Alberto Salvan

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In this study we investigated estimation of occupational exposure to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) based on a minimal physiologic toxicokinetic model in humans. Our purpose was to obtain a mathematical tool for dose-response studies based on human data. We first simplified an existing model of TCDD kinetics in humans and estimated its(More)
Imputation of missing values in a cancer mortality analysis in relation to estimated dose of dioxin for a cohort of chemical workers is considered. In particular, some subjects of the cohort have the body mass index (BMI) missing. This quantity is an essential ingredient for a toxicokinetic model that gives the estimated absorbed dose, which is then used(More)
Tobacco smoke could cause childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) through at least three pathways: (1) prenatal parental smoking; (2) fetal exposure through maternal smoking during pregnancy; and (3) childhood exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS). We tested these hypotheses in a large population-based case–control study (SETIL) primarily designed to(More)
BACKGROUND Parental smoking and exposure of the mother or the child to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) as risk factors for Acute non-Lymphocytic Leukemia (AnLL) were investigated. METHODS Incident cases of childhood AnLL were enrolled in 14 Italian Regions during 1998-2001. We estimated odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (95%CI) conducting(More)
The status of brain metabolism has been evaluated using monovoxel short echo time (20 ms) 1H magnetic resonance spectroscopy in 6 patients with two forms of mitochondrial disorders without clinical cerebral involvement: 2 patients with Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) and 4 patients with chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia (CPEO).(More)
BACKGROUND Aetiology of childhood leukaemia and childhood neoplasm is poorly understood. Information on the prevalence of risk factors in the childhood population is limited. SETIL is a population based case-control study on childhood leukaemia, conducted with two companion studies on non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) and neuroblastoma. The study relies on(More)
We report on an Italian case-control study on childhood leukemia and exposure to extremely low frequency magnetic fields (ELF-MF). Eligible for inclusion were 745 leukemia cases, aged 0-10 years at diagnosis in 1998-2001, and 1475 sex- and age-matched population controls. Parents of 683 cases and 1044 controls (92% vs. 71%) were interviewed. ELF-MF(More)
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