Héctor Ariel Badellino

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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)
RATIONALE Little is known about residence in a rural or farming environment and allergic diseases in Latin America. METHODS Cross-sectional study of rural residence and current wheeze, current asthma and current symptoms of allergic rhino-conjunctivitis in 1,804 adolescents (ages 13-14 years) attending 31 schools in urban and rural areas of San Francisco(More)
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)
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: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic progressive multifactorial disease with limited treatment options. Aim: To evaluate the efficacy of glycosides based standardized fenugreek seed extract (SFSE-G) on behavioral, biochemical, molecular and ultrastructural changes in bleomycin (BLM) induced pulmonary fibrosis in the laboratory rats.(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)
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)
cross-sectional study conducted in adults and children ($6 years) with physicians-diagnosed AR from 11 countries (Egypt, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Iran, Venezuela, Argentina, Israel, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates). Doctors from 4 specialties were required in each country: (i) GPs/ Family doctors/internists, (ii) pediatricians, (iii)(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)
1Universidad Federal de São Paulo. São Paulo, Brasil 2Universidad Federal do Pampa. Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil 3Hospital Nacional de Itauguá, Departamento de Alergia e Inmunología Clínica. Asunción, Paraguay 4Fundación Libra. Buenos Aires, Argentina 5Centro Médico Docente La Trinidad, Departamento de Alergia e Inmunología Clínica. Caracas, Venezuela(More)