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Different seroprevalence and molecular epidemiology patterns of hepatitis C virus infection in Italy
The epidemiological picture of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in the general population is largely unknown, even in developed countries. The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence andExpand
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MF59®-Adjuvanted H5N1 Vaccine Induces Immunologic Memory and Heterotypic Antibody Responses in Non-Elderly and Elderly Adults
Background Pathogenic avian influenza virus (H5N1) has the potential to cause a major global pandemic in humans. Safe and effective vaccines that induce immunologic memory and broad heterotypicExpand
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Influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: current views upon safety and immunogenicity.
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic immune-mediated inflammatory multisystem disease. The onset of viral and bacterial infections may favor the exacerbation of the disease, amplifyExpand
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Colistin and rifampicin in the treatment of multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii infections.
OBJECTIVES The increased incidence of nosocomial infections by multidrug-resistant organisms has motivated the re-introduction of colistin in combination with other antimicrobials in the treatment ofExpand
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Influenza vaccination in healthcare workers: A comprehensive critical appraisal of the literature
ABSTRACT Influenza imposes a significant burden worldwide from the healthcare and socio-economic standpoints. This is also due to suboptimal vaccination coverage among the target population, evenExpand
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Cross-protection by MF59-adjuvanted influenza vaccine: neutralizing and haemagglutination-inhibiting antibody activity against A(H3N2) drifted influenza viruses.
Adjuvants enhance antibody response against vaccination. We compared the ability of MF59-adjuvanted and non-adjuvanted subunit influenza vaccines, containing A/Wyoming/3/03(H3N2), to conferExpand
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Antibody response against heterogeneous circulating influenza virus strains elicited by MF59- and non-adjuvanted vaccines during seasons with good or partial matching between vaccine strain and
MF59 is already known to enhance the breadth of antibody response to mismatched influenza seasonal and avian strains. However, little is known on the effect of MF59 on immunogenicity of influenzaExpand
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Novel Approach To Reduce the Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Window Period: Clinical Evaluation of a New Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay for HCV Core Antigen
ABSTRACT The window period in hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is still a major problem in ensuring blood safety. HCV RNA detection by nucleic acid amplification technology-based tests hasExpand
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Sleep Apnea, Sleep Debt and Daytime Sleepiness Are Independently Associated with Road Accidents. A Cross-Sectional Study on Truck Drivers
Background Recent research has found evidence of an association between motor vehicle accidents (MVAs) or near miss accidents (NMAs), and excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) or its main medical cause,Expand
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Universal childhood immunisation against Streptococcus pneumoniae: the five-year experience of Liguria Region, Italy.
Liguria was the first Italian Administrative Region, since 2003, to actively recommend free-of-charge immunisation, of all infants, with heptavalent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV-7), within aExpand
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