Simonetta Ballali

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Diabetes shows a wide range of variation in prevalence around the world and it is expected to affect 300 million by the year 2025. In a prevention framework where banning policies and educational strategies lead the interventions, functional foods (FFs) with their specific health effects could, in the future, indicate a new mode of thinking about the(More)
CONTEXT While several articles describe clinical management of foreign bodies injuries in the upper air tract, little epidemiological evidence is available from injury databases. OBJECTIVE This article aims to understand the burden of airway FB injuries in high-, low-, and middle-income countries as emerging from scientific literature. DATA SOURCES One(More)
BACKGROUND Very recently, some attempts have been made to start a systematic collection of foreign bodies (FB) in view of using them to characterize the risk of chocking in terms of size, shape and consistency of the FB. However, most of the epidemiologic evidence on foreign bodies in children comes from single-center retrospective studies, without any(More)
RATIONALE AND AIM This paper has the object to present the impact of nuts' and seeds' injuries withdrawing data from the Susy Safe registry, highlighting that as for other foreign bodies the main item efficiently and substantially susceptible to changes to decrease the accidents' rates is the education of adults and children, that can be shared with parents(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate, in a large pan Indian sample of school children, whether gadgets (toys) added to food increase food consumption, and if contemporary exposure to TV and/or advertising is a further promoting factor. METHODS A total of 1,680 Indian children were first randomized to food exposure with or without toy and then to a five-level exposure(More)
The ingestion of foreign bodies causing esophageal injuries is a common event, mostly in children's population. The aim of the present paper is to present foreign body (FB) ingestion cases observed in a five-year period at the Children's Hospital Gutierrez, Buenos Aires, Argentina and to compare the main findings with data coming from other well-known case(More)
OBJECTIVES Suffocation due to foreign bodies (FB) is a leading cause of death in children aged 0-3 and it is common also in older ages, up to 14 years old. Based on the RPA report the estimated number of incidents per year in children aged 0-14 is in European Union (EU) of approximately 50,000, 10% of which are fatal. The need of an improvement of knowledge(More)
RATIONALE, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES Until now, the evaluation of the effectiveness of guideline implementation in nursing and allied health professions has received relatively little attention. The aims of this study were (i) to describe the development process of guidelines concerning the management of peripheral venous catheters (PVCs) implemented in an(More)
RATIONALE AND AIM Foreign bodies (FB) aspiration, ingestion, insertion or inhalation can be a serious occurrence, resulting in fatality if not promptly recognized and solved. The aim of the current paper is to present foreign body ingestion's cases observed at the Children's Hospital Gutierrez in Buenos Aires in 5 years of ORL activity and to compare main(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the implications of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) burden among Indian children. METHODS MonteCarlo simulations were performed in order to estimate the number of OSA related obesity cases among Indian children (1-14 y of age) and the number of cases of stroke, coronary heart disease (CHD) and type 2 diabetes, considered as main adverse(More)