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OBJECTIVE to evaluate the relative impact of reported symptoms, school absenteeism, hospital admission, medical visits, and the presence of emotional and behavioral disorders on the health-related quality of life (HRQL) of low income asthmatic adolescents. METHODS Asthmatic adolescents were randomly selected among public schools in Belo Horizonte/MG,(More)
BACKGROUND Poor asthma control is associated to high morbidity. The objective of this study was to assess the association between adherence rates to beclomethasone dipropionate (BDP) and the degree of asthma control. METHODS A cohort concurrent study was carried out for 12 months with 122 asthmatic patients, aged 3-12 years, randomly selected in a(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the correlation between nasal inspiratory peak flow (NIPF) and clinical scoring in patients with allergic rhinitis (AR). METHODS A concurrent cohort study was carried out with 52 randomly selected patients aged six to 16 with moderate and severe persistent allergic rhinitis, and followed up for eight weeks. Measurements of NIPF and(More)
Allergic rhinitis (AR) and asthma coexist frequently and a dual treatment is recommended by prescribing topical nasal plus oral inhaled corticosteroids. The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy of a nasally inhaled corticosteroid aiming at concomitant control of AR and asthma. A controlled trial was conducted among 60 patients with AR and(More)
OBJECTIVE To review the literature about hydrofluoroalkane as a propellent of pressurized metered-dose inhalers containing anti-asthma drugs. SOURCES OF DATA Bibliographic search in electronic databases (MEDLINE, MDConsult, HighWire, Medscape and LILACS) and direct search referring to the past 15 years, using the key words hydrofluoroalkane, asthma and(More)
BACKGROUND Respiratory muscle strength is influenced by aging. OBJECTIVES To assess, in a healthy elderly population, the influence of physical activity and functional performance on the pulmonary function parameters, on respiratory muscle strength and on coughing. METHODS Observation study that sixty one elderly with age equal or more than 60 years(More)
This study was a review of the literature on the epidemiological, clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of allergic rhinitis. Bibliographic searches were based on the information contained within the Medline, Latin American and Caribbean Health Sciences Literature and HighWire databases, covering the last thirty years and using the following search(More)
OBJECTIVE There is elevated morbidity associated with asthma, particularly in developing countries, and failure to comply with inhaled corticosteroid treatment contributes to this morbidity. The objective of this study is to compare rates of compliance with beclomethasone treatment reported by parents or guardians with those measured by pharmacy dispensing(More)
This study was a review of the literature on the epidemiological, clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of allergic rhinitis. Bibliographic searches were based on the information contained within the Medline, Latin American and Caribbean Health Sciences Literature and HighWire databases, covering the last thirty years and using the following search(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the use and determine the prevalence of off-label and unlicensed drug use prescribing in a pediatric intensive care unit in a Southeastern Brazilian hospital METHODS Cross-sectional study of inpatients in a pediatric intensive care unit from May 2008 through January 2009. The classification according to the Brazilian regulatory(More)