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Measles serological survey in the Italian population: interpretation of results using mixture model.
In 2003-2004, a national measles seroprevalence study was conducted in Italy and data were analysed by using both commercial ELISA cut-off, and by applying a mixture model. Results of the two methodsExpand
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Human bocavirus: Current knowledge and future challenges
Human bocavirus (HBoV) is a parvovirus isolated about a decade ago and found worldwide in both respiratory samples, mainly from early life and children of 6-24 mo of age with acute respiratoryExpand
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Caesarean section in the world: a new ecological approach.
INTRODUCTION This study aimed to estimate the most recent caesarean section rates in the world and examine the association between these rates and old and new indicators of health care. METHODSExpand
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Identification of HEV in symptom‐free migrants and environmental samples in Italy
Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is considered an emerging pathogen in industrialized countries. The occurrence of HEV genotypes in samples of faeces from asymptomatic migrants arriving on the coasts of SouthExpand
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Can trans resveratrol plus d-chiro-inositol and myo-inositol improve maternal metabolic profile in overweight pregnant patients?
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of trans-resveratrol from Polygonum cuspidatum/magnesium hydroxide complex, trademark Revifast®, plus D-chiro-inositol (DCI) and Myo-inositol (MI) duringExpand
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Prevention of lymphocele in female pelvic lymphadenectomy by a collagen patch coated with the human coagulation factors: A pilot study
The prevention of lymphoceles was tested using collagen patch coated with the human coagulation factors (TachoSil) on 58 consecutive patients with endometrial cancer who had undergone hysterectomyExpand
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Monitoring air pollution effects on children for supporting public health policy: the protocol of the prospective cohort MAPEC study
Introduction Genotoxic biomarkers have been studied largely in adult population, but few studies so far have investigated them in children exposed to air pollution. Children are a high-risk group asExpand
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The epidemiology of Varicella Zoster Virus infection in Italy
BackgroundThe epidemiological importance of varicella and zoster and the availability of an efficacious and safe vaccine have led to an important international debate regarding the suitability ofExpand
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Impact of Stinging Jellyfish Proliferations along South Italian Coasts: Human Health Hazards, Treatment and Social Costs
Stinging jellyfish outbreaks represent a health hazard, causing contact dermatitis and systemic reactions. This study investigated the epidemiology, severity, and treatment protocols of jellyfishExpand
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First-time comparison of the in vitro antimalarial activity of Artemisia annua herbal tea and artemisinin.
Artemisia annua tea has been proven to be a very effective treatment for malaria in various clinical trials, but to date its efficacy has not been investigated in vitro. A study was thereforeExpand
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