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BACKGROUND Health care workers are at risk for Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) infection. OBJECTIVES To perform an occupational health survey among 621 employees of a 800-bed third level care hospital covered by MTB surveillance. METHODS Statistical analysis was applied to results from tuberculin skin test (TST), QuantiFERON - TB Gold in tube assay(More)
In Italy, no national data on tuberculosis (TB) treatment results were available. In 1995, the AIPO (Italian Association of Hospital Pneumologists) TB Study Group, in collaboration with the Istituto Superiore di Sanità (technical branch of the Ministry of Health), started a prospective monitoring activity based on World Health Organization (WHO) and(More)
PURPOSE To determine the frequency of hydatiform mole in tissues obtained by curettage. METHODS A cross-sectional, prospective and descriptive conducted on patients who underwent curretage due to a diagnosis of abortion or hydatiform mole whose material was sent for pathological examination. We excluded women who did not accept to participate and refused(More)
BACKGROUND During a language course in Ireland 422 schoolchildren aged 15-17 years and 44 accompanying persons from the autonomous Province of Bolzano--South Tyrol in Italy were repeatedly exposed to a Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex culture-positive, but smear-negative Irish teacher for more than 10 lessons. METHODS Immediate action included contact(More)
INTRODUCTION Perioperative myocardial infarction adversely affects the prognosis of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft and its diagnosis was hampered by numerous difficulties, because the pathophysiology is different from the traditional instability atherosclerotic and the clinical difficulty to be characterized. OBJECTIVE To identify the(More)
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