Fabio Bicciato

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BACKGROUND Since previous studies have provided conflicting results, we investigated the relationship between the risk of benign asbestos-related diseases and different aspects of asbestos exposure in previous asbestos workers who underwent low-dose computed tomography (CT). METHODS CT scans were carried out in 772 subjects. A questionnaire was employed(More)
Glutamine transaminase K(GTK) excretion assessed in urine and by kidney histology was evaluated in rats after single treatment with 1.0 mg/kg i.p. of mercuric chloride, 100 mg/kg i.p. of hexachloro-1:3-butadiene (both S3, pars recta, segment-specific nephrotoxicants) and 25 mg/kg s.c. of potassium dichromate (S1–S2, pars convoluta, segment-specific(More)
OBJECTIVES The seroprevalence of hepatitis A virus antibodies was investigated in a population of 1051 subjects, of whom 376 were controls and 675 were exposed to different degrees of biological risk. METHODS The exposed group was subdivided into subjects at low (242), intermediate (265), and high (168) biological hazard; all subjects were employed in the(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatitis C virus is an important cause of acute and chronic hepatitis and it is an agent parenterally transmitted. Workers handling biological materials may be exposed to high concentration of virus-infected fluids. METHODS The seroprevalence of hepatitis C virus antibodies was investigated in a population of 809 subjects exposed to varying(More)
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