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Italian Journal of Pediatrics

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625590/guideline-on-management-of-the-acute-asthma-attack-in-children-by-italian-society-of-pediatrics
#1
REVIEW
Luciana Indinnimeo, Elena Chiappini, Michele Miraglia Del Giudice
BACKGROUND: Acute asthma attack is a frequent condition in children. It is one of the most common reasons for emergency department (ED) visit and hospitalization. Appropriate care is fundamental, considering both the high prevalence of asthma in children, and its life-threatening risks. Italian Society of Pediatrics recently issued a guideline on the management of acute asthma attack in children over age 2, in ambulatory and emergency department settings. METHODS: The Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) methodology was adopted...
April 6, 2018: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625578/congenital-hypopituitarism-how-to-select-the-patients-for-genetic-analyses
#2
LETTER
Giuseppe Crisafulli, Tommaso Aversa, Giuseppina Zirilli, Filippo De Luca, Romina Gallizzi, Malgorzata Wasniewska
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 6, 2018: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29618369/clinical-characteristics-of-headache-in-italian-adolescents-aged-11-16-years-a-cross-sectional-questionnaire-school-based-study
#3
Thomas Foiadelli, Alessandra Piccorossi, Lucia Sacchi, Mara De Amici, Maurizio Tucci, Ilaria Brambilla, Gian Luigi Marseglia, Salvatore Savasta, Alberto Verrotti
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to determine headache characteristics, impact on daily activities and medication attitudes among a large sample of adolescents in Italy. METHODS: Secondary school classes were randomly selected from a national stratified multistage sampling. Data regarding socio-familial factors, headache characteristics, impact on daily activities and medication use were recorded with an anonymous multiple-choice questionnaire. RESULTS: The survey involved 2064 adolescents...
April 4, 2018: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29618358/clinical-and-molecular-characterization-of-112-single-center-patients-with-neurofibromatosis-type-1
#4
Giovanni Corsello, Vincenzo Antona, Gregorio Serra, Federico Zara, Clara Giambrone, Luca Lagalla, Maria Piccione, Ettore Piro
BACKGROUND: The aim of this retrospective study was to define clinical and molecular characteristics of a large sample of neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) patients, as well as to evaluate mutational spectrum and genotype-phenotype correlation. NF1 is a relatively common neurogenetic disorder (1:2500-1:3000 individuals). It is caused by mutations of the NF1 gene on chromosome 17ql1.2, with autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance and wide phenotypical variability. Café-au-lait spots (CALs), cutaneous and/or subcutaneous neurofibromas (CNFs/SCNFs), skinfold freckling, skeletal abnormalities, Lisch nodules of the iris and increased risk of learning and intellectual disabilities, as well as tumors of the nervous system and other organs are its main clinical features...
April 4, 2018: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29615074/a-klinefelter-boy-with-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia-too-much-or-too-little-androgens
#5
Giada Zanella, Gianluca Tornese, Elisabetta Mascheroni, Elena Faleschini, Alessandro Ventura, Egidio Barbi
BACKGROUND: The simultaneous occurrence of Klinefelter Syndrome (KS) and Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH) is an exceptional event: there are just three case reports (two children and a 51 years old man) describing males affected by both KS and 21OHD (21-hydroxylase deficiency) CAH, the first causing androgen deficiency, the latter leading to androgen excess. CASE REPORT: We report the 4th case of association of KS and CAH in a young man with CAH with good androgen control and with normal secondary sex characteristics, whose Klinefelter syndrome was diagnosed because of reduced testicular volume...
April 3, 2018: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29587815/pleural-effusion-from-intrathoracic-migration-of-a-ventriculo-peritoneal-shunt-catheter-pediatric-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#6
Federica Porcaro, Emidio Procaccini, Maria Giovanna Paglietti, Alessandra Schiavino, Francesca Petreschi, Renato Cutrera
BACKGROUND: Pleural effusion is a rare complication of ventriculo-peritoneal (VP) cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunting and its diagnosis is difficult in patients with neurological and consciousness impairment. CASE REPORT: Herein we report the case of a child affected by Pfeiffer syndrome and hydrocephalus, shunted at the age of 3 months, who developed acute respiratory failure due to a right-sided pleural effusion 2 years later. Plain chest radiographs and computed tomography (CT) showed the intrathoracic migration of the right VP shunt abdominal tip...
March 27, 2018: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29566708/seizures-in-children-with-neurofibromatosis-type-1-is-neurofibromatosis-type-1-enough
#7
Claudia Santoro, Pia Bernardo, Antonietta Coppola, Umberto Pugliese, Mario Cirillo, Teresa Giugliano, Giulio Piluso, Giuseppe Cinalli, Salvatore Striano, Carmela Bravaccio, Silverio Perrotta
BACKGROUND: Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is related to a generally increased prevalence of seizures. The mechanism underlying the increased predisposition to seizures has not been fully elucidated. The aim of the study was to evaluate the role of NF1 in seizures pathogenesis in a cohort of children with NF1 and seizures. METHODS: The medical records of 437 children (0-18 years old) with NF1 were reviewed. All children with at least one afebrile seizure were included...
March 22, 2018: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29562938/vitamin-d-levels-and-parathyroid-hormone-variations-of-children-living-in-a-subtropical-climate-a-data-mining-study
#8
Ozlem Naciye Sahin, Muhittin Serdar, Mustafa Serteser, Ibrahim Unsal, Aysel Ozpinar
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D and intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH) play a crucial role in calcium homeostasis and bone health of children. Serum level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OHD) is considered to be the most accurate marker for vitamin D status. However, there have only been a few studies, with limited number of subjects, investigating the relationship between 25-OHD and parathyroid hormone (PTH) in children. The aim of this study was to evaluate the seasonal 25-OHD levels and its associations with intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH) in Turkish children at all pediatric ages; and then to define a critical decision threshold level for 25-OHD deficiency in Turkish children...
March 21, 2018: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29562915/epidemiological-and-clinical-aspects-of-autoimmune-thyroid-diseases-in-children-with-down-s-syndrome
#9
LETTER
Tommaso Aversa, Giuseppe Crisafulli, Giuseppina Zirilli, Filippo De Luca, Romina Gallizzi, Mariella Valenzise
Aim of this commentary is to report the main peculiarities that have been found to characterize the phenotypic expression of autoimmune thyroid diseases (AITDs) in children with Down's syndrome (DS). According to recent reports, DS children are, per se, more exposed to the risk of both Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) and Graves' disease (GD), irrespective of other concomitant risk factors, such as female gender and family antecedents for AITDs. In the context of extra-thyroidal autoimmune disorders, the ones that preferentially aggregate with AITDs in DS children are alopecia areata and vitiligo...
March 21, 2018: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29559007/the-relationship-between-body-mass-index-and-children-s-presentations-to-a-tertiary-pediatric-emergency-department
#10
Valentina Ferro, Antonella Mosca, Francesca Crea, Maria Alessia Mesturino, Carla Olita, Andrea Vania, Antonino Reale, Valerio Nobili, Umberto Raucci
BACKGROUND: The child obesity and its complications are associated with an alarming increased health care use, including the emergency department (ED). We evaluated the effects of the obesity and overweight in children admitted to ED, especially in patients with injury diagnosis. METHODS: A retrospective study of patients aged 6-18 years was conducted. Patients were categorized into normal weight (body mass index, BMI < 85th); overweight (BMI ≥ 85th e < 95th); obesity (BMI ≥ 95th)...
March 20, 2018: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29558972/dolutegravir-based-anti-retroviral-therapy-is-effective-and-safe-in-hiv-infected-paediatric-patients
#11
Eugenia Bruzzese, Andrea Lo Vecchio, Andrea Smarrazzo, Orsola Tambaro, Giulia Palmiero, Giovanni Bonadies, Alfredo Guarino
BACKGROUND: Treatment of HIV infection in adolescents is challenging due to long duration of therapy and poor adherence. Recently, the integrase strand transfer inhibitor dolutegravir (DTG) has been approved for the use in adolescents with HIV, but evidence in clinical practice is very limited. METHODS: We describe six cases of HIV-infected children/adolescents successfully treated with DTG-based regimen. Data relative to children/adolescents managed at the Referral Center for Pediatric HIV/AIDS of the University of Naples were reviewed...
March 20, 2018: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29540231/vitamin-k-deficiency-a-case-report-and-review-of-current-guidelines
#12
Maria Rosaria Marchili, Elisa Santoro, Alessandra Marchesi, Simona Bianchi, Lelia Rotondi Aufiero, Alberto Villani
BACKGROUND: Vitamin K, a fat soluble vitamin, is a necessary cofactor for the activation of coagulation factors II, VII, IX, X, and protein C and S. In neonatal period, vitamin K deficiency may lead to Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding (VKDB). CASE PRESENTATION: We present the case of a 2 months and 20 days Caucasian male, presented for bleeding from the injections sites of vaccines. At birth oral vitamin K prophylaxis was administered. Neonatal period was normal...
March 14, 2018: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29530049/guidelines-on-pediatric-day-surgery-of-the-italian-societies-of-pediatric-surgery-sicp-and-pediatric-anesthesiology-sarnepi
#13
REVIEW
Ugo de Luca, Giovanni Mangia, Simonetta Tesoro, Ascanio Martino, Maria Sammartino, Alessandro Calisti
The Italian Society of Pediatric Surgery (SICP) together with The Italian Society of Pediatric Anesthesia (SARNePI) through a systematic analysis of the scientific literature, followed by a consensus conference held in Perugia on 2015, have produced some evidence based guidelines on the feasibility of day surgery in relation to different pediatric surgical procedures. The main aspects of the pre-operative assessment, appropriacy of operations and discharge are reported.
March 12, 2018: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29523172/prematurity-ventricular-septal-defect-and-dysmorphisms-are-independent-predictors-of-pathogenic-copy-number-variants-a-retrospective-study-on-array-cgh-results-and-phenotypical-features-of-293-children-with-neurodevelopmental-disorders-and-or-multiple-congenital
#14
I Maini, I Ivanovski, O Djuric, S G Caraffi, E Errichiello, M Marinelli, F Franchi, V Bizzarri, S Rosato, M Pollazzon, C Gelmini, M Malacarne, C Fusco, G Gargano, S Bernasconi, O Zuffardi, L Garavelli
BACKGROUND: Since 2010, array-CGH (aCGH) has been the first-tier test in the diagnostic approach of children with neurodevelopmental disorders (NDD) or multiple congenital anomalies (MCA) of unknown origin. Its broad application led to the detection of numerous variants of uncertain clinical significance (VOUS). How to appropriately interpret aCGH results represents a challenge for the clinician. METHOD: We present a retrospective study on 293 patients with age range 1 month - 29 years (median 7 years) with NDD and/or MCA and/or dysmorphisms, investigated through aCGH between 2005 and 2016...
March 9, 2018: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29523168/a-comparison-of-efficacy-of-six-prediction-models-for-intravenous-immunoglobulin-resistance-in-kawasaki-disease
#15
Weiguo Qian, Yunjia Tang, Wenhua Yan, Ling Sun, Haitao Lv
BACKGROUND: Kawasaki disease (KD) is the most common pediatric vasculitis. Several models have been established to predict intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) resistance. The present study was aimed to evaluate the efficacy of prediction models using the medical data of KD patients. METHODS: We collected the medical records of patients hospitalized in the Department of Cardiology in Children's Hospital of Soochow University with a diagnosis of KD from Jan 2015 to Dec 2016...
March 9, 2018: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29514659/one-in-three-adolescent-schoolgirls-in-urban-northwest-ethiopia-is-stunted
#16
Samuel Mersha Birru, Aysheshim Kassahun Belew, Amare Tariku
BACKGROUND: Poor nutritional status of adolescent girls has a negative effect on the next generation as undernourished adolescents enter pregnancy with poor nutrient reserve. However, there is scarcity of evidence showing the burden of stunting among adolescent girls in Ethiopia. Therefore, the objective of this study aimed to assess prevalence of stunting and associated factors among school adolescent girls in Gondar City Administration, northwest Ethiopia. METHODS: Cross-sectional study was conducted from March to April, 2017...
March 7, 2018: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29490704/what-family-doctors-know-about-congenital-cmv-a-regional-survey-in-iran
#17
Ahmad Hosseinzadeh Adli, Chiman Karami, Sanaz Baghban Rahimi, Azam Mirarab, Alijan Tabarraei
BACKGROUND: Since there is no effective treatment or vaccine against the congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV) infection, knowledge and awareness of medical doctor's (MDs) especially family doctors are essential for preventive strategies and it also seems to be usually ignored by healthcare providers. Aim of this study was to investigate awareness of MDs about cCMV infection in Iran. METHODS: A single page questionnaire was randomly distributed among 450 MDs including general practitioners, pediatricians, gynecologists, internal and other medical specialists concerning of their knowledge in clinical presentation, diagnosis, prevention, prognosis, epidemiology, transmission, and management of cCMV infection...
March 1, 2018: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29486786/detection-of-il10-producing-b-cell-b10-in-adenoids-of-atopic-children-with-adenoidal-hypertrophy
#18
LETTER
Chiara Valsecchi, Sara Carlotta Tagliacarne, Ilaria Brambilla, Catherine Klersy, Marco Benazzo, Lorenza Montagna, Dimitri Poddighe, Giorgio Ciprandi, Gian Luigi Marseglia, Amelia Licari, Annamaria Castellazzi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 27, 2018: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29482600/effects-of-undernutrition-on-survival-of-human-immunodeficiency-virus-positive-children-on-antiretroviral-therapy
#19
Animut Alebel, Fasil Wagnew, Cheru Tesema, Getiye Dejenu Kibret, Pammla Petrucka, Setegn Eshite
BACKGROUND: The relationship between undernutrition and HIV is bidirectional, ultimately contributing to quality of life and survival of affected individuals. Ethiopia is a sub-Saharan nation influenced by both undernutrition and HIV. In Ethiopia, although individuals are often dually impacted, the effect of undernutrition on the survival of HIV positive children on anti-retroviral therapy (ART) has not been well investigated. Therefore, this study assessed the effect of undernutrition on survival rates of HIV positive children on ART in Amhara Regional State of Ethiopia...
February 27, 2018: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29478416/salmonella-osteomyelitis-in-a-previously-healthy-neonate-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#20
Canyang Zhan, Jing Du, Lihua Chen
BACKGROUND: Acute osteomyelitis, which is uncommon in neonates, needs to be quickly diagnosed and treated to avoid devastating sequelae. Therefore, it is important to maintain a high index of suspicion and be aware of the evolving epidemiology and of the emergence of antibiotic resistant and aggressive strains requiring careful monitoring and targeted therapy. The most frequently isolated bacterium in neonates with osteomyelitis is Staphylococcus aureus, while Salmonella is an unusual organism causing osteomyelitis and is exceedingly rare in non-sickle cell disease children...
February 26, 2018: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
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