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  1. Review

    Mediterranean diet, folic acid, and neural tube defects

    The Mediterranean diet has been for a very long time the basis of food habits all over the countries of the Mediterranean basin, originally founded on rural models and low consumption of meat products and high...

    Maximilian Fischer, Mauro Stronati and Marcello Lanari

    Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2017 43:74

    Published on: 17 August 2017

  2. Letter to the Editor

    The impact of the recent AAP changes in palivizumab authorization on RSV-induced bronchiolitis severity and incidence

    Following the most recent modification by the American Academy of Pediatrics, based on American studies on RSV epidemiology, the Italian Drug Agency (AIFA) decided to limit the total financial coverage of the ...

    Antonino Capizzi, Michela Silvestri, Andrea Orsi, Renato Cutrera, Giovanni A. Rossi and Oliviero Sacco

    Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2017 43:71

    Published on: 14 August 2017

  3. Case report

    Coeliac disease in infants: antibodies to deamidated gliadin peptide come first!

    The onset of coeliac disease (CD) in the first year of life is uncommon and the diagnosis can be challenging due to the suboptimal sensitivity of tissue transglutaminase antibodies (tTG) at this age and the ma...

    Michele Arigliani, Francesca Rech Morassutti, Martina Fabris, Paola Melli, Elio Tonutti and Paola Cogo

    Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2017 43:70

    Published on: 10 August 2017

  4. Letter to the Editor

    Pyridoxine dependent epilepsies: new therapeutical point of view

    Pyridoxine dependent epilepsies (PDEs) are rare autosomal recessive disorders with onset in neonatal period. Seizures are typically not responsive to conventional antiepileptic drugs, but they cease after pare...

    Raffaele Falsaperla and Giovanni Corsello

    Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2017 43:68

    Published on: 5 August 2017

  5. Research

    Umbilical cord blood acid-base analysis and the development of significant hyperbilirubinemia in near-term and term newborns: a cohort study

    The recognition, follow-up, and early treatment of neonatal jaundice has become more difficult, since the earlier discharge of newborns from hospitals has become common practice. Since intrapartum hypoxic stre...

    Vincenzo Zanardo, Federico de Luca, Alphonse K. Simbi, Matteo Parotto, Pietro Guerrini and Gianluca Straface

    Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2017 43:67

    Published on: 4 August 2017

  6. Review

    Tall stature: a difficult diagnosis?

    Referral for an assessment of tall stature is less common than for short stature. Tall stature is defined as a height more than two standard deviations above the mean for age. The majority of subjects with tal...

    Cristina Meazza, Chiara Gertosio, Roberta Giacchero, Sara Pagani and Mauro Bozzola

    Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2017 43:66

    Published on: 3 August 2017

  7. Case report

    A mild form of adenylosuccinate lyase deficiency in absence of typical brain MRI features diagnosed by whole exome sequencing

    Adenylosuccinate lyase (ADSL) deficiency is a defect of purine metabolism affecting purinosome assembly and reducing metabolite fluxes through purine de novo synthesis and purine nucleotide recycling pathways....

    Marina Macchiaiolo, Sabina Barresi, Francesco Cecconi, Ginevra Zanni, Marcello Niceta, Emanuele Bellacchio, Giacomo Lazzarino, Angela Maria Amorini, Enrico Silvio Bertini, Salvatore Rizza, Benedetta Contardi, Marco Tartaglia and Andrea Bartuli

    Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2017 43:65

    Published on: 2 August 2017

  8. Case report

    Short stature: an ordinary sign for an unordinary diagnosis

    Short stature (SS) is a relatively early sign of poor health. Only in 5% of cases we can explain it through the presence of endocrinological pathologies. Therefore, if SS is present since the first months of l...

    Paolo Cavarzere, Valentina Bortolotti, Michela Capogna, Margherita Guarnieri, Francesca Lucca, Rossella Gaudino, Stefano Marzini, Claudia Banzato and Franco Antoniazzi

    Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2017 43:64

    Published on: 28 July 2017

  9. Research

    Rubella sero-prevalence among children in Kilimanjaro region: a community based study prior to the introduction of rubella vaccine in Tanzania

    Childhood rubella infection is a mild, self-limiting illness. Rubella infection among pregnant women however, is a major public health concern. Depending on gestation age, it may result in fetal death, stillbi...

    Nikolas A. S. Chotta, Melina Mgongo, Jacqueline G. Uriyo, Sia E. Msuya, Babill Stray-Pedersen and Arne Stray-Pedersen

    Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2017 43:63

    Published on: 21 July 2017

  10. Research

    Expanding the phenotype of reciprocal 1q21.1 deletions and duplications: a case series

    Recurrent reciprocal 1q21.1 deletions and duplications have been associated with variable phenotypes. Phenotypic features described in association with 1q21.1 microdeletions include developmental delay, cranio...

    Martina Busè, Helenia C. Cuttaia, Daniela Palazzo, Marcella V. Mazara, Salvatrice A. Lauricella, Michela Malacarne, Mauro Pierluigi, Simona Cavani and Maria Piccione

    Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2017 43:61

    Published on: 19 July 2017

  11. Commentary

    Ataxia in children: think about vitamin E deficiency ! (comment on: ataxia in children: early recognition and clinical evaluation)

    A recent article from Pavone et al. published in the Italian Journal of Pediatrics entitled «Ataxia in children: early recognition and clinical evaluation» made an exhaustive overview of the large spectrum of ...

    H. Rahmoune, N. Boutrid, M. Amrane, M. C. Chekkour and B. Bioud

    Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2017 43:62

    Published on: 19 July 2017

  12. Research

    Omitting duodenal biopsy in children with suspected celiac disease and extra-intestinal symptoms

    The aim of our study is to evaluate if in children with highly positive serology and HLA-DQ2/DQ8 (triple test, TT) and only extra-intestinal symptoms, it is possible to omit performing an intestinal biopsy for...

    Mauro Bozzola, Cristina Meazza, Chiara Gertosio, Sara Pagani, Daniela Larizza, Valeria Calcaterra, Ombretta Luinetti, Giovanni Farello, Carmine Tinelli and Lorenzo Iughetti

    Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2017 43:59

    Published on: 15 July 2017

  13. Research

    Effects of inhaled hypertonic (7%) saline on lung function test in preschool children with cystic fibrosis: results of a crossover, randomized clinical trial

    This crossover, randomized, double-blind study (conducted over a 32-week period) was performed to determine, in clinically stable Cystic fibrosis (CF) preschool children: the effects of 7% inhaled hypertonic s...

    Raffaella Nenna, Fabio Midulla, Caterina Lambiase, Giovanna De Castro, Anna Maria Zicari, Luciana Indinnimeo, Giuseppe Cimino, Patrizia Troiani, Serena Quattrucci and Giancarlo Tancredi

    Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2017 43:60

    Published on: 15 July 2017

  14. Case Report

    Lipoid congenital adrenal hyperplasia by steroidogenic acute regulatory protein (STAR) gene mutation in an Italian infant: an uncommon cause of adrenal insufficiency

    Lipoid congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) (OMIM n. 201710) is the most severe form of congenital adrenal hyperplasia. It is characterized by severe adrenal and gonadal steroidogenesis impairment due to a def...

    Carla Bizzarri, Elisa Pisaneschi, Mafalda Mucciolo, Stefania Pedicelli, Daniela Galeazzi, Antonio Novelli and Marco Cappa

    Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2017 43:57

    Published on: 20 June 2017

  15. Research

    The autoimmune burden in juvenile idiopathic arthritis

    Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is a chronic inflammatory arthritis of unknown origin which can be considered an autoimmune disease (AD). The aim of this study is to analyse the presence of two or more aut...

    Elena Tronconi, Angela Miniaci and Andrea Pession

    Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2017 43:56

    Published on: 14 June 2017

  16. Research

    Medication-related visits in a pediatric emergency department: an 8-years retrospective analysis

    There are limited data on the characterization of medication-related visits (MRVs) to the emergency department (ED) in pediatric patients in Italy. We have estimated the frequency, severity, and classification...

    Cristiano Rosafio, Serena Paioli, Cinzia Del Giovane, Valentina Cenciarelli, Nilla Viani, Paolo Bertolani and Lorenzo Iughetti

    Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2017 43:55

    Published on: 13 June 2017

  17. Research

    Acute cerebellitis in children: an eleven year retrospective multicentric study in Italy

    Acute cerebellitis (AC) and acute cerebellar ataxia (ACA) are the principal causes of acute cerebellar dysfunction in childhood. Nevertheless. there is no accepted consensus regarding the best management of ch...

    Laura Lancella, Susanna Esposito, Maria Luisa Galli, Elena Bozzola, Valeria Labalestra, Elena Boccuzzi, Andrzej Krzysztofiak, Laura Cursi, Guido Castelli Gattinara, Nadia Mirante, Danilo Buonsenso, Claudia Tagliabue, Luca Castellazzi, Carlotta Montagnani, Chiara Tersigni, Piero Valentini…

    Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2017 43:54

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  18. Research

    Waist-to-height ratio and its associations with body mass index in a sample of Tuscan children in primary school

    Visceral obesity in children increases the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. To evaluate overweight children, in addition to Body Mass Index (BMI), waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) can be used to predict...

    Francesca Santomauro, Chiara Lorini, Francesca Pieralli, Giuditta Niccolai, Paola Picciolli, Stefania Vezzosi and Guglielmo Bonaccorsi

    Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2017 43:53

    Published on: 7 June 2017

  19. Research

    A cohort analysis of neonatal hospital mortality rate and predictors of neonatal mortality in a sub-urban hospital of Cameroon

    In Cameroon, sustainable effort needs to be done to reduce the current neonatal mortality rate from 21 deaths per 1000 live births to the global target of fewer than ten deaths per 1000 live births by 2035. We...

    Paul Koki Ndombo, Quinta Mua Ekei, Joel Noutakdie Tochie, Mazou Ngou Temgoua, Francky Teddy Endomba Angong, Ferdinand Ndom Ntock and Lawrence Mbuagbaw

    Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2017 43:52

    Published on: 5 June 2017

  20. Review

    Current role of perampanel in pediatric epilepsy

    Perampanel is among the latest AEDs approved, indicated for the treatment of partial-onset seizures with or without secondary generalization, and for primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures, in patients aged...

    Paola De Liso, Romina Moavero, Giangennaro Coppola, Paolo Curatolo, Raffaella Cusmai, Giovambattista De Sarro, Emilio Franzoni, Federico Vigevano and Alberto Verrotti

    Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2017 43:51

    Published on: 2 June 2017

  21. Research

    Oral mucosal lesions in teenagers: a cross-sectional study

    Adolescence is a period of transition to adulthood. Little is known about oral mucosal lesions (OMLs) in teenagers, in which the emergence of new habits, unfamiliar to children, could affect the type of lesions.

    Francesca Amadori, Elena Bardellini, Giulio Conti and Alessandra Majorana

    Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2017 43:50

    Published on: 31 May 2017

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