Maria Cristina Neri

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BACKGROUND Only a few studies have evaluated microvascular changes and proangiogenetic mediators in the bronchial mucosa of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and the results have been discordant. Furthermore, the role of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) in COPD has not been extensively studied. A study was undertaken to evaluate(More)
This study aimed to investigate the relationship between skeletal muscle, fibre type composition, functional respiratory impairment and exercise tolerance in patients with moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). A group of 22 COPD patients and 10 healthy control subjects were studied. In COPD patients, vital capacity (VC) and forced(More)
Asthma represents a growing public health problem and the cost of asthma has been rising in many countries. The aim of this study was to estimate the direct and indirect cost of asthma among adult patients in Italy, and to assess the relationship between healthcare resource use and asthma severity according to the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA)(More)
Lelieve, and the many infants and their parents who participated in this study of TVSS. Vision is the primary perceptual mode for discovering and understanding the environment and adapting to changes in the environment. The lack of visual information constitutes a risk for the development of the personality, interactions with the social and physical(More)
Due to the lack of information on this topic, the Educational Group of the Italian Association of Hospital Pneumologists performed an open, multicentre, observational survey to evaluate home nebulizer practices in Italy. From May-December 1999, all patients attending one of the 27 participating chest clinics throughout Italy and who were or had been using a(More)
Asthma is an important cause of chronic morbidity and a crucial health problem among children and adults worldwide, with high prevalence rates particularly in many developed countries. 1 2 Increasing morbidity, hospital admission rates, use of medical services, drug use and, in some countries, increasing mortality rates have been reported. 3 However,(More)
BACKGROUND According to Rome criteria, chronic constipation (CC) includes functional constipation (FC) and irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C). Some patients do not meet these criteria (No Rome Constipation, NRC). The aim of the study was is to evaluate the various clinical presentation and management of FC, IBS-C and NRC in Italy. METHODS(More)
The authors subjected 66 patients suffering from COBP with chronic respiratory insufficiency (22 with EGA values within standard limits, 44 with irregular PO2 and PCO2 values) to an electroencephalography with BEAM (brain electrical activity mapping). In the absence of clinically noticeable symptoms or neurologic signs of central type, more than 65% of the(More)
BACKGROUND New approaches to cope with clinical and psychosocial aspects of type 2 diabetes (T2DM) are needed; gender influences the complex interplay between clinical and non-clinical factors. We used data from the BENCH-D study to assess gender-differences in terms of clinical and person-centered measures in T2DM. METHODS Clinical quality of care(More)
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