Paraschiva Cherecheş-Panţa

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Objective:To evaluate the reliability of salivary levels of theophylline in monitoring therapy of apnoea of prematurity.Study Design:Aminophylline was administered intravenously in 13 infants with apnoea, in a loading dose of 5 mg/kg and maintenance dose of 3 mg/kg, every 8 h. The patients were divided into two groups according to their postconceptional age(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 Induced sputum in children with bronchial asthma represents a non-invasive method of bronchial inflammation assessment. The main objective of our study was to analyze the cellularity of sputum in patients with bronchial asthma according to the level of disease control and the controlling therapy (with/without inhaled glucocorticoids). The second(More)
The authors studied the prevalence of asthma in children of 7 years from Cluj Napoca and analyzed the possible risk factors. We used the questionnaire elaborated by International Study on Asthma and Allergic Diseases in Children (ISAAC) which allowed the comparison of our data with those from other countries. Anamnesis, functional tests and allergic skin(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)
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)
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)
Asthma affects children physically, psychologically and socially. The quality of life is a subjective parameter that evaluates the impact of asthma on daily life of the child. The authors evaluated the evolution of the quality of life score in children with persistent asthma treated with controllers, during one year, and the correlation between the quality(More)