A Faustini

Summary

Affiliation: Agency for Public Health
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. doi The reliability of hospital and pharmaceutical data to assess prevalent cases of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Annunziata Faustini
    Epidemiology Department, Regional Health Service of Lazio, Rome, Italy
    COPD 9:184-96. 2012
  2. pmc Risk factors for multidrug resistant tuberculosis in Europe: a systematic review
    A Faustini
    Department of Epidemiology, RME, 00198 Rome, Italy
    Thorax 61:158-63. 2006
  3. pmc The impact of the Catholic Jubilee in 2000 on infectious diseases. A case-control study of giardiasis, Rome, Italy 2000-2001
    A Faustini
    Department of Epidemiology, Local Health Agency RM E, Rome, Italy
    Epidemiol Infect 134:649-58. 2006
  4. ncbi An outbreak of aseptic meningitis due to echovirus 30 associated with attending school and swimming in pools
    Annunziata Faustini
    Department of Epidemiology, Local Health Agency RME, v S Costanza No 53, 00198 Rome, Italy
    Int J Infect Dis 10:291-7. 2006
  5. ncbi Prognostic factors and determinants of fatal outcome due to bacterial meningitis in the Lazio region of Italy, 1996-2000
    Annunziata Faustini
    Department of Epidemiology, Local Health Authority RME, v S Costanza n 53, 00198 Rome, Italy
    Int J Infect Dis 11:137-44. 2007
  6. ncbi The concurrent COPD mortality doubles the mortality estimate from COPD as underlying cause in Lazio, Italy
    A Faustini
    Department of Epidemiology, Local Health Agency, v S Costanza n 53, 00198 Rome, Italy
    Respir Med 101:1988-93. 2007
  7. doi Treatment outcomes and relapses of pulmonary tuberculosis in Lazio, Italy, 1999-2001: a six-year follow-up study
    Annunziata Faustini
    Department of Epidemiology, Local Health Unit Agency RME, v S Costanza n 53, 00198 Rome, Italy
    Int J Infect Dis 12:611-21. 2008
  8. doi The impact on risk-factor analysis of different mortality outcomes in COPD patients
    A Faustini
    Dept of Epidemiology, LHA RME, v S Costanza n 53, 00198 Rome, Italy
    Eur Respir J 32:629-36. 2008
  9. ncbi [Mortality due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: indicators of impact, access to health services, and outcome of hospital treatment in an Italian region]
    Annunziata Faustini
    Dipartimento di Epidemiologia, ASL RME, Roma
    Epidemiol Prev 31:140-7. 2007
  10. ncbi [Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease prevalence estimated using a standard algorithm based on electronic health data in various areas of Italy]
    Annunziata Faustini
    Dipartimento di Epidemiologia, ASL RME, Roma
    Epidemiol Prev 32:46-55. 2008

Detail Information

Publications36

  1. doi The reliability of hospital and pharmaceutical data to assess prevalent cases of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Annunziata Faustini
    Epidemiology Department, Regional Health Service of Lazio, Rome, Italy
    COPD 9:184-96. 2012
    ..Hospitalization does not necessarily indicate COPD severity, COPD as a principal diagnosis confirmed with medicine prescription more likely represented true cases. Misclassification affects asthma cases to greater extent than COPD cases...
  2. pmc Risk factors for multidrug resistant tuberculosis in Europe: a systematic review
    A Faustini
    Department of Epidemiology, RME, 00198 Rome, Italy
    Thorax 61:158-63. 2006
    ..The aim of this report is to determine risk factors for MDR-TB in Europe...
  3. pmc The impact of the Catholic Jubilee in 2000 on infectious diseases. A case-control study of giardiasis, Rome, Italy 2000-2001
    A Faustini
    Department of Epidemiology, Local Health Agency RM E, Rome, Italy
    Epidemiol Infect 134:649-58. 2006
    ..80, P=0.05), high educational level (OR 3.8, P=0.03). Having a maid from a high-prevalence country was independently associated (OR 2.3) although not statistically significant. This is the only exposure that changed during the Jubilee...
  4. ncbi An outbreak of aseptic meningitis due to echovirus 30 associated with attending school and swimming in pools
    Annunziata Faustini
    Department of Epidemiology, Local Health Agency RME, v S Costanza No 53, 00198 Rome, Italy
    Int J Infect Dis 10:291-7. 2006
    ..To identify the risk factors of an outbreak of meningitis associated with echovirus 30-infection that occurred in Rome, Italy, in late 1997 among children from two different schools...
  5. ncbi Prognostic factors and determinants of fatal outcome due to bacterial meningitis in the Lazio region of Italy, 1996-2000
    Annunziata Faustini
    Department of Epidemiology, Local Health Authority RME, v S Costanza n 53, 00198 Rome, Italy
    Int J Infect Dis 11:137-44. 2007
    ..To estimate case fatality rates (CFR) of bacterial meningitis and analyze factors associated with mortality due to bacterial meningitis in the Italian region of Lazio...
  6. ncbi The concurrent COPD mortality doubles the mortality estimate from COPD as underlying cause in Lazio, Italy
    A Faustini
    Department of Epidemiology, Local Health Agency, v S Costanza n 53, 00198 Rome, Italy
    Respir Med 101:1988-93. 2007
    ....
  7. doi Treatment outcomes and relapses of pulmonary tuberculosis in Lazio, Italy, 1999-2001: a six-year follow-up study
    Annunziata Faustini
    Department of Epidemiology, Local Health Unit Agency RME, v S Costanza n 53, 00198 Rome, Italy
    Int J Infect Dis 12:611-21. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to enhance tuberculosis (TB) treatment outcome monitoring by linking diverse surveillance systems and estimating treatment outcomes including relapse...
  8. doi The impact on risk-factor analysis of different mortality outcomes in COPD patients
    A Faustini
    Dept of Epidemiology, LHA RME, v S Costanza n 53, 00198 Rome, Italy
    Eur Respir J 32:629-36. 2008
    ..Using in-hospital 30-day mortality provides a significantly different estimate of the role of specific risk factors...
  9. ncbi [Mortality due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: indicators of impact, access to health services, and outcome of hospital treatment in an Italian region]
    Annunziata Faustini
    Dipartimento di Epidemiologia, ASL RME, Roma
    Epidemiol Prev 31:140-7. 2007
    ..to estimate mortality due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), risk of dying from COPD without hospital admission and mortality within 30 days after hospital admission for COPD in an Italian region...
  10. ncbi [Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease prevalence estimated using a standard algorithm based on electronic health data in various areas of Italy]
    Annunziata Faustini
    Dipartimento di Epidemiologia, ASL RME, Roma
    Epidemiol Prev 32:46-55. 2008
    ..to estimate the prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) by integrating various administrative health information systems...
  11. pmc Hepatic and extra-hepatic sequelae, and prevalence of viral hepatitis C infection estimated from routine data in at-risk groups
    Annunziata Faustini
    Department of Epidemiology, Regional Health System Lazio Region, Via S, Costanza 53, 00198, Rome, Italy
    BMC Infect Dis 10:97. 2010
    ..This paper aims to estimate the prevalence of HCV infection, and the hepatic and extrahepatic sequelae in at-risk groups, using routinely collected data in the Lazio region, Italy...
  12. doi The relationship between ambient particulate matter and respiratory mortality: a multi-city study in Italy
    A Faustini
    Epidemiology Dept, Regional Health Service of Lazio, Rome, Italy
    Eur Respir J 38:538-47. 2011
    ..Females and chronic disease sufferers were more likely to die of a respiratory disease caused by air pollution than males and healthy people...
  13. ncbi A cluster of hepatitis C virus infections associated with ozone-enriched transfusion of autologous blood in Rome, Italy
    Annunziata Faustini
    Department of Epidemiology, Local Health Authority RM E, via Santa Costanza n 53, 00198 Rome, Italy
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 26:762-7. 2005
    ..To describe an outbreak of hepatitis C virus (HCV)...
  14. ncbi Tuberculosis treatment outcomes in Europe: a systematic review
    A Faustini
    Dept of Epidemiology RME, v S Costanza n 53, 00198 Rome, Italy
    Eur Respir J 26:503-10. 2005
    ..The unexplained heterogeneity between the studies for unsuccessful outcomes seems to be due to differing interpretations given to World Health Organization definitions...
  15. ncbi [Impact of guidelines in investigating foodborne disease outbreaks services in Lazio region, Italy]
    Annunziata Faustini
    Dipartimento di Epidemiologia, ASL RME, Roma
    Epidemiol Prev 27:333-9. 2003
    ..Epidemiological methods possibly are not adequate to investigate smaller foodborne outbreaks...
  16. ncbi Estimating incidence of bacterial meningitis with capture-recapture method, Lazio Region, Italy
    A Faustini
    Department of Epidemiology, Agency for Public Health, Lazio, Italy
    Eur J Epidemiol 16:843-8. 2000
    ..In order to improve both sensitivity and positive predictive value of surveillance, hospital and public health sources should be integrated with laboratory-based system...
  17. ncbi Persistence of anti-HBs 5 years after the introduction of routine infant and adolescent vaccination in Italy
    A Faustini
    Department of Epidemiology, Lazio Region Health Authority, Via S Costanza 53, 00198 Rome, Italy
    Vaccine 19:2812-8. 2001
    ..0, 95% CI = 1.9--4.8 for high responders). Simultaneous administration of DT vaccine was associated with lower titres (OR = 0.4, 95% CI = 0.2-0.8 for medium responders and OR = 0.3, 95% CI = 0.1--0.7 for high responders)...
  18. ncbi Factors associated with hepatitis B virus immunization coverage at the beginning of a population campaign in the Lazio region, Italy
    A Faustini
    Department of Epidemiology, Agency for Public Health Lazio Region, Via S Costanza 53, Rome, 00198, Italy
    Prev Med 33:409-14. 2001
    ..The hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccination was introduced in Italy in 1991 as compulsory among newborns and among 11-year-old children...
  19. ncbi The burden of hospitalised pneumonia in Lazio, Italy, 1997-1999
    P Giorgi Rossi
    Agency for Public Health, Lazio Region, Rome, Italy
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 8:528-36. 2004
    ..To evaluate the burden of hospitalised pneumonia in adults in the Lazio region (1997-1999); to describe community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), suspected nosocomial infection (NI) and AIDS-related pneumonia...
  20. doi Profiling hospital performance to monitor the quality of care: the case of COPD
    N Agabiti
    Epidemiology Dept, Local Health Authority ASL RM E, via di S Costanza 53, 00198 Rome, Italy
    Eur Respir J 35:1031-8. 2010
    ..Although these results do not detect mechanisms related to worse outcomes, they may be useful to stimulate providers to revision and improvement of COPD care management...
  21. ncbi Infectious diseases in Rome during the Millennium Year
    P Giorgi Rossi
    Agency for Public Health, Rome, Italy
    Euro Surveill 8:181-5. 2003
    ....
  22. ncbi Role of laboratories in population-based surveillance of invasive diseases in Lazio, Italy, 1998-2000
    A Faustini
    Department of Epidemiology, Agency for Public Health, Lazio Region, Via S Costanza 53, 00198 Rome, Italy
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 21:824-6. 2002
  23. pmc An epidemic of gastroenteritis and mild necrotizing enterocolitis in two neonatal units of a University Hospital in Rome, Italy
    A Faustini
    Department of Epidemiology Local Health Authority RME, Rome, Italy
    Epidemiol Infect 132:455-65. 2004
    ..In the multivariate analysis, invasive therapeutic procedures, pathological conditions and formula feeding were associated with NEC. Although no predominant common bacteria were isolated, we suggest an infective origin of this outbreak...
  24. ncbi Outbreaks of food borne diseases in the Lazio region, Italy: the results of epidemiological field investigations
    A Faustini
    Department of Epidemiology, Local Health Unit RME, Rome, Italy
    Eur J Epidemiol 18:699-702. 2003
    ..More thorough information about risks, exposures and vehicles of food borne diseases can be obtained from epidemiological field investigations than from infectious disease reports or laboratory data...
  25. doi Susceptibility factors to ozone-related mortality: a population-based case-crossover analysis
    Massimo Stafoggia
    Department of Epidemiology, Rome E Health Authority, Rome, Italy
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 182:376-84. 2010
    ..Acute effects of ozone on mortality have been extensively documented in clinical and epidemiological research. However, only a few studies have focused on subgroups of the population especially vulnerable to these effects...
  26. ncbi [Air pollution and urgent hospital admissions in nine Italian cities. Results of the EpiAir Project]
    Paola Colais
    Dipartimento di epidemiologia del Servizio sanitario regionale, Regione Lazio
    Epidemiol Prev 33:77-94. 2009
    ..The association between particulate matter (PM10) and gases (NO2 and O3) and hospital admissions for cardiac, cerebrovascular, respiratory conditions, pulmonary embolism and diabetes has been evaluated...
  27. ncbi [Air pollution and mortality in ten Italian cities. Results of the EpiAir Project]
    Massimo Stafoggia
    Dipartimento di epidemiologia del Servizio sanitario regionale, Regione Lazio
    Epidemiol Prev 33:65-76. 2009
    ....
  28. ncbi [Short-term effects of air pollution on human health: from epidemiological research to epidemiological surveillance]
    Francesco Forastiere
    Dipartimento di epidemiologia del Servizio sanitario regionale, Regione Lazio
    Epidemiol Prev 33:5-12. 2009
    ..The project was designed to provide methods and criteria for epidemiological surveillance of the health effects of air pollution in large Italian cities...
  29. ncbi Choosing immunisation coverage indicators at the local level
    Paolo Giorgi Rossi
    Department of Epidemiology, ASL Roma E, Rome, Italy
    Eur J Epidemiol 19:979-85. 2004
    ..The reliability of information sources, as well as the precision of coverage indicators are open questions for immunisation coverage surveys...
  30. ncbi Validation of guidelines for investigating foodborne disease outbreaks: the experience of the Lazio region, Italy
    Paolo Giorgi Rossi
    Regional Agency for Public Health, Via di S Costanza, n 53, 00198 Rome, Italy
    J Food Prot 66:2343-8. 2003
    ....
  31. ncbi [Hospitalization for pneumonia in adults. Lazio, 1997-1999]
    Paolo Giorgi Giorgi Rossi
    Agenzia di Sanità Pubblica, Regione Lazio, via di S Costanza 53, 00198 Roma
    Epidemiol Prev 27:18-25. 2003
    ..Data from the hospital discharge registers can be used to give a cheap and rapid glimpse to the epidemiology of pathologies frequently requiring hospitalisation neglected from more analytical surveillance systems or registries...
  32. ncbi [The epidemiological impact of vaccination strategies in the Lazio Region]
    A Faustini
    Dipartimento di Epidemiologia, ASL RME, Roma
    Ann Ig 14:39-49. 2002
  33. doi Impact of fine and ultrafine particles on emergency hospital admissions for cardiac and respiratory diseases
    Valeria Belleudi
    Department of Epidemiology, Rome E Health Authority, Rome, Italy
    Epidemiology 21:414-23. 2010
    ..Little is known about the short-term effects of ultrafine particles...
  34. ncbi [Fatality rates of bacterial meningitis from current health databases suggest a different case definition. Results of a follow-up study of bacterial meningitis in Lazio Region, Italy, 1996-2000]
    Massimo Sangalli
    Osservatorio epidemiologico ASL RME, presso il Ministero affari esteri, Roma
    Epidemiol Prev 29:188-94. 2005
    ..To describe mortality and case fatality rate due to bacterial meningitis in the Lazio Region from 1996 to 2000, and to compare these estimates with those from Cause-of-death Registry (CDR) and Hospital Discharge Registry (HDR)...
  35. ncbi [Monitoring microbiological safety of small systems of water distribution. Comparison of two sampling programs in a town in central Italy]
    Paolo Papini
    Agenzia di Sanità Pubblica della Regione Lazio, Roma
    Epidemiol Prev 29:259-63. 2005
    ..To determine the frequency of sampling in small water distribution systems (<5,000 inhabitants) and compare the results according to different hypotheses in bacteria distribution...
  36. ncbi Are we understanding the respiratory effects of traffic related airborne particles?
    Francesco Forastiere
    Thorax 63:574-6. 2008