Giorgio Liguori

Valeria Di Onofrio10
Francesca Gallè9
Vincenzo Romano Spica3
Caterina Mancusi3
10Valeria Di Onofrio
9Francesca Gallè
3Vincenzo Romano Spica
3Caterina Mancusi
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  • Francesca Gallè, Caterina Mancusi, Valeria Di Onofrio, Aniello Visciano, Vincenza Alfano, Roberto Mastronuzzi +2 others
  • 2011
BACKGROUND Body art practices have emerged as common activities among youth, yet few studies have investigated awareness in different age groups of possible health complications associated with piercing and tattooing. METHODS We investigated perceptions of and knowledge about health risks. To highlight differences among age groups, we gathered data from(More)
BACKGROUND Recent international sources have described how the rapid expansion of the Internet has precipitated an increase in its use by the general population to search for medical information. Most studies on e-health use investigated either through the prevalence of such use and the social and income patterns of users in selected populations, or the(More)
  • Giuliana Valerio, Francesca Gallè, Caterina Mancusi, Valeria Di Onofrio, Marianna Colapietro, Pasquale Guida +1 other
  • 2010
BACKGROUND Knowledge of the epidemiology of children's fractures is essential to develop preventive strategies. The aim of this study was to analyze the individual/lifestyle determinants of fractures across pediatric age groups. METHODS A cross-sectional study was performed in the first six months of 2008 through questionnaire on a sample of children from(More)
  • Giuliana Valerio, Francesca Gallè, Caterina Mancusi, Valeria Di Onofrio, Pasquale Guida, Antonino Tramontano +2 others
  • 2012
BACKGROUND Children's fractures have been enlisted among orthopaedics complaints of childhood obesity. Unhealthy lifestyle behaviours may contribute to increased risk. This study described the prevalence of overweight/obesity in children and adolescents reporting a recent fracture in relation to gender, dynamic of trauma, and site of fracture. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the safety and efficacy as a tool of smoking cessation of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), directly comparing users of e-cigarettes only, smokers of tobacco cigarettes only, and smokers of both. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. Final results are expected in 2019, but given the urgency of data to support policies on electronic(More)
Pneumococcal pneumonia has a high clinical burden in terms of morbidity, mortality and hospitalization rate, with heavy implications for worldwide health systems. In particular, higher incidence and mortality rates of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) cases, with related costs, are registered among elderly. This study aimed to an economic evaluation about(More)
BACKGROUND Water coolers are popular in office buildings and commercial stores and the quality of this source of drinking water has the potential to cause waterborne outbreaks, especially in sensitive and immunocompromised subjects. The aim of this study was to determine the quality of water plumbed in coolers from commercial stores in comparison with tap(More)
BACKGROUND The present study assessed microbial contamination in Italian dental surgeries. METHODS An evaluation of water, air and surface microbial contamination in 102 dental units was carried out in eight Italian cities. RESULTS The findings showed water microbial contamination in all the dental surgeries; the proportion of water samples with(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this work was to explore the knowledge and acceptance of Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV)-Herpes Zoster (HZ) vaccination in the general Italian population, where the HZ vaccine has not yet been distributed, using a prevalence study of subjects from two regions in Italy. METHODS A group of 3,173 individuals were interviewed using a(More)
BACKGROUND In the last few years, several outbreaks of nosocomial infections caused by multidrug-resistant pathogenic agents have been observed, and various biocides products were developed in order to control this phenomenon. We investigated the efficacy of two natural biodetergents composed of plants and kelps extracts, BATT1 and BATT2, against(More)