Food allergy has an increasing prevalence in the general population and in Italy concerns 8 % of people with allergies. The spectrum of its clinical manifestations ranges from mild symptoms up to potentially fatal anaphylactic shock. A number of patients can be diagnosed easily by the use of first- and second-level procedures (history, skin tests and… (More)
BACKGROUND Neurocognitive and social cognitive impairments represent important treatment targets in schizophrenia, as they are significant predictors of functional outcome. Different rehabilitative interventions have recently been developed, addressing both cognitive and psychosocial domains. Although promising, results are still heterogeneous and… (More)
BACKGROUND A Metacognitive Training for Schizophrenia patients (MCT) was developed to target the cognitive biases that characterize the illness. Results suggest positive MCT effects encompassing several aspects of psychopathology and subjective well-being. There are still open questions concerning the effect on different cognitive biases and the interplay… (More)
BACKGROUND Venom immunotherapy (VIT) is an effective treatment for subjects with systemic allergic reactions (SR) to Hymenoptera stings, however there are few studies concerning the relevance of the venom specific IgE changes to decide about VIT cessation. We assessed IgE changes during a 5-year VIT, in patients stung and protected within the first 3 years… (More)
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1186/s12948-015-0033-9.].
Infections caused by various microbes may induce immuno-deficiency and allergies. Methods: Clinical and laboratory tests were conducted on 579 potentially healthy people (172 women and 407 men, between 25 and 30 years), performed twice: in a diagnosis and after 6 to 12 months. Lymphocytes and NK cells from peripheral blood were assessed using cytometry. G,… (More)
Tomato hypersensitivity in peach allergic patients: rPru p3 and rPru p1 positivity is predictive of the symptom severity