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  1. Content type: Commentary

    Intestinal Failure is a permanent loss of digestive and absorptive functions as a consequence of short bowel syndrome and/or other primary intestinal conditions. Patients with intestinal failure (IF) require l...

    Authors: Maria Immacolata Spagnuolo, Eliana Ruberto and Alfredo Guarino

    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2009 35:28

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  2. Content type: Review

    "Dravet syndrome" (DS) previously named severe myoclonic epilepsy of infancy (SMEI), or epilepsy with polymorphic seizures, is a rare disorder characterized by an early, severe, generalized, epileptic encephal...

    Authors: Gemma Incorpora

    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2009 35:27

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  3. Content type: Research

    Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a common disease, responsible for significant healthcare expenditures, mostly because of hospitalization. Many practice guidelines on CAP have been developed, including ad...

    Authors: Fabio Antonelli, Daniele De Brasi and Paolo Siani

    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2009 35:26

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  4. Content type: Research

    Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is associated with pulmonary involvement that requires periodical assessment. Chest high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) has become the method of choice to evaluate chron...

    Authors: Silvia Montella, Francesca Santamaria, Marco Salvatore, Marco Maglione, Paola Iacotucci, Maria Margherita De Santi and Carmine Mollica

    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2009 35:24

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  5. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    Recent studies suggested a link between type 1 diabetes mellitus and pervasive developmental disorder. Moreover, permanent neonatal diabetes mellitus due to pancreatic agenesis can be associated with neurologi...

    Authors: Alessandro Giannattasio, Maria Pintaudi, Maria Margherita Mancardi, Francesca Maria Battaglia, Edvige Veneselli, Renata Lorini and Giuseppe d'Annunzio

    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2009 35:23

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  6. Content type: Review

    Antibodies to chromatin and soluble liver antigen have been associated with severe form of autoimmune hepatitis and/or poor treatment response and may provide guidance in defining subsets of patients with diff...

    Authors: Lerine B El- Din Elshazly, Azza M Youssef, Nermine H Mahmoud and Mona M Ibrahim

    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2009 35:22

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  7. Content type: Review

    Fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) is a useful tool to diagnose and monitor eosinophilic bronchial inflammation in asthmatic children and adults. In children younger than 2 years of age FeNO has been succe...

    Authors: Carmelo Gabriele, Fernando M de Benedictis and Johan C de Jongste

    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2009 35:21

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  8. Content type: Research

    The therapy for cow's milk proteins allergy (CMPA) consists in eliminating cow's milk proteins (CMP) from the child's diet. Ass's milk (AM) has been recently considered as substitute of CMP. This prospective s...

    Authors: Riccardina Tesse, Claudia Paglialunga, Serena Braccio and Lucio Armenio

    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2009 35:19

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  9. Content type: Research

    Hypospadias is a congenital displacement of the urethral meatus in male newborns, being either an isolated defect at birth or a sign of sexual development disorders. The aim of this study was to assess the pre...

    Authors: Paolo Ghirri, Rosa T Scaramuzzo, Silvano Bertelloni, Daniela Pardi, Amerigo Celandroni, Guido Cocchi, Roberto Danieli, Luisa De Santis, Maria C Di Stefano, Orietta Gerola, Mario Giuffrè, Giuseppe S Gragnani, Cinzia Magnani, Cristiano Meossi, Ilaria Merusi, Giuseppe Sabatino…

    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2009 35:18

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  10. Content type: Research

    The T wave is rarely bifid, apart from patients with long QT syndrome or subjects treated with antiarrhythmic drugs. At times, a U wave partially superimposed upon the T wave is responsible for an apparently b...

    Authors: Maria Pia Calabrò, Ignazio Barberi, Antonella La Mazza, Maria Chiara Todaro, Francesco L De Luca, Lilia Oreto, Mario Salvatore Russo, Marco Cerrito, Letteria Bruno and Giuseppe Oreto

    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2009 35:17

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  11. Content type: Research

    Childhood asthma in the Caribbean is advancing in prevalence and morbidity. Though viral respiratory tract infections are reported triggers for exacerbations, information on these infections with asthma is spa...

    Authors: Jason Matthew, Lexley M Pinto Pereira, Tressa E Pappas, Cheri A Swenson, Kris A Grindle, Kathy A Roberg, Robert F Lemanske Jr, Wai-Ming Lee and James E Gern

    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2009 35:16

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  12. Content type: Research

    Stroke is a serious complication of sickle cell disease (SCD) in children. Transcranic Doppler (TCD) is a well-established predictor of future cerebrovascular symptoms: a blood flow velocity >200 cm/sec in the...

    Authors: Raffaella Colombatti, Giorgio Meneghetti, Mario Ermani, Marta Pierobon and Laura Sainati

    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2009 35:15

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  13. Content type: Research

    The issue concerning neurologic outcome in patients with perinatal Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (H.I.E) has inspired many studies which tried to identify adequate prognostic factors. Our work aims to find a...

    Authors: Federico Allemand, Federica Reale, Marco Sposato and Alessandro Allemand

    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2009 35:14

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  14. Content type: Debate

    To humanize the management of children in hospitals has become a serious concern of civil society and one of the main goals of public and private health centers, health care providers and governments.

    Authors: Massimo Pettoello-Mantovani, Angelo Campanozzi, Luigi Maiuri and Ida Giardino

    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2009 35:12

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  15. Content type: Research

    Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is the leading cause of hospitalization for lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI) in young children worldwide.

    Authors: Paola Di Carlo, Amelia Romano, Ludovico Salsa, Alessandra Gueli, Antonella Poma, Fortunata Fucà, Piera Dones, Mirella Collura, Diego Pampinella, Delia Motisi and Giovanni Corsello

    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2009 35:11

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  16. Content type: Case report

    Purpura fulminans (PF) is an ominous cutaneous condition usually associated with meningococcemia. PF in the newborn is rarely reported. We report the case of a female preterm infant with extensive PF due to gr...

    Authors: Kam-Lun Hon, King-Woon So, William Wong and Kam-Lau Cheung

    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2009 35:10

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  17. Content type: Research

    Intellectual disability affects approximately 1 to 3% of the general population. The etiology is still poorly understood and it is estimated that one-half of the cases are due to genetic factors. Cryptic subte...

    Authors: Elga F Belligni, Elisa Biamino, Cristina Molinatto, Jole Messa, Mauro Pierluigi, Francesca Faravelli, Orsetta Zuffardi, Giovanni B Ferrero and Margherita Cirillo Silengo

    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2009 35:9

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  18. Content type: Research

    Diarrhoea and acute respiratory conditions are common medical conditions among under-five children in resource-limited and conflict situations. The present study was conducted to estimate the prevalence and as...

    Authors: Seter Siziya, Adamson S Muula and Emmanuel Rudatsikira

    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2009 35:8

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  19. Content type: Research

    Immaturity of motility, intestinal epithelial barrier function and absorptive capacity may play a role in the pathophysiology of intestinal diseases in preterms. We determined the gastric electrical activity a...

    Authors: Giuseppe Riezzo, Flavia Indrio, Francesco Raimondi, Osvaldo Montagna, Gennaro Salvia, Bisceglia Massimo, Lorenzo Polimeno, Luciano Cavallo and Ruggiero Francavilla

    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2009 35:6

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  20. Content type: Review

    S. Chiara hospital is the only neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in the Province of Trento (Italy). It serves a population of about 460000 people with about 5000 infants per year, admitting the totality of t...

    Authors: Giuseppe De Nisi, Mariarosaria Berti, Riccardo Malossi, Fabio Pederzini, Anna Pedrotti and Alberta Valente

    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2009 35:5

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  21. Content type: Research

    The aim of this study was to assess the cost-utility of palivizumab versus no prophylaxis in the prevention of respiratory syncytial virus infection among high-risk preterm infants.

    Authors: Gaetano Chirico, Roberto Ravasio and Urbano Sbarigia

    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2009 35:4

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  22. Content type: Commentary

    All the Italian Centres in charge of screening, diagnosis, and follow-up of infants with congenital hypothyroidism participate in the Italian National Registry of affected infants, which performs the nationwid...

    Authors: Antonella Olivieri

    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2009 35:2

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  23. Content type: Commentary

    The WHO defines pediatric palliative care as the active total care of the child's body, mind and spirit, which also involves giving support to the family. Its purpose is to improve the quality of life of young...

    Authors: Franca Benini, Marco Spizzichino, Manuela Trapanotto and Anna Ferrante

    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2008 34:4

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  24. Content type: Research

    The reduction of pain due to routine invasive procedures (capillary heel stick blood sampling for neonatal metabolic screening) in the newborn is an important objective for the so-called "Hospital with no pain...

    Authors: Elena Uga, Manuela Candriella, Antonella Perino, Viviana Alloni, Giuseppina Angilella, Michela Trada, Anna Maria Ziliotto, Maura Barbara Rossi, Danila Tozzini, Clelia Tripaldi, Michela Vaglio, Luigina Grossi, Michaela Allen and Sandro Provera

    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2008 34:3

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  25. Content type: Editorial

    On behalf of the Editorial Board, welcome to the new Italian Journal of Pediatrics, the official journal of the ISP/SIP (Italian Society of Pediatrics/Società Italiana di Pediatria), now publishing on BioMed Cent...

    Authors: Sergio Bernasconi

    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2008 34:1

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