Ilirjana Bakalli

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Idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis is a rare disorder that can occur at any age and is characterized by the triad of hemoptysis, iron deficiency anemia and diffuse pulmonary infiltrates. The clinical course is exceedingly variable especially in children and a substantial proportion of this age group is undiagnosed. It is probably due to the fact that iron(More)
BACKGROUND This multi-country prospective study of infants aged <1 year aims to assess the frequency of influenza virus and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infections associated with hospitalizations, to describe clinical features and antibody response to infection, and to examine predictors of very severe disease requiring intensive care. (More)
Dear Editor, In the past 5 years, the number of paediatric centers that apply noninvasive ventilation (NIV) has increased significantly even though on initiation of NIV it is not always obvious which patients will benefit [1–5]. Identifying predictive factors for NIV success would help define which patients will benefit from NIV treatment whilst avoiding(More)
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