascular dementia
    Enzo Emanuele
    Molecular Medicine Laboratory, University of Pavia, IRCCS San Matteo Hospital, Pavia, Italy
    Arch Neurol 62:1734-6. 2005
    ..In addition, administration of sRAGE has been shown to reduce development of cerebral beta-amyloidosis in an Alzheimer disease mouse model...
  47. ncbi request reprint Ten years of "extended" life: quality of life among heart transplantation survivors
    Pierluigi Politi
    DSSAeP, Sezione di Psichiatria, Università di Pavia and Servizio Psichiatrico di Diagnosi e Cura, IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo Pavia, 27100 Pavia, Italy
    Transplantation 78:257-63. 2004
    ..Long-term quality of life (QOL) outcome in heart transplant recipients still remains uncertain. This study evaluates the health status and QOL of survivors with associated predictors 10 years after heart transplantation...
  48. ncbi request reprint Potential usefulness of N1,N11-diethylnorspermine to prevent suicidal behaviour
    Enzo Emanuele
    Med Hypotheses 67:192. 2006
  49. ncbi request reprint Focus on psychiatry in Italy
    Marco Piccinelli
    Unità Operativa di Psichiatria I, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Ospedale di Circolo e Fondazione Macchi di Varese, Presidio Ospedaliero del Verbano sede di Cittiglio, Via Marconi 40, Italy
    Br J Psychiatry 181:538-44. 2002
  50. ncbi request reprint Burnout in health care providers of dialysis service in Northern Italy--a multicentre study
    Catherine Klersy
    Service of Biometry and Clinical Epidemiology, IRCCS Fondazione Policlinico San Matteo, Italy
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 22:2283-90. 2007
    ..Aims of the present study were to assess and compare burnout levels in a sample of nurses and physicians working in dialysis units, and to investigate their relationships with quality of life, in a cross-sectional observational study...