Francesco Forastiere

Summary

Affiliation: Agency for Public Health
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. doi Particulate matter and daily mortality: a case-crossover analysis of individual effect modifiers
    Francesco Forastiere
    Department of Epidemiology, Rome E Health Authority, Rome, Italy
    Epidemiology 19:571-80. 2008
  2. ncbi [Health impact of exposure to environmental tobacco smoke in Italy]
    Francesco Forastiere
    Dipartimento di epidemiologia ASL RME, Via Santa Costanza 53, 00198 Roma
    Epidemiol Prev 26:18-29. 2002
  3. ncbi Environment and health: from national policies to global initiatives
    Francesco Forastiere
    Analytical Epidemiology Unit, Department of Epidemiology, Lazio Regional Health Authority, Rome
    Soz Praventivmed 47:76-7. 2002
  4. ncbi Silicosis and lung function decrements among female ceramic workers in Italy
    Francesco Forastiere
    Department of Epidemiology, Health Authority Rome E, Italy
    Am J Epidemiol 156:851-6. 2002
  5. pmc Associations of area based deprivation status and individual educational attainment with incidence, treatment, and prognosis of first coronary event in Rome, Italy
    Sally Picciotto
    Dipartimento di Epidemiologia, ASL RM E, Via di Santa Costanza, 53, 00198 Roma, Italy
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:37-43. 2006
  6. doi Susceptibility factors to ozone-related mortality: a population-based case-crossover analysis
    Massimo Stafoggia
    Department of Epidemiology, Rome E Health Authority, Rome, Italy
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 182:376-84. 2010
  7. doi Air pollution and multiple acute respiratory outcomes
    Annunziata Faustini
    Regional Health Service, Rome, Italy
    Eur Respir J 42:304-13. 2013
  8. doi Particulate air pollution and hospital admissions for cardiac diseases in potentially sensitive subgroups
    Paola Colais
    Department of Epidemiology, Regional Health Service, Lazio Region, Via S Costanza 53, Rome, Italy
    Epidemiology 23:473-81. 2012
  9. ncbi [PM 10 exposure and asthma exacerbations in pediatric age: a meta-analysis of panel and time-series studies]
    Elisa Romeo
    Dipartimento di Epidemiologia, ASL RM E, Roma
    Epidemiol Prev 30:245-54. 2006
  10. ncbi Comparison of regression models with land-use and emissions data to predict the spatial distribution of traffic-related air pollution in Rome
    Mats Rosenlund
    Department of Epidemiology, Rome E Local Health Authority, Rome, Italy
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 18:192-9. 2008

Detail Information

Publications105 found, 100 shown here

  1. doi Particulate matter and daily mortality: a case-crossover analysis of individual effect modifiers
    Francesco Forastiere
    Department of Epidemiology, Rome E Health Authority, Rome, Italy
    Epidemiology 19:571-80. 2008
    ..We adopted a case-crossover design to evaluate whether individual socio-demographic characteristics and chronic or acute medical conditions modify the PM10-mortality association...
  2. ncbi [Health impact of exposure to environmental tobacco smoke in Italy]
    Francesco Forastiere
    Dipartimento di epidemiologia ASL RME, Via Santa Costanza 53, 00198 Roma
    Epidemiol Prev 26:18-29. 2002
    ..Although these estimate are based on several assumptions and they have large uncertainties, the results underline the need and the urgency of public health measures to reduce ETS exposure in the household and in the workplaces in Italy...
  3. ncbi Environment and health: from national policies to global initiatives
    Francesco Forastiere
    Analytical Epidemiology Unit, Department of Epidemiology, Lazio Regional Health Authority, Rome
    Soz Praventivmed 47:76-7. 2002
  4. ncbi Silicosis and lung function decrements among female ceramic workers in Italy
    Francesco Forastiere
    Department of Epidemiology, Health Authority Rome E, Italy
    Am J Epidemiol 156:851-6. 2002
    ..05) associations with duration of exposure and with positive radiography findings. The results for female ceramic workers are consistent with those for male employees regarding exposure to fibrogenic dusts...
  5. pmc Associations of area based deprivation status and individual educational attainment with incidence, treatment, and prognosis of first coronary event in Rome, Italy
    Sally Picciotto
    Dipartimento di Epidemiologia, ASL RM E, Via di Santa Costanza, 53, 00198 Roma, Italy
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:37-43. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to explore relations of socioeconomic status with the incidence, treatment, and outcome of first coronary event in Rome, Italy, during the period 1998-2000, examining effect modification by gender...
  6. doi Susceptibility factors to ozone-related mortality: a population-based case-crossover analysis
    Massimo Stafoggia
    Department of Epidemiology, Rome E Health Authority, Rome, Italy
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 182:376-84. 2010
    ..Acute effects of ozone on mortality have been extensively documented in clinical and epidemiological research. However, only a few studies have focused on subgroups of the population especially vulnerable to these effects...
  7. doi Air pollution and multiple acute respiratory outcomes
    Annunziata Faustini
    Regional Health Service, Rome, Italy
    Eur Respir J 42:304-13. 2013
    ..Analysing multiple rather than single respiratory events shows stronger air pollution effects. The temporal relationship between the pollutant increases and hospitalisations or mortality for respiratory diseases differs. ..
  8. doi Particulate air pollution and hospital admissions for cardiac diseases in potentially sensitive subgroups
    Paola Colais
    Department of Epidemiology, Regional Health Service, Lazio Region, Via S Costanza 53, Rome, Italy
    Epidemiology 23:473-81. 2012
    ..Although numerous studies have provided evidence of an association between ambient air pollution and acute cardiac morbidity, little is known regarding susceptibility factors...
  9. ncbi [PM 10 exposure and asthma exacerbations in pediatric age: a meta-analysis of panel and time-series studies]
    Elisa Romeo
    Dipartimento di Epidemiologia, ASL RM E, Roma
    Epidemiol Prev 30:245-54. 2006
    ..review of the time series and panel studies on the short term effects of PM10 on the increases of the illness in childhood...
  10. ncbi Comparison of regression models with land-use and emissions data to predict the spatial distribution of traffic-related air pollution in Rome
    Mats Rosenlund
    Department of Epidemiology, Rome E Local Health Authority, Rome, Italy
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 18:192-9. 2008
    ..147). In conclusion, these results suggest that a land-use regression model explains the traffic-related air pollution levels with reasonable accuracy and that emissions data do not significantly improve the model...
  11. doi Short-term effects of air pollution in a cohort of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Annunziata Faustini
    Department of Epidemiology, Regional Health Service of Lazio, Rome, Italy
    Epidemiology 23:861-79. 2012
    ..We studied the short-term effects of particulate matter (PM10, PM2.5), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), and ozone (O3) on cardiac and respiratory mortality in a COPD cohort. We assessed age, sex, and previous diseases as effect modifiers...
  12. pmc Health impact assessment of waste management facilities in three European countries
    Francesco Forastiere
    Department of Epidemiology, Regional Health Service, Lazio, Via Santa Costanza 53, 00198, Rome, Italy
    Environ Health 10:53. 2011
    ..We conducted a health impact assessment of landfilling and incineration in three European countries: Italy, Slovakia and England...
  13. ncbi Traffic-related air pollution in relation to incidence and prognosis of coronary heart disease
    Mats Rosenlund
    Department of Epidemiology, Rome E Local Health Authority, Rome, Italy
    Epidemiology 19:121-8. 2008
    ....
  14. pmc Nitrogen dioxide levels estimated from land use regression models several years apart and association with mortality in a large cohort study
    Giulia Cesaroni
    Department of Epidemiology, Lazio Regional Health Service, Via S, Costanza 53, 00198 Rome, Italy
    Environ Health 11:48. 2012
    ..We aimed to compare measured and estimated NO₂ levels 12 years apart, the stability of the exposure estimates for members of a large cohort study, and the association of the exposure estimates with natural mortality within the cohort...
  15. doi Impact of fine and ultrafine particles on emergency hospital admissions for cardiac and respiratory diseases
    Valeria Belleudi
    Department of Epidemiology, Rome E Health Authority, Rome, Italy
    Epidemiology 21:414-23. 2010
    ..Little is known about the short-term effects of ultrafine particles...
  16. doi Effect of the Italian smoking ban on population rates of acute coronary events
    Giulia Cesaroni
    Department of Epidemiology, Local Health Unit ASL RME, Via Santa Costanza 53, 00198 Rome, Italy
    Circulation 117:1183-8. 2008
    ..We evaluated changes in the frequency of acute coronary events in Rome, Italy, after the introduction of legislation that banned smoking in all indoor public places in January 2005...
  17. pmc Socioeconomic differentials in premature mortality in Rome: changes from 1990 to 2001
    Giulia Cesaroni
    Department of Epidemiology, Rome E Health Authority, Via Santa Costanza 53, Rome 00198, Italy
    BMC Public Health 6:270. 2006
    ..We studied temporal changes in premature mortality across socioeconomic groups in Rome between 1990 and 2001...
  18. ncbi [Global burden of mortality in Italian polluted sites]
    M Martuzzi
    World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe, Rome, Italy
    Epidemiol Prev 35:153-62. 2011
    ....
  19. doi Health benefits of traffic-related air pollution reduction in different socioeconomic groups: the effect of low-emission zoning in Rome
    Giulia Cesaroni
    Department of Epidemiology, Lazio Regional Health Service, Via S Costanza 53, 00198 Rome, Italy
    Occup Environ Med 69:133-9. 2012
    ....
  20. ncbi A case-crossover analysis of out-of-hospital coronary deaths and air pollution in Rome, Italy
    Francesco Forastiere
    Department of Epidemiology, Rome E Local Health Authority, Via Santa Costanza 53, 00198 Rome, Italy
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 172:1549-55. 2005
    ..Out-of-hospital coronary heart disease death is a major public health problem, but the association with air pollution is not well understood...
  21. pmc Income level and chronic ambulatory care sensitive conditions in adults: a multicity population-based study in Italy
    Nera Agabiti
    Epidemiology Department, Local Health Authority RM E, Rome, Italy
    BMC Public Health 9:457. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to determine whether income level is associated with higher hospitalization rates for ACSC in adults in a country with universal health care coverage...
  22. ncbi Determinants of plasma interleukin-6 levels among survivors of myocardial infarction
    Sally Picciotto
    aLocal Health Authority, Department of Epidemiology ASL RME, Rome, Italy
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 15:631-8. 2008
    ..We identify determinants of plasma interleukin-6 (IL-6) levels in a multicenter panel study of myocardial infarction (MI) survivors, using repeated measurements to evaluate both baseline and time-varying factors...
  23. ncbi Socioeconomic status, particulate air pollution, and daily mortality: differential exposure or differential susceptibility
    Francesco Forastiere
    Department of Epidemiology, Rome E Health Authority, Rome, Italy
    Am J Ind Med 50:208-16. 2007
    ..We investigated whether social class is an effect modifier of the PM(10) (particulate matter with diameter <10 micron)-daily mortality association, and possible mechanisms for this effect modification...
  24. pmc Short-term associations between fine and coarse particulate matter and hospitalizations in Southern Europe: results from the MED-PARTICLES project
    Massimo Stafoggia
    Department of Epidemiology, Lazio Region Health Service, Rome, Italy
    Environ Health Perspect 121:1026-33. 2013
    ..Evidence on the short-term effects of fine and coarse particles on morbidity in Europe is scarce and inconsistent...
  25. doi Alternative ways of expressing forced expiratory volume in the first second and long-term mortality in elderly patients with asthma
    Claudio Pedone
    Unit of Geriatrics, Campus Biomedico University, Rome, Italy Fondazione Alberto Sordi, Rome, Italy
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 111:382-6. 2013
    ..There is evidence that forced expiratory volume in the first second (FEV1), a commonly used indicator of overall pulmonary function, might not be an independent predictor of 5-year mortality in elderly patients with asthma...
  26. ncbi Two-years of fine and ultrafine particles measurements in Rome, Italy
    Achille Marconi
    Department of Environment and Primary Prevention, Italian National Institute of Health, Rome, Italy
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 70:213-21. 2007
    ..82), and NOx (r = .83) were all highly correlated with PNC (simultaneous obs. number 576). The diurnal and seasonal pattern of PNC can be attributed to the combined effect of motor vehicle emissions and meteorological conditions...
  27. doi Wheeze and asthma in children: associations with body mass index, sports, television viewing, and diet
    Giuseppe M Corbo
    Respiratory Physiology Department, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Epidemiology 19:747-55. 2008
    ..Our goal was to analyze the relationship of body mass index (BMI), regular sports participation, TV viewing, and diet with current wheezing and asthma...
  28. ncbi The protective effect of the Mediterranean diet on lung cancer
    Cristina Fortes
    Clinical Epidemiology Department, Istituto Dermopatico dell Immacolata, IDI IRCCSS, Rome, Italy
    Nutr Cancer 46:30-7. 2003
    ..Our results indicate that some food items typical of the Mediterranean diet are associated with decreased lung cancer risk...
  29. pmc Long-term exposure to urban air pollution and mortality in a cohort of more than a million adults in Rome
    Giulia Cesaroni
    Department of Epidemiology, Lazio Regional Health Service, Rome, Italy
    Environ Health Perspect 121:324-31. 2013
    ..Few European studies have investigated the effects of long-term exposure to both fine particulate matter (≤ 2.5 µm; PM2.5) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) on mortality...
  30. pmc Long-term exposure to ambient air pollution and incidence of cerebrovascular events: results from 11 European cohorts within the ESCAPE project
    Massimo Stafoggia
    Department of Epidemiology, Lazio Regional Health Service, Rome, Italy
    Environ Health Perspect 122:919-25. 2014
    ..Few studies have investigated effects of air pollution on the incidence of cerebrovascular events...
  31. ncbi [Air pollution and fatal and non fatal coronary events in Rome]
    Massimo Stafoggia
    Dipartimento di Epidemiologia, ASL RM E, Roma
    Epidemiol Prev 29:40-7. 2005
    ..To examine the relationship between air pollution and coronary events in Rome in the period 1998-2000, considering both out-of-hospital deaths and hospitalisations...
  32. pmc Socioeconomic status and hospitalization in the very old: a retrospective study
    Raffaele Antonelli-Incalzi
    Geriatric Medicine, University Campus Bio Medico, Rome, Italy
    BMC Public Health 7:227. 2007
    ..Socioeconomic status could affect the demand for hospital care. The aim of the present study was to assess the role of age, socioeconomic status and comorbidity on acute hospital admissions among elderly...
  33. doi High temperature and hospitalizations for cardiovascular and respiratory causes in 12 European cities
    Paola Michelozzi
    Department of Epidemiology Local Health Authority Rome E, Rome, Italy
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 179:383-9. 2009
    ..Episode analyses of heat waves have documented a comparatively higher impact on mortality than on morbidity (hospital admissions) in European cities. The evidence from daily time series studies is scarce and inconsistent...
  34. pmc Morbidity and mortality of people who live close to municipal waste landfills: a multisite cohort study
    Francesca Mataloni
    Department of Epidemiology, Lazio Regional Health Service, Rome, Italy
    Int J Epidemiol 45:806-15. 2016
    ..We evaluated the potential health effects associated with contamination from landfills using the estimated concentration of hydrogen sulphide (H2S) as exposure...
  35. ncbi Human biomonitoring for Cd, Hg and Pb in blood of inhabitants of the Sacco Valley (Italy)
    Sonia D'Ilio
    Centro Nazionale Sostanze Chimiche, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    Ann Ist Super Sanita 49:24-33. 2013
    ....
  36. pmc A biomonitoring study on blood levels of beta-hexachlorocyclohexane among people living close to an industrial area
    Daniela Porta
    Department of Epidemiology, Lazio Regional Health Service ASL RME, Rome, Italy
    Environ Health 12:57. 2013
    ..We report the results of a biomonitoring study conducted in this region to evaluate the body burden of Beta-HCH and to identify the determinants of the human contamination...
  37. ncbi Air pollution and myocardial infarction in Rome: a case-crossover analysis
    Daniela D'Ippoliti
    Department of Epidemiology, Local Health Authority Rome E, Rome, Italy
    Epidemiology 14:528-35. 2003
    ....
  38. doi Saharan dust and the association between particulate matter and daily hospitalisations in Rome, Italy
    Ester Rita Alessandrini
    Department of Epidemiology, Lazio Regional Health Service, Rome, Italy
    Occup Environ Med 70:432-4. 2013
    ..Their role on PM-morbidity association is less clear. This study aims to evaluate the effect of Saharan dust on the PM-hospitalisations association in Rome, Italy...
  39. ncbi [Temporal changes in life expectancy by gender and socioeconomic position, Rome 1991-2005 ]
    Chiara Badaloni
    Dipartimento di Epidemiologia, ASL RME, Via di Santa Costanza 53, 00198 Roma
    Epidemiol Prev 32:301-6. 2008
    ..this study evaluates changes in life expectancy at birth and at 65 years of residents in Rome between 1991 and 2005 by gender and socioeconomic position (SEP)...
  40. ncbi [Mortality and hospital admissions in the industrial area of Civitavecchia, 1997-2004]
    Valeria Fano
    Dipartimento di Epidemiologia, ASL RM E, Roma
    Epidemiol Prev 30:221-6. 2006
    ..A coal power plant is currently under construction. The aim of the study is to evaluate the health of residents in the area, through the analysis of the mortality registry and the hospital discharge records...
  41. ncbi Residential radon exposure, diet and lung cancer: a case-control study in a Mediterranean region
    Francesco Bochicchio
    Unit of Radioactivity and Its Health Effects, Department of Technology and Health, Italian National Institute of Health, Rome, Italy
    Int J Cancer 114:983-91. 2005
    ..Subjects with presumably lower uncertainty in the exposure assessment showed a higher risk. Dietary antioxidants may act as an effect modifier...
  42. ncbi Vulnerability to heat-related mortality: a multicity, population-based, case-crossover analysis
    Massimo Stafoggia
    Department of Epidemiology, Rome E Health Authority, Rome, Italy
    Epidemiology 17:315-23. 2006
    ....
  43. pmc Systematic review of epidemiological studies on health effects associated with management of solid waste
    Daniela Porta
    Department of Epidemiology, Regional Health Service Lazio Region, Rome, Italy
    Environ Health 8:60. 2009
    ....
  44. ncbi Characteristics of early transient, persistent, and late onset wheezers at 9 to 11 years of age
    Manuela De Sario
    Department of Epidemiology, Rome E Local Health Authority, Rome, Italy
    J Asthma 43:633-8. 2006
    ..To investigate the early determinants and characteristics of different phenotypes of wheeze in children on the basis of questionnaire data, lung function, and prick tests...
  45. doi Socioeconomic differences in stroke incidence and prognosis under a universal healthcare system
    Giulia Cesaroni
    Department of Epidemiology, Local Health Authority ASL RME, v S Costanza 53, 00198 Rome, Italy
    Stroke 40:2812-9. 2009
    ..Low socioeconomic position (SEP) is associated with high overall stroke mortality, but its contribution to stroke prognosis is unclear. We evaluated socioeconomic disparities in stroke incidence and poststroke outcomes...
  46. doi Summer temperature-related mortality: effect modification by previous winter mortality
    Massimo Stafoggia
    Department of Epidemiology, Rome E Health Authority, Rome, Italy
    Epidemiology 20:575-83. 2009
    ..In the present paper, we addressed the question of whether the association between summer temperature and mortality among the elderly is modified by the previous winter mortality rate...
  47. doi Does chronic exposure to high levels of nitrogen dioxide exacerbate the short-term effects of airborne particles?
    Annunziata Faustini
    Department of Epidemiology, Lazio Regional Health Service, Rome, Italy
    Occup Environ Med 73:772-778. 2016
    ..We studied the short-term effects of PM10 on mortality and assessed whether long-term exposure to nitrogen dioxide (NO2) modifies this association...
  48. ncbi Association between short-term exposure to ultrafine particles and mortality in eight European urban areas
    Massimo Stafoggia
    a Lazio Region Health Service, Department of Epidemiology, Rome, Italy b Karolinska Institutet, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Stockholm, Sweden c Helmholtz Zentrum München German Research Center for Environmental Health, Institute of Epidemiology II, Neuherberg, Germany d University of Augsburg, Environmental Science Center, Augsburg e National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Athens, Greece f University of Copenhagen, Center for Epidemiology and Screening, Department of Public Health, Copenhagen, Denmark g Stockholm County Council, Centre for Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Stockholm, Sweden h Italian National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research, Rome, Italy i NCSR Demokritos, Institute of Nuclear and Radiological Sciences and Technology, Energy and Safety, Environmental Radioactivity Laboratory, Athens, Greece j IUF Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine at the University of Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany k University of Düsseldorf, Medical Faculty, Deanery of Medicine, Dusseldorf, Germany l INSERM Aging and chronic diseases, Epidemiological and public health approaches VIMA, Villejuif, France m Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Spain
    Epidemiology . 2016
    ..We investigated the relationship between ultrafine particles and particulate matter (PM) and daily mortality in eight European urban areas...
  49. pmc Desert Dust Outbreaks in Southern Europe: Contribution to Daily PM₁₀ Concentrations and Short-Term Associations with Mortality and Hospital Admissions
    Massimo Stafoggia
    Department of Epidemiology, Lazio Regional Health Service, Rome, Italy
    Environ Health Perspect 124:413-9. 2016
    ..Evidence on the association between short-term exposure to desert dust and health outcomes is controversial...
  50. doi Mortality and morbidity in a population exposed to multiple sources of air pollution: A retrospective cohort study using air dispersion models
    Carla Ancona
    Department of Epidemiology, Lazio Regional Health Service, Via Santa Costanza 53, 00198 Rome, Italy Electronic address
    Environ Res 137:467-74. 2015
    ..To evaluate their potential health effects, a population-based retrospective cohort study was conducted using dispersion modeling for exposure assessment...
  51. doi Alternative ways of expressing FEV1 and mortality in elderly people with and without COPD
    Claudio Pedone
    Area di Geriatria, Universita Campus BioMedico, Rome, Italy
    Eur Respir J 41:800-5. 2013
    ..FEV1Q may be more informative about prognosis in an elderly population compared to FEV1 % pred...
  52. doi Association of reduced total lung capacity with mortality and use of health services
    Claudio Pedone
    Unit of Respiratory Pathophysiology, Università Campus Bio Medico, Rome, Italy
    Chest 141:1025-30. 2012
    ..Previous studies, however, have used the FVC as a surrogate for the total lung capacity (TLC). We evaluated the association between a reduced TLC, mortality, and health-care resources use and compared this association with a reduced FVC...
  53. doi Can the New Global Lung Initiative Equations Better Stratify the Risk of Death in Elderly People with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease?
    Claudio Pedone
    Area di Geriatria, Universitx00E0 Campus Biomedico di Roma, Rome, Italy
    Respiration 92:16-24. 2016
    ..The most commonly used equations are poorly applicable to elderly people. Recently, a set of equations (Global Lung Initiative, GLI) has been released that is expected to be more appropriate in this population...
  54. doi Short-term effects of particulate matter on mortality during forest fires in Southern Europe: results of the MED-PARTICLES Project
    Annunziata Faustini
    Department of Epidemiology, Regional Health Service, Lazio Region, Rome, Italy
    Occup Environ Med 72:323-9. 2015
    ..In the Mediterranean area, forest fires usually occur during spring-summer, they overlap with Saharan outbreaks, are associated with increased temperature and their health effects are probably due to an increase in particulate matter...
  55. doi Are cesarean deliveries more likely for poorly educated parents? A brief report from Italy
    Giulia Cesaroni
    Department of Epidemiology, Local Health Unit Roma E, v S Costanza 53, 00198 Rome, Italy
    Birth 35:241-4. 2008
    ..We studied the effect of educational level on risk of cesarean section in particular the different roles of maternal and paternal education...
  56. doi Inequalities, inequities, environmental justice in waste management and health
    Marco Martuzzi
    World Health Organization WHO Regional Office for Europe, Rome Office, Rome, Italy
    Eur J Public Health 20:21-6. 2010
    ..This review aims at investigating the role of health inequalities and inequities in waste management...
  57. ncbi Temporal trend of HIV infection: an update of the HIV surveillance system in Lazio, Italy, 1985-2000
    Daniela Porta
    Department of Epidemiology, Local Health Authority RME, Rome, Italy
    Eur J Public Health 14:156-60. 2004
    ..We report the results of the HIV surveillance system update in Lazio, Italy, from 1985 through 2000...
  58. ncbi Mortality study of employees in a factory of recovery and refining of catalytic converters in Rome, Italy
    Roberto Pasetto
    Dipartimento di Ambiente e Connessa Prevenzione Primaria, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    Ann Ist Super Sanita 42:156-62. 2006
    ..The implementation of cohort studies in industrial sites where industrial activities similar to the one here examined are present, are highly recommended...
  59. doi Validating regional Hospital Information System data through comparison with a local cancer register to identify interval cancers of a breast screening program
    Alessandra Sperati
    Agency of Public Health, Lazio Region, Rome, Italy
    Eur J Cancer Prev 18:212-5. 2009
    ..The HIS seems to have the potential to identify interval breast cancers, but the low accuracy of information does not permit an exact measure of the incidence...
  60. pmc Education and Mortality in the Rome Longitudinal Study
    Laura Cacciani
    Department of Epidemiology, Lazio Regional Health Service, Rome, Italy
    PLoS ONE 10:e0137576. 2015
    ..We distinguished five causes of death and investigated the role of age, gender, and birthplace...
  61. doi BODE index or geriatric multidimensional assessment for the prediction of very-long-term mortality in elderly patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease? a prospective cohort study
    Claudio Pedone
    Cattedra di Geriatria, Universita Campus BioMedico, Via dei Compositori 128, Roma 00128, Italy Fondazione Alberto Sordi, Rome, Italy
    Age Ageing 43:553-8. 2014
    ....
  62. pmc Long term exposure to ambient air pollution and incidence of acute coronary events: prospective cohort study and meta-analysis in 11 European cohorts from the ESCAPE Project
    Giulia Cesaroni
    Department of Epidemiology, Lazio Regional Health Service, 00198 Rome, Italy
    BMJ 348:f7412. 2014
    ..To study the effect of long term exposure to airborne pollutants on the incidence of acute coronary events in 11 cohorts participating in the European Study of Cohorts for Air Pollution Effects (ESCAPE)...
  63. ncbi Effects of parental smoking and level of education on initiation and duration of breastfeeding
    Anteo Di Napoli
    Agency for Public Health of Lazio Region, Rome, Italy
    Acta Paediatr 95:678-85. 2006
    ..To evaluate the effects of parental smoking and level of education on the initiation and duration of breastfeeding in a prospective cohort study on mother-infant pairs...
  64. ncbi Rhinitis and snoring as risk factors for hypertension in post-menopausal women
    Giuseppe M Corbo
    Servizio di Fisiopatologia Respiratoria, Universita Cattolica, Rome, Italy
    Respir Med 100:1368-73. 2006
    ..Since menopausal status is an important determinant of blood pressure, we evaluated the relationship between rhinitis, snoring and blood pressure taking into account the modifying effect of menopausal status...
  65. ncbi Depressive symptoms lead to impaired cellular immune response
    Cristina Fortes
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, IDI IRCSS, Rome, Italy
    Psychother Psychosom 72:253-60. 2003
    ..The biological mechanisms by which depression alters the immune system is not yet understood. The purpose of this study was to investigate the longitudinal relationship between depressive symptoms and cellular immune response...
  66. ncbi [Social inequalities in survival of people with AIDS]
    Stefania Palange
    Dipartimento di Epidemiologia, ASL RM E, Roma
    Epidemiol Prev 29:26-32. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the presence of these inequalities in a cohort of persons with diagnosis of AIDS in a period of wider diffusion of the therapy...
  67. ncbi Adult and childhood leukemia near a high-power radio station in Rome, Italy
    Paola Michelozzi
    Department of Epidemiology, Local Health Authority RME, Rome, Italy
    Am J Epidemiol 155:1096-103. 2002
    ..There is still insufficient scientific knowledge, and new epidemiologic studies are needed to clarify a possible leukemogenic effect of residential exposure to radio frequency radiation...
  68. doi Nitrogen dioxide and mortality: review and meta-analysis of long-term studies
    Annunziata Faustini
    Dept of Epidemiology, Regional Health Service, Lazio Region, Rome, Italy
    Eur Respir J 44:744-53. 2014
    ..There is evidence of a long-term effect of NO2 on mortality as great as that of PM2.5. An independent effect of NO2 emerged from multipollutant models...
  69. ncbi [Dietary habits, life styles and respiratory symptoms in childhood]
    Giuseppe M Corbo
    Università Sacro Cuore, Roma
    Epidemiol Prev 29:42-6. 2005
    ..An increased BMI and TV watching are strongly related to respiratory symptoms. Our data confirm that dietary factors such as salt, vegetables and fruits are associated with the prevalence of respiratory symptoms in children...
  70. ncbi [SIDRIA second phase: objectives, study design and methods]
    Claudia Galassi
    CPO Piemonte, Torino
    Epidemiol Prev 29:9-13. 2005
    ..The 2nd phase took place in 2002, in 13 Italian areas, and included 20,016 children (6-7 years old) and 16,175 adolescents (13-14 years old), with a response rate of 89% and 93%, respectively...
  71. ncbi [Mortality and hospital discharges in the population of Biancavilla (Sicily) contaminated by natural fibres]
    Achille Cernigliaro
    Dipartimento Osservatorio Epidemiologico, Assessorato sanità, Regione Siciliana
    Epidemiol Prev 30:227-31. 2006
    ..The aim of the study was to evaluate the health of residents in the area, through the analysis of the mortality registry and the hospital discharge records...
  72. ncbi HDL and clinical and biochemical correlates in Italian non-smoker women
    Federico Bigazzi
    CNR Institute of Clinical Physiology, Via Moruzzi, 1 Località S Cataldo, 56010 Pisa, Italy
    Clin Chem Lab Med 42:1408-16. 2004
    ..A surprisingly high prevalence of very low (< or = 35 mg/dl) and high (> or = 66 mg/dl) HDL levels in Italian women further confirms the importance of studies on the HDL distribution in different population groups...
  73. ncbi [Environment and health for children]
    Daniela Porta
    Epidemiol Prev 28:301-2. 2004
  74. ncbi Environment and respiratory diseases in childhood: the Italian experience
    Claudia Galassi
    Int J Occup Environ Health 11:103-6. 2005
    ..The methods and main findings of the SIDRIA study are presented, focusing on the role of outdoor risk factors...
  75. ncbi Outdoor air pollution and lung cancer: recent epidemiologic evidence
    Paolo Vineis
    Department of Biomedical Sciences and Human Oncology, University of Turin and CPO Piemonte, Turin, Italy
    Int J Cancer 111:647-52. 2004
  76. ncbi Occupational risk factors for lung cancer in men and women: a population-based case-control study in Italy
    Lorenzo Richiardi
    Unit of Cancer Epidemiology and Centre for Oncologic Prevention, CeRMS, University of Turin, Italy
    Cancer Causes Control 15:285-94. 2004
    ..We investigated the role of occupation in lung cancerogenesis in two Northern Italian areas...
  77. ncbi Secondhand smoke exposure in adulthood and risk of lung cancer among never smokers: a pooled analysis of two large studies
    Paul Brennan
    International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France
    Int J Cancer 109:125-31. 2004
    ..Clear dose-response relationships consistent with a causal association were observed between exposure to secondhand smoke from spousal, workplace and social sources and the development of lung cancer among never smokers...
  78. ncbi Methodological issues regarding confounding and exposure misclassification in epidemiological studies of occupational exposures
    Aaron Blair
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, NIH, DHHS, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA
    Am J Ind Med 50:199-207. 2007
    ..Although it is important to consider the potential for limitations of epidemiologic investigations, judgment regarding their importance should be based on their actual likelihood of occurrence...
  79. ncbi The association of daily sulfur dioxide air pollution levels with hospital admissions for cardiovascular diseases in Europe (The Aphea-II study)
    Jordi Sunyer
    Unitat de Recerca Respiratoria i Ambiental, Institut Municipal Investigació Mèdica IMIM, C Dr Aiguader 80, Barcelona 08003, Spain
    Eur Heart J 24:752-60. 2003
    ..From a Public Health perspective these results suggest that reduction in SO(2)levels in European cities could imply a reduction of admissions for IHDs...
  80. ncbi Evaluating outcomes of hospital care following coronary artery bypass surgery in Rome, Italy
    Nera Agabiti
    Agency for Public Health, Lazio Region, Via di S Constanza 53, 00198 Rome, Italy
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 23:599-606; discussion 607-8. 2003
    ..We aimed at comparing the performance of different cardiac surgery units and testing the utility of routinely collected data in this respect...
  81. ncbi [Hospitalization for pneumonia in adults. Lazio, 1997-1999]
    Paolo Giorgi Giorgi Rossi
    Agenzia di Sanità Pubblica, Regione Lazio, via di S Costanza 53, 00198 Roma
    Epidemiol Prev 27:18-25. 2003
    ..Data from the hospital discharge registers can be used to give a cheap and rapid glimpse to the epidemiology of pathologies frequently requiring hospitalisation neglected from more analytical surveillance systems or registries...
  82. ncbi [Respiratory effects of exposure to chlorine vapors during a swimming pool accident in a recreational center in Rome]
    Anteo Di Napoli
    Agenzia di Sanità Pubblica, Regione Lazio, Roma
    Epidemiol Prev 26:240-7. 2002
    ..Given high prevalence of potential exposed people, findings from this study should alert public health authority about the possible clinical consequences...
  83. ncbi [Parental smoking and respiratory disorders in childhood]
    Manuela De Sario
    ASL Roma E, Roma
    Epidemiol Prev 29:52-6. 2005
    ....
  84. ncbi [Effects of indoor exposures on respiratory and allergic disorders]
    Marzia Simoni
    IFC CNR, Pisa
    Epidemiol Prev 29:57-61. 2005
    ..The complex relations between keeping a dog or cat at home and respiratory/allergic symptoms/diseases in childhood warrants further studies...
  85. ncbi [The proportion of respiratory disorders in childhood attributable to preventable and not preventable risk factors]
    Francesco Forastiere
    ASL Roma E, Roma
    Epidemiol Prev 29:67-9. 2005
    ..5% and 18% (among children and adolescents respectively) are potentially avoidable if exposure to ETS, molds in the home and high traffic in the street of residence are avoided...
  86. ncbi Respiratory symptoms/diseases and environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) in never smoker Italian women
    Marzia Simoni
    Unità di Epidemiologia Ambientale Polmonare, Istituto di Fisiologia Clinica, CNR Institute of Clinical Physiology, Via Trieste, 41 56126 Pisa, Italy
    Respir Med 101:531-8. 2007
    ..To study the relationship between respiratory/allergic disorders and chronic environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) exposure to husband or at workplace among non-smoking women of a general population in Italy...
  87. ncbi Parental smoking and lung function: misclassification due to background exposure to passive smoking
    Giuseppe M Corbo
    Department of Respiratory Physiology, Catholic University, Largo F Vito 1, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Respir Med 101:768-73. 2007
    ..Negative results on the effect of parental smoking on lung function should be revisited if background exposure has not been considered in the analysis...
  88. ncbi Plasma, salivary and urinary cotinine in non-smoker Italian women exposed and unexposed to environmental tobacco smoking (SEASD study)
    Marzia Simoni
    Unità di Epidemiologia Ambientale Polmonare, Istituto di Fisiologia Clinica, CNR, Via Trieste 41, 56126 Pisa, Italy
    Clin Chem Lab Med 44:632-8. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to compare cotinine determinations in three biological fluids for assessing environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) exposure in female non-smokers (n=1605) in Italy...
  89. ncbi [Enrolment and follow-up of a birth cohort in Rome]
    Daniela Porta
    Dipartimento di Epidemiologia, ASL Roma E, Roma
    Epidemiol Prev 31:303-8. 2007
    ..On the basis of these experiences, a birth cohort study should be implemented in Italy at a national level. A pilot study is ongoing in Rome, from which we report data on adherence at recruitment and follow-up...
  90. ncbi The influence of socioeconomic status on utilization and outcomes of elective total hip replacement: a multicity population-based longitudinal study
    Nera Agabiti
    Epidemiology Department, Local Health Authority RM E, via di S Costanza 53, 00198 Rome, Italy
    Int J Qual Health Care 19:37-44. 2007
    ..We tested whether socioeconomic status affects the rates of elective total hip replacement and whether it plays a role in early and late outcomes...
  91. pmc Exposure to fine and ultrafine particles from secondhand smoke in public places before and after the smoking ban, Italy 2005
    Pasquale Valente
    University of Rome La Sapienza, 5 Ple Aldo Moro, 00185 Rome, Italy
    Tob Control 16:312-7. 2007
    ..A smoking ban in all indoor public places was enforced in Italy on 10 January 2005...
  92. ncbi Asthma in the elderly: mortality rate and associated risk factors for mortality
    Vincenzo Bellia
    Università degli studi di Palermo DIMPEFINU, Via Trabucco 180, 90146 Palermo, Italy
    Chest 132:1175-82. 2007
    ..There is a distinct lack of information on the prognosis of asthma in the elderly...
  93. ncbi Air pollution and inflammatory response in myocardial infarction survivors: gene-environment interactions in a high-risk group
    Annette Peters
    GSF National Research Center for Environment and Health, Institute of Epidemiology, Neuherberg, Germany
    Inhal Toxicol 19:161-75. 2007
    ....
  94. ncbi [Mortality (1995-2000) and hospital admissions (2001-2003) in the industrial area of Gela]
    Valeria Fano
    Dipartimento di Epidemiologia, ASL Roma E
    Epidemiol Prev 30:27-32. 2006
    ..The aim of the study was to evaluate the health of residents in the area, through the analysis of the mortality registry and the hospital discharge records...
  95. ncbi Passive smoking, lung function, and public health
    Mark D Eisner
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 173:1184-5. 2006
  96. pmc Air pollution and lung function among susceptible adult subjects: a panel study
    Susanna Lagorio
    National Centre for Epidemiology, Surveillance and Health Promotion, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Viale Regina Elena 299 00161 Rome, Italy
    Environ Health 5:11. 2006
    ....
  97. ncbi [Asthma attacks at school in Italian adolescents]
    Piersante Sestini
    Universita di Siena
    Epidemiol Prev 29:77-9. 2005
    ..5%) and in other school environments (4%). During the attacks, self-administration of a bronchodilator was reported by 66% of the subjects. Educational programs and specific guidelines to deal with asthmatic schoolchildren are warranted...
  98. ncbi [Changes in social characteristics and risk factors for asthma and allergies among children and adolescents in Italy]
    Elisabetta Chellini
    CSPO, Firenze
    Epidemiol Prev 29:80-5. 2005
    ..The levels of exposure to outdoor (traffic) and indoor (passive smoking) pollutants are still high, although a decreasing trend in parents' smoking habits is evident...
  99. ncbi [Trends in the frequency of asthma and allergies]
    Manuela De Sario
    ASL Roma E, Roma
    Epidemiol Prev 29:86-90. 2005
    ....
  100. ncbi Ambient air pollution is associated with increased risk of hospital cardiac readmissions of myocardial infarction survivors in five European cities
    Stephanie von Klot
    Institute of Epidemiology, GSF National Research Center for Environment and Health, Neuherberg, Germany
    Circulation 112:3073-9. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the short-term effects of urban air pollution on cardiac hospital readmissions in survivors of myocardial infarction, a potentially susceptible subpopulation...
  101. ncbi [Health effects of environmental contamination due to volcanic ash of Mount Etna in autumn 2002]
    Valeria Fano
    Dipartimento di Epidemiologia, ASL Roma E, Roma
    Epidemiol Prev 29:180-7. 2005
    ..High levels (over 200 microg/m3) of total suspended particles (PM10) were recorded. The aim of the study was to evaluate the acute health effects on mortality and hospital admissions in the area around the volcano...