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In France, an annual seasonal influenza vaccination has been recommended since 2000 for patients suffering from chronic respiratory diseases, including asthma. Each year, a free influenza vaccination voucher is sent by the French Public Health Insurance authorities to patients with chronic respiratory disease, including severe asthma. In November 2006, this(More)
In France, annual seasonal influenza vaccination has been recommended since 2000 for patients suffering from chronic respiratory diseases, including asthma. Since 1988, each year from September to December, a free influenza vaccination voucher is sent by the French Public Health Insurance authorities to patients with chronic respiratory disease, including(More)
Healthcare disparities in rural areas contribute to poor health outcomes, but health outcomes are also affected by social determinants of health and lifestyle behaviors. There is a compelling need to promote physical, mental, and financial health through community-based programs that lead to behavior change. The objective of this article is to disseminate(More)
UNLABELLED Asthma is one of the most frequent disease in childhood. The objectives of this survey were to study asthma and asthma related symptoms epidemiology in preschool children and to analyse their medical management. METHODS A cross-sectional survey was conducted in 1998 in Alsace-France by school doctors, on a randomized sample of 2,765 pupils(More)
Tracheomalacia (TM) or bronchomalacia (BM) refers to softness or weakness of the trachea or the bronchi. Its management is not evidenced-based. Conservative therapy is preferred in milder cases, since the outcome is usually favourable within the first 2 years of life. The clinical utility of non-specific treatments (anti-inflammatory agents,(More)
A series of 27 children (mean age: 12 yrs, 5 mos.) presenting with thoracic sarcoidosis is reported. This series, collected from 1961 to 1988 shows the rarity of the disease at that age. However the low rate of asymptomatic forms (22%) suggests that the frequency of the disease is underestimated, as it is not diagnosed. The histological proof is necessary(More)
An epidemiological study on opiate use among young men undergoing examination for army draft was carried out in 1980 and 1982. The following six cities and surrounding provinces were selected for the study: Bologna, Florence, Genoa, Milan, Rome and Turin. There were 15,266 respondents in 1980 and 15,874 in 1982. For each respondent, a urine sample was(More)
INTRODUCTION Fibreoptic bronchoscopy (FB) is an important diagnostic examination in paediatric pulmonology. In 2002 the Paediatric Pulmonology and Allergy Club undertook a retrospective study to establish the current status of fibreoptic bronchoscopy among its members. METHODS In 2001 sixty five paediatric pulmonologists carried out an average of 116(More)
There is a wide range of indications for therapeutic bronchoscopy in children today: foreign body removal, bronchoaspiration, endoscopy-assisted tracheal intubation, selective intubation and airway management during thoracic surgery or in children undergoing mechanical ventilation. Some adult-derived methods may find potential indications in pediatric(More)
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