Maria Pavia

Summary

Affiliation: Magna Graecia University
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. pmc Appraising hospital performance by using the JCHAO/CMS quality measures in Southern Italy
    Domenico Flotta
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Catanzaro Magna Græcia, Catanzaro, Italy
    PLoS ONE 7:e48923. 2012
  2. pmc Parents seeking health-related information on the Internet: cross-sectional study
    Aida Bianco
    Medical School, Department of Health Sciences, University of Catanzaro Magna Græcia, Catanzaro, Italy
    J Med Internet Res 15:e204. 2013
  3. pmc Polymorphic repeat length in the AIB1 gene and breast cancer risk in BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers: a meta-analysis of observational studies
    Aida Bianco
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Catanzaro Magna Græcia, Catanzaro, Italy
    PLoS ONE 8:e57781. 2013
  4. pmc Validity and reliability of a tool for determining appropriateness of days of stay: an observational study in the orthopedic intensive rehabilitation facilities in Italy
    Aida Bianco
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Catanzaro Magna Græcia, Catanzaro, Italy
    PLoS ONE 7:e50260. 2012
  5. pmc Pattern and severity of early childhood caries in Southern Italy: a preschool-based cross-sectional study
    Carmelo G A Nobile
    Department of Health Sciences, Medical School, University of Catanzaro Magna Græcia, Via T, Campanella, 115, Catanzaro 88100, Italy
    BMC Public Health 14:206. 2014
  6. ncbi request reprint Knowledge and perceptions of the health effects of environmental hazards in the general population in Italy
    Aida Bianco
    Medical School, University of Catanzaro Magna Graecia, Via Tommaso Campanella, 88100 Catanzaro, Italy
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 211:412-9. 2008
  7. pmc Preventable hospitalization and access to primary health care in an area of Southern Italy
    Paolo Rizza
    Medical School, University of Catanzaro Magna Graecia, Catanzaro, Italy
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:134. 2007
  8. pmc Assessment of perceived health status among primary care patients in Southern Italy: findings from a cross-sectional survey
    Benedetto Manuti
    Department of Health Sciences, Medical School, University of Catanzaro Magna Græcia, Catanzaro, Italy
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 11:93. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Appropriateness of use of indwelling urinary tract catheters in hospitalized patients in Italy
    Gianluca Raffaele
    Medical School, University of Catanzaro Magna Graecia, Catanzaro, Italy
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:279-81. 2008
  10. pmc The quality of preventive health care delivered to adults: results from a cross-sectional study in Southern Italy
    Benedetto Manuti
    Chair of Hygiene, Medical School, University of Catanzaro Magna Graecia, Catanzaro, Italy
    BMC Public Health 10:350. 2010

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Publications33

  1. pmc Appraising hospital performance by using the JCHAO/CMS quality measures in Southern Italy
    Domenico Flotta
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Catanzaro Magna Græcia, Catanzaro, Italy
    PLoS ONE 7:e48923. 2012
    ..The main objective of the present study was to estimate the uptake to quality indicators that reflect the current evidence-based recommendations and guidelines...
  2. pmc Parents seeking health-related information on the Internet: cross-sectional study
    Aida Bianco
    Medical School, Department of Health Sciences, University of Catanzaro Magna Græcia, Catanzaro, Italy
    J Med Internet Res 15:e204. 2013
    ..The Internet represents an increasingly common source of health-related information, and it has facilitated a wide range of interactions between people and the health care delivery system...
  3. pmc Polymorphic repeat length in the AIB1 gene and breast cancer risk in BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers: a meta-analysis of observational studies
    Aida Bianco
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Catanzaro Magna Græcia, Catanzaro, Italy
    PLoS ONE 8:e57781. 2013
    ..We carried out a meta-analysis focusing on the relationship between length of AIB1 gene poly-Q repeat domain as a modifier of breast cancer (BC) susceptibility in patients with BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers...
  4. pmc Validity and reliability of a tool for determining appropriateness of days of stay: an observational study in the orthopedic intensive rehabilitation facilities in Italy
    Aida Bianco
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Catanzaro Magna Græcia, Catanzaro, Italy
    PLoS ONE 7:e50260. 2012
    ..To test the validity and reliability of a tool specifically developed for the evaluation of appropriateness in rehabilitation facilities and to assess the prevalence of appropriateness of the days of stay...
  5. pmc Pattern and severity of early childhood caries in Southern Italy: a preschool-based cross-sectional study
    Carmelo G A Nobile
    Department of Health Sciences, Medical School, University of Catanzaro Magna Græcia, Via T, Campanella, 115, Catanzaro 88100, Italy
    BMC Public Health 14:206. 2014
    ..This survey was intended to investigate prevalence and severity of early childhood caries (ECC) in a sample of children in Southern Italy and to identify factors that may be related to this condition...
  6. ncbi request reprint Knowledge and perceptions of the health effects of environmental hazards in the general population in Italy
    Aida Bianco
    Medical School, University of Catanzaro Magna Graecia, Via Tommaso Campanella, 88100 Catanzaro, Italy
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 211:412-9. 2008
    ..The purpose of the present study is to assess knowledge of and attitudes toward environmental risks as possible determinants of diseases in the general population in Italy...
  7. pmc Preventable hospitalization and access to primary health care in an area of Southern Italy
    Paolo Rizza
    Medical School, University of Catanzaro Magna Graecia, Catanzaro, Italy
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:134. 2007
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  8. pmc Assessment of perceived health status among primary care patients in Southern Italy: findings from a cross-sectional survey
    Benedetto Manuti
    Department of Health Sciences, Medical School, University of Catanzaro Magna Græcia, Catanzaro, Italy
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 11:93. 2013
    ..These data may be helpful to policy makers to implement health care policies and social interventions for improving HRQOL...
  9. doi request reprint Appropriateness of use of indwelling urinary tract catheters in hospitalized patients in Italy
    Gianluca Raffaele
    Medical School, University of Catanzaro Magna Graecia, Catanzaro, Italy
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:279-81. 2008
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  10. pmc The quality of preventive health care delivered to adults: results from a cross-sectional study in Southern Italy
    Benedetto Manuti
    Chair of Hygiene, Medical School, University of Catanzaro Magna Graecia, Catanzaro, Italy
    BMC Public Health 10:350. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to quantify access to preventive services in Southern Italy and to assess whether and how the provision of preventive care was influenced by any specific characteristics of patients...
  11. ncbi request reprint Environmental history-taking in clinical practice: knowledge, attitudes, and practice of primary care physicians in Italy
    Gaetano Nicotera
    Department of Hygiene, Medical School, University of Catanzaro Magna Graecia, Catanzaro, Italy
    J Occup Environ Med 48:294-302. 2006
    ..We investigated knowledge and attitudes of the PCPs about environmental risks and behaviours in regarding environmental history taking of the patients...
  12. ncbi request reprint Appropriateness of glycopeptide use in a hospital in Italy
    Aida Bianco
    Chair of Hygiene, Medical School, University of Catanzaro Magna Graecia, Via Tommaso Campanella, 88100 Catanzaro, Italy
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 27:113-9. 2006
    ..06-0.66). Models were also developed to predict appropriateness of glycopeptide indications for therapy and prophylaxis. The information obtained in our audit may enable development of strategies to improve physician prescribing patterns...
  13. pmc Prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia, mortality and all intensive care unit acquired infections by topically applied antimicrobial or antiseptic agents: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials in intensive care units
    Claudia Pileggi
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Medical School, University of Catanzaro Magna Græcia, Via Tommaso Campanella, 88100 Catanzaro Italy
    Crit Care 15:R155. 2011
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  14. doi request reprint Patient safety and medical errors: knowledge, attitudes and behavior among Italian hospital physicians
    Domenico Flotta
    Chair of Hygiene, Medical School, University of Catanzaro Magna Græcia, Catanzaro, Italy
    Int J Qual Health Care 24:258-65. 2012
    ..To investigate physicians' knowledge about evidence-based patient safety practices, their attitudes on preventing and managing medical errors and to explore physicians' behavior when facing medical errors...
  15. ncbi request reprint Is HPV DNA testing specificity comparable to that of cytological testing in primary cervical cancer screening? Results of a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    Claudia Pileggi
    Department of Health Sciences, Chair of Hygiene, Medical School, University of Catanzaro Magna Graecia, Catanzaro, Italy
    Int J Cancer 135:166-77. 2014
    ..Therefore, primary screening of cervical cancer by HPV DNA testing appears to offer the right balance between maximum detection of CIN2+ and adequate specificity, if performed in the age group ≥30 years. ..
  16. ncbi request reprint Consumption of energy drinks, alcohol, and alcohol-mixed energy drinks among italian adolescents
    Domenico Flotta
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Catanzaro Magna Graecia, Catanzaro, Italy
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 38:1654-61. 2014
    ..The present paper offers a perspective on this topic that remains underexplored on the population of adolescents...
  17. pmc Quality of care in one Italian nursing home measured by ACOVE process indicators
    Claudia Pileggi
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Catanzaro Magna Græcia, Catanzaro, Italy
    PLoS ONE 9:e93064. 2014
    ....
  18. doi request reprint The reduction of risk in central line-associated bloodstream infections: knowledge, attitudes, and evidence-based practices in health care workers
    Aida Bianco
    Department of Health Sciences, Medical School, University of Catanzaro Magna Græcia, Catanzaro, Italy
    Am J Infect Control 41:107-12. 2013
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  19. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and factors related to malocclusion and orthodontic treatment need in children and adolescents in Italy
    Carmelo G A Nobile
    Medical School, University of Catanzaro Magna Graecia, Catanzaro, Italy
    Eur J Public Health 17:637-41. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine prevalence of malocclusions, normative and perceived orthodontic treatment need and related risk factors in schoolchildren in Italy...
  20. doi request reprint Postdischarge surveillance following delivery: the incidence of infections and associated factors
    Aida Bianco
    Department of Health Sciences, Medical School, University of Catanzaro Magna Græcia, Catanzaro, Italy
    Am J Infect Control 41:549-53. 2013
    ..To assess the effectiveness of a postdischarge surveillance system to reveal cases of postpartum infections that could be missed by the current in-hospital routine surveillance and to identify predictors of postpartum infections...
  21. pmc Healthcare workers and prevention of hepatitis C virus transmission: exploring knowledge, attitudes and evidence-based practices in hemodialysis units in Italy
    Aida Bianco
    Department of Health Sciences, Medical School, University of Catanzaro Magna Græcia, Via T, Campanella, 115, Catanzaro, 88100, Italy
    BMC Infect Dis 13:76. 2013
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  22. doi request reprint Prevalence and determinants of oral impacts on daily performance: results from a survey among school children in Italy
    Aida Bianco
    Medical School, University of Catanzaro Magna Græcia, Via Tommaso Campanella, Catanzaro, Italy
    Eur J Public Health 20:595-600. 2010
    ..The objectives of this study were to assess the prevalence, characteristics and severity of oral impacts on health using the Child-Oral Impact on Daily Performance (Child-OIDP)...
  23. ncbi request reprint Blood pressure and related cardiovascular disease risk factors in 6-18 year-old students in Italy
    Claudia Pileggi
    Medical School, University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro, Catanzaro, Italy
    J Paediatr Child Health 41:347-52. 2005
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  24. ncbi request reprint Association between fruit and vegetable consumption and oral cancer: a meta-analysis of observational studies
    Maria Pavia
    Department of Hygiene, Medical School, University of Catanzaro Magna Graecia, Catanzaro, Italy
    Am J Clin Nutr 83:1126-34. 2006
    ..Oral cancer ranks as the seventh most common form of cancer worldwide. Recent reports have examined the effect of fruit and vegetable intake on the risk of oral cancer, but results are controversial...
  25. ncbi request reprint Meta-analysis of local metronidazole in the treatment of chronic periodontitis
    Maria Pavia
    Medical School, University of Catanzaro Magna Graecia, Catanzaro, Italy
    J Periodontol 75:830-8. 2004
    ..Meta-analysis was used to assess the effectiveness of local delivery of metronidazole alone or as an adjunct to mechanical therapy in patients with chronic periodontitis...
  26. pmc Influence of maternal and social factors as predictors of low birth weight in Italy
    Carmelo G A Nobile
    Chair of Hygiene, Medical School, University of Catanzaro Magna Graecia of Catanzaro, Catanzaro, Italy
    BMC Public Health 7:192. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study is to provide insight into the determinants of low birth weight (LBW) in Italy...
  27. doi request reprint Efficacy of pneumococcal vaccination in children younger than 24 months: a meta-analysis
    Maria Pavia
    Department of Hygiene, Medical School, University of Catanzaro Magna Graecia, Catanzaro, Italy
    Pediatrics 123:e1103-10. 2009
    ..Pneumococcal conjugate bacterial vaccines that are able to prevent invasive disease and mucosal infections have been developed...
  28. ncbi request reprint Suicide mortality in Southern Italy: 1998-2002
    Maria Pavia
    Medical School, University of Catanzaro Magna Graecia, Via Tommaso Campanella, 88100 Catanzaro, Italy
    Psychiatry Res 134:275-9. 2005
    ..4 per 100,000 in 1999 to 7.7 in 1998, whereas in females the range was 1.4 per 100,000 in 2001 to 2.4 in 1998. The study shows that suicide rates in Southern Italy are lower compared with national trends...
  29. ncbi request reprint Drug-eluting stents versus bare metal stents in percutaneous coronary interventions (a meta-analysis)
    Ciro Indolfi
    Division of Cardiology, Medical School, University Magna Graecia, Catanzaro, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 95:1146-52. 2005
    ..23, 95% CI 0.15 to 0.35) and paclitaxel-eluting stents (RR 0.39, 95% CIl 0.29 to 0.53)...
  30. ncbi request reprint Patients' perceptions and related behaviours on role of primary care physician in Italy
    Claudia Pileggi
    Chair of Hygiene, Medical School, University of Catanzaro Magna Graecia, Catanzaro, Italy
    Eur J Public Health 14:258-60. 2004
    ..To understand the patients' decision processes regarding selection of PCP, their attitudes, perceptions and related behaviours on the role of PCPs in Italy were investigated...
  31. pmc A polymorphism of HMGA1 is associated with increased risk of metabolic syndrome and related components
    Eusebio Chiefari
    Department of Health Sciences, University Magna Græcia of Catanzaro, 88100 Catanzaro, Italy
    Sci Rep 3:1491. 2013
    ..Overall, our results indicate that the rs146052672 variant represents an early predictive marker of MetS, as well as a predictive tool for therapy...
  32. pmc Meta-analysis of residential exposure to radon gas and lung cancer
    Maria Pavia
    Medical School, University of Catanzaro Magna Graecia, Catanzaro, Italy
    Bull World Health Organ 81:732-8. 2003
    ..To investigate the relation between residential exposure to radon and lung cancer...