Endocrinology

This section considers studies regarding all aspects of endocrinology and diabetology in children and adolescents.

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  1. Case report

    Failure to thrive as presentation in a patient with 22q11.2 microdeletion

    Abnormalities of chromosome 22q11, including deletions and translocations, have been described in association with different birth defects and malformations occurring in many combinations and degrees of severity.

    Grazia Bossi, Chiara Gertosio, Cristina Meazza, Giovanni Farello and Mauro Bozzola

    Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2016 42:14

    Published on: 11 February 2016

  2. Case report

    Recombinant growth hormone therapy in a girl with costello syndrome: a 4-year observation

    Costello syndrome is a rare syndrome of multiple congenital anomalies. The typical clinical traits include dysmorphic craniofacial features, skin hyperpigmentation and excess, feeding difficulties leading to ...

    Ewa Blachowska, Elżbieta Petriczko, Anita Horodnicka-Józwa, Agata Skórka, Magdalena Pelc, Małgorzata Krajewska-Walasek and Mieczysław Walczak

    Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2016 42:10

    Published on: 26 January 2016

  3. Research

    The effect of two different GH dosages on final height and bone geometry

    Growth hormone (GH) has a strong positive influence on bone, stimulating both bone elongation and increase in size. The aim of the study was to compare the effect of two different GH dosages on final height an...

    Fiorenzo Lupi, Mauro Bozzola, Silvia Longhi, Giovanni Farello and Giorgio Radetti

    Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2016 42:5

    Published on: 15 January 2016

  4. Research

    Metamorphic thyroid autoimmunity in Down Syndrome: from Hashimoto’s thyroiditis to Graves’ disease and beyond

    It is known that Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (HT) may progress to Graves’ disease (GD) and that this phenomenon may be more frequent in the patients with Down syndrome (DS).

    Tommaso Aversa, Mariella Valenzise, Mariacarolina Salerno, Andrea Corrias, Lorenzo Iughetti, Giorgio Radetti, Filippo De Luca and Malgorzata Wasniewska

    Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2015 41:87

    Published on: 11 November 2015

  5. Research

    Final height in Italian patients with congenital hypothyroidism detected by neonatal screening: a 20-year observational study

    Linear growth and final height are reported as normal in congenital hypothyroid patients in the neonatal screening era.

    Maurizio Delvecchio, Maria Cristina Vigone, Malgorzata Wasniewska, Giovanna Weber, Rosa Lapolla, Pietro Pio Popolo, Giulia Maria Tronconi, Raffaella Di Mase, Filippo De Luca, Luciano Cavallo, Mariacarolina Salerno and Maria Felicia Faienza

    Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2015 41:82

    Published on: 28 October 2015

  6. Research

    Five-year response to growth hormone in children with Noonan syndrome and growth hormone deficiency

    Noonan syndrome (NS) is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by specific features including short stature, distinctive facial dysmorphic features, congenital heart defects, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy,...

    Niki Zavras, Cristina Meazza, Alba Pilotta, Chiara Gertosio, Sara Pagani, Carmine Tinelli and Mauro Bozzola

    Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2015 41:71

    Published on: 6 October 2015

  7. Research

    Chemerin as a novel non-invasive serum marker of intrahepatic lipid content in obese children

    Ectopic hepatic lipid accumulation is closely related to the development of insulin resistance, which is regarded as one of the most significant risk factors of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The c...

    Monika Kłusek-Oksiuta, Irena Bialokoz-Kalinowska, Eugeniusz Tarasów, Malgorzata Wojtkowska, Irena Werpachowska and Dariusz Marek Lebensztejn

    Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2014 40:84

    Published on: 17 November 2014

  8. Case report

    Hydrocortisone malabsorption due to polyethylene glycols (Macrogol 3350) in a girl with congenital adrenal insufficiency

    Primary adrenal insufficiency is relatively rare in children and, if unrecognized, may present with cardiovascular collapse, making it a potentially life-threatening entity.

    Stefano Stagi, Paolo Del Greco, Franco Ricci, Chiara Iurato, Giovanni Poggi, Salvatore Seminara and Maurizio de Martino

    Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2014 40:78

    Published on: 26 September 2014

  9. Research

    Development and validation of serum bilirubin nomogram to predict the absence of risk for severe hyperbilirubinaemia before discharge: a prospective, multicenter study

    Early discharge of healthy late preterm and full term newborn infants has become common practice because of the current social and economic necessities. Severe jaundice, and even kernicterus, has developed in ...

    Costantino Romagnoli, Eloisa Tiberi, Giovanni Barone, Mario De Curtis, Daniela Regoli, Piermichele Paolillo, Simonetta Picone, Stefano Anania, Maurizio Finocchi, Valentina Cardiello, Lucia Giordano, Valentina Paolucci and Enrico Zecca

    Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2012 38:6

    Published on: 1 February 2012

  10. Review

    Obesity and craniopharyngioma

    An epidemic of pediatric obesity has occurred across the world in recent years. There are subgroups within the population at high-risk of becoming obese and especially of having experience of precocious cardio...

    Lorenzo Iughetti and Patrizia Bruzzi

    Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2011 37:38

    Published on: 16 August 2011

  11. Case report

    Pituitary hyperplasia secondary to acquired hypothyroidism: case report

    despite recent progress in imaging, it is still difficult to distinguish between pituitary adenoma and hyperplasia, even using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) with gadolinium injection. We describe an example...

    Roberto Franceschi, Umberto Rozzanigo, Riccarda Failo, Maria Bellizzi and Annunziata Di Palma

    Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2011 37:15

    Published on: 7 April 2011

  12. Research

    Clinical evaluation of the function of hypothalamo-pituitary-thyroid axis in children with central nervous system infections

    It is well known that certain non-thyroidal critical illness may lead to euthyroid sick syndrome(ESS). There are little reports about the change of thyroid hormone in the children's central nervous system (CNS...

    Fuyong Jiao, Xiaoyan Zhang, Taomin Bai, Jing Lin, Wei Cui and Bingweng Liu

    Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2011 37:11

    Published on: 11 February 2011

  13. Commentary

    "Mi voglio bene": a pediatrician-based randomized controlled trial for the prevention of obesity in Italian preschool children

    The first years of life are crucial to start preventive interventions that can have an impact on lifestyle and later overweight and obesity. Under the Italian National Health System (INHS), children are cared ...

    Paolo Brambilla, Giorgio Bedogni, Carmen Buongiovanni, Guido Brusoni, Giuseppe Di Mauro, Mario Di Pietro, Marco Giussani, Manuel Gnecchi, Lorenzo Iughetti, Paola Manzoni, Maura Sticco and Sergio Bernasconi

    Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2010 36:55

    Published on: 17 August 2010

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