S Boccia

Summary

Affiliation: Catholic University
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Prospective 3-year surveillance for nosocomial and environmental Legionella pneumophila: implications for infection control
    S Boccia
    Institute of Hygiene, Catholic University Medical School, Rome, Italy
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:459-65. 2006
  2. doi request reprint A systematic review evaluating the methodological aspects of meta-analyses of genetic association studies in cancer research
    Stefania Boccia
    Institute of Hygiene, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Eur J Epidemiol 25:765-75. 2010
  3. ncbi request reprint Sulfotransferase 1A1 polymorphism and gastric cancer risk: a pilot case-control study
    Stefania Boccia
    Institute of Hygiene, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, L go F Vito, 1, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Cancer Lett 229:235-43. 2005
  4. pmc Evaluation of the Endorsement of the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis (PRISMA) Statement on the Quality of Published Systematic Review and Meta-Analyses
    Nikola Panic
    Section of Hygiene, Institute of Public Health, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia University Clinical Hospital Center Dr Dragisa Misovic Dedinje, Belgrade, Serbia
    PLoS ONE 8:e83138. 2013
  5. pmc Patterns of smoking prevalence among the elderly in Europe
    Alessandra Lugo
    Department of Epidemiology, IRCCS, Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, 20156 Milan, Italy
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 10:4418-31. 2013
  6. pmc Methodological quality of English-language genetic guidelines on hereditary breast-cancer screening and management: an evaluation using the AGREE instrument
    Benedetto Simone
    Institute of Hygiene, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, L, go F, Vito 1, 00168 Rome, Italy
    BMC Med 10:143. 2012
  7. pmc A case-control study on the effect of Apolipoprotein E genotypes on gastric cancer risk and progression
    Emma De Feo
    Institute of Hygiene, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    BMC Cancer 12:494. 2012
  8. pmc A case-control study on the combined effects of p53 and p73 polymorphisms on head and neck cancer risk in an Italian population
    Paola Galli
    Institute of Hygiene Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    BMC Cancer 9:137. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint CYP1A1, CYP2E1, GSTM1, GSTT1, EPHX1 exons 3 and 4, and NAT2 polymorphisms, smoking, consumption of alcohol and fruit and vegetables and risk of head and neck cancer
    Stefania Boccia
    Genetic Epidemiology and Molecular Biology Unit, Institute of Hygiene, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Largo Francesco Vito 1, 00168 Rome, Italy
    J Cancer Res Clin Oncol 134:93-100. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase C677T and A1298C polymorphisms and susceptibility to gastric adenocarcinoma in an Italian population
    Stefania Boccia
    Institute of Hygiene, Rome, Italy
    Biomarkers 12:635-44. 2007

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Publications38

  1. ncbi request reprint Prospective 3-year surveillance for nosocomial and environmental Legionella pneumophila: implications for infection control
    S Boccia
    Institute of Hygiene, Catholic University Medical School, Rome, Italy
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:459-65. 2006
    ..To perform a 3-year, prospective surveillance program for legionnaires disease (LD) in a large university hospital in Rome, and to assess the usefulness of the hospital water monitoring program in predicting the risk of nosocomial LD...
  2. doi request reprint A systematic review evaluating the methodological aspects of meta-analyses of genetic association studies in cancer research
    Stefania Boccia
    Institute of Hygiene, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Eur J Epidemiol 25:765-75. 2010
    ..007). Although we showed a general methodological improvement over time, guidelines on conducting and reporting meta-analyses of genetic association studies are needed to enhance their methodological quality...
  3. ncbi request reprint Sulfotransferase 1A1 polymorphism and gastric cancer risk: a pilot case-control study
    Stefania Boccia
    Institute of Hygiene, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, L go F Vito, 1, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Cancer Lett 229:235-43. 2005
    ..Our preliminary findings suggest for the first time that the SULT1A1 His213 allele may be important in the development of gastric cancer, with other factors modulating such effect...
  4. pmc Evaluation of the Endorsement of the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis (PRISMA) Statement on the Quality of Published Systematic Review and Meta-Analyses
    Nikola Panic
    Section of Hygiene, Institute of Public Health, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia University Clinical Hospital Center Dr Dragisa Misovic Dedinje, Belgrade, Serbia
    PLoS ONE 8:e83138. 2013
    ..Our aim was to evaluate the impact of PRISMA endorsement on the quality of reporting and methodological quality of systematic reviews and meta-analyses, published in journals in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology (GH)...
  5. pmc Patterns of smoking prevalence among the elderly in Europe
    Alessandra Lugo
    Department of Epidemiology, IRCCS, Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, 20156 Milan, Italy
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 10:4418-31. 2013
    ..9%). Anti-tobacco campaigns and smoking cessation interventions specifically targeted to the elderly are urgently needed in Europe. ..
  6. pmc Methodological quality of English-language genetic guidelines on hereditary breast-cancer screening and management: an evaluation using the AGREE instrument
    Benedetto Simone
    Institute of Hygiene, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, L, go F, Vito 1, 00168 Rome, Italy
    BMC Med 10:143. 2012
    ..We examined the methodological quality of guidelines on syndromes conferring genetic susceptibility to breast cancer...
  7. pmc A case-control study on the effect of Apolipoprotein E genotypes on gastric cancer risk and progression
    Emma De Feo
    Institute of Hygiene, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    BMC Cancer 12:494. 2012
    ..An inverse relationship between cholesterol levels and gastric cancer (GC) has been previously reported, although the relationship between apoE genotypes and GC has not been explored so far...
  8. pmc A case-control study on the combined effects of p53 and p73 polymorphisms on head and neck cancer risk in an Italian population
    Paola Galli
    Institute of Hygiene Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    BMC Cancer 9:137. 2009
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  9. ncbi request reprint CYP1A1, CYP2E1, GSTM1, GSTT1, EPHX1 exons 3 and 4, and NAT2 polymorphisms, smoking, consumption of alcohol and fruit and vegetables and risk of head and neck cancer
    Stefania Boccia
    Genetic Epidemiology and Molecular Biology Unit, Institute of Hygiene, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Largo Francesco Vito 1, 00168 Rome, Italy
    J Cancer Res Clin Oncol 134:93-100. 2008
    ..As risk-modifiers of alcohol and tobacco effects, metabolic genes polymorphisms were investigated as susceptibility candidates for squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN)...
  10. ncbi request reprint Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase C677T and A1298C polymorphisms and susceptibility to gastric adenocarcinoma in an Italian population
    Stefania Boccia
    Institute of Hygiene, Rome, Italy
    Biomarkers 12:635-44. 2007
    ..A possible survival effect of the MTHFR C677T genotype in gastric cancer patients deserves further investigations with larger sample sizes...
  11. pmc Polymorphisms in metabolic genes, their combination and interaction with tobacco smoke and alcohol consumption and risk of gastric cancer: a case-control study in an Italian population
    Stefania Boccia
    Genetic Epidemiology and Molecular Biology Unit, Institute of Hygiene, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    BMC Cancer 7:206. 2007
    ..The distribution and the potential gene-gene and gene-environment interaction of selected metabolic genetic polymorphisms was investigated in relation to gastric cancer risk in an Italian population...
  12. ncbi request reprint Meta- and pooled analyses of the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase C677T and A1298C polymorphisms and gastric cancer risk: a huge-GSEC review
    Stefania Boccia
    Institute of Hygiene, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Am J Epidemiol 167:505-16. 2008
    ..05, 95% CI: 1.13, 3.72) versus high (OR = 0.95, 95% CI: 0.54, 1.67) folate levels. Overall, these findings support the hypothesis that folate plays a role in gastric carcinogenesis...
  13. doi request reprint Meta-analyses of the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase C677T and A1298C polymorphisms and risk of head and neck and lung cancer
    Stefania Boccia
    Genetic Epidemiology and Molecular Biology Unit, Institute of Hygiene, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, L go F Vito 1, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Cancer Lett 273:55-61. 2009
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  14. doi request reprint Aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 and head and neck cancer: a meta-analysis implementing a Mendelian randomization approach
    Stefania Boccia
    Genetic Epidemiology and Molecular Biology Unit, Institute of Hygiene, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, L go F Vito 1, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:248-54. 2009
    ..57; P for interaction = 0.43). Besides showing the effectiveness of the Mendelian randomization approach, these findings support the theory that alcohol increases head and neck cancer risk through the carcinogenic action of acetaldehyde...
  15. ncbi request reprint The integration of genome-based information for common diseases into health policy and healthcare as a major challenge for Public Health Genomics: the example of the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase gene in non-cancer diseases
    Stefania Boccia
    Institute of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Mutat Res 667:27-34. 2009
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  16. pmc Molecular epidemiology of Legionella pneumophila environmental isolates representing nine different serogroups determined by automated ribotyping and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis
    S Boccia
    Institute of Hygiene, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Epidemiol Infect 133:1097-105. 2005
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  17. ncbi request reprint Glutathione S-transferase T1 status and gastric cancer risk: a meta-analysis of the literature
    Stefania Boccia
    Institute of Hygiene, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, L go F Vito, 1 00168 Rome, Italy
    Mutagenesis 21:115-23. 2006
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  18. ncbi request reprint A case-control study investigating the role of sulfotransferase 1A1 polymorphism in head and neck cancer
    Stefania Boccia
    Institute of Hygiene, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, L go F Vito 1, 00168 Rome, Italy
    J Cancer Res Clin Oncol 132:466-72. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether SULT1A1 Arg213His polymorphisms are risk factors for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (SCCHN)...
  19. ncbi request reprint CYP2E1PstI/RsaI polymorphism and interaction with tobacco, alcohol and GSTs in gastric cancer susceptibility: A meta-analysis of the literature
    Stefania Boccia
    Institute of Hygiene, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, L go F Vito, 1 00168 Rome, Italy
    Carcinogenesis 28:101-6. 2007
    ..This meta-analysis suggests that the CYP2E1 PstI/RsaI polymorphism may be a risk factor for gastric cancer in Asians, and that a synergic relation among GSTM1 and CYP2E1 may account for a proportion of gastric cancer cases...
  20. ncbi request reprint Prognostic factors and outcomes in Italian patients undergoing curative gastric cancer surgery
    B Posteraro
    Department of Public Health, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy Electronic address
    Eur J Surg Oncol 40:345-51. 2014
    ..Survival of patients after curative surgical resection for gastric cancer (GC) remains poor, thus emphasizing the need for better definition of prognostic factors to improve the long-term course of disease...
  21. doi request reprint A case-control study on the effect of p53 and p73 gene polymorphisms on gastric cancer risk and progression
    Emma De Feo
    Genetic Epidemiology and Molecular Biology Unit, Institute of Hygiene, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Mutat Res 675:60-5. 2009
    ..Along with the protective effect of p53 exon 4-intron 6 allelic variants, already noted for breast and lung cancer, our results require confirmation from larger studies...
  22. ncbi request reprint Glutathione s-transferase gene polymorphisms in Italian patients with sudden sensorineural hearing loss
    Gabriella Cadoni
    Institute of Otorhinolaryngology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Otol Neurotol 27:1166-9. 2006
    ..Assuming that reactive oxygen species formation may play a role in inner ear damage, we investigated whether profiles of GSTs antioxidant enzymes M1 and T1 genotypes may be associated with the risk of SSNHL...
  23. ncbi request reprint Glutathione S-transferase M1 status and gastric cancer risk: a meta-analysis
    Giuseppe La Torre
    Institute of Hygiene, Catholic University Medical School, L go F Vito, 1 00168 Rome, Italy
    Cancer Lett 217:53-60. 2005
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  24. pmc A systematic review of meta-analyses on gene polymorphisms and gastric cancer risk
    Francesco Gianfagna
    Institute of Hygiene, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Curr Genomics 9:361-74. 2008
    ..Priorities on the design of further primary studies are then provided...
  25. ncbi request reprint Smoking status and gastric cancer risk: an updated meta-analysis of case-control studies published in the past ten years
    Giuseppe La Torre
    Institute of Hygiene, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Tumori 95:13-22. 2009
    ..A meta-analysis of published studies was performed in order to clarify the risk of gastric cancer associated with cigarette smoking status...
  26. pmc A review of genetic epidemiology of head and neck cancer related to polymorphisms in metabolic genes, cell cycle control and alcohol metabolism
    G Cadoni
    Institute of Otorhinolaryngology, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital 32:1-11. 2012
    ..An increased risk for HNC was also associated reported for P53 codon 72 Pro/Pro, ALDH2 and three variants of the ADH gene: ADH1B (rs1229984), ADH7 (rs1573496) and ADH1C (rs698)...
  27. doi request reprint Meta-analysis of the brain-derived neurotrophic factor gene (BDNF) Val66Met polymorphism in anxiety disorders and anxiety-related personality traits
    Alessandra Frustaci
    Institute of Psychiatry and Psychology, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery A Gemelli, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Neuropsychobiology 58:163-70. 2008
    ..We carried out meta-analyses to evaluate the relationship between the BDNF Val66Met (valine, methionine) polymorphism and anxiety disorders (AD) or anxiety-related personality traits (ARPT)...
  28. doi request reprint Prevalence and risk factors of extrapancreatic malignancies in a large cohort of patients with intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) of the pancreas
    A Larghi
    Digestive Endoscopy Unit, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Ann Oncol 24:1907-11. 2013
    ..The objectives of this study are to estimate prevalence and incidence of extrapancreatic malignancies (EPMs) among intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs) of the pancreas, and to identify risk factors for their occurrence...
  29. ncbi request reprint Ratio of metastatic lymph nodes: impact on staging and survival of gastric cancer
    R Persiani
    First General Surgery Unit, Department of Surgery, Catholic University, Rome, Largo A Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Eur J Surg Oncol 34:519-24. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the prognostic value and staging accuracy of the metastatic lymph nodes ratio (NR)...
  30. ncbi request reprint Age- and sex-related utilisation of cardiac procedures and interventions: a multicentric study in Italy
    Antonio Boccia
    University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 101:179-84. 2005
    ..The aim of the study was to investigate the influence of age and sex of patient on the utilisation of cardiac procedure and interventions in Italy...
  31. ncbi request reprint Azole susceptibility patterns and genetic relationship among oral Candida strains isolated in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy
    Evelina Tacconelli
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 31:38-44. 2002
    ..Our findings demonstrate that most cases of HIV-associated OPC observed in the HAART era are caused by azole-susceptible strains. The reversion of an isolate from azole resistant to azole susceptible is related to strain replacement...
  32. ncbi request reprint Genotypic analysis by 27A DNA fingerprinting of Candida albicans strains isolated during an outbreak in a neonatal intensive care unit
    Stefania Boccia
    Institute of Microbiology, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 23:281-4. 2002
    ..albicans isolates was performed by DNA fingerprinting with the 27A probe. This genotypic analysis demonstrated that the isolates were identical, providing evidence for the circulation of a unique C. albicans strain...
  33. ncbi request reprint Meta-analysis and pooled analysis of GSTM1 and CYP1A1 polymorphisms and oral and pharyngeal cancers: a HuGE-GSEC review
    Leonor Varela-Lema
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
    Genet Med 10:369-84. 2008
    ..1-4.5) in ever smokers. A joint effect was observed for GSTM1 homozygous deletion and the CYP1A1 m1m2 variant on cancer risk. Our findings suggest that tobacco use and genetic factors play a significant role in oral and pharyngeal cancer...
  34. pmc Legionella contamination in hot water of Italian hotels
    Paola Borella
    Department of Hygiene and Microbiology, Via Campi, 287, I 41100 Modena, Italy
    Appl Environ Microbiol 71:5805-13. 2005
    ..pneumophila serogroup 1 colonization. The possible role of chlorine in favoring the survival of Legionella species is discussed...
  35. ncbi request reprint Candida parapsilosis bloodstream infection in pediatric oncology patients: results of an epidemiologic investigation
    Brunella Posteraro
    Institute of Microbiology, Largo F Vito, 1 00168 Rome, Italy
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 25:641-5. 2004
    ..To investigate an outbreak of Candida parapsilosis bloodstream infections (BSIs) involving three patients admitted to a pediatric oncology unit between April and June 2002...
  36. ncbi request reprint Epidemiological investigation on a suggestive case of Legionella pneumonia and public health implications
    Paola Borella
    Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio E, Modena, Italy
    Scand J Infect Dis 38:725-8. 2006
    ..pneumophila serogroup 1 isolated at low concentration in a sporting club bath. Diagnostic, clinical and epidemiological aspects are discussed for their relevant public health implications...
  37. pmc Catheter-related candidemia caused by Candida lipolytica in a patient receiving allogeneic bone marrow transplantation
    Domenico D'Antonio
    Servizio di Microbiologia Clinica del Dipartimento di Ematologia ed Oncologia, Ospedale Spirito Santo, e Cattedra di Ematologia, Pescara, Italy
    J Clin Microbiol 40:1381-6. 2002
    ..The genomic differences that emerged between the isolates and the control strains were indicative of a certain degree of genetic diversity between C. lipolytica isolates from different geographical areas...