YEAR 2020

  1. Gruppo di Lavoro di Bioetica COVID-19, Il Medico di Medicina Generale e la pandemia di COVID-19: alcuni aspetti di etica e di organizzazione, Rapporto ISS COVID-19, n.35/2020.
  2. Nicoli, A. Gasparetto, Italy in a Time of Emergency and Scarce Resources: The Need for Embedding Ethical Reflection in Social and Clinical Settings, Journal of Clinical Ethics 2020; 31(1); 92-94.
  3. Sattin D, Leonardi M, Picozzi M. Brain Behav. The autonomic nervous system and the brainstem: A fundamental role or the background actors for consciousness generation? Hypothesis, evidence, and future directions for rehabilitation and theoretical approaches. 2020 Jan;10(1):e01474. doi: 10.1002/brb3.1474.
  4. Roggi S, Picozzi M. Is Left Ventricular Assist Device Deactivation Ethically Acceptable? A Study on the Euthanasia Debate [published online ahead of print, 2020 Apr 6]. HEC Forum . 2020;10.1007/s10730-020-09408-6. doi:10.1007/s10730-020-09408-6
  5. Picozzi M, Gasparetto A. Clinical ethics consultation in the intensive care unit. Minerva Anestesiol 2020. doi:10.23736/S0375-9393.20.14028-8 (In Press)
  6. Gasparetto, L’etica clinica nelle realtà sanitarie italiane: status quaestionis e prospettive, in L. Alici, F. Miano (a cura di), L’etica nel futuro, Orthotes Editrice, Napoli-Salerno 2020 (In Press).
  7. Gasparetto, M. Picozzi, Il Servizio di etica clinica: cura di fine vita e trapianti d’organo, Trapianti 2020; 2: 38-43 (In Press).

YEAR 2019

  1. Roggi, J. Testa, A. Gasparetto, F. Nicoli, E. Ferioli, M. Picozzi, The criterion of proportionality in the activation of Left Ventricular Assist Device implants: the method of “four boxes” to analyze the pre-implant phase. La Clinica Terapeutica, 2019: 1; 170, e61-e67.
  2. Nicoli, P.J. Cummins, J.A. Raho, R. Porz, G. Minoja, M. Picozzi, If an acute event occurs, what should we do?” Diverse ethical approaches to decision-making in the ICU. Medicine Health Care and Philosophy, 2019: 22(3), pp.475-486.
  3. Picozzi M, Roggi S, Gasparetto A. Role of Clinical Ethics Support Services in End-of-Life Care and Organ Transplantation. Transplant Proc. 2019;51(9):2899‐2901.
  4. E.S. Zanetti, G.B. Guerrini, D. Chiesa, D. Bellandi, C. Bertelli, C. Carabellese, S. Di Meo, P. Lora Aprile, G.F. Massarelli, F. Nicoli, P. Ponton, S. Sperotto, G. Zaninetta, F. Lonati, Palliative care for the oldest old: recommendations from the first Italian Consensus Conference, Journal of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 2019;67:220-234.
  5. Picozzi, F. Nicoli, G. Biffa, T.M. De Feo, R. Pegoraro, G. Piccolo, M.A. Piga, G. Rossini, S. Vesconi, A. Limido, Tempi di attesa in dialisi per l’inserimento in lista per trapianto renale: uno studio osservazionale trasversale multicentrico nella Regione Lombardia. Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia, 2019: 36 (2).
  6. Grossi AA, Nicoli F, Picozzi M. Non-clinical criteria and wait-list registration for kidney RE-transplantation. In: On ECEN 5th and 6th Open Forum Days 2018 and 2019: Reflecting on the European Clinical Ethics Support Services. EACME Newsletter 2019
  7. Grossi AA, Nicoli F, Picozzi M. Defining the Role of Clinical Ethics Consultation in Pre-Transplant Recipient Assessment Practices. Journal of Hospital Ethics (Pubblicazione Atti 15th International Conference on Clinical Ethics Consultation – ICCEC 2019) (
  8. Gulino M, Patuzzo S, Baldelli I, Gazzaniga V, Merlo DF, Maiorana L, Murialdo G, Picozzi M, Armocida G, Cattorini P, Montaguti E, Bonometti S, Grossi AA, De Stefano F, Ciliberti R. Bioethics in Italian Medical and Healthcare Education. A pilot study. Acta Biomedica. 2019; 89(4):519-531.

YEAR 2018

  1. Bissolotti L, Nicoli F, Picozzi M. 2018. Domestic Use of the Exoskeleton for Gait Training in Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries: Ethical Dilemmas in Clinical Practice. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 12:78.
  2. Picozzi M, Gasparetto A, Nicoli F, Pegoraro R. 2018. Certification and evaluation of the clinical ethics consultant. A proposal for Italy. Ann Ist Super Sanit, 54(1):61-66.
  3. Picozzi M, Nicoli F, Ferrario O. 2017. Medical Involvement in Acts of Torture or Degrading Treatment of Human Beings: Forensic and Medical Reflections. In: Bioethics – Medical, Ethical and Legal Perspectives. (Editor: Peter A. Clark). Chapter 9, pages: 161-180, Intech
  4. Zaninetta G, Nicoli F. Picozzi M. 2017. La sedazione palliativa profonda e continua nell’imminenza della morte: aspetti clinici, giuridici ed etici. Rivista Italiana di Medicina Legale e del Diritto in campo sanitario, 2017(2): 881-886.
  5. Gasparetto A, Jox RJ, Picozzi M. 2018. The Notion of Neutrality in Clinical Ethics Consultation. Philos Ethics Humanit Med., 13(1):3. doi: 10.1186/s13010-018-0056-1

YEAR 2017

  1. Nicoli F, Armocida G, Picozzi M. 2017. Louis Pasteur and the six russian peasants: a significant french episode of XIV century. JP Journal of History of Medicine.
  2. Nicoli F, Pegoraro R, Spagnolo AG, Picozzi M. 2017. Clinical Bioethics Consultation”: an Italian training program for Clinical Ethics Consultants. International Journal of Ethics Education. DOI 10.1007/s40889-016-0025-8
  3. Nicoli F, Picozzi M. 2017. Killing or allowing someone to die: a difference defined exclusively by the criteria of “terminal”? Making decisions regarding a patient’s death. Medicina Historica, 1(1):41-48
  4. Picozzi M. 2017. Gli scopi della medicina. Bioetica.
  5. Picozzi M. 2017. Il trapianto di organi e il senso del dono. In: “Trapianti e traffico di organi nella società globale” (Editori: L. Galvagni, L. Pilati); Fondazione Bruno Kessler Press, Trento, Italy, pag. 131-142.
  6. Picozzi M, Pegoraro R. 2017. Taking Care of the Vulnerable: The Criterion of Proportionality. Am J Bioeth, 17(8):44-45.
  7. Picozzi M, Pegoraro R, Virdis A. 2017. The Duty to Vaccinate: A Cultural Challenge. Am J Bioeth, 17(4):52-53. doi:10.1080/15265161.2017.1284927

YEAR 2016

  1. Birkhoff JM, Garberi C, Re L. 2016. The behavioral variant of frontotemporal dementia: An analysis of the literature and a case report. Int J Law Psychiatry., pii: S0160-2527(16)30071-1.
  2. Borgo M, Picozzi M. 2016. The Separation Wall and the right to healthcare. Med Health Care Philos.. [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Ferioli E. 2016. A Charter of Principles and a Biobank Ethics Consultation Service as formal resources to promote an expert ethical guidance to biobank research. 2nd International Conference Exhibition on Tissue preservation and Bio-banking, 12-13 September 2016, Philadelphia. Journal of Tissue Science Engineering; 2016, Vol 7, issue 3: p.84. 10.4172/2157-7552.C1.028
  4. Giannini A, Abelli M, Azzoni G, Biancofiore G, Citterio F, Geraci P, Latronico N, Picozzi M, Procaccio F, Riccioni L, Rigotti P, Valenza F, Vesconi S, Zamperetti N; Working Group on DCD of the Italian Society of Anesthesiology, Analgesia and Intensive Care (SIAARTI), and the Italian Society for Organ Transplantation. 2016. “Why can’t I give you my organs after my heart has stopped beating?” An overview of the main clinical, organisational, ethical and legal issues concerning organ donation after circulatory death in Italy. Minerva Anestesiol. ;82(3):359-68.
  5. Licata M, Borgo M, Armocida G, Nicosia L, Ferioli E. 2016. New paleoradiological investigations of ancient human remains from North West Lombardy archaeological excavations. Skeletal Radiol., 45(3):323-331.

ANNO 2015

  1. Balbi S, Minazzi F. 2015. Il dottore e la faconda dottrina. Scavi alle fondamenta del linguaggio bioetico. Mimesis Ed.  ISBN 978-88-5752-999-8
  2. Birkhoff JM, Armocida GORe l, Torri D,  Osculati AM. 2015. Forensic Analysis of a Chiropractor Accused of Sexual Assaults on His Patients: A Case Report. AAFS 67th Annual Meeting, February 16-21, Orlando, FL, USA. Psychiatry & Behavioral Science Section.
  3. Cattorini PM. 2015. recensione a Davide Caldirola – Antonio Torresin, “I sentimenti del prete. Vangelo, affetti e vita quotidiana”, Bologna, Dehoniane, 2014. LA CIVILTA’ CATTOLICA.
  4. Re L, Birkhoff JM, Sozzi M, Andrello L, Osculati AM. 2015. The choking game: A deadly game. Analysis of two cases of “self-strangulation” in young boys and review of the literature. J Forensic Leg Med. , 30:29-33.

ANNO 2014

  1. Cattorini P. 2014. Clinical Ethics as Applied Aesthetics.  Journal of Aesthetic Education, 48(2):16-35.
  2. Licata M, Ronga M, Cherubino P, Armocida G. 2014. Different types of traumatic lesions on mediaeval skeletons from archaeological sites in Varese (North Italy): diagnosis on ante mortal fractures using macroscopic, radiological and CT analysis. Injury, 45(2):457-459.
  3. Piantanida E, Gallo D, Lombardi V, Tanda ML, Lai A, Ghezzi F, Minotto R, Tabano A, Cerati M, Azzolini C, Balbi S, Baruzzi F, Sessa F, Bartalena L. 2014. Pituitary apoplexy during pregnancy: a rare, but dangerous headache. J Endocrinol Invest., 37(9):789-797.
  4. Rocca G, Pizzorno E, Tajana L, Osculati A, Ventura F. 2014. Sudden death during medical thoracoscopy. J Forensic Leg Med., 21:38-41.

ANNO 2013

  1. Birkhoff J, Candelli C, Zeroli S, La Tegola D, Carabellese F. 2013. The “Bestie di Satana” murders. J Forensic Sci. 58(6):1660-5.
  2. Cattorini P. 2013. Doing Justice to Bioethics: The Role of Cinema. Eubios Journal of Asian and International Bioethics23(4):147-154.
  3. Cattorini P. 2013. Il desiderio di salute. Bioetica nella clinica, nella società, nello sport, Torino, Ed. Camilliane.
  4. Cattorini P. 2013. La libertà del cervello. Neuroscienze, etica e cinema. Bologna, Dehoniane.
  5. Giorgianni A, Pellegrino C, De Benedictis A, Mercuri A, Baruzzi F, Minotto R, Tabano A,Balbi S. 2013. Lhermitte-Duclos disease. A case report. Neuroradiol J., 26(6):655-660.
  6. Navone SE, Marfia G, Invernici G, Cristini S, Nava S, Balbi S, Sangiorgi S, Ciusani E, Bosutti A, Alessandri G, Slevin M, Parati EA. 2013. Isolation and expansion of human and mouse brain microvascular endothelial cells. Nat Protoc., 8(9):1680-93.
  7. Navone SE, Marfia G, Nava S, Invernici G, Cristini S, Balbi S, Sangiorgi S, Ciusani E, Bosutti A, Alessandri G, Slevin M, Parati EA. 2013. Human and mouse brain-derived endothelial cells require high levels of growth factors medium for their isolation, in vitro maintenance and survival. Vasc Cell. 5(1):10.
  8. Pizzini FB, Farace P, Manganotti P, Zoccatelli G, Bongiovanni LG, Golay X, Beltramello A, Osculati A, Bertini G, Fabene PF. 2013. Cerebral perfusion alterations in epileptic patients during peri-ictal and post-ictal phase: PASL vs DSC-MRI. Magn Reson Imaging., 31(6):1001-1005.
  9. Sangiorgi S, De Benedictis A, Protasoni M, Manelli A, Reguzzoni M, Cividini A, Dell’orbo C, Tomei G, Balbi S. 2013. Early-stage microvascular alterations of a new model of controlled cortical traumatic brain injury: 3D morphological analysis using scanning electron microscopy and corrosion casting. J Neurosurg. 118(4):763-774.http://dx.doiorg/10.3171/2012.11.JNS12627.