Alfredo Macaluso

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The objective of this study was to analyse interventions for the prevention of overweight and obesity in children under 5 years of age. We carried out a systematic review focusing exclusively on randomized controlled trials (RCTs). Data sources include Medline, Cochrane Library, EMBASE, CINHAL, PsychInfo and Web of Science. Data were extracted from(More)
OBJECTIVE:A defect of gastrointestinal barrier function is considered to represent an important step in the pathogenesis of Crohn's disease (CD) but the mechanisms leading to an increased intestinal permeability (IP) are poorly understood. Since IP is influenced by pro-inflammatory mediators, it seems likely that a genetically determined abnormal immune(More)
The clinical records of 87 children with bacterial meningitis treated with antibiotics (group 1) and of 92 treated with antibiotics plus dexamethasone (group 2), admitted to the Instituto Materno Infantil de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil over 2 consecutive years (1991 and 1992), were analysed. There were no significant differences between treatment groups(More)
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