Margherita Ferrante

Summary

Affiliation: Department Ingrassia University of Catania
Location: Catania, Italy
Summary:
Prof. Margherita Anna Letizia Ferrante, Medical Director in Operating Unity of University Hospital Policlinic-V.E. of Catania, Associated Professor of General and Applied Hygiene near the Anatomy, Biology and Genetic, Forensic Medicine, Neurosciences, Diagnostic Pathology, Hygiene and Public Health Department of The Catania University (ex Hygiene and Preventive Medicine Institute) that frequent since 1978, graduated in Biological Sciences and also in Medicine and Surgery, and specialized in General Pathology and in Hygiene and Preventive Medicine. Since 1980 she has collaborated to the development, before, and performed in an autonomous way, then, cycles of practices and seminaries of lessons in several Degree and Diploma Courses and in the School of Specialization in Hygiene and Preventive Medicine of Catania University. She was member of numerous examining committees to the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and of Political Sciences of Catania. She was the techer of several lessons at ISEF detached section of Catania, at Schools of Social Assistants in various provinces in Sicily, and at University Diploma and Degree Courses of the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Political Science at the Catania University. Currently plays the teaching of "Hygiene" at Integrated Course Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Hygiene and Infectious Diseases at the CDL in Nursing and Midwifery, at I.C. Prevention Sciences to C.L. Neurophisiopathology Techniques and at Integrated Course Hygiene and Human Sciences of Degree Course in Biomedical Laboratory Technician and OF
Grants:
From 1985 Member of the S.It.I. (Italian Society of Hygiene)
From 1996 Secretary of Degree in Biomedical Laboratory Techniques
From 2002 Expert ECM (National Continuing Medical Education)
From 2002 Member of the Doctoral School in Biotechnology
From 2002 Secretary of the School of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Catania.
From 2006 Member of ISEE, IWA, EUPHA, IUHPE
From 2007 Auditor for quality management systems (Certy Quality-Milan)
From 2008 Member of the Regional Directors(sites Sicily)of the S.It.I. (Italian Society of Hygiene)
From 2008 Member of Italian Study Group of Hospital Infections (GISIO)of S.It.I.
From 2009 Member of the study group
Publications:
1) Biondi M., Marranzano M., Allegra A., Di Fazio G., Faro G., FERRANTE M. Micobatteri atipici isolati dal suolo e dalle acque. Annali Sclavo, 1982, 24, 496-502-E009381 - issn: 0003-472X
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2) Sciacca S., Fallico R., D

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Pesticide exposure assessed through agricultural crop proximity and risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    Marco Vinceti
    Environmental, Genetic, and Nutritional Epidemiology Research Center CREAGEN, Department of Biomedical, Metabolic and Neural Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, 287 Via Campi, 41125, Modena, Italy
    Environ Health 16:91. 2017
  2. pmc Knowledge about tuberculosis among undergraduate health care students in 15 Italian universities: a cross-sectional study
    Maria Teresa Montagna
    Department of Biomedical Science and Human Oncology Hygiene section, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Piazza Giulio Cesare 11, 70124 Bari, Italy
    BMC Public Health 14:970. 2014
  3. pmc The role of weight status, gender and self-esteem in following a diet among middle-school children in Sicily (Italy)
    Margherita Ferrante
    Department G, F, Ingrassia, Sector of Hygiene and Public Health, Catania University, Italy
    BMC Public Health 10:241. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint A randomised, controlled clinical trial evaluating changes in therapeutic efficacy and oxidative parameters after treatment with propionyl L-carnitine in patients with peripheral arterial disease requiring haemodialysis
    Salvatore Santo Signorelli
    Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Pathology, Medical Angiology Section, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Drugs Aging 23:263-70. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Propionyl-L-carnitine therapy: effects on endothelin-1 and homocysteine levels in patients with peripheral arterial disease and end-stage renal disease
    Salvatore Santo Signorelli
    Medical Angiology Section, Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Pathology, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Kidney Blood Press Res 29:100-7. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint The importance of indicators in monitoring water quality according to European directives
    Margherita Ferrante
    Laboratorio igiene ambientale e alimenti LIAA, Dip Scienze Mediche, Chirurgiche e Tecnologie Avanzate G F Ingrassia, Universita di Catania, Italy
    Epidemiol Prev 39:71-5. 2015
  7. doi request reprint Determination of total vanadium and vanadium(V) in groundwater from Mt. Etna and estimate of daily intake of vanadium(V) through drinking water
    Giovanni Arena
    Department of Hygiene and Public Health G F Ingrassia, University of Catania, Via Santa Sofia 87, 95123 Catania, Italy E mail
    J Water Health 13:522-30. 2015
  8. pmc Ligia italica (Isopoda, Oniscidea) as bioindicator of mercury pollution of marine rocky coasts
    Guglielmo Longo
    Dipartimento di Scienze Biologiche, Geologiche e Ambientali, Universita di Catania, Catania, Italy
    PLoS ONE 8:e58548. 2013
  9. ncbi request reprint [A ten-year risk evaluation study in Catania hospital operating rooms]
    Margherita Ferrante
    Dipartimento di Anatomia, Patologia Diagnostica, Medicina Legale, Igiene e Sanità Pubblica
    Ig Sanita Pubbl 60:39-50. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint [Harmful algal blooms in Italy and their health effects in the population]
    Margherita Ferrante
    Universita degli Studi di Catania, Dipartimento Ingrassia, Catania, Italy
    Ig Sanita Pubbl 66:649-58. 2010

Collaborators

  • Salvatore Santo Signorelli
  • Marco Vinceti
  • Salvatore Sciacca
  • Maria Fiore
  • Giovanni Arena
  • Maria Teresa Montagna
  • Guglielmo Longo
  • Laura Iacuzio
  • Renato Scillieri
  • Caterina Ledda
  • Nicola Fini
  • Grazia Ghermandi
  • Carlo Signorelli
  • Cristina Mauceri
  • Lauren A Wise
  • Kenneth J Rothman
  • Sergio Teggi
  • Francesco Patti
  • Jessica Mandrioli
  • Vladimiro Pietrini
  • Elisa Arcolin
  • Tommaso Filippini
  • Sofia Costanzini
  • Anna Odone
  • Federica Violi
  • Carlotta Malagoli
  • Salvatore Lo Fermo
  • Angela Dimartino
  • Alfina Grasso
  • Roberto Fallico
  • Chiara Copat
  • Beatrice Casini
  • Gabriele Messina
  • Marcello Mario D'Errico
  • Maria Fatima Massenti
  • Maria Valeria Torregrossa
  • Angelo Fortunato
  • Maria Franca Coscia
  • Licia Veronesi
  • Cesira Pasquarella
  • Giuseppe Michele Masanotti
  • Francesco Auxilia
  • Anna Maria Tortorano
  • Alessia Quaranta
  • Giovanni Sotgiu
  • Christian Napoli
  • Stefano Tardivo
  • Paolo Montuori
  • Giovanni Battista Orsi
  • Raffaele Zarrilli
  • Ida Mura
  • Armando Stefanati
  • Domenico Martinelli
  • Antonella Agodi
  • Silvio Tafuri
  • Cinzia Germinario
  • Veronica Mazzei
  • Gea Oliveri Conti
  • Michelanna Trovato

Detail Information

Publications10

  1. doi request reprint Pesticide exposure assessed through agricultural crop proximity and risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    Marco Vinceti
    Environmental, Genetic, and Nutritional Epidemiology Research Center CREAGEN, Department of Biomedical, Metabolic and Neural Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, 287 Via Campi, 41125, Modena, Italy
    Environ Health 16:91. 2017
    ..Epidemiologic studies have raised the possibility that some pesticide compounds induce the neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), though the available evidence is not entirely consistent...
  2. pmc Knowledge about tuberculosis among undergraduate health care students in 15 Italian universities: a cross-sectional study
    Maria Teresa Montagna
    Department of Biomedical Science and Human Oncology Hygiene section, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Piazza Giulio Cesare 11, 70124 Bari, Italy
    BMC Public Health 14:970. 2014
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  3. pmc The role of weight status, gender and self-esteem in following a diet among middle-school children in Sicily (Italy)
    Margherita Ferrante
    Department G, F, Ingrassia, Sector of Hygiene and Public Health, Catania University, Italy
    BMC Public Health 10:241. 2010
    ..The objectives of the study were to evaluate the role of body mass index (BMI), gender and self-esteem in the adoption of a diet in middle-school Sicilian children...
  4. ncbi request reprint A randomised, controlled clinical trial evaluating changes in therapeutic efficacy and oxidative parameters after treatment with propionyl L-carnitine in patients with peripheral arterial disease requiring haemodialysis
    Salvatore Santo Signorelli
    Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Pathology, Medical Angiology Section, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Drugs Aging 23:263-70. 2006
    ..We explored the efficacy of intravenous therapy with propionyl L-carnitine in patients with both peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and chronic renal insufficiency requiring haemodialysis...
  5. ncbi request reprint Propionyl-L-carnitine therapy: effects on endothelin-1 and homocysteine levels in patients with peripheral arterial disease and end-stage renal disease
    Salvatore Santo Signorelli
    Medical Angiology Section, Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Pathology, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Kidney Blood Press Res 29:100-7. 2006
    ..We aimed to explore the therapeutic role of propionyl-L-carnitine (PLC) in hemodialysis patients with PAD by measuring ankle/brachial index (ABI), ET-1 and Hcy...
  6. ncbi request reprint The importance of indicators in monitoring water quality according to European directives
    Margherita Ferrante
    Laboratorio igiene ambientale e alimenti LIAA, Dip Scienze Mediche, Chirurgiche e Tecnologie Avanzate G F Ingrassia, Universita di Catania, Italy
    Epidemiol Prev 39:71-5. 2015
    ..The Member States are now called upon to characterize and monitor these pollutants in view of their possible inclusion in the priority substance list. ..
  7. doi request reprint Determination of total vanadium and vanadium(V) in groundwater from Mt. Etna and estimate of daily intake of vanadium(V) through drinking water
    Giovanni Arena
    Department of Hygiene and Public Health G F Ingrassia, University of Catania, Via Santa Sofia 87, 95123 Catania, Italy E mail
    J Water Health 13:522-30. 2015
    ..In particular, we found in Camporotondo, Mascalucia, Ragalna and San Pietro Clarenza sites children's EDIs of 11, 9.3, 11 and 9.9, respectively. The EDI of V(V) was significantly higher than the literature range (0.09-0.34 μg/kg/day). ..
  8. pmc Ligia italica (Isopoda, Oniscidea) as bioindicator of mercury pollution of marine rocky coasts
    Guglielmo Longo
    Dipartimento di Scienze Biologiche, Geologiche e Ambientali, Universita di Catania, Catania, Italy
    PLoS ONE 8:e58548. 2013
    ..In conclusion, Ligia italica can represent a good bioindicator and the ultrastructure of the hepatopancreas could be used as ultrastructural biomarker of heavy metals pollution in the supralittoral zones...
  9. ncbi request reprint [A ten-year risk evaluation study in Catania hospital operating rooms]
    Margherita Ferrante
    Dipartimento di Anatomia, Patologia Diagnostica, Medicina Legale, Igiene e Sanità Pubblica
    Ig Sanita Pubbl 60:39-50. 2004
    ..A significant correlation was observed only between some nitrous oxide values and relative humidity. Monitoring important marker levels is useful for correctly evaluating operating room thermal, chemical and microbiological air quality...
  10. ncbi request reprint [Harmful algal blooms in Italy and their health effects in the population]
    Margherita Ferrante
    Universita degli Studi di Catania, Dipartimento Ingrassia, Catania, Italy
    Ig Sanita Pubbl 66:649-58. 2010
    ..The authors then describe the algal bloom phenomenon observed in Italy from the 1960s to the present time. Finally they briefly describe Italian legislation on the subject matter and highlight its shortcomings...