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Definition, assessment and treatment of wheezing disorders in preschool children: an evidence-based approach
There is poor agreement on definitions of different phenotypes of preschool wheezing disorders. The present Task Force proposes to use the terms episodic (viral) wheeze to describe children whoExpand
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Epidemiology and clinical features of Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection in children.
Mycoplasma pneumoniae (MP) is, considered to affect rarely children less than 5 yrs of age. This study was performed to describe the epidemiology and the clinical features of MP lower respiratoryExpand
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Dissociation between airway inflammation and airway hyperresponsiveness in allergic asthma.
In asthma, the acute increment of airway responsiveness caused by exposure to allergen is associated with influx of eosinophils into the airways. The relationship between chronic airwayExpand
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Inter-society consensus document on treatment and prevention of bronchiolitis in newborns and infants
Acute bronchiolitis is the leading cause of lower respiratory tract infection and hospitalization in children less than 1 year of age worldwide. It is usually a mild disease, but some children mayExpand
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Prevalence of respiratory syncytial virus infection in Italian infants hospitalized for acute lower respiratory tract infections, and association between respiratory syncytial virus infection risk
This study was designed to collect data on the prevalence of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection in Italy in infants hospitalized for lower respiratory tract infections, and to evaluate whichExpand
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Nutritional and prognostic correlates of bioimpedance indexes in hemodialysis patients.
We carried out a cross sectional and longitudinal study to assess whether bioimpedance indexes (resistance, Rz; reactance, Xc; phase angle, PA) reflect the nutritional status of hemodialysis (HD)Expand
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Infantile respiratory syncytial virus and human rhinovirus infections: respective role in inception and persistence of wheezing
There is evidence that respiratory viruses play a key role in the development and exacerbation of obstructive respiratory diseases in children. This review attempts to juxtapose the separate profilesExpand
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Human bronchial fibroblasts exhibit a mesenchymal stem cell phenotype and multilineage differentiating potentialities
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are multipotent cells able to differentiate along different pathways including chondrogenic, osteogenic and adipogenic lineages. MSCs with a fibroblast-like morphologyExpand
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Safety of inhaled corticosteroids: room for improvement.
Inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) are the standard of care in asthma and are widely used in the treatment of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. High-dose regimens and long-term use ofExpand
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Risk factors for severe RSV-induced lower respiratory tract infection over four consecutive epidemics
Variability in severity among different respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) seasons may influence hospital admission rates for RSV-induced lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) in young children.Expand
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