Alberto Marinelli

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SUMMARY A total of 507,671 people > or =65 experienced hip fractures between 2000 and 2005. In 2005, 94,471 people > or =65 were hospitalized due to hip fractures, corresponding to a 28.5% increase over 6 years. Most fractures occurred in patients > or =75 (82.9%; n = 420,890; +16% across 6 years), particularly in women (78.2%; n = 396,967). INTRODUCTION(More)
We have extracted and purified Yersinia enterocolitica ATCC 9610 porins that have molecular weights of 36-38 kDa. They inhibited phagocytosis and phagosome-lysosome fusion (30%) in human monocytes and caused enhanced nitrite production. Preincubation of polymorphonuclear neutrophils with porins (1-10 micrograms/ml/10(6) cells) induced a reduction in(More)
Viruses are thought to facilitate bacterial infections of the respiratory tract. The present study shows the effect of BHV-1 on Pasteurella multocida and Mannheimia haemolytica adherence and invasion of MDBK cells. The virus-infected MDBK cells become more susceptible to the adherence of both species of Pasteurella. The observed adherence increase depends(More)
The aim of our study is to analyse the contamination level of air, water and hard surfaces before and after works activities in a dental clinic. Four different methods are detected for the sampling of the hard surfaces: contact plates, nitrocellulose membranes, swab and mask system, bioluminometer. Our results are overall satisfactory, but few critical(More)
The authors present an environmental microbiological monitoring programme carried out over a period of 15 months in 16 operating theatres performing specific types of surgery. The levels of microbial contamination of the air and of four of the most representative surfaces of the clean area were determined at 3 different times for each theatre, both before(More)
The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of lipoteichoic acid (LTA) and muramic acid (MA) on costimulatory molecules CD80/CD86 on THP-1 cells and CD28/CD152 on Jurkat cells. The interactions between these molecules strongly influence the immune response through the regulation of cytokine release which, on its own, is able to regulate the(More)