Damian Santomauro

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We attempted to relate admission rate for acute myocardial infarction with some meteorological variables in a region having a temperate climate. We used 2830 consecutive episodes collected over a 2-year (1979-1980) period. The temperatures, atmospheric pressure, relative humidity, front passage, rain and snow and foehn wind have been associated in the past(More)
This double-blind, placebo-controlled study evaluated the efficacy and safety of sc administered recombinant alpha 2 interferon (IFN-alpha 2) in the suppression of frequently recurrent genital herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection. Seventy-six otherwise healthy subjects who had eight or more recurrences during the preceding year received 1 X 10(6) IU of(More)
Depression is a potentially life threatening affective disorder that is highly prevalent in individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility, acceptability and preliminary efficacy of a cognitive behavioural intervention for depression in adolescents with ASD. Participants were randomly assigned to the(More)
Patients with genital herpes were treated three times weekly for 12 weeks with 3 X 10(6) IU of alpha 2b interferon (20 patients) or placebo (17 patients) administered by subcutaneous injection in a double-blind trial. Interferon had minimal effects on the suppression of recurrences and moderate toxicity (chills, fever, fatigue, and leukopenia), suggesting(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To examine the quality and safety of nurse practitioner services of two newly implemented nurse practitioner models of care at a correctional facility. BACKGROUND Nurse practitioners could help to meet the physical and mental health needs of Australia's growing prison population; however, the nurse practitioner role has not previously(More)
AIMS An epidemiological survey was conducted to determine the prevalence of the mental and substance use disorders and ascertain patterns of mental health services utilisation in Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) with the aim of evaluating existing gaps and opportunities in the provision of mental health services. METHODS This study was a(More)
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