The link between varicella and immune system: which children will develop acute cerebellitis?
ConclusionsOur preliminary results indicate that sub-clinical immunological defects may correlate to cerebellitis in varicella. (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - May 29, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

The recurrent SETBP1 c.2608G   >  A, p.(Gly870Ser) variant in a patient with Schinzel-Giedion syndrome: an illustrative case of the utility of whole exome sequencing in a critically ill neonate
Schinzel-Giedion syndrome (SGS) is a multiple malformation syndrome mainly characterized by severe intellectual disability, distinctive facial features, and multiple congenital anomalies, including skeletal ab... (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - May 27, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Maria Pia Leone, Pietro Palumbo, Orazio Palumbo, Ester Di Muro, Massimiliano Chetta, Nicola Laforgia, Nicoletta Resta, Alessandro Stella, Stefano Castellana, Tommaso Mazza, Marco Castori, Massimo Carella and Nenad Bukvic Tags: Case report Source Type: research

The recurrent SETBP1 c.2608G   & gt;  A, p.(Gly870Ser) variant in a patient with Schinzel-Giedion syndrome: an illustrative case of the utility of whole exome sequencing in a critically ill neonate
ConclusionsOur study confirms SGS as a severe disorder potentially presenting at birth as a critically ill neonate and demonstrates the causal role of the c.2608G  >  A, p.(Gly870Ser) variant in the etiology of the syndrome. Moreover, although the cohort ofSETBP1-patients reported in the literature is still small, our study reports for the first time the prevalence of the variant (about 27%, 7/26). Finally, given the heterogeneity of clinical presentations of affected patients hospitalized in Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) and/or Pediatric Intensive Care Units (PICU), in agreement with emerging data ...
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - May 27, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

Identification of novel biomarkers for neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy using iTRAQ
This study aimed to identify potential biomarkers of neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) via a novel proteomic approach, the isobaric tags f... (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - May 24, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Yuanyuan Zhu, Yajing Yun, Meifang Jin, Gen Li, Hong Li, Po Miao, Xin Ding, Xing Feng, Lixiao Xu and Bin Sun Tags: Research Source Type: research

Italian pediatric respiratory society recommendations on pediatric pulmonary function testing during COVID-19 pandemic
Effective prevention and control strategies are mandatory to prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection. (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - May 24, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Elisabetta Bignamini, Salvatore Cazzato, Renato Cutrera, Giuliana Ferrante, Stefania La Grutta, Amelia Licari, Enrico Lombardi, Fabio Midulla, Giorgio Piacentini, Massimo Pifferi, Francesca Santamaria, Giancarlo Tancredi and Attilio Turchetta Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

The psycho-social effects of COVID-19 on Italian adolescents ’ attitudes and behaviors
COVID-19 is an emerging issue that has significant consequences on psycho-social well-being. (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - May 24, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Carlo Buzzi, Maurizio Tucci, Riccardo Ciprandi, Ilaria Brambilla, Silvia Caimmi, Giorgio Ciprandi and Gian Luigi Marseglia Tags: Research Source Type: research

Association between maternal HIV infection and birthweight in a tertiary hospital in southern Ethiopia: retrospective cohort study
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection and low birth weight (LBW) continue to be significant public health concerns in many low-income countries including Ethiopia. Yet the effect of maternal HIV infecti... (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - May 24, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Andualem Zenebe, Betelhem Eshetu and Samson Gebremedhin Tags: Research Source Type: research

A randomized controlled study of immediate versus delayed umbilical cord clamping in infants born by elective caesarean section
Delayed umbilical cord clamping is associated with greater haemoglobin concentration and iron storage between 3 and 6  months of life and with less need of blood transfusion and lower incidence of neonatal hypo... (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - May 24, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Giuseppe De Bernardo, Maurizio Giordano, Rita De Santis, Paola Castelli, Desiree Sordino, Daniele Trevisanuto, Giuseppe Buonocore and Serafina Perrone Tags: Research Source Type: research

Neonatal ten-year retrospective study on neural tube defects in a second level University Hospital
ConclusionsThis study describes familiar and/or maternal risk factors and demographic and clinical features of a single-center series of newborns with NTDs. It may provide a further outline of the actual phenotypic spectrum of these malformations, and new insights into epidemiological aspects and comprehensive management of the patients, including diagnostic work-up and follow-up evaluations. (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - May 24, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

Growth patterns and associated risk factors of congenital malformations in twins
AbstractBackgroundThe rate of twinning continues to increase due to the combined effect of a rise in parental age and increased use of assisted reproductive technology. The risk of congenital anomalies in twins is higher than in singletons, but it is less well reported in relation to growth patterns. We focused to the auxological outcome of twin pregnancies when one or both of twins are affected by one or more malformations.MethodsWe conducted a retrospective observational study reviewing the clinical charts of twins admitted in the period between January 2003 and December 2018 at the University Hospital of Palermo. The as...
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - May 24, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

The psycho-social effects of COVID-19 on Italian adolescents ’ attitudes and behaviors
ConclusionsThe current research highlighted the remarkable, healthy, and certainly unexpected, emotional balance of the new generations in the face of a sudden, unpredictable phenomenon capable of jeopardizing life itself. While understanding the gravity of the phenomenon and willingly adapting to all the necessary precautions, the adolescents still seemed to express an excellent ability to manage situations of insecurity and to deal with unfavorable and adverse conditions by adapting to the new routine and finding alternative and innovative means of meeting their social and psychological needs. (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - May 24, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

A randomized controlled study of immediate versus delayed umbilical cord clamping in infants born by elective caesarean section
AbstractBackgroundDelayed umbilical cord clamping is associated with greater haemoglobin concentration and iron storage between 3 and 6  months of life and with less need of blood transfusion and lower incidence of neonatal hypotension compared to early umbilical cord clamping.MethodsThe aim was to test the hypothesis that delayed cord clamping is better than early cord clamping in term infants born by elective caesarean section. Group A was subjected to immediate cord clamping while in the Group B, the umbilical cord was clamped 1  min after birth. Primary aim was revealed the difference in pre-ductal satura...
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - May 24, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

Identification of novel biomarkers for neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy using iTRAQ
ConclusionsHP and S100A8 may serve as a potential biomarker for neonatal HIE and reflects the severity of HIE. The complement and coagulation cascades play crucial roles in the development of neonatal HIE. (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - May 24, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

Association between maternal HIV infection and birthweight in a tertiary hospital in southern Ethiopia: retrospective cohort study
ConclusionMaternal HIV infection is associated with increased odds of LBW. HIV prevention activities are also likely to contribute for the reduction of LBW. (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - May 24, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

Italian pediatric respiratory society recommendations on pediatric pulmonary function testing during COVID-19 pandemic
ConclusionPulmonary function testing should be performed in children with chronic lung disease only if it is needed to guide management and limited to the necessary tests, namely spirometry. When performed, strict infection control measures should be followed due to the potential risk of transmitting SARS-CoV-2. (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - May 24, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

Faecal calprotectin and ultrasonography as non-invasive screening tools for detecting colorectal polyps in children with sporadic rectal bleeding: a prospective study
Colorectal polyps are reported in 6,1% of paediatric colonoscopies and in 12% of those performed for lower gastrointestinal bleeding. Although colonoscopy is widely used in paediatric patients, it requires bow... (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - May 20, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Giovanni Di Nardo, Francesco Esposito, Chiara Ziparo, Caterina Strisciuglio, Francesca Vassallo, Marco Di Serafino, Maria Pia Villa, Pasquale Parisi, Melania Evangelisti, Claudia Pacchiarotti and Vito Domenico Corleto Tags: Research Source Type: research

Faecal calprotectin and ultrasonography as non-invasive screening tools for detecting colorectal polyps in children with sporadic rectal bleeding: a prospective study
ConclusionsFC combined with US and digital rectal examination is a good and promising non-invasive screening test for detecting colorectal polyps in children with isolated and sporadic rectal bleeding. (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - May 20, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

The Italian paediatric society raccomandations on children and adolescents extra-domestic activities during the SARS COV-2 emergency phase 2
Due to novel coronavirus infection emergency, restricting measures have been imposed in Italy. As well as adults, also children are limited in their daily routine. (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - May 19, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Alberto Villani, Elena Bozzola, Paolo Siani and Giovanni Corsello Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Identified plasma proteins related to vascular structure are associated with coarctation of the aorta in children
Coarctation of the aorta (CoA), presenting with local stenosis of the aorta is involved in many cardiovascular processes. However, there has been little research on the mechanism of coarctation of the aorta. (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - May 19, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Siyu Ma, Junqiang Zheng, Yang Xu, Zhaocong Yang, Yu Zhu, Xiaoqi Su and Xuming Mo Tags: Research Source Type: research

Proteomics analysis of plasma protein changes in patent ductus arteriosus patients
Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is a congenital heart defect with an unclear etiology that occurs commonly among newborns. Adequately understanding the molecular pathogenesis of PDA can contribute to improved t... (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - May 19, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Cheng Xu, Xiaoqi Su, Yong Chen, Yang Xu, Zhiqi Wang and Xuming Mo Tags: Research Source Type: research

Humanization of care in pediatric wards: differences between perceptions of users and staff according to department type
As the quality and quantity of patient-centered care may be perceived differently by recipients and independent observers, assessment of humanization of pediatric care remains an elusive issue. Herein we aim t... (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - May 19, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: C. Mandato, M. A. Siano, A. G. E. De Anseris, M. Tripodi, G. Massa, R. De Rosa, M. Buffoli, A. Lamanna, P. Siani and P. Vajro Tags: Research Source Type: research

Humanization of care in pediatric wards: differences between perceptions of users and staff according to department type
AbstractBackgroundAs the quality and quantity of patient-centered care may be perceived differently by recipients and independent observers, assessment of humanization of pediatric care remains an elusive issue. Herein we aim to analyze differences between the degrees of verifiedexisting vs.perceived humanization issues of a pediatric ward. Furthermore, we examine whether there is concurrence between the degrees of humanizationperceived by users (parents/visitors) vs. staff members.MethodsThe study was conducted in the pediatric wards of seven medical centers of the Campania region (Italy) categorized as general (n ...
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - May 19, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

Proteomics analysis of plasma protein changes in patent ductus arteriosus patients
ConclusionPlasma proteomics profiles suggested novel candidate molecular markers for PDA. The findings may allow development of a new strategy to investigate the mechanism and etiology of PDA. (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - May 19, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

Identified plasma proteins related to vascular structure are associated with coarctation of the aorta in children
ConclusionsThe differentially expressed proteins identified in the plasma from CoA patients indicated that they may play critical roles in CoA and that they could potentially be utilized as biomarkers for diagnosis. Altered vascular related proteins were associated with COA. These results provide a foundation for further understanding and studying the aetiology and pathogenesis of coarctation of the aorta. (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - May 19, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

The Italian paediatric society raccomandations on children and adolescents extra-domestic activities during the SARS COV-2 emergency phase 2
ConclusionThe Italian Paediatric Society recommends specific recreational and physical activities according to the age of the children and respecting social distancing. (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - May 19, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

Judicial outcome and follow up of abused child protection acts in a pediatric emergency department: 12-year experience in a third level pediatric hospital
Italian laws allow the protection of a child who is suspected to be a victim of abuse through a procedure that can be put in motion by the attending physician in any Emergency Department (article nr. 403 Civil... (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - May 13, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Federico Poropat, Arianna Canuto, Giulia Caddeo, Erica Predonzani, Laura Novello, Alessandra Zorzetto, Claudio Germani and Egidio Barbi Tags: Research Source Type: research

What ’s the name? Weight stigma and the battle against obesity
Childhood obesity has spread worldwide, it is on the rise, starts earlier and is more severe, despite all treatment attempts. (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - May 13, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Rita Tanas, Sergio Bernasconi, Maria Marsella and Giovanni Corsello Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Genetics of atrioventricular canal defects
Atrioventricular canal defect (AVCD) represents a quite common congenital heart defect (CHD) accounting for 7.4% of all cardiac malformations. AVCD is a very heterogeneous malformation that can occur as a phen... (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - May 13, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Flaminia Pugnaloni, Maria Cristina Digilio, Carolina Putotto, Enrica De Luca, Bruno Marino and Paolo Versacci Tags: Review Source Type: research

Judicial outcome and follow up of abused child protection acts in a pediatric emergency department: 12-year experience in a third level pediatric hospital
ConclusionsThis report identifies a good ability of ED doctors in the activation of an emergency procedure to protect the child. Overall, the social outcome was good for nearly 70% of the patients, highlighting the importance of activation of social support programs for child abuse. (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - May 13, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

Genetics of atrioventricular canal defects
AbstractAtrioventricular canal defect (AVCD) represents a quite common congenital heart defect (CHD) accounting for 7.4% of all cardiac malformations. AVCD is a very heterogeneous malformation that can occur as a phenotypical cardiac aspect in the context of different genetic syndromes but also as an isolated, non-syndromic cardiac defect. AVCD has also been described in several pedigrees suggesting a pattern of familiar recurrence. Targeted Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) techniques are proved to be a powerful tool to establish the molecular heterogeneity of AVCD.Given the complexity of cardiac embryology, it is not surp...
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - May 13, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

What ’s the name? Weight stigma and the battle against obesity
AbstractChildhood obesity has spread worldwide, it is on the rise, starts earlier and is more severe, despite all treatment attempts.According to recent studies, weight stigma is a factor that can hinder the success of therapies. Healthcare workers, mainly paediatricians, need to feel the urgency of anti-stigma training. The use of non-stigmatizing terminologies and images in various areas (school, sports clubs, healthcare, media, society in general) can improve disease management. (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - May 13, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

Jaffe-Campanacci syndrome or neurofibromatosis type 1: a case report of phenotypic overlap with detection of NF1 gene mutation in non-ossifying fibroma
Jaffe-Campanacci syndrome is characterized by multiple non-ossifying fibromas, caf é-au-lait macules and giant cell granulomas of the jaw. Even if the association between all these peculiar features and neurofi... (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - May 11, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Silvia Vannelli, Raffaele Buganza, Federica Runfola, Ilaria Mussinatto, Antonio Andreacchio and Luisa de Sanctis Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Jaffe-Campanacci syndrome or neurofibromatosis type 1: a case report of phenotypic overlap with detection of NF1 gene mutation in non-ossifying fibroma
ConclusionThis result indicates that every patient with clinical features of Jaffe-Campanacci syndrome should be further evaluated to detect features related to neurofibromatosis type 1 and genetically investigated for mutations in the NF1 gene, since this could lead to a definite diagnosis, but also could clarify and quantify the real genotype-phenotype overlap between neurofibromatosis type 1 and Jaffe-Campanacci syndrome. (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - May 11, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

The development of a Consensus Conference on Pediatric Procedural Sedation in the Emergency Department in Italy: from here where to?
In Italy, as in many European countries, Pediatric Emergency Medicine is not formally recognized as a pediatric subspecialty, hindering nation-wide adoption of standards of care, especially in the field of pro... (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - May 1, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Idanna Sforzi, Silvia Bressan, Claudia Saffirio, Salvatore De Masi, Leonardo Bussolin, Liviana Da Dalt, Fabio De Iaco, Itai Shavit, Baruch Krauss and Egidio Barbi Tags: Research Source Type: research

The development of a Consensus Conference on Pediatric Procedural Sedation in the Emergency Department in Italy: from here where to?
ConclusionThe results of the first multidisciplinary and multi-professional Consensus Conference in Italy are meant to provide up-to-date national guidance to improve the standard of care of children undergoing painful and stressful procedures in the ED. The recommendations will be periodically updated as new relevant evidence is published. (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - May 1, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

Risk factors and treatments for disseminated intravascular coagulation in neonates
Although disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a critical disease, there is few gold standard interventions in neonatal medicine. The aim of this study is to reveal factors affecting neonatal DIC at ... (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - April 29, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Hayato Go, Hitoshi Ohto, Kenneth E. Nollet, Nozomi Kashiwabara, Kei Ogasawara, Mina Chishiki, Shun Hiruta, Ichiri Sakuma, Yukihiko Kawasaki and Mitsuaki Hosoya Tags: Research Source Type: research

Clinical and molecular features of children with Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome in China: a single-center retrospective cohort study
In this study, we aim to characterize the clinical features and molecular defects o... (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - April 29, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ruixue Wang, Yongmei Xiao, Dan Li, Hui Hu, Xiaolu Li, Ting Ge, Ronghua Yu, Yizhong Wang and Ting Zhang Tags: Research Source Type: research

Novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in newborns and infants: what we know so far
Recently, an outbreak of viral pneumonitis in Wuhan, Hubei, China successively spread as a global pandemia, led to the identification of a novel betacoronavirus species, the 2019 novel coronavirus, successivel... (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - April 29, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Domenico Umberto De Rose, Fiammetta Piersigilli, Maria Paola Ronchetti, Alessandra Santisi, Iliana Bersani, Andrea Dotta, Olivier Danhaive and Cinzia Auriti Tags: Review Source Type: research

Risk factors and treatments for disseminated intravascular coagulation in neonates
AbstractBackgroundAlthough disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a critical disease, there is few gold standard interventions in neonatal medicine. The aim of this study is to reveal factors affecting neonatal DIC at birth and to assess the effectiveness of rTM and FFP for DIC in neonates at birth.MethodsWe retrospectively evaluated DIC score on the first day of life in neonates with underlying conditions associated with DIC. DIC in neonates was diagnosed according to Japan Society of Obstetrical, Gynecological& Neonatal Hematology 2016 neonatal DIC criteria.ResultsComparing neonates with DIC scores of ≥3 ...
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - April 29, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

Novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in newborns and infants: what we know so far
AbstractRecently, an outbreak of viral pneumonitis in Wuhan, Hubei, China successively spread as a global pandemia, led to the identification of a novel betacoronavirus species, the 2019 novel coronavirus, successively designated 2019-nCoV then SARS-CoV-2). The SARS-CoV-2 causes a clinical syndrome designated coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID19) with a spectrum of manifestations ranging from mild upper respiratory tract infection to severe pneumonitis, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and death. Few cases have been observed in children and adolescents who seem to have a more favorable clinical course than other age...
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - April 29, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

Clinical and molecular features of children with Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome in China: a single-center retrospective cohort study
In this study, we aim to characterize the clinical features and molecular defects of BWS patients in China.MethodsThirty-one patients with clinical suspicion of BWS were retrospectively recruited to the study from Shanghai Children ’s Hospital between January 2014 and December 2017. Clinical data, including demographics, clinical features, and molecular testing results were extracted and systematically analyzed.ResultsTwenty-one patients with a BWS score  ≥ 4 (6, IQR 4, 7) were clinically diagnosed with BWS, and 10 children with a BWS score ≥ 2 and 
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - April 29, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

A caregiver-reported global severity assessment in pediatric atopic eczema: the Comano score
Atopic eczema (AE) is the most common inflammatory skin disease in infancy and its prevalence is rising worldwide. It has a wide social impact on the affected children and their families ’ lives. AE can have a ... (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - April 23, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Mattia Giovannini, Davide Geat, Gabriele Barlocco, Riccardo Pertile, Francesca Mori, Cesare Filippeschi, Elio Novembre, Mario Cristofolini and Ermanno Baldo Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

A young girl with right ovarian torsion and left ovarian ectopy
Mayer-Rokitansky-K üster-Hauser (MRKHS) syndrome refers to congenital hypoplasia/aplasia of the uterus, the cervix and the upper 2/3 of the vagina, in females with normal ovaries and fallopian tubes, secondary ... (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - April 23, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Giuliana Morabito, Alessandro Daidone, Flora Murru, Marianna Iaquinto, Elena Faleschini, Egidio Barbi and Giorgio Cozzi Tags: Case report Source Type: research

The effect of massage on feeding intolerance in preterm infants: a systematic review and meta-analysis study
Feeding intolerance in premature infants is one of the main causes of their long-term hospitalization in NICUs. Massage therapy is a cost-effective intervention that has a positive impact on the health of infa... (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - April 23, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Leila Seiiedi-Biarag and Mojgan Mirghafourvand Tags: Review Source Type: research

A case series of CHARGE syndrome: identification of key features for a neonatal diagnosis
An early diagnosis of CHARGE syndrome is challenging, especially for the primary care physicians who often take care of neonates with multiple congenital anomalies. Here we report eight cases of CHARGE syndrom... (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - April 23, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Maria Francesca Bedeschi, Beatrice Letizia Crippa, Lorenzo Colombo, Martina Buscemi, Cesare Rossi, Roberta Villa, Silvana Gangi, Odoardo Picciolini, Claudia Cinnante, Viola Giulia Carlina Fergnani, Paola Francesca Ajmone, Elisa Scola, Fabio Triulzi and Fa Tags: Research Source Type: research

A case series of CHARGE syndrome: identification of key features for a neonatal diagnosis
ConclusionsThis article suggests that an accurate evaluation of the ear should be made every time CHARGE syndrome is considered as a likely diagnosis even when the standard criteria are not fulfilled. (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - April 23, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

The effect of massage on feeding intolerance in preterm infants: a systematic review and meta-analysis study
AbstractBackgroundFeeding intolerance in premature infants is one of the main causes of their long-term hospitalization in NICUs. Massage therapy is a cost-effective intervention that has a positive impact on the health of infants and their parents. This systematic review investigates the effect of massage on feeding intolerance in preterm infants.MethodsA search was carried out in English databases including Medline (via PubMed), Scopus, Cochrane Library, Google Scholar, Embase (via Ovid) and Persian databases including SID and Magiran for articles published until November 2019 with language restrictions (English or Persi...
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - April 23, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

A caregiver-reported global severity assessment in pediatric atopic eczema: the Comano score
AbstractAtopic eczema (AE) is the most common inflammatory skin disease in infancy and its prevalence is rising worldwide. It has a wide social impact on the affected children and their families ’ lives. AE can have a chronic and heterogeneous course, with periods of remission and relapse of the clinical manifestations. For this reason, its severity assessment through standardized outcome measures becomes a fundamental guide for health professionals, who can manage AE following evidence-b ased medicine principles in their everyday clinical practice or in clinical trials.Several scoring systems have been recognized to...
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - April 23, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

A young girl with right ovarian torsion and left ovarian ectopy
ConclusionsIn front of a patient with ovarian torsion and anatomical features suggestive of MRKHS, both the ovaries should always be searched for, with a high suspicion threshold for extrapelvic ovary. Identifying the ectopic ovary, in this case, helped to preserve patient fertility, avoiding a possible torsion. (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - April 23, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

Dieulafoy lesion: two pediatric case reports
We report two cases of gastric Dieul... (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - April 19, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Giovanni Di Nardo, Gianluca Esposito, Angela Mauro, Letizia Zenzeri, Gian Paolo Ciccarelli, Andrea Catzola, Alessandro Rossi and Vito Domenico Corleto Tags: Case report Source Type: research