Fabio Albano

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OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy of five probiotic preparations recommended to parents in the treatment of acute diarrhoea in children. Design Randomised controlled clinical trial in collaboration with family paediatricians over 12 months. SETTING Primary care. PARTICIPANTS Children aged 3-36 months visiting a family paediatrician for acute diarrhoea.(More)
*Alfredo Guarino (Coordinator), Fabio Albano, yShai Ashkenazi, zDominique Gendrel, §J. Hans Hoekstra, jjRaanan Shamir, and Hania Szajewska: The ESPGHAN/ESPID Evidence-Based Guidelines for the Management of Acute Gastroenteritis in Children in Europe Expert Working Group Department of Pediatrics, University of Naples Federico II, Italy, {Schneider Children’s(More)
AIM To investigate rates and determinants of adherence to antiretroviral therapy in Italian children infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). METHODS An observational, cross-sectional multicentre study was performed through a structured interview with the caregivers of HIV-infected children. The interview included quantitative information on(More)
Antiemetics are not included for treatment of vomiting associated with acute gastroenteritis (AGE) in children by standard guidelines. We performed a survey to determine antiemetic prescribing rates by Italian pediatricians. A structured questionnaire was distributed at a pediatric national conference. The majority of responders reported prescribing(More)
OBJECTIVE Preliminary evidence has been reported on the antirotavirus effect of human serum immunoglobulin administered orally. The aim was to see whether such treatment might be effective in rotavirus acute gastroenteritis. METHODS A prospective, double-blind, placebo-controlled study was performed. Ninety-eight children admitted with acute(More)
Ubiquitous computing has a number of compelling applications ranging from biomedical sensing to environmental monitoring. These computing systems require low cost sensor nodes with volumes <1mm and lifetimes on the order of months or years. We advocate the use of aggressively scaled supply voltages in such applications to maximize energy efficiency. This(More)
BACKGROUND Oral administration of live Lactobacillus casei strain GG is associated with the reduction of duration of diarrhea in children admitted to the hospital because of diarrhea. The purposes of this work were to investigate the clinical efficacy of oral administration of Lactobacillus in children with mild diarrhea who were observed as outpatients,(More)
The effectiveness of maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein, unconjugated oestriol, and human chorionic gonadotrophin in screening for Down's syndrome (DS) was evaluated on 840 women who underwent amniocentesis for fetal karyotype on account of their age. The risk of a DS pregnancy was established using the method of Wald et al. (1988b), which combines the(More)