Fulvio Braido

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Affiliation: University of Genoa
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Sleep disturbances and asthma control: a real life study
    F Braido
    Allergy and Respiratory Diseases, DIMI, Genoa University, Genoa, Italy
    Asian Pac J Allergy Immunol 27:27-33. 2009
  2. pmc InternationaL cross-sectIonAl and longItudinal assessment on aSthma cONtrol in European adult patients--the LIAISON study protocol
    Fulvio Braido
    Allergy and Respiratory Diseases Clinic, University of Genoa, IRCCS AOU San Martino, Genoa, Italy
    BMC Pulm Med 13:18. 2013
  3. pmc May we strengthen the human natural defenses with bacterial lysates?
    Elisa Villa
    From the 1Allergy Respiratory Disease Department, Department of Internal Medicine DIMI, University of Genova, Italy 2Central Laboratory of Analysis, Giannina Gaslini Institute, Genoa, Italy
    World Allergy Organ J 3:S17-23. 2010
  4. pmc Is health-related quality of life associated with upper and lower airway inflammation in asthmatics?
    Nicola Scichilone
    Dipartimento Biomedico di Medicina Interna e Specialistica DIBIMIS, Sezione di Pneumologia, University of Palermo, 90146 Palermo, Italy
    Biomed Res Int 2013:539290. 2013
  5. ncbi request reprint The role of cefditoren in the treatment of lower community-acquired respiratory tract infections (LRTIs): from bacterial eradication to reduced lung inflammation and epithelial damage
    F di Marco
    Department of Health Sciences, Respiratory Unit, San Paolo Hospital, University of Milan, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 18:321-32. 2014
  6. doi request reprint New therapies for allergic rhinitis
    Fulvio Braido
    Allergy and Respiratory Diseases Clinic DIMI, University of Genoa, IRCCS AOU San Martino IST, Pad Maragliano, Largo Rosanna Benzi 10, 16132, Genova, Italy
    Curr Allergy Asthma Rep 14:422. 2014
  7. ncbi request reprint Long-acting bronchodilators improve health related quality of life in patients with COPD
    Fulvio Braido
    Allergy and Respiratory Diseases Clinic DIMI University of Genoa, IRCCS AOU San Martino IST, Genova, Italy Electronic address
    Respir Med 107:1465-80. 2013
  8. pmc Obstructive lung diseases and inhaler treatment: results from a national public pragmatic survey
    Fulvio Braido
    Allergy and Respiratory Diseases Clinic, DIMI, University of Genoa, IRCCS AOU San Martino IST, Genoa, Italy
    Respir Res 14:94. 2013
  9. pmc Research needs in allergy: an EAACI position paper, in collaboration with EFA
    Nikolaos G Papadopoulos
    Allergy Department, 2nd Pediatric Clinic, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Clin Transl Allergy 2:21. 2012
  10. pmc Patients with asthma and comorbid allergic rhinitis: is optimal quality of life achievable in real life?
    Fulvio Braido
    Allergy and Respiratory Disease Clinic, Ospedale S Martino Genoa, Genoa, Italy
    PLoS ONE 7:e31178. 2012

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  1. ncbi request reprint Sleep disturbances and asthma control: a real life study
    F Braido
    Allergy and Respiratory Diseases, DIMI, Genoa University, Genoa, Italy
    Asian Pac J Allergy Immunol 27:27-33. 2009
    ..Thus it would be useful if patients who reported sleep disturbances despite good/total control of asthma and rhinitis were managed with a holistic clinical approach and underwent nocturnal polysomnographic monitoring...
  2. pmc InternationaL cross-sectIonAl and longItudinal assessment on aSthma cONtrol in European adult patients--the LIAISON study protocol
    Fulvio Braido
    Allergy and Respiratory Diseases Clinic, University of Genoa, IRCCS AOU San Martino, Genoa, Italy
    BMC Pulm Med 13:18. 2013
    ..The 'InternationaL cross-sectIonAl and longItudinal assessment on aSthma cONtrol (LIAISON)' observational study has been designed to evaluate asthma control and its determinants, including components of asthma management...
  3. pmc May we strengthen the human natural defenses with bacterial lysates?
    Elisa Villa
    From the 1Allergy Respiratory Disease Department, Department of Internal Medicine DIMI, University of Genova, Italy 2Central Laboratory of Analysis, Giannina Gaslini Institute, Genoa, Italy
    World Allergy Organ J 3:S17-23. 2010
    ..Further well-designed trials in terms of blinding and randomization procedures and including a higher number of patients, selected according to the disease and its severity, are needed...
  4. pmc Is health-related quality of life associated with upper and lower airway inflammation in asthmatics?
    Nicola Scichilone
    Dipartimento Biomedico di Medicina Interna e Specialistica DIBIMIS, Sezione di Pneumologia, University of Palermo, 90146 Palermo, Italy
    Biomed Res Int 2013:539290. 2013
    ..However, the relationship between airway inflammation and HR-QoL in patients with asthma and rhinitis has not been fully investigated. We explored whether the inflammation of upper and lower airways is associated with HR-QoL...
  5. ncbi request reprint The role of cefditoren in the treatment of lower community-acquired respiratory tract infections (LRTIs): from bacterial eradication to reduced lung inflammation and epithelial damage
    F di Marco
    Department of Health Sciences, Respiratory Unit, San Paolo Hospital, University of Milan, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 18:321-32. 2014
    ....
  6. doi request reprint New therapies for allergic rhinitis
    Fulvio Braido
    Allergy and Respiratory Diseases Clinic DIMI, University of Genoa, IRCCS AOU San Martino IST, Pad Maragliano, Largo Rosanna Benzi 10, 16132, Genova, Italy
    Curr Allergy Asthma Rep 14:422. 2014
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Long-acting bronchodilators improve health related quality of life in patients with COPD
    Fulvio Braido
    Allergy and Respiratory Diseases Clinic DIMI University of Genoa, IRCCS AOU San Martino IST, Genova, Italy Electronic address
    Respir Med 107:1465-80. 2013
    ..Long-acting bronchodilators are first-line treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and their efficacy on lung function and clinical parameters is recognized...
  8. pmc Obstructive lung diseases and inhaler treatment: results from a national public pragmatic survey
    Fulvio Braido
    Allergy and Respiratory Diseases Clinic, DIMI, University of Genoa, IRCCS AOU San Martino IST, Genoa, Italy
    Respir Res 14:94. 2013
    ..The aim of the present public pragmatic survey was to evaluate the opinions, beliefs and perceptions of Italian people with respect to respiratory diseases as well as their perspectives on the use of inhaler devices...
  9. pmc Research needs in allergy: an EAACI position paper, in collaboration with EFA
    Nikolaos G Papadopoulos
    Allergy Department, 2nd Pediatric Clinic, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Clin Transl Allergy 2:21. 2012
    ..Active involvement of all stakeholders, including Patient Organizations and policy makers are necessary to achieve the aims emphasized herein...
  10. pmc Patients with asthma and comorbid allergic rhinitis: is optimal quality of life achievable in real life?
    Fulvio Braido
    Allergy and Respiratory Disease Clinic, Ospedale S Martino Genoa, Genoa, Italy
    PLoS ONE 7:e31178. 2012
    ..We explored whether optimal HRQoL was reachable in a real-life setting, and evaluated the disease and patient related patterns associated to optimal HRQoL achievement...
  11. doi request reprint RhinAsthma patient perspective: a short daily asthma and rhinitis QoL assessment
    F Braido
    Allergy and Respiratory Diseases Clinic, University of Genoa, IRCCS AOU San Martino, Genova, Italy
    Allergy 67:1443-50. 2012
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  12. doi request reprint From "blockbusters" to "biosimilars": an opportunity for patients, medical specialists and health care providers
    F Braido
    Allergy and Respiratory Diseases Clinic University of Genoa, IRCCS AOU San Martino, Pad Maragliano, Largo Rosanna Benzi 10, 16132 Genova, Italy
    Pulm Pharmacol Ther 25:483-6. 2012
    ..This implies specific research, clinical monitoring, physicians updating of knowledge for a safe and appropriate use of these products. We are the beginning of a devolution in patient's care and physicians' practice...
  13. ncbi request reprint Knowledge and health care resource allocation: CME/CPD course guidelines-based efficacy
    F Braido
    Allergy and Respiratory Diseases Clinic, University of Genoa, IRCCS AOU San Martino, Genova, Italy
    Eur Ann Allergy Clin Immunol 44:193-9. 2012
    ..Most health care systems consider continuing medical education a potential tool to improve quality of care and reduce disease management costs. Its efficacy in general practitioners needs to be further explored...
  14. doi request reprint Coping with asthma: is the physician able to identify patient's behaviour?
    Fulvio Braido
    Allergy and Respiratory Diseases Clinic, DIMI University of Genoa, IRCCS AOU San Martino IST, 16132 Genova, Italy
    Respir Med 106:1625-30. 2012
    ..The strategies patients use to manage their asthma (coping) have been found to be associated with clinical and patient-reported outcomes...
  15. ncbi request reprint Montelukast effects on inflammation in allergic rhinitis: a double blind placebo controlled pilot study
    F Braido
    Allergy and Respiratory Disease Department, University of Genoa, Italy
    Eur Ann Allergy Clin Immunol 44:48-53. 2012
    ..Specific trials, sized according to the results of this pilot exploratory study, could add relevant evidences concerning the leukotrienes receptors antagonist treatment of specific rhinitis and asthma phenotypes...
  16. ncbi request reprint Biomarkers in obstructive respiratory diseases: an update
    F Braido
    Allergy and Respiratory Diseases Clinic, DIMI, University of Genoa, IRCCS AOU San Martino IST, Genoa, Italy
    Panminerva Med 54:119-27. 2012
    ..The ECLIPSE findings confirm that, to date, the use of a single biomarker is not sufficient, but the combination of novel biomarkers with the already existing tools could improve our skills in optimizing treatment of COPD patients...
  17. doi request reprint Specific recommendations for PROs and HRQoL assessment in allergic rhinitis and/or asthma: a GA(2)LEN taskforce position paper
    F Braido
    Allergy and Respiratory Disease Clinic, Ospedale S Martino Genova, Genova, Italy
    Allergy 65:959-68. 2010
    ....
  18. doi request reprint Towards the Grade of Recommendations, Assessment, Development and Evaluation system: methods and results of budesonide/formoterol maintenance and reliever therapy research
    Fulvio Braido
    Allergy and Respiratory Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Genova, Genova, Italy
    Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 11:361-74. 2011
    ....
  19. doi request reprint Asthma management failure: a flaw in physicians' behavior or in patients' knowledge?
    Fulvio Braido
    Department of Internal Medicine, Allergy and Respiratory Disease Clinic, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
    J Asthma 48:266-74. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to explore general practitioners' (GPs) behaviors, asthma patients' knowledge requirements, and the relationship between physicians' communicative issues, and failures in patients' knowledge...
  20. doi request reprint Disability in COPD and its relationship to clinical and patient-reported outcomes
    Fulvio Braido
    University of Genoa, Allergy and Respiratory Disease Clinic, Department of Internal Medicine, Genoa, Italy
    Curr Med Res Opin 27:981-6. 2011
    ..To assess the presence of disability in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients and its relationships with disease severity, comorbidities, and patient-reported outcomes...
  21. ncbi request reprint Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patient well-being and its relationship with clinical and patient-reported outcomes: a real-life observational study
    Fulvio Braido
    Allergy and Respiratory Diseases Clinic, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
    Respiration 82:335-40. 2011
    ..While health status measure focuses on the impact of the disease on physical functioning, well-being represents the self-representation of the emotional states related to the disease itself...
  22. ncbi request reprint Allergic rhinitis in asthma
    F Braido
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
    Panminerva Med 53:97-107. 2011
    ....
  23. ncbi request reprint Overview of novel therapeutic targets for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Fulvio Braido
    University of Genoa, Allergy and Respiratory Diseases, Department of Medical Specialties, San Martino Hospital, Italy
    Expert Rev Clin Immunol 1:263-75. 2005
    ..The aim of this article is to provide an overview of clinically and pharmacologically relevant targets for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, considering currently investigated therapeutic approaches...
  24. ncbi request reprint Unsatisfactory asthma control: astonishing evidence from general practitioners and respiratory medicine specialists
    F Braido
    Allergy and Respiratory Diseases, DIMI Department of Internal Medicine, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
    J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol 20:9-12. 2010
    ..Although clinical trials have demonstrated that asthma control is an achievable goal, real-life data show that this objective is still far from being reached...
  25. ncbi request reprint Clara cell 16 protein in COPD sputum: a marker of small airways damage?
    Fulvio Braido
    Allergy and Respiratory Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Genoa, Pad Maragliano, Largo R Benzi, 10 16132 Genova, Italy
    Respir Med 101:2119-24. 2007
    ..This protein has never been related to patients' lung function tests, blood gases parameters and diseases severity...
  26. ncbi request reprint Bilateral Gasser's ganglion sarcoidosis: diagnosis, treatment and unsolved questions
    F Braido
    Allergy and Respiratory Diseases, DIMI, Genoa University
    Sarcoidosis Vasc Diffuse Lung Dis 22:75-7. 2005
    ..Post-treatment discrepancy between the clinical picture and imaging results is probably due to low MRI resolution threshold. 18-FDG positron emission tomography imaging might perhaps overcome the limits of magnetic resonance imaging...
  27. ncbi request reprint Allergic rhinitis and asthma ad hoc survey: clinical and psychological perspectives
    F Braido
    Allergy and Respiratory Diseases, DIMI, Genoa University, Genoa, Italy
    Clin Exp Allergy 37:788-93. 2007
    ..Several studies have provided evidence of a strong association between asthma and rhinitis, with consequences in terms of therapy and disease management...
  28. pmc Bacterial lysate in the prevention of acute exacerbation of COPD and in respiratory recurrent infections
    F Braido
    Allergy and Respiratory Diseases, DIMI, University of Genova, Italy
    Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis 2:335-45. 2007
    ..The use of bacterial lysate could therefore represent an important means to achieve an extension of life duration in patients affected by respiratory diseases...
  29. doi request reprint The role of Pneumococcal vaccine
    Fulvio Braido
    Allergy and Respiratory Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Genoa University, Pad Maragliano, L go R Benzi 10, 16132 Genoa, Italy
    Pulm Pharmacol Ther 21:608-15. 2008
    ..The present review proposes an analysis of current vaccine strategies and their efficacy, with particular stress on their effectiveness in preventing pneumonia...
  30. ncbi request reprint The relationship between asthma control and quality-of-life impairment due to chronic cough: a real-life study
    Fulvio Braido
    Allergy and Respiratory Diseases, DIMI, Genoa University, Genoa, Italy
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 101:370-4. 2008
    ..Good correlation is reported between a composite evaluation of asthma control (the Asthma Control Test [ACT]) and QoL, with emphasis on asthma as a frequent cause of chronic cough and worsening of QoL due to chronic cough...
  31. doi request reprint The link between allergic rhinitis and asthma: the united airways disease
    Enrico Compalati
    Allergy and Respiratory Diseases Clinic, Dept of Internal Medicine, University of Genova, Italy
    Expert Rev Clin Immunol 6:413-23. 2010
    ..Treatment of established rhinitis may affect asthma control and could have some impact on airway obstruction, but a direct effect of rhinitis therapy on lower airway inflammation remains to be clearly established...
  32. doi request reprint The effect of intranasal corticosteroids on asthma control and quality of life in allergic rhinitis with mild asthma
    Nicola Scichilone
    Dipartimento Biomedico di Medicina Interna e Specialistica, University of Palermo, Villa Sofia Cervello Hospital, Palermo, Italy
    J Asthma 48:41-7. 2011
    ..We explored whether the effect of nasal treatment on asthma control and respiratory-related quality of life (HRQoL) is mediated by inflammatory changes of the upper and lower airways...
  33. doi request reprint Pitfalls in respiratory allergy management: alexithymia and its impact on patient-reported outcomes
    Ilaria Baiardini
    Allergy and Respiratory Disease Clinic, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
    J Asthma 48:25-32. 2011
    ..The objective of the study is to evaluate alexithymia in patients with persistent asthma and comorbid rhinitis and its relation with patient-reported outcomes (PROs)...
  34. doi request reprint Why do doctors and patients not follow guidelines?
    Ilaria Baiardini
    Allergy and Respiratory Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine DIMI, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
    Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 9:228-33. 2009
    ..It also underlines the importance of the adherence to guidelines themselves in order to ameliorate both the control of healthcare and the patients' quality of life...
  35. ncbi request reprint Patient knowledge, perceptions, expectations and satisfaction on allergen-specific immunotherapy: a survey
    Ilaria Baiardini
    Allergy and Respiratory Diseases Clinic, DIMI, University of Genoa, IRCCS AOU San Martino IST, Genova, Italy
    Respir Med 107:361-7. 2013
    ..In this multicentre cross-sectional study we evaluated personal viewpoints on allergen-specific immunotherapy (SIT) in patients treated with subcutaneous (SCIT) or sublingual (SLIT) immunotherapy...
  36. ncbi request reprint Allergic diseases and their impact on quality of life
    Ilaria Baiardini
    Allergy and Respiratory Diseases, DIMI, Genoa University, Genoa, Italy
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 97:419-28; quiz 429-30, 476. 2006
    ..To review the results of studies that have evaluated the impact of allergic diseases on patients' health-related quality of life (HRQL)...
  37. ncbi request reprint Exhaled nitric oxide is associated with cyclic changes in sexual hormones
    Nicola Scichilone
    Dipartimento Biomedico di Medicina Interna e Specialistica Di Bi M I S, Sezione di Pneumologia, University of Palermo, Via Trabucco 180, 90146 Palermo, Italy Electronic address
    Pulm Pharmacol Ther 26:644-8. 2013
    ..We hypothesized that changes in the levels of sexual hormones during the menstrual cycle influence the concentration of nitric oxide in the exhaled air (FeNO) and alveolar exhaled nitric oxide (CANO)...
  38. doi request reprint Development and validation of the Drug Hypersensitivity Quality of Life Questionnaire
    Ilaria Baiardini
    Allergy and Respiratory Disease Clinic, Ospedale S Martino Genova, Italy
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 106:330-5. 2011
    ..The impact of drug hypersensitivity has never been considered from the patient's perspective, and no questionnaire is currently available for this purpose...
  39. doi request reprint Quality of life in Duchenne muscular dystrophy: the subjective impact on children and parents
    Ilaria Baiardini
    Allergy and Respiratory Disease, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
    J Child Neurol 26:707-13. 2011
    ..Despite the presence of Duchenne muscular dystrophy deeply impairs health-related quality of life, some areas of well-being are present both in children and caregivers...
  40. ncbi request reprint The administration of a polyvalent mechanical bacterial lysate in elderly patients with COPD results in serological signs of an efficient immune response associated with a reduced number of acute episodes
    Rossella Ricci
    Laboratorio Centrale di Analisi, Dipartimento di Ricerca Traslazionale e Medicina di, Laboratorio, Istituto Giannina Gaslini, Genova, Italy
    Pulm Pharmacol Ther 27:109-13. 2014
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  41. doi request reprint AQUA: Allergy Questionnaire for Athletes. Development and validation
    Matteo Bonini
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Genoa, Italy
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 41:1034-41. 2009
    ..This study reports the development and validation of an easy and reliable questionnaire for screening allergy in athletes...
  42. ncbi request reprint Alexithymia and chronic diseases: the state of the art
    Ilaria Baiardini
    Allergy and Respiratory Disease Clinic, Genoa University, Department of Internal Medicine, Italy
    G Ital Med Lav Ergon 33:A47-52. 2011
    ..The interest in alexithymia has increased considerably over the past decade. The present review was aimed at providing a state of the art of recent research on alexithymia in patients with chronic diseases...
  43. ncbi request reprint Targeted therapy for allergic asthma: predicting and evaluating response to omalizumab
    Francesco Tarantini
    Pulmunologist, PhD Student, DIMI University of Genoa, Allergy and Respiratory Diseases, Padiglione Maragliano, Largo R Benzi, 16132 Genova, Italy
    Expert Rev Clin Immunol 3:463-7. 2007
    ..The results established that it is difficult to predict which patients will gain most benefit from treatment, according to pretreatment baseline characteristics...
  44. ncbi request reprint Chronic cough and QoL in allergic and respiratory diseases measured by a new specific validated tool-CCIQ
    F Braido
    Allergy and Respiratory Diseases, DIMI, Genoa University, Genoa, Italy
    J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol 16:110-6. 2006
    ..These results show that CC has a high negative impact on HRQL, and they further suggest that the CCIQ is a useful tool for obtaining a global evaluation including its impact and therapeutic options...
  45. ncbi request reprint Sublingual immunotherapy: recent advances
    Enrico Compalati
    Allergy and Respiratory Diseases Clinic, DIMI, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
    Allergol Int 62:415-23. 2013
    ..Appropriate management strategies are urgently needed to overcome the barriers to SLIT compliance...
  46. doi request reprint An update on allergen immunotherapy and asthma
    Enrico Compalati
    Allergy and Respiratory Diseases Clinic, DIMI, University of Genoa, IRCCS AOU San Martino IST, Genoa, Italy
    Curr Opin Pulm Med 20:109-17. 2014
    ..In addition, long-term and preventive effects on the onset of new sensitizations and progression from allergic rhinitis to asthma have been shown...
  47. doi request reprint Does a low-density gas mixture or oxygen supplementation improve exercise training in COPD?
    Debora Scorsone
    Dipartimento di Medicina Interna, Universita degli Studi di Genova, Viale Benedetto XV, 6, Genova, Italy
    Chest 138:1133-9. 2010
    ..We investigated whether their combined use during intense physical training is also effective in ameliorating exercise tolerance in patients affected by moderate to severe COPD...
  48. ncbi request reprint Adherence to treatment: assessment of an unmet need in asthma
    I Baiardini
    Allergy and Respiratory Diseases, DIMI, Genoa University, Genoa, Italy
    J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol 16:218-23. 2006
    ..In asthma, as in other chronic conditions, poor adherence to treatment and to medical advice is common and contributes to substantial worsening of the disease and increased health care costs...
  49. doi request reprint Allergic rhinitis: current options and future perspectives
    Fulvio Braido
    aAllergy and Respiratory Diseases Clinic, DIMI University of Genoa, IRCCS AOU San Martino IST, Genova, Italy bDepartment of Pediatrics, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan Federica Arcadipane and Fiorenza Marugo contributed equally to the writing of this article
    Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 14:168-76. 2014
    ..A particular attention has been deserved to clinical trials, published in the last year that assess the efficacy and safety of new formulation of available drugs or new molecules...
  50. ncbi request reprint A new tool to assess and monitor the burden of chronic cough on quality of life: Chronic Cough Impact Questionnaire
    I Baiardini
    Allergy and Respiratory Diseases, DIMI, Genoa University, Genoa, Italy
    Allergy 60:482-8. 2005
    ..For this reason, we created a new questionnaire for the assessment of QoL in patients affected by chronic cough (Chronic Cough Impact Questionnaire, CCIQ)...
  51. ncbi request reprint Quality of life and patients' satisfaction in chronic urticaria and respiratory allergy
    I Baiardini
    Allergy and Respiratory Diseases, DIMI, Genoa University, Genoa, Italy
    Allergy 58:621-3. 2003
    ..The aim of our study was to evaluate QoL in CU patients both focusing on health status and subjective satisfaction. We adopted two generic tools: SF-36 (an health status questionnaire) and SAT-P (a satisfaction profile)...
  52. ncbi request reprint Continuing medical education. The point of view of asthmatic patients at the beginning of a mandatory CME system
    F Braido
    Allergy and Respiratory Diseases, DIMI, Genoa University, Genoa, Italy
    J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol 14:274-7. 2004
    ..The patient's opinion is a critical feedback signal for the outcomes of CME. We attempted, through a structured questionnaire, to evaluate the patient's opinion on CME a few months after its introduction...
  53. ncbi request reprint Rhinasthma: a new specific QoL questionnaire for patients with rhinitis and asthma
    I Baiardini
    Allergy and Respiratory Diseases, DIMI, Genoa University, Genoa, Italy
    Allergy 58:289-94. 2003
    ..The aim of our study was to develop and validate a specific quality of life (QoL) questionnaire for adult patients with rhinoconjunctivitis, asthma or both...
  54. ncbi request reprint Sleep disturbances in allergic diseases
    I Baiardini
    Allergy and Respiratory Diseases, DIMI, Genoa University, Genoa, Italy
    Allergy 61:1259-67. 2006
    ..The aim of this review was to describe the most common causes leading to sleep disturbance in allergic patients and their consequences on the QoL. The possible negative effects of treatment on sleep parameters has been also considered...
  55. ncbi request reprint Asthma treatment: 'magic bullets which seek their own targets'
    F Tarantini
    Allergy and Respiratory Diseases, DIMI University of Genoa, Genova, Italy
    Allergy 62:605-10. 2007
    ..In fact, it proved to reduce exacerbations and symptom scores, and to improve quality of life, with a very good safety profile...
  56. ncbi request reprint The impact of GINA suggested drugs for the treatment of asthma on Health-Related Quality of Life: a GA(2)LEN review
    I Baiardini
    Allergy and Respiratory Diseases, DIMI University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
    Allergy 63:1015-30. 2008
    ....
  57. doi request reprint Does asthma control correlate with quality of life related to upper and lower airways? A real life study
    F Braido
    Allergy and Respiratory Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Genoa University, Genoa, Italy
    Allergy 64:937-43. 2009
    ..The goal of asthma therapy is to achieve an optimal level of disease control, but the relationship between asthma control, impact of comorbid rhinitis and health related quality of life (HRQoL) in real life remains unexplored...
  58. doi request reprint Recommendations for assessing patient-reported outcomes and health-related quality of life in clinical trials on allergy: a GA(2)LEN taskforce position paper
    I Baiardini
    Allergy and Respiratory Disease Clinic, Ospedale S Martino Genova, Genova, Italy
    Allergy 65:290-5. 2010
    ....
  59. ncbi request reprint A new tool to evaluate the impact of chronic urticaria on quality of life: chronic urticaria quality of life questionnaire (CU-QoL)
    I Baiardini
    Allergy and Respiratory Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
    Allergy 60:1073-8. 2005
    ..No disease-specific tool is now available for the assessment of chronic urticaria impact from patients' viewpoint...
  60. ncbi request reprint ARIA-suggested drugs for allergic rhinitis: what impact on quality of life? A GA2LEN review
    I Baiardini
    Allergy and Respiratory Diseases, DIMI University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
    Allergy 63:660-9. 2008
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