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ABSTRACT: Allergy affects at least one-quarter of European schoolchildren, it reduces quality of life and may impair school performance; there is a risk of severe reactions and, in rare cases, death. Allergy is a multi-system disorder, and children often have several co-existing diseases, i.e. allergic rhinitis, asthma, eczema and food allergy. Severe food allergy reactions may occur for the first time at school, and overall 20% of food allergy reactions occur in schools. Up to two-thirds of schools have at least one child at risk of anaphylaxis but many are poorly prepared. A cooperative partnership between doctors, community and school nurses, school staff, parents and the child is necessary to ensure allergic children are protected. Schools and doctors should adopt a comprehensive approach to allergy training, ensuring that all staff can prevent, recognize and initiate treatment of allergic reactions.Allergy 03/2010; 65(6):681-9. DOI:10.1111/j.1398-9995.2010.02343.x · 6.00 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: The recognition of echotexture in echographic images may fail due to the distortions introduced by the scan system. We have implemented a rotation and scale invariant recognition method of echographic textures. The significant features assumed to characterise the images are vectors whose components are the values of a modified Fourier transform (MFT) of the images. Our method assures a good reliability and allows a short computation time, also when implemented on small computers. The method has till now been proved over breast and thyroid images, exhibiting a very good discrimination capability.