Giuseppe La Torre

Summary

Affiliation: University of Rome La Sapienza
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. pmc Cost and cost-effectiveness of the Mediterranean diet: results of a systematic review
    Rosella Saulle
    Department of Public Health and Infectious Diseases, Sapienza University of Rome, Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, Rome 00185, Italy
    Nutrients 5:4566-86. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Is there a lack of information on HPV vaccination given by health professionals to young women?
    G La Torre
    Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica e Malattie Infettive, Sapienza Universita di Roma, Italy Electronic address
    Vaccine 31:4710-3. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint [Revision of the behavior of Italian universities towards the HBV vaccination and tuberculosis prophylaxis]
    G La Torre
    Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica e Malattie Infettive, Sapienza Universita di Roma
    Ann Ig 23:467-72. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Tobacco use among medical students in Europe: results of a multicentre study using the Global Health Professions Student Survey
    G La Torre
    Department of Public Health and Infectious Diseases, Sapienza University of Rome, Viale Regina Elena 324, 00161 Rome, Italy
    Public Health 126:159-64. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Knowledge, attitude, and behaviour of public health doctors towards pandemic influenza compared to the general population in Italy
    Giuseppe La Torre
    Department of Public Health and Infectious Diseases, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Scand J Public Health 40:69-75. 2012
  6. pmc Surfing the internet for health information: an italian survey on use and population choices
    Roberta Siliquini
    Department of Public Health University of Turin Turin, Italy
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 11:21. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Influence of sociodemographic inequalities and chronic conditions on influenza vaccination coverage in Italy: results from a survey in the general population
    G La Torre
    Clinical Medicine and Public Health Unit, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Public Health 124:690-7. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Prevalence of influenza vaccination among nurses and ancillary workers in Italy: systematic review and meta analysis
    Giuseppe La Torre
    Department of Public Health and Infectious Diseases, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Hum Vaccin 7:728-33. 2011
  9. doi request reprint The Health Technology Assessment of bivalent HPV vaccine Cervarix in Italy
    Giuseppe La Torre
    Health Technology Assessment Public Health Unit, Institute of Hygiene, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart Rome, Italy Clinical Medicine and Public Health Unit, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
    Vaccine 28:3379-84. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Guidance for future HTA applications to vaccines: the HPV lesson
    Giuseppe La Torre
    Institute of Hygiene, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart Rome, Rome, Italy
    Hum Vaccin 7:900-4. 2011

Detail Information

Publications84

  1. pmc Cost and cost-effectiveness of the Mediterranean diet: results of a systematic review
    Rosella Saulle
    Department of Public Health and Infectious Diseases, Sapienza University of Rome, Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, Rome 00185, Italy
    Nutrients 5:4566-86. 2013
    ..The implementation of a Mediterranean dietary pattern may lead to the prevention of degenerative pathologies and to an improvement in life expectancy, a net gain in health and a reduction in total lifetime costs. ..
  2. doi request reprint Is there a lack of information on HPV vaccination given by health professionals to young women?
    G La Torre
    Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica e Malattie Infettive, Sapienza Universita di Roma, Italy Electronic address
    Vaccine 31:4710-3. 2013
    ..The aim of this survey is to compare the main sources of information about vaccination against Human papillomavirus (HPV) of young women aged over-18 and under-18 years...
  3. ncbi request reprint [Revision of the behavior of Italian universities towards the HBV vaccination and tuberculosis prophylaxis]
    G La Torre
    Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica e Malattie Infettive, Sapienza Universita di Roma
    Ann Ig 23:467-72. 2011
    ..According to this study there is a great and unexpected variability among the different universities. A homologation of these requirements would be strongly desirable among Italian regions and on the entire national territory...
  4. doi request reprint Tobacco use among medical students in Europe: results of a multicentre study using the Global Health Professions Student Survey
    G La Torre
    Department of Public Health and Infectious Diseases, Sapienza University of Rome, Viale Regina Elena 324, 00161 Rome, Italy
    Public Health 126:159-64. 2012
    ..To examine smoking prevalence, knowledge and attitudes, and tobacco cessation training among university students attending European medical schools using the Global Health Professional Students Survey approach...
  5. doi request reprint Knowledge, attitude, and behaviour of public health doctors towards pandemic influenza compared to the general population in Italy
    Giuseppe La Torre
    Department of Public Health and Infectious Diseases, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Scand J Public Health 40:69-75. 2012
    ..To study differences between public health physicians' and general population's knowledge, attitude, and behaviours towards an influenza pandemic...
  6. pmc Surfing the internet for health information: an italian survey on use and population choices
    Roberta Siliquini
    Department of Public Health University of Turin Turin, Italy
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 11:21. 2011
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Influence of sociodemographic inequalities and chronic conditions on influenza vaccination coverage in Italy: results from a survey in the general population
    G La Torre
    Clinical Medicine and Public Health Unit, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Public Health 124:690-7. 2010
    ..To assess inequalities in vaccination against seasonal influenza determined by sociodemographic and health-related factors...
  8. doi request reprint Prevalence of influenza vaccination among nurses and ancillary workers in Italy: systematic review and meta analysis
    Giuseppe La Torre
    Department of Public Health and Infectious Diseases, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Hum Vaccin 7:728-33. 2011
    ..The aim of this study is to conduct a systematic review in order to estimate the pooled prevalence of influenza vaccinations among nurses and ancillary workers in Italy and analyse the enhancing and hindering factors...
  9. doi request reprint The Health Technology Assessment of bivalent HPV vaccine Cervarix in Italy
    Giuseppe La Torre
    Health Technology Assessment Public Health Unit, Institute of Hygiene, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart Rome, Italy Clinical Medicine and Public Health Unit, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
    Vaccine 28:3379-84. 2010
    ..Health Technology Assessment (HTA) approach was applied to Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine in the Italian context...
  10. doi request reprint Guidance for future HTA applications to vaccines: the HPV lesson
    Giuseppe La Torre
    Institute of Hygiene, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart Rome, Rome, Italy
    Hum Vaccin 7:900-4. 2011
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint [Exposure to noise in the general population and hypertension: results from a pilot case-control study in Rome]
    G La Torre
    Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica e Malattie Infettive, Sapienza Universita di Roma
    Ann Ig 23:209-17. 2011
    ..09; 95% CI: 1.01 - 4.47), and inversely to physical activity (OR = 0.49; 95% CI: 0.23 - 1.00). These results, could be considered in city and urban green planning, having the last element a mitigating effect on population health...
  12. pmc Polymorphisms in metabolic genes, their combination and interaction with tobacco smoke and alcohol consumption and risk of gastric cancer: a case-control study in an Italian population
    Stefania Boccia
    Genetic Epidemiology and Molecular Biology Unit, Institute of Hygiene, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    BMC Cancer 7:206. 2007
    ..The distribution and the potential gene-gene and gene-environment interaction of selected metabolic genetic polymorphisms was investigated in relation to gastric cancer risk in an Italian population...
  13. pmc Socio-demographic determinants of coinfections by HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C viruses in central Italian prisoners
    Giuseppe La Torre
    Institute of Hygiene Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    BMC Infect Dis 7:100. 2007
    ..The aim of the study was to examine HIV, HBV and HCV coinfections determinants amongst prisoners in the jails of Southern Lazio (Central Italy), in the period 1995-2000...
  14. doi request reprint Data display format and hospital ward reports: effects of different presentations on data interpretation
    Alessandro Agostinelli
    Institute of Hygiene Catholic University of Sacred Heart, L go S Vito 1, Rome, Italy
    Eur J Public Health 23:82-6. 2013
    ..The aim of the survey is to study the graphical perception of the data at the management level and its possible effects, showing how some criteria of appraisal of a phenomenon are influenced by the graphical format...
  15. pmc An assessment of the effect of hepatitis B vaccine in decreasing the amount of hepatitis B disease in Italy
    Giuseppe La Torre
    Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Institute of Hygiene, Rome, Italy
    Virol J 5:84. 2008
    ..In Italy the anti-HBV vaccination was introduced in 1991 for newborn and twelve years old children. Our study aims to evaluate time trends of HBV incidence rates in order to provide an assessment of compulsory vaccination health impact...
  16. ncbi request reprint Occupational biological risk knowledge and perception: results from a large survey in Rome, Italy
    Maria De Giusti
    Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica e Malattie Infettive, Sezione di Igiene, Sapienza Universita di Roma, Rome, Italy
    Ann Ist Super Sanita 48:138-45. 2012
    ..A cross-sectional survey on knowledge and perception of occupational biological risk among workers in several occupations was carried out in the industrial area of Rome...
  17. doi request reprint Intrafamilial transmission of hepatitis C virus in Italy: a systematic review
    Chiara de Waure
    Institute of Hygiene, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    J Epidemiol Community Health 64:843-8. 2010
    ..The aim of our study was to systematically review and meta-analyse studies about HCV prevalence among households of HCV patients in Italy...
  18. ncbi request reprint [EpiInfo as a research and teaching tool in epidemiology and statistics: strengths and weaknesses]
    Alice Mannocci
    Sezione di Igiene, Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica e Malattie Infettive, Sapienza Universita di Roma
    Ig Sanita Pubbl 68:85-96. 2012
    ..The inclusion of an EpiInfo course in statistics and epidemiology modules facilitates the understanding of theoretical concepts and allows researchers to more easily perform some of the clinical/epidemiological research activities...
  19. doi request reprint GHPSS multicenter Italian survey: smoking prevalence, knowledge and attitudes, and tobacco cessation training among third-year medical students
    Rosella Saulle
    Department of Public Health and Infectious Diseases, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy
    Tumori 99:17-22. 2013
    ..The aims of this study were to examine smoking prevalence, knowledge and attitudes among Italian university students attending medical schools using the Global Health Professions Student Survey (GHPSS) approach...
  20. ncbi request reprint Use of trastuzumab in HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer beyond disease progression: a systematic review of published studies
    Alice Mannocci
    HTA Public Health Unit, Institute of Hygiene, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Tumori 96:385-91. 2010
    ..The aim of the study was to investigate by a systematic review the efficacy of trastuzumab-based treatments beyond progression in HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer...
  21. ncbi request reprint Glutathione S-transferase T1 status and gastric cancer risk: a meta-analysis of the literature
    Stefania Boccia
    Institute of Hygiene, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, L go F Vito, 1 00168 Rome, Italy
    Mutagenesis 21:115-23. 2006
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint Smoking status and gastric cancer risk: an updated meta-analysis of case-control studies published in the past ten years
    Giuseppe La Torre
    Institute of Hygiene, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Tumori 95:13-22. 2009
    ..A meta-analysis of published studies was performed in order to clarify the risk of gastric cancer associated with cigarette smoking status...
  23. ncbi request reprint A case-control study investigating the role of sulfotransferase 1A1 polymorphism in head and neck cancer
    Stefania Boccia
    Institute of Hygiene, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, L go F Vito 1, 00168 Rome, Italy
    J Cancer Res Clin Oncol 132:466-72. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether SULT1A1 Arg213His polymorphisms are risk factors for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (SCCHN)...
  24. doi request reprint Serum levels of hyaluronic acid and tissue metalloproteinase inhibitor-1 combined with age predict the presence of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis in a pilot cohort of subjects with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
    Luca Miele
    Institute of Internal Medicine, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Transl Res 154:194-201. 2009
    ..If validated in larger prospective cohort studies, it might be useful for determining when a liver biopsy is actually warranted in patients with NAFLD...
  25. ncbi request reprint Neurodevelopmental evolution of West syndrome: a 2-year prospective study
    Francesco Guzzetta
    Developmental Neuroscience Department, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Eur J Paediatr Neurol 12:387-97. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the epileptic and developmental evolution in infants with West syndrome...
  26. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of home injuries: a large observational study among adult mothers in Italy
    Alice Mannocci
    Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica e Malattie Infettive, Sapienza Universita di Roma, Rome, Italy
    Ann Ist Super Sanita 49:376-82. 2013
    ..The aims of the study were to describe the epidemiology of home injuries (HI) among Italian students' mothers and to identify the possible predictors of having HI...
  27. doi request reprint Does quality of observational studies affect the results of a meta-analysis?: the case of cigarette smoking and pancreatic cancer
    Giuseppe La Torre
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit, Institute of Hygiene, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Pancreas 38:241-7. 2009
    ..A meta-analysis of observational studies on association between cigarette smoking and pancreatic cancer was performed to focus, particularly, on the role of the studies' quality in affecting meta-analysis results...
  28. ncbi request reprint [Burnout in healthcare workers of a university teaching hospital in Rome, Italy: a cross-sectional study]
    Alessandro Agostinelli
    Laboratorio di Epidemiologia e Biostatistica, Istituto di Igiene, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Roma, Rome, Italy
    Ig Sanita Pubbl 64:41-52. 2008
    ..Monitoring burnout in social service and healthcare workers is an effective tool for identifying critical situations in the workplace...
  29. doi request reprint Role of tissue C-reactive protein in atrial cardiomyocytes of patients undergoing catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation: pathogenetic implications
    Maria Lucia Narducci
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Europace 13:1133-40. 2011
    ..We describe a novel and safe technique of atrial biopsy during AF radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) to investigate the role of atrial tissue inflammation...
  30. doi request reprint Open-label, randomized, placebo-controlled evaluation of intracoronary adenosine or nitroprusside after thrombus aspiration during primary percutaneous coronary intervention for the prevention of microvascular obstruction in acute myocardial infarction: t
    Giampaolo Niccoli
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    JACC Cardiovasc Interv 6:580-9. 2013
    ....
  31. doi request reprint The future of best investing in vaccines: the Health Technology Assessment approach
    Giuseppe La Torre
    Institute of Hygiene, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Vaccine 26:1609-10. 2008
    ....
  32. pmc Determinants of within-country variation in traffic accident mortality in Italy: a geographical analysis
    Giuseppe La Torre
    Institute of Hygiene, Catholic University Rome, Italy
    Int J Health Geogr 6:49. 2007
    ..To identify determinants of regional differences in traffic accident mortality in Italy...
  33. ncbi request reprint Are age and gender associated to tobacco use and knowledge among general practitioners? Results of a survey in Italy
    Brigid Unim
    Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica e Malattie Infettive, Sapienza Universita di Roma, Rome, Italy E mail
    Ann Ist Super Sanita 49:266-71. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to assess knowledge and opinions of Italian general practitioners about the effectiveness of smoking cessation interventions and physicians' attitudes in addressing tobacco-related issues...
  34. ncbi request reprint [Adolescents' affectivity and sexuality: a randomized trial of the efficacy of a school health promotion intervention in a primary school]
    Giuseppe Del Prete
    Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica e Malattie Infettive, Sapienza Universita di Roma
    Ig Sanita Pubbl 68:821-40. 2012
    ..In conclusion, the findings indicate that students randomized to the intervention group were more informed and aware of issues related to sexuality and its associated risks...
  35. ncbi request reprint Blood pressure regulation by CCR genes
    Marco Mettimano
    Hypertension Center of the Catholic University Medical School, Rome, Italy
    Clin Exp Hypertens 28:611-8. 2006
    ..The observed results not only support the role of the immune system in the development and maintenance of hypertension, but they also indicate an influence of CCR5Delta32 polymorphism on the establishment of BP levels...
  36. doi request reprint Behavioural addictions in adolescents and young adults: results from a prevalence study
    Corrado Villella
    Institute of Psychiatry and Psychology, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Largo Francesco Vito 1, Rome, Italy
    J Gambl Stud 27:203-14. 2011
    ..Further studies are needed to assess personality traits and other clinical disorders associated with these problems behaviours...
  37. pmc Socioeconomic differences in tobacco smoking in Italy: is there an interaction between variables?
    Leda Semyonov
    Department of Public Health and Infectious Diseases, Sapienza University of Rome, Viale Regina Elena 324, 00181 Rome, Italy
    ScientificWorldJournal 2012:286472. 2012
    ..To assess the influence of sociodemographic factors on smoking habits in Italy and if an interaction exists between these variables...
  38. pmc Correlates of HCV seropositivity among familial contacts of HCV positive patients
    Giuseppe La Torre
    Institute of Hygiene, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, School of Medicine Agostino Gemelli, Rome, Italy
    BMC Public Health 6:237. 2006
    ..Determinants of intrafamilial HCV transmission are still being debated. The aim of this study is to investigate the correlates of HCV seropositivity among familial contacts of HCV positive patients in Italy...
  39. doi request reprint Orthodontic treatment attitude versus orthodontic treatment need: differences by gender, age, socioeconomical status and geographical context
    Roberto Deli
    Orthodontic Department, Institute of Dentistry, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 40:71-6. 2012
    ..To investigate the relationship between the attitude towards orthodontic treatment and the objective level of orthodontic need, and variables like gender, socioeconomic status and geographical context, among 6- to 16-year-old children...
  40. doi request reprint Diagnostic accuracy of passive leg raising for prediction of fluid responsiveness in adults: systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical studies
    Fabio Cavallaro
    Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Intensive Care Unit, Catholic University School of Medicine, Agostino Gemelli Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Intensive Care Med 36:1475-83. 2010
    ..To systematically review the published evidence on the ability of passive leg raising-induced changes in cardiac output (PLR-cCO) and in arterial pulse pressure (PLR-cPP) to predict fluid responsiveness...
  41. pmc Evaluation of kinesiophobia and its correlations with pain and fatigue in joint hypermobility syndrome/Ehlers-Danlos syndrome hypermobility type
    Claudia Celletti
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Department of Orthopaedics, Sapienza University, Umberto I Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Biomed Res Int 2013:580460. 2013
    ..Anecdotal reports suggest a prominent role for kinesiophobia in disease manifestations, but no study has systematically addressed this point...
  42. ncbi request reprint [Systematic review of the literature regarding the risk of mortality, cancer and cardiovascular diseases in professional drivers]
    Alice Mannocci
    Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica e Malattie Infettive, Università Sapienza di Roma, Italy
    Ig Sanita Pubbl 69:155-70. 2013
    ..The aim of the present study was to review the existing literature regarding the association between working as a professional driver, mortality, cancer and cardio-vascular diseases...
  43. doi request reprint Plasma levels of n-3 fatty acids in bipolar patients: deficit restricted to DHA
    Massimiliano Pomponi
    Institute of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart UCSC, Rome, Italy Electronic address
    J Psychiatr Res 47:337-42. 2013
    ..Finally, measurement of FA levels in plasma seems to be more reliable and reproducible than assays of erythrocyte FA content...
  44. pmc A survey of visually induced symptoms and associated factors in spectators of three dimensional stereoscopic movies
    Angelo G Solimini
    Department of Public Health and Infectious Diseases, Sapienza University of Rome, Piazza Aldo Moro, 5, 00185, Rome, Italy
    BMC Public Health 12:779. 2012
    ..This study aims to (1) quantify the occurrence of visually induced symptoms suffered by the spectators during and after viewing a commercial 3D movie and (2) to assess individual and environmental factors associated to those symptoms...
  45. doi request reprint Focal muscle vibration in the treatment of upper limb spasticity: a pilot randomized controlled trial in patients with chronic stroke
    Pietro Caliandro
    Institute of Neurology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 93:1656-61. 2012
    ..To examine the clinical effect of repetitive focal muscle vibration (rMV) on the motor function of the upper extremity 1 month after treatment in patients with chronic stroke...
  46. doi request reprint Longitudinal changes of adiponectin, carbohydrate and lipid metabolism in pregnant women at high risk for gestational diabetes
    Giancarlo Paradisi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Gynecol Endocrinol 26:539-45. 2010
    ..Adiponectin in high-risk women is characterised by a constant reduction throughout gestation, irrespective of the development of GDM. HOMA, fasting glycaemia, triglycerides and BMI, but not adiponectin are independent predictors of GDM...
  47. ncbi request reprint Damage to ciliated epithelium in chronic rhinosinusitis: what is the role of bacterial biofilms?
    Jacopo Galli
    Institute of Otorhinolaryngology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 117:902-8. 2008
    ....
  48. doi request reprint Tobacco use prevalence, knowledge and attitudes among Italian hospital healthcare professionals
    Maria G Ficarra
    Institute of Hygiene, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Eur J Public Health 21:29-34. 2011
    ..This multicenter study was aimed to evaluate smoking prevalence, knowledge and attitudes towards tobacco among Italian hospital professionals...
  49. ncbi request reprint Correlation between Dermatology Life Quality Index and Minor test and differences in their levels over time in patients with axillary hyperhidrosis treated with botulinum toxin type A
    Nevena Skroza
    UOC of Dermatology Daniele Innocenzi Sapienza University of Rome, Polo Pontino, Italy
    Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 19:16-20. 2011
    ..All patients demonstrated direct relationship between objective improvement documented by Minor test and quality of live improvement documented by Dermatology Life Quality Index after treatment with botulinum toxin type A...
  50. doi request reprint Local excision after preoperative chemoradiotherapy for rectal cancer: results of a multicenter phase II clinical trial
    Salvatore Pucciarelli
    1Department of Surgery, Oncology and Gastroenterology, University of Padua, Padua, Italy 2Department of Radiation Oncology, National Cancer Institute, Aviano, Italy 3General Surgery, University Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy 4Department of Public Health and Infectious Diseases, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy 5Department of Surgical Oncology, National Cancer Institute, Aviano, Italy 6Department of Radiotherapy, State Hospital, Ancona, Italy 7Department of Radiotherapy, Catholic University of Rome, Rome, Italy 8Department of Pathology, National Cancer Institute, Aviano, Italy 9Department of Surgical Sciences, Catholic University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Dis Colon Rectum 56:1349-56. 2013
    ..Transanal local excision has been suggested as an attractive approach for patients with rectal cancer who show a major clinical response after preoperative chemoradiotherapy...
  51. ncbi request reprint [Systematic review and meta-analysis of the prevalence of overweight and obesity among school-age children in Italy]
    Fabrizio Turchetta
    Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica e Malattie Infettive, Sapienza Universita di Roma
    Epidemiol Prev 36:188-95. 2012
    ..The objective of the study was to obtain reliable data from recent surveys carried out in Italy on the prevalence of overweight (OW) and obesity (OB) in children...
  52. doi request reprint Virological suppression reduces clinical progression in patients with multiclass-resistant HIV type 1
    Laura Bracciale
    Institute of Clinical of Infectious Disease, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 25:261-7. 2009
    ..The achievement of virological suppression is a strong predictor of reduced clinical progression...
  53. doi request reprint Circulating thyroglobulin mRNA does not predict early and midterm recurrences in patients undergoing thyroidectomy for cancer
    Celestino Pio Lombardi
    Divisione di Chirurgia Endocrina, Dipartimento di Scienze Chirurgiche, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Am J Surg 196:326-32. 2008
    ..The aim of the present study was to evaluate if serum Tg mRNA assay predicts recurrence in patients undergoing thyroidectomy for cancer...
  54. doi request reprint Mediterranean diet and familial dysmetabolism as factors influencing the development of acne
    Nevena Skroza
    Dermatology Unit D Innocenzi, Polo Pontino, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Scand J Public Health 40:466-74. 2012
    ..To investigate the effects of adherence to the Mediterranean diet and familial dysmetabolisms on acne development...
  55. doi request reprint [Public health research: are there differences among northern, southern and eastern European countries? A perspective from national associations of public health]
    Giuseppe La Torre
    Department of Experimental Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italia
    Gac Sanit 24:253.e1-5. 2010
    ..Research provides the important evidence base for public health practice. We sought to compare the current support for public health research within European countries...
  56. pmc Extra-curricular physical activity and socioeconomic status in Italian adolescents
    Giuseppe La Torre
    Institute of Hygiene, Catholic University Rome, Italy
    BMC Public Health 6:22. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to measure the extra-curricular physical activity of adolescents related to the socio-economic status (SES) of their families...
  57. doi request reprint Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid and progression of scleroderma interstitial lung disease
    Maria De Santis
    Department of Rheumatology, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Clin Respir J 6:9-17. 2012
    ..So far no clinical or experimental evidences clearly explain how and which systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients will experience a functional and radiological progression of interstitial lung disease (ILD)...
  58. pmc OPTIGOV - A new methodology for evaluating Clinical Governance implementation by health providers
    Maria Lucia Specchia
    Clinical Governance Unit, Institute of Hygiene of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:174. 2010
    ..The aim of this paper is to explain the process underlying the development of OPTIGOV, and describe its characteristics and steps...
  59. doi request reprint Hormonal regulation of total antioxidant capacity in seminal plasma
    Antonio Mancini
    Division of Endocrinology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    J Androl 30:534-40. 2009
    ..This is interesting also because some hormones, such as thyroid and pituitary hormones, are not usually tested in the first-level evaluation of male patients with fertility problems...
  60. doi request reprint Post-transfusional variation in urinary oxygen tension in surgical patients
    Alessio Valente
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Institute of Anesthesiology and Resuscitation Medicine, Rome, Italy
    Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol 35:1109-12. 2008
    ....
  61. ncbi request reprint Biological risk and occupational health
    Carmela Romana Natalina Corrao
    Department of Public Health and Infectious Diaseases, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
    Ind Health 50:326-37. 2012
    ....
  62. ncbi request reprint [Risk communication during health crises: results of a cross-sectional study to evaluate the effectiveness of adopted corporate communication strategies during the H1N1 influenza pandemic in Italy and on the training needs of health professionals]
    Maria De Giusti
    Sezione di Igiene, Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica e Malattie Infettive, Sapienza Universita di Roma
    Ig Sanita Pubbl 68:69-84. 2012
    ..The degree of knowledge about preventive measures is directly proportional to the existence of institutional communication activities and to having consulted a health professional...
  63. ncbi request reprint [Impact of cigarette packages warning labels in relation to tobacco-smoking dependence and motivation to quit]
    Alice Mannocci
    Sezione Igiene, Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica e Malattie Infettive, Università Sapienza di Roma, Italy
    Epidemiol Prev 36:100-7. 2012
    ..The second aim was to compare the impact of text warnings versus graphi depictions...
  64. doi request reprint Increased intestinal permeability and tight junction alterations in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
    Luca Miele
    Institute of Internal Medicine, Catholic University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Hepatology 49:1877-87. 2009
    ..In patients with NAFLD, both gut permeability and the prevalence of SIBO correlated with the severity of steatosis but not with presence of NASH...
  65. ncbi request reprint Head injury resulting from scooter accidents in Rome: differences before and after implementing a universal helmet law
    Giuseppe La Torre
    Institute of Hygiene, Catholic University Rome, Italy
    Eur J Public Health 17:607-11. 2007
    ..To estimate the incidence rates and related determinants of head injuries before and after the implementation of a new universal helmet law in Italy...
  66. ncbi request reprint Cardiopulmonary resuscitation alone vs. cardiopulmonary resuscitation plus automated external defibrillator use by non-healthcare professionals: a meta-analysis on 1583 cases of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
    Tommaso Sanna
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Resuscitation 76:226-32. 2008
    ..The availability of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) promoted the implementation of public access defibrillation programs based on out-of-hospital early defibrillation by non-healthcare professionals...
  67. ncbi request reprint Influence of reduced air pressure methods on dye penetration in standardized voids
    Gianluca Plotino
    Department of Endodontics, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 103:289-94. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the influence of the moment when reduced pressure is applied on dye penetration patterns...
  68. doi request reprint Pre-intervention eosinophil cationic protein serum levels predict clinical outcomes following implantation of drug-eluting stents
    Giampaolo Niccoli
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Eur Heart J 30:1340-7. 2009
    ..We aimed at assessing the association between baseline levels of eosinophil cationic protein (ECP), a marker of eosinophil activation, and recurrence of clinical events in a consecutive series of patients who underwent DES implantation...
  69. pmc A pilot survey on the quality of life in respiratory rehabilitation carried out in COPD patients with severe respiratory failure: preliminary data of a novel Inpatient Respiratory Rehabilitation Questionnaire (IRRQ)
    Franco Pasqua
    Pneumology Rehabilitation, IRCCS San Raffaele Montecompatri, Rome, Italy
    Multidiscip Respir Med 7:46. 2012
    ..abstract:..
  70. pmc Results of case-control studies support the association between contact lens use and Acanthamoeba keratitis
    Elena Pacella
    Department of Sense Organs, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
    Clin Ophthalmol 7:991-4. 2013
    ..The loss of the corneal surface integrity consequent to secondary microtrauma produced by the use of contact lens (CL) favors the penetration of the parasite into the corneal tissue...
  71. pmc Knowledge, attitudes and behavior of Italian mothers towards oral health: questionnaire validation and results of a pilot study
    Gianna Maria Nardi
    Department of Oral and Maxillo Facial Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
    Ann Stomatol (Roma) 3:69-74. 2012
    ....
  72. doi request reprint Unexpected gallbladder cancer after laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis: a worrisome picture
    Gennaro Clemente
    Department of Surgical Sciences, Policlinico Gemelli, A Gemelli Medical School, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Largo Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    J Gastrointest Surg 16:1462-8. 2012
    ..The objective of this study is to assess the prognosis of unexpected gallbladder cancer diagnosed after laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis...
  73. ncbi request reprint Multicenter study of peroneal mononeuropathy: clinical, neurophysiologic, and quality of life assessment
    Irene Aprile
    Institute of Neurology, Department of Neuroscience, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    J Peripher Nerv Syst 10:259-68. 2005
    ....
  74. ncbi request reprint Cognitive competence at the onset of West syndrome: correlation with EEG patterns and visual function
    Teresa Randò
    Child Neuropsychiatry, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Dev Med Child Neurol 47:760-5. 2005
    ..These results support a close link between visual function and cognitive competence in WS and provide additional information to improve the understanding of possible mechanisms underlying cognitive impairment...
  75. ncbi request reprint Randomized, multicenter, phase IIb study of preoperative chemoradiotherapy in T3 mid-distal rectal cancer: raltitrexed + oxaliplatin + radiotherapy versus cisplatin + 5-fluorouracil + radiotherapy
    Vincenzo Valentini
    Department of Radiation Therapy, Universita Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 70:403-12. 2008
    ..To prospectively compare the rates of pathologic response, acute toxicity, and sphincter preservation with two different schedules of preoperative chemoradiotherapy in patients with cT3 mid-distal rectal cancer...
  76. doi request reprint The extent of microvascular damage during myocardial contrast echocardiography is superior to other known indexes of post-infarct reperfusion in predicting left ventricular remodeling: results of the multicenter AMICI study
    Leonarda Galiuto
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 51:552-9. 2008
    ....
  77. ncbi request reprint Sulfotransferase 1A1 polymorphism and gastric cancer risk: a pilot case-control study
    Stefania Boccia
    Institute of Hygiene, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, L go F Vito, 1, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Cancer Lett 229:235-43. 2005
    ..Our preliminary findings suggest for the first time that the SULT1A1 His213 allele may be important in the development of gastric cancer, with other factors modulating such effect...
  78. doi request reprint An evaluation of a new combined Spo2/PtcCO2 sensor in very low birth weight infants
    Serafina Lacerenza
    Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Institute of Hygiene, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Anesth Analg 107:125-9. 2008
    ....
  79. doi request reprint Rapid screening tests for meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus at hospital admission: systematic review and meta-analysis
    Evelina Tacconelli
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Lancet Infect Dis 9:546-54. 2009
    ....
  80. doi request reprint Benzene exposure in childhood: Role of living environments and assessment of available tools
    Carmela Protano
    Department of Public Health Sciences G Sanarelli, P le Aldo Moro 5, 00185, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy
    Environ Int 36:779-87. 2010
    ..In addition, it is important to highlight that SHS resulted the most important contributor to benzene exposure, underlining the need for an information campaign against passive smoking exposure...
  81. ncbi request reprint High telomerase activity in neutrophils from unstable coronary plaques
    Maria Lucia Narducci
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 50:2369-74. 2007
    ..We evaluated telomerase activity in circulating polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMN) and in PMN isolated from coronary atherosclerotic plaques by a novel approach...
  82. ncbi request reprint Stem cell marker nestin and c-Jun NH2-terminal kinases in tumor and peritumor areas of glioblastoma multiforme: possible prognostic implications
    Annunziato Mangiola
    Institute of Neurosurgery, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Clin Cancer Res 13:6970-7. 2007
    ..This study analyzes stem cell marker nestin and JNK expression in glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) and peritumor tissue and assesses their possible prognostic implications...
  83. ncbi request reprint Health technology assessment agencies: an international overview of organizational aspects
    Francesco Martelli
    Italian National Institute of Health, Rome, Italy
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 23:414-24. 2007
    ..The aim of the study is to make an international comparison of Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Agencies, to show their similarities and differences...
  84. doi request reprint Low incidence of secondary neoplasia after autotransplantation for lymphoproliferative disease: the role of pre-transplant therapy
    Luca Laurenti
    Department of Haematology, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Roma, Rome, Italy
    Clin Transplant 22:191-9. 2008
    ..The low incidence of secondary solid tumors could be caused by the absence of total body irradiation as part of the conditioning regimen or the short follow-up...