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Association between vaccination coverage decline and influenza incidence rise among Italian elderly

After a peak of 68.3% during the 2005–06 season, influenza vaccine coverage among Italian elderly showed an unprecedented, prolonged decline. According to the National surveillance network, the vaccination coverage was ≤50% during two of the last three seasons (2014–17). In parallel, influenza-like illness (ILI) rates increased from 2.71% in the triennium 2005–08, to 4.24% in the...

Knowledge and attitudes towards the use of antibiotics in the paediatric age group: a multicenter survey in Italy

Background: The misuse of antibiotics is one of the leading causes of antibiotic resistance. Paediatric patients are highly involved in this issue, as they are those who receive the largest amount of prescriptions of these drugs. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the general knowledge regarding the use of antibiotics, as well as the attitudes related to the...

Use of self-medication among adolescents: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Background: We performed a systematic review and proportion meta-analysis in order to investigate the prevalence and the adverse effects of the self-medication among the teenagers. Methods: We selected observational studies published from January 1990 until January 2014 that examined the use of self-medication in the adolescents (aged from 13 to 18 years). Keywords used on PubMed...

AHRQ prevention quality indicators to assess the quality of primary care of local providers: a pilot study from Italy

Background: Outside the USA, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) prevention quality indicators (PQIs) have been used to compare the quality of primary care services only at a national or regional level. However, in several national health systems, primary care is not directly managed by the regions but is in charge of smaller territorial entities. We evaluated...

Differences in Blood Pressure by Body Position (Supine, Fowler's, and Sitting) in Hypertensive Subjects

Although blood pressure (BP) differences from supine to sitting position have long been recognized, limited data are available on other commonly used body positions. We performed a cross-sectional study to compare BP values obtained in supine, sitting, and Fowler's positions in essential hypertensive subjects.

Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Events Pre- and Post-Earthquake of 6 April 2009: The Abruzzo’s Experience

On 6 April 2009, an earthquake occurred in Abruzzo, a small region in the middle-east of Italy. Its chief town, L’Aquila, was the epicenter. We carried out an observational analysis to evaluate the potential association between the earthquake and the rate of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular admissions of the residents in the province of L’Aquila.