Roberto de Marco

Summary

Affiliation: University of Verona
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. pmc The coexistence of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): prevalence and risk factors in young, middle-aged and elderly people from the general population
    Roberto de Marco
    Unit of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    PLoS ONE 8:e62985. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Foetal exposure to maternal stressful events increases the risk of having asthma and atopic diseases in childhood
    Roberto de Marco
    Unit of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Verona, Italy
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 23:724-9. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Trends in the prevalence of asthma and allergic rhinitis in Italy between 1991 and 2010
    R de Marco
    Unit of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Dept of Public Health and Community Health, University of Verona, 37134 Verona, Italy
    Eur Respir J 39:883-92. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Influence of early life exposures on incidence and remission of asthma throughout life
    Roberto de Marco
    Unit of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Department of Medicine and Public Health, University of Verona, Istituti Biologici II, Strada Le Grazie 8, 37134 Verona, Italy
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 113:845-52. 2004
  5. doi request reprint The Gene-Environment Interactions in Respiratory Diseases (GEIRD) Project
    R de Marco
    University of Verona, Italy
    Int Arch Allergy Immunol 152:255-63. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Proximity to chipboard industries increases the risk of respiratory and irritation symptoms in children: the Viadana study
    Roberto de Marco
    Unit of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Department of Medicine and Public Health, University of Verona, Italy
    Sci Total Environ 408:511-7. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Long-term outcomes in mild/moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the European community respiratory health survey
    Roberto de Marco
    Sezione di Epidemiologia and Statistica Medica, Dipartimento di Medicina e Sanita Pubblica, Università degli Studi di Verona c o Istituti Biologici II, Strada Le Grazie 8, 37134 Verona, Italy
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 180:956-63. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Prognostic factors of asthma severity: a 9-year international prospective cohort study
    Roberto de Marco
    University of Verona, Department of Medicine and Public Health, Unit of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Verona, Italy
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 117:1249-56. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Incidence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in a cohort of young adults according to the presence of chronic cough and phlegm
    Roberto de Marco
    Sezione di Epidemiologia and Statistica Medica, Dipartimento di Medicina e Sanita Pubblica, Universita degli Studi di Verona, c o Istituti Biologici II, Strada Le Grazie 8 37134, Verona, Italy
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 175:32-9. 2007
  10. pmc Incidence of asthma and mortality in a cohort of young adults: a 7-year prospective study
    Roberto de Marco
    Unit of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Respir Res 6:95. 2005

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Publications52

  1. pmc The coexistence of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): prevalence and risk factors in young, middle-aged and elderly people from the general population
    Roberto de Marco
    Unit of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    PLoS ONE 8:e62985. 2013
    ..This study aims at determining the prevalence of self-reported physician diagnoses of asthma, COPD and of the asthma-COPD overlap syndrome and to assess whether these conditions share a common set of risk factors...
  2. doi request reprint Foetal exposure to maternal stressful events increases the risk of having asthma and atopic diseases in childhood
    Roberto de Marco
    Unit of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Verona, Italy
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 23:724-9. 2012
    ..The natural history of asthma and atopic diseases begins in utero. Studies investigating the influence of foetal exposure to maternal stressful life events during pregnancy (SLEP) on asthma and atopic diseases are lacking...
  3. doi request reprint Trends in the prevalence of asthma and allergic rhinitis in Italy between 1991 and 2010
    R de Marco
    Unit of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Dept of Public Health and Community Health, University of Verona, 37134 Verona, Italy
    Eur Respir J 39:883-92. 2012
    ..The asthma epidemic is not over in Italy. During the past 20 yrs, asthma prevalence has increased by 38%, in parallel with a similar increase in asthma-like symptoms and allergic rhinitis...
  4. ncbi request reprint Influence of early life exposures on incidence and remission of asthma throughout life
    Roberto de Marco
    Unit of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Department of Medicine and Public Health, University of Verona, Istituti Biologici II, Strada Le Grazie 8, 37134 Verona, Italy
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 113:845-52. 2004
    ..Knowledge of the effects of early environmental and congenital factors on the natural history of asthma may provide important clues to the pathogenesis of asthma...
  5. doi request reprint The Gene-Environment Interactions in Respiratory Diseases (GEIRD) Project
    R de Marco
    University of Verona, Italy
    Int Arch Allergy Immunol 152:255-63. 2010
    ..Researchers conducting population-based surveys with standardized methods may contribute to the public-domain case-control database, and use the resulting increased power to answer their own scientific questions...
  6. doi request reprint Proximity to chipboard industries increases the risk of respiratory and irritation symptoms in children: the Viadana study
    Roberto de Marco
    Unit of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Department of Medicine and Public Health, University of Verona, Italy
    Sci Total Environ 408:511-7. 2010
    ..The present findings suggest that emissions from chipboard industries might have a serious impact on children's health status and should therefore be reduced and closely monitored...
  7. doi request reprint Long-term outcomes in mild/moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the European community respiratory health survey
    Roberto de Marco
    Sezione di Epidemiologia and Statistica Medica, Dipartimento di Medicina e Sanita Pubblica, Università degli Studi di Verona c o Istituti Biologici II, Strada Le Grazie 8, 37134 Verona, Italy
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 180:956-63. 2009
    ..Little is known about the long-term outcomes of individuals with mild/moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) according to spirometric criteria...
  8. ncbi request reprint Prognostic factors of asthma severity: a 9-year international prospective cohort study
    Roberto de Marco
    University of Verona, Department of Medicine and Public Health, Unit of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Verona, Italy
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 117:1249-56. 2006
    ..The natural history of asthma severity is poorly known...
  9. ncbi request reprint Incidence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in a cohort of young adults according to the presence of chronic cough and phlegm
    Roberto de Marco
    Sezione di Epidemiologia and Statistica Medica, Dipartimento di Medicina e Sanita Pubblica, Universita degli Studi di Verona, c o Istituti Biologici II, Strada Le Grazie 8 37134, Verona, Italy
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 175:32-9. 2007
    ..The few prospective studies aimed at assessing the incidence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in relation to the presence of chronic cough/phlegm have produced contrasting results...
  10. pmc Incidence of asthma and mortality in a cohort of young adults: a 7-year prospective study
    Roberto de Marco
    Unit of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Respir Res 6:95. 2005
    ..A 7-year follow-up prospective study was performed to assess the incidence of asthma and mortality from all causes in a cohort of young adults...
  11. doi request reprint Risk factors for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in a European cohort of young adults
    Roberto de Marco
    Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Verona, Istituti Biologici II, Verona, Italy
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 183:891-7. 2011
    ..Few studies have investigated the factors associated with the early inception of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)...
  12. ncbi request reprint Inhaled steroids are associated with reduced lung function decline in subjects with asthma with elevated total IgE
    Roberto de Marco
    University of Verona, Department of Medicine and Public Health, Unit of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Verona, Italy
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 119:611-7. 2007
    ..Few studies have investigated the long-term association between inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) and lung function decline in asthma...
  13. pmc An international survey of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in young adults according to GOLD stages
    R de Marco
    Unit of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Thorax 59:120-5. 2004
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  14. doi request reprint Body mass index, weight gain, and other determinants of lung function decline in adult asthma
    Alessandro Marcon
    Department of Medicine and Public Health, Unit of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 123:1069-74, 1074.e1-4. 2009
    ..Little is known about factors associated with lung function decline in asthma...
  15. doi request reprint Proximity to wood factories and hospitalizations for respiratory diseases in children
    Marta Rava
    Unit of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Verona, Strada Le Grazie 8, 37134 Verona, Italy
    Sci Total Environ 410:80-6. 2011
    ..Exposure to air pollutants emitted by wood industries has been associated with increased prevalence of respiratory and irritation symptoms...
  16. ncbi request reprint Poor control increases the economic cost of asthma. A multicentre population-based study
    Simone Accordini
    Unit of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Int Arch Allergy Immunol 141:189-98. 2006
    ..We sought to evaluate the cost of current asthma from the societal perspective in young Italian adults and the determinants of cost variation...
  17. doi request reprint Asthmatics and ex-smokers respond early, heavy smokers respond late to mailed surveys in Italy
    Giuseppe Verlato
    Unit of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Respir Med 104:172-9. 2010
    ..The present study aimed at evaluating the impact of non-response bias on prevalence estimates of respiratory symptoms and smoking habits...
  18. doi request reprint The cost of persistent asthma in Europe: an international population-based study in adults
    Simone Accordini
    Unit of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Int Arch Allergy Immunol 160:93-101. 2013
    ..This study is aimed at providing a real-world evaluation of the economic cost of persistent asthma among European adults according to the degree of disease control [as defined by the 2006 Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) guidelines]...
  19. ncbi request reprint Asthma control in Europe: a real-world evaluation based on an international population-based study
    Lucia Cazzoletti
    Unit of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Department of Medicine and Public Health, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 120:1360-7. 2007
    ..Epidemiologic evidence related to asthma control in patients from the general population is scanty...
  20. doi request reprint Asthma severity according to Global Initiative for Asthma and its determinants: an international study
    Lucia Cazzoletti
    Unit of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Department of Medicine and Public Health, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Int Arch Allergy Immunol 151:70-9. 2010
    ..We aimed to describe asthma severity using the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) classification and to investigate its determinants in a cross-sectional, population-based sample in Europe...
  21. doi request reprint Mild asthma and chronic bronchitis seem to influence functional exercise capacity: a multi-case control study
    Alessandro Marcon
    Unit of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Int Arch Allergy Immunol 161:181-8. 2013
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  22. doi request reprint The impact of diagnosed and undiagnosed current asthma in the general adult population
    Simone Accordini
    Unit of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Verona, Verona, Italy simone accordini univr it
    Int Arch Allergy Immunol 155:403-11. 2011
    ..However, undiagnosed asthmatics should be taken into account to correctly evaluate the impact of the disease in the general population...
  23. ncbi request reprint Time trends in smoking habits among Italian young adults
    Giuseppe Verlato
    Unit of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, University of Verona, and Cardiopulmonary Department, CNR Institute of Clinical Physiology, University and Hospital of Pisa, Italy
    Respir Med 100:2197-206. 2006
    ..The present research aims at assessing time trends in smoking habits in Italy...
  24. doi request reprint Proximity to wood industries and respiratory symptoms in children: a sensitivity analysis
    Marta Rava
    Unit of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Verona, Italy
    Environ Int 38:37-44. 2012
    ..The sensitivity analyses confirmed the overall increasing trend of respiratory symptoms with proximity to the industries and pointed out that all the assumptions made for defining a proxy of exposure need to be carefully checked...
  25. ncbi request reprint Are the asthma guideline goals achieved in daily practice? A population-based study on treatment adequacy and the control of asthma
    Roberto de Marco
    Unit of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Department of Medicine and Public Health, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Int Arch Allergy Immunol 138:225-34. 2005
    ..However, few data are available to assess the adequacy of the use of drugs and its influence on the control of asthma in 'real life'...
  26. doi request reprint Spatial analysis of binary health indicators with local smoothing techniques The Viadana study
    Paolo Girardi
    Unit of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Sci Total Environ 414:380-6. 2012
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  27. ncbi request reprint Using the age at onset may increase the reliability of longitudinal asthma assessment
    Cristian Pattaro
    Unit of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Department of Medicine and Public Health, University of Verona, Istituti Biologici II, Strada Le Grazie 8, I 37134 Verona, Italy
    J Clin Epidemiol 60:704-711. 2007
    ..Recently, self-reported asthma was combined with reported age of onset to investigate the disease's natural history. To assess the validity of reported results, we investigated the reliability of the method...
  28. doi request reprint Asthma in childhood reduces smoking initiation in subsequent teens among males
    Giuseppe Verlato
    Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    J Adolesc Health 48:253-8. 2011
    ..The association between smoking habits and asthma is complex because subjects with asthma could avoid smoking, whereas smoking could increase asthma severity or incidence...
  29. ncbi request reprint [Cause-specific mortality in populations exposed and unexposed to outdoor emissions of formaldehyde and wood dust: the Viadana study]
    Marta Rava
    Istituti Biologici II, Sezione di Epidemiologia e Statistica Medica, Dipartimento di Medicina e Sanita Pubblica, Universita di Verona, Strada Le Grazie 8, Verona
    Epidemiol Prev 33:176-83. 2009
    ..to describe the mortality risk for all causes and chronic diseases among people living in the industrial district of Viadana (Mantua), where wooden furniture factories producing formaldehyde and wood dust are situated...
  30. ncbi request reprint The control of asthma in Italy. A multicentre descriptive study on young adults with doctor diagnosed current asthma
    Roberto de Marco
    Unit of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Allergy 58:221-8. 2003
    ..Few data are available on the management of asthma in the general population. The aim of this study was to evaluate the level of asthma control in Italian patients, a decade after the publication of the international guidelines...
  31. ncbi request reprint Is the prevalence of adult asthma and allergic rhinitis still increasing? Results of an Italian study
    Giuseppe Verlato
    Unit of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Department of Medicine and Public Health, Istituti Biologici 2, Strada Le Grazie 8, 37134 University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 111:1232-8. 2003
    ..The prevalence of asthma and allergic rhinitis has increased worldwide during the 1970s and 1980s...
  32. ncbi request reprint Incidence and remission of asthma: a retrospective study on the natural history of asthma in Italy
    Roberto de Marco
    Unit of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, University of Verona, c o Istituti Biologici II, Strada Le Grazie 8, 37134 Verona, Italy
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 110:228-35. 2002
    ..The knowledge of the natural history of asthma from birth to adulthood could provide important clues for its cause and for the understanding of epidemiologic findings...
  33. doi request reprint Incidence of respiratory and allergic symptoms in Italian and immigrant children
    Alessandro Marcon
    Unit of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Verona, Italy
    Respir Med 105:204-10. 2011
    ..We investigated whether the incidence of allergic and respiratory symptoms differed for Italian and immigrant children living in one area of Northern Italy...
  34. pmc Diverging trends of chronic bronchitis and smoking habits between 1998 and 2010
    Simone Accordini
    Unit of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Verona, c o Istituti Biologici II, Strada Le Grazie 8, 37134, Verona, Italy
    Respir Res 14:16. 2013
    ..We evaluated the trend in CB prevalence during the past decade among young Italian adults...
  35. doi request reprint Can an airway challenge test predict respiratory diseases? A population-based international study
    Alessandro Marcon
    Unit of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Verona, Verona, Italy Electronic address
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 133:104-110.e4. 2014
    ..Evidence on the longitudinal association of airway responsiveness with respiratory diseases is scarce. The best indicator of responsiveness is still undetermined...
  36. ncbi request reprint Tobacco smoke exposure and serum cotinine in a random sample of adults living in Verona, Italy
    Mario Olivieri
    Dipartimento di Medicina e Sanita Pubblica, Universita di Verona, Verona, Italy
    Arch Environ Health 57:355-9. 2002
    ....
  37. doi request reprint Children living near chipboard and wood industries are at an increased risk of hospitalization for respiratory diseases: a prospective study
    Pierpaolo Marchetti
    Unit of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Verona, Italy Electronic address
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 217:95-101. 2014
    ..Further research should develop accurate exposure models based on objective measurements of air pollution in order to confirm these findings...
  38. doi request reprint Association between PM10 concentrations and school absences in proximity of a cement plant in northern Italy
    Alessandro Marcon
    Unit of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Verona, Strada Le Grazie 8, 37134 Verona, Italy Electronic address
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 217:386-91. 2014
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint Correlation between asthma and climate in the European Community Respiratory Health Survey
    Giuseppe Verlato
    Department of Medicine and Public Health, University of Verona, Italy
    Arch Environ Health 57:48-52. 2002
    ..e., England, New Zealand, and Oregon). In conclusion, climate can account for significant geographic variability in respiratory symptom prevalence...
  40. doi request reprint Criminal investigations: pupil pharmacological reactivity as method for assessing time since death is fallacious
    Marco Orrico
    Department of Medicine and Public Health, Section of Legal Medicine, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 29:304-8. 2008
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  41. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and treatment of pain in adults admitted to Italian hospitals
    Marco Visentin
    Department of Oncology, Pain Therapy and Palliative Care Unit, S Bortolo Hospital, Via Rodolfi 37, 36100 Vicenza, Italy
    Eur J Pain 9:61-7. 2005
    ..Very few studies have been conducted on the presence and control of pain in Italian hospitals...
  42. ncbi request reprint Smoking cessation, lung function, and weight gain: a follow-up study
    Susan Chinn
    Department of Public Health Sciences, King s College London, 5th Floor Capital House, 42 Weston Street, London SE1 3QD, UK
    Lancet 365:1629-35; discussion 1600-1. 2005
    ..We estimated the net benefit of smoking cessation, and the independent effects of smoking and weight change on change in ventilatory lung function in the international European Community Respiratory Health Survey...
  43. ncbi request reprint Annoyance due to air pollution in Europe
    Benedicte Jacquemin
    Municipal Institute of Medical Research, Barcelona, Spain
    Int J Epidemiol 36:809-20. 2007
    ..The objectives of this study are to describe the variations in annoyance due to air pollution in Europe and its individual and environmental determinants...
  44. ncbi request reprint Investigating indicators and determinants of asthma in young adults
    Mario Grassi
    Department of Health Sciences, Section of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, University of Pavia, via Bassi, 21, Pavia, 27100, Italy
    Eur J Epidemiol 21:831-42. 2006
    ..We aimed to assess multiple indicators and multiple determinants of asthma in young adults by applying latent variable mixture models (LVMMs), a novel statistical modelling with hidden (or latent) variables...
  45. ncbi request reprint What evidence could validate the definition of COPD?
    Roberto de Marco
    Thorax 63:756-7. 2008
  46. ncbi request reprint Classic Kaposi sarcoma in northern Sardinia: a prospective epidemiologic overview (1977-2003) correlated with malaria prevalence (1934)
    Francesca Cottoni
    Department of Dermatology, University of Sassari, Italy
    J Am Acad Dermatol 55:990-5. 2006
    ..As a Mediterranean area, northern Sardinia has a high CKS frequency...
  47. ncbi request reprint Do asthma and allergy influence subsequent pet keeping? An analysis of childhood and adulthood
    Cecilie Svanes
    Department of Thoracic Medicine, Institute of Medicine, University of Bergen, Norway
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 118:691-8. 2006
    ..Asthma and allergy might influence the choice of keeping pets, leading to apparent protective effects of pets on allergic disease...
  48. pmc Physical activity and bronchial hyperresponsiveness: European Community Respiratory Health Survey II
    Rafea Shaaban
    INSERM U700, Epidémiologie des Maladies Respiratoires, Faculte Xavier Bichat, BP 416, 16 rue Henri Huchard, 75018 Paris, France
    Thorax 62:403-10. 2007
    ..The relationship between physical activity and BHR in men and women aged 28.0-56.5 years randomly selected from 24 centres in 11 countries participating in the European Community Respiratory Health Survey II was investigated...
  49. ncbi request reprint Change in prevalence of IgE sensitization and mean total IgE with age and cohort
    Deborah Jarvis
    Department of Public Health Sciences, King s College London, UK
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 116:675-82. 2005
    ..This could reflect either a decrease in sensitization with aging or a higher prevalence of sensitization in more recent birth cohorts...
  50. ncbi request reprint An increase in bronchial responsiveness is associated with continuing or restarting smoking
    Susan Chinn
    Department of Public Health Sciences, King s College London, London, UK
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 172:956-61. 2005
    ..Bronchial responsiveness (BHR) has been found to be associated with smoking, atopy, and lower lung function in cross-sectional studies, but there is little information on determinants of change in adults...
  51. ncbi request reprint Exhaled nitric oxide in a population sample of adults
    Luisa Bommarito
    Allergy and Clinical Immunology, University of Turin and Mauriziano Hospital, Turin, Italy
    Respiration 75:386-92. 2008
    ..The relationship between exhaled nitric oxide (FENO) and the diagnosis of asthma in the general adult population is not completely clear...
  52. ncbi request reprint Factors affecting adherence to asthma treatment in an international cohort of young and middle-aged adults
    Angelo G Corsico
    Division of Respiratory Diseases, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico S Matteo, University of Pavia, Via Taramelli 5, 27100 Pavia, Italy
    Respir Med 101:1363-7. 2007
    ..A major reason of the poor control of asthma is that patients fail to adhere to their treatment. The aim of the study was to identify factors affecting changes in asthma treatment adherence in an international cohort...