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Length, height, weight and mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) were measured in 4320 children aged between 0 and 59 months, and their socio-economic status was assessed, in 31 villages in Southwest Uganda during March-April 1988. A follow-up survey assessed the mortality of the children during the 12 months following anthropometry. Mortality rates were(More)
We investigated the relationship between the International Prognostic Scoring System of the International Working Group for Myelofibrosis Research and Treatment and the European Consensus on grading of bone marrow fibrosis (MF) in patients with primary myelofibrosis. We compared them in 196 consecutive primary myelofibrosis patients (median follow-up 45.7(More)
This paper describes the growth of weight, height and arm circumference (MUAC) in children aged under 5 years and living in the south-west area of Uganda. The survey was carried out in 1988 and was based on a random sample of 31 villages of the Mbarara district. A total of 4320 children were measured by a team of 20 trained assessors. From these children a(More)
The Italian standards of birth weight have been computed using information routinely collected by the Italian Central Institute of Statistics on about 1,200,000 births in the period 1984-1985. Individual records include data on birth weight and main fetal and maternal characteristics and delivery modalities. The crude and smoothed 5th, 10th, 50th, 90th and(More)
UNLABELLED The effect of combined vitamin C and E supplementation during pregnancy on the prevention of preeclampsia and major adverse infant outcomes has been reviewed. We searched MEDLINE and the Central Library of Controlled Trials of the Cochrane Library through August 2006 for relevant clinical trials. Interstudy heterogeneity was evaluated using the(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Measurement of health related quality of life (HRQoL) is a new tool to evaluate patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The aims of this study were to verify reliability and responsiveness of a disease-specific questionnaire [Italian Questionnaire on Quality of Life (IQQoL)], and to assess the relationship between clinical and(More)
The International Headache Society (IHS) classification system (1988) was developed primarily for headache disorders in adults and its validity for paediatric age is currently under discussion; in 1995 Seshia et al. proposed a revision of the criteria for migraine without aura to make diagnostic criteria more applicable to children. The purposes of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether maternal smoking during pregnancy causes impairment in growth after birth. DESIGN Longitudinal study. SETTING Six medical university centres of six towns of north, central, and south Italy. SUBJECTS 12,987 babies (10,238 born from non-smoking mothers, 2276 from mothers smoking one to nine cigarettes a day, and 473 from(More)