Franca Martini

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BACKGROUND Guideline recommendations for COPD management are only partially applied within primary care clinical practice. OBJECTIVE To compare the COPD management by Italian general practitioners (GPs) according to either the old GOLD (oGOLD) or the new GOLD (nGOLD) guidelines. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Observational study in different Italian areas.(More)
BACKGROUND General practitioners (GPs) are the healthcare professionals to whom patients with rhinitis firstly refer for their symptoms. OBJECTIVE In the present study, we assessed drug prescriptions for allergic rhinitis (AR) and evaluated prescriptive adherence to ARIA treatment guidelines. METHODS Data on 1379 AR patients were collected by 107(More)
OBJECTIVE Asthma is a disease with elevated prevalence within the general population. Although general practitioners (GPs) are among the first health-care professionals to whom patients refer for their symptoms, there are few evaluations of this disease based on data provided by the GPs. The aim of this observational study is to assess the impact of asthma(More)
BACKGROUND Few epidemiological surveys on general population samples estimated changes in prevalence of respiratory symptoms/diseases over a long time interval; our study aims to quantify the temporal changes in the prevalence rates of asthma, allergic rhinitis and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) after 25 years from baseline. METHODS A(More)
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