G Franco

Summary

Affiliation: University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint [Health effects of occupational exposure to static magnetic fields used in magnetic resonance imaging: a review]
    G Franco
    Cattedra e Scuola di Specializzazione di Medicina del lavoro dell Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria, Modena
    Med Lav 99:16-28. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint [Ethical values and virtues of the Diatriba. A tribute to Bernardino Ramazzini on the tercentenary of his death (1714)]
    Giuliano Franco
    Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche e Chirurgiche, materno infantili e dell adulto, Universita di Modena e Reggio Emilia
    Med Lav 105:3-14. 2014
  3. ncbi request reprint [The cultural, economic and social context of Ramazzini's Diatriba in the second half of the 17th century--in memory of Pericle Di Pietro on occasion of the third centenary of the publication of the final edition of the Diatriba (Padua, 1713)]
    G Franco
    Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche e Chirurgiche, materno infantili e dell adulto Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia
    Med Lav 104:167-77. 2013
  4. ncbi request reprint Occupation and breast cancer: fitness for work is an aspect that needs to be addressed
    G Franco
    Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche e Chirurgiche, materno infantili e dell adulto Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia
    Med Lav 104:87-92. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Research evaluation and competition for academic positions in occupational medicine
    Giuliano Franco
    Department of Medicine and Medical Specialties, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, School of Medicine of Modena, Modena, Italy
    Arch Environ Occup Health 68:123-7. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Bernardino Ramazzini and women workers' health in the second half of the XVIIth century
    Giuliano Franco
    Department of Medicine and Medical Specialties, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, School of Medicine of Modena, Largo del Pozzo, 71, 41100 Modena, Italy
    J Public Health (Oxf) 34:305-8. 2012
  7. pmc Finding toxicological information: An approach for occupational health professionals
    Irja Laamanen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, 00250, Helsinki, Finland
    J Occup Med Toxicol 3:18. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Focusing ethical dilemmas of evidence-based practice in SMF-exposed MRI-workers: a qualitative analysis
    Giuliano Franco
    Dipartimento di medicine e delle specialità mediche, Universita di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Largo del Pozzo, 71 41100, Modena, Italy
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 83:417-21. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint [The evidence-based occupational health paradigm in managing back pain: identifying the problem and evaluation of the decision]
    G Franco
    Cattedra e Scuola di Specializzazione di Medicina del lavoro dell Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria, Modena
    Med Lav 99:167-76. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint The development of clinical prediction guides requires reproducible decision-making outputs: a field study
    G Franco
    School of Medicine and Postgraduate School of Occupational Medicine, Occupational Health Unit, Teaching Hospital, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy
    Med Lav 97:226-32. 2006

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Publications47

  1. ncbi request reprint [Health effects of occupational exposure to static magnetic fields used in magnetic resonance imaging: a review]
    G Franco
    Cattedra e Scuola di Specializzazione di Medicina del lavoro dell Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria, Modena
    Med Lav 99:16-28. 2008
    ..This study aims to critically review the recent literature on the topic so as to propose guidelines on the need to provide information and training of workers and appropriate health surveillance...
  2. ncbi request reprint [Ethical values and virtues of the Diatriba. A tribute to Bernardino Ramazzini on the tercentenary of his death (1714)]
    Giuliano Franco
    Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche e Chirurgiche, materno infantili e dell adulto, Universita di Modena e Reggio Emilia
    Med Lav 105:3-14. 2014
    ..Although current practice is based on ethical rules dating back to more recent times, the ethical vision of the Magister, that is admirable for its honesty, originality and depth, is in some respects still relevant today...
  3. ncbi request reprint [The cultural, economic and social context of Ramazzini's Diatriba in the second half of the 17th century--in memory of Pericle Di Pietro on occasion of the third centenary of the publication of the final edition of the Diatriba (Padua, 1713)]
    G Franco
    Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche e Chirurgiche, materno infantili e dell adulto Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia
    Med Lav 104:167-77. 2013
    ..In this context, Ramazzini was an illuminated nonconformist, who analysed the vulnerability of the population with an anthropological approach that embraced individuals, environment, social and economic status...
  4. ncbi request reprint Occupation and breast cancer: fitness for work is an aspect that needs to be addressed
    G Franco
    Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche e Chirurgiche, materno infantili e dell adulto Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia
    Med Lav 104:87-92. 2013
    ....
  5. doi request reprint Research evaluation and competition for academic positions in occupational medicine
    Giuliano Franco
    Department of Medicine and Medical Specialties, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, School of Medicine of Modena, Modena, Italy
    Arch Environ Occup Health 68:123-7. 2013
    ..Younger researchers should be aware of the new approach based on transparent threshold rules for career promotion and need to understand the new evaluation systems based on metrics...
  6. doi request reprint Bernardino Ramazzini and women workers' health in the second half of the XVIIth century
    Giuliano Franco
    Department of Medicine and Medical Specialties, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, School of Medicine of Modena, Largo del Pozzo, 71, 41100 Modena, Italy
    J Public Health (Oxf) 34:305-8. 2012
    ..This paper aims at reviewing his observations for women employed in different occupations, entailing exposure to dangerous materials and ergonomically challenging works...
  7. pmc Finding toxicological information: An approach for occupational health professionals
    Irja Laamanen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, 00250, Helsinki, Finland
    J Occup Med Toxicol 3:18. 2008
    ..Therefore we evaluated toxicological databases for their ability to answer practical questions about exposure and prevention. We also propose recommended practices for searching for toxicological properties of chemicals...
  8. doi request reprint Focusing ethical dilemmas of evidence-based practice in SMF-exposed MRI-workers: a qualitative analysis
    Giuliano Franco
    Dipartimento di medicine e delle specialità mediche, Universita di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Largo del Pozzo, 71 41100, Modena, Italy
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 83:417-21. 2010
    ..To analyze ethical dilemmas for occupational health physicians and other stakeholders involved in the implementation of a surveillance program in workers exposed to static magnetic fields (SMF) used in magnetic resonance imaging...
  9. ncbi request reprint [The evidence-based occupational health paradigm in managing back pain: identifying the problem and evaluation of the decision]
    G Franco
    Cattedra e Scuola di Specializzazione di Medicina del lavoro dell Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria, Modena
    Med Lav 99:167-76. 2008
    ..This study aims at comparing the decisions made in respect of health care personnel with the decisions made on the basis of the evidence and evaluating the effectiveness of these decisions...
  10. ncbi request reprint The development of clinical prediction guides requires reproducible decision-making outputs: a field study
    G Franco
    School of Medicine and Postgraduate School of Occupational Medicine, Occupational Health Unit, Teaching Hospital, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy
    Med Lav 97:226-32. 2006
    ..The decisions taken by occupational physicians (OPs) generally show low reproducibility and reflect some uncertainties linked to the decision making process...
  11. ncbi request reprint From risk-based health surveillance to health promotion: an evidence-based experience in a health care setting
    Giuliano Franco
    The Medical School and The School of Occupational Medicine, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Int J Occup Med Environ Health 15:117-20. 2002
    ....
  12. ncbi request reprint [Ethical analysis of the decision-making process in occupational health practice]
    G Franco
    Cattedra di Medicina del lavoro dell Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Struttura complessa di Medicina del Lavoro, Dipartimento di medicine e delle specialità mediche, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria, Modena
    Med Lav 96:375-82. 2005
    ..The ethical aspect of the practice is strictly linked to that of appropriateness, involving requirements of effectiveness, efficiency and respect of ethical principles of the individual, community and society...
  13. ncbi request reprint [Publish or perish: the scientific productivity of academics in the field of occupational medicine]
    G Franco
    Dipartimento di medicine e delle specialità mediche, Universita di Modena e Reggio Emilia
    Med Lav 100:163-70. 2009
    ....
  14. ncbi request reprint [Comparative analysis of occupational health physician's duties based upon legislative decree 81/2008 art. 25 and upon the Ethics Code of the International Commission on Occupational Health]
    G Franco
    Dipartimento Integrato di Medicine e delle Specialità Mediche, Universita di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Largo del Pozzo 71, 41100 Modena
    Med Lav 100:228-36. 2009
    ..However, in spite of the unanimous consent on their universal importance, such principles do not usually have the strength of a law...
  15. ncbi request reprint [Occupational physician's decisions on the basis of legislation, ethics and scientific evidence]
    G Franco
    Cattedra e Scuola di Specializzazione in Medicina del Lavoro dell Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria, Modena
    Med Lav 100:304-7. 2009
    ..In the dynamic context of occupational medicine an increasing number of occupational health problems requires a high-quality standard practice supported by decisions consistent both with ethics and legislation...
  16. ncbi request reprint [Occupational medicine: practice and ethical requirements of the new law on health and safety in the workplace (legislative decree 81/2008)]
    Giuliano Franco
    Dipartimento di medicina e delle specialità mediche, Universita di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Policlinico, Largo del Pozzo 71, 41100 Modena
    Epidemiol Prev 33:116-21. 2009
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint [The course of study in occupational medicine in a European perspective]
    Giuliano Franco
    Dipartimento di medicine e delle specialità mediche, Universita di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy
    Epidemiol Prev 35:43-6. 2011
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint [Occupational health practice among law, evidence and ethics: a field study]
    G Franco
    Dipartimento di medicine e delle specialità mediche, Universita di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy
    G Ital Med Lav Ergon 32:83-7. 2010
    ..Quality in health care is defined as the degree to which health services increase the likelihood of desired health outcomes and are consistent with the law, the evidence and the ethical values...
  19. ncbi request reprint [Scientific research and academic promotion in occupational medicine: what are the rules of the game?]
    G Franco
    Dipartimento di medicine e delle specialità mediche, Universita di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Modena
    Med Lav 102:167-73. 2011
    ....
  20. ncbi request reprint Bernardino Ramazzini and the new epidemics of work-related disorders
    Giuliano Franco
    Dipartimento di medicine e delle specialità mediche, Universita di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Largo del Pozzo, 71 41100, Modena, Italy
    Med Secoli 23:425-41. 2011
    ..It is worthy to stress that Ramazzini's observations, based on original intuitions and critical reasoning, anticipate the modern approach based on epidemiological principles...
  21. ncbi request reprint [Evidence based occupational health: from theory to practice]
    G Franco
    Dipartimento di medicine e delle specialità mediche, Universita di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Azienda Ospedaliero, Universitaria Policlinico, Modena, Italy
    G Ital Med Lav Ergon 28:170-5. 2006
    ..Therefore, medical specialists of different disciplines, including occupational health, are presently required to shift from habitual practices to evidence-based practices...
  22. ncbi request reprint Agreement of medical decisions in occupational health as a quality requirement
    Giuliano Franco
    Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Policlinico di Modena, Universita di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Largo del Pozzo, 71, 41100, Modena, Italy
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 79:607-11. 2006
    ..This study aims at evaluating the inter-individual variability of medical decisions by different occupational physicians...
  23. ncbi request reprint Total quality strategy in the formative process of the occupational physician
    G Franco
    Postgraduate School of Occupational Medicine, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Scand J Work Environ Health 25:153-6. 1999
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Occupational physicians' education and training across European Union countries
    G Franco
    Cattedra di Medicina del Lavoro, Dipartimento di Medicina Interna, Largo del Pozzo, 71, I 44100 Modena, Italy
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 72:338-42. 1999
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Ramazzini's "De morbis artificum Diatriba" and society, culture, and the human condition in the seventeenth century
    G Franco
    Postgraduate School of Occupational Medicine, School of Medicine of Modena, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Largo del Pozzo, 71, I 44100 Modena, Italy
    Int J Occup Environ Health 6:80-5. 2000
    ..The social milieu in which Bernardino Ramazzini achieved his prescient conception of occupational health and barriers to adoption of his approach during his lifetime are described...
  26. ncbi request reprint [From scientific evidence to operative practice: towards a model of occupational medicine based on on efficacy evidence]
    G Franco
    Cattedra di Medicina del Lavoro dell Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia e Servizio di Sorveglianza Sanitaria dell Azienda Policlinico di Modena, Largo del Pozzo 71, 41100 Modena
    Med Lav 92:159-65. 2001
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint Current controversies in occupational medicine education in Europe
    G Franco
    Chair of Occupational Medicine, University of Modena
    G Ital Med Lav Ergon 19:59-62. 1997
    ..In fact, a variety of educational and training methods are currently adopted, although there is a substantial agreement about core values, core knowledge and core skills, which characterise the speciality...
  28. ncbi request reprint Bernardino Ramazzini's early observations of the link between musculoskeletal disorders and ergonomic factors
    Giuliano Franco
    Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties, The School of Medicine and the School of Occupational Medicine, University of Modena, Largo del Pozzo 71, Modena 41100, Italy
    Appl Ergon 35:67-70. 2004
    ..From his early writings therefore it is evident that Ramazzini realized the importance of assessing the ergonomic factors associated with the occurrence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders...
  29. ncbi request reprint [Health policy and occupational health: tools and methods to assure quality and appropriateness of interventions]
    G Franco
    Cattedra di Medicina del lavoro dell Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Modena
    Med Lav 95:3-10. 2004
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint [Experimental validation of the Evidence-Based Occupational Health paradigm and of the PICO model in the decision making process applied by occupational health physicians]
    G Franco
    Dipartimento Integrato di Medicine e delle Specialità Mediche, Struttura Complessa di Medicina del lavoro Cattedra e Scuola di Specializzazione dell Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Modena
    Med Lav 95:423-30. 2004
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint [Assessment of efficacy and economic impact of an influenza vaccination campaign in the personnel of a health care setting]
    Maria Teresa Cella
    Cattedra e Scuola di Specializzazione in Medicina del Lavoro, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia Struttura Complessa di Medicina del Lavoro, Servizio di Sorveglianza Sanitaria, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria, Modena
    Med Lav 96:483-9. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and the cost-benefit ratio of an influenza vaccination campaign in health care workers (HCW) of a teaching hospital...
  32. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based decision making in an endoscopy nurse with respiratory symptoms exposed to the new ortho-phthalaldehyde (OPA) disinfectant
    A Franchi
    Department of Medicine and Medical Specialties, Occupational Health Unit Policlinico, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Largo del Pozzo, 71, 41100 Modena, Italy
    Occup Med (Lond) 55:575-8. 2005
    ..ortho-Phthalaldehyde (OPA) can cause mucous irritation, respiratory symptoms and IgE-mediated hypersensitivity reactions. Very little information is available about OPA-related effects in health personnel...
  33. ncbi request reprint [The paradigm of evidence based medicine applied to occupational health: an intervention model]
    G Monduzzi
    Cattedra e Scuola di Specializzazione in Medicina del Lavoro, Dipartimento di medicina e delle specialità mediche, Policlinico, Universita di Modena e Reggio Emilia
    G Ital Med Lav Ergon 25:153-4. 2003
    ..The Evidence Based Medicine paradigm has been used for searching literature data to be used for solving workers' health problems. Results show that useful information has been found in 9 problems out of 17 selected cases...
  34. ncbi request reprint Practising evidence-based occupational health in workers' groups: how to prevent sickness absence caused by influenza
    P Grandi
    Department of Medicine and Medical Specialties, School of Medicine and School of Occupational Medicine, Occupational Health Unit Policlinico University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Largo del Pozzo, 71, 41100 Modena, Italy
    Occup Med (Lond) 55:7-9. 2005
    ..In addition to its recognized health effects, influenza has socio-economic consequences, in particular sickness absence. Managing influenza in working populations remains a relevant topic...
  35. ncbi request reprint [Criteria for the management of low back pain in health care workers]
    A Franchi
    Cattedra, Servizio e Scuola di Specializzazione in Medicina del Lavoro, Universita di Modena e Reggio Emilia
    Ann Ig 15:215-24. 2003
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint [Effectiveness of interventions for the control and prevention of tuberculosis in health care facilities: a review of ATS,CDC, OSHA recommendations]
    A Franchi
    Servizio e Scuola di Specializzazione in Medicina del Lavoro, Universita di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Servizio di Sorveglianza Sanitaria, Azienda Policlinico di Modena
    Med Lav 94:506-20. 2003
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint [Evaluation of the efficacy of an influenza vaccine campaign among health personnel for the prevention of influenza-like illness (ILI)]
    E Tuccillo
    Cattedra e Scuola di Specializzazione in Medicina del Lavoro, Dipartimento di medicina e delle specialità mediche, Policlinico, Universita di Modena e Reggio Emilia
    G Ital Med Lav Ergon 25:155-6. 2003
    ..Results show: (i) a significant decrease of ILI-cases among vaccinated health care workers, (ii) a significant decrease of sickness absence among vaccinated workers, (iii) a favourable cost/benefit analysis...
  38. ncbi request reprint Practising evidence-based occupational health in individual workers: how to deal with a latex allergy problem in a health care setting
    G Monduzzi
    Department of Medicine and Medical Specialties, School of Medicine and School of Occupational Medicine, Occupational Health Unit Policlinico, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Largo del Pozzo, 71, 41100 Modena, Italy
    Occup Med (Lond) 55:3-6. 2005
    ..Management of latex allergy includes education, reduction of cutaneous or mucosal contact with rubber products and minimization of exposure to latex allergens in the work environment...
  39. ncbi request reprint [Continuing medical education and accreditation in occupational health: the new context]
    G Franco
    Dipartimento di medicine e delle specialità mediche, Universita di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy
    G Ital Med Lav Ergon 30:252-3. 2008
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of medical decisions' effectiveness: a 4-year evidence-based study in a health care setting
    Giuliano Franco
    School of Medicine and Postgraduate School of Occupational Medicine, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Policlinico di Modena, Largo del Pozzo, 71, 41100 Modena, Italy
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 81:921-8. 2008
    ..This specific study aims at assessing, through outcome indicators, the effectiveness of medical decisions in 61 cases leading to preventive interventions...
  41. ncbi request reprint Room size is the major determinant for tuberculin conversion in health care workers exposed to a multidrug-resistant tuberculosis patient
    Alberto Franchi
    Occupational Health Unit, Policlinico Hospital, 8th Floor, room 8 056, Via Largo del Pozzo 71, 41100 Modena, Italy
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 80:533-8. 2007
    ..e., index case (IC)]. Aim of the study was to identify the main exposure predictors for the risk of conversion through evaluation of tuberculin screening results...
  42. doi request reprint A pioneer of public health, Bernardino Ramazzini
    G Franco
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences for Children and Adults, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Ann Ig 25:273-80. 2013
    ....
  43. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based medicine and evidence-based occupational health
    Giuliano Franco
    Scand J Work Environ Health 29:78-9. 2003
  44. ncbi request reprint Consensus on evidence or evidence of consensus? The evolving role and the new expertise of the occupational physician
    Giuliano Franco
    Occup Med (Lond) 53:79-81. 2003
  45. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based decision making in occupational health
    Giuliano Franco
    Occup Med (Lond) 55:1-2. 2005
  46. ncbi request reprint Re: Implementation of WHO Guidelines on Disclosure of Interest by members of WHO Expert Panels
    Olav Axelson
    Int J Occup Environ Health 8:271-3. 2002
  47. doi request reprint Ramazzini and workers' voice disorders
    Giuliano Franco
    Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 139:329. 2008