Francesco Geraci

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INTRODUCTION Mid-regional pro-atrial natriuretic peptide (MR-proANP), procalcitonin (PCT), and mid-regional pro-adrenomedullin (MR-proADM) demonstrated usefulness for management of emergency department patients with dyspnea. METHODS To evaluate in patients with dyspnea, the prognostic value for 30 and 90 days mortality and readmission of PCT, MR-proADM,(More)
Spatial analysis is making an increasingly important contribution to surveillance measures due to its ability to enable immediate visualization of information on the phenomenon studied. The authors describe the spatial distribution of prevalence and incidence of brucellosis in small ruminants in Sicily between 2001 and 2005. The study was conducted by(More)
The importance of micro mammals from many points of view, mainly with an ecological approach was stressed. The study of the spatial-temporal distribution of parasites in their hosts may be carried out in several ways. Tests done in collaboration with the Parasitology Laboratory in the Faculty of Chemistry at the University of Barcelona, the NRCS and the(More)
The authors describe the status of bluetongue (BT) since 13 October 2000, when the first outbreak was reported in Sicily. The results of the epidemiological surveillance programme, based on sentinel animals distributed over the entire region, are also given. In Sicily, the incidence of the disease is relatively low compared to some other areas in the(More)
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