R Ronchetti

Summary

Affiliation: Second School of Medicine
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi Is asthma caused by atopy (positive skin prick tests)? Epidemiologic evidence suggests a negative answer
    Roberto Ronchetti
    Paediatric Department, University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Inflamm Allergy Drug Targets 9:91-6. 2010
  2. pmc Fetal lead exposure and infant mental development index
    Roberto Ronchetti
    Environ Health Perspect 115:A186; author reply A186-7. 2007
  3. ncbi Allergen skin weal/radioallergosorbent test relationship in childhood populations that differ in histamine skin reactivity: a multi-national survey
    R Ronchetti
    Department of Pediatrics, Second School of Medicine, University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Clin Exp Allergy 35:70-4. 2005
  4. ncbi Food allergies, cross-reactions and agroalimentary biotechnologies
    R Ronchetti
    Department of Paediatrics, 2nd School of Medicine, University La Sapienza, S Andrea Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Adv Med Sci 52:98-103. 2007
  5. doi Epidemiology of atopy patch tests with food and inhalant allergens in an unselected population of children
    Roberto Ronchetti
    Department of Paediatrics, 2nd School of Medicine, University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 19:599-604. 2008
  6. ncbi Reproducibility of atopy patch tests with food and inhalant allergens
    R Ronchetti
    Department of Paediatrics, Second School of Medicine, University Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    J Biol Regul Homeost Agents 22:27-33. 2008
  7. ncbi The prevalence of atopy in asthmatic children correlates strictly with the prevalence of atopy among nonasthmatic children
    R Ronchetti
    Department of Pediatrics, Second School of Medicine, University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Int Arch Allergy Immunol 142:79-85. 2007
  8. ncbi Lead neurotoxicity in children: is prenatal exposure more important than postnatal exposure?
    Roberto Ronchetti
    Department of Paediatrics, Second School of Medicine, University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Acta Paediatr Suppl 95:45-9. 2006
  9. ncbi Children's health and mercury exposure
    Roberto Ronchetti
    Department of Pediatrics, Second School of Medicine, University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Acta Paediatr Suppl 95:36-44. 2006
  10. ncbi Exhaled nitric oxide in asthmatic and non-asthmatic children: influence of type of allergen sensitization and exposure to tobacco smoke
    M Barreto
    II Paediatric Department, University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 12:247-56. 2001

Detail Information

Publications35

  1. ncbi Is asthma caused by atopy (positive skin prick tests)? Epidemiologic evidence suggests a negative answer
    Roberto Ronchetti
    Paediatric Department, University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Inflamm Allergy Drug Targets 9:91-6. 2010
    ....
  2. pmc Fetal lead exposure and infant mental development index
    Roberto Ronchetti
    Environ Health Perspect 115:A186; author reply A186-7. 2007
  3. ncbi Allergen skin weal/radioallergosorbent test relationship in childhood populations that differ in histamine skin reactivity: a multi-national survey
    R Ronchetti
    Department of Pediatrics, Second School of Medicine, University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Clin Exp Allergy 35:70-4. 2005
    ..Histamine skin reactivity (HSR, the dimension of the skin weal elicited by histamine 10 mg/mL) is a variable that differs in children from different European countries and increases over time in the same place (Italy)...
  4. ncbi Food allergies, cross-reactions and agroalimentary biotechnologies
    R Ronchetti
    Department of Paediatrics, 2nd School of Medicine, University La Sapienza, S Andrea Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Adv Med Sci 52:98-103. 2007
    ....
  5. doi Epidemiology of atopy patch tests with food and inhalant allergens in an unselected population of children
    Roberto Ronchetti
    Department of Paediatrics, 2nd School of Medicine, University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 19:599-604. 2008
    ..Age influences the prevalence of positive APTs with cow's milk to some extent. Inhalant allergens probably induce a positive APT reaction through an immunoglobulin E-linked process, while food allergens probably do not...
  6. ncbi Reproducibility of atopy patch tests with food and inhalant allergens
    R Ronchetti
    Department of Paediatrics, Second School of Medicine, University Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    J Biol Regul Homeost Agents 22:27-33. 2008
    ..00). The possible technical and immunologic reasons explaining why reproducibility of APT differed for the two types of allergens await an answer from extensive controlled studies...
  7. ncbi The prevalence of atopy in asthmatic children correlates strictly with the prevalence of atopy among nonasthmatic children
    R Ronchetti
    Department of Pediatrics, Second School of Medicine, University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Int Arch Allergy Immunol 142:79-85. 2007
    ..Seeking to understand the rationale for the variability of atopy-attributable cases of asthma, we systematically reviewed the results of our own previous epidemiological studies and several studies conducted by others in children...
  8. ncbi Lead neurotoxicity in children: is prenatal exposure more important than postnatal exposure?
    Roberto Ronchetti
    Department of Paediatrics, Second School of Medicine, University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Acta Paediatr Suppl 95:45-9. 2006
    ....
  9. ncbi Children's health and mercury exposure
    Roberto Ronchetti
    Department of Pediatrics, Second School of Medicine, University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Acta Paediatr Suppl 95:36-44. 2006
    ..3) In the long term there is no alternative to substantially reducing mercury emissions worldwide...
  10. ncbi Exhaled nitric oxide in asthmatic and non-asthmatic children: influence of type of allergen sensitization and exposure to tobacco smoke
    M Barreto
    II Paediatric Department, University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 12:247-56. 2001
    ..In conclusion, eNO concentrations are high in atopic asthmatic children and particularly high in atopic asthmatics who are sensitized to house-dust mite allergen...
  11. ncbi Off-line exhaled nitric oxide measurements in children
    M Barreto
    II Pediatric Department, University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Pediatr Pulmonol 32:159-67. 2001
    ..Once standardized, the off-line eNO technique using 1-L gas collection bags will provide results similar to those recorded on-line...
  12. ncbi Immediate skin reactivity to histamine and to allergens in cohorts of 9-year-old schoolchildren studied 16 years apart
    R Ronchetti
    Department of Pediatrics, Second School of Medicine, University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Clin Exp Allergy 33:1232-7. 2003
    ..These changes would also alter the relationship between positive allergen skin-prick tests and serum IgE...
  13. ncbi Non-invasive assessment of airway inflammation in ship-engine workers
    M Barreto
    Pediatric Clinic, S Andrea Hospital, II Faculty of Medicine, University of Rome, La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol 19:601-8. 2006
    ..By increasing airway inflammation from oxidative-stress, tobacco smoking appears to interact with other chemical or physical factors elicited during sea navigation. Precisely what these factors are deserves further investigation...
  14. ncbi Changes over 13 years in skin reactivity to histamine in cohorts of children aged 9-13 years
    R Ronchetti
    II Pediatric Clinic, University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Allergy 56:436-41. 2001
    ..The causes of increased skin reactivity to histamine remain conjectural...
  15. ncbi Effects of sleep stage and age on short-term heart rate variability during sleep in healthy infants and children
    M P Villa
    II Department of Pediatrics, University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Chest 117:460-6. 2000
    ..15 to 0.40 Hz), which reflects parasympathetic cardiovascular modulation; and the low-frequency (LF) component (0.04 to 0.15 Hz), generally considered due to both parasympathetic and sympathetic modulation...
  16. ncbi Diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide in children with type 1 diabetes
    M P Villa
    Department of Paediatrics, Sant Andrea Hospital, II Faculty of Medicine, University La Sapienza, Via di Grottarossa, 1035 1039, 00189 Rome, Italy
    Diabetologia 47:1931-5. 2004
    ..We studied the association of pulmonary function variables (flows, volumes and alveolar capillary diffusion) with disease-related variables in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus...
  17. ncbi Prevalence of mefE, erm and tet(M) genes in Streptococcus pneumoniae strains from Central Italy
    L Latini
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 13:29-33. 1999
    ..7% of strains, whereas no isolate carrying mefE carried tet(M). A significant association was found between mefE and serogroup 6 (P < 0.0005) and between erm and tet(M) and serogroup 19 (P < 0.00001)...
  18. doi Relationship between atopic asthma and the population prevalence rates for asthma or atopy in children: atopic and nonatopic asthma in epidemiology
    Roberto Ronchetti
    Department of Pediatrics, 2nd School of Medicine, University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Allergy Asthma Proc 30:55-63. 2009
    ..Asthma in a child should be labeled as a case of AA only if skin-prick tests yield a positive reaction and the clinical history documents asthma symptoms triggered by allergen exposure...
  19. ncbi Skin reactivity to histamine and to allergens in unselected 9-year-old children living in Poland and Italy
    Roberto Ronchetti
    Pediatric Clinic, 2nd Faculty of Medicine, University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 14:201-6. 2003
    ..g. cut-off points). To obtain meaningful results, epidemiological studies of allergies should include serial histamine dilutions...
  20. doi Reproducibility of food atopy patch tests over time in the general child population
    Milos Jesenak
    Department of Pediatrics, 2nd School of Medicine, University of La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Int J Dermatol 48:941-6. 2009
    ..Some technical aspects of this test still remain to be answered. We aimed to study the reproducibility of this test over time in the general child population...
  21. ncbi Skin reactivity to histamine and codeine in unselected 9-year-old children from Italy, Poland and Libya
    Roberto Ronchetti
    Department of Pediatrics, Second School of Medicine, University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Int Arch Allergy Immunol 135:136-42. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to compare skin reactivity to histamine and codeine (a marker of histamine releasability from mast cells) in schoolchildren from countries with different lifestyles...
  22. ncbi Additive effect of eosinophilia and atopy on exhaled nitric oxide levels in children with or without a history of respiratory symptoms
    Mario Barreto
    Paediatric Clinic, Sant Andrea Hospital, II Faculty of Medicine, University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 16:52-8. 2005
    ..6 and 2.0, p=0.009 and 0.045, respectively). Measuring eNO could be a simple, non-invasive method for identifying subjects at risk of asthma in unselected school populations...
  23. ncbi Nasal cellularity in 183 unselected schoolchildren aged 9 to 11 years
    Roberto Ronchetti
    Department of Pediatrics, II Faculty of Medicine, University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Pediatrics 110:1137-42. 2002
    ..We designed this epidemiologic investigation to define the clinical usefulness of assessing nasal cellularity in children...
  24. ncbi Association of asthma with extra-respiratory symptoms in schoolchildren: two cross-sectional studies 6 years apart
    Roberto Ronchetti
    Department of Pediatrics, Second School of Medicine, University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 13:113-8. 2002
    ..A global, internistic approach to asthmatic children is increasingly required both in the clinical setting and in future epidemiological studies...
  25. ncbi Pulse transit time as a measure of inspiratory effort in children
    Jacopo Pagani
    Department of Pediatrics, II Faculty S Andrea University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
    Chest 124:1487-93. 2003
    ..When BP rises, PTT shortens. Conversely, when BP falls, PTT lengthens. In this study, we investigated PTT as a measure for evaluating inspiratory effort in children...
  26. doi Side effects of food atopy patch tests
    Milos Jesenak
    Department of Pediatrics, Comenius University in Bratislava, Jessenius School of Medicine, Martin, Slovak Republic
    Clin Pediatr (Phila) 47:602-3. 2008
  27. ncbi Exposure to multiple environmental agents and their effect
    Janna G Koppe
    Ecobaby Foundation and Emma Children s Hospital Academic Medical Centre University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Acta Paediatr Suppl 95:106-13. 2006
    ..In this context, the danger of multiple exposures cannot be assessed from a single-chemical approach as used in classical toxicology...
  28. ncbi Cadmium and children: exposure and health effects
    Greet Schoeters
    Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek, Mol, Belgium
    Acta Paediatr Suppl 95:50-4. 2006
    ..Cadmium exposure at early age should be limited as much as possible to prevent direct effects on children and to prevent accumulation of cadmium which may have serious health effects only becoming manifest at older age...
  29. ncbi Air pollution: a threat to the health of our children
    Hanns Moshammer
    Institute for Environmental HealthCentre for Public Health, Medical University, Vienna
    Acta Paediatr Suppl 95:93-105. 2006
    ..The first section deals with exposure data, the following sections with the evidence of health effects from epidemiology and toxicology leading to recommendations...
  30. ncbi Policy and science in children's health and environment: recommendations from the PINCHE project
    Peter van den Hazel
    Public Health Services Gelderland Midden, Arnhem, The Netherlands
    Acta Paediatr Suppl 95:114-9. 2006
    ....
  31. ncbi Environmental tobacco smoke exposure and children's health
    Kinga Polanska
    Department of Environmental Epidemiology, Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Lodz, Poland
    Acta Paediatr Suppl 95:86-92. 2006
    ..It is also linked to cancer, and behavioural problems and neurocognitive deficits in children...
  32. doi Variations in exhaled nitric oxide in children with asthma during a 1-week stay in a mountain village sanatorium
    Mario Barreto
    Pediatric Department, Sant Andrea Hospital, University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    J Asthma 45:453-8. 2008
    ..8 ppb to ICC 0.65 and CR 5.7 ppb). In conclusion, in healthy subjects and in asthmatic children receiving therapy with inhaled corticosteroids (but not in corticosteroid-naive subjects), FE(NO) measurements are reproducible across a week...
  33. ncbi Why Chlamydia pneumoniae is associated with asthma and other chronic conditions? Suggestions from a survey in unselected 9 yr old schoolchildren
    Roberto Ronchetti
    Pediatric Clinic, Second School of Medicine, Sant Andrea Hospital, University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 16:145-50. 2005
    ..Because Cp eradication requires a strong Th1 lymphocyte response, the previously proven association between Cp and asthma, might reflect the known association of asthma with Th2-oriented lymphocytic activity...
  34. ncbi Reduced exhaled nitric oxide in children after testing of maximal expiratory pressures
    Mario Barreto
    Pediatric Clinic, Sant Andrea Hospital, Second Faculty of Medicine, University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Pediatr Pulmonol 41:141-5. 2006
    ..Previous forced lung-function maneuvers may affect FE(NO) measurements in children. Although P(Emax) testing has a greater influence than spirometry on FE(NO) levels in children, both procedures should be avoided before measuring FE(NO)...
  35. ncbi Today's epidemics in children: possible relations to environmental pollution and suggested preventive measures
    Peter van den Hazel
    Public Health Services Gelderland Midden, Arnhem, The Netherlands
    Acta Paediatr Suppl 95:18-25. 2006
    ..Testicular dysgenesis syndrome. Type I and Type II diabetes. Asthma, atopy and hay fever. Autism. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Learning disabilities. Cancer. Obesity. Hearing problems...