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Allergenic pollens and pollinosis in Italy: recent advances
Examination of 49660 patients affected by pollinosis (conjunctivitis, rhinitis, asthma, with positive skin tests or IgE‐specific serum determination: RAST, ELISA) throughout Italy revealed sensitivity to Gramineae, and Parietaria was seen to be the main cause of the asthmatic syndrome (though the preliminary data also implicate Olea followed by Grawmeae). Expand
Trend of herbaceous pollen diffusion and allergic sensitisation in Genoa, Italy
It is shown that, for some of theherbaceous species, the present study shows that the relationship between the trend ofairborne pollen and the frequency of sensitisation in exposed people is not demonstrated, and suggests a ``plateau'' that is not modified by any further increase in airborne pollen. Expand
Comparison between Urticaceae (Parietaria) pollen count and hay fever symptoms: assessment of a «threshold-value»
SummaryA comparison betweenParietaria pollen count and allergic symptoms of rhino-conjunctivitis in the early season was used in utilized to determine a «threshold-value» for this pollen. ClinicalExpand
Incidence of sensitisation to the pollens of urticaceae (Parietaria), Poaceae and Oleaceae (Olea europea) and pollen rain in Liguria (Italy)
The authors examined 734 sensitised patients living in four localities in Liguria and found the commonest source of sensitisation was Urticaceae (Parietaria), followed by Poaceae (52.5%) and Oleaceae (24.0%). Expand
Airborne pollen in Genoa (NW-Italy): a comparison between two pollen-sampling stations
Pollen sampling was carried out during the years 1995–1997 at the two different sites by volumetric Hirst-type sampler and then compared, and on the whole, the correspondence proved to besatisfactory. Expand
Cereal remains, plant impressions and 14C direct dating from the Neolithic pottery of Arene Candide Cave (Finale Ligure, NW Italy)
Abstract The systematic examination of the VI and early V millennium BCE pottery from the Arene Candide Cave (Finale Ligure, Western Liguria) revealed several charred macroremains embedded in theExpand
Modelling the earliest north-western dispersal of Mediterranean Impressed Wares : new dates and Bayesian chronological model.
The authors attempt to specify the diffusion pattern of the Impressed-Ware Neolithic (Im­presso-cardial complex, ICC), from south-eastern Italy onto the French Mediterranean coasts. UsingExpand
Archaeobotanical investigations in Liguria: preliminary data on the early Iron Age at Monte Trabocchetto (Pietra Ligure, Italy)
The identification of a large number of botanical taxa has provided important information on food of plant origin and agricultural practices during the early Iron Age on the Ligurian coast, the proto-historic archaeobotanical aspects of which are largely unknown. Expand
The main pollen season of Parietaria in Genoa (Italy): forecast possibilities
A formula has been extrapolated, which, one the basis of these meteorological data for the month of January, can be used to predict the onset of the BMPS to within nine days. Expand
Paleoenvironmental analysis.
New analysis has been carried out concerning the palaeoenvironmental reconstruction of some Italian sites dating from the Middle Pleistocene to the Bronze Age. Different aspects have beenExpand