Silvio Tafuri

Summary

Affiliation: University of Bari
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Report of a pertussis outbreak in a low coverage booster vaccination group of otherwise healthy children in Italy
    Silvio Tafuri
    Department of Biomedical Science and Human Oncology, Aldo Moro University of Bari, Piazza Giulio Cesare 11, 70124 Bari, Italy
    BMC Infect Dis 13:541. 2013
  2. doi request reprint An audit about clinical governance skills in Italian medical managers
    S Tafuri
    Department of Biomedical Science and Human Oncology, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy
    Ann Ig 25:145-50. 2013
  3. pmc Vaccine effectiveness evaluation during a varicella outbreak among children of primary schools and day-care centers in a region which adopted UMV
    Silvio Tafuri
    Department of Biomedical Sciences and Human Oncology, Aldo Moro University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    Hum Vaccin Immunother 9:184-8. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Surveillance of poliovirus circulation among refugees in Italy, 2008-2011
    Silvio Tafuri
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, Hygiene Section, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy
    J Travel Med 19:61-3. 2012
  5. pmc Hepatitis A in Puglia (South Italy) after 10 years of universal vaccination: need for strict monitoring and catch-up vaccination
    Maria Chironna
    Department of Biomedical Sciences and Human Oncology Section of Hygiene, University of Bari, Piazza G Cesare 11, Bari, Italy
    BMC Infect Dis 12:271. 2012
  6. ncbi request reprint High level immunity against poliomyelitis in African and Asian refugees in southern Italy
    Silvio Tafuri
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, Hygiene Section, University of Bari, Puglia Regional Epidemiological Observatory, Bari, Italy
    J Travel Med 17:203-5. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Report of varicella outbreak in a low vaccination coverage group of otherwise healthy children in Italy: the role of breakthrough and the need of a second dose of vaccine
    Silvio Tafuri
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, Hygiene Section, University of Bari, Apulia Regional Epidemiological Observatory, Bari, Italy
    Vaccine 28:1594-7. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of carriers of Neisseria meningitidis among migrants: is migration changing the pattern of circulating meningococci?
    Silvio Tafuri
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, Section of Hygiene, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy
    J Travel Med 19:311-3. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Tuberculosis screening in migrant reception centers: results of a 2009 Italian survey
    Silvio Tafuri
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, Section of Hygiene, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy
    Am J Infect Control 39:495-9. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint Simultaneous administration of vaccines in immunization protocols: an audit in healthcare workers in the Puglia region of Italy
    Silvio Tafuri
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, Hygiene Section, University of Bari, Apulia Regional Epidemiological Observatory, Bari, Italy
    Hum Vaccin 5:745-7. 2009

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Publications21

  1. doi request reprint Report of a pertussis outbreak in a low coverage booster vaccination group of otherwise healthy children in Italy
    Silvio Tafuri
    Department of Biomedical Science and Human Oncology, Aldo Moro University of Bari, Piazza Giulio Cesare 11, 70124 Bari, Italy
    BMC Infect Dis 13:541. 2013
    ..This report describes an outbreak of pertussis affecting school students already immunized in a town of Puglia (Italy), detected at the end of April 2009...
  2. doi request reprint An audit about clinical governance skills in Italian medical managers
    S Tafuri
    Department of Biomedical Science and Human Oncology, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy
    Ann Ig 25:145-50. 2013
    ..The objective of this study is to describe the knowledge and skills of managers working in health organizations in the Region of Puglia (South of Italy) on the principles and tools of clinical governance...
  3. pmc Vaccine effectiveness evaluation during a varicella outbreak among children of primary schools and day-care centers in a region which adopted UMV
    Silvio Tafuri
    Department of Biomedical Sciences and Human Oncology, Aldo Moro University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    Hum Vaccin Immunother 9:184-8. 2013
    ..The results of this study highlight the need for a reflection on the desirability of adopting a shorter schedule in Italy, with a minimum 1 mo interval between MMRV doses...
  4. doi request reprint Surveillance of poliovirus circulation among refugees in Italy, 2008-2011
    Silvio Tafuri
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, Hygiene Section, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy
    J Travel Med 19:61-3. 2012
    ..Two surveys were performed in 2008 and 2011. All stool samples were negative for enterovirus and poliovirus. One of the liquid samples analyzed was positive for Coxsackievirus type B5...
  5. pmc Hepatitis A in Puglia (South Italy) after 10 years of universal vaccination: need for strict monitoring and catch-up vaccination
    Maria Chironna
    Department of Biomedical Sciences and Human Oncology Section of Hygiene, University of Bari, Piazza G Cesare 11, Bari, Italy
    BMC Infect Dis 12:271. 2012
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  6. ncbi request reprint High level immunity against poliomyelitis in African and Asian refugees in southern Italy
    Silvio Tafuri
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, Hygiene Section, University of Bari, Puglia Regional Epidemiological Observatory, Bari, Italy
    J Travel Med 17:203-5. 2010
    ..The study was carried out during 2008 and involved 573 refugees. An antibody titer >or=1:8 was found in 99.6% for poliovirus 1, in 99.8% for poliovirus 2, and in 99.5% for poliovirus 3...
  7. doi request reprint Report of varicella outbreak in a low vaccination coverage group of otherwise healthy children in Italy: the role of breakthrough and the need of a second dose of vaccine
    Silvio Tafuri
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, Hygiene Section, University of Bari, Apulia Regional Epidemiological Observatory, Bari, Italy
    Vaccine 28:1594-7. 2010
    ..4%. Our findings add a further piece of evidence in supporting the routine use of a second dose of vaccine for all children without a history of disease, as recently recommended by the ACIP of the CDC...
  8. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of carriers of Neisseria meningitidis among migrants: is migration changing the pattern of circulating meningococci?
    Silvio Tafuri
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, Section of Hygiene, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy
    J Travel Med 19:311-3. 2012
    ..Thirteen subjects (5.1%) were identified as carriers of meningococci. Six (46.1%) strains were autoagglutinable, four (30.8%) belonged to serogroup W135, and three (23.1%) to serogroup Y...
  9. doi request reprint Tuberculosis screening in migrant reception centers: results of a 2009 Italian survey
    Silvio Tafuri
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, Section of Hygiene, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy
    Am J Infect Control 39:495-9. 2011
    ..This article describes a field survey conducted in the reception center for asylum seekers in Bari Palese in southern Italy following the death of a center resident from pulmonary TB...
  10. ncbi request reprint Simultaneous administration of vaccines in immunization protocols: an audit in healthcare workers in the Puglia region of Italy
    Silvio Tafuri
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, Hygiene Section, University of Bari, Apulia Regional Epidemiological Observatory, Bari, Italy
    Hum Vaccin 5:745-7. 2009
    ..8%) and as an opportunity to increase vaccine take-up (59.9%). Negative opinions were that it increases the risk of adverse reactions or undesired effects (11.3%) and can engender fear of such reactions in parents (31.1%)...
  11. pmc Prevalence of Hepatitis B, C, HIV and syphilis markers among refugees in Bari, Italy
    Silvio Tafuri
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, Hygiene Section, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Puglia Regional Observatory for Epidemiology, Bari, Italy
    BMC Infect Dis 10:213. 2010
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  12. ncbi request reprint Young-adult carriers of Neisseria meningitidis in Puglia (Italy): will the pattern of circulating meningococci change following the introduction of meningococcal serogroup C conjugate vaccines?
    Cinzia Germinario
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, Hygiene Section, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy
    Hum Vaccin 6:1025-7. 2010
    ..The changing pattern of circulating serogroups of Neisseria meningitidis in healthy carriers could support a new immunization strategy which could provide quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccines to pre-adolescents and adults...
  13. ncbi request reprint How Italian hospital Web sites communicate risk management strategies: The case of hospital-acquired infections
    Maria Serena Gallone
    Department of Biomedical Science and Human Oncology, Aldo Moro University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    Am J Infect Control 42:813-4. 2014
    ..In conclusion, the communication of risks related to clinical practice should be part of risk management systems and should assume a significant position in content strategy activities. ..
  14. pmc Serological survey on immunity status against polioviruses in children and adolescents living in a border region, Apulia (Southern Italy)
    Silvio Tafuri
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, Section of Hygiene, University of Bari, Apulia Regional Epidemiological Observatory, Bari, Italy
    BMC Infect Dis 8:150. 2008
    ..The aim of this work was to verify the level of antipoliomyelitis immunity status in children and adolescents in the Apulia region (south of Italy), which may be considered a border region due to its position...
  15. doi request reprint Feasibility of a cocoon strategy for the prevention of pertussis in Italy: a survey of prevention department healthcare providers
    Rosa Prato
    Section of Hygiene, Department of Medical and Occupational Science, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 31:1304-7. 2012
    ..Prevention Departments should promote and coordinate locally the strategy in 75% of the respondents. Cocoon should be recommended by Regional Authority in 82% of the interviewees...
  16. doi request reprint A survey of opinions on emergency contraception in young women in Southern Italy
    Silvio Tafuri
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, Hygiene Section, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy
    Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care 17:164-9. 2012
    ..To assess opinions and attitudes towards the use of hormonal emergency contraception (HEC) in a sample of young women in Puglia, Italy...
  17. doi request reprint Determining factors for condom use: A survey of young Italian adults
    Silvio Tafuri
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Bari, Italy
    Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care 15:24-30. 2010
    ..To identify factors that can hinder condom use in a sample of young adults...
  18. ncbi request reprint CHELT therapy in the treatment of chronic insertional Achilles tendinopathy
    Angela Notarnicola
    Course of Motor and Sports Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Study of Bari, Lungomare Starita 1, 70123, Bari, Italy
    Lasers Med Sci 29:1217-25. 2014
    ..05) and at 6 months only for the Roles and Maudsley Score (p < 0.001). High Energy Laser Therapy gave quicker and better pain relief. It also gave the patient a full functional recovery and greater satisfaction...
  19. ncbi request reprint 23-valent pneumococcal vaccine failure in a patient who developed pneumonia: a case report
    Silvio Tafuri
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, Hygiene Section, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy
    New Microbiol 34:417-20. 2011
    ..There is a need for more efficacious conjugated vaccines covering the majority of the pneumococcal serotypes that cause serious illness in older children and adults worldwide...
  20. ncbi request reprint Orthopedic Multidimensional Prognostic Index (Ortho-MPI) in the elderly with hip or neck femur fracture: a pilot study
    Elsa Vitale
    Registered Nurse at General Hospital, Piazza Giulio Cesare 11, 70124 Bari, Italy Department of Neuroscience and Organs of Sense, Orthopedics Section, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of University of Bari, Italy Electronic address
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 58:101-4. 2014
    ..In conclusion it was shown that the Ortho-MPI Index could be used to predict outcome in the elderly with hip or femur fracture. ..
  21. pmc Epidemiology and costs of hospital care for COPD in Puglia
    Anna Maria Moretti
    Pneumology Department, Policlinico General Hospital, Bari, Italy
    Multidiscip Respir Med 6:299-304. 2011
    ..abstract:..