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Exposure to foodborne and orofecal microbes versus airborne viruses in relation to atopy and allergic asthma: epidemiological study
Abstract Objective: To investigate if markers of exposure to foodborne and orofecal microbes versus airborne viruses are associated with atopy and respiratory allergies. Design: RetrospectiveExpand
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Hay fever and asthma in relation to markers of infection in the United States.
BACKGROUND The hygiene hypothesis proposes that declining exposure to infections is implicated in the rising trend of allergy and asthma. OBJECTIVE We sought to test this hypothesis by examiningExpand
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Cross sectional retrospective study of prevalence of atopy among Italian military students with antibodies against hepatitis a virus
Abstract Objective: To investigate the working hypothesis that common infections occurring early in life prevent atopy. Design: Cross sectional, retrospective study of young Italian men with resultsExpand
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Association of persistent bronchial hyperresponsiveness with beta2-adrenoceptor (ADRB2) haplotypes. A population study.
Bronchial hyperresponsiveness (BHR) is a hallmark of asthma and represents a strong risk factor for the disease. However, not all asthmatics have BHR and it can be observed in normal subjects too,Expand
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Visual prognosis after indirect traumatic optic neuropathy
Objective: To investigate a possible correlation between final visual acuity and the presence at baseline of various systemic and local (orbital/ocular) signs in patients affected by indirectExpand
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Risks of acute renal failure after cardiopulmonary bypass surgery in children: a retrospective 10-year case-control study.
To our knowledge there are no case-control studies that have examined the main risk factors for acute renal failure (ARF) following cardiopulmonary bypass surgery in children. We therefore evaluatedExpand
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Multispecific T cell response and negative HCV RNA tests during acute HCV infection are early prognostic factors of spontaneous clearance
Background/Aims: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection results in a high frequency of chronic disease. The aim of this study was to identify early prognostic markers of disease resolution by performing aExpand
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ETDRS-fast: implementing psychophysical adaptive methods to standardized visual acuity measurement with ETDRS charts.
PURPOSE To measure visual acuity (VA) on Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study (ETDRS) charts with a modified faster procedure (ETDRS-Fast), based on adaptive psychophysics methods and to assessExpand
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The importance of HCV on the burden of chronic liver disease in Italy: A multicenter prevalence study of 9,997 cases
Knowledge of the current epidemiology of chronic liver disease in Italy is mostly obsolete and fragmentary for the lack of up‐to‐date consistent data. In 2001, a 6‐month prevalence study wasExpand
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Allergy, asthma and markers of infections among Albanian migrants to Southern Italy
Background:  Studies of immigrants represent an useful tool to determine the relative relevance of environmental vs genetic factors in causing the reported rapid increase of the prevalence ofExpand
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