Carlos Antônio Riedi

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OBJECTIVE We sought to assess changes in the prevalence of asthma and other allergic diseases in schoolchildren of Curitiba between 1995 and 2001. METHODS Schoolchildren (aged 13-14) were evaluated by a self-reported written questionnaire of ISAAC protocol for symptoms of asthma and allergic diseases. The diagnoses of asthma, rhinoconjunctivitis and(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess bacterial colonization prospectively in patients with cystic fibrosis identified by neonatal screening. To assess susceptibility to antimicrobials and to perform the molecular typing of Staphylococcus aureus strains isolated from the oropharynx of patients during the study. METHODS Twenty-five cystic fibrosis patients receiving(More)
OBJECTIVES To present and analyze the results of the National Neonatal Cystic Fibrosis Screening Program in Paraná, 30 months after its implementation. METHODS This is a descriptive study, with an analysis of the data from the screening of around 98% of all neonates in the period from September 2001 to April 2004, undertaken at the Neonatal Screening(More)
Cystic fibrosis (CF) patients with Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc) pulmonary infections have high morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to compare different methods for identification of Bcc species isolated from paediatric CF patients. Oropharyngeal swabs from children with CF were used to obtain isolates of Bcc samples to evaluate six(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the efficacy of a single dose of inhaled budesonide as compared to oral prednisone in patients with acute asthma. METHODS Randomized double-blind, double-dummy and placebo-controlled clinical trial. Forty-nine children aged 2 to 7 years with acute asthma were randomized in three groups after receiving nebulized salbutamol (0.15(More)
The predisposition of patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) for recurrent pulmonary infections can result in poor prognosis of the disease. Although the clinical significance in CF of micro-organisms, such as Staphylococcus aureus, Haemophilus influenzae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, is well established, the implication of uncommon glucose non-fermenting(More)
OBJECTIVE To report the results of a workshop regarding asthma management programs and centers (AMPCs) in Brazil, so that they can be used as a tool for the improvement and advancement of current and future AMPCs. METHODS The workshop consisted of five presentations and the corresponding group discussions. The working groups discussed the following(More)