Fausto Boselli

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AIM The aim of this work was to evaluate the prevalence of symptomatic vulvo-vaginal infections among the Italian female population and the diagnostic approach of 158 Italian gynaecologists. METHODS A total of 1644 patients were enrolled in this survey. A presumed diagnosis of vulvovaginal infection was made according to specific clinical and laboratory(More)
Recent in vitro studies have suggested a possible therapeutic synergism between alpha-IFN 2a and 13cRA in certain neoplasias, while encouraging in vivo findings strongly support the enhanced effectiveness of the two agents when used in combination. The specific aim of our study was to evaluate the efficacy and the toxicity of the association of 13cRA and(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the knowledge of teenaged girls on human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and vaccination 12 months after the start of a vaccine administration and information campaign. METHODS Between May 15 and June 15, 2009, an anonymous questionnaire was given to 629 girls attending a secondary school in a northeastern Italian city (286 were(More)
The aim of this study was to assess teens' knowledge of HPV infection and vaccination one year after the initiation of the public vaccination programme and information campaign on the disease and the opportunity of vaccination. Between 15 May and 15 June 2009, a survey was carried out on 1,105 teenagers attending high schools in a town in the northeast of(More)
OBJECTIVE Genital warts are caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), principally types 6 and 11, and are highly contagious. This study assessed treatment patterns and costs of management of genital warts in Italy. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS This was a retrospective, observational study conducted among gynaecologists, dermatologists, and specialists at(More)
OBJECTIVE To measure the diagnostic accuracy of endometrial thickness for the detection of intra-uterine pathologies among asymptomatic postmenopausal women, and to test the diagnostic accuracy and appropriateness of performed hysteroscopies. STUDY DESIGN Prospective study of 268 asymptomatic postmenopausal women with endometrial thickness ≥4 mm referred(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence of herpes simplex virus (HSV) shedding among women attending Italian colposcopy clinics and describe their lifestyle, demographic characteristics, genital symptoms and signs. STUDY DESIGN A cross-sectional study was performed to assess shedding of HSV among 4565 women requiring a gynecological consultation. An(More)
We investigated the prevalences of human papillomavirus (HPV) of type 6, 11, 16, 18, 31, 33, 35 and 42 in 276 cervical tissue samples biopsied from a group of North-Italian women in which a HPV infection of the cervix had been suspected. The specimens were evaluated by conventional histological examination and by HPV typing, using Southern blot(More)