Andrea Rabensteiner

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Abstract Objective. Antithrombin exerts direct effects on neutrophils by inhibiting chemokine-induced migration. This study examined the potency of different pharmaceutical antithrombin preparations in inhibiting neutrophil chemotaxis toward interleukin 8. Methods. Cell migration was tested by the leading front assay in modified Boyden microchemotaxis(More)
The aim of our study was to examine the association between problematic cell phone use (PCPU) for text messaging and substance abuse in young adolescents. This cross-sectional study was conducted on the basis of an ad hoc questionnaire, during the 2014–2015 school year in a province of the Veneto Region (Italy); it involved a sample of 1156 students in(More)
BACKGROUND Seasonal influenza vaccination (SIV) is an effective and safe way to prevent influenza. Public health institutions around the world consequently recommend SIV to certain groups at risk, including healthcare worker's (HCWs). Even if SIV is free of charge, the vaccination coverage rate remains low, however. The aim of this study was to gain(More)
BACKGROUND To indicate the simplicity and the feasibility of this new diagnostic technique for infertility investigation. Ferti-test is a technique which combines dye-test and pelvic post coital test, using inexpensive surgical material. Ferti-test allows to perform laparoscopy only in very necessary cases, without loosing diagnostic quality. METHODS Up(More)
OBJECTIVES Problematic use of video games (PUVG) is associated with substance use in middle school students. The aim of our study was to examine the association between PUVG and substance abuse in children and young adolescents. METHODS A survey was conducted during the 2014-2015 school year in Padua (northeastern Italy). The sample consisted of 1156(More)
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