Basedow-Graves ’ disease in a pediatric patient with Sticlker syndrome, a new endocrine finding to improve personalized treatment
Stickler syndrome is a connective tissue disorder with predominantly autosomal dominant inheritance, with ocular, auditory and joint involvement. (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - December 1, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Roberta Onesimo, Cristina De Rose, Clelia Cipolla, Silvia Della Casa, Chiara Leoni, Annabella Salerni, Daniela Ricci and Giuseppe Zampino Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Iatrogenic severe hyperglycemia due to parenteral administration of glucose in children – a case series
The objective of this study was to investigate the causes, circumstances, course of dise... (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - December 1, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Nora Bruns, Anja Gro ße Lordemann, Tobias Rasche, Jochen Meyburg, Marcus Krüger, Christian Wieg, Alexander Gratopp, Marc Hoppenz, Friedhelm Heitmann, Thomas Hoppen, Günther Löffler, Ursula Felderhoff-Müser and Christian Dohna-Schwake Tags: Research Source Type: research

Iatrogenic severe hyperglycemia due to parenteral administration of glucose in children – a case series
ConclusionsISH is a severe condition with high morbidity and mortality. Further research to amplify the understanding of this condition is needed, but focus should largely be held on its prevention. (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - December 1, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

Basedow-Graves ’ disease in a pediatric patient with Sticlker syndrome, a new endocrine finding to improve personalized treatment
ConclusionsThis is the first evidence of thyroid dysfunction and autoimmune pattern for Sticker syndrome.Further clinical reports are expected before suggesting the implementation of new clinical skills for Stickler syndrome, but this paper may contribute to improve personalized management of this rare disorder. (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - December 1, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

Best practices, challenges and innovations in pediatrics in 2019
This paper runs through key progresses in epidemiology, pathomechanisms and therapy of various diseases in children that were issued in the Italian Journal of Pediatrics at the end of last year. Novel research... (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - November 30, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Carlo Caffarelli, Francesca Santamaria, Angelica Santoro, Michela Procaccianti, Fabio Castellano, Francesca Fiori Nastro, Alberto Villani, Sergio Bernasconi and Giovanni Corsello Tags: Review Source Type: research

Pooled prevalence and determinants of skilled birth attendant delivery in East Africa countries: a multilevel analysis of Demographic and Health Surveys
Skilled health professional assisted delivery is an effective strategy to reduce maternal and newborn mortality. Skilled assistant delivery can prevent about 16 –33% of maternal and newborn mortality. Despite t... (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - November 30, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Zemenu Tadesse Tessema and Getayeneh Antehunegn Tesema Tags: Research Source Type: research

Best practices, challenges and innovations in pediatrics in 2019
AbstractThis paper runs through key progresses in epidemiology, pathomechanisms and therapy of various diseases in children that were issued in the Italian Journal of Pediatrics at the end of last year. Novel research and documents that explore areas such as allergy, critical care, endocrinology, gastroenterology, infectious diseases, neonatology, neurology, nutrition, and respiratory tract illnesses in children have been reported. These observations will help to control childhood illnesses. (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - November 30, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

Pooled prevalence and determinants of skilled birth attendant delivery in East Africa countries: a multilevel analysis of Demographic and Health Surveys
ConclusionSkilled birth attendance at birth in the East Africa countries was low. Maternal age, women and husband education, wealth index, antenatal care visit, multiple gestations, parity, accessing health care, residence, and living countries were major determinants of skilled attendant delivery. Strategies to increase the accessibility and availability of healthcare services, and financial support that targets mothers from poor households and rural residents to use health services will be beneficial. Health education targeting mothers and their partner with no education are vital to increasing their awareness about the ...
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - November 30, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

Determinants of postnatal care utilization in sub-Saharan Africa: a meta and multilevel analysis of data from 36 sub-Saharan countries
Globally, over 65% of maternal deaths occur during the first 42  days of postpartum while the same proportion of neonatal deaths occur during the first 7 days of life. In sab- Saharan Africa, 4.7 million mother... (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - November 27, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Zemenu Tadesse Tessema, Lake Yazachew, Getayeneh Antehunegn Tesema and Achamyeleh Birhanu Teshale Tags: Research Source Type: research

Determinants of postnatal care utilization in sub-Saharan Africa: a meta and multilevel analysis of data from 36 sub-Saharan countries
ConclusionThe coverage of postnatal care service utilization was low with high disparities among the region. Being in rural residence, young age group, low education level, had no occupation, not exposed to media, a big problem to access health care, not had ANC visit, and home delivery was associated with low postnatal care service utilization. This study evidenced that there is a wide gap in postnatal care utilization between SSA countries. Special attention is required to improve health accessibility, utilization, and quality of maternal health services to increase postnatal care service utilization in the region. (Sour...
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - November 27, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

The impact of pregnancy induced hypertension on low birth weight in Ethiopia: systematic review and meta-analysis
AbstractBackgroundEven though neonatal mortality reduction is the major goal needed to be achieved by 2030, it is still unacceptably high especially in Ethiopia. In the other hand, low birth weight is the major cause of neonatal mortality and morbidity. More than 10 millions of low birth weight infants occurred as a result of pregnancy induced hypertension. However, in Ethiopia the association between low birth weight and pregnancy induced hypertension was represented with un-updated, inconclusive and different studies. Therefore, this review aimed to estimate the overall pooled impact of pregnancy induced hypertension on ...
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - November 26, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

The impact of pregnancy induced hypertension on low birth weight in Ethiopia: systematic review and meta-analysis
Even though neonatal mortality reduction is the major goal needed to be achieved by 2030, it is still unacceptably high especially in Ethiopia. In the other hand, low birth weight is the major cause of neonata... (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - November 26, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Temesgen Getaneh, Ayenew Negesse, Getenet Dessie and Melaku Desta Tags: Research Source Type: research

Abdominal pain as first manifestation of lyme neuroborreliosis in children, case report and review of literature
Lyme neuroborreliosis can cause a variety of neurological manifestations. European children usually present facial nerve palsy, other cranial nerve palsies and aseptic meningitis. (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - November 23, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Salvatore Savasta, Ivan Fiorito, Thomas Foiadelli, Anna Pichiecchio, Patrizia Cambieri, Bianca Mariani, Piero Marone and Gianluigi Marseglia Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Children with special health care needs attending emergency department in Italy: analysis of 3479 cases
Although children with special health care needs (CSHCN) represent a minority of the population, they go through more hospitalizations, more admissions to the Emergency Department (ED), and receive a major num... (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - November 23, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Paola Cianci, Valeria D ’Apolito, Alex Moretti, Massimo Barbagallo, Sabrina Paci, Maria Teresa Carbone, Riccardo Lubrano, Antonio Urbino, Carlo Dionisi Vici, Luigi Memo, Giuseppe Zampino, Giancarlo La Marca, Alberto Villani, Giovanni Corsello and Angelo Tags: Research Source Type: research

Children with special health care needs attending emergency department in Italy: analysis of 3479 cases
ConclusionsAccess of CSHCN to an ED is not infrequent. For this reason, it is fundamental for pediatricians working in any kind of ED to increase their general knowledge about CHSCN and to gain expertise in the management of such patients and their related medical complexity. (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - November 23, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

Abdominal pain as first manifestation of lyme neuroborreliosis in children, case report and review of literature
ConclusionThis case report shows that abdominal radiculitis, although extremely rare, could be the first manifestation of early Lyme neuroborreliosis in pediatric patients. Pediatricians must consider Lyme disease in the differential diagnosis of abdominal pain of unknown origin in children, especially in countries where the infection is endemic. (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - November 23, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

Lung ultrasound in outpatient approach to children with suspected COVID 19
Children with COVID 19 infection (CV19) generally have a mild disease whose main symptoms are fever and cough. Dyspnoea and hypoxemia are rarely reported and few data are available on the frequency and extent ... (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - November 23, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Giuseppe Gregori and Roberto Sacchetti Tags: Research Source Type: research

Lung ultrasound in outpatient approach to children with suspected COVID 19
ConclusionIn the absence of reliable, highly sensitive diagnostic tests or when nasal swab is unworkable or there are too many requests to be performed quickly due to the pandemic, LUS should be used in children with persistent cough for whom a CV19 is suspected because it can highlight undiagnosed interstitial lung lesions and reinforce the diagnostic suspicion of CV19 This approach can be very useful in outpatient settings and in areas with limited medical resources such as developing countries. (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - November 23, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

Health-care organization for the management and surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 infection in children during pandemic in Campania region, Italy
In comparison with adults, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) infection in children has a milder course. The management of children with suspected or confirmed coronavirus disease (COVI... (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - November 16, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Francesco Nunziata, Eugenia Bruzzese, Marco Poeta, Luca Pierri, Andrea Catzola, Gian Paolo Ciccarelli, Edoardo Vassallo, Emma Montella, Andrea Lo Vecchio and Alfredo Guarino Tags: Research Source Type: research

Health-care organization for the management and surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 infection in children during pandemic in Campania region, Italy
ConclusionAn hub-and-spoke system is effective in coordinate territorial health-care structures involved in management paediatric COVID-19 cases through telemedicine and the definition of stringent hospital admission criteria.The management of children with COVID-19 should be based on clinical conditions, assessed on a case-by-case critical evaluation, as well as on isolation measures, but may vary according to local epidemiological changes. (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - November 16, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

SAPHO syndrome: the supposed trigger by isotretinoin, the efficacy of adalimumab and the specter of depressive disorder: a case report
SAPHO (synovitis, acne, pustolosis, hyperostosis and osteitis) syndrome is a rare autoinflammatory chronic disorder, presenting with non-infectious osteitis, sterile joint inflammation and skin manifestations ... (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - November 13, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Michele Luzzati, Gabriele Simonini, Cesare Filippeschi, Teresa Giani and Sandra Trapani Tags: Case report Source Type: research

SAPHO syndrome: the supposed trigger by isotretinoin, the efficacy of adalimumab and the specter of depressive disorder: a case report
ConclusionsOur case reports a temporal association between the onset of osteo-articular symptoms and the introduction of isotretinoin, as previously described. However, this timeline is not sufficient to establish a causal role of this drug into the pathogenesis of sacroiliitis. At this regard, further studies are required. The occurrence of hidradenitis suppurativa during SAPHO course supported the introduction of TNF- α blockers with a favourable result, as reported in a few cases in literature. The association between SAPHO syndrome and depressive mood disorders is already reported. Our patient experienced severe ...
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - November 13, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

Update on resistance to thyroid hormone syndrome β
Resistance to thyroid hormone syndrome (RTH) is an autosomal dominant or recessive genetic disease caused by mutation of either the thyroid hormone receptor β (THR-β) gene or the thyroid hormone receptorα (THR-... (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - November 11, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Hongping Sun, Lin Cao, Rendong Zheng, Shaofeng Xie and Chao Liu Tags: Review Source Type: research

Update on resistance to thyroid hormone syndrome β
AbstractResistance to thyroid hormone syndrome (RTH) is an autosomal dominant or recessive genetic disease caused by mutation of either the thyroid hormone receptor β (THR-β) gene or the thyroid hormone receptorα (THR-α) gene. RTH due to mutations of the THR-β gene (hereafter, RTH-β) is characterized by a decreased response of the target tissue to thyroid hormone, increased serum levels of free triiodothyronine (FT3) and/or free thyroxine (FT4), and inapp ropriate secretion of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH, normal or elevated). Clinical manifestations of RTH-β vary from hyperthyroidi...
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - November 11, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

Clinical significance of family accommodation and parental psychological distress in a sample of children and adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder aged 8-17 years old
Family Accommodation (FA) refers to the involvement of family members (especially parents) in the compulsive behaviors of children and adolescents with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (e.g. modifying family rout... (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - November 10, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Maria Pontillo, Francesco Demaria, Maria Cristina Tata, Roberto Averna, Prisca Gargiullo, Maria Laura Pucciarini, Ornella Santonastaso, Tommaso Boldrini, Alberto Eugenio Tozzi and Stefano Vicari Tags: Research Source Type: research

Clinical significance of family accommodation and parental psychological distress in a sample of children and adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder aged 8-17 years old
ConclusionsThe findings of this study show that FA is common in children and adolescents with OCD and it could cause not only an impairment of the patient ’s global, social and role functioning but also a high level of individual psychological distress in the single parent. The presence of FA should therefore be carefully investigated and considered in planning assessment and treatment of OCD in children and adolescents. (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - November 10, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

High-throughput screening reveals novel mutations in spinal muscular atrophy patients
ConclusionsWe identified some mutations in bothSMN1 and other genes, and c.[271C  >  T], c.[−41_-40insCTCT], c.[1001A >  G] and c.[−117A >  G] might be associated with the onset of SMA. (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - November 4, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

Increased incidence of precocious and accelerated puberty in females during and after the Italian lockdown for the coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic
AbstractBackgroundThe timing of puberty in girls is occurring at an increasingly early age. While a positive family history is recognised as a predisposing factor for early or precocious puberty, the role of environmental factors is not fully understood.Aims of the studyTo make a retrospective evaluation of the incidence of newly diagnosed central precocious puberty (CPP) and the rate of pubertal progression in previously diagnosed patients during and after the Italian lockdown for COVID-19, comparing data with corresponding data from the previous 5  years. To determine whether body mass index (BMI) and the use of e...
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - November 4, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

Increased incidence of precocious and accelerated puberty in females during and after the Italian lockdown for the coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic
The timing of puberty in girls is occurring at an increasingly early age. While a positive family history is recognised as a predisposing factor for early or precocious puberty, the role of environmental facto... (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - November 4, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Stefano Stagi, Salvatore De Masi, Erica Bencini, Stefania Losi, Silvia Paci, Maria Parpagnoli, Franco Ricci, Daniele Ciofi and Chiara Azzari Tags: Research Source Type: research

High-throughput screening reveals novel mutations in spinal muscular atrophy patients
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is an autosomal recessive hereditary disease associated with severe muscle atrophy and weakness in the limbs and trunk. The discovery of mutated genes is helpful in diagnosis and ... (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - November 4, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ruiping Zhang, Chunyu Gu, Linjie Pu, Yingtao Meng, Jianbo Shu and Chunquan Cai Tags: Research Source Type: research

Incidence and predictors of diabetic ketoacidosis among children with diabetes in west and east Gojjam zone referral hospitals, northern Ethiopia, 2019
AbstractBackgroundRecurrent diabetic ketoacidosis in patients with known diabetes mellitus remains a relevant problem in pediatrics with an incidence of 1 –10% per patient. Children may die because of cerebral edema and had a significant mortality (24%) and morbidity (35%).ObjectiveWe assessed the incidence and predictors of diabetic ketoacidosis among diabetes children at East and West Gojjam zone referral hospitals, North West Ethiopia, 2019.MethodsAn institution-based retrospective follow up study was conducted on children who were registered from January 1, 2014, to January 1, 2019. Epi data version 3.1& Stat...
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - November 3, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

SHOX deficiency in children with growth impairment: evaluation of known and new auxological and radiological indicators
ConclusionsIn this study, the analysis of auxological and radiological indicators in SHOX-D children allowed to identify an additional early radiological sign and underlines the importance of family auxological evaluation. (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - November 3, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

SHOX deficiency in children with growth impairment: evaluation of known and new auxological and radiological indicators
The phenotypic features of SHOX deficiency (SHOX-D) are highly variable and can be very mild, especially in young children. The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate auxological and radiological indi... (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - November 3, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Silvia Vannelli, Maria Baffico, Raffaele Buganza, Francesca Verna, Giulia Vinci, Daniele Tessaris, Gianpaolo Di Rosa, Alberto Borraccino and Luisa de Sanctis Tags: Research Source Type: research

Incidence and predictors of diabetic ketoacidosis among children with diabetes in west and east Gojjam zone referral hospitals, northern Ethiopia, 2019
Recurrent diabetic ketoacidosis in patients with known diabetes mellitus remains a relevant problem in pediatrics with an incidence of 1 –10% per patient. Children may die because of cerebral edema and had a si... (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - November 3, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Birtukan Assefa, Haymanot Zeleke, Rajalakshmi Murugan and Kalkidan Wondwossen Tags: Research Source Type: research

Parent-adolescent communication on sexual and reproductive health issues and its associated factors in Ethiopia: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Every year, 1.3 million young people reported to die from preventable causes of death. Parent-adolescent communication on sexuality is critical in informing youth about risk and protective behaviors which in t... (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - October 30, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Maru Mekie, Dagne Addisu, Abenezer Melkie and Wubet Taklual Tags: Research Source Type: research

Parent-adolescent communication on sexual and reproductive health issues and its associated factors in Ethiopia: a systematic review and meta-analysis
ConclusionThe prevalence of parent-adolescent communication on SRH issues was found to be low. Knowledge of adolescents about reproductive health matters, believe on the importance of discussion on reproductive health issues, history of sexual exposure, parents ’ openness to discuss SRH issues, and being female were found to be the positive predictors of parent-adolescent communication on SRH issues in Ethiopia. The finding our study indicated that evidence based education about reproductive health matters could significant to improve adolescent parent c ommunication on SRH issues. (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - October 30, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

The Italian arm of the PREPARE study: an international project to evaluate and license a maternal vaccine against group B streptococcus
Group B streptococcus (GBS) is a leading cause of sepsis, pneumonia and meningitis in infants, with long term neurodevelopmental sequelae. GBS may be associated with poor pregnancy outcomes, including spontane... (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - October 28, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Alberto Berardi, Tiziana Cassetti, Roberta Creti, Caterina Vocale, Simone Ambretti, Mario Sarti, Fabio Facchinetti, Stephen Cose, Paul Heath and Kirsty Le Doare Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Dietary cholesterol supplementation and inhibitory factor 1 serum levels in two dizygotic Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome twins: a case report
Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome (SLOS) is a rare genetic neurodevelopmental disorder caused by the defect in the 7-dehydrocholesterol reductase. This defect leads to the deficiency of cholesterol biosynthesis with ... (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - October 28, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Maurizio Delvecchio, Biagio Rapone, Simonetta Simonetti, Simona Fecarotta, Graziana De Carlo, Elvira Favoino, Maria Teresa Loverro, Anna Maria Isdraele Romano, Federica Taurino, Edoardo Di Naro and Antonio Gnoni Tags: Case report Source Type: research

The Italian arm of the PREPARE study: an international project to evaluate and license a maternal vaccine against group B streptococcus
AbstractBackgroundGroup B streptococcus (GBS) is a leading cause of sepsis, pneumonia and meningitis in infants, with long term neurodevelopmental sequelae. GBS may be associated with poor pregnancy outcomes, including spontaneous abortion, stillbirth and preterm birth. Intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis (IAP) is currently the only way to prevent early-onset disease (presenting at 0 to 6  days of life), although it has no impact on the disease presenting over 6 days of life and its implementation is challenging in resource poor countries. A maternal vaccine against GBS could reduce all GBS manifestations as w...
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - October 28, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

Dietary cholesterol supplementation and inhibitory factor 1 serum levels in two dizygotic Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome twins: a case report
ConclusionsWe report, for the first time, the presence of circulating IF1 in the serum of SLOS patients, showing different levels among them. Our findings confirm that IF1 could be a novel research target in cholesterol-related disorders and also in SLOS, and could contribute to the general debate on IF1 as a new modulator of cholesterol levels. (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - October 28, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

Italian inter-society expert panel position on radiological exposure in Neonatal Intensive Care Units
In the recent years, clinical progress and better medical assistance for pregnant women, together with the introduction of new complex technologies, has improved the survival of preterm infants. However, this ... (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - October 27, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Antonella del Vecchio, Sergio Salerno, Massimo Barbagallo, Gaetano Chirico, Mauro Campoleoni, Vittorio Cannat à, Elisabetta Genovese, Claudio Granata, Andrea Magistrelli and Paolo Tomà Tags: Review Source Type: research

Italian inter-society expert panel position on radiological exposure in Neonatal Intensive Care Units
ConclusionsThis document will allow a standardization of the approach to the exposures in NICU, although oriented to a flexible methodology. (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - October 27, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

Metreleptin for the treatment of progressive encephalopathy with/without lipodystrophy (PELD) in a child with progressive myoclonic epilepsy: a case report
A number of genetic syndromes associated with variants in the BSCL2/seipin gene have been identified. Variants that cause skipping of exon 7 are associated with progressive encephalopathy with/without lipodystrop... (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - October 24, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Stefania Pedicelli, Luca de Palma, Caterina Pelosini and Marco Cappa Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Metreleptin for the treatment of progressive encephalopathy with/without lipodystrophy (PELD) in a child with progressive myoclonic epilepsy: a case report
ConclusionsMetreleptin may be used to control metabolic disturbances and may lead to better seizure control in children with PELD. (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - October 24, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

Airway obstruction as the primary manifestation of infantile thyroid hemangioma
Thyroid hemangioma mostly occurs in adults and is extremely rare in infants. So far, only four pediatric cases of thyroid hemangioma have been reported, one of which has only been clinically diagnosed. Most of... (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - October 19, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Yujian Liang, Ronghui Pu, Xueqiong Huang, Suping Li, Yingqian Chen and Wen Tang Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Airway obstruction as the primary manifestation of infantile thyroid hemangioma
ConclusionWhen a well-defined capsulate mass is detected on the medical image, the possibility of primary thyroid hemangioma must be considered. (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - October 19, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on pediatric operations: a retrospective study of Chinese children
The aim of this study was to quantify the impact of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on pediatric operations, and establish preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative protocols to improve the pediatric... (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - October 16, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Yi Wei, Chengjun Yu, Tian Xin Zhao, Tao Lin, H. E. Dawei, Sheng-de Wu and Guang-hui Wei Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

How pediatric resident ’s life has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic
Since the World Health Organization declared Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) a global pandemic, a few articles were published on the working experience of pediatric residents, especially from the most expo... (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - October 16, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Martina Votto and Maria De Filippo Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on pediatric operations: a retrospective study of Chinese children
AbstractBackgroundThe aim of this study was to quantify the impact of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on pediatric operations, and establish preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative protocols to improve the pediatric operations.MethodsWe here compare the number of patients who underwent surgery in Chongqing Medical University Affiliated Children ’s Hospital during the pandemic (January 23–March 11), after the pandemic (March 12–April 30), after our measures were put in place (May 1–May 21), and the equivalent period in 2019.ResultDuring the COVID-19 pandemic, 62.68% fewer patients underwe...
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - October 16, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

How pediatric resident ’s life has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic
AbstractSince the World Health Organization declared Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) a global pandemic, a few articles were published on the working experience of pediatric residents, especially from the most exposed countries worldwide. Pediatric residents continue to be essential pillars in managing and treating pediatric diseases and are currently fundamental health care providers for every ill patient, including children and adolescents with COVID-19. Although severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection is changing everyone ’s life, this previously unknown disease can represent a tr...
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - October 16, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research