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The incidence of, and risk factors for, acute hepatitis A (AHA) were assessed by using data collected from the Italian surveillance system of acute viral hepatitis (SEIEVA). To this end, a case-control study within a population-based surveillance for acute viral hepatitis was performed. AHA incidence has been estimated since 1991; the association with(More)
We present a search for the standard model Higgs boson produced in association with a W boson in sqrt[s]=1.96  TeV pp collision data collected with the CDF II detector at the Tevatron corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 9.45  fb(-1). In events consistent with the decay of the Higgs boson to a bottom-quark pair and the W boson to an electron or muon(More)
In a multicentre study, influenza A/H1N1/09v 222G/N variants were more frequently detected in patients admitted to the intensive-care unit for invasive mechanical ventilation or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (10/23; 43.5%) than in patients hospitalized in other units (2/27; 7.4%) and community patients (0/81; 0.0%) (p <0.01). A significantly higher(More)
The entire nucleotide sequence of human T-cell lymphotropic virus type II (HTLV-II) from a previously described isolate of patient NRA (HTLV-IINRA) was determined. Clones encoding the 5' LTR and gag, pol, env and tax/rex open reading frames were subcloned and sequenced on both strands. The provirus consisted of 8957 nucleotides and showed 95.2% homology(More)
A pretransplant positive cross-match is a contraindication for kidney transplantation, unlike in liver transplantation (OLT). In combined liver kidney transplantation (LKT) it is hypothesized that liver can protect kidney from rejection. We report the case of a 35-year-old woman on renal replacement therapy with gastrointestinal tract compression due to a(More)
The A(H5N1) influenza remains a disease of birds with a significant species barrier: in the presence of some tens million cases of infection in poultry--with a wide geographical spread--, only a few hundreds cases have occurred in humans. To date, human cases have been reported in 15 countries--mainly in Asia--and all were related to the onset of outbreaks(More)
Hepatitis A vaccination has been recommended to patients with hemophilia since they are exposed to potentially infectious clotting factor concentrates. Aim of this study was to assess the immunogenicity of vaccination in hemophiliacs, infected or not with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). A formalin-inactivated hepatitis A vaccine was injected(More)
Recommendations are made for controlling the transmission of the hepatitis B and hepatitis C viruses from healthcare workers to patients. These recommendations were based both on the literature and on experts' opinions, obtained during a Consensus Conference. The quality of the published information and of the experts' opinions was classified into 6 levels,(More)
The use of NAT technology to screen blood donations in Italy became mandatory on 28 June 2002, but had been available experimentally since 2001. During the transition period, an EIA test to detect hepatitis C core antigen (HCVcoreAg) had also been permitted. Considering the large number of blood transfusion centres in Italy, an initial reorganisation of the(More)