Filippo Domma

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Many epidemiological studies have shown that parents, siblings and offspring of long-lived subjects have a significant survival advantage when compared with the general population. However, how much of this reported advantage is due to common genetic factors or to a shared environment remains to be resolved.We reconstructed 202 families of nonagenarians(More)
The definition of a precise and consistent aging phenotype that allows to measure the physical and cognitive decline, as well as the increase of mortality hazard late in life, is a major problem for studies aimed at finding the genetic factors modulating rate and quality of human aging. In this frame, it seems promising the concept of frailty which tends to(More)
OBJECTIVE We aimed to investigate the influence of the genetic variability of candidate genes on survival at old age in good health. METHODS First, on the basis of a synthetic survival curve constructed using historic mortality data taken from the Italian population from 1890 onward, we defined three age classes ranging from 18 to 106 years. Second, we(More)
Maximum likelihood estimation in Dagum distribution with censored samples Filippo Domma a , Sabrina Giordano a & Mariangela Zenga b a Dipartimento di Economia e Statistica, Università della Calabria, Via Bucci, Cubo 0C, 87036, Arcavacata di Rende (CS), Italy b Dipartimento Metodi Quantitativi per le Scienze Economiche ed Aziendali, Università di(More)
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INTRODUCTION The histology of neointimal hyperplasia, the primary cause of arteriovenous fistula (AVF) stenosis, resembles the histology of atherosclerosis. We evaluated classic atherogenic risk factors such as hypertension, smoking, diabetes, cholesterol, and evaluated the role of expanded risk factors such as: cytomegalovirus (CMV), Helicobacter pylori(More)
Many incentive contracts are based on subjective evaluations and contractual disputes depend on judges’ decisions. However, subjective evaluations raise risks of favouritism and distortions. Sport contests are a fruitful field for testing empirically theories of incentives. In this paper the behaviour of the referees in the Italian soccer (football) league(More)
An impressive and coherent series of epidemiological data from different populations (New England Americans, Mormons, Ashkenazi Jewish, Icelandic, Okinawan Japanese, Italians) suggests that long-lived subjects able to reach the extreme limits of human life, such as centenarians and supercentenarians, represent an extraordinary and informative model to(More)