A Biggeri

Summary

Affiliation: University of Florence
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint [Estimates of short-term effects of air pollutants in Italy]
    Annibale Biggeri
    Dipartimento di statistica G Parenti, Universita di Firenze, viale GB Morgagni 54, 50134 Firenze
    Epidemiol Prev 26:203-5. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint [Report on health status of residents in areas with industrial, mining or military sites in Sardinia, Italy]
    Annibale Biggeri
    Dipartimento di statistica G Parenti, Universita di Firenze
    Epidemiol Prev 30:5-95. 2006
  3. doi request reprint The epidemic of lung cancer in Tuscany (Italy): a joint analysis of male and female mortality by birth cohort
    A Biggeri
    Department of Statistics G Parenti, University of Florence, Italy
    Spat Spatiotemporal Epidemiol 1:31-40. 2009
  4. pmc Assessment and prevention of acute health effects of weather conditions in Europe, the PHEWE project: background, objectives, design
    Paola Michelozzi
    Department of Epidemiology Local Health Authority Roma E, Rome, Italy
    Environ Health 6:12. 2007
  5. 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
  6. pmc Second malignancies in breast cancer patients following radiotherapy: a study in Florence, Italy
    Wei Zhang
    Epidemiology Department, Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards, HPA, Chilton, Didcot, OX11 0RQ, UK
    Breast Cancer Res 13:R38. 2011
  7. pmc Canine faecal contamination and parasitic risk in the city of Naples (southern Italy)
    Laura Rinaldi
    Dipartimento di Patologia e Sanita Animale, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II CREMOPAR Regione Campania, Napoli, Italy
    BMC Vet Res 2:29. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Disease mapping in veterinary epidemiology: a Bayesian geostatistical approach
    Annibale Biggeri
    Department of Statistics, G Parenti, University of Florence, Italy
    Stat Methods Med Res 15:337-52. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint [NHL mortality in Tuscan municipalities with urban solid waste incinerators active in 1970-1998]
    Annibale Biggeri
    Dipartimento di Statistica, Università di Frenze, Centro per lo Studio
    Epidemiol Prev 30:14-5. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint [Mortality for non-Hodgkin lymphoma and soft-tissue sarcoma in the surrounding area of an urban waste incinerator. Campi Bisenzio (Tuscany, Italy) 1981-2001]
    Annibale Biggeri
    UO Biostatistica, CSPO, Istituto scientifico Regione Toscana e Dipartimento di statistica G Parenti, Universita di Firenze
    Epidemiol Prev 29:156-9. 2005

Detail Information

Publications82

  1. ncbi request reprint [Estimates of short-term effects of air pollutants in Italy]
    Annibale Biggeri
    Dipartimento di statistica G Parenti, Universita di Firenze, viale GB Morgagni 54, 50134 Firenze
    Epidemiol Prev 26:203-5. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint [Report on health status of residents in areas with industrial, mining or military sites in Sardinia, Italy]
    Annibale Biggeri
    Dipartimento di statistica G Parenti, Universita di Firenze
    Epidemiol Prev 30:5-95. 2006
    ..The areas have been named after the most important town, as listed below (in brackets rounded 2001 population), major activities in industrial areas are briefly described...
  3. doi request reprint The epidemic of lung cancer in Tuscany (Italy): a joint analysis of male and female mortality by birth cohort
    A Biggeri
    Department of Statistics G Parenti, University of Florence, Italy
    Spat Spatiotemporal Epidemiol 1:31-40. 2009
    ..The shared spatial clustering component highlighted the historically developed part of the Tuscany Region...
  4. pmc Assessment and prevention of acute health effects of weather conditions in Europe, the PHEWE project: background, objectives, design
    Paola Michelozzi
    Department of Epidemiology Local Health Authority Roma E, Rome, Italy
    Environ Health 6:12. 2007
    ....
  5. 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...
  6. pmc Second malignancies in breast cancer patients following radiotherapy: a study in Florence, Italy
    Wei Zhang
    Epidemiology Department, Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards, HPA, Chilton, Didcot, OX11 0RQ, UK
    Breast Cancer Res 13:R38. 2011
    ..In this paper, we evaluate the effect that radiotherapy may have had on the subsequent risk of second malignancies, including the possible influences of age at treatment and menopausal status...
  7. pmc Canine faecal contamination and parasitic risk in the city of Naples (southern Italy)
    Laura Rinaldi
    Dipartimento di Patologia e Sanita Animale, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II CREMOPAR Regione Campania, Napoli, Italy
    BMC Vet Res 2:29. 2006
    ..Logistic regression model was used to evaluate the association between positivity to parasitic elements and number of canine faeces...
  8. ncbi request reprint Disease mapping in veterinary epidemiology: a Bayesian geostatistical approach
    Annibale Biggeri
    Department of Statistics, G Parenti, University of Florence, Italy
    Stat Methods Med Res 15:337-52. 2006
    ..In general, larger risk areas were identified at the city border where wild dogs mixed with domestic dogs and human or urban barriers were less present...
  9. ncbi request reprint [NHL mortality in Tuscan municipalities with urban solid waste incinerators active in 1970-1998]
    Annibale Biggeri
    Dipartimento di Statistica, Università di Frenze, Centro per lo Studio
    Epidemiol Prev 30:14-5. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint [Mortality for non-Hodgkin lymphoma and soft-tissue sarcoma in the surrounding area of an urban waste incinerator. Campi Bisenzio (Tuscany, Italy) 1981-2001]
    Annibale Biggeri
    UO Biostatistica, CSPO, Istituto scientifico Regione Toscana e Dipartimento di statistica G Parenti, Universita di Firenze
    Epidemiol Prev 29:156-9. 2005
    ..Aim of the study is to investigate mortality for lymphoematopoietic tumours and soft tissue sarcoma of people resident near an urban waste incinerator...
  11. ncbi request reprint Meta-analysis of the Italian studies of short-term effects of air pollution (MISA), 1990-1999
    Annibale Biggeri
    Department of Statistics G Parenti, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Int J Occup Environ Health 11:107-22. 2005
    ..Results add evidence for an association between air pollution and early mortality or morbidity and support the hypothesis of a synergism between meteorological variables and air pollution...
  12. ncbi request reprint Statistical modelling of the spatial distribution of prevalence of Calicophoron daubneyi infection in sheep from central Italy
    A Biggeri
    Dipartimento di statistica G Parenti, Universita di Firenze, Firenze, Italy
    Parassitologia 47:157-63. 2005
    ....
  13. ncbi request reprint [Meta-analysis of the Italian studies on short-term effects of air pollution]
    A Biggeri
    Dipartimento di statistica G Parenti, Universita di Firenze, Viale Morgagni 59, 50100 Firenze
    Epidemiol Prev 25:1-71. 2001
    ..8 for all the others) estimated through validation studies. Ozone concentrations were used only where background monitors were available (Turin, Verona, Bologna and Florence) and limited to the warm season (May through September)...
  14. ncbi request reprint [Short-term effects of air pollution in Italy: risk heterogeneity from 1996 to 2005]
    Annibale Biggeri
    Unità di biostatistica, ISPO, Firenze e Università degli studi di Firenze
    Epidemiol Prev 33:95-102. 2009
    ..Study objective is to evaluate time stability of risk estimates taking into account of between cities heterogeneity...
  15. ncbi request reprint Non-parametric maximum likelihood estimators for disease mapping
    A Biggeri
    Department of Statistics G Parenti, University of Florence, Italy
    Stat Med 19:2539-54. 2000
    ..Special software (such as CAMAN or DismapWin) had been developed and should be recommended mainly to not experienced users...
  16. ncbi request reprint Statistical methods for geographical surveillance in veterinary epidemiology
    A Biggeri
    Dept of Statistics G Parenti, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Parassitologia 48:73-6. 2006
    ..The spatial range was around 600 meters and justifies several small clusters. Bayesian models were very powerful in reconstructing the phenomenon and allow inference on model parameters in good agreement with the non parametric analysis...
  17. ncbi request reprint [Statistical models for spatial analysis in parasitology]
    A Biggeri
    Dipartimento di statistica G Parenti, Universita di Firenze
    Parassitologia 46:75-8. 2004
    ..However, if we modify the prior so that a lower degree of spatial interaction is assumed, the clustering model is less complex and its goodness of fit better and it should be preferred...
  18. doi request reprint Impact of heat on mortality in 15 European cities: attributable deaths under different weather scenarios
    M Baccini
    Department of Statistics G Parenti, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    J Epidemiol Community Health 65:64-70. 2011
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint Trends in the prevalence of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 3 in the district of Florence, Italy
    S Cecchini
    Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica (CSPO, Florence, Italy
    Tumori 81:330-3. 1995
    ..An increase in frequency of precancerous lesions for cervical cancer in more recent birth cohorts supports the need to keep screening coverage and efficiency as high as possible...
  20. ncbi request reprint Comparison of alternative modelling techniques in estimating short-term effect of air pollution with application to the Italian meta-analysis data (MISA Study)
    Michela Baccini
    Department of Statistics G Parenti, University of Florence, Italy
    Epidemiol Prev 30:279-88. 2006
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Risk of respiratory cancer around a sewage plant in Prato, Italy
    Elisabetta Chellini
    Unit of Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology, Center for Study and Prevention of Cancer CSPO, Firenze, Italy
    Arch Environ Health 57:548-53. 2002
    ..The role of environmental pollutants as a risk for respiratory cancer must be further clarified with additional epidemiological studies and an environmental monitoring program...
  22. doi request reprint Paracetamol and antibiotics in childhood and subsequent development of wheezing/asthma: association or causation?
    Franca Rusconi
    Unit of Epidemiology, Anna Meyer Children s University Hospital, Florence, Italy
    Int J Epidemiol 40:662-7. 2011
    ....
  23. ncbi request reprint Microsatellite instability in a population of sporadic colorectal cancers: correlation between genetic and pathological profiles
    C Luceri
    Department of Pharmacology, Institute of Pathology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 34:553-9. 2002
    ..Tumours with high-frequency microsatellite instability exhibit unique genotype and phenotype features, whereas the difference between low-frequency microsatellite instability and apparently stable tumours is far from being clear...
  24. ncbi request reprint Mutations of the APC gene in human sporadic colorectal cancers
    C De Filippo
    Dept of Pharmacology, University of Florence, Italy
    Scand J Gastroenterol 37:1048-53. 2002
    ..We studied APC gene mutations in cases of human sporadic colorectal cancer in order to evaluate their correlation with pathologic characteristics and clinical prognosis...
  25. ncbi request reprint Incidence of uveal melanoma in Europe
    Gianni Virgili
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Ophthalmology 114:2309-15. 2007
    ..To estimate incidence rates of uveal melanoma in Europe from 1983 to 1994...
  26. doi request reprint Cocaine and heroin in waste water plants: a 1-year study in the city of Florence, Italy
    Francesco Mari
    Division of Forensic Toxicology, Department of Anatomy, Histology, and Legal Medicine, University of Florence, Viale Morgagni, 85, 50134 Florence, Italy
    Forensic Sci Int 189:88-92. 2009
    ..If routinely performed, it can be part of Epidemiologic Surveillance Programmes on drug abuse...
  27. ncbi request reprint A statistical approach to rank multiple priorities in environmental epidemiology: an example from high-risk areas in Sardinia, Italy
    Dolores Catelan
    Biostatistics Unit, CSPO, Florence, Italy
    Geospat Health 3:81-9. 2008
    ..The averaged ranks by disease over areas showed lung cancer among the three highest positions...
  28. ncbi request reprint Extremely low-frequency electromagnetic fields do not affect DNA damage and gene expression profiles of yeast and human lymphocytes
    Cristina Luceri
    Department of Pharmacology, University of Florence, Viale Pieraccini 6, 50139, Florence, Italy
    Radiat Res 164:277-85. 2005
    ..The results suggest that extremely low-frequency EMFs do not induce DNA damage or affect gene expression in these two different eukaryotic cell systems...
  29. ncbi request reprint Using a calibration experiment to assess gene-specific information: full Bayesian and empirical Bayesian models for two-channel microarray data
    Marta Blangiardo
    Department of Statistics G Parenti, University of Florence and Biostatistic Unit CSPO, Florence, Italy
    Bioinformatics 22:50-7. 2006
    ..In this case it is possible to estimate the gene-specific variance, to be incorporated in comparative experiments on the same tissue, cellular line or species...
  30. doi request reprint Psychological predictors of the antihypertensive effects of music-guided slow breathing
    Pietro Amedeo Modesti
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Florence, Italy
    J Hypertens 28:1097-103. 2010
    ..The possibility that daily sessions of music-guided slow breathing may reduce 24-h ambulatory blood pressure (ABP), and predictors of efficacy were explored in a randomized, placebo-controlled trial with parallel design...
  31. pmc A hierarchical Bayesian approach to multiple testing in disease mapping
    Dolores Catelan
    Department of Statistics G Parenti, University of Florence, Italy
    Biom J 52:784-97. 2010
    ..Hierarchical Bayesian models provide a sensible way to model classification probabilities in the context of disease mapping...
  32. ncbi request reprint Multiple testing in disease mapping and descriptive epidemiology
    Dolores Catelan
    Department of Statistics G Parenti, University of Florence, Viale Morgagni 59, Florence, Italy
    Geospat Health 4:219-29. 2010
    ..We conclude that the FDR approach is adequate to screen for high/low risk areas or for disease excess/deficit and useful as a complementary procedure to point estimates and confidence intervals...
  33. ncbi request reprint Heat effects on mortality in 15 European cities
    Michela Baccini
    Department of Statistics, University of Florence, Italy
    Epidemiology 19:711-9. 2008
    ..We report the associations between daily maximum apparent temperature and daily deaths during the warm season in 15 European cities...
  34. doi request reprint Survival in patients with uveal melanoma in Europe
    Gianni Virgili
    Department of Oto Neuro Ophthalmological Surgical Sciences, University of Florence, Viale Morgagni 85, Florence 50134, Italy
    Arch Ophthalmol 126:1413-8. 2008
    ..To estimate survival in patients in whom uveal melanoma was diagnosed between January 1, 1983, and December 31, 1994, in Europe...
  35. ncbi request reprint Space-time models with time-dependent covariates for the analysis of the temporal lag between socioeconomic factors and lung cancer mortality
    Emanuela Dreassi
    Department of Statistics G Parenti, University of Florence, Italy
    Stat Med 24:1919-32. 2005
    ..Results confirm the presence of an association between mortality for lung cancer and socioeconomic factors with a temporal lag (latency time) of at least 10 years...
  36. ncbi request reprint Adult myeloid leukaemia and radon exposure: a Bayesian model for a case-control study with error in covariates
    Simona Toti
    Department of Statistics, Florence, Italy
    Stat Med 24:1849-64. 2005
    ..After adjusting for residential house radon and gamma radiation, and for the multilevel data structure, geological features of the soil is associated with adult myeloid leukaemia risk (OR = 2.14, 95 per cent Cr.I. 1.0-5.5)...
  37. ncbi request reprint Effect of polyphenolic extracts from red wine and 4-OH-coumaric acid on 1,2-dimethylhydrazine-induced colon carcinogenesis in rats
    Angelo Pietro Femia
    Dept of Pharmacology, University of Florence, Viale Pieraccini 6, 50139, Florence, Italy
    Eur J Nutr 44:79-84. 2005
    ..Since red wine contains more than 200 different polyphenolic compounds, it is still unclear which substances are responsible for this effect...
  38. ncbi request reprint [Geographical study on lung cancer mortality among residents in the neighbourhood of the coke plant in Piombino]
    Elisabetta Chellini
    UO Epidemiologia ambientale occupazionale, CSPO, Firenze
    Epidemiol Prev 29:50-2. 2005
    ..To evaluate a possible risk of lung cancer related to environmental pollutants in the population living in Piombino, Italy in the neighborhood of the local coke plant...
  39. ncbi request reprint Antitumorigenic activity of the prebiotic inulin enriched with oligofructose in combination with the probiotics Lactobacillus rhamnosus and Bifidobacterium lactis on azoxymethane-induced colon carcinogenesis in rats
    Angelo Pietro Femia
    Department of Pharmacology, University of Florence, 6 Viale Pieraccini, 50139 Florence, Italy
    Carcinogenesis 23:1953-60. 2002
    ..Cycloxygenase-2 expression was increased in the tumours of control rats but not in those from PRE, PRO or PREPRO rats. In conclusion, prebiotic administration in the diet decreases AOM-induced carcinogenesis in rats...
  40. 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...
  41. ncbi request reprint Multivariate spatially-structured variability of ovine helminth infections
    Annibale Biggeri
    Dipartimento di statistica G Parenti, Universita di Firenze, Firenze, Italy
    Geospat Health 2:97-104. 2007
    ..D. dendriticum was correlated to F. hepatica and H. contortus was found not to be spatially associated with the previously mentioned helminths...
  42. ncbi request reprint Sensitivity analysis of the relationship between disease occurrence and distance from a putative source of pollution
    Emanuela Dreassi
    Dipartimento di statistica G Parenti, Universita di Firenze, Firenze, Italy
    Geospat Health 2:263-71. 2008
    ..The choice of prior distribution is extremely important and should be based on epidemiological considerations...
  43. ncbi request reprint Cohort study of metastatic melanoma patients in the Dermatology Institute of Florence 1990/1997
    S Moretti
    U O Dermatologia II, Ospedale Santa Maria Nuova, Firenze, Italy
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 15:30-3. 2001
    ..Thus, different therapeutic regimens are used in metastatic melanoma and no standardized therapy exists so far...
  44. ncbi request reprint Frequent mutation of Apc gene in rat colon tumors and mucin-depleted foci, preneoplastic lesions in experimental colon carcinogenesis
    Angelo Pietro Femia
    Department of Pharmacology, University of Florence, and Department of Pathology, General Hospital of Prato Azienda Sanitaria Locale 4, Prato, Italy
    Cancer Res 67:445-9. 2007
    ..These results show that Apc mutations are present in MDF with a frequency similar to that of tumors, strengthening the evidence that they are precancerous lesions in colon carcinogenesis...
  45. ncbi request reprint Interferon-γ release assays for the diagnosis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in children: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    E Chiappini
    Department of Sciences for Woman and Child s Health, Anna Meyer Children s University Hospital Florence, University of Florence, Italy
    Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol 25:557-64. 2012
    ..95 (95% CI:0.93- 0.97) and 0.96 (95% CI:0.93-1.00), respectively. Pooled TST specificity was significantly lower 0.83 (95% CI:0.74-0.92). IGRA performance in children showed no better sensitivity than TST, but higher specificity...
  46. doi request reprint The use of digital images to evaluate the interobserver agreement on cervical smear readings in Italian cervical cancer screening
    G Tinacci
    Pathology Unit, Laboratory Medicine Department, Santa Maria Annunziata Hospital, Florence, Italy
    Cytopathology 22:75-81. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to measure interobserver agreement among cytologists on using a set of digital images...
  47. pmc NuGO PPS1 mouse study 1: preliminary statistical analysis
    M Baccini
    Department of Statistics, University of Florence, V le Morgagni 59, 59100, Florence, Italy
    Genes Nutr 3:181-4. 2008
    ..We found that a considerable part of the genes varied expression over time. For part of the genes, the variance of the response was not homogeneous over time. Response differed by tissue...
  48. ncbi request reprint Accuracy, concordance, and reproducibility of histologic diagnosis in cutaneous T-cell lymphoma: an EORTC Cutaneous Lymphoma Project Group Study. European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer
    M Santucci
    Dipartimento di Patologia Umana ed Oncologia, Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Florence, Italy
    Arch Dermatol 136:497-502. 2000
    ..To assess the level of observer variability in the histologic identification of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) and its discrimination from diseases with similar histologic features...
  49. ncbi request reprint Intravenous nitrates in the prehospital management of acute pulmonary edema
    G Bertini
    Istituto di Clinica Medica e Cardiologia, Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Florence, Italy
    Ann Emerg Med 30:493-9. 1997
    ..We sought to assess the effect of nitrates on prehospital mortality among patients with acute pulmonary edema (APE)...
  50. ncbi request reprint [Evaluation of the impact of the environment on health: the studies on the rising pollution]
    A Biggeri
    Dipartimento di statistica G Parenti, Universita di Firenze
    G Ital Med Lav Ergon 25:303. 2003
  51. ncbi request reprint Analysis of gene expression profiles reveals novel correlations with the clinical course of colorectal cancer
    Duccio Cavalieri
    Department of Pharmacology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Oncol Res 16:535-48. 2007
    ..In this set of patients the Cox Proportional Hazard Model analysis demonstrated a significant association between increased patient survival and low expression of ITGB2 (p = 0.011) and NPR1 (p = 0.023) genes...
  52. ncbi request reprint Mortality from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and pleural mesothelioma in an area contaminated by natural fiber (fluoro-edenite)
    Annibale Biggeri
    Department of Statistics, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Scand J Work Environ Health 30:249-52. 2004
    ....
  53. ncbi request reprint Analyzing a randomized trial on breast self-examination with noncompliance and missing outcomes
    Fabrizia Mealli
    Dipartimento di statistica G Parenti, Universita di Firenze, Italy
    Biostatistics 5:207-22. 2004
    ....
  54. ncbi request reprint [Epidemiologic study of workers exposed to vinyl chloride in Porto Marghera: mortality update]
    Roberta Pirastu
    Dipartimento di Biologia Animale e dell Uomo, Universita La Sapienza, Laboratorio di Igiene Ambientale, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Roma
    Epidemiol Prev 27:161-72. 2003
    ....
  55. ncbi request reprint Adult and childhood leukemia near a high-power radio station in Rome, Italy
    Paola Michelozzi
    Department of Epidemiology, Local Health Authority RME, Rome, Italy
    Am J Epidemiol 155:1096-103. 2002
    ..There is still insufficient scientific knowledge, and new epidemiologic studies are needed to clarify a possible leukemogenic effect of residential exposure to radio frequency radiation...
  56. ncbi request reprint Industrial activities in sites at high environmental risk and their impact on the health of the population
    Francesco Mitis
    World Health Organization, European Center for Environment and Health, Rome, Italy
    Int J Occup Environ Health 11:88-95. 2005
    ..Although more information is needed to identify corrective public health measures, the official recognition of areas in need of cleaning up, which appears to be unique to Italy and which fostered the study, is a promising beginning...
  57. ncbi request reprint Impact of high temperatures on mortality: is there an added heat wave effect?
    Shakoor Hajat
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Epidemiology 17:632-8. 2006
    ....
  58. ncbi request reprint New insights into the application of geographical information systems and remote sensing in veterinary parasitology
    Laura Rinaldi
    Dipartimento di Patologia e Sanita Animale, Universita degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Naples, Italy
    Geospat Health 1:33-47. 2006
    ..Finally, a set of conclusions is put forward...
  59. ncbi request reprint [Environment and health status of the population in areas with high risk of environmental crisis in Italy]
    Marco Martuzzi
    Epidemiol Prev 26:suppl 1-53. 2002
    ..These results indicate the occurrence of important risk factors, some of which are related to the industrial activities, but more detailed data are needed for the identification of corrective public health actions...
  60. pmc Modeling mesothelioma risk associated with environmental asbestos exposure
    Milena Maria Maule
    Cancer Epidemiology Unit, CeRMS and CPO Piemonte, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Environ Health Perspect 115:1066-71. 2007
    ..Environmental asbestos pollution can cause malignant mesothelioma, but few studies have involved dose-response analyses with detailed information on occupational, domestic, and environmental exposures...
  61. ncbi request reprint [SIDRIA second phase: objectives, study design and methods]
    Claudia Galassi
    CPO Piemonte, Torino
    Epidemiol Prev 29:9-13. 2005
    ..The 2nd phase took place in 2002, in 13 Italian areas, and included 20,016 children (6-7 years old) and 16,175 adolescents (13-14 years old), with a response rate of 89% and 93%, respectively...
  62. ncbi request reprint Vulnerability to heat-related mortality: a multicity, population-based, case-crossover analysis
    Massimo Stafoggia
    Department of Epidemiology, Rome E Health Authority, Rome, Italy
    Epidemiology 17:315-23. 2006
    ....
  63. ncbi request reprint Metabolic syndrome as a predictor of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in type 2 diabetes: the Casale Monferrato Study
    Graziella Bruno
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Turin, Corso Dogliotti 14, I 10126 Turin, Italy
    Diabetes Care 27:2689-94. 2004
    ....
  64. ncbi request reprint Environment and respiratory diseases in childhood: the Italian experience
    Claudia Galassi
    Int J Occup Environ Health 11:103-6. 2005
    ..The methods and main findings of the SIDRIA study are presented, focusing on the role of outdoor risk factors...
  65. ncbi request reprint [Meta-analysis of the Italian studies on short-term effects of air pollution--MISA 1996-2002]
    Annibale Biggeri
    Epidemiol Prev 28:4-100. 2004
    ..Median of Pearson correlation coefficients between pairs of monitors of the each city was 0.62, interquartile range 0.42-0.77...
  66. ncbi request reprint [Trends in the frequency of asthma and allergies]
    Manuela De Sario
    ASL Roma E, Roma
    Epidemiol Prev 29:86-90. 2005
    ....
  67. ncbi request reprint [Quality assessment of air pollutants concentration in epidemiologic time series on short-term effects of pollution on health]
    Annibale Biggeri
    Dipartimento di statistica G Parenti Università di Firenze
    Epidemiol Prev 27:365-75. 2003
    ..Using simulated data and real data from the city of Rome (1998-2001) and Milan (1996-2002) we identify three conditions responsible of exposure misclassification when averaged concentrations are used in the analysis...
  68. 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...
  69. ncbi request reprint [Mortality in the cohort of workers of the petrochemical plant in Gela (Sicily) 1960-2002]
    Roberto Pasetto
    Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Dipartimento di Ambiente e Connessa Prevenzione Primaria, Reparto di epidemiologia ambientale, Viale Regina Elena 299, 00161 Roma
    Epidemiol Prev 31:39-45. 2007
    ..To study mortality of male workers employed in the petrochemical plant located in Gela, Sicily, Italy...
  70. ncbi request reprint [Analysis of arterial hypertension and work in the epidemiologic study "Aging, Health and Work"]
    Norma Barbini
    Centro Epidemiologico, INRCA Ancona
    Epidemiol Prev 29:160-5. 2005
    ..We evaluated if work conditions or job strain related to professional activity or to life styles represent a risk factor for arterial hypertension and whether this effect of hypertension is independent of age...
  71. 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...
  72. ncbi request reprint [Epidemiology: a discipline for the professional profile of the organization of the national health system. The opinion of the Italian Association of Epidemiology]
    Annibale Biggeri
    Epidemiol Prev 26:98-9. 2002
  73. 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...
  74. ncbi request reprint [Epidemiology as a discipline in the Italian national health service]
    Francesco Forastiere
    Epidemiol Prev 26:162. 2002
  75. ncbi request reprint Biases induced by pooling samples in microarray experiments
    Tristan Mary-Huard
    UMR AgroParisTech INRA MIA 518, 16 rue Claude Bernard 75231 Paris Cedex 5, France
    Bioinformatics 23:i313-8. 2007
    ..An important question is to determine whether pooling introduces biases, which can lead to inaccurate results. In this article, we describe two biases related to pooling, from a theoretical as well as a practical point of view...
  76. ncbi request reprint Low incidence of end-stage renal disease and chronic renal failure in type 2 diabetes: a 10-year prospective study
    Graziella Bruno
    Department of Internal Medicine, Turin University, Torino, Italy
    Diabetes Care 26:2353-8. 2003
    ..To provide such data, a population-based cohort of type 2 diabetic patients was identified in Casale Monferrato, Italy, and prospectively examined from 1991 to 2001...
  77. ncbi request reprint [An unusual excess of mortality in a small Tuscan municipality and the "nursing home effect"]
    Elisabetta Chellini
    UO Epidemiologia ambientale occupazionale, Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Istituto scientifico della Regione Toscana, Firenze
    Epidemiol Prev 28:83-6. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate if the observed excess mortality had to be attributed to the deaths occurred among the local large Nursing Home's guests which were half of the total deaths registered among residents...
  78. ncbi request reprint [International Agency for Research on Cancer Monographs (IARC)]
    Roberta Pirastu
    G Ital Med Lav Ergon 30:83-4; author reply 86-7. 2008
  79. ncbi request reprint [Environmental epidemiology and polluted areas in Italy]
    Fabrizio Bianchi
    Sezione di epidemiologia, IFC, Pisa
    Epidemiol Prev 30:146-52. 2006
  80. ncbi request reprint A longitudinal evaluation of two-year outcome in a community-based mental health service using graphical chain models. The South-Verona Outcome Project 9
    Mirella Ruggeri
    Department of Medicine and Public Health, Section of Psychiatry, University of Verona, Italy
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 13:10-23. 2004
    ..This study throws some light on the complex relationships between clinical, social and economic variables affecting the medium-term outcome of mental health care...
  81. ncbi request reprint A comparison of non-iterative and iterative estimators of heterogeneity variance for the standardized mortality ratio
    Dankmar Böhning
    Biometry and Epidemiology, Institute for International Health, Joint Center for Health Sciences and Humanitites, Free University Berlin Humboldt University at Berlin, Haus 562, Fabeckstr 60 62, 14195 Berlin, Germany
    Biostatistics 5:61-74. 2004
    ..Given the widespread use of these estimators in disease mapping, medical surveillance, meta-analysis and other areas of public health, the results of this study might be of considerable interest...
  82. ncbi request reprint [Dietary habits, life styles and respiratory symptoms in childhood]
    Giuseppe M Corbo
    Università Sacro Cuore, Roma
    Epidemiol Prev 29:42-6. 2005
    ..An increased BMI and TV watching are strongly related to respiratory symptoms. Our data confirm that dietary factors such as salt, vegetables and fruits are associated with the prevalence of respiratory symptoms in children...