Emanuela De Marco

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BACKGROUND We wondered whether short-term coseasonal sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) can reduce the development of asthma in children with hay fever in an open randomized study. OBJECTIVE We sought to determine whether SLIT is as effective as subcutaneous immunotherapy in reducing hay fever symptoms and the development of asthma in children with hay(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the study was to evaluate the prevalence of torquetenovirus (TTV) infection in a group of children with recurrent lower respiratory tract infections and radiologic evidence of bronchiectasis. Correlations between TTV loads and severity of bronchiectasis and between TTV loads and lung function were evaluated. METHODS In 38 subjects,(More)
Children with bronchopneumonia have considerably higher Torque tenovirus (TTV) loads than do children with milder acute respiratory diseases (ARDs). Moreover, in children with ARDs, high TTV loads correlate with low percentages of circulating CD3+ and CD4+ T cells and with elevated percentages of B cells, suggesting that TTV might be immunomodulatory. Here,(More)
Myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) is characterized by both a premature appearance of age-related phenotypes and multiple organ involvement, which affects skeletal and smooth muscle as well as the eye, heart, central nervous system, and endocrine system. Although erectile dysfunction (ED) is a frequent complaint in patients with DM1, it has not been(More)
We report the case of a patient diagnosed as having cluster-tic syndrome as the initial manifestation of multiple sclerosis (MS). The patient's headache bouts improved after treatment with antiepileptic drugs, steroids, and beta-interferon. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans showed a pontine demyelinating lesion involving the area of the trigeminal root(More)
We report a 4 yr follow up study of seven asthmatic children with chronic persistent asthma, high-residual volume and low-density areas at high-resolution computerized tomography after treatment with salmeterol and fluticasone. Improvement of lung function with disappearance of low-density areas in six patients after treatment with fluticasone and(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study is aimed at giving a further demonstration that the disorder in human heart rate variability is characterized by a circadian periodicity. Such an evidence has been provided by estimating the alpha exponent of the Lévy's stable distribution approximated to the histogram of the differences between the durations of two adjacent(More)
This investigation deals with the circadian rhythm (CR) of hunger sensation (HS) in obese patients before and after a four-week, moderately hypocaloric diet with a substitutive meal. The study was performed on 25 non-diabetic obese patients (5 males and 20 females, mean age: 39.7 +/- 7, mean BMI: 27.9 1.4 Kg/m2), whose obesity was not associated with(More)
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