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Community-acquired bacterial pneumonias generally have a good prognosis, given a good response to the antibiotic treatment applied, and complications such as pleural effusion, empyema, abscess and necrotizing pneumonia with pneumatocele formation (cavitary necrosis) are rare. Although cavitary necrosis is manifested as a severe disease, most children show(More)
Spontaneous pneumomediastinum is a rare clinical entity defined as the presence of free air in the mediastinal structures without an apparent cause such as trauma. Spontaneous pneumomediastinum is rare in children and most frequently occurs in young male patients. It usually develops after alveolar rupture and air penetration into the pulmonary interstice,(More)
BACKGROUND Eighty percent of asthmatic children develop asthma symptoms by the age of 5 years. Inhaled corticosteroids (ICS), depending on dosage, may cause linear growth reduction and adrenal gland suppression. There are few studies about linear growth of preschool children with asthma. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether there is any(More)
– Asthma is the most common chronic disease in children and adolescents. It is necessary to develop objective methods for assessment of disease activity, treatment efficacy, and prevention of attacks. Measurements of eosinophilic cationic protein (ECP) should serve as an objective indicator of allergic inflammation activity. This follow-up study included(More)
BACKGROUND Few dose ranging studies have investigated optimal dosing with inhaled corticosteroids in children with asthma. AIMS To compare the efficacy and tolerability of fluticasone propionate 100 or 200 microg twice daily in children with moderate to severe asthma for one year. METHODS One year, randomised, double blind, parallel group, multicentre(More)
The values of GH following GHRH stimulation were determined in 32 short children. Firstly, the secretion of GH was measured by two conventional tests (insulin-induced hypoglycemia and arginine tests). According to the response of GH secretion, the children were divided in two groups, the first one with short children suffering from growth hormone deficiency(More)
Using monoclonal antibodies authors determined the percentage of CD2(+)-, CD4(+)- and CD8(+)-lymphocytes in the peripheral blood of 45 asthmatic children. In 38 subjects asthma was reaginic, while in 7 it was nonreaginic. The aim of the study was to detect an abnormality which might contribute to the pathogenesis of the disease. A correlation test was done(More)
Asthma is the most prevalent chronic disorder of childhood. In a large number of cases, it can be well managed. In addition to accurate diagnosis, appropriate therapy and control of environmental factors, a good educational program is required, which has not yet received due attention. Prompted by the fact that a large number of asthmatic children and their(More)