Paolo Cacciari

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Although influenza vaccination is recognized to be safe and effective, recent studies have confirmed that immunization coverage among health care workers remain generally low, especially among medical residents (MRs). Aim of the present multicenter study was to investigate attitudes and determinants associated with acceptance of influenza vaccination among(More)
BACKGROUND Cesarean section rates is often used as an indicator of quality of care in maternity hospitals. The assumption is that lower rates reflect in developed countries more appropriate clinical practice and general better performances. Hospitals are thus often ranked on the basis of caesarean section rates. The aim of this study is to assess whether(More)
BACKGROUND Healthcare professionals have an important role to play both as advisers-influencing smoking cessation-and as role models. However, many of them continue to smoke. The aims of this study were to examine smoking prevalence, knowledge, attitudes, and behaviours among four cohorts physicians specializing in public health, according to the Global(More)
The postoperative infection has been recognized as a critical problem in healthcare, increasing patients'complications and hospitalization costs. At the moment the scientific evidence clearly linking ventilation parameters, such as air changes per hour, bacterial counts and infection, is lacking, with the exception of prosthetic joint surgery. This study(More)
The use of unidirectional airflow ventilation systems in operating rooms is frequently recommended for the prevention of Surgical Site Infections (SSI). However, scientific evidence is lacking to clearly support this technology which entails high investment costs and operating expenses, as compared with traditional ventilation systems. This sparse evidence(More)
The health-care facility environment is involved in disease transmission in essentially two different situations: 1. in cases where patients are immunocompromised and require protection from infections; 2. in cases of inadvertent exposure to environmental or airborne pathogens that can aggravate patients' existent disease and cause illness among health-care(More)
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