Pamela Barbadoro

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BACKGROUND The last case of poliomyelitis due to transmission of indigenous wild poliovirus occurred in Italy in 1982, however, it is important to guarantee a high quality surveillance as there is a risk of importation of cases from areas where polio is endemic. Stopping poliovirus transmission is pursued through a combination of high infant immunization(More)
BACKGROUND Flu vaccination significantly reduces the risk of serious complications like hospitalization and death among community-dwelling older people, therefore vaccination programmes targeting this population group represent a common policy in developed Countries. Among the determinants of vaccine uptake in older age, a growing literature suggests that(More)
BACKGROUND A job-related factor is attracting a growing interest as a possible determinant of body weight gain in shift-workers. OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to reinvestigate the issue of overweight between rotating shift workers and daytime workers, taking into consideration possible confounding covariate factors. METHODS This is a(More)
PURPOSE In total knee arthroplasty, surgical navigation systems provide tibio-femoral joint (TFJ) tracking for relevant bone preparation, disregarding the patello-femoral joint (PFJ). Therefore, the important intra-operative assessment of the effect of component positioning, including the patella, on the kinematics of these two joints is not available. The(More)
Physical fitness has salutary psychological and physical effects in older adults by promoting neuroplasticity and adaptation to stress. In aging, however, the effects of fitness on the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis are mixed. We investigated the association between cardiorespiratory fitness and HPA activity in healthy elderly men (n = 22, mean(More)
BACKGROUND In spite of the World Health Organization's recommendations to maintain caesarean delivery (CD) between 5% and 15% of total births, the rates of CD continue to rise in countries with routine access to medical services. As in Italy CD rate reached 38% in 2008, the highest at EU level, we evaluated socioeconomic and clinical correlates of(More)
The objective of this investigation was to analyze the effectiveness of a quality improvement initiative in limiting the spread of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) in the hospital setting. During the period 2011–2013, a multimodal intervention was activated at a tertiary care center in Italy. The intervention included: laboratory-based surveillance,(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this paper was to evaluate socio-economic factors associated to poor primary care utilization by studying two specific subjects: the hospital readmission rate, and the use of the Emergency Department (ED) for non-urgent visits. METHODS The study was carried out by the analysis of administrative database for hospital readmission and(More)
BACKGROUND The aims of this study were to estimate the existence of clusters of AROs in the municipalities of the Marches Region (Central Italy) after complaints from residents living near an abandoned landfill site. METHODS Cases of AROs (i.e., congenital malformation, chromosomal abnormalities, and low birth weight) were retrieved from hospital(More)