Héctor Ariel Badellino

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RATIONALE Evidence-based medicine represents the effort to highlight the best intervention for patients, clinicians, and policy makers, each from their respective viewpoint, to solve a particular health condition. According to a recently diffused grading system of evidence and recommendations for medical interventions, efficacy and safety represent 2 of the(More)
Childhood asthma is a widespread health problem because of its epidemic prevalence, as asthma affects more than 300 million people worldwide. Results from cross-sectional and cohort studies show that asthma starts in childhood in a large proportion of cases. A proper diagnosis is easier to make in adults and school-age children, as permanent changes in lung(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Registries are useful to discover the applicability of data generated from randomized clinical trials (RCTs) into daily practice, and to search for real-life data usually not covered by them. RECENT FINDINGS In allergy, registry research brought clues to important epidemiological and clinical problems hardly accessible with other(More)
Background: Our investigation aimed to visualize the 3-D spatial distribution of nasal cavity mucosal swelling under levocetirizine prophylactic treatment on exposure to allergens. This study made use of standard rhinologic diagnostics such as rhinomanometry and acoustic rhinometry, as well as 24 hours rhinometry and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).(More)
ISMAR is an international, multicenter, non-interventional and cross-sectional study conducted in adults and children ($6 years) with physicians diagnosed AR from 11 countries Arab Emi-rates). Doctors from 4 specialties were required in each country: (i) GPs/ Family doctors/internists, (ii) pediatricians, (iii) allergologists/pulmonolo-gists, and (iv) ENT.(More)
Background: Churg-Strauss Syndrome (CCS) is a rare systemic necrotizing small vessel vasculitis associated with bronchial asthma, peripheral blood eosinophilia and eosinophilic lung infiltration. Skin changes compatible with vasculitis are present in about 75% of patients. Previous reports suggest that patients with CSS can be treated with anti-IgE(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known about differential effects of antibiotic use on allergic diseases in rural versus urban environments. OBJECTIVE To examine whether area of residence in the first year of life modifies the relation between antibiotic use in early life and allergic diseases during childhood. METHODS Cross-sectional study of allergic diseases in(More)
BACKGROUND Wheezing is a very common respiratory symptom in infants. The prevalence of wheezing in infants, conducted in developed countries shows prevalence rates ranging between 20% and 30%. However, we do not know the risk factors in our population of wheezing infants. METHODS A standardised written questionnaire (WQ-P1-EISL) in infants between 12 and(More)
BACKGROUND Asthma and/or allergic rhinitis have been associated with sleep disorders. The aim of this study was to evaluate sleep disorders in Latin-American children (4-10 years) from nine countries, with persistent asthma (A) and/or allergic rhinitis (AR) and in normal controls (C). METHODS Parents from 454 C children and 700 A and/or AR children(More)