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Guidelines for safe recreational water environments.Volume 1, coastal and fresh water
The World Health Organization's (WHO) new Guidelines for Safe Recreational Water Environments describes the present state of knowledge regarding the impact of recreational use of coastal andExpand
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Effectiveness of interventions that apply new media to improve vaccine uptake and vaccine coverage
Background Vaccine-preventable diseases (VPD) are still a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. In high and middle-income settings, immunization coverage is relatively high. However, inExpand
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Prevention of healthcare associated infections: medical and nursing students' knowledge in Italy.
BACKGROUND The training of health workers is a key issue for the prevention of healthcare associated infections. OBJECTIVES To evaluate knowledge of nursing and medical students concerning theExpand
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Third Italian national survey on knowledge, attitudes, and sexual behaviour in relation to HIV/AIDS risk and the role of health education campaigns.
AIM The survey, supported by the National Health Institute (ISS), investigates on sources of information for HIV/AIDS and sexual behaviour of the Italian general population. METHODS The survey wasExpand
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The PACE study: Past-year prevalence of migraine in Parma’s adult general population
Background: In the literature there are few data about the prevalence of primary headaches, including migraine, in the Italian general population. The PACE study (PArma CEfalea, or ‘Headache inExpand
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Risk of surgical site infections following hip and knee arthroplasty: results of the ISChIA-GISIO study.
BACKGROUND Surgical Site Infection (SSI) is one of the major complications following insertion of hip or knee prosthesis. The aim of the present study was to describe rates of SSIs and associatedExpand
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A multidisciplinary approach to the study of cultural heritage environments: Experience at the Palatina Library in Parma.
The aim of this paper is to describe a multidisciplinary approach including biological and particle monitoring, and microclimate analysis associated with the application of the Computational FluidExpand
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Trends, risk factors and outcomes of healthcare-associated infections within the Italian network SPIN-UTI.
BACKGROUND Implementing infection control measures in light of healthcare-associated infection (HAI) surveillance data can prevent HAIs. Surveillance has been associated with a reduction of HAI inExpand
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Operating theatre ventilation systems and microbial air contamination in total joint replacement surgery: results of the GISIO-ISChIA study.
BACKGROUND Recent studies have shown a higher rate of surgical site infections in hip prosthesis implantation using unidirectional airflow ventilation compared with turbulent ventilation. However,Expand
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Microbial air monitoring in operating theatres: experience at the University Hospital of Parma.
BACKGROUND Microbial air monitoring in operating theatres has been a subject of interest and debate. No generally accepted sampling methods and threshold values are available. AIM To assessExpand
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