Giovanni Viegi

Summary

Affiliation: Institute of Clinical Physiology
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Correction: carrozzi, L.; et Al. Life gain in italian smokers who quit. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public health 2014, 11, 2395-2406
    Laura Carrozzi
    Pulmonary Unit, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Department, University Hospital of Pisa, Via Paradisa 2, Cisanello, Pisa 56124, Italy
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 11:5970-4. 2014
  2. pmc Environmental effects on fractional exhaled nitric oxide in allergic children
    Stefania La Grutta
    Health and Environment Unit, Regional Agency for Environment Protection ARPA, Sicilia, Corso Calatafimi 217, 90129 Palermo, Italy
    J Allergy (Cairo) 2012:916926. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Life gain in Italian smokers who quit
    Laura Carrozzi
    Pulmonary Unit, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Department, University Hospital of Pisa, Via Paradisa 2, Cisanello, Pisa 56124, Italy
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 11:2395-406. 2014
  4. pmc Respiratory symptoms in children living near busy roads and their relationship to vehicular traffic: results of an Italian multicenter study (SIDRIA 2)
    Enrica Migliore
    Cancer Epidemiology Unit, AOU San Giovanni Battista Hospital Center for Cancer Prevention CPO Piedmont and University of Turin, Via Santena 7, 10126 Turin, Italy
    Environ Health 8:27. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint [Epidemiology of the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: environmental and occupational risk]
    G Viegi
    Unità di Epidemiologia Ambientale Polmonare, Istituto di Fisiologia Clinica, CNR, Pisa
    G Ital Med Lav Ergon 28:270-2. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Indoor air pollution and airway disease
    G Viegi
    Pulmonary Environmental Epidemiology Unit, CNR Institute of Clinical Physiology, Pisa, Italy
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 8:1401-15. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint The proportional Venn diagram of obstructive lung disease in the Italian general population
    Giovanni Viegi
    Pulmonary Environmental Epidemiology Unit, CNR Institute of Clinical Physiology, Via Trieste 41, 56126 Pisa, Italy
    Chest 126:1093-101. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Chronic obstructive lung diseases and occupational exposure
    Giovanni Viegi
    Environmental Epidemiology Group, CNR Institute of Clinical Physiology, Pisa, Italy
    Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 2:115-21. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint Definition, epidemiology and natural history of COPD
    G Viegi
    CNR Institute of Clinical Physiology, Via Trieste 41, 56126, Pisa, Italy
    Eur Respir J 30:993-1013. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: health effects of air pollution
    Giovanni Viegi
    Pulmonary Environmental Epidemiology Unit, CNR Institute of Clinical Physiology, Via Trieste 41, 56126 Pisa, Italy
    Respirology 11:523-32. 2006

Detail Information

Publications50

  1. ncbi request reprint Correction: carrozzi, L.; et Al. Life gain in italian smokers who quit. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public health 2014, 11, 2395-2406
    Laura Carrozzi
    Pulmonary Unit, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Department, University Hospital of Pisa, Via Paradisa 2, Cisanello, Pisa 56124, Italy
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 11:5970-4. 2014
    ..The authors wish to add the following amendments and corrections on their paper published in IJERPH [1]. [...]. ..
  2. pmc Environmental effects on fractional exhaled nitric oxide in allergic children
    Stefania La Grutta
    Health and Environment Unit, Regional Agency for Environment Protection ARPA, Sicilia, Corso Calatafimi 217, 90129 Palermo, Italy
    J Allergy (Cairo) 2012:916926. 2012
    ..Further research is also needed to assess the effects of remedial interventions aimed at reducing/abating environmental exposures in asthmatic/allergic patients...
  3. doi request reprint Life gain in Italian smokers who quit
    Laura Carrozzi
    Pulmonary Unit, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Department, University Hospital of Pisa, Via Paradisa 2, Cisanello, Pisa 56124, Italy
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 11:2395-406. 2014
    ..The estimates of the number of years of life that could be gained by quitting smoking, when computed specifically for a single smoker, could be used by physicians and health professionals to promote a quit attempt. ..
  4. pmc Respiratory symptoms in children living near busy roads and their relationship to vehicular traffic: results of an Italian multicenter study (SIDRIA 2)
    Enrica Migliore
    Cancer Epidemiology Unit, AOU San Giovanni Battista Hospital Center for Cancer Prevention CPO Piedmont and University of Turin, Via Santena 7, 10126 Turin, Italy
    Environ Health 8:27. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate whether there were specific effects of cars and trucks traffic on current asthma symptoms (i.e. wheezing) and cough or phlegm, and to examine the validity of self-reported traffic exposure...
  5. ncbi request reprint [Epidemiology of the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: environmental and occupational risk]
    G Viegi
    Unità di Epidemiologia Ambientale Polmonare, Istituto di Fisiologia Clinica, CNR, Pisa
    G Ital Med Lav Ergon 28:270-2. 2006
    ..In view of historical trend of risk factors exposure, further epidemiological studies are necessary for a better knowledge of COPD natural history...
  6. ncbi request reprint Indoor air pollution and airway disease
    G Viegi
    Pulmonary Environmental Epidemiology Unit, CNR Institute of Clinical Physiology, Pisa, Italy
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 8:1401-15. 2004
    ..Further research is necessary to better evaluate the respiratory health effects of indoor pollution and to implement protective programmes for public health...
  7. ncbi request reprint The proportional Venn diagram of obstructive lung disease in the Italian general population
    Giovanni Viegi
    Pulmonary Environmental Epidemiology Unit, CNR Institute of Clinical Physiology, Via Trieste 41, 56126 Pisa, Italy
    Chest 126:1093-101. 2004
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Chronic obstructive lung diseases and occupational exposure
    Giovanni Viegi
    Environmental Epidemiology Group, CNR Institute of Clinical Physiology, Pisa, Italy
    Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 2:115-21. 2002
    ..The implications of this substantial occupational contribution to asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease must be considered in research planning, in public policy decision-making, and in clinical practice...
  9. ncbi request reprint Definition, epidemiology and natural history of COPD
    G Viegi
    CNR Institute of Clinical Physiology, Via Trieste 41, 56126, Pisa, Italy
    Eur Respir J 30:993-1013. 2007
    ..Smoking prevention and smoking cessation are the most important epidemiological measurements to counteract chronic obstructive pulmonary disease epidemics...
  10. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: health effects of air pollution
    Giovanni Viegi
    Pulmonary Environmental Epidemiology Unit, CNR Institute of Clinical Physiology, Via Trieste 41, 56126 Pisa, Italy
    Respirology 11:523-32. 2006
    ..Thus, respiratory physicians, as well as public health professionals, should advocate for a cleaner environment...
  11. ncbi request reprint Respiratory symptoms/diseases and environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) in never smoker Italian women
    Marzia Simoni
    Unità di Epidemiologia Ambientale Polmonare, Istituto di Fisiologia Clinica, CNR Institute of Clinical Physiology, Via Trieste, 41 56126 Pisa, Italy
    Respir Med 101:531-8. 2007
    ..To study the relationship between respiratory/allergic disorders and chronic environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) exposure to husband or at workplace among non-smoking women of a general population in Italy...
  12. doi request reprint Urban residence is associated with bronchial hyperresponsiveness in Italian general population samples
    Sara Maio
    Pulmonary Environmental Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Clinical Physiology, National Research Council, Pisa, Italy
    Chest 135:434-41. 2009
    ..Indoor and outdoor pollution play an important role too, but few studies have analyzed the association with BHR. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of urban residence on BHR...
  13. ncbi request reprint Indoor exposures and acute respiratory effects in two general population samples from a rural and an urban area in Italy
    Marzia Simoni
    Pulmonary Environmental Epidemiological Unit, CNR Institute of Clinical Physiology, Pisa, Italy
    J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol 14:S144-52. 2004
    ..23-1.53, for diurnal variation). In conclusion, indoor pollution exposures were associated with the presence of acute respiratory symptoms and mild lung function impairment in a rural and an urban area of Northern-Central Italy...
  14. ncbi request reprint Reference equations for spirometry from a general population sample in central Italy
    Francesco Pistelli
    U O Pneumologia e Fisiopatologia Respiratoria Universitaria, Dipartimento Cardio Toracico, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Pisana, Pisa, Italy
    Respir Med 101:814-25. 2007
    ....
  15. ncbi request reprint Respiratory symptoms/diseases, impaired lung function, and drug use in two Italian general population samples
    Marzia Simoni
    Pulmonary Environmental Epidemiology Unit, CNR Institute of Clinical Physiology, Via Trieste, 41, 56126 Pisa, Italy
    Respir Med 102:82-91. 2008
    ..Research and practice indicate that a sizeable amount of prescribed drugs is never used...
  16. ncbi request reprint Impact of asthma and comorbid allergic rhinitis on quality of life and control in patients of Italian general practitioners
    Sara Maio
    Pulmonary Environmental Epidemiology Unit, CNR Institute of Clinical Physiology, Pisa, Italy
    J Asthma 49:854-61. 2012
    ..The aim of this observational study is to assess the impact of asthma and comorbid allergic rhinitis on individual/social burden, quality of life, and disease control in asthmatic patients of Italian GPs...
  17. doi request reprint Changes in obesity status and lung function decline in a general population sample
    Francesco Pistelli
    Cardio Thoracic Department, University Hospital of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Respir Med 102:674-80. 2008
    ..In this general population sample, remaining or becoming obese increases the decline in lung function over 8 years, while becoming non-obese decreases it...
  18. ncbi request reprint [Epidemiology of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease]
    Antonio Scognamiglio
    Unità di Epidemiologia Ambientale Polmonare, Istituto di Fisiologia Clinica, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Pisa
    Ann Ist Super Sanita 39:467-84. 2003
    ..Furthermore, the disease often is under-diagnosed and treated only at advanced stages, whilst it is a substantial health problem even among young adults. This needs to be taken into account by health personnel and decision-makers...
  19. ncbi request reprint Plasma, salivary and urinary cotinine in non-smoker Italian women exposed and unexposed to environmental tobacco smoking (SEASD study)
    Marzia Simoni
    Unità di Epidemiologia Ambientale Polmonare, Istituto di Fisiologia Clinica, CNR, Via Trieste 41, 56126 Pisa, Italy
    Clin Chem Lab Med 44:632-8. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to compare cotinine determinations in three biological fluids for assessing environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) exposure in female non-smokers (n=1605) in Italy...
  20. doi request reprint The ARGA study with general practitioners: impact of medical education on asthma/rhinitis management
    Sandra Baldacci
    Pulmonary Environmental Epidemiology Unit, CNR Institute of Clinical Physiology, Via Trieste, 41 56126 Pisa, Italy
    Respir Med 106:777-85. 2012
    ..To evaluate the impact of a medical education course (MEC) on the behaviour of general practitioners (GPs) to treat asthma and allergic rhinitis (AR)...
  21. doi request reprint Association of Blattella germanica sensitization with atopic diseases in pediatric allergic patients
    Stefania La Grutta
    Health and Environment Unit, Regional Agency for Environment Protection ARPA Sicilia, and School of specialisation in Pediatrics University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 22:521-7. 2011
    ..The extent to which the sensitization to the German cockroach Blattella germanica (BG) affects onset/presence of rhinoconjunctivitis (RC) in children is unknown...
  22. ncbi request reprint Epidemiological survey on incidence and treatment of community acquired pneumonia in Italy
    Giovanni Viegi
    Pulmonary Environmental Epidemiology Unit, CNR Institute of Clinical Physiology, Pisa, Italy
    Respir Med 100:46-55. 2006
    ..To estimate annual incidence of community acquired pneumonia (CAP) in an Italian general population sample...
  23. doi request reprint The European Respiratory Society spirometry tent: a unique form of screening for airway obstruction
    Sara Maio
    Pulmonary Environmental Epidemiology Unit, CNR Institute of Clinical Physiology, Pisa, Italy
    Eur Respir J 39:1458-67. 2012
    ..In addition to being a useful advocacy tool, the spirometry tent represents an unusual occasion for early detection of airway obstruction in large numbers of city residents with an important public health perspective...
  24. ncbi request reprint The Po River Delta (north Italy) indoor epidemiological study: effects of pollutant exposure on acute respiratory symptoms and respiratory function in adults
    Marzia Simoni
    Department of Diagnostic and Experimental Medicine, Section of General Pathology, University of Ferrara, CNR Institute of Clinical Physiology, Pisa, Italy
    Arch Environ Health 57:130-6. 2002
    ..In conclusion, the results of the current study indicate that there is an association between relatively low doses of pollutants and acute respiratory symptoms and peak expiratory flow in adults...
  25. ncbi request reprint HDL and clinical and biochemical correlates in Italian non-smoker women
    Federico Bigazzi
    CNR Institute of Clinical Physiology, Via Moruzzi, 1 Località S Cataldo, 56010 Pisa, Italy
    Clin Chem Lab Med 42:1408-16. 2004
    ..A surprisingly high prevalence of very low (< or = 35 mg/dl) and high (> or = 66 mg/dl) HDL levels in Italian women further confirms the importance of studies on the HDL distribution in different population groups...
  26. ncbi request reprint Respiratory effects of environmental pollution: epidemiological data
    S Baldacci
    Pulmonary Environmental Epidemiology Group, CNR Institute of Clinical Physiology, Via Trieste 41, 56126 Pisa, Italy
    Monaldi Arch Chest Dis 57:156-60. 2002
    ..Thus, respiratory physicians, as well as public health professionals, should advocate for a cleaner environment...
  27. doi request reprint Total viable molds and fungal DNA in classrooms and association with respiratory health and pulmonary function of European schoolchildren
    Marzia Simoni
    Pulmonary Environmental Epidemiology Unit, CNR Institute of Clinical Physiology, Pisa, Italy
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 22:843-52. 2011
    ..Schools should be routinely tested through both culturable and non-culturable methods for global indoor molds' evaluation...
  28. doi request reprint Pharmacotherapy for smoking cessation
    Laura Carrozzi
    Cardio Thoracic Department, University Hospital of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Ther Adv Respir Dis 2:301-17. 2008
    ..Further efforts should be aimed at optimizing treatment management and increasing smoking cessation rates in the general population...
  29. doi request reprint School air quality related to dry cough, rhinitis and nasal patency in children
    M Simoni
    Pulmonary Environmental Epidemiology Unit, CNR Institute of Clinical Physiology, Pisa, Italy
    Eur Respir J 35:742-9. 2010
    ..A poor IAQ is frequent in European classrooms; it is related to respiratory disturbances and affects nasal patency...
  30. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of airways obstruction in a general population: European Respiratory Society vs American Thoracic Society definition
    G Viegi
    CNR Institute of Clinical Physiology, Pulmonary Environmental Epidemiology Group Pisa, Italy
    Chest 117:339S-45S. 2000
    ..To evaluate the distribution of airways obstruction in a general population sample...
  31. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
    G Viegi
    Pulmonary Environmental Epidemiology Group CNR Institute of Clinical Physiology, Pisa, Italy
    Respiration 68:4-19. 2001
    ..Unfortunately, international standards for the diagnosis of COPD are lacking, which complicates the organization of appropriate epidemiological surveys...
  32. ncbi request reprint Indoor air pollution and respiratory health in the elderly
    M Simoni
    Pulmonary Environmental Epidemiology Group, CNR Institute of Clinical Physiology, Pisa, Italy
    Eur Respir J Suppl 40:15s-20s. 2003
    ..Both the presence of environmental tobacco smoke at home and exposure to the high respirable suspended particles-index were associated with a decrease in the mean daily peak expiratory flow...
  33. pmc Mould/dampness exposure at home is associated with respiratory disorders in Italian children and adolescents: the SIDRIA-2 Study
    M Simoni
    Pulmonary Environmental Epidemiology Unit, CNR Institute of Clinical Physiology, Pisa, Italy
    Occup Environ Med 62:616-22. 2005
    ..To report on the relation between home mould and/or dampness exposure and respiratory disorders in a large sample of children and adolescents in Italy, accounting for age at time of exposure...
  34. ncbi request reprint Inter-laboratory comparison of flow-volume curve measurements as quality control procedure in the framework of an international epidemiological study (PEACE project)
    G Viegi
    CNR Institute of Clinical Physiology, Pisa, Italy
    Respir Med 94:194-203. 2000
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in a north Italian rural area
    G Viegi
    CNR Institute of Clinical Physiology, University of Pisa, Italy
    Eur J Epidemiol 10:725-31. 1994
    ..In conclusion, our findings show that, beside lifetime cigarette smoking, other host--or environment--related conditions are important risk factors for COPD, suggesting the need for a more thorough strategy for prevention...
  36. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal changes of body mass index, spirometry and diffusion in a general population
    M Bottai
    CNUCE Institute of the National Research Council CNR, Pisa, Italy
    Eur Respir J 20:665-73. 2002
    ..Overweight patients with ventilatory impairment should be routinely encouraged to lose weight for improving their lung function...
  37. ncbi request reprint American Thoracic Society Statement: Occupational contribution to the burden of airway disease
    John Balmes
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 167:787-97. 2003
  38. ncbi request reprint Segregation analysis of bronchial hyperresponsiveness in a general population in north Italy
    Margaret Kurzius-Spencer
    Arizona Respiratory Center, University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, Tucson, Arizona 85724, USA
    Am J Med Genet A 125:232-9. 2004
    ..This may be evidence of a gene by smoking effect, and suggests that in families of smokers, a single locus gene may in part explain the inheritance of a compound phenotype (BHR x packyears)...
  39. ncbi request reprint [Effects of indoor exposures on respiratory and allergic disorders]
    Marzia Simoni
    IFC CNR, Pisa
    Epidemiol Prev 29:57-61. 2005
    ..The complex relations between keeping a dog or cat at home and respiratory/allergic symptoms/diseases in childhood warrants further studies...
  40. ncbi request reprint Changes in prevalence of asthma and allergies among children and adolescents in Italy: 1994-2002
    Claudia Galassi
    Regional Health Agency, Emilia Romagna, Bologna, Italy
    Pediatrics 117:34-42. 2006
    ..Several studies conducted during the 1990s indicated an increase in the prevalence of symptoms of asthma; more recent investigations suggest that the trend is stabilizing or may even be reversing...
  41. ncbi request reprint [Outdoor risk factors and adverse effects on respiratory health in childhood]
    Giovanna Berti
    ARPA Piemonte, Torino
    Epidemiol Prev 29:62-6. 2005
    ..These results, confirming previous findings (SIDRIA, 1994-95), show that children living near streets with intense traffic of heavy vehicles are at higher risk for adverse respiratory effects, especially for productive cough...
  42. ncbi request reprint [Parental smoking and respiratory disorders in childhood]
    Manuela De Sario
    ASL Roma E, Roma
    Epidemiol Prev 29:52-6. 2005
    ....
  43. ncbi request reprint [Changes in social characteristics and risk factors for asthma and allergies among children and adolescents in Italy]
    Elisabetta Chellini
    CSPO, Firenze
    Epidemiol Prev 29:80-5. 2005
    ..The levels of exposure to outdoor (traffic) and indoor (passive smoking) pollutants are still high, although a decreasing trend in parents' smoking habits is evident...
  44. ncbi request reprint [Trends in the frequency of asthma and allergies]
    Manuela De Sario
    ASL Roma E, Roma
    Epidemiol Prev 29:86-90. 2005
    ....
  45. doi request reprint Factors that influence exhaled nitric oxide in Italian schoolchildren
    Fabio Cibella
    Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto di Biomedicina e Immunologia Molecolare, Palermo, Italy
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 101:407-12. 2008
    ..Conflicting results exist about the meaning of exhaled nitric oxide (eNO) in epidemiologic studies, mainly because of the numerous factors that may affect the measurement...
  46. doi request reprint Biomass fuels and respiratory diseases: a review of the evidence
    Carlos Torres-Duque
    Proc Am Thorac Soc 5:577-90. 2008
    ..Consequently, complex solutions need to be locally adapted, and involve the commitment and active participation of governments, scientific societies, nongovernmental organizations, and the general community...
  47. ncbi request reprint Inhaled corticosteroids are more effective in COPD patients when used with LABA than with SABA
    Victor A Kiri
    Worldwide Epidemiology GlaxoSmithKline R and D, Greenford, UK
    Respir Med 99:1115-24. 2005
    ..We conclude that in moderate to severe COPD patients, the combined use of ICS with LABA is more effective in reducing the risk of re-hospitalization or death than the combined use of ICS with SABA...
  48. ncbi request reprint Rhinitis and snoring as risk factors for hypertension in post-menopausal women
    Giuseppe M Corbo
    Servizio di Fisiopatologia Respiratoria, Universita Cattolica, Rome, Italy
    Respir Med 100:1368-73. 2006
    ..Since menopausal status is an important determinant of blood pressure, we evaluated the relationship between rhinitis, snoring and blood pressure taking into account the modifying effect of menopausal status...
  49. ncbi request reprint Major causes of death in China
    Peter D Wagner
    N Engl J Med 354:874-6; author reply 874-6. 2006
  50. ncbi request reprint [The proportion of respiratory disorders in childhood attributable to preventable and not preventable risk factors]
    Francesco Forastiere
    ASL Roma E, Roma
    Epidemiol Prev 29:67-9. 2005
    ..5% and 18% (among children and adolescents respectively) are potentially avoidable if exposure to ETS, molds in the home and high traffic in the street of residence are avoided...