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Reported here are details of a simultaneous outbreak of hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections that occurred in a hemodialysis centre in northern Italy, with three patients seroconverting for HBsAg and four patients seroconverting for HCV antibodies. Phylogenetic analysis of the E2 region of the isolates from HCV-seroconverted… (More)
BACKGROUND Influenza causes significant mortality particularly among the elderly and high-risk groups. Healthcare workers (HCWs) are at risk of occupational exposure due to contact with patients. Aims of this study was to promote flu shot among HCWs through a multimedia campaign in a large North-Eastern Italian Hospital. METHODS The 2013/2014 flu… (More)
The Authors evaluated mechanic characteristics of open and close titanium coils after two cycles of simulated usage. Coils undergone to thermic autoclaving didn't show any substantial variation in the forces offered compared to those only disinfected, authorizing reusage with igienic guarantees.
The Authors examined to SEM modifications induced by two different bending procedures on orthodontic wires. Changes observed in the group made by orthodontic pliers lacked in the group bended by the machine. Further dinamometric checks will be made to assure that improvements in the mechanical properties of II order bends correspond to phenomena described.