S Salmaso

Summary

Affiliation: Istituto Superiore di Sanit
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint [Prevention of varicella in Italy: vaccination strategies]
    S Salmaso
    Laboratorio di Epidemiologia e Biostatistica, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Roma
    Ann Ig 14:35-44. 2002
  2. pmc Heterogeneity in regional notification patterns and its impact on aggregate national case notification data: the example of measles in Italy
    John R Williams
    Dipartimento di Statistica e Matematica Applicata all Economia, Universita di Pisa, Via C Ridolfi, 10, 56124 Pisa, Italy
    BMC Public Health 3:23. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint [Assessment of the potential impact in Italy of extensive varicella vaccination programs based on a mathematical model]
    Stefania Salmaso
    Laboratorio di Epidemiologia e Biostatistica, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Viale Regina Elena 299, 00161 Roma
    Epidemiol Prev 27:154-60. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Sustained efficacy during the first 6 years of life of 3-component acellular pertussis vaccines administered in infancy: the Italian experience
    S Salmaso
    Laboratories of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Bacteriology and Medical Mycology, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    Pediatrics 108:E81. 2001
  5. ncbi request reprint Persistence of protection through 33 months of age provided by immunization in infancy with two three-component acellular pertussis vaccines. Stage II Working Group
    S Salmaso
    Laboratory of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    Vaccine 16:1270-5. 1998
  6. ncbi request reprint Reactogenicity of a three-dose pertussis acellular vaccine catch-up in children 21-40 months of age
    M Ciofi degli Atti
    Laboratory of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Reparto Malattie Infettive, Rome, Italy
    Vaccine 17:2030-5. 1999
  7. pmc Pattern of susceptibility to measles in Italy. Serological Study Group
    S Salmaso
    Infectious Disease Unit, , Rome, Italy
    Bull World Health Organ 78:950-5. 2000
  8. ncbi request reprint Reactogenicity and immunogenicity at preschool age of a booster dose of two three-component diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis vaccines in children primed in infancy with acellular vaccines
    A E Tozzi
    Laboratory of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    Pediatrics 107:E25. 2001
  9. ncbi request reprint [Monitoring varicella in Italy]
    M L Ciofi Degli Atti
    Laboratorio di Epidemiologia e Biostatistica, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Roma
    Ann Ig 14:11-9. 2002
  10. pmc Cell-mediated immune responses in four-year-old children after primary immunization with acellular pertussis vaccines
    C M Ausiello
    Departments of Bacteriology and Medical Mycology, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, 00161 Rome, Italy
    Infect Immun 67:4064-71. 1999

Detail Information

Publications52

  1. ncbi request reprint [Prevention of varicella in Italy: vaccination strategies]
    S Salmaso
    Laboratorio di Epidemiologia e Biostatistica, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Roma
    Ann Ig 14:35-44. 2002
  2. pmc Heterogeneity in regional notification patterns and its impact on aggregate national case notification data: the example of measles in Italy
    John R Williams
    Dipartimento di Statistica e Matematica Applicata all Economia, Universita di Pisa, Via C Ridolfi, 10, 56124 Pisa, Italy
    BMC Public Health 3:23. 2003
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint [Assessment of the potential impact in Italy of extensive varicella vaccination programs based on a mathematical model]
    Stefania Salmaso
    Laboratorio di Epidemiologia e Biostatistica, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Viale Regina Elena 299, 00161 Roma
    Epidemiol Prev 27:154-60. 2003
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Sustained efficacy during the first 6 years of life of 3-component acellular pertussis vaccines administered in infancy: the Italian experience
    S Salmaso
    Laboratories of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Bacteriology and Medical Mycology, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    Pediatrics 108:E81. 2001
    ..Therefore, the objective of this study was to estimate the persistence of protection from 3 to 6 years of age of the 2 3-component DTaP vaccines administered as primary immunization in infancy...
  5. ncbi request reprint Persistence of protection through 33 months of age provided by immunization in infancy with two three-component acellular pertussis vaccines. Stage II Working Group
    S Salmaso
    Laboratory of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    Vaccine 16:1270-5. 1998
    ..99 (95% CI, 1.13-3.51). By combining observations from the initial and additional follow-up periods, the overall observed vaccine efficacy through an average age of 33 months of SB DTaP was 80% and of CB DTaP, 85%...
  6. ncbi request reprint Reactogenicity of a three-dose pertussis acellular vaccine catch-up in children 21-40 months of age
    M Ciofi degli Atti
    Laboratory of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Reparto Malattie Infettive, Rome, Italy
    Vaccine 17:2030-5. 1999
    ....
  7. pmc Pattern of susceptibility to measles in Italy. Serological Study Group
    S Salmaso
    Infectious Disease Unit, , Rome, Italy
    Bull World Health Organ 78:950-5. 2000
    ..The size and geographical distribution of the current pool of susceptible individuals can be expected to present an obstacle to measles elimination if appropriate vaccination strategies, such as catch-up campaigns, are not adopted...
  8. ncbi request reprint Reactogenicity and immunogenicity at preschool age of a booster dose of two three-component diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis vaccines in children primed in infancy with acellular vaccines
    A E Tozzi
    Laboratory of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    Pediatrics 107:E25. 2001
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint [Monitoring varicella in Italy]
    M L Ciofi Degli Atti
    Laboratorio di Epidemiologia e Biostatistica, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Roma
    Ann Ig 14:11-9. 2002
  10. pmc Cell-mediated immune responses in four-year-old children after primary immunization with acellular pertussis vaccines
    C M Ausiello
    Departments of Bacteriology and Medical Mycology, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, 00161 Rome, Italy
    Infect Immun 67:4064-71. 1999
    ..pertussis. This might explain, at least in part, the persistence of protection against typical pertussis in aP vaccine recipients despite a substantial waning of both Ab and CMI responses induced by the primary immunization...
  11. ncbi request reprint Cell-mediated immunity and antibody responses to Bordetella pertussis antigens in children with a history of pertussis infection and in recipients of an acellular pertussis vaccine
    C M Ausiello
    Department of Bacteriology and Medical Mycology, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, 00161 Rome, Italy
    J Infect Dis 181:1989-95. 2000
    ..Thus, years after disease or vaccination, CMI response to PT or circulating PT antibodies appears to be the main distinctive feature of pertussis-protected DTaP recipients or pertussis-affected DT recipients...
  12. ncbi request reprint Diphtheria antibody levels in the Italian Population
    C von Hunolstein
    Laboratorio di Batteriologia e Micologia Medica, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 19:433-7. 2000
    ..These results indicate that booster shots should be routinely provided to the adult population in order to maintain a protective level of diphtheria antibodies...
  13. pmc Infant immunization coverage in Italy: estimates by simultaneous EPI cluster surveys of regions. ICONA Study Group
    S Salmaso
    Infectious Disease Unit, , Rome, Italy
    Bull World Health Organ 77:843-51. 1999
    ..Pertussis immunization coverage has improved dramatically since the introduction of acellular vaccines. A greater effort to educate parents and physicians is still needed to improve the coverage of optional vaccinations in all regions...
  14. pmc Epidemiological and virological characterization of a large community-wide outbreak of hepatitis A in southern Italy
    G Pontrelli
    Centro Nazionale di Epidemiologia, Sorveglianza e Promozione della Salute, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Roma, Italy
    Epidemiol Infect 136:1027-34. 2008
    ..Samples of seafood systematically collected from retailers were found contaminated by HAV...
  15. ncbi request reprint Reactogenicity and immunogenicity of adult versus paediatric diphtheria and tetanus booster dose at 6 years of age
    M L Ciofi Degli Atti
    Laboratory of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Reparto Malattie Infettive, Viale Regina Elena 299, 00161, Roma, Italy
    Vaccine 20:74-9. 2001
    ..001). The higher antibody response and the comparable reactogenicity indicate that DT should be used as booster at school-entry, particularly if additional booster doses during adolescence or adulthood are not administered...
  16. pmc Assessment of varicella underreporting in Italy
    M L Ciofi Degli Atti
    Laboratory of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    Epidemiol Infect 128:479-84. 2002
    ..4-7.9); underreporting was greater in older age groups and in southern Italy. Quantification of underreporting can contribute to better understanding of the burden of varicella and to evaluating the potential impact of mass vaccination...
  17. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of tetanus in Italy in years 1971-2000
    B Pedalino
    Laboratorio di Epidemiologia e Biostatistica, Reparto di Malattie Infettive, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Roma, Italy
    Euro Surveill 7:103-10. 2002
    ..Vaccination campaigns need to be conducted to target this group, and the surveillance of tetanus has to be improved to identify additional groups of population at risk...
  18. ncbi request reprint Reactogenicity in the elderly of nine commercial influenza vaccines: results from the Italian SVEVA study. Study for the evaluation of adverse events of influenza vaccination
    S Spila-Alegiani
    Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Rome, Italy
    Vaccine 17:1898-904. 1999
    ..None of the products was found to show an unusual or concerning reactogenicity profile, and no severe events associated with immunization were reported...
  19. ncbi request reprint Venice: Europe's new network for vaccination
    L Pastore Celentano
    Centro Nazionale Epidemiologia, Sorveglianza e Promozione della Salute CNESP, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    Euro Surveill 12:E070118.3. 2007
  20. ncbi request reprint An outbreak of febrile gastroenteritis associated with corn contaminated by Listeria monocytogenes
    P Aureli
    Reparto di Microbiologia degli Alimenti, Laboratorio Alimenti, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    N Engl J Med 342:1236-41. 2000
    ..On May 21, 1997, numerous cases of febrile gastrointestinal illness were reported among the students and staff of two primary schools in northern Italy, all of whom had eaten at cafeterias served by the same caterer...
  21. pmc Legionnaires' disease outbreak in Rome, Italy
    M C Rota
    Centro Nazionale Epidemiologia, Sorveglianza e Promozione della Salute, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    Epidemiol Infect 133:853-9. 2005
    ..The increased number of hospital admissions for microbiologically undiagnosed pneumonia during the study period may indicate that some legionellosis cases were not identified...
  22. doi request reprint Estimated acceptance of HPV vaccination among Italian women aged 18-26 years
    Cristina Giambi
    National Centre for Epidemiology, Surveillance and Health Promotion, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    Vaccine 29:8373-80. 2011
    ....
  23. ncbi request reprint Rubella control in Italy
    M Ciofi degli Atti
    Laboratorio di Epidemiologia e Biostatistica, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    Euro Surveill 9:19-21. 2004
    ..e., improving the vaccination of susceptible women of childbearing age, and reintroducing national surveillance of CRS...
  24. ncbi request reprint [Antibiotic-resistance in Italy: activity of the first year of the surveillance project AR-ISS]
    D Boccia
    Centro Nazionale di Epidemiologia, Sorveglianza e Promozione della Salute, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Roma
    Ann Ig 17:95-110. 2005
    ..Although some activities of AR-ISS need improvements, the surveillance has the potentiality to produce relevant and representative data about antibiotic resistance in Italy that can be used for comparison at the European level...
  25. ncbi request reprint Clinical presentation of pertussis in unvaccinated and vaccinated children in the first six years of life
    Alberto E Tozzi
    Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    Pediatrics 112:1069-75. 2003
    ..The objective of this study was to compare the clinical course of pertussis in unvaccinated and vaccinated children in a well-defined and strictly studied population and to identify determinants of the disease's clinical presentation...
  26. ncbi request reprint Resurgence of pertussis in Europe
    Lucia Pastore Celentano
    Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 24:761-5. 2005
    ..The objective of this paper is to describe the epidemiology of pertussis in Western European countries to discuss future vaccination strategies...
  27. ncbi request reprint Serotype distribution, antibiotic susceptibility, and genetic relatedness of Neisseria meningitidis strains recently isolated in Italy
    Paola Mastrantonio
    Laboratory of Bacteriology and Medical Mycology, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    Clin Infect Dis 36:422-8. 2003
    ..Fluorescent amplified fragment-length polymorphism analysis revealed the nonclonal nature of the strains with decreased susceptibility to penicillin...
  28. ncbi request reprint Assessment of measles incidence, measles-related complications and hospitalisations during an outbreak in a southern Italian region
    Marta Luisa Ciofi degli Atti
    Reparto Epidemiologia delle Malattie Infettive, Centro Nazionale di Epidemiologia Sorveglianza e Promozione della Salute, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Viale Regina Elena 299, 00161 Rome, Italy
    Vaccine 24:1332-8. 2006
    ..6%. A total of 972 measles hospitalisations were detected, giving a hospitalisation rate of 88.3/100,000. Three deaths occurred. These results show that measles can still represent a serious health threat even in industrialized countries...
  29. ncbi request reprint Pediatric sentinel surveillance of vaccine-preventable diseases in Italy
    Marta Luisa Ciofi degli Atti
    Laboratorio di Epidemiologia e Biostatistica, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 21:763-8. 2002
    ..In January, 2000, a pediatric sentinel network was launched, with the aim of monitoring in a timely and accurate way the geographic and temporal trends of vaccine-preventable diseases...
  30. ncbi request reprint Comparison of pertussis surveillance systems in Europe
    Alberto E Tozzi
    Bambino Gesu Hospital, Piazza S Onofrio, and Tor Vergata University, Rome, Italy
    Vaccine 25:291-7. 2007
    ..3 per 1000. The adoption of WHO case definition, standardisation of laboratory diagnosis, and integration of information on deaths from alternative sources should be supported...
  31. ncbi request reprint Clinical, social and relational determinants of paediatric ambulatory drug prescriptions due to respiratory tract infections in Italy
    Marta Luisa Ciofi degli Atti
    Reparto Malattie Infettive, Centro Nazionale di Epidemiologia, Sorveglianza e Promozione della Salute, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Viale Regina Elena 299, 00161 Rome, Italy
    Eur J Clin Pharmacol 62:1055-64. 2006
    ..This study was aimed at investigating patterns of drug prescription in paediatric outpatients and at evaluating determinants of prescriptions for respiratory tract infections (RTIs)...
  32. ncbi request reprint Progress in Italy in control and elimination of measles and congenital rubella
    Paolo Bonanni
    Department of Public Health, University of Florence, Italy lt
    Vaccine 25:3105-10. 2007
    ....
  33. pmc Trends for influenza-related deaths during pandemic and epidemic seasons, Italy, 1969-2001
    Caterina Rizzo
    Istituto Superiore di Sanita, CNESPS, Rome, Italy
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:694-9. 2007
    ..When comparing northern, central, and southern Italy, we found a high level of synchrony in the amplitude of peaks of influenza-related deaths...
  34. ncbi request reprint Impact of a regional Hib vaccination programme in Italy
    Giovanni Gallo
    Regional Health Authority, Veneto Region, Venice, Italy
    Vaccine 20:993-5. 2002
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint How increased pertussis vaccination coverage is changing the epidemiology of pertussis in Italy
    M Cristina Rota
    Centro Nazionale di Epidemiologia, Sorveglianza e Promozione della Salute, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Viale Regina Elena 299, 00161 Rome, Italy
    Vaccine 23:5299-305. 2005
    ..6%. The increase in vaccination coverage will probably change the pattern of disease transmission and increase the number of susceptible adults, unless administration of booster doses to adolescents and adults is considered...
  36. ncbi request reprint B. Zinka et al., Unexplained cases of sudden infant death shortly after hexavalent vaccination
    Heinz J Schmitt
    Vaccine 24:5781-2; author reply 5785-6. 2006
  37. ncbi request reprint [The national Plan for the eradication of measles and congenital rubella]
    Marta Ciofi Degli Atti
    Epidemiol Prev 28:7-8. 2004
  38. pmc Invasive type e Haemophilus influenzae disease in Italy
    Marina Cerquetti
    Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    Emerg Infect Dis 9:258-61. 2003
    ..The isolates were susceptible to ampicillin and eight other antimicrobial agents. Molecular analysis showed two distinct type e strains circulating in Italy, both containing a single copy of the capsulation locus...
  39. pmc Diagnosis and management of pertussis
    Alberto E Tozzi
    Epidemiology Unit, Bambino Gesu Hospital, Rome, Italy
    CMAJ 172:509-15. 2005
    ..Erythromycin is still considered in some countries to be the "gold standard" for therapy and prophylaxis; however, azithromycin and clarithromycin seem equally efficacious and are associated with fewer side effects...
  40. ncbi request reprint [Measles in the Italian regions: estimate of infection parameters]
    Piero Manfredi
    Dipartimento di Statistica e Matematica Applicata all Economia, Universita di Pisa
    Epidemiol Prev 27:340-7. 2003
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint Incidence of vaccine preventable pneumococcal invasive infections and blood culture practices in Italy
    Fortunato D'Ancona
    National Centre for Epidemiology, Surveillance and Health Promotion Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Viale Regina Elena 299, 00161 Rome, Italy
    Vaccine 23:2494-500. 2005
    ..In Italy, bacteriological culture procedures should be undertaken more frequently to provide decision-makers with reliable estimates of serious vaccine preventable conditions...
  42. ncbi request reprint Duration of immunity against pertussis after natural infection or vaccination
    Aaron M Wendelboe
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 24:S58-61. 2005
    ..Further research into the rate of waning of vaccine-acquired immunity will help determine the optimal timing and frequency of booster immunizations and their role in pertussis control...
  43. ncbi request reprint Different seroprevalence and molecular epidemiology patterns of hepatitis C virus infection in Italy
    Filippo Ansaldi
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
    J Med Virol 76:327-32. 2005
    ....
  44. pmc New A/H3N2 influenza variant: a small genetic evolution but a heavy burden on the Italian population during the 2004-2005 season
    Filippo Ansaldi
    CIRI IV, Department of Health Sciences, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
    J Clin Microbiol 43:3027-9. 2005
  45. pmc Social contacts and mixing patterns relevant to the spread of infectious diseases
    Joel Mossong
    Microbiology Unit, Laboratoire National de Santé, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
    PLoS Med 5:e74. 2008
    ..We conducted a population-based prospective survey of mixing patterns in eight European countries using a common paper-diary methodology...
  46. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of health education on Toxoplasma-related knowledge, behaviour, and risk of seroconversion in pregnancy
    ERICA L GOLLUB
    INSERM, U593, Bordeaux, Universite Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2, Institut de Santé Publique, d Épidémiologie et de Développement, Bordeaux, F 33076 Bordeaux cedex, France
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 136:137-45. 2008
    ..There is suggestive evidence that health education approaches may help reduce risk of congenital toxoplasmosis but this problem requires further study using more rigorous research design and methodology...
  47. ncbi request reprint [HPV vaccine: making decisions in public health]
    Marta Luisa Ciofi degli Atti
    Epidemiol Prev 31:181-2. 2007
  48. pmc Ebola hemorrhagic fever transmission and risk factors of contacts, Uganda
    Paolo Francesconi
    Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    Emerg Infect Dis 9:1430-7. 2003
    ..Contact with the patient's body fluids (PPR = 4.61%, 95% confidence interval 1.73 to 12.29) was the strongest risk factor, although transmission through fomites also seems possible...
  49. ncbi request reprint Do changes in policy affect vaccine coverage levels? Results of a national study to evaluate childhood vaccination coverage and reasons for missed vaccination in Italy
    M L Ciofi Degli Atti
    Centro Nazionale di Epidemiologia, Sorveglianza e Promozione della Salute, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Viale Regina Elena 299, 00161 Roma, Italy
    Vaccine 22:4351-7. 2004
    ..Pertussis coverage reached the 95% target, and Hib is close to target (87%). Improving MMR coverage (77%), however, remains a national priority...
  50. ncbi request reprint How prepared is Europe for pandemic influenza?
    Marta Luisa Ciofi degli Atti
    Lancet 368:25. 2006
  51. pmc Botulism and preserved green olives
    Amy Cawthorne
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:781-2. 2005
  52. ncbi request reprint [National Center of Epidemiology, Surveillance and Promotion of Health: scientific knowledge for public health]
    Stefania Salmaso
    Epidemiol Prev 29:135-6. 2005