Paola Bergomi

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The Stanford Health Assessment Questionnaire developed by Singh et al. to measure functional status in children with chronic arthritis (CHAQ) was translated into Italian (I-CHAQ), with minor modifications to obtain cross-cultural equivalence. This version was evaluated in a series of 96 patients with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA), both males and(More)
BACKGROUND Surgical stress affects the autonomic nervous system by increasing sympathetic outflow. One method of monitoring sympathetic activity is pulse photoplethysmographic analysis. From this two indices can be derived - autonomic nervous system state (ANSS) and ANSS index (ANSSi). It has recently been claimed that these indices can be used to measure(More)
BACKGROUND Severe imported Plasmodium falciparum malaria is a potentially life-threatening disease with a reported mortality rate of 5-10% when patients are admitted to the Intensive Care Unit. METHODS To retrospectively review the clinical aspects, the value of severity predictive scores and the management of patients with severe P. falciparum malaria(More)
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