Teresa Rita Dolceamore

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OBJECTIVE The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has not been widely studied among children in Italy. ISTAT-2005 survey showed a prevalence of 10% concerning children treated with CAM. The lack of data about the use of CAM in pediatrics in the South of Italy aimed us to conduct an epidemiological inquiry in Calabria. METHODS The study has(More)
AIM The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has not been widely studied among children in Italy. ISTAT-2005 survey showed a prevalence of 10% of children treated with CAM. Most of other contributes were related to Northern populations. The aim of our study was to analyse the rate of CAM use in the children living in Piemonte compared to the(More)
Patients without spleen or with diminished splenic function are at high risk (10-50 times higher than in normal population) of developing life-threatening infections (OPSI). Mortality from OPSI is estimated at 50 to 80% of cases. More frequent causative agents are encapsulated bacteria: Streptococcus Pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae type b and Neisseria(More)
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