Cristina Fortes

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Affiliation: Istituto Dermopatico dell'Immacolata
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Walking four times weekly for at least 15min is associated with longevity in a Cohort of very elderly people
    Cristina Fortes
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, IDI IRCSS, Rome, Italy Electronic address
    Maturitas 74:246-51. 2013
  2. ncbi request reprint The combination of depressive symptoms and smoking shorten life expectancy among the aged
    Cristina Fortes
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, IDI IRCSS, Rome, Italy
    Int Psychogeriatr 24:624-30. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint The protective effect of coffee consumption on cutaneous melanoma risk and the role of GSTM1 and GSTT1 polymorphisms
    Cristina Fortes
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Istituto Dermopatico dell Immacolata, IDI IRCSS, Via dei Monti di Creta, 104, 00167, Rome, Italy
    Cancer Causes Control 24:1779-87. 2013
  4. doi request reprint The relation between dietary habits and urinary levels of 3-phenoxybenzoic acid, a pyrethroid metabolite
    C Fortes
    Istituto Dermopatico dell Immacolata, IDI IRCCS, Roma, Italy
    Food Chem Toxicol 52:91-6. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Lupus erythematosus. Are residential insecticides exposure the missing link?
    Cristina Fortes
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Istituto Dermopatico dell Immacolata, IDI, Via dei Monti di Creta 104, 00167 Roma, Italy
    Med Hypotheses 75:590-3. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Identifying individuals at high risk of melanoma: a simple tool
    Cristina Fortes
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, IDI IRCCS, Rome, Italy
    Eur J Cancer Prev 19:393-400. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint Reliability of self-reported household pesticide use
    Cristina Fortes
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, IDI IRCCS, ISS, Rome, Italy
    Eur J Cancer Prev 18:404-6. 2009
  8. doi request reprint A protective effect of the Mediterranean diet for cutaneous melanoma
    C Fortes
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Istituto Dermopatico dell Immacolata, IDI IRCCS, Via dei Monti di Creta, 104, 00167 Rome, Italy
    Int J Epidemiol 37:1018-29. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Nutritional epidemiological studies in cancer prevention: what went wrong, and how to move forwards
    Cristina Fortes
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Istituto Dermopatico dell Immacolata, IDI IRCCS, Roma, Italy
    Eur J Cancer Prev 20:518-25. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Nonsolar occupational risk factors for cutaneous melanoma
    Cristina Fortes
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Istituto Dermopatico dell Immacolata IDI IRCCS, Rome, Italy
    Int J Dermatol 47:319-28. 2008

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Publications23

  1. ncbi request reprint Walking four times weekly for at least 15min is associated with longevity in a Cohort of very elderly people
    Cristina Fortes
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, IDI IRCSS, Rome, Italy Electronic address
    Maturitas 74:246-51. 2013
    ..This study investigated the role of walking outdoors on longevity, controlling for individual and other life-style factors as possible confounders...
  2. ncbi request reprint The combination of depressive symptoms and smoking shorten life expectancy among the aged
    Cristina Fortes
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, IDI IRCSS, Rome, Italy
    Int Psychogeriatr 24:624-30. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between depressive symptoms and mortality, controlling for health, nutritional status, and life-style factors...
  3. ncbi request reprint The protective effect of coffee consumption on cutaneous melanoma risk and the role of GSTM1 and GSTT1 polymorphisms
    Cristina Fortes
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Istituto Dermopatico dell Immacolata, IDI IRCSS, Via dei Monti di Creta, 104, 00167, Rome, Italy
    Cancer Causes Control 24:1779-87. 2013
    ..The authors examined the association between coffee consumption and cutaneous melanoma and the implication of GSTM1 and GSTT1 polymorphisms...
  4. doi request reprint The relation between dietary habits and urinary levels of 3-phenoxybenzoic acid, a pyrethroid metabolite
    C Fortes
    Istituto Dermopatico dell Immacolata, IDI IRCCS, Roma, Italy
    Food Chem Toxicol 52:91-6. 2013
    ..88; 95%CI: 1.50-31.7), were associated with high urine 3-PBA levels (≥0.70 μg/g creatinine). The results of this study suggest that part of the variation in pyrethrois intake is explained by vegetable intake...
  5. doi request reprint Lupus erythematosus. Are residential insecticides exposure the missing link?
    Cristina Fortes
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Istituto Dermopatico dell Immacolata, IDI, Via dei Monti di Creta 104, 00167 Roma, Italy
    Med Hypotheses 75:590-3. 2010
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  6. ncbi request reprint Identifying individuals at high risk of melanoma: a simple tool
    Cristina Fortes
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, IDI IRCCS, Rome, Italy
    Eur J Cancer Prev 19:393-400. 2010
    ..The risk model may help family doctors in referring patients to dermatological clinics and thus improve early diagnosis...
  7. ncbi request reprint Reliability of self-reported household pesticide use
    Cristina Fortes
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, IDI IRCCS, ISS, Rome, Italy
    Eur J Cancer Prev 18:404-6. 2009
    ..Overall, there was a good reproducibility in self-reported exposure to pesticides. This findings may reinforce earlier studies that showed that residential pesticides may cause cancer...
  8. doi request reprint A protective effect of the Mediterranean diet for cutaneous melanoma
    C Fortes
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Istituto Dermopatico dell Immacolata, IDI IRCCS, Via dei Monti di Creta, 104, 00167 Rome, Italy
    Int J Epidemiol 37:1018-29. 2008
    ..The latter is usually fatal, rendering knowledge about prevention extremely important. We assessed the role of some food components of the Mediterranean diet and cutaneous melanoma...
  9. doi request reprint Nutritional epidemiological studies in cancer prevention: what went wrong, and how to move forwards
    Cristina Fortes
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Istituto Dermopatico dell Immacolata, IDI IRCCS, Roma, Italy
    Eur J Cancer Prev 20:518-25. 2011
    ..However, if we identify high-risk individuals using models that include genetic polymorphisms, or in the future, MicroRNA profiles, prevention trials could be designed to target only these groups...
  10. doi request reprint Nonsolar occupational risk factors for cutaneous melanoma
    Cristina Fortes
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Istituto Dermopatico dell Immacolata IDI IRCCS, Rome, Italy
    Int J Dermatol 47:319-28. 2008
  11. ncbi request reprint The association between residential pesticide use and cutaneous melanoma
    Cristina Fortes
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Istituto Dermopatico dell Immacolata IDI IRCCS, Via dei Monti di Creta, 104, 00167 Rome, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 43:1066-75. 2007
    ..A dose response was observed for the intensity of pesticides use (p(trend)=0.027). The results indicate that residential pesticide exposure may be an independent risk factor for cutaneous melanoma...
  12. ncbi request reprint Relationship between smoking and the clinical severity of psoriasis
    Cristina Fortes
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Istituto Dermopatico dell Immacolata, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico, Via dei Monti di Creta 104, 00167 Rome, Italy
    Arch Dermatol 141:1580-4. 2005
    ..To evaluate the association between different components of smoking history and the clinical severity of psoriasis...
  13. doi request reprint Polymorphisms of GSTM1 and GSTT1, sun exposure and the risk of melanoma: a case-control study
    Cristina Fortes
    Istituto Dermopatico dell Immacolata, Clinical Epidemiology Unit, IDI IRCCS, Rome, Italy
    Acta Derm Venereol 91:284-9. 2011
    ..16; 95% CI 1.18-70.9). The results suggest that subjects carrying both GSTM1 and GSTT1 null polymorphisms and experiencing sunburns in childhood have an extremely high risk of melanoma...
  14. ncbi request reprint Survival and prognostic variables of cutaneous melanoma observed between 1995 and 2000 at Istituto Dermopatico Dell'Immacolata (IDI-IRCCS), Rome, Italy
    Cristina Fortes
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Istituto Dermopatico dell Immacolata IDI IRCCS, Via dei Monti di Creta, 104, 00167 Rome, Italy
    Eur J Cancer Prev 15:171-7. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate 5-year survival and to investigate the association between melanoma mortality and clinical and histological features...
  15. ncbi request reprint The protective effect of the Mediterranean diet on lung cancer
    Cristina Fortes
    Clinical Epidemiology Department, Istituto Dermopatico dell Immacolata, IDI IRCCSS, Rome, Italy
    Nutr Cancer 46:30-7. 2003
    ..Our results indicate that some food items typical of the Mediterranean diet are associated with decreased lung cancer risk...
  16. ncbi request reprint Depressive symptoms lead to impaired cellular immune response
    Cristina Fortes
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, IDI IRCSS, Rome, Italy
    Psychother Psychosom 72:253-60. 2003
    ..The biological mechanisms by which depression alters the immune system is not yet understood. The purpose of this study was to investigate the longitudinal relationship between depressive symptoms and cellular immune response...
  17. ncbi request reprint High expression of the mismatch repair protein MSH6 is associated with poor patient survival in melanoma
    Ester Alvino
    From the Institute of Translational Pharmacology, National Council of Research, Rome, Italy
    Am J Clin Pathol 142:121-32. 2014
    ..In this study, we evaluated the potential prognostic value of mismatch repair protein expression in PMs...
  18. ncbi request reprint Quality of life impairment and psychological distress in elderly patients with psoriasis
    F Sampogna
    Health Services Research Unit, Istituto Dermopatico dell Immacolata IDI IRCCS, Rome, Italy
    Dermatology 215:341-7. 2007
    ..The management of psoriasis, which has a major impact on quality of life (QoL), deserves a specific attention to elderly patients' problems and needs. Our aim was to describe the QoL of elderly patients with psoriasis...
  19. ncbi request reprint Expression of vascular endothelial growth factor-C in primary cutaneous melanoma predicts sentinel lymph node positivity
    Francesca Cianfarani
    Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory, IDI IRCCS, Rome, Italy
    J Cutan Pathol 39:826-34. 2012
    ..Early evidences indicate that VEGF-C expression in human primary melanoma could be predictive of lymph nodal metastases, whereas the role of lymphangiogenesis is still controversial...
  20. ncbi request reprint Reproducibility of skin characteristic measurements and reported sun exposure history
    Cristina Fortes
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Istituto Dermopatico dell Immacolata IDI IRCCS, Via Monti di Creta 104, Rome 00167, Italy
    Int J Epidemiol 31:446-8. 2002
  21. ncbi request reprint Dietary factors associated with wheezing and allergic rhinitis in children
    S Farchi
    Agency for Public Health, Lazio Region, Rome, Italy
    Eur Respir J 22:772-80. 2003
    ..Dietary antioxidants in vegetables may reduce wheezing symptoms in childhood, whereas both butter and margarine may increase the occurrence of such symptoms...
  22. ncbi request reprint Occupational risk factors for lung cancer in men and women: a population-based case-control study in Italy
    Lorenzo Richiardi
    Unit of Cancer Epidemiology and Centre for Oncologic Prevention, CeRMS, University of Turin, Italy
    Cancer Causes Control 15:285-94. 2004
    ..We investigated the role of occupation in lung cancerogenesis in two Northern Italian areas...
  23. doi request reprint Lack of association between serum antibodies of Chlamydia pneumoniae infection and the risk of lung cancer
    Jennifer S Smith
    Int J Cancer 123:2469-71. 2008