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bronchitis, wheezing bronchitis, and pneumonia. In the context of the previous reports of WUPyV detection in Australia and North America (3), our data suggest a worldwide distribution of WUPyV. Most of the WUPyV-positive children were <4 years of age, and WUPyV DNA was rarely found in children >6 years of age. This age distribution is compatible with WUPyV(More)
The prevalence of cardiovascular disease, a major cause of disease burden in Australia and other developed countries, is increasing due to a rapidly ageing population and environmental, biomedical and modifiable lifestyle factors. Although cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programs have been shown to be beneficial and effective, rates of referral, uptake and(More)
BACKGROUND Physical activity classification is an objective approach to assess levels of physical activity, and indicates an individual's degree of functional ability. It is significant for a number of the disciplines, such as behavioural sciences, physiotherapy, etc. Accelerometry is found to be a practical and low cost method for activity classification(More)
The detection of the activities of pathogen-encoded virulence factors by the innate immune system has emerged as a new paradigm of pathogen recognition. Much remains to be determined with regard to the molecular and cellular components contributing to this defense mechanism in mammals and importance during infection. Here, we reveal the central role of the(More)
The MOTRICO project plans the development of an advanced environment that will offer computer assistance for cardiac therapy and diagnosis, which would be useful in the hemodynamics units of those hospitals that have access to the instrumental techniques of Angiography and intravascular Ultrasounds. The initial work presented in this paper will describe(More)
Background and aims: Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) is an autosomal dominant condition characterized by multiple adenomatous polyps in the colon and rectum that inevitably develop into adenocarcinomas if the patient's colon is not removed in time. To date more than 500 mutations related to the disease have been identified in the APC (adenomatous(More)
Wilson’s disease is a hereditary disorder of autosomal recessive inheritance that can cause irreversible, potentially lethal lesions to liver and brain. Its molecular cause is the appearance of mutations in the atp7b gene. A total of 379 different disease-producing mutations are currently known, turning the molecular diagnosis of this disorder into a(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading chronic diseases affecting developed countries. Traditional approach to secondary prevention of CVD through hospital-based cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is hampered by the lack of uptake and adherence.