Angela Veraldi

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Exposure to pesticides is recognized as an important environmental risk factor associated with development of cancer. Epidemiological studies, although sometimes contradictory, have linked phenoxy acid herbicides with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) and Soft Tissue Sarcoma (STS); organochlorine insecticides with STS, NHL, and leukemia; organophosphorous(More)
BACKGROUND The etiology of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) and leukemia is still largely unknown, but exposure to chemicals, in particular pesticides, has been suggested to be a risk factor. METHODS A large population-based case-control study was conducted in Italy with the aim of investigating the associations between pesticide exposure and NHL, and(More)
Between January 1979 and December 1987, 99 patients (pts.) with a diagnosis of localized soft tissue sarcoma of the extremities received preoperative radiation therapy (Preop. RT, 50 pts.) or postoperative irradiation (Postop. RT, 49 pts.). In the preop. RT group, doses ranged from 42 Gy/17 fractions to 51 Gy/17 fractions; pts. treated with RT after(More)
AIMS AND BACKGROUND The study was performed to evaluate the feasibility of combining leucovorin (LV) with 5-fluorouracil (5FU) and radiation therapy as adjuvant treatment for high-risk rectal carcinoma. METHODS Twenty-five patients with histologically proven adenocarcinoma of the rectum, at high-risk of recurrence after potentially curative resection (T3(More)
In the context of a population-based case-control study in Italy, the authors investigated the possible association between the personal use of hair dyes and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), leukemia, multiple myeloma, and Hodgkin's disease. They collected all incident cases of hematolymphopoietic malignancies; the control group was formed with a random sample(More)
BACKGROUND Cases of malignant mesothelioma (MM) in the non-asbestos textile industry have recently been described, but asbestos exposure in spinning and looming has seldom been reported. Nevertheless, on a national level the Italian Mesothelioma Registry (Re.Na.M) contains numerous cases of MM with past non-asbestos textile work but classified as "unknown"(More)
We report a case of post-Paget telangiectatic osteosarcoma of the skull in a 75-year-old woman. Such a neoplasia is a rare variant of osteosarcoma, a tumor rare in the cranic bones. The patient was submitted for a careful analysis by the following procedures: technetium scintigram, X-rays, CT scan, and MRI. After the surgical procedure, pathological(More)
Aim of this paper is to describe the methodology adopted to build up an epidemiological surveillance system on the reproductive health of women employed by the Regional Health System (Hospital Division). The implementation of this system required the set up of a relational database, with personal and health data collected from the 1st January 1998 to the(More)
OBJECTIVES DAS was an artificial clay which, once molded, hardened at room temperature. It was largely used as a toy between 1963 and 1975 in Italy, Netherlands, Germany, UK and Norway. This case report describes and reports the presence of asbestos in DAS. METHODS We investigated the presence of asbestos in DAS using light and electron microscopy on(More)
BACKGROUND Many biological and chemical agents have the capacity to alter the way the immune system functions in human and animals. This study evaluates the immunotoxicity of 20 substances used widely in work environments. METHODS A systematic literature search on the immunotoxicity of 20 chemicals was performed. The first step was to review literature on(More)