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ABSPIE publications

The updated list of all the lab publications can be read also at:

  • Dr Leandro Pecchia webpage: link.
  • Dr Leandro Pecchia Google Scholar profile: link.

Selected Publications

2021

  • Journal
  1. Federici, C., & Torbica, A. (2021). Expanding the Role of Early Health Economic Modelling in Evaluation of Health Technologies Comment on" Problems and Promises of Health Technologies: The Role of Early Health Economic Modeling". International Journal of Health Policy and Management, 10(2), 102. view
  2. Drummond, M., Federici, C., Busink, E., Apel, C., Kendzia, D., & Brouwer, W. (2021). Performance-based risk-sharing agreements in renal care: current experience and future prospects. Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research. view
  3. Jossou TR, Et-tahir A, Tahori Z, El Ouadi A, Medenou D, Bybi A, Fagbemi L, Sbihi M, Piaggio D. Electrodes in external electrohysterography: a systematic literature review. Biophysical Reviews. 2021 May 9:1-1. view
  4. Jossou TR, Aziz ET, Medenou D, Bybi A, Fagbemi L, Sbihi M, Piaggio D. Methods to distinguish labour and pregnancy contractions: a systematic literature review. Health and Technology. 2021 May 13:1-3. view
  5. Piaggio D., Namm G., Melillo P, Simonelli F., Iadanza E., Pecchia L., (accepted May 2021), Pupillometry via smartphone for low-resource settings, Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering
  6. Martinez-Ríosa E, Montesinosa L, Alfaro-Poncea M, Pecchia L (Accepted May 2021), A review of machine learning in hypertension detection and blood pressure estimation based on clinical and physiological data, Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, 68 (2021), view
  7. Dimauro G, Bevilacqua V, Pecchia L (2021), Bioelectronic Technologies and Artificial Intelligence for Medical Diagnosis and Healthcare, Electronics, 10(11), 1242. View
  8. Maccaro A, Piaggio D, Pagliara S, Pecchia L, (Accepted May 2021) The role of ethics in science. A systematic literature review starting from the first wave of Covid-19, Health and Technology, view
  9. Komarzynski Sandra, Wreglesworth Nicholas I, Griffiths Dawn , Pecchia L, Subbe Christian P., Hughes Stephen F, Davies Elin H., Innominato Pasquale F, (2021) Embracing Change: Learnings from implementing multidimensional digital remote monitoring in oncology patients at a district general hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic. JCO Clinical Cancer Informatics, 5 (2021) 216-220. View
  10. Castaldo R, Cavalieri C, Soricelli A, Salvatore M, Pecchia L and Franzese M (2021) Machine learning for prostate cancer diagnosis: a systematic literature review of radiomic and genomic method performance, Journal of Medical Internet Research, Vol 23 (4), View
  11. Castaldo R., Chappell M. J., Byrne H., Innominato P. F., Hughes S., Pescapè A. and Pecchia L. (2021). Detection of melatonin-onset in real settings via wearable sensors and artificial intelligence. A pilot Study. Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, 65, 2021, View
  12. Maccaro, A., Piaggio, D., Dodaro, C. A. and Pecchia, L. (2020). Mental illness in some Sub Saharan African communities: the perspective of Bioethics and transcultural nursing. Medicina e Morale, 69(4), 493-502. View

2020

  • Journal
    1. Gilardi F, De Falco F, Casasanta D, Andellini M, Gazzellini S, Petrarca M, Morocutti A, Lettori D, Ritrovato M, Castelli E, Raponi M, Magnavita N, Zaffina S. Robotic Technology in Pediatric Neurorehabilitation. A Pilot Study of Human Factors in an Italian Pediatric Hospital. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 May 17;17(10):3503. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17103503. PMID: 32429562; PMCID: PMC7277142.
    2. Castaldo R., Chappell M. J., Byrne H., Innominato F., Hughes S., Pescapè A., Pecchia L. Detection of melatonin-onset in real settings via wearable sensors and artificial intelligence. A pilot study. Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, (Accepted 06.12.2020).
    3. Maccaro A., Piaggio D., Dodaro C., Pecchia L. Illness in some Sub Saharan African communities: the perspective of Bioethics and transcultural nursing. Medicina e Morale (In Print).
    4. Andellini M, De Santis S, Nocchi F, Bassanelli E, Pecchia L, Ritrovato M. Clinical needs and technical requirements for ventilators for COVID-19 treatment critical patients: an evidence-based comparison for adult and pediatric age. Health and Technology. 2020;10(6):1403-11.View
    5. AHOUANDJINOU MH, Medenou D, Pecchia L, Houessouvo RC, Jossou TR. Modeling an Integrated Network for Remote Patient Monitoring, based on the Internet of Things for a More Preventive and Predictive Health System in West Africa. Global Clinical Engineering Journal. 2020;3(2):19-21.View
    6. Porumb, M., Iadanza, E., Massaro, S., Pecchia, L. A convolutional neural network approach to detect congestive heart failure. Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, 2020 Jan 1;55:101597. View

    7. Porumb, M, Stranges, S., Pescapà¨, A., Pecchia, L. Precision medicine and artificial intelligence : a pilot study on deep learning for hypoglycemic events detection based on ECG. Scientific Reports, 2020;10 (1), View

    8. Pecchia L, Piaggio D, Maccaro A, Formisano C, Iadanza E., The inadequacy of regulatory frameworks in time of crisis and in low-resource settings: personal protective equipment and COVID-19, Health and Technology, 2020; 1. View

    9. Iadanza E, Goretti F, Sorelli M, Melillo P, Pecchia L, Simonelli F, Gerardelli M. Automatic Detection of Genetic Diseases in Pediatric Age Using Pupillometry. IEEE Access, 2020;8(1):34949-34961, View

    10. Medenou D, Ahouandjinou MH, Piaggio D, Houessouvo RC, Pecchia L, Jossou TR. New intelligent network approach for monitoring physiological parameters: the case of Benin. Health and Technology. 2020;10(5):1311-22. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12553-020-00418-5, View

    11. Marano S., Marano M., Pecchia L., Frontiers in Hemodialysis Part II: Toward Personalized and Optimized Therapy. Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, 2020;61:102029.View

    12. Di Pietro L, Piaggio D, Oronti I, Maccaro A, Houessouvo RC , Medenou D, De Maria C, Pecchia L, Ahluwalia A. A framework for assessing healthcare facilities in low-resource settings: field studies in Benin and Uganda. Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering, 2020;40(4):526-34.View

    13. Pirc E, Federici C, Bošnjak M, Perić B, Reberšek M, Pecchia L., et al. Early cost-effectiveness analysis of electrochemotherapy as a prospect treatment modality for skin melanoma. Clinical Therapeutics, 2020;42(8):1535-48.View

    14. Porumb M., Corbin G, Hatterslay J, Pecchia L., Nocturnal Low Glucose Detection in Healthy, Elderly from one-lead ECG using Convolutional Denoising Autoencoders. Biomedical Signal Processing and Control. 2020;62:102054.View

  • Book Chapters
    1. Pecchia L, Piaggio D. Evidence generation in medicine. In Clinical Engineering Handbook 2020 (pp. 818-820). Academic Press. View
    2. Montesinos L, Pecchia L. Systematic literature review and meta-analysis: The case of medical devices and medical locations. Clinical Engineering Handbook 2020 (pp. 821-828). Academic Press. View
    3. Frize M, Easty A, Polisena J, Trbovich P, Iadanza E, Pecchia L. Patient safety revisited. In Clinical Engineering Handbook 2020 (pp. 330-334). Academic Press. View
    4. Castaldo R, Federici C, Pecchia L. Early stage healthcare technology assessment. In Clinical Engineering Handbook 2020 (pp. 799-806). Academic Press. View
    5. Pecchia L, Piaggio D, Pallikarakis N, Iadanza E. Health technology assessment teaching for BME. In Clinical Engineering Handbook 2020 (pp. 832-835). Academic Press. View
    6. Ritrovato M., Andellini M., di Mauro R. Hospital based health technology Assessment. In Clinical Engineering Handbook 2020 (pp. 812-817). Academic Press. View

2019

  • Journal
    1. Castaldo R., Montesinos L., Melillo P., James C. and Pecchia L. Ultra-short term HRV features as surrogates of short term HRV: a case study on mental stress detection in real life. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. 2019; 19:12 https://rdcu.be/bhojt
    2. Bracale, U., Melillo, P., Piaggio, D., Pecchia, L., Cuccurullo, D., Milone, M., ... & Stabilini, C. (2019). Is Shouldice the best NON-MESH inguinal hernia repair technique? A systematic review and network metanalysis of randomized controlled trials comparing Shouldice and Desarda. International Journal of Surgery. International Journal of Surgery. 2019; 62: 12-21. doi:10.1016/j.ijsu.2019.01.001
    3. Medenou, D., Fagbemi, L. A., Houessouvo, R. C., Jossou, T. R., Ahouandjinou, M. H., Piaggio, D., ... & Pecchia, L. Medical devices in Sub-Saharan Africa: optimal assistance via a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) in Benin. Health and Technology. 2019; 1-14. doi: 10.1007/s12553-018-00283-3
    4. Pecchia L. , Pallikarakis N., Magjarević R., Iadanza E. Health Technology Assessment and Biomedical Engineering: global trends, gaps and opportunities. Medical Engineering & Physics. 2019; 72: 19-26 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.medengphy.2019.08.008
    5. Badnjević A, Pokvić LG, Hasičić M, Bandić L, Mašetić Z, Kovačević Ž, Kevrić J, Pecchia L. Evidence-based clinical engineering: machine learning algorithms for prediction of defibrillator performance. Biomedical Signal Processing and Control. 2019;54:101629. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bspc.2019.101629
    6. Massaro S., Pecchia L. Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Analysis: A Methodology for Organizational Neuroscience. Organizational Research Methods. 2019; 22(1): 354-393, https://doi.org/10.1177/1094428116681072 

2018

  • Journal
    1. Montesinos L., Castaldo R., Pecchia L. (2018). On the use of approximate entropy and sample entropy with centre of pressure time-series. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 15(1), 116 Link
    2. Montesinos L, Castaldo R, Cappuccio FP, Pecchia L (2018) Day-to-day variations in sleep quality affect standing balance in healthy adults, Scientific Reports, 8(1). https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-36053-4
    3. Medenou D., Fagbemi L.A., Houessouvo R.C., Jossou T.R., Ahouandjinou M.H., Piaggio D, Kinnouezan C.D.A., Monteiro G.A., Idrissou M.A.Y., Pecchia L, (Accepted Nov 2018) Medical Devices in Sub-Saharan Africa: optimal assistance via a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) in Benin, Health and Technology.
    4. Polisena J, Castaldo R, Ciani O, Federici C, Borsci S, Ritrovato M, Clark D, and Pecchia L (2018). "HTA Guidelines for Medical Devices: How can We Address the Gaps? The International Federation of Medical and Biological Engineering Perspective", International Journal of Technology Assessment in Healthcare. 34(3), pp. 276-289. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0266462318000314 Link
    5. Montesinos, L., Castaldo, R., Pecchia, L., (2018) Wearable Inertial Sensors for Fall Risk Assessment and Prediction in Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems & Rehabilitation Engineering, 26(3), DOI:10.1109/TNSRE.2017.2771383, pp: 573 - 582 link
    6. Pecchia, L., Castaldo, R., Montesinos, L., & Melillo, P. (2018). Are ultra-short Heart Rate Variability features good surrogates of short term ones? State-of-the-art review and recommendations. Healthcare Technology Letters. 2018 Jun; 5(3): 94–100. Doi: 10.1049/htl.2017.0090 link
    7. Pirc, E., Pecchia, L., Reberšek, M., Serša, G., Snoj, M., Grošelj, A., & Miklvavčič, D. (2018). Study design of a medical device pre-market assessment: a case study on electrochemotherapy. Slovenian Medical Journal, 87(1-2).
  • Conferences
    1. Castaldo, R., Montesinos, L., and Pecchia, L. (2018). Ultra-short Entropy for mental stress detection. In World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, June 3-8, 2018, Prague, Czech Republic (Accepted March 2018)
    2. Montesinos, L., Castaldo, R., and Pecchia, L. (2018). Selection of entropy-measure parameters for force plate-based human balance evaluation. In World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, June 3-8, 2018, Prague, Czech Republic(Accepted March 2018)
    3. Porumb M., Castaldo, R., and Pecchia, L. (2018). Estimation of the heart rate variability features via Recurrent Neural Networks. In World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, June 3-8, 2018, Prague, Czech Republic (Accepted March 2018)
  • WHO Global Forum on Medical Devices
    1. M Conto, L Pecchia, O Ciani, N Pallikarakis, J Polisena, The International Federation of Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE) recommendations for HTA Methods Guidelines for Medical Devices: An In-Depth Dialogue, Fourth WHO Global Forum on Medical Devices, AMTZ-Kalam Convention Centre, Visakhapatnam, India, 13-15 December 2018. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2019 (WHO/MVP/EMP/2019.04). Available at: https://www.who.int/medical_devices/publications/4th_global-forum_med_dev/en/
    2. L Pecchia, N Pallikarakis, M Conto, J Polisena, E Iadanza, The Health Technology Assessment Division (HTAD) of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE): the crucial role of biomedical engineers, Fourth WHO Global Forum on Medical Devices, AMTZ-Kalam Convention Centre, Visakhapatnam, India, 13-15 December 2018. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2019 (WHO/MVP/EMP/2019.04). Available at: https://www.who.int/medical_devices/publications/4th_global-forum_med_dev/en/
    3. L Pecchia, A Hussein, A Badnjevic, C De Maria, 3D printing, “artificial intelligence and design of medical devices for low resource settings”, Fourth WHO Global Forum on Medical Devices, AMTZ-Kalam Convention Centre, Visakhapatnam, India, 13-15 December 2018. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2019 (WHO/MVP/EMP/2019.04).Available at: https://www.who.int/medical_devices/publications/4th_global-forum_med_dev/en/
    4. L Pecchia, J Polisena, AM Pavlock, ISPOR International Initiatives on the Assessment of the Value of Medical Technologies, Fourth WHO Global Forum on Medical Devices, AMTZ-Kalam Convention Centre, Visakhapatnam, India, 13-15 December 2018. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2019 (WHO/MVP/EMP/2019.04).Available at: https://www.who.int/medical_devices/publications/4th_global-forum_med_dev/en/
    5. L Pecchia, A Hussein, N. Pallikarakis, N Caputo, Harmonising medical device and medical location policies among Africa and Europe, Fourth WHO Global Forum on Medical Devices, AMTZ-Kalam Convention Centre, Visakhapatnam, India, 13-15 December 2018. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2019 (WHO/MVP/EMP/2019.04). Available at: https://www.who.int/medical_devices/publications/4th_global-forum_med_dev/en/
    6. S Bergamasco, D Williams, L Pecchia, A Hussein, Extending the lifespan of donated medical devices, Fourth WHO Global Forum on Medical Devices, AMTZ-Kalam Convention Centre, Visakhapatnam, India, 13-15 December 2018. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2019 (WHO/MVP/EMP/2019.04). Available at: https://www.who.int/medical_devices/publications/4th_global-forum_med_dev/en/
    7. L Pecchia, A Hussein, D Medenou, R Houessouvo, D Piaggio, A Maccaro “Design, assessment and maintenance of medical devices resilience to Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) working conditions: the Warwick experience”, Fourth WHO Global Forum on Medical Devices, AMTZ-Kalam Convention Centre, Visakhapatnam, India, 13-15 December 2018. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2019 (WHO/MVP/EMP/2019.04). Available at: https://www.who.int/medical_devices/publications/4th_global-forum_med_dev/en/

2017

  • Journal
    1. Castaldo, R., Melillo, P., Izzo, R., De Luca, N., & Pecchia, L. (2017). Fall prediction in hypertensive patients via short-term HRV Analysis. IEEE journal of biomedical and health informatics, 21(2), 399-406. Link
    2. Melillo, P., Orrico, A., Chirico, F., Pecchia, L., Rossi, S., Testa, F., & Simonelli, F. (2017). Identifying fallers among ophthalmic patients using classification tree methodology. PLoS one, 12(3), e0174083. Link
    3. Bracale, U., Sciuto, A., Andreuccetti, J., Merola, G., Pecchia, L., Melillo, P., & Pignata, G. (2017). Laparoscopic recurrent inguinal hernia repair during the learning curve: it can be done?. Annali italiani di chirurgia, 88, 62. Link
  • Conferences
    1. Montesinos, L., Castaldo, R., Piaggio, D., & Pecchia, L. (2017). Day-to-day variation in sleep quality and static balance: results from an exploratory study. In EMBEC & NBC 2017 (pp. 611-614). Springer, Singapore. Link
    2. Castaldo, R., Montesinos, L., Wan, T. S., Serban, A., Massaro, S., & Pecchia, L. (2017). Heart Rate Variability Analysis and Performance during a Repeated Mental Workload Task. In EMBEC & NBC 2017 (pp. 69-72). Springer, Singapore. Link
    3. Castaldo, R., Montesinos, L., Melillo, P., Massaro, S., & Pecchia, L. (2017). To What Extent Can We Shorten HRV Analysis in Wearable Sensing? A Case Study on Mental Stress Detection. In EMBEC & NBC 2017 (pp. 643-646). Springer, Singapore. Link
    4. Pecchia, L. (2017). Health Technology Assessment of Medical Devices in Low and Middle Income Countries: study design and preliminary results. In EMBEC & NBC 2017 (pp. 225-228). Springer, Singapore. Link
    5. Ciani, O., Federici, C., & Pecchia, L. (2017). The evaluation of medical devices: are we getting closer to solve the puzzle? A review of recent trends. In EMBEC & NBC 2017 (pp. 916-919). Springer, Singapore. Link
    6. Pirc, E., Pecchia, L., Serša, G., Snoj, M., Grošelj, A., Reberšek, M., & Miklavčič, D. (2017). Early stage Health Technology Assessment of Electrochemotherapy of skin-directed therapy for skin melanoma and Basal Cell Carcinoma. In EMBEC & NBC 2017 (pp. 727-730). Springer, Singapore. Link
    7. Badnjevic, Almir, et al. "Pre-classification process symptom questionnaire based on fuzzy logic for pulmonary function test cost reduction." CMBEBIH 2017. Springer, Singapore, 2017. 608-616. Link
    8. Pallikarakis, N., Magjarevic, R., Pecchia, L., & Dermitzakis, A. (2017). Biomedical Engineering Education: Need for Harmonisation. In EMBEC & NBC 2017 (pp. 888-891). Springer, Singapore. Link

2016

  • Organizational Neuroscience:
    1. Massaro, Sebastiano, and Leandro Pecchia. "Heart rate variability (HRV) analysis: A methodology for organizational neuroscience." Organizational Research Methods (2016): 1094428116681072.. Link
  • Mental Stress Detection:
    1. R. Castaldo, W. Xu, P. Melillo, and L. Pecchia, Detection of Mental Stress due to Oral Academic Examination via Ultra-short-term HRV Analysis, submitted at the 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Orlando, FL, USA, 2016. Link
  • Healthcare Technology Assessment (HTA), MCDA and User Need elicitation to inform medical device design and policy:
    1. Pecchia L, Castaldo R, Melillo P, Bracale U, Craven M, Bracale M, Early Stage Healthcare Technology Assessment, in Miniati, Iadanza, Dori,"Clinical Engineering: From Devices to Systems", Elsevier, ISBN:978012803767. Link
    2. Borsci, S., Kuljis, J., Barnett, J., & Pecchia, L. (2016). Beyond the user preferences: Aligning the prototype design to the users’ expectations. Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing & Service Industries, 26(1), 16-39. Link
    3. Meccariello, P., Castaldo, R., Montesinos, L., Guglielmelli, E., & Pecchia, L. (2016). A Matlab Tool to Support Systematic Literature Review with Meta-Analysis. In XIV Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2016 (pp. 994-996). Springer International Publishing.
    4. Castaldo, R., & Pecchia, L. (2016). Preliminary Results from a Proof of Concept Study for Fall Detection via ECG Morphology. In XIV Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2016 (pp. 205-208). Springer International Publishing.

2015

  • Prediction of Falls in the elderly:
    1. Sannino G, Melillo P, De Pietro G, Stranges S, Pecchia L, (2015) “Short term heart rate variability to predict blood pressure drops due to standing: a pilot study”, BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 2015, 15(S3):S2 doi:10.1186/1472-6947-15-S3-S2
    2. Melillo P, Jovic A, De Luca N and Pecchia L (2015) "An automatic classifier based on heart rate variability to identify fallers among hypertensive subjects", IET Healthcare Technology Letters, 2 (4): p 89-94, DOI: 10.1049/htl.2015.0012
    3. Sannino G, Melillo P, De Pietro G, Stranges S, Pecchia L, (2015) "Blood Pressure Drop Prediction by using HRV measurements in Orthostatic Hypotension", Journal of Medical Systems, 39(11):292 DOI: 10.1007/s10916-015-0292-5
  • HTA, MCDA and User Need elicitation to inform medicaol device design and policy:
    1. G. Fico, E. Gaeta, M.T. Arredondo and L. Pecchia, (2015) Analytic Hierarchy Process to define the most important factors and related technologies for empowering elderly people in taking an active role in their health, Journal of Medical Systems, 39(9) (2015): 1-7.
    2. A Petrillo, F De Felice, C Vanzanella, F Crispino, J Martin, S Morgan, M Craven, L Pecchia, "Government Policy and Health Care management: proposal of a shared decision-making model", 2015, International Journal of Management and Decision Making, 14(3), 183-204.
  • Cardiovascular Risk Assessment:
    1. P. Melillo, R. Izzo, A. Orrico, P. Scala, M. Attanasio, M. Mirra, N. De Luca, L. Pecchia (2015) "Automatic prediction of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events using Heart Rate Variability analysis", PloS one, 10(3): e0118504.
  • Mental wellbeing
    1. Castaldo, R, MelilloP, Bracale U, Caserta M, Triassi M, Pecchia L “Mental stress and HRV: systematic review with meta-analysis”, Biomedical Signal Processing and Control (2015), Volume 18, April 2015, Pages 370–377.