Carlo Romagnoli

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We report preventive measures adopted after tuberculosis(TB) transmission from a nurse to a newborn assessed in late July 2011. All exposed neonates born between January and July 2011 were clinically evaluated and tested by QuantiFERON TB gold in-tube; newborns testing positive were referred for prophylaxis.Of 1,340 newborns, 118 (9%) tested positive and no(More)
The aim of the present paper was to analyse cancer mortality in the Umbria region, from 1978 to 2004. Mortality trends depend on a number of factors including exposures, health system interventions, and possibly artefact (e.g. classification change, variations of data completeness). Descriptive data on mortality only allow for generation of hypotheses to(More)
To explore compliance with statin treatment over a period of 4.5 years follow-up in an Italian population and to investigate the degree of persistence and continuity in subjects with cardiovascular diseases. Pharmaceutical, medical and demographic data were retrieved from the database of Umbria Regional Government's Epidemiology Department. Statin users(More)
AIMS AND BACKGROUND The epidemiology of colorectal cancer in Umbria, Italy, was evaluated, and data were analyzed in the pre-screening period to better understand the etiology of the disease and to develop screening strategies. MATERIALS AND METHODS Incident data were collected by the Umbrian Population Cancer Registry and mortality data by the Nominative(More)
The aim of this study was to examine differences in avoidable mortality between males and females in the Umbria region (Italy). Data on deaths was obtained from the Regional mortality registry (RENCAM). Deaths which occurred in the years from 1994 to 2004 were classified into three groups, according to the type of intervention through which they may have(More)
BACKGROUND Thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) is an uncommon disease with an incidence of 10.4 per 100,000 inhabitants. It occurs mainly in older individuals and is evenly distributed among both sexes. There are no signs or symptoms indicative of the presence of the disease. Progressive but unpredictable enlargement of the dilated aorta is the natural course of(More)
Many studies have reported increasing incidence rates of cutaneous melanoma during the last 30-40 years; the highest have been observed in Australia and New Zealand (27.9/100,000 among males and 25.0 among females) and in North America (10.9/100,000 among males and 7.7 among females). In Italy, from 1994-1998, in the areas covered by cancer registries (23%(More)
In order to obtain information regarding the efficacy of healthcare services in the region of Umbria (Italy), trends in mortality due to the main causes of death in this region, between 1994-2004, were analysed. Mortality data was collected from the Nominal Registry of Causes of Death. Standardized mortality and years of potential life lost (YPLL) rates,(More)
This paper discusses the relationship between regional programming and national health research policy, and in particular evaluates the role that intellectual capital plays in innovation processes of knowledge-based organizations. The concepts of intellectual capital and knowledge-based organization are defined in the paper, as these are especially useful(More)
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