Patrizia Carassai

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We present a case of epithelioid hemangioendothelioma metastatic to pleura, in a 69-year-old woman with chest pain. This distinctive vascular neoplasm can arise in various organs, most commonly in middle-aged women. It is characterized by slow growth, and, microscopically, by epithelioid tumor cells in appearance. Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma should be(More)
BACKGROUND According to Italian law, workers are insured against disability through the National Social Security Institute (INPS), whose records contain information on diseases causing disability and occupational histories. OBJECTIVES Using the INPS data, our objective was to identify any excess risk of disabling diseases in relation to the occupational(More)
BACKGROUND In 2005, 52% of workers in the Veneto Region reported one or more sick leave spells in the previous 12 months, compared with 16% reported in the European Survey on Working Condition in 2000 (ESWC), although health conditions were better in the Veneto Region than in the ESWC. OBJECTIVES Since the above findings were based on answers to a(More)
BACKGROUND A decreasing time trend for occupational injuries and sickness absence would be the effect of the new legislation (D.Lgs. 626/94 and successive laws) on prevention in occupational settings. Conversely, the reduction of INPS disability would reflect a health improvement due to non-occupational causes. OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to(More)
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