D Serraino

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Affiliation: Centro di Riferimento Oncologico
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Kaposi's sarcoma in transplant and HIV-infected patients: an epidemiologic study in Italy and France
    Diego Serraino
    Dip Epidemiologia, INMI L Spallanzani, Rome, Italy
    Transplantation 80:1699-704. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint [Ageing and cancer: association or causality?]
    Diego Serraino
    Centre anti cancéreux d Aviano, Aviano, Italie
    Med Sci (Paris) 23:26-8. 2007
  3. pmc Time trends of cancer mortality among elderly in Italy, 1970-2008: an observational study
    Ettore Bidoli
    Unit of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, IRCCS, Via Franco Gallini 2, 33081 Aviano, PN, Italy
    BMC Cancer 12:443. 2012
  4. pmc Lack of implementation of Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) vaccination policy in household contacts of HBV carriers in Italy
    Paola Scognamiglio
    Department of Epidemiology and Preclinical Research, Istituto Nazionale per le Malattie Infettive, L Spallanzani IRCCS, Rome, Italy
    BMC Infect Dis 9:86. 2009
  5. doi request reprint The impact of Kaposi sarcoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma on mortality of people with AIDS in the highly active antiretroviral therapies era
    Diego Serraino
    Unit of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, IRCCS, Via F Gallini 2, Aviano PN, Italy
    Cancer Epidemiol 34:257-61. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Risk of cancer following immunosuppression in organ transplant recipients and in HIV-positive individuals in southern Europe
    Diego Serraino
    Unita di Epidemiologia e Biostatistica, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, Via F Gallini, 2, 33081 Aviano PN, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 43:2117-23. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Infection with human herpesvirus type 8 and Kaposi's sarcoma in Sardinia
    D Serraino
    UOC Epidemiologia and Biostatistica, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, IRCCS, 33081 Aviano, Italy
    Infection 34:39-42. 2006
  8. doi request reprint Survival after AIDS diagnosis in Italy, 1999-2006: a population-based study
    Diego Serraino
    Unit of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, IRCCS, Aviano, Italy
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 52:99-105. 2009
  9. pmc Elevated risks of death for diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular diseases in Italian AIDS cases
    Diego Serraino
    Unit of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Centro di Riferimento Onocologico, IRCCS, Aviano, Italy
    AIDS Res Ther 7:11. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint The spectrum of AIDS-defining diseases: temporal trends in Italy prior to the use of highly active anti-retroviral therapies, 1982-1996
    P Pezzotti
    Centro Operativo AIDS, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    Int J Epidemiol 28:975-81. 1999

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  1. ncbi request reprint Kaposi's sarcoma in transplant and HIV-infected patients: an epidemiologic study in Italy and France
    Diego Serraino
    Dip Epidemiologia, INMI L Spallanzani, Rome, Italy
    Transplantation 80:1699-704. 2005
    ..A follow-up study was conducted in Italy and in France to compare the epidemiology of Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) between human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected people and transplant recipients...
  2. ncbi request reprint [Ageing and cancer: association or causality?]
    Diego Serraino
    Centre anti cancéreux d Aviano, Aviano, Italie
    Med Sci (Paris) 23:26-8. 2007
    ..In this contribution the main epidemiological aspects of cancer in the elderly are discussed, keeping in mind that the ageing process is associated with cancer but does not cause it. double dagger...
  3. pmc Time trends of cancer mortality among elderly in Italy, 1970-2008: an observational study
    Ettore Bidoli
    Unit of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, IRCCS, Via Franco Gallini 2, 33081 Aviano, PN, Italy
    BMC Cancer 12:443. 2012
    ..A comprehensive description of the burden of cancer mortality among Italian elderly (65-84 years of age) in the last four decades has not been carried out yet. Cancer mortality rates were used to describe time trends between 1970-2008...
  4. pmc Lack of implementation of Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) vaccination policy in household contacts of HBV carriers in Italy
    Paola Scognamiglio
    Department of Epidemiology and Preclinical Research, Istituto Nazionale per le Malattie Infettive, L Spallanzani IRCCS, Rome, Italy
    BMC Infect Dis 9:86. 2009
    ....
  5. doi request reprint The impact of Kaposi sarcoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma on mortality of people with AIDS in the highly active antiretroviral therapies era
    Diego Serraino
    Unit of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, IRCCS, Via F Gallini 2, Aviano PN, Italy
    Cancer Epidemiol 34:257-61. 2010
    ..We aimed at quantifying the burden of KS and NHL on mortality of PWA in the HAART period in Italy...
  6. ncbi request reprint Risk of cancer following immunosuppression in organ transplant recipients and in HIV-positive individuals in southern Europe
    Diego Serraino
    Unita di Epidemiologia e Biostatistica, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, Via F Gallini, 2, 33081 Aviano PN, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 43:2117-23. 2007
    ..8), and of borderline statistical significance in HIV-positive people (95% CI:0.9-2.8). Immune depression entails a two-fold increased overall risk of cancers, mainly related to cancers associated with a viral aetiology...
  7. ncbi request reprint Infection with human herpesvirus type 8 and Kaposi's sarcoma in Sardinia
    D Serraino
    UOC Epidemiologia and Biostatistica, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, IRCCS, 33081 Aviano, Italy
    Infection 34:39-42. 2006
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Survival after AIDS diagnosis in Italy, 1999-2006: a population-based study
    Diego Serraino
    Unit of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, IRCCS, Aviano, Italy
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 52:99-105. 2009
    ..To provide survival estimates of Italian people with AIDS (PWA) in the highly active antiretroviral therapy era and to identify prognostic factors at diagnosis and illnesses present at death...
  9. pmc Elevated risks of death for diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular diseases in Italian AIDS cases
    Diego Serraino
    Unit of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Centro di Riferimento Onocologico, IRCCS, Aviano, Italy
    AIDS Res Ther 7:11. 2010
    ..In comparison with the general population, the risks of death were 6.4-fold higher for DM (95% CI:3.5-10.8), 2.3-fold higher for myocardial infarction (95% CI:1.4-3.7) and 3.0 for chronic ischemic heart diseases (95% CI: 1.5-5.2)...
  10. ncbi request reprint The spectrum of AIDS-defining diseases: temporal trends in Italy prior to the use of highly active anti-retroviral therapies, 1982-1996
    P Pezzotti
    Centro Operativo AIDS, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    Int J Epidemiol 28:975-81. 1999
    ..To evaluate time trends of the spectrum of AIDS-defining diseases in Italy, 1982-1996...
  11. ncbi request reprint Incidence of Kaposi's sarcoma and HHV-8 seroprevalence among homosexual men with known dates of HIV seroconversion. Italian Seroconversion Study
    G Rezza
    Laboratory of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    AIDS 14:1647-53. 2000
    ..To evaluate temporal trends of Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) and of the KS-related human herpesvirus (HHV-8) among homosexual men who seroconverted for HIV between 1984 and 1997...
  12. doi request reprint The impact of obesity and diabetes mellitus on the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma
    J Polesel
    S O C Epidemiologia e Biostatistica, IRCCS, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, Aviano, Pordenone, Italy
    Ann Oncol 20:353-7. 2009
    ..To evaluate the association of obesity and DM with HCC risk, we conducted a hospital-based, case-control study in two Italian areas...
  13. pmc Pattern of cancer risk in persons with AIDS in Italy in the HAART era
    L Dal Maso
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico IRCCS, Aviano, Italy
    Br J Cancer 100:840-7. 2009
    ..Improvements in the timely identification of HIV-positive individuals are also a priority in Italy to avoid the adverse consequences of delayed HAART use...
  14. ncbi request reprint Demographic indicators and risk of infection with human herpesvirus type 8 in Central Italy
    C Valdarchi
    Epidemiology Unit, Department of Infectious Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    Infection 35:22-5. 2007
    ....
  15. ncbi request reprint Non-Hodgkin lymphoma among young adults with and without AIDS in Italy
    L Dal Maso
    Servizio di Epidemiologia, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, Aviano PN, Italy
    Int J Cancer 93:430-5. 2001
    ..Our present linkage of RAIDS and CRs represents an efficient tool for the surveillance of trends in incidence and survival of NHL among PWA in Italy...
  16. doi request reprint Incidence of thyroid cancer in Italy, 1991-2005: time trends and age-period-cohort effects
    L Dal Maso
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit, Aviano Cancer Center, IRCCS, Aviano, Italy
    Ann Oncol 22:957-63. 2011
    ..In Italy, some of the highest incidence rates (IRs) of thyroid cancer (TC) worldwide have been reported...
  17. ncbi request reprint A seroprevalence study of human herpesvirus type 8 (HHV8) in eastern and Central Africa and in the Mediterranean area
    D Serraino
    Dipartimento di Epidemiologia, Istituto Nazionale per le Malattie Infettive Lazzaro Spallanzani, IRCCS, Rome, Italy
    Eur J Epidemiol 17:871-6. 2001
    ..The high prevalence of HHV8 infection in newborns, children and adolescents in Egypt, in eastern and in Central Africa strongly suggests the existence of transmission modes other than sexual...
  18. doi request reprint Fiber intake and pancreatic cancer risk: a case-control study
    E Bidoli
    Unit of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, Aviano, Italy
    Ann Oncol 23:264-8. 2012
    ..A case-control study was carried out in northern Italy to further investigate the role of various types of dietary fibers in the etiology of pancreatic cancer...
  19. ncbi request reprint Persistent generalized lymphadenopathy syndrome vs "AIDS"--unrelated malignant lymphoma: comparison of presenting clinical and laboratory findings in 88 patients. AIDS and Related Syndromes Study Group
    U Tirelli
    Division of Medical Oncology, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, Aviano, Italy
    Tumori 75:222-5. 1989
    ..If not already performed, HIV antibody detection should be carried out in this setting...
  20. ncbi request reprint Cervicovaginal shedding of TT virus in HIV-infected women
    S Calcaterra
    National Institute for Infectious Diseases L. Spallanzani, Rome, Italy
    J Hum Virol 4:343-5. 2001
    ..0%) than HPV-negative women (p = 0.04). CONCLUSIONS: TT virus excretion in the female genital tract of human immunodeficiency virus-infected women is common, further supporting sexual transmission of this virus...
  21. ncbi request reprint Risk of invasive cervical cancer among women with, or at risk for, HIV infection
    D Serraino
    Epidemiology Unit, IRCCS Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, Aviano, Italy
    Int J Cancer 82:334-7. 1999
    ..15 cases were expected). Our findings confirm previous suggestions showing an increased risk of ICC among HIV-infected women and have important implications at the individual and public health levels...
  22. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of AIDS-related tumours in developed and developing countries
    L Dal Maso
    Servizio di Epidemiologia, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, IRCCS, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Via Pedemontana Occ, 33081 PN, Aviano, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 37:1188-201. 2001
    ..In Africa, the AIDS epidemic led to KS becoming the most common cancer type in men in several areas. The RR of AIDS-associated tumours were lower in Africa than those reported in western countries...
  23. ncbi request reprint Frequency and determinants of use of antiretroviral and prophylactic therapies against Pneumocystis carinii Pneumonia (PCP) before AIDS diagnosis in Italy
    P A Napoli
    Centro Operativo AIDS, Laboratory of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    Eur J Epidemiol 14:41-7. 1998
    ..Results were similar for PCP prophylaxis. Lack of awareness of HIV infection, HIV exposure category, and geographical area were the most important factors associated with treatment before AIDS diagnosis...
  24. ncbi request reprint Better response to chemotherapy and prolonged survival in AIDS-related lymphomas responding to highly active antiretroviral therapy
    A Antinori
    National Institute for Infectious Diseases Lazzaro Spallanzani, IRCCS, Rome, Italy
    AIDS 15:1483-91. 2001
    ..To evaluate the impact of response to highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) on the natural history of AIDS non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) and to analyse the feasibility, efficacy and toxicity of HAART in combination with chemotherapy...
  25. ncbi request reprint Viral infections and cancer: epidemiological aspects
    D Serraino
    Epidemiologic Department, National Institute for Infectious Diseases Lazzaro Spallanzani-IRCCS, Rome, Italy
    J Biol Regul Homeost Agents 15:224-8. 2001
    ..In this paper, the epidemiological evidence concerning some of the major aspects of the association between viruses and cancer are summarised...
  26. pmc The epidemiology of recurrent bacterial pneumonia in people with AIDS in Europe
    V Puro
    Department of Epidemiology, National Institute for Infectious Diseases, L Spallanzani, IRCCS, Via Portuense 292, 00149, Rome
    Epidemiol Infect 133:237-43. 2005
    ..The study findings confirm the crucial role of intravenous drug use in the occurrence of RBP and suggest that highly active antiretroviral therapies mi.ht have had a postponing impact on the relative frequency of RBP as ADI...
  27. pmc Risk of cancer other than Kaposi's sarcoma and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in persons with AIDS in Italy. Cancer and AIDS Registry Linkage Study
    S Franceschi
    Servizio di Epidemiologia, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, Aviano PN, Italy
    Br J Cancer 78:966-70. 1998
    ..An association with invasive carcinoma of the cervix is also shown at a population level. The excess of non-melanomatous skin cancer seems to be lower than in transplant recipients...
  28. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of a new combination chemotherapy regimen in patients older than 70 years with unfavorable non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
    U Tirelli
    Division of Medical Oncology, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, INRCCS, Aviano, Italy
    J Clin Oncol 10:228-36. 1992
    ..A prospective trial with a new combination of etoposide, mitoxantrone, and prednimustine (VMP), specifically devised for elderly patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), was undertaken...
  29. ncbi request reprint De novo malignancies after organ transplantation: focus on viral infections
    P Piselli
    Department of Epidemiology, National Institute for Infectious Diseases L Spallanzani, Rome, Italy
    Curr Mol Med 13:1217-27. 2013
    ....
  30. pmc Risk of Kaposi's sarcoma and of other cancers in Italian renal transplant patients
    D Serraino
    1Dip Epidemiologia, INMI L Spallanzani, Via Portunese 292, 00149, Rome, Italy
    Br J Cancer 92:572-5. 2005
    ..Kaposi's sarcoma risk was higher in persons born in southern than in northern Italy. Significant increases were also observed for cancers of the lip, liver, kidney and for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma...
  31. pmc Urinary human polyomavirus and papillomavirus infection and bladder cancer risk
    J Polesel
    Unit of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, IRCCS Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, 33081 Aviano PN, Italy
    Br J Cancer 106:222-6. 2012
    ..The association of transitional cell carcinomas of the bladder (TCB) with Schistosoma haematobium suggested a possible role of infections in the aetiology of TCB...
  32. ncbi request reprint Infection with human herpesvirus type 8 and kaposi's sarcoma in a central Italian area formerly endemic for malaria
    D Serraino
    Dept of Epidemiology, National Institute for Infectious Diseases L Spallanzani, IRCCS, Via Portuense 292, I 00149 Rome, Italy
    Infection 31:47-50. 2003
    ..This area of central Italy was formerly endemic for malaria and it is now covered by a population-based cancer registry...
  33. doi request reprint Tobacco smoking, alcohol consumption and pancreatic cancer risk: a case-control study in Italy
    R Talamini
    SOC Epidemiologia e Biostatistica, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, IRCCS, Via Franco Gallini, 2, 33081 Aviano, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 46:370-6. 2010
    ..In conclusion, we found that tobacco smoking and alcohol drinking are two independent risk factors for pancreatic cancer which may be responsible for approximately one third of these cancers in our population...
  34. ncbi request reprint The changing picture of the HIV/AIDS epidemic
    G Ippolito
    Dipartimento di Epidemiologia, Istituto Nazionale per le Malattie Infettive Lazzaro Spallanzani IRCCS, Rome, Italy
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 946:1-12. 2001
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint Incidence of invasive cervical cancer in a cohort of HIV-seropositive women before and after the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy
    M Dorrucci
    AIDS and STD Unit, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 26:377-80. 2001
    ..80--28.24). It remains to be determined whether the continued increase in ICC incidence after the introduction of HAART is attributable to a decreasing competitive mortality from other AIDS-defining diseases among HIV-infected women...
  36. pmc Dietary intakes of carotenoids and other nutrients in the risk of nasopharyngeal carcinoma: a case-control study in Italy
    J Polesel
    Unit of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, IRCCS, Via F Gallini 2, 33081 Aviano, Italy
    Br J Cancer 107:1580-3. 2012
    ..Dietary habits have been related to the risk of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), but information on a wide range of macro- and micronutrients is still lacking, particularly for low-incidence countries...
  37. ncbi request reprint Infection with human herpes virus type 8 in an area at high prevalence for hepatitis C virus infection in southern Italy
    M Montella
    Servizio di Epidemiologia, Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Fondazione G Pascale, Rome, Italy
    J Viral Hepat 11:268-70. 2004
    ..However, our findings have important public health implications, especially in Mediterranean countries where HCV and HHV-8 infections are endemic...
  38. ncbi request reprint [Analysis of infectious disease mortality in Italy]
    C Angeletti
    Dipartimento di Epidemiologia, Istituto Nazionale per le Malattie Infettive L Spallanzani, IRCCS, Rome, Italy
    Infez Med 12:174-80. 2004
    ..This exhaustive methodological approach to identifying infectious causes of deaths allows us to better define the burden of infections on mortality and register downward trends similar to those found in other industrialized countries...
  39. ncbi request reprint HIV infection among low-risk first lifetime testers in Rome, 1990-2000
    V Galati
    Dept of Epidemiology, INMI L Spallanzani, IRCCS, Rome, Italy
    Infection 33:61-5. 2005
    ..This study was aimed at describing prevalence and determinants of HIV infection among Italian low-risk subjects seeking their first lifetime HIV test...
  40. ncbi request reprint Hormone-related factors and gynecological conditions in relation to endometrial cancer risk
    Antonella Zucchetto
    SOC Epidemiologia e Biostatistica, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, IRCCS, Aviano, Italy
    Eur J Cancer Prev 18:316-21. 2009
    ..In conclusion, this study confirms the importance of multiparity, years of menstruation, and oral contraceptive use in endometrial cancer etiology, thus contributing to identify women at elevated risk of such neoplasm...
  41. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of functional disability among elderly patients with cancer
    D Serraino
    Epidemiology Unit, IRCCS Lazzaro Spallanzani, Via Portuense 292, 00149, Rome, Italy
    Crit Rev Oncol Hematol 39:269-73. 2001
    ..Specifically, 8% of patients had continence limitations and 13% had limitations in taking the prescribed drugs. By multivariate analysis, a poor PS turned out to be a strong independent determinant of both ADL and IADL disabilities...
  42. pmc Trends of Kaposi's sarcoma at AIDS diagnosis in Europe and the United States, 1987-94
    S Franceschi
    Servizio di Epidemiologia, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, Aviano PN, Italy
    Br J Cancer 76:114-7. 1997
    ..Albeit underestimated, AIDS KS rates in the general male population at ages 25-49 are higher than those of the majority of cancer sites in the same age group...
  43. pmc Classic Kaposi's sarcoma in Italy, 1985-1998
    L Dal Maso
    Servizio di Epidemiologia e Biostatistica, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico IRCCS, via Pedemontana Occ le 12, 33081 Aviano, Italy
    Br J Cancer 92:188-93. 2005
    ..5 in individuals born in the same area, but 1.6 in individuals born in Southern Italy or in the Islands (rate ratio = 3.2) suggesting that KS-associated herpesvirus, the cause of KS, is acquired early in life...
  44. doi request reprint Cancer incidence in people with AIDS in Italy
    Jerry Polesel
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico IRCCS, Aviano, Pordenone, Italy
    Int J Cancer 127:1437-45. 2010
    ..This scenario calls, however, for the intensification of cancer-prevention strategies, notably smoking cessation and screening programs, in middle-aged HIV-patients...
  45. doi request reprint Excess mortality for non–AIDS-defining cancers among people with AIDS
    Antonella Zucchetto
    Unit of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico, Aviano, Italy
    Clin Infect Dis 51:1099-101. 2010
    ..The risk of death was 6.6-fold higher than in the general population, being particularly elevated for virus-related cancers. The study findings highlighted the importance of monitoring the cancer burden on mortality for people with AIDS...
  46. doi request reprint Reproductive, menstrual, and other hormone-related factors and risk of renal cell cancer
    Antonella Zucchetto
    SOC Epidemiologia e Biostatistica, IRCCS Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, Aviano PN, Italy
    Int J Cancer 123:2213-6. 2008
    ..Our findings give support to a role of hysterectomy in increasing RCC risk without corroborating, however, a major role of female hormone-related factors...
  47. doi request reprint Effect of obesity and other lifestyle factors on mortality in women with breast cancer
    Luigino Dal Maso
    Unita di Epidemiologia e Biostatistica, Centro Riferimento Oncologico, Aviano, Italy
    Int J Cancer 123:2188-94. 2008
    ..High BMI was the lifestyle risk factor that most consistently modified breast cancer prognosis in our study...
  48. ncbi request reprint The effect of aging on the incidence of Kaposi's sarcoma among HIV-positive individuals with known dates of seroconversion
    Maria Dorrucci
    AIDS and STD Unit, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    Int J Cancer 104:251-4. 2003
  49. pmc Self-reported history of Pap-smear in HIV-positive women in Northern Italy: a cross-sectional study
    Luigino Dal Maso
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico IRCCS, Via Gallini 2, 33081 Aviano PN, Italy
    BMC Cancer 10:310. 2010
    ..We also examined the sociodemographic, clinical, and organizational factors associated with adherence to cervical cancer screening...
  50. ncbi request reprint Incidence of primary liver cancer in Italy between 1988 and 2002: an age-period-cohort analysis
    Luigino Dal Maso
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit, Aviano Cancer Center, IRCCS, Via Franco Gallini 2, 33081 Aviano PN, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 44:285-92. 2008
    ..Incidence of PLC over the last two decades in Italy did not substantially change but huge geographical variability emerged, mainly due to different times and modalities of spread of hepatitis C virus...
  51. doi request reprint Cancer cohort consortium approach: cancer epidemiology in immunosuppressed groups
    Diego Serraino
    Virology Section, University Campus Bio Medico, Spallanzani Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Methods Mol Biol 471:409-19. 2009
    ..In this chapter, the use of this methodologic approach in southern Europe is illustrated and limitations are discussed...
  52. doi request reprint Screening history of women with invasive cervical cancer in north-east Italy
    Antonella Zucchetto
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, Aviano PN 33081, Italy
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 152:200-4. 2010
    ..To investigate associations between screening histories in relation to women's survival and tumor characteristics, with a focus on organized and opportunistic screenings...
  53. doi request reprint Dietary vitamins E and C and prostate cancer risk
    Ettore Bidoli
    Unita di Epidemiologia e Biostatistica, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, IRCCS, Aviano, PN, Italy
    Acta Oncol 48:890-4. 2009
    ..The epidemiologic evidence on dietary vitamins E and C and prostate cancer is controversial. Therefore, a case-control study was carried out to investigate the role of dietary intake of vitamins E and C in the etiology of prostate cancer...
  54. doi request reprint Fiber intake and endometrial cancer risk
    Ettore Bidoli
    Struttura Operativa Complessa di Epidemiologia e Biostatistica, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, Aviano, PN, Italy
    Acta Oncol 49:441-6. 2010
    ..Consequently, a case-control study was carried out to further investigate the role of dietary fiber intake in the etiology of endometrial cancer...
  55. ncbi request reprint [AIDS and injecting drug use: survival determinants in the highly active antiretroviral therapy era]
    Antonella Zucchetto
    Epidemiologia e Biostatistica, IRCCS Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, Via F Gallini 2, Aviano PN
    Epidemiol Prev 33:184-9. 2009
    ....
  56. ncbi request reprint Nutrients intake and the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma in Italy
    Jerry Polesel
    Unita di Epidemiologia e Biostatistica, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Via F Gallini 2, 33081 Aviano, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 43:2381-7. 2007
    ..61; 95% CI: 0.78-3.30). In conclusion, a diet rich in linoleic acid containing foods (e.g. white meats and fish) and beta-carotene was inversely related to HCC risk...
  57. doi request reprint Dietary habits and risk of pancreatic cancer: an Italian case-control study
    Jerry Polesel
    Unita di Epidemiologia e Biostatistica, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, IRCCS, Via Franco Gallini, 2, 33081 Aviano, Pordenone, Italy
    Cancer Causes Control 21:493-500. 2010
    ..To investigate the association between dietary habits and pancreatic cancer...
  58. doi request reprint Screening: is breast cancer overdiagnosed?
    Andrea Veronesi
    Division of Medical Oncology C, Epidemiology Unit, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, National Cancer Institute, Aviano, Italy
    Nat Rev Clin Oncol 6:682-3. 2009
    ....
  59. ncbi request reprint The impact of tobacco smoking and alcohol drinking on survival of patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma
    Renato Talamini
    Unit of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, National Cancer Institute, Aviano, Italy
    Int J Cancer 122:1624-9. 2008
    ..Our findings strongly encourage physicians to advice NHL patients to stop smoking and diminish alcohol consumption to obtain improvements in the course of NHL...
  60. ncbi request reprint Changes in neurocognitive performance in a cohort of patients treated with HAART for 3 years
    V Tozzi
    Fourth Division of Infectious Diseases, I.R.C.C.S. Lazzaro Spallanzani, Rome, Italy
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 28:19-27. 2001
    ....
  61. ncbi request reprint Incidence and timing of infections after liver transplant in Italy
    P Piselli
    INMI L Spallanzani IRCCS, Rome, Italy
    Transplant Proc 39:1950-2. 2007
    ..This study sought to estimate the incidence of infections and their main determinants in liver transplant recipients in the first year after transplantation...
  62. ncbi request reprint Ageing and cancer: the epidemiological point of view
    Diego Serraino
    Department of Epidemiology, National Institute for Infectious Diseases Lazzaro Spallanzani, IRCCS, Rome
    Tumori 88:S7-8. 2002
  63. doi request reprint Risk of Kaposi sarcoma after solid-organ transplantation: multicenter study in 4,767 recipients in Italy, 1970-2006
    P Piselli
    INMI L Spallanzani IRCCS, Rome, Italy
    Transplant Proc 41:1227-30. 2009
    ..These findings underscore the need for appropriate models for monitoring transplant recipients for KS, especially those at greater risk and, in particular, in the early postoperative period...
  64. pmc Exposure to animals and increased risk of marginal zone B-cell lymphomas of the ocular adnexae
    R Dolcetti
    Centro di Riferimento Oncologico IRCCS, National Cancer Institute, 33081, Aviano, Italy
    Br J Cancer 106:966-9. 2012
    ..We therefore investigated the role of professional and/or domestic exposures to animals in the occurrence of OAMZL, as compared with other types of lymphoma...
  65. ncbi request reprint CD30 ligand (CD30L)-expressing acute myeloid leukemias: a new model of paracrine interactions for the regulation of blast cells proliferation
    V Gattei
    Department of Medical Oncology, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, I R C C S, Aviano, Italy
    Leuk Lymphoma 35:21-35. 1999
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  66. ncbi request reprint Markers of human papillomavirus infection and their correlation with cervical dysplasia in human immunodeficiency virus-positive women
    E Riva
    Virology Section, University Campus Bio Medico, Spallanzani Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Clin Microbiol Infect 13:94-7. 2007
    ..The HPV DNA load in both HIV-positive and HIV-negative women was significantly higher in squamous intra-epithelial lesions than in negative Pap smears...
  67. ncbi request reprint Epidemiological aspects of major opportunistic infections of the respiratory tract in persons with AIDS: Europe, 1993-2000
    Diego Serraino
    Department of Epidemiology, National Institute for Infectious Diseases, IRCCS, Rome, Italy
    AIDS 17:2109-16. 2003
    ..To describe the epidemiology of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP), pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) and recurrent bacterial pneumonia (RBP) as AIDS-defining illnesses (ADI) in Europe...
  68. ncbi request reprint Invasive cervical cancer as an AIDS-defining illness in Europe
    Diego Serraino
    Dipartimento di Epidemiologia, Istituto Nazionale per le Malattie Infettive Lazzaro Spallanzani, Rome, Italy
    AIDS 16:781-6. 2002
    ..To evaluate the frequency and correlates of invasive cervical cancer (ICC) as an AIDS-defining illness (ADI) in Europe...
  69. doi request reprint Tobacco smoking and the risk of upper aero-digestive tract cancers: A reanalysis of case-control studies using spline models
    Jerry Polesel
    Unita di Epidemiologia e Biostatistica, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, Aviano, Italy
    Int J Cancer 122:2398-402. 2008
    ..The excess of risk among people smoking 2 cigarettes/day highlights the absence of any harmless level for cigarette smoking, and it further supports the need of public health programs against tobacco smoking...
  70. ncbi request reprint Genetic variability in E6 and E7 genes of human papillomavirus -16, -18, -31 and -33 from HIV-1-positive women in Italy
    Anna Rosa Garbuglia
    Laboratory of Virology, Lazzaro Spallanzani National Institute of Infectious Diseases INMI, Rome, Italy
    New Microbiol 30:377-82. 2007
    ..HPV-31, the second most common HPV type, showed the highest diversity for both regions. On the whole, 26 out of 59 mutations were non-synonymous. The variability of these proteins may have implications in HPV vaccine strategies...
  71. ncbi request reprint Factors related to virologic failure among HIV-positive injecting drug users treated with combination antiretroviral therapy including two nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors and nevirapine
    M Zaccarelli
    National Institute for Infectious Diseases Lazzaro Spallanzani, Rome, Italy
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 16:67-73. 2002
    ..Our results show that continuing injecting drug use and treatment breaks are the main factors that can lead to treatment failure in IDUs and easily to NNRTI class resistance...
  72. ncbi request reprint Virologic, hematologic, and immunologic risk factors for classic Kaposi sarcoma
    Elizabeth E Brown
    Viral Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, Maryland, USA
    Cancer 107:2282-90. 2006
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  73. ncbi request reprint Reduced incidence of Kaposi's sarcoma and of systemic non-hodgkin's lymphoma in HIV-infected individuals treated with highly active antiretroviral therapy
    M P Carrieri
    Int J Cancer 103:142-4. 2003
  74. ncbi request reprint Incidence of AIDS-defining cancers after AIDS diagnosis among people with AIDS in Italy, 1986-1998
    Silvia Franceschi
    Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 34:84-90. 2003
    ..5% in 1993-1996 to 2.4% in 1997-1998, but IRs after AIDS could not be evaluated. On account of the marked decline of KS in men in 1997-1998, the overall burden of ADCs in Italy became similar in both genders...
  75. ncbi request reprint Delayed presentation and late testing for HIV: demographic and behavioral risk factors in a multicenter study in Italy
    Enrico Girardi
    Dipartimento di Epidemiologia, INMI Lazzaro Spallanzani, Roma, Italy
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 36:951-9. 2004
    ..42) reduced the odds of delayed presentation. Interventions aimed at promoting timely access to care of HIV-infected persons should consider differentiated programs for delayed presentation and late testing...
  76. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for classical Kaposi's sarcoma
    James J Goedert
    Viral Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD 20892, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 94:1712-8. 2002
    ..Although all forms of KS are associated with the KS-associated herpesvirus (KSHV), classical KS occurs in a small fraction of KSHV-infected people. We sought to identify risk factors for classical KS in KSHV-infected individuals...
  77. ncbi request reprint Hair dye use and risk of lymphoid neoplasms and soft tissue sarcomas
    Alessandra Tavani
    Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Via Eritrea 62, 20157 Milan, Italy
    Int J Cancer 113:629-31. 2005
    ..Our study indicates that there is no appreciable association between ever use of any type of hair dyes and the risk of HD, NHL, MM or STS...
  78. ncbi request reprint Screening for human herpesvirus 8 antibodies in Italian organ transplantation centers
    Diego Serraino
    Clin Infect Dis 40:203-5. 2005
  79. ncbi request reprint Breast cancer in 70 years old or older patients: tumor characteristics and prognostic factors
    Lucia Fratino
    Divisione di Oncologia Medica, Azienda Ospedale, Universita, Padua
    Tumori 88:S79-80. 2002
  80. ncbi request reprint Correlates of Human Herpesvirus-8 DNA detection among adults in Italy without Kaposi sarcoma
    Elizabeth E Brown
    Viral Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, DHHS, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 34:1110-7. 2005
    ..The presence of Human Herpesvirus-8 (HHV8) DNA is predictive of Kaposi sarcoma (KS) among patients with HIV-associated or iatrogenic immunosuppression. However, correlates of HHV8-DNA detection in the general population remain undefined...
  81. ncbi request reprint Host immunogenetics and control of human herpesvirus-8 infection
    Elizabeth E Brown
    Viral Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, Rockville 20852, Maryland, USA
    J Infect Dis 193:1054-62. 2006
    ..Host genes important for control of HHV-8 infection are not well characterized...
  82. doi request reprint Epidemiology of viral hepatitis infections in an area of southern Italy with high incidence rates of liver cancer
    Mario Fusco
    Registro Tumori della Regione Campania, ASL NA4 Brusciano, Naples, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 44:847-53. 2008
    ..Sexual intercourse with HCV-positive individuals conveyed a 3-fold higher risk of HCV infection. This study quantified the spread of HCV and HBV in the population of southern Italy heavily affected by liver cancer...
  83. ncbi request reprint Associations of classic Kaposi sarcoma with common variants in genes that modulate host immunity
    Elizabeth E Brown
    National Cancer Institute, 6120 Executive Boulevard, EPS 8005 MSC 7248 Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:926-34. 2006
    ..Among KSHV-seropositive Italians, CKS risk was associated with diplotypes of IL8RB and IL13, supporting laboratory evidence of immune-mediated pathogenesis...
  84. ncbi request reprint Alcohol consumption and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma: a pooled analysis
    Lindsay M Morton
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    Lancet Oncol 6:469-76. 2005
    ..We aimed to assess the role of alcohol consumption in NHL with sufficient sample size to analyse by both type of alcoholic beverage and disease subtype...
  85. ncbi request reprint Lung cancer in persons with AIDS in Italy, 1985-1998
    Luigino Dal Maso
    AIDS 17:2117-9. 2003
  86. ncbi request reprint Treatment of non-Hodgkin's lymphomas in elderly patients
    Roberto Bordonaro
    Oncology Unit, Vittorio Emanuele II Hospital, Catania, Italy
    Clin Lymphoma 5:37-44. 2004
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  87. ncbi request reprint [Time trends in infectious disease mortality in Italy: 1969-1999]
    Diego Serraino
    Dipartimento di Epidemiologia, Istituto nazionale perle malattie infettive L Spallanzani, IRCCS, Roma
    Epidemiol Prev 28:322-9. 2004
    ..To describe the global impact of infectious diseases on mortality in Italy from 1969 to 1999...
  88. ncbi request reprint [End-of-life and palliative care: the experience of the Tuscany region, Italy]
    Stefania Rodella
    Agenzia regionale di sanità della Toscana, Osservatorio qualità, Firenze
    Epidemiol Prev 31:225-31. 2007
    ..Seventy-five percent of people dying in 2003 had at least one hospital admission in the 12 previous months, while 42.1 percent of deaths occurred in hospital (more than half of them in Internal Medicine or Intensive Care Units)...
  89. ncbi request reprint Neurocognitive impairment and survival in a cohort of HIV-infected patients treated with HAART
    Valerio Tozzi
    National Institute for Infectious Diseases Lazzaro Spallanzani, 00149 Rome, Italy
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 21:706-13. 2005
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  90. ncbi request reprint Incidence of second primary cancer in transplanted patients
    Emanuela Taioli
    University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, PA 15232, USA
    Transplantation 81:982-5. 2006
    ..However, the incidence of a second primary cancer in transplanted patients has never been studied, despite the fact that the presence of regular follow-ups and the increased survival of these patients make them a very attractive model...
  91. ncbi request reprint Recent improvement in the survival of patients with advanced nonsmall cell lung cancer enrolled in phase III trials of first-line, systemic chemotherapy
    Alessandra Bearz
    Cancer 110:2593-4; author reply 2594. 2007
  92. ncbi request reprint Comprehensive geriatric assessment adds information to Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status in elderly cancer patients: an Italian Group for Geriatric Oncology Study
    Lazzaro Repetto
    Unità Operativa Geriatria Oncologica, Istituto Nazionale di Riposo e Cura per Anziani and Unità di Oncologia, Ospedale Fatebenefratelli Isola Tiberina, Roma, Italy
    J Clin Oncol 20:494-502. 2002
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