Roberto Gasparini

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Affiliation: University of Genoa
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi Do the omeprazole family compounds exert a protective effect against influenza-like illness?
    Roberto Gasparini
    Department of Health Sciences, Genoa University, Genoa, Italy
    BMC Infect Dis 14:297. 2014
  2. ncbi Molecular and Serological Diversity of Neisseria meningitidis Carrier Strains Isolated from Italian Students Aged 14 to 22 Years
    Roberto Gasparini
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
    J Clin Microbiol 52:1901-10. 2014
  3. ncbi Use of different subjective health indicators to assess health inequalities in an urban immigrant population in north-western Italy: a cross-sectional study
    Alexander Domnich
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Genoa, Via Pastore, 1 16132, Genoa, Italy
    BMC Public Health 13:1006. 2013
  4. pmc Effectiveness of adjuvanted seasonal influenza vaccines (Inflexal V ® and Fluad ® ) in preventing hospitalization for influenza and pneumonia in the elderly: a matched case-control study
    Roberto Gasparini
    Department of Health Sciences, Genoa University, Genoa, Italy
    Hum Vaccin Immunother 9:144-52. 2013
  5. pdf Neisseria meningitidis, pathogenetic mechanisms to overcome the human immune defences
    R Gasparini
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Genoa, Italy
    J Prev Med Hyg 53:50-5. 2012
  6. doi Aflunov(®): a prepandemic influenza vaccine
    Roberto Gasparini
    Department of Health Science, University of Genoa Italy, Via Pastore, 1 16132, Genoa, Italy
    Expert Rev Vaccines 11:145-57. 2012
  7. doi Clinical and socioeconomic impact of seasonal and pandemic influenza in adults and the elderly
    Roberto Gasparini
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Genoa, Genova, Italy
    Hum Vaccin Immunother 8:21-8. 2012
  8. ncbi Safety and tolerability of bivalent HPV vaccine: an Italian post-licensure study
    Roberto Gasparini
    Department of Health Science, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
    Hum Vaccin 7:136-46. 2011
  9. ncbi Cost-benefit evaluation of influenza vaccination in the elderly in the Italian region of Liguria
    R Gasparini
    Section of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, Department of Health Sciences, University of Genoa, Via Pastore 1, 16132 Genova, Italy
    Vaccine 20:B50-4. 2002
  10. doi Seroprevalence of bactericidal antibody against Neisseria meningitidis serogroup C in pre-vaccinal era: the Italian epidemiological scenario
    R Gasparini
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Genoa, Via Pastore 1, 16132 Genoa, Italy
    Vaccine 27:3435-8. 2009

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  1. ncbi Do the omeprazole family compounds exert a protective effect against influenza-like illness?
    Roberto Gasparini
    Department of Health Sciences, Genoa University, Genoa, Italy
    BMC Infect Dis 14:297. 2014
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  2. ncbi Molecular and Serological Diversity of Neisseria meningitidis Carrier Strains Isolated from Italian Students Aged 14 to 22 Years
    Roberto Gasparini
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
    J Clin Microbiol 52:1901-10. 2014
    ..Future analysis of antigen variability and expression in carrier strains after the introduction of the MenB vaccine will allow for a definition of its impact on nasopharyngeal/oropharyngeal carriage. ..
  3. ncbi Use of different subjective health indicators to assess health inequalities in an urban immigrant population in north-western Italy: a cross-sectional study
    Alexander Domnich
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Genoa, Via Pastore, 1 16132, Genoa, Italy
    BMC Public Health 13:1006. 2013
    ..We aimed to assess the relative contribution of some social, structural and behavioral determinants to "within-group" health disparities...
  4. pmc Effectiveness of adjuvanted seasonal influenza vaccines (Inflexal V ® and Fluad ® ) in preventing hospitalization for influenza and pneumonia in the elderly: a matched case-control study
    Roberto Gasparini
    Department of Health Sciences, Genoa University, Genoa, Italy
    Hum Vaccin Immunother 9:144-52. 2013
    ....
  5. pdf Neisseria meningitidis, pathogenetic mechanisms to overcome the human immune defences
    R Gasparini
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Genoa, Italy
    J Prev Med Hyg 53:50-5. 2012
    ..NadA is known to be involved in cell adhesion and invasion and in the induction of proinflammatory cytokines. Neisserial heparin binding antigen (NHBA) binds heparin, thus increasing the resistance of the bacterium in the serum...
  6. doi Aflunov(®): a prepandemic influenza vaccine
    Roberto Gasparini
    Department of Health Science, University of Genoa Italy, Via Pastore, 1 16132, Genoa, Italy
    Expert Rev Vaccines 11:145-57. 2012
    ..This vaccine could be very useful in the event of adaptation of the H5N1 virus to humans, which could cause a new pandemic...
  7. doi Clinical and socioeconomic impact of seasonal and pandemic influenza in adults and the elderly
    Roberto Gasparini
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Genoa, Genova, Italy
    Hum Vaccin Immunother 8:21-8. 2012
    ..Estimating the influenza burden is a useful aid to determining the best influenza vaccination strategy and preventive and clinical treatments...
  8. ncbi Safety and tolerability of bivalent HPV vaccine: an Italian post-licensure study
    Roberto Gasparini
    Department of Health Science, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
    Hum Vaccin 7:136-46. 2011
    ..That tolerability proved to be better than in clinical studies could be explained by the absence of the typical apprehension felt by subjects involved in clinical experimentation...
  9. ncbi Cost-benefit evaluation of influenza vaccination in the elderly in the Italian region of Liguria
    R Gasparini
    Section of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, Department of Health Sciences, University of Genoa, Via Pastore 1, 16132 Genova, Italy
    Vaccine 20:B50-4. 2002
    ..We were also able to establish that the vaccine coverage among elderly individuals was 63%. Our study, though carried out during a low epidemic year, confirms the economic advantage of vaccination in the elderly...
  10. doi Seroprevalence of bactericidal antibody against Neisseria meningitidis serogroup C in pre-vaccinal era: the Italian epidemiological scenario
    R Gasparini
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Genoa, Via Pastore 1, 16132 Genoa, Italy
    Vaccine 27:3435-8. 2009
    ..High titres were observed in 3-, 8-, 9- and 17-year-old subjects. Our results therefore indicate that meningococcus C has the highest probability of spreading among 1-4, 8-10 and 14-17-year-old subjects in Italy...
  11. ncbi Influenza and respiratory syncytial virus in infants and children: relationship with attendance at a paediatric emergency unit and characteristics of the circulating strains
    R Gasparini
    Interuniversity Centre for Research on Influenza and Viral Infections CIRI IV, Department of Health Sciences, University of Genoa, Italy
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 26:619-28. 2007
    ..A/H3N2 strains belonged to two clusters, A/Panama/2007/99-like and A/Fujian/411/02-like, a new variant. This paper discusses the possible role of the identified flu strains in determining EUARs among the population by age class...
  12. doi Human papillomavirus vaccination: what is the best choice? A comparison of 16 strategies by means of a decisional model
    R Gasparini
    Department of Health Sciences of Genoa University, Genoa, Italy
    Epidemiol Infect 137:794-802. 2009
    ..Indeed, it could generate interesting savings for the National Health Service and a rapid HPV immunization of young girls...
  13. pmc Randomized trial on the safety, tolerability, and immunogenicity of MenACWY-CRM, an investigational quadrivalent meningococcal glycoconjugate vaccine, administered concomitantly with a combined tetanus, reduced diphtheria, and acellular pertussis vaccine
    Roberto Gasparini
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Genoa, Via Pastore 1, 16132 Genoa, Italy
    Clin Vaccine Immunol 17:537-44. 2010
    ..These results indicate that the investigational MenACWY-CRM vaccine is well tolerated and immunogenic and that it can be coadministered with Tdap to adolescents and young adults...
  14. pmc Meningococcal glycoconjugate vaccines
    Roberto Gasparini
    Department of Health Sciences, Genoa University, Genoa, Italy
    Hum Vaccin 7:170-82. 2011
    ..This review highlights the evolution of conjugate meningococcal vaccines in general and discusses how this kind of vaccine can contribute to preventing meningococcal disease...
  15. ncbi Live attenuated influenza vaccine--a review
    R Gasparini
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Genoa, Italy
    J Prev Med Hyg 52:95-101. 2011
    ..However, a more widespread use of these vaccines is to be recommended, especially in children, as the more acceptable way of administration can favour parental compliance...
  16. doi Cross-protection by MF59-adjuvanted influenza vaccine: neutralizing and haemagglutination-inhibiting antibody activity against A(H3N2) drifted influenza viruses
    Filippo Ansaldi
    CIRI IV, Department of Health Sciences, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
    Vaccine 26:1525-9. 2008
    ..Thus, MF59-adjuvanted vaccine confers greater immunogenicity than non-adjuvanted vaccines in vulnerable populations...
  17. doi Burden of rotavirus-associated and non-rotavirus-associated diarrhea among nonhospitalized individuals in central Italy: a 1-year sentinel-based epidemiological and virological surveillance
    Filippo Ansaldi
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
    Clin Infect Dis 46:e51-5. 2008
    ..1% and 41.7%, respectively). Approximately one-third of gastroenteritis cases requiring an office visit or telephone consultation were attributable to rotavirus infection...
  18. pmc Sexual behaviour and risk factors for the acquisition of human papillomavirus infections in young people in Italy: suggestions for future vaccination policies
    Donatella Panatto
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Genoa, Via Pastore, 1 16132, Genoa, Italy
    BMC Public Health 12:623. 2012
    ..We surveyed sexual habits among young people in order to provide information that might orient decision-makers in adopting HPV multi-cohort vaccination policies...
  19. pmc Neutralizing and hemagglutination-inhibiting activities of antibodies elicited by the 2004-2005 influenza vaccine against drifted viruses
    Filippo Ansaldi
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Genoa, Via Pastore 1, 16100 Genoa, Italy
    Clin Vaccine Immunol 13:162-4. 2006
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  20. pmc Molecular characterization of a new variant of rotavirus P[8]G9 predominant in a sentinel-based survey in central Italy
    Filippo Ansaldi
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Genoa, Via Pastore 1, 16100 Genoa, Italy
    J Clin Microbiol 45:1011-5. 2007
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  21. ncbi Hepatitis A incidence and hospital-based seroprevalence in Italy: a nation-wide study
    Filippo Ansaldi
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Genoa, Via Pastore 1, Genoa, Italy
    Eur J Epidemiol 23:45-53. 2008
    ..In the period from 1998 to 2005, the incidence drastically decreased (average of 3.2/100,000 inhabitants), reaching a minimum of 2/100,000 inhabitants in 2005...
  22. ncbi Burden of the 1999-2008 seasonal influenza epidemics in Italy: comparison with the H1N1v (A/California/07/09) pandemic
    Piero Luigi Lai
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Genoa, Via Pastore, Genoa, Italy
    Hum Vaccin 7:217-25. 2011
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  23. pmc New A/H3N2 influenza variant: a small genetic evolution but a heavy burden on the Italian population during the 2004-2005 season
    Filippo Ansaldi
    CIRI IV, Department of Health Sciences, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
    J Clin Microbiol 43:3027-9. 2005
  24. ncbi Different seroprevalence and molecular epidemiology patterns of hepatitis C virus infection in Italy
    Filippo Ansaldi
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
    J Med Virol 76:327-32. 2005
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  25. ncbi Prevalence of human papillomavirus in young Italian women with normal cytology: how should we adapt the national vaccination policy?
    Donatella Panatto
    Department of Health Sciences, Genoa University, Via Pastore, 1, Genoa 16132, Italy
    BMC Infect Dis 13:575. 2013
    ..We conducted a multicentre epidemiological study to ascertain the prevalence of different genotypes of HPV in young Italian women with normal cytology, with the aim of evaluating the possibility of extending vaccination to older females...
  26. doi Neisseria meningitidis B vaccines
    Donatella Panatto
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Genoa, Via Pastore 1, 16132, Genoa, Italy
    Expert Rev Vaccines 10:1337-51. 2011
    ..The aims of this article are to describe the most recent developments in meningococcal B vaccines and to discuss how these vaccines can contribute to containing meningococcal disease...
  27. doi Sexual behaviour in Ligurian (Northern Italy) adolescents and young people: suggestions for HPV vaccination policies
    Donatella Panatto
    Department of Health Sciences of Genoa University, Via Pastore 1, 16132 Genoa, Italy
    Vaccine 27:A6-10. 2009
    ..Our findings suggest that current HPV vaccination should be implemented by introducing new cohorts, especially young girls (14-16 years)...
  28. ncbi Antigenic characterisation of influenza B virus with a new microneutralisation assay: comparison to haemagglutination and sequence analysis
    Filippo Ansaldi
    C I R I, Department of Health Sciences, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
    J Med Virol 74:141-6. 2004
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  29. doi Neisseria meningitidis B vaccines: recent advances and possible immunization policies
    Roberto Gasparini
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
    Expert Rev Vaccines 13:345-64. 2014
    ..Moreover, other potentially effective serogroup B vaccine candidates are being studied in preclinical settings. It is therefore appropriate to review what has recently been achieved in the prevention of disease caused by serogroup B. ..
  30. ncbi Epidemiological trend in tuberculosis in the Italian region of Liguria: impact of immigration and AIDS
    Paolo Crimi
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Genoa, Italy
    Eur J Public Health 15:339-42. 2005
    ..It is for this reason that in the last decade all industrialized countries have intensified their controls on TB and a new reduction has been recently observed...
  31. ncbi Combination hepatitis C virus antigen and antibody immunoassay as a new tool for early diagnosis of infection
    F Ansaldi
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
    J Viral Hepat 13:5-10. 2006
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  32. ncbi Survey of domestic accidents in the elderly in the Province of Genoa (northern Italy)
    D Panatto
    Department of Health Science DiSSal, University of Genoa, Italy
    J Prev Med Hyg 50:53-7. 2009
    ..The aim of the present study was to evaluate the number, characteristics and causes of domestic accidents among the elderly...
  33. doi Burden of rotavirus disease and cost-effectiveness of universal vaccination in the Province of Genoa (Northern Italy)
    D Panatto
    Department of Health Science, University of Genoa, Via Pastore 1, 16132 Genoa, Italy
    Vaccine 27:3450-3. 2009
    ..From the perspective of both the RHS and S, vaccination proved to be highly cost-effective...
  34. ncbi Assessment and prevention of radioactive risk due to 222Radon on University Premises in Genoa, Italy
    D Panatto
    Section of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, Department of Health Sciences, University of Genoa, Italy
    J Prev Med Hyg 47:134-7. 2006
    ..Nevertheless, the value of the compound uncertainty index suggested that the real level of Radon contamination could have exceeded 400 Bq/m3 in selected spaces, a value requiring annual concentration tests...
  35. ncbi Ostreopsis ovata and human health: epidemiological and clinical features of respiratory syndrome outbreaks from a two-year syndromic surveillance, 2005-06, in north-west Italy
    P Durando
    Department of Health Sciences, Section of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, San Martino Hospital, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
    Euro Surveill 12:E070607.1. 2007
  36. pmc Safety and immunogenicity of two influenza virus subunit vaccines, with or without MF59 adjuvant, administered to human immunodeficiency virus type 1-seropositive and -seronegative adults
    P Durando
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Genoa, 16132 Genoa, Italy
    Clin Vaccine Immunol 15:253-9. 2008
    ..The results showed good safety and immunogenicity for both vaccines under study for both uninfected and HIV-1-infected adults, confirming current recommendations for immunization of this high-risk category...
  37. ncbi Public health research literature on infectious diseases: coverage and gaps in Europe
    P Durando
    Department of Health Sciences, Section of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, San Martino Hospital, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
    Eur J Public Health 17:19-23. 2007
    ..The aim was to gain an overall view of published research on IDs in Europe as part of the collaborative study SPHERE (Strengthening Public Health Research in Europe)...
  38. ncbi Long-term decline of 137Cs concentration in honey in the second decade after the Chernobyl accident
    Donatella Panatto
    DiSSal Department of Heath Sciences, University of Genoa, Via Pastore 1, 16132 Genoa, Italy
    Sci Total Environ 382:147-52. 2007
    ..Long-term decline was calculated at 456 days, a value lower than those published from different food sources in the years following the accident. The rate of long-term decline decreases with time...
  39. ncbi Performance testing of two new one-step real time PCR assays for detection of human influenza and avian influenza viruses isolated in humans and respiratory syncytial virus
    L Valle
    CIRI IV, Department of Health Sciences, University of Genoa, Italy
    J Prev Med Hyg 47:127-33. 2006
    ..Specificity, analytical and clinical sensitivity, dynamic range, linearity of the new assays were evaluated...
  40. ncbi Comparison between a conventional subunit vaccine and the MF59-adjuvanted subunit influenza vaccine in the elderly: an evaluation of the safety, tolerability and immunogenicity
    D Sindoni
    Department of Hygiene, Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Messina, Italy Department of Health Sciences, University of Genoa, Italy
    J Prev Med Hyg 50:121-6. 2009
    ..Both vaccines were generally well tolerated; no severe adverse events occurred in any of the subjects vaccinated, confirming the excellent safety profile of Fluad and Agrippal...
  41. pmc Can particulate air sampling predict microbial load in operating theatres for arthroplasty?
    Maria Luisa Cristina
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
    PLoS ONE 7:e52809. 2012
    ..5 µm and ≥5 µm). Consequently, microbiological monitoring remains the most suitable method of evaluating the quality of air in operating theatres...
  42. ncbi Utility of virosomal adjuvated influenza vaccines: a review of the literature
    R Gasparini
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Genoa, Italy
    J Prev Med Hyg 51:1-6. 2010
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  43. ncbi Silver zeolite antimicrobial activity in aluminium heating, ventilation and air conditioning system ducts
    R Rizzetto
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Genoa, Italy
    J Prev Med Hyg 49:26-33. 2008
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  44. ncbi Effectiveness of a 23-valent polysaccharide vaccine in preventing pneumonia and non-invasive pneumococcal infection in elderly people: a large-scale retrospective cohort study
    F Ansaldi
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
    J Int Med Res 33:490-500. 2005
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  45. ncbi Increased immunogenicity of the MF59-adjuvanted influenza vaccine compared to a conventional subunit vaccine in elderly subjects
    R Gasparini
    Institute of Hygiene, University of Siena, Italy
    Eur J Epidemiol 17:135-40. 2001
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  46. pmc Burden of influenza in healthy children and their households
    N Principi
    Institute of Paediatrics, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
    Arch Dis Child 89:1002-7. 2004
    ..A prospective, multicentre study was conducted to evaluate the burden of laboratory confirmed influenza in healthy children and their household contacts...
  47. ncbi Surveillance of influenza in Apulia, Italy, 1999-2000, 2000-2001, 2001-2002, and 2002-2003 seasons
    G Gabutti
    Laboratory of Hygiene, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Technologies, Di S Te B A, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lecce, via prov le Lecce Monteroni, 73100 Lecce, Italy
    Med Mal Infect 34:469-76. 2004
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  48. ncbi Safety and immunogenicity of conventional subunit and MF59-adjuvanted influenza vaccines in human immunodeficiency virus-1-seropositive patients
    G Gabutti
    Laboratory of Hygiene, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Technologies, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lecce, Lecce, Italy
    J Int Med Res 33:406-16. 2005
    ..These results confirmed the safety and immunogenicity of these currently available vaccines in HIV-1-seropositive patients, thus supporting the recommendation for influenza immunization in this high-risk category...
  49. ncbi Clinical and socio-economic impact of influenza and respiratory syncytial virus infection on healthy children and their households
    S Esposito
    Institute of Pediatrics, Fondazione IRCCS Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Mangiagalli e Regina Elena, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
    Clin Microbiol Infect 11:933-6. 2005
    ..The fact that influenza has a similar global clinical impact on the community to that of RSV infection, but represents a greater socio-economic burden, may contribute to broadening the acceptance of influenza vaccination...
  50. ncbi Drug resistance among influenza A viruses isolated in Italy from 2000 to 2005: are the emergence of Adamantane-resistant viruses cause of concern?
    F Ansaldi
    J Prev Med Hyg 47:1-3. 2006
  51. ncbi Molecular epidemiology of measles in Liguria, Italy: a tool for the elimination of the infection
    F Ansaldi
    J Prev Med Hyg 48:39-42. 2007
  52. ncbi Seroprevalence of HTLV-I and HTLV-II infection among immigrants in northern Italy
    F Ansaldi
    Department of Public Medical Sciences, University of Trieste and IRCCS Burlo Garofolo, Italy
    Eur J Epidemiol 18:583-8. 2003
    ..2 in the open population; OR: 9.9 among prisoners), whereas sexual exposure was associated with HTLV-I seropositivity only for prisoners (OR: 14.3). No independent variable was related to HTLV-II infection...
  53. ncbi [Human papillomavirus vaccination. Consensus Conference in pediatric age]
    G Bartolozzi
    Dipartimento di Pediatria, Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Firenze
    Minerva Pediatr 59:165-82. 2007
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