Elisa Bevilacqua

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BACKGROUND Preterm birth causes infant morbidity and mortality. A single course of antenatal corticosteroids (ACS) should be considered routine for preterm delivery. Benefits of therapy before 34 weeks' gestation have been established for infants born between 24 h and 7 days after treatment. It is still unclear whether multiple courses (MC) of ACS should be(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether the diurnal fluctuation of salivary cortisol and its overall diurnal secretion are associated with the length of gestation in patients who were admitted to the hospital with an assigned diagnosis of possible preterm labor (PL) at a gestational age of 28-33 weeks. METHODS In 22 patients, maternal(More)
Plasma viscosity, fibrinogen, haematocrit and beta-thromboglobulin were assessed on venous blood samples taken within 24 hours of admission from 20 consecutive male hypertensive patients with unstable angina and 20 male hypertensive patients with stable angina, matched for clinical variables. Besides, all patients underwent automated indirect blood pressure(More)
Fetal mediastinal masses are rare congenital formations that could complicate pregnancy. They are usually discovered as space occupying lesions in the fetal chest during routine ultrasound scan. The most important prognostic factors of mediastinal masses are mass location, compressing effect causing pulmonary hypoplasia and/or heart failure, and the(More)
BACKGROUND It is difficult to find a causal relationship between exposure to Alternaria spores and the development of asthma symptoms in sensitized individuals due to the complexity of clinical situations in which positive diagnostic tests are often found. OBJECTIVE To analyse the diagnostic efficiency of skin testing (ST) and serum-specific IgE to(More)
In this paper we outline the importance or the histamine in the genesis of cardiac arrhythmias. Such an event can verify not only in patients with allergic diseases especially versus specific substances (antibiotics and anesthetics), but also after endoscopy of surgery which make free a large amount of histamine. For this reason, we outline the possible(More)