Enzo Madonini

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There is now an increasing body of evidence to support the practice of allergen-specific sublingual-swallow immunotherapy (SLIT) in the treatment of IgE-mediated respiratory allergies. Recent studies on traditional injection therapy have pointed out that this form of treatment is not only capable to decrease actual allergic symptoms, but may also have(More)
BACKGROUND Environmental pollution is a known risk factor for multiple diseases and furthermore increases rate of hospitalisations. We investigated the correlation between emergency room admissions (ERAs) of the general population for respiratory diseases and the environmental pollutant levels in Milan, a metropolis in northern Italy. METHODS We collected(More)
The role of allergen-specific immunotherapy in asthma (AIT) is still a matter of debate. Actually, many controlled clinical trials have proved efficacy and safety of AIT in asthma, and some published meta-analyses, despite some methodological weaknesses, have confirmed these findings, the most recent and convincing being a meta-analysis on injection AIT(More)
In recent years, several controlled studies have proved the efficacy and safety of sublingual specific immunotherapy, as a possible alternative to the classic subcutaneous route of administration. This alternative option has been officially confirmed by the recent WHO position paper "Allergen Immunotherapy: Therapeutic Vaccines for Allergic Diseases'".(More)
Twenty-seven patients with hay fever had a carbachol inhalation challenge both out of season and during the pollen season. Eight patients with allergic asthma were used as a control group. Only three patients (11.1%) demonstrated a value of a provocative dose causing a 20% fall in FEV1 in the asthmatic range out of pollen season, but during pollen exposure,(More)
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