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UNLABELLED The aim of this study was to verify the prevalence of wheezing in infants (< 1 year of age) in Recife, Pernambuco State, Brazil, and to identify associated risk factors. SAMPLE AND METHODS the study was performed according to the protocol of the International Study of Wheezing in Infants (EISL) in children ranging from 12 to 15 months of age.(More)
OBJECTIVE Eosinophilia and increased serum IgE levels are indicators of atopy; however, other factors can also play a key role, such as intestinal parasitic infections. This study assesses the relationship between total serum IgE, eosinophil count, and anti-Ascaris IgE in individuals with asthma and/or allergic rhinitis. METHODS A cross-sectional study(More)
BACKGROUND Physical activities are important for children and adolescents, especially asthmatics. A significant proportion is considered less active than their non-asthmatic peers and mother's beliefs about asthma are thought to be a determinant factor.The research objectives were to investigate whether mothers try to impose limitations on the physical(More)
The goal of this study was to obtain models that described the relation between the anaesthetic drug infusions (propofol) and an electroencephalogram (EEG) derived index (Cerebral State Index -CSI) during general anaesthesia in dogs. The first phase integrated the adaptation of hardware for EEG acquisition and exploration for the best electrodes position in(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the immediate improvement rate of irritative cough in patients treated with the combination of Ananas comosus extract and honey (Bromelin®) compared with the use of honey alone (placebo group). METHODS Pragmatic, double-blind, randomized, parallel-group study with children aged between 2 and 15 years, with irritative cough for at(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the association between recurrent wheezing and atopy, the Asthma Predictive Index, exposure to risk factors, and total serum IgE levels as potential factors to predict recurrent wheezing. METHODS A case-control study with infants aged 6-24 months treated at a specialized outpatient clinic from November 2011 to March 2013. Evaluations(More)
From an article published by our group by Medeiros et al, we discuss and review the literature on the role of serum specific anti-ascaris IgE in patients with respiratory allergies living in countries where helminthic infestations are common. Medeiros et al conducted a study using 101 patients aged 12 to 21 years with respiratory allergy. Median IgE level(More)
INTRODUCTION The prevalence of tuberculosis in developing countries, such as Brazil, remains high with important morbidity and mortality rates among children. Neurological complications are frequent and tuberculous meningo-encephalitis (TBM) is the most dreaded of them in infancy. CASE REPORT Our case involves a 7-year-old white female patient who was(More)
INTRODUCTION It is necessary to differentiate neurological evaluation in the different stages of development, which include the premature newborn infant (PNI), the full term newborn, the unweaned baby, the child and the teenager. Several studies have shown the importance of using the corrected age when exploring the psychomotor development of premature(More)
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