Annachiara Azzali

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Chronic Lung Disease (CLD) remains a major complication of prematurity, and barovolutrauma is thought to be one of the most important predisposing factors. In view of reducing the damage due to variability of tidal volume (Vt), we studied the application of the new option of volume guarantee (VG). We analyzed ventilatory data of 25 preterm infants with(More)
BACKGROUND Asthma is a pathology characterized by chronic inflammation and remodeling of the airways. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effect of montelukast treatment on markers of airway inflammation and remodeling in children with mild asthma and to evaluate if the administration of montelukast to children with mild asthma could inhibit the release of matrix(More)
BACKGROUND Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are pathogens that commonly affect the paediatric population and its most frequent manifestation is a cervicofacial lymphadenopathy. With the improvement of technologies, new species have been recently identified. CASE PRESENTATION We report the first case of NMT lymphadenitis in a child caused by Mycobacterium(More)
Lung debris in respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) and meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS) contribute to deteriorate pulmonary function. Surfactant lavage, also with minimal quantity of diluted surfactant, is an effective method for treatment of severe MAS and seems to be useful also in course of RDS evolving to chronic lung disease (CLD), by improving lung(More)
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