Silvia Snidero

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The Scale-Up estimator (Bernard, Social Science Research, 1991) is network-based estimator for the size of hidden or hard-to-count subpopulations. Several issues are arising in the public health context when the aim is the estimation of injuries occurring in a certain population, where two common problems are present: (i) the fact that small injuries are(More)
BACKGROUND In young children, particularly those aged 1-3 years, aerodigestive tract foreign bodies (FB) are a common pediatric problem. The aim of the present study was therefore to characterize the risk of complications and prolonged hospitalization due to FB in the upper digestive tract in terms of the characteristics of the injured patients (age,(More)
Foreign body (FB) aspiration/inhalation is a serious problem because it is still a cause of death in children, especially among those younger than 4 years. The objective of this paper is to characterize the risk of complications and prolonged hospitalization due to foreign bodies (FB) in the upper airways in terms of the characteristics of the injured(More)
In most cases authors are permitted to post their version of the article (e.g. in Word or Tex form) to their personal website or institutional repository. Authors requiring further information regarding Elsevier's archiving and manuscript policies are encouraged to visit: Abstract The scale-up method estimates the size of hard to count subpopulations. This(More)
OBJECTIVE The occurrence of foreign bodies (FBs) in otorhinolaryngological practice is a common and serious problem among patients in paediatric age. The aim of this work is to characterize the risk of complications and prolonged hospitalization due to foreign bodies in ears in terms of the characteristics of the injured patients (age, gender), typology and(More)
Home injuries together, with road traffic accidents, are estimated to be the third cause of death in Italy (Arokiasamy and Krishnan 1994). However, as in most other countries, in Italy there is a lack of information on home injuries and on how differences in geographical patterns may influence the scope and magnitude of this phenomenon. By analysing a(More)
INTRODUCTION The occurrence of foreign bodies (FB) in otorhinolaryngological practice is a common and serious problem among pediatric patients. The aim of this work is to characterize the risk of complications and prolonged hospitalization due to FBs in the nose in terms of the characteristics of the injured patients (age, gender), typology and features of(More)
Web-based surveillance systems enhance the ability for identifying, estimating and assessing public health hazards. In this paper we describe the development of a Web-based surveillance registry called Susy Safe for inorganic foreign body injuries in children aged 0-14. The Susy Safe system, which collected 2103 cases during 2000-2002 in 19 European(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the pattern of foreign bodies in the upper airways as emerging from the hospital records in the Bologna and Siena hospitals in Italy 1997-2002. METHODS A retrospective review of hospital records was performed using a standardized protocol. All injuries with ICD9 (International Classification of Diseases, 9'h revision) codes ranging from(More)