Alexandra Visentin

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Pituitary adenomas in childhood and adolescence constitute 2-6% of all operated pituitary adenomas. We report the clinical features, treatment and follow-up of 10 pediatric patients affected by pituitary adenomas. All patients underwent clinical evaluation, endocrine tests, magnetic resonance imaging and visual field assessment. Follow-up ranged from 8 to(More)
BACKGROUND Epidemiological studies have shown positive associations between particulate matter (PM) air pollution and short-term mortality and morbidity for asthma. The hypothesis that lung inflammation is responsible for these effects has been tested in panel and controlled exposure studies in asthmatic adults, with inconsistent results. OBJECTIVES We(More)
We studied 29 subjects with latex-induced occupational asthma in a follow-up of 5 +/- 3 years. Initial and follow-up visits included a questionnaire and measurement of lung volumes, bronchial responsiveness to methacholine (PD20FEV1), and latex-specific serum IgE levels. At follow-up, 17 subjects were no longer exposed to latex, whereas 12 subjects had(More)
The aim of the present study was to test the effects of exposure to air pollutants on lung function. A panel of 19 adult asthmatics living in Padua (Italy) was followed for five 30-day periods during 2 yrs consecutively (1,492 morning and 1,434 evening measures analysed). Peak expiratory flow (PEF) and forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV(1)) were measured(More)
All children (6 months to 5 years of age) presenting with febrile seizures have been followed for 3-5 years. Analysis of the data of 123 children gave the following results: -in 20 cases the duration of the convulsions was longer than 20 minutes; -males were prevalent (60,2%) and characterised by a longer duration of convulsive manifestations (20,2% of(More)
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