Giuseppe Poletti

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BACKGROUND Asthma exacerbation is the most common cause of hospital admission in children. A study was undertaken to investigate the importance of allergen exposure in sensitised individuals in combination with viral infections and other potentially modifiable risk factors precipitating asthma hospital admission in children. METHODS Eighty four children(More)
A cross-sectional study was carried out to analyse, through a limited number of fitness tests, the main conditioning and coordinative abilities in children aged 8-9 years, and their relationship with gender, anthropometric variables and physical activity habits. The height and weight of 256 boys and 241 girls were measured and information about physical(More)
In a phase II study we evaluated the effect and toxicity of a new alkylating agent, PTT-119, in 26 patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphomas (NHL) resistant to or relapsed alter other chemotherapy. PTT was scheduled by ascalating the dose from 2.0 to 3.3 mg/kg every 3 weeks. Among 21 evaluable patients with NHL, 12 (57%) showed a good response (CR+PR) to(More)
AIMS To investigate the relation between parentally reported wheeze (unconfirmed), physician confirmed wheeze, and subsequent lung function. METHODS Children at risk of allergic disease (one parent atopic) were recruited antenatally and followed prospectively from birth. During the first three years of life parents were asked to contact the study team if(More)
In order to test the effects of chronic lithium (Li) administration on learning and memory, 21 day old rats were subjected to different degrees of environmental stimulation (enriched condition, EC and impoverished condition, IC) with and without Li for 144 days. Li was administered with food (2.18 mEq/Kg weight/day). Average plasma Li concentration at the(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the status of mental health research in 30 Latin American and Caribbean countries (LAC). METHOD Medline and PsycInfo databases were searched to identify the LAC authors. Their publications were classified according to the topic, type of research and target population studied. Scientific indicators of these countries were assessed in(More)
Mast cell leukemia (MCL) is a very rare form of systemic mastocytosis (SM) with a short median survival of 6 months. We describe a case of a 65-year-old woman with aleukaemic variant of MCL with a very high serum total tryptase level of 2255 μg/L at diagnosis, which occurred following an episode of hypotensive shock. She fulfilled the diagnostic criteria of(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare hospital mortality in a cardiac surgery unit with external data and to assess changes in time (patients undergoing surgery in two different periods). MATERIALS AND METHODS Data on risk factors for hospital mortality were collected from clinical records (retrospectively for the first period and prospectively for the second) for all(More)
The results are reported of a systematic research conducted on 684 patients subjected to radiological examinations for the purpose of identifying the three pathologies that constitute Saint's triad in an attempt to contribute to the assessment of its real incidence. The investigation revealed 7 cases of Saint's triad (1.02%) and 86 cases of bifocal(More)