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The survival of 354 claimants for compensation for pulmonary asbestosis among former workers of the Wittenoom crocidolite mine and mill in Western Australia has been examined. There were 118 deaths up to December 1982. The median time between start of work and claim for compensation was 17 years. The standardised mortality ratio (SMR) for deaths from all(More)
UNLABELLED INTRODUCTION. The screening programmes are very challenging from the ethical perspective, and their impact in terms of morbidity and mortality make secondary colorectal cancer prevention a valuable public health intervention. METHODS The target population people aged 50-69 years receive an invitation card with a test-tube for the fecal occult(More)
Patient advocacy groups play an important role in supporting patients with chronic diseases and promoting better care. The aim of this patient-physician initiative was to gather perceptions from European idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) patient advocacy groups regarding inequalities and unmet needs in IPF care, in order to develop a Patient Charter to(More)
Considering the presupposition that chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) and varicose veins classifications are extremely difficult, and that none of those presently in use are sufficiently complete, the authors propose the classification of the haemodynamic venous disease (HVD) and of the varicose veins from the clinical, anatomotopographical,(More)
The authors briefly report their experience regarding the opportunities offered by the use of current ultrasound methods in carotid surgery. They describe: a system for the quantification of athcromasic plaque used to monitor non-operated patients over time; ultrasound methods used to analyse the carotid wall to establish whether it can be utilised as an(More)
BACKGROUND The first results of a multicentric study dealing with recurrent varicose veins after surgery are presented. The aims of the study are: identifying the type of varicose vein, specifying the most frequent complaints (esthetical or functional), locating the causes of recurrence, establishing the causes and the most frequent seat of recurrence,(More)
In the recent years working related pathologies of the upper limbs have raised at the top of ranking of diseases reported to INAIL in the Northern East Area of Italy. In 2004 658 cases of tendinitis have been filed and 361 cases of the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) reported on a total of 1317 and 864 cases respectively in the whole Italian territory. The(More)