Simona Abbate

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The identification of risk factors for osteoporosis has been an essential step towards the understanding of the onset of the disease as well as of the osteoporosis-related fractures due to bone fragility. The present study has been aimed at assessing whether a correlation may exist between the increment in bone mass, consequent to an antiresorption therapy,(More)
The inhalation of glass dusts mixed in resin, generally known as glass fiber-reinforced plastic (GRP), represents a little-studied occupational hazard. The few studies performed have highlighted nonspecific lung disorders in animals and in humans. In the present study we evaluated the alteration of the respiratory system and the pathogenic mechanisms(More)
The objective of the study is evalutation of the risk for ticks strings on foresters. The sample constituted by 325 foresters belong to Messina province as been submitted to medical examination venous tests. Whole sample had to answer to a questionnaire to consider. The prevalence of systemic and skin reactions and we have dose Immunoglobulines versus(More)
AIM Today the most important problem in the work place is psychological abuse, which may affect the health because of high levels of stress and anxiety. There is evidence that most psychiatric disorders are associated with increased oxidative stress but nothing is reported about the presence of oxidative stress in mobbing victims. METHODS This study has(More)
The activity of roadman is not much knowed. The evalutation of the risk evidences the noise and vibrations as the principal polluter. The aim of our study is to go into the knowledge of the working risk of that job. The study was leaded on a sample of 287 roadmen. It was carried out an evalutation of noise exposure of the workers and a biologic evaluation(More)
Twenty patients affected by fever of unknown origin (FUO), due to a likely infection of the muscular or skeletal tissues, were studied by a Total Body scan with a monoclonal antibody fragment (Leukoscan) labelled with Tc-99m. The diagnostic procedure helped reach a final diagnosis in 8 out of the 20 patients because it identified the focus of the infection(More)
The role of the free radicals in aging has been in center of research for long years. It is assumed that with advancing age, damaging effects of oxygen free radicals might be accumulated in the organisms on all components, especially on the DNA and the mitochondria. In addition, because of the decreased efficiency of the antioxidant systems, the oxidative(More)
This study was aimed at evaluating the correlation between bone mineral density (BMD) and the psychophysical health status in an elderly study population (62 subjects, mean age 84+/-5 years, 21 males and 41 females), institutionalized (Group A) in various structures of Pozzallo, a marine locality of the Ragusa Province in Sicily. BMD was measured by using(More)
The aim of our study is the comparison between two different biological exposure index, trans-trans-muconic acid (t,t-MA) and S-phenylmercapturic acid (S-PMA), that are minor metabolites of benzene, in the exposure to low concentrations of benzene, to estimate which shows better correlation with the environmental exposure. The study has been conducted upon(More)
The aim of this study is to measure the alterations in the trace levels of serum copper (Cu), selenium (Se), and manganese (Mn) in forestry workers testing immunoglobulin G (IgG)-positive for Brucella, Borrelia, and Rickettsia. The study was conducted on a sample of 758 subjects (560 male and 198 female). All the subjects underwent medical examinations,(More)