Gianluca Diddi

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Prevalence of childhood overweight and obesity have dramatically increased worldwide in the last decades. Overweight and obesity are the result of a complex interaction between genetic and environmental factors. The aim of our longitudinal study was to assess the prevalence of overweight and obesity in a population of Italian schoolchildren followed for 2(More)
Complementary and alternative drugs (CADs) are widely used in preoperative patients and may lead to potential interactions and adverse reactions. The aim of our study is to evaluate the prevalence and the predictors of CADs use among preoperative patients using data from an Italian survey. This cross-sectional study, which enrolled 478 patients (response(More)
BACKGROUND This study evaluated the diagnostic performance of the atopy patch test (APT) compared with skin prick testing (SPT) and in vitro IgE measurement in a large group of patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) with or without respiratory symptoms (RS). METHODS The study included 521 patients (292 males, 229 females; age, 0.5-18 years; median age, 6(More)
The purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence of abnormal blood pressure in a population of school children during a 3-year follow-up period and its relationship with obesity. Anthropometric and blood pressure data were collected from a population of Italian school children during three consecutive years. During each year blood pressure(More)
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