Rebeca Mozun

Rebeca Mozun
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Population-based studies of children presenting with dry night cough alone compared with those who also wheeze are few and inconclusive. Luftibus in the school is a population-based study of schoolchildren conducted between 2013–2016 in Zurich, Switzerland. We divided children into four mutually exclusive groups based on reported dry night cough (‘...
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Background References from the Global Lung Function Initiative (GLI) are widely used to interpret children's spirometry results. We assessed fit for healthy schoolchildren. Methods LuftiBus in the school (LUIS) is a population-based cross-sectional study done from 2013–2016 in the canton of Zurich, Switzerland. Parents and children aged 6–17 years...
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Objectives: Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is a rare genetic disease that causes recurrent respiratory infections. People with PCD may be at high risk of severe COVID-19 and protection against SARS-CoV-2 is therefore important. We studied facemask usage and problems reported in relation with their use among people with PCD. Methods: We used data...
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Background Facemasks help prevent transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and are particularly important for people with chronic respiratory disease such as primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD). We studied the usage of facemasks and its consequences among people with PCD in an international context. Methods We used data from COVID-PCD, an international observation...
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Background: References from the Global Lung Function Initiative (GLI) are widely used to interpret children's spirometry results. We assessed fit for healthy schoolchildren. Methods: LuftiBus in the school (LUIS) is a population-based study done from 2013-2016 in the canton of Zurich, Switzerland. Parents and children aged 6-17 years answered quest...
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Objectives In epidemiological studies, childhood asthma is usually assessed with questionnaires directed at parents or children, and these may give different answers. We studied how well parents and children agreed when asked to report symptoms of wheeze and investigated whose answers were closer to measurable traits of asthma. Methods LuftiBus in...
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Respiratory disease is common in children and strongly associated with lifestyle and environmental exposures. Thus, it is important to study the epidemiology locally. The LuftiBus in the School (LUIS) study was set up to assess the respiratory health of schoolchildren in the canton of Zurich, Switzerland. LUIS is a cross-sectional population-based...
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Background Facemasks help prevent transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and are particularly important for people with chronic respiratory disease such as primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD). We studied the usage of facemasks and its consequences among people with PCD in an international context. Methods We used data from COVID-PCD, an international observationa...
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We assessed how prevalence estimates of cough in 6-17-year-olds vary depending on the question asked in the population-based Luftibus in the school (LUIS) study. 3427 parents answered three different questions on cough. The prevalence of parent-reported cough varied substantially depending on the question: 25% of parents reported cough without a co...
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In epidemiological studies, childhood asthma is usually assessed with questionnaires directed at parents or children, and these may give different answers. We studied how well parents and children agreed when asked to report symptoms of wheeze and investigated whose answers were closer to measurable traits of asthma. LuftiBus in the school is a cro...
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Diagnosing asthma in children represents an important clinical challenge. There is no single gold standard test to confirm the diagnosis. Consequently, both over-, and under-diagnosis of asthma are frequent in children. A Task Force (TF) supported by the European Respiratory Society has developed these evidence-based clinical practice guidelines fo...
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Introduction COVID-PCD is a participatory study initiated by people with PCD who have an essential vote in all stages of the research from the design of the study to the recruitment of participants, and interpretation and communication of the study results. COVID-PCD aims to collect epidemiological data in real time from people with PCD throughout...
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COVID-PCD is a participatory study initiated by people with PCD who have an essential vote in all stages of the research from the design of the study to the recruitment of participants, and interpretation and communication of the study results. COVID-PCD aims to collect epidemiological data in real time from people with PCD throughout the pandemic...
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Respiratory disease is common in children and strongly associated with lifestyle and environmental exposures. Thus, it is important to study the epidemiology locally. LuftiBus in the school (LUIS) was set up to assess the respiratory health of schoolchildren in the canton of Zurich, Switzerland. LUIS is a cross-sectional population-based study that...
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Background Smoking habits in adolescents are changing. We assessed active smoking of conventional cigarettes, e‐cigarettes and shishas in Swiss schoolchildren, studied risk factors and compared respiratory problems between smokers and non‐smokers. Methods We used data from LuftiBus in the school (LUIS), a school‐based survey of respiratory health...
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Introduction Diagnosing asthma in children remains a challenge because respiratory symptoms are not specific and vary over time. Aim In a real-life observational study, we assessed the diagnostic accuracy of respiratory symptoms, objective tests, and two paediatric diagnostic algorithms proposed by GINA and NICE to diagnose asthma in school-aged c...
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Background: Smoking is a major preventable cause of morbidity and mortality. We assessed smoking behaviour in 6-17-year-olds. In 13-17-year-olds, we studied risk factors for smoking and compared the frequency of respiratory problems between those who smoked and those who did not. Methods: We used data from LuftiBus in the school, a school-based sur...
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The paediatric respiratory research community uses cohort studies extensively. However, the landscape of these studies and their quality of reporting has not been assessed. We performed a systematic review of publications on cohort studies reporting on paediatric lower respiratory problems published in 2018. We searched Medline and EMBASE and extra...
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Introduction There are little data on the usefulness of different tests to diagnose asthma in children. Aim We assessed the contribution of a detailed history and a variety of diagnostic tests for diagnosing asthma in children. Methods We studied children aged 6–16 years referred consecutively for evaluation of suspected asthma to two pulmonary o...
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Treatment failure leading to escalation of care occurred less often in infants with hypoxaemic bronchiolitis treated with high-flow oxygen than with standard oxygen therapy, but there were no differences in the proportion needing ICU transfer or intubation http://bit.ly/2F3rSi1.
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Background and objectives: Guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics define urinary tract infection (UTI) as the growth of greater than 50,000 ufc/mL of a single bacterium in a urine culture with a positive urine dipstick or with a urinalysis associated. Our objective was to evaluate the adequacy of this cutoff point for the diagnosis of...
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AimThere is limited evidence about the diagnostic value of urine dipsticks in young febrile infants. The aim of this study was to determine whether urine dipsticks would identify positive urine cultures in febrile infants of less than 90-days-of-age.Methods This study was a sub-analysis of a prospective multi-centre study developed in 19 Spanish pa...
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Background: Urinary tract infection (UTI) is the most common serious bacterial infection (SBI) in infants younger than 90 days of age. Many physicians admit infants younger than 90 days old because of their greater risk of developing invasive bacterial infections (IBIs), secondary to UTI. The primary objective of this study was to design a predict...
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Objectives To grade clinical practice variation within pediatricians of the north region of Spain society (SCCALP), and the adherence to current evidenced-based clinical guidelines. To test significant differences depending on the grade of experience and work environment. Materials and methods An anonymous survey was emailed to the pediatrician mem...

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