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  1. Cytophagic histiocytic panniculitis is a rare disease, associated with either nonmalignant conditions or subcutaneous panniculitis-like T-cell lymphoma, and often also associated with hemophagocytic lymphohist...

    Authors: Claudia Pasqualini, Mauro Jorini, Ines Carloni, Mirella Giangiacomi, Valentina Cetica, Maurizio Aricò, and Fernando Maria de Benedictis
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2014 40:17
  2. Codeine is a mild opioid widely used as an analgesic in various age groups, including various pediatric settings. It is a prodrug that owes its analgesic effect almost entirely to the principal metabolite: mor...

    Authors: Franca Benini and Egidio Barbi
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2014 40:16
  3. Awareness of the importance of strengthening investments in child health and monitoring the quality of services in the pediatric field is increasing. The Pediatric Quality Indicators developed by the US Agency...

    Authors: Jacopo Lenzi, Lorenza Luciano, Kathryn Mack McDonald, Simona Rosa, Gianfranco Damiani, Giovanni Corsello and Maria Pia Fantini
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2014 40:14
  4. There are increasing evidence highlighting the importance of incorporating issues of global health into pre- and post-graduate medical curricula. Medical international cooperation is a fundamental component of...

    Authors: Liviana Da Dalt, Giovanni Putoto, Dante Carraro, Alessandra Gatta, Eugenio Baraldi and Giorgio Perilongo
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2014 40:13
  5. Hyperbilirubinaemia is one of the most frequent problems in otherwise healthy newborn infants. Early discharge of the healthy newborn infants, particularly those in whom breastfeeding is not fully established,...

    Authors: Costantino Romagnoli, Giovanni Barone, Simone Pratesi, Francesco Raimondi, Letizia Capasso, Enrico Zecca and Carlo Dani
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2014 40:11
  6. Kabuki syndrome (also called Niikawa-Kuroki syndrome) is a rare genetic disease described for the first time in Japan, characterised by anomalies in multiple organ systems and often associated with autoimmune ...

    Authors: Paola Giordano, Giuseppe Lassandro, Maria Sangerardi, Maria Felicia Faienza, Federica Valente and Baldassarre Martire
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2014 40:10
  7. Auxology (Greek αυξω - I let grow) is the science of human growth and development. Significant public interest focuses on questions like: how does my child grow? How did our ancestors grow? How do other people...

    Authors: Michael Hermanussen and Barry Bogin
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2014 40:8
  8. Quality assessment in pediatric care has recently gained momentum. Although many of the approaches to indicator development are similar regardless of the population of interest, few nationwide sets of indicato...

    Authors: Lorenza Luciano, Jacopo Lenzi, Kathryn Mack McDonald, Simona Rosa, Gianfranco Damiani, Giovanni Corsello and Maria Pia Fantini
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2014 40:7
  9. Despite growing interest in psychotherapy in child and adolescent headache, efficacy studies in this research field have focused mainly on cognitive-behavioral therapies. Whereas relaxation and cognitive-behav...

    Authors: Umberto Balottin, Matteo Ferri, Michela Racca, Maura Rossi, Giorgio Rossi, Ettore Beghi, Matteo Chiappedi and Cristiano Termine
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2014 40:6
  10. Interstitial deletions of the long arm of chromosome 13 (13q) are related with variable phenotypes, according to the size and the location of the deleted region. The main clinical features are moderate/severe ...

    Authors: Novella Rapini, Roberta Lidano, Silvia Pietrosanti, Giuseppina Vitiello, Chiara Grimaldi, Diana Postorivo, Anna Maria Nardone, Francesca Del Bufalo, Francesco Brancati and Maria Luisa Manca Bitti
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2014 40:5
  11. The clinical spectrum for celiac disease (CD) is broad and includes cases with either typical (intestinal) or atypical (extraintestinal) features, often making the diagnosis of CD very difficult.

    Authors: Mauro Bozzola, Elena Bozzola, Sara Pagani, Amelia Mascolo, Rossella Porto and Cristina Meazza
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2014 40:4
  12. We describe methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) nasal carriage at admission in patients admitted to a Department of Pediatrics.

    Authors: Francesco Gesualdo, Manuela Onori, Dafne Bongiorno, Floriana Campanile, Emanuela Carloni, Livia Mancinelli, Cristina Russo, Alberto Villani, Diletta Valentini, Massimiliano Raponi, Alberto E Tozzi and Stefania Stefani
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2014 40:3
  13. Invasive aspergillosis is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised patients. Among primary immunodefiencies, chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) has the highest prevalence of invasive...

    Authors: Eda Kepenekli, Ahmet Soysal, Canan Kuzdan, Nezih Onur Ermerak, Mustafa Yüksel and Mustafa Bakır
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2014 40:2
  14. Although the guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of food allergy recognize the role of nutrition, there is few literature on the practical issues concerning the nutritional management of children with fo...

    Authors: Marcello Giovannini, Enza D'Auria, Carlo Caffarelli, Elvira Verduci, Salvatore Barberi, Luciana Indinnimeo, Iride Dello Iacono, Alberto Martelli, Enrica Riva and Roberto Bernardini
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2014 40:1
  15. An increased but unpredictable risk of malnutrition is associated with hospitalization, especially in children with chronic diseases. We investigated the applicability of Screening Tool for Risk of Impaired Nu...

    Authors: Maria Immacolata Spagnuolo, Ilaria Liguoro, Fabrizia Chiatto, Daniela Mambretti and Alfredo Guarino
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2013 39:81
  16. Turner syndrome is caused by numeric and structural abnormalities of the X chromosome. An increased frequency of autoimmunity as well as an elevated incidence of autoantibodies was observed in Turner patients....

    Authors: Armando Grossi, Antonino Crinò, Rosa Luciano, Antonietta Lombardo, Marco Cappa and Alessandra Fierabracci
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2013 39:79
  17. Epidemiological studies show that vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency are common worldwide and associated with many diseases including asthma. Our aim was to evaluate vitamin D insufficiency and its clinica...

    Authors: Metin Uysalol, Levent Cem Mutlu, Gamze Varol Saracoglu, Erkut Karasu, Savas Guzel, Semra Kayaoglu and Nedret Uzel
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2013 39:78
  18. Zygomycosis is a rare life-threatening fungal infection affecting mostly patients with predisposing conditions such as diabetes mellitus, immunodeficiency, haemochromatosis or major trauma.

    Authors: Annalisa di Coste, Francesco Costantino, Luigi Tarani, Vincenzo Savastano, Claudio Di Biasi, Laura Schiavi, Ilaria Ernesti, Taulant Melengu and Marzia Duse
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2013 39:77
  19. Focal epilepsy with ictal abdominal pain is an unusual partial epilepsy characterized by paroxysmal episodes of abdominal or visceral pain, disturbance of awareness and electroencephalographic abnormalities. W...

    Authors: Caterina Cerminara, Nadia El Malhany, Denis Roberto and Paolo Curatolo
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2013 39:76
  20. At the end of 1990s, acute respiratory tract infections (ARTIs) were called the 'forgotten pandemic’, with a clear dichotomy between developing and industrialised countries in mortality and morbidity, the main...

    Authors: Gian Vincenzo Zuccotti and Chiara Mameli
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2013 39:75
  21. We report the case of a child affected by Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) with good cognitive performances and without relevant behavioral abnormalities.

    Authors: Rosa Nugnes, Eugenio Zito, Enza Mozzillo, Maria Erminia Camarca, Maria Pia Riccio, Gaetano Terrone, Daniela Melis, Carmela Bravaccio and Adriana Franzese
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2013 39:74
  22. Recently, studies suggesting that vitamin D deficiency correlates with the severity and frequency of Type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetes mellitus (T1DM) and that vitamin D supplementation reduces the risk of d...

    Authors: Seham FA Azab, Safaa Hamdy Saleh, Wafaa F Elsaeed, Sanaa M Abdelsalam, Alshaymaa Ahmed Ali and Asmaa MH Esh
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2013 39:73
  23. The development of neurological complications due to varicella zoster virus (VZV) reactivation is relatively uncommon, particularly in the case of immunocompetent patients. Only a few cases have been described...

    Authors: Susanna Esposito, Samantha Bosis, Raffaella Pinzani, Laura Morlacchi, Laura Senatore and Nicola Principi
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2013 39:72
  24. Every year a lot of children die from heat stroke and hyperthermia because they have been left unattended in closed automobiles. These fatalities have augmented slightly in the past decade, but they are a poor...

    Authors: Pietro Ferrara, Flaminia Vena, Olga Caporale, Valentina Del Volgo, Pio Liberatore, Francesca Ianniello, Antonio Chiaretti and Riccardo Riccardi
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2013 39:71
  25. Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF) 23 influences endothelial integrity and few reports have studied the association between FGF23 and Kawasaki syndrome (KS), a childhood vasculitis displaying a high risk of subseq...

    Authors: Fernanda Falcini, Donato Rigante, Laura Masi, Marcello Covino, Francesco Franceschelli, Gigliola Leoncini, Giusyda Tarantino, Marco Matucci Cerinic and Maria Luisa Brandi
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2013 39:69
  26. About 90,000 preterm infants or babies with birth defects are born in Italy every year, nearly 250 per day. These congenital conditions and their outcomes represent the most important burden of disease affecti...

    Authors: Carlo Corchia and Pierpaolo Mastroiacovo
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2013 39:68
  27. Prevalence of celiac disease in developed countries is assessed about 1:100–1:150. The real prevalence is unknown because mass screenings are expensive and difficult to organize. Moreover celiac disease can af...

    Authors: Susanna Alessandrini, Elisa Giacomoni and Fausto Muccioli
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2013 39:67
  28. We report the use of high dose chemotherapy with peripheral blood stem cell rescue as a consolidation treatment for a 3-year-old child affected by metastatic hepatoblastoma, who achieved complete lung response...

    Authors: Massimo Provenzi, Francesco Saettini, Valentino Conter, Eugenia Giraldi, Carlo Foglia, Laura Cavalleri, Michele Colledan, Lorenzo D’Antiga, Giorgio Perilongo and Liviana Da Dalt
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2013 39:65
  29. Type 1 diabetes mellitus may be associated with many autoimmune diseases with the common autoimmune pathogenesis. We describe the case of a girl suffering from Type 1 diabetes mellitus and autoimmune Hashimoto...

    Authors: Alma Nunzia Olivieri, Dario Iafusco, Antonio Mellos, Angela Zanfardino, Angela Mauro, Carmela Granato, Maria Francesca Gicchino, Francesco Prisco and Laura Perrone
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2013 39:64
  30. To investigate the effectiveness of IgM-enriched immunoglobulins (IgM-eIVIG) in reducing short-term mortality of neonates with proven late-onset sepsis.

    Authors: Letizia Capasso, Angela Carla Borrelli, Claudia Parrella, Silvia Lama, Teresa Ferrara, Clara Coppola, Maria Rosaria Catania, Vita Dora Iula and Francesco Raimondi
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2013 39:63
  31. Pediculosis capitis is a worldwide health problem. One of the most important factor in effective head lice eradication is to ensure that infestation is adequately recognized and treated. Our survey investigate...

    Authors: Claudia Fancelli, Manuela Prato, Carlotta Montagnani, Monica Pierattelli, Paolo Becherucci, Elena Chiappini, Maurizio de Martino and Luisa Galli
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2013 39:62
  32. Mitochondrial dysfunction manifests in many forms during childhood. There is no effective therapy for the condition; hence symptomatic therapy is the only option. The effect of symptomatic therapy are not well...

    Authors: Jun Lu and Yuanyuan Huang
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2013 39:60
  33. We report on pediatric patient with Nijmegen breakage syndrome (NBS), a rare DNA repair disorder characterized by microcephaly, immunodeficiency and predisposition to malignant lymphomas, who developed juvenil...

    Authors: Srdjan Pasic, Maja Cupic, Tanja Jovanovic, Slobodanka Djukic, Maja Kavaric and Ivana Lazarevic
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2013 39:59
  34. Imerslund-Gräsbeck syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive disorder, characterized by vitamin B12 deficiency due to selective malabsorption of the vitamin and usually results in megaloblastic anemia appearing i...

    Authors: Gianpaolo De Filippo, Domenico Rendina, Vincenzo Rocco, Teresa Esposito, Fernando Gianfrancesco and Pasquale Strazzullo
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2013 39:58
  35. Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is a genetic multisystem disorder characterized by the development of hamartomas in several organs. Mutations in the TSC1 and TSC2 tumor suppressor genes determin overactivatio...

    Authors: Romina Moavero, Antonella Coniglio, Francesco Garaci and Paolo Curatolo
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2013 39:57
  36. There are few published data concerning radiological findings and their relationship with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) severity. The aim if this study was to assess radiographic findings in children with...

    Authors: Maria Francesca Patria, Benedetta Longhi, Mara Lelii, Carlotta Galeone, Maria Angela Pavesi and Susanna Esposito
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2013 39:56
  37. Achieving a good health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is currently one of the main aims in long term survival of liver transplanted children (PLT). Purpose of our study is to compare HRQoL of PLT patients (N...

    Authors: Antonella Gritti, Simone Pisano, Tiziana Salvati, Nicolina Di Cosmo, Raffaele Iorio and Pietro Vajro
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2013 39:55
  38. Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) is one of the most severe forms of primary immunodeficiency (PID). Complications of BCG vaccination, especially disseminated infection and its most severe forms, are kno...

    Authors: Pérsio Roxo-Junior, Jorgete Silva, Mauro Andrea, Larissa Oliveira, Fernando Ramalho, Thiago Bezerra and Altacílio A Nunes
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2013 39:54
  39. Hunter syndrome (mucopolysaccharidosis type II [MPS II], OMIM309900) is a rare X-linked lysosomal storage disorder caused by the deficiency of the enzyme iduronate-2-sulphatase, resulting in accumulation of gl...

    Authors: Ferdinando Ceravolo, Italia Mascaro, Simona Sestito, Elisa Pascale, Antonino Lauricella, Elio Dizione and Daniela Concolino
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2013 39:53
  40. Dehydration caused by acute rotavirus gastroenteritis is a frequent finding in pediatric patients. The most important treatment modality in these patients is recognising and treating dehydration, electrolyte i...

    Authors: Tanju Çelik, Emel Altekin, Rana İşgüder, Yasin Kenesari, Murat Duman and Nur Arslan
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2013 39:52
  41. In the care of feverish children, symptomatic management is pivotal. Thus, the Italian Pediatric Society has recently published guidelines on fever management in children. Our aim was to investigate whether pe...

    Authors: Alberto Bettinelli, Maria Cristina Provero, Felice Cogliati, Anna Villella, Maddalena Marinoni, Francesco Saettini, Mario Giovanni Bianchetti, Luigi Nespoli, Cino Galluzzo and Sebastiano Antonio Giovanni Lava
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2013 39:51
  42. This review provides a synopsis for clinicians on the use of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) in the breastfeeding mother.

    Authors: Riccardo Davanzo, Sara Dal Bo, Jenny Bua, Marco Copertino, Elisa Zanelli and Lorenza Matarazzo
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2013 39:50
  43. To evaluate the association between the genetic polymorphism of the solute carrier organic anion transporter family member 1B1 (SLCO1B1, also known as organic anion transport polypeptide C) and hyperbilirubine...

    Authors: Jiebo Liu, Jun Long, Shaofang Zhang, Xiaoyan Fang and Yuyuan Luo
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2013 39:49
  44. Skin prick tests are the first investigation in allergy diagnostics and their use is described in all the guidelines on atopic eczema. However, the clinical usefulness of skin prick tests is the subject of gre...

    Authors: Carlo Caffarelli, Arianna Dondi, Carlotta Povesi Dascola and Giampaolo Ricci
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2013 39:48

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