Mihaela Farcău

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The relationship of gastroesophageal reflux disease and asthma is controversial. This study was performed to assess the prevalence of pathologic gastroesophageal reflux and its effect on pulmonary function tests in asthmatic children. The following study protocol was performed in a group of asthmatic children (n = 34, 22 male, age range: 2, 5-17 years):(More)
Some studies showed increased levels of leukotrienes in the nasopharyngeal secretions in children with wheezing secondary to viral infections, leading to therapeutical attempts with leukotriene receptor inhibitors in infants and small children with recurrent wheezing. This is a double blind randomized study for evaluating the efficacy of montelukast in(More)
There is an increased interest within literature regarding the relationship between gastro-esophageal reflux disease and asthma. The study was performed to assess the efficiency of antireflux therapy in asthmatic children. In a group of asthmatic children (n = 34, 22 male, age range: 2, 5-17 years) the pulmonary function tests were made by means of(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence of asthma is increasing in developed countries during the past decade. In Romania there are few studies on asthma epidemiology and no data on the trend of the prevalence. AIMS The authors investigate the prevalence of asthma and associated symptoms in children and evaluate the trend of prevalence 5 years apart. METHODS We used(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence of asthma and allergy has increased during recent decades. OBJECTIVE We investigate the prevalence of asthma and other allergic diseases in children aged 13-14 years and we evaluate the trend of prevalence after an interval of 6 years. MATERIAL AND METHODS We used a core questionnaire designed by the International Study of(More)
The authors study, by calcanean ultrasonographic method, the effects of inhaled steroids, administered for long term, on the bone status, in children with persistent asthma. The study group consisted in 33 children with persistent asthma, treated for 12 months with low or moderate doses of either beclomethasone dipropionate or fluticasone propionate. In all(More)
UNLABELLED The AIM of the study was to validate some of the imaging criteria for voiding dysfunction in children. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study included a number of 55 children with voiding dysfunction symptoms. They were investigated clinically as well as through imaging techniques: renourinary ultrasound, voiding cystourethrography and cystometry. (More)
INTRODUCTION Studies have demonstrated growth suppressive effects in case of use of inhaled corticosteroids therapy. OBJECTIVE To assess growth velocity during 12 months of inhaled corticosteroids therapy in children with persistent asthma. METHODS Measurements of height were performed in the study group including 109 children with mild and moderately(More)
Hyperimmunoglobulin D syndrome due to mevalonate kinase deficiency is a rare autoinflammatory disease with digestive tract involvement. We report an 11-year female child who has presented since the age of 1 year, bouts of fever, rash, joint swelling, pulmonary consolidation, lymph node involvement and hepatosplenomegaly. Hyperimmunglobulin D and increased(More)
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