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This was a quasi-experimental study designed to determine whether, in patients with advanced cancer, a palliative home care team (PHCT) modified hospital utilization in the last six months before death. Of 2503 cancer deaths in the municipality of Genoa, Italy, in 1991, 189 (7.5%) received care from a PHCT. Three hundred and seventy-eight controls matched(More)
OBJECTIVE A historical mortality cohort study was conducted in Genoa, Italy among public transport workers ever employed between 1949 and 1980, to estimate overall and cause-specific mortality from January 1970 to December 2005 and to examine associations between exposure to urban air pollutants and overall and cause-specific mortality. METHODS Causes of(More)
BACKGROUND A historical cohort mortality study was conducted among 3984 shipyard workers assigned to ship repair, refitting, and construction in the harbor of Genoa, Italy, between 1960 and 1981. These workers were exposed to asbestos fibers, welding fumes and gases, silica dust, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and solvents. METHODS Workers were(More)
AIMS AND BACKGROUND In the last decades, many epidemiological studies have implicated outdoor environmental carcinogens in the onset of lung cancer. The present investigation evaluated lung cancer mortality in two areas of the Province of La Spezia (Northern Italy) exposed to environmental pollution emitted by a coal-fired power station and other industrial(More)
The association between ozone (O3) and daily mortality was investigated in Genoa, an Italian city characterized by a Mediterranean climate and a high prevalence of elderly inhabitants. The O3 effect, adjusted for long time trend, seasonality and weather, was assessed using Poisson regression modelling, allowing for overdispersion and autocorrelation, and(More)
A historical cohort mortality study conducted among 515 silicotic subjects revealed higher than expected risks for all causes [standardized mortality ratio (SMR) 1.89], respiratory tract diseases (SMR 8.89), silicotuberculosis (SMR 27.00), respiratory tract cancers (SMR 3.14), and lung cancer (SMR 3.50). Mortality from cardiovascular diseases was lower than(More)
OBJECTIVE This study evaluates the impact of the introduction of ICD-10 on mortality statistics in Italy. DESIGN «Bridge-Coding» analysis carried out by a working group that has coded a number of death certificates using both ICD-9 and ICD-10 versions. In 2006, a training project was launched in order to allow the group to standardize the coding(More)
The study defines the epidemiological characteristics of HIV-infection in the population of Genoa and estimates the entity of AIDS-cancer association. The cohort includes 317 subjects resident in the Municipality of Genoa, aged above 14 years and notified prior to 31 December 1991 and/or dead from AIDS in the period 1988–1991. From 1984 to 1991, 44 cases of(More)
OBJECTIVES this study aims at presenting the results from the Italian EpiaAir2 Project on the short-term effects of air pollution on adult population (35+ years old) in 25 Italian cities. DESIGN the short-term effects of air pollution on resident people died in their city were analysed adopting the time series approach. The association between increases(More)
Risk factors for leukemia and lymphomas in adults are largely unknown. This study was aimed at evaluating the association between lifestyle factors and the risk of hematological malignancies in an adult population. Data were drawn from a population-based case–control study carried out in Italy and included 294 cases (199 lymphoid and 95 myeloid) and 279(More)