Rossella Guadagni

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Hexanal and heptanal are endogenous aldehydes coming from membrane lipid oxidation, found in lung cancer patients' blood, and suggested as lung tumor biomarkers. Here the urinary matrix was investigated instead of blood and the difficulties related to the determination of endogenous substances in biological matrices were faced by developing an external(More)
The determination of the current antiblastic drug contamination levels in an Italian hospital oncology ward was carried out. Statistical evaluation of data aiming to identify potential exposure causes was performed. Cyclophosphamide (CP), ifosfamide (IF) and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) were determined by wipe tests, extracted with diatomaceous earths and(More)
OBJECTIVES The study aimed to give a first data set of bisphenol A (BPA) levels in the peritoneal fluid of patients suffering from endometriosis and to investigate the relationship between BPA exposure and endometriosis. METHODS A questionnaire investigating the occupational context, life environment, and habits was administered to 68 patients suffering(More)
Ketamine is an anaesthetic compound used in human and veterinary medicine with hallucinogen properties that have resulted in its increased illicit use by teenagers at rave parties. Although several gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) methods have been reported for the quantification of the drug both in urine and in hair, its electron ionization(More)
In occupational exposure to pesticides, validated methodologies are available only in regards to homogeneous chemical classes of substances and the inhaling exposure, neglecting the cutaneous one that, especially in agriculture, represents an important route of absorption. An analytical methodology for the simultaneous quantification of different chemical(More)
The authors describe two cases of tinea capitis in adults, one due to Microsporum canis and the other to Trichophyton rubrum. The atypical clinical presentation of the dermatophytosis in these two cases is stressed. It is hypothesized that in both cases the disease spread from primary lesions on the face.