Manuela Di Famiani

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The aim of our meta-analysis is to evaluate the association between the modifications of the cardiovascular system and chronic exposure to noise in occupationally exposed subjects. We considered the articles published from 1950 to May 2008. Only 15 papers were conforming to the inclusion criteria identified for this meta-analysis. A total of 18,658 workers(More)
BACKGROUND Many studies showed a connection between exposition to high levels of urban pollution (especially to particulate and traffic noise) and the onset of even deadly cardiovascular diseases. DESIGN Meta-analysis of case-control design. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study is to estimate the association between cardiovascular effects and occupational(More)
The aim of the study is to evaluate if the occupational exposure to urban stressors could cause alterations in 17-beta-estradiol (E2) plasma levels and related disorders in male traffic police compared with a control group. After excluding from the study, the subjects with the principal confounding factors, traffic police and controls were matched by age,(More)
OBJECTIVE The aims of this study are to evaluate the prevalence of disorders of the lumbar region and the temporo-mandibular district co-morbidity in drivers and workers of the State Police employed for different office activities. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study population included 103 drivers as cases and 100 police officers as controls. The study was(More)
The aim of the study is to evaluate the occupational risks among food service workers and cooks. During the occupational risks assessment the following risk factors must be evaluated: musculoskeletal disorders, chemical risk (cleaning kitchen work surface, dishes, utensils ecc.) biological risk (contact with foods or biological agents) cancerogenic risk (by(More)
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