M Pifferi

Summary

Affiliation: University of Pisa
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Up to date on primary ciliary dyskinesia in children
    Massimo Pifferi
    Department of Paediatrics, University Hospital of Pisa, Pisa, Italy Electronic address
    Early Hum Dev 89:S45-8. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Evaluation of pulmonary disease using static lung volumes in primary ciliary dyskinesia
    Massimo Pifferi
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Thorax 67:993-9. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Nasal nitric oxide in atypical primary ciliary dyskinesia
    Massimo Pifferi
    University of Pisa, Department of Pediatrics, Via Roma 67, 56122 Pisa, Italy
    Chest 131:870-3. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Bronchiectasis in children with recurrent pneumonia: an immunopathological damage associated with secondary ciliary dysmotility
    M Pifferi
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol 21:215-9. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Exhaled air temperature in asthmatic children: a mathematical evaluation
    Massimo Pifferi
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 20:164-71. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Torquetenovirus infection and ciliary dysmotility in children with recurrent pneumonia
    Massimo Pifferi
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Surgical, Molecular and Ultrastructural Pathology, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 27:413-8. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Simplified cell culture method for the diagnosis of atypical primary ciliary dyskinesia
    M Pifferi
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Pisa, Via Roma 67, 56126 Pisa, Italy
    Thorax 64:1077-81. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Health-related quality of life and unmet needs in patients with primary ciliary dyskinesia
    M Pifferi
    Dept of Paediatrics, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Eur Respir J 35:787-94. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Agenesis of paranasal sinuses and nasal nitric oxide in primary ciliary dyskinesia
    M Pifferi
    Dept of Paediatrics, University of Pisa, Via Roma 67 56126, Pisa, Italy
    Eur Respir J 37:566-71. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Monitoring asthma control in children with allergies by soft computing of lung function and exhaled nitric oxide
    Massimo Pifferi
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, Pisa, Italy
    Chest 139:319-27. 2011

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  1. ncbi request reprint Up to date on primary ciliary dyskinesia in children
    Massimo Pifferi
    Department of Paediatrics, University Hospital of Pisa, Pisa, Italy Electronic address
    Early Hum Dev 89:S45-8. 2013
    ..Macrolides administration as antiinflammatory option is suggested...
  2. doi request reprint Evaluation of pulmonary disease using static lung volumes in primary ciliary dyskinesia
    Massimo Pifferi
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Thorax 67:993-9. 2012
    ..In primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) lung damage is usually evaluated by high-resolution CT (HRCT)...
  3. ncbi request reprint Nasal nitric oxide in atypical primary ciliary dyskinesia
    Massimo Pifferi
    University of Pisa, Department of Pediatrics, Via Roma 67, 56122 Pisa, Italy
    Chest 131:870-3. 2007
    ..Atypical cases of primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) may present with minimal transmission electron microscopy (TEM) defects. The diagnostic role of nasal nitric oxide (nNO) levels was evaluated in those patients...
  4. ncbi request reprint Bronchiectasis in children with recurrent pneumonia: an immunopathological damage associated with secondary ciliary dysmotility
    M Pifferi
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol 21:215-9. 2008
    ..Whether ciliary dysmotility is a cause or a consequence of anatomical lesion is a matter of speculation. Very likely there is an amplification and self-maintaining mechanism between the two events which may lead to more serious disease...
  5. doi request reprint Exhaled air temperature in asthmatic children: a mathematical evaluation
    Massimo Pifferi
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 20:164-71. 2009
    ..Both PCA and ANNs showed that a separation between patients and controls can be obtained only by the evaluation of the plateau phase of the curve, which better reflects the periphery of the airway...
  6. doi request reprint Torquetenovirus infection and ciliary dysmotility in children with recurrent pneumonia
    Massimo Pifferi
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Surgical, Molecular and Ultrastructural Pathology, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 27:413-8. 2008
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  7. doi request reprint Simplified cell culture method for the diagnosis of atypical primary ciliary dyskinesia
    M Pifferi
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Pisa, Via Roma 67, 56126 Pisa, Italy
    Thorax 64:1077-81. 2009
    ..The diagnosis of primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) can be challenging, and it may be particularly difficult to distinguish primary ciliary disease from the secondary changes after infections...
  8. doi request reprint Health-related quality of life and unmet needs in patients with primary ciliary dyskinesia
    M Pifferi
    Dept of Paediatrics, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Eur Respir J 35:787-94. 2010
    ..PCD is associated with a progressive and continuous impact on the physical and mental health of the patients. Earlier identification of the patients and better strategies aimed at improving compliance with care are urgently needed...
  9. doi request reprint Agenesis of paranasal sinuses and nasal nitric oxide in primary ciliary dyskinesia
    M Pifferi
    Dept of Paediatrics, University of Pisa, Via Roma 67 56126, Pisa, Italy
    Eur Respir J 37:566-71. 2011
    ..008, r = -0.432) but not in SCD (p = 0.07, r = -0.271). The findings of aplasia/hypoplasia of the frontal and or sphenoidal sinuses may be part of the spectrum of PCD and this finding should prompt exclusion of this condition...
  10. doi request reprint Monitoring asthma control in children with allergies by soft computing of lung function and exhaled nitric oxide
    Massimo Pifferi
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, Pisa, Italy
    Chest 139:319-27. 2011
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  11. doi request reprint Nasal nitric oxide and nitric oxide synthase expression in primary ciliary dyskinesia
    M Pifferi
    Dept of Pediatrics, University of Pisa, Via Roma 67, 56126 Pisa, Italy
    Eur Respir J 37:572-7. 2011
    ..045). These results demonstrate a relationship between nNO level, NOS mRNA expression and ciliary beat frequency...
  12. ncbi request reprint High torquetenovirus loads are correlated with bronchiectasis and peripheral airflow limitation in children
    Massimo Pifferi
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 25:804-8. 2006
    ..Correlations between TTV loads and severity of bronchiectasis and between TTV loads and lung function were evaluated...
  13. ncbi request reprint Blood gas analysis and chest x-ray findings in infants and preschool children with acute airway obstruction
    Massimo Pifferi
    Department of Pediatric, University of Pisa, Italy
    Respiration 72:176-81. 2005
    ..The importance of SaO2 in the assessment of respiratory distress in bronchial asthma has been reported...
  14. ncbi request reprint Eosinophil cationic protein in infants with respiratory syncytial virus bronchiolitis: predictive value for subsequent development of persistent wheezing
    M Pifferi
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Pisa, Italy
    Pediatr Pulmonol 31:419-24. 2001
    ..0001). In conclusion, our study suggests that s-ECP levels in infants with bronchiolitis are useful in predicting the risk to develop wheezing in the subsequent 5 years...
  15. ncbi request reprint Primary ciliary dyskinesia: diagnosis in children with inconclusive ultrastructural evaluation
    M Pifferi
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 12:274-82. 2001
    ..These children were considered to be affected by PCD. Our study describes a method for the diagnosis of PCD in the absence of specific ultrastructural defects or when these defects are present in only a small proportion of the cilia...
  16. ncbi request reprint Montelukast and airway remodeling in children with chronic persistent asthma: an open study
    Massimo Pifferi
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Pisa, Via Roma 67, 56100 Pisa, Italy
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 15:472-3. 2004
    ..Improvement of lung function with disappearance of low-density areas in six patients after treatment with fluticasone and montelukast was obtained...
  17. ncbi request reprint "Cyst-like" structures within the ciliary shafts in children with bronchiectasis
    M Pifferi
    Dept of Pediatrics, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Eur Respir J 23:857-60. 2004
    ..In contrast to one previous report, the reversibility of the defect suggests its secondary origin, which is most likely related to chronic airway inflammation...
  18. ncbi request reprint Benefits of immunotherapy with a standardized Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus extract in asthmatic children: a three-year prospective study
    M Pifferi
    Departments of Pediatrics, University of Pisa, Italy
    Allergy 57:785-90. 2002
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  19. ncbi request reprint Associations between nasal torquetenovirus load and spirometric indices in children with asthma
    Massimo Pifferi
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    J Infect Dis 192:1141-8. 2005
    ..These findings are the first report of TTV infection status in children with asthma and suggest that TTV might be a contributing factor in the lung impairment caused by this condition...
  20. pmc TT virus in the nasal secretions of children with acute respiratory diseases: relations to viremia and disease severity
    Fabrizio Maggi
    Virology Section and Retrovirus Center, Department of Experimental Pathology, University of Pisa, Via San Zeno 37, I 56127 Pisa, Italy
    J Virol 77:2418-25. 2003
    ..Furthermore, group 4 TTV was detected almost exclusively in children with BP...
  21. ncbi request reprint Correlation between Torque tenovirus infection and serum levels of eosinophil cationic protein in children hospitalized for acute respiratory diseases
    Fabrizio Maggi
    Virology Section and Retrovirus Center, Department of Experimental Pathology, University of Pisa, Italy
    J Infect Dis 190:971-4. 2004
    ..The possible mechanisms whereby TTV infection might lead to augmented activity of eosinophils and the implications for pathogenesis are discussed...
  22. ncbi request reprint Human bocavirus in Italian patients with respiratory diseases
    Fabrizio Maggi
    Virology Section and Retrovirus Center, Department of Experimental Pathology, University of Pisa, Via San Zeno 37, I 56127 Pisa, Italy
    J Clin Virol 38:321-5. 2007
    ..hBoV, a recently discovered parvovirus, can be present in the respiratory tract of patients with acute respiratory diseases (ARD), but its etiologic involvement in the underlying diseases is still uncertain...
  23. ncbi request reprint A descriptive study of non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis in a pediatric population from central and southern Italy
    Francesca Santamaria
    Department of Pediatrics, Federico II University, Naples, Italy
    Respiration 77:160-5. 2009
    ..Non-cystic fibrosis (CF) bronchiectasis is now identified more often than in the past...
  24. ncbi request reprint Pediatric bronchiectasis: correlation of HRCT, ventilation and perfusion scintigraphy, and pulmonary function testing
    Massimo Pifferi
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Pediatr Pulmonol 38:298-303. 2004
    ..Ventilation/perfusion scans and lung functions are additive tools to understand the complexity of the disease process and to improve diagnosis and therapeutic strategies...
  25. pmc TT virus loads and lymphocyte subpopulations in children with acute respiratory diseases
    Fabrizio Maggi
    Virology Section and Retrovirus Center, Department of Experimental Pathology, University of Pisa, Italy
    J Virol 77:9081-3. 2003
    ..Thus, florid TTV replication might contribute to lymphocyte imbalances and, possibly, immunosuppressive effects, thus resembling related animal viruses...
  26. ncbi request reprint Low-density areas on high-resolution computed tomograms in chronic pediatric asthma
    Massimo Pifferi
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Pisa, Italy
    J Pediatr 141:104-8. 2002
    ....
  27. doi request reprint Automated software for analysis of ciliary beat frequency and metachronal wave orientation in primary ciliary dyskinesia
    Giulia Mantovani
    Interdepartmental Research Center E Piaggio, Faculty of Engineering, University of Pisa, Via Diotisalvi, 2, 56126 Pisa, Italy
    Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 267:897-902. 2010
    ..It is concluded that the developed software could be a useful mean for PCD diagnosis...
  28. pmc Human metapneumovirus associated with respiratory tract infections in a 3-year study of nasal swabs from infants in Italy
    Fabrizio Maggi
    Virology Section, Department of Experimental Pathology, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    J Clin Microbiol 41:2987-91. 2003
    ..The study indicates that hMPV is seen as commonly as other respiratory viruses, may be associated with severe respiratory disease in infants, can establish mixed infections with other respiratory viruses, and has a seasonal occurrence...
  29. ncbi request reprint Coseasonal sublingual immunotherapy reduces the development of asthma in children with allergic rhinoconjunctivitis
    Elio Novembre
    Research Centre, Hospital San Pietro Fatebenefratelli, AFaR, Rome
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 114:851-7. 2004
    ..We wondered whether short-term coseasonal sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) can reduce the development of asthma in children with hay fever in an open randomized study...
  30. ncbi request reprint Foreign body aspiration in children
    Fabio Midulla
    Department of Pediatric Emergency, University La Sapienza of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Pediatr Int 47:663-8. 2005
    ..The aim was to investigate the role of physical and radiological findings before bronchoscopy in the diagnosis of foreign body aspiration (FBA)...