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  1. Most epidemiological studies have shown that the prevalence of high blood pressure (BP) has significantly increased among children and adolescents in various countries of the world.

    Authors: Virginija Dulskiene, Renata Kuciene, Jurate Medzioniene and Rimantas Benetis
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2014 40:102
  2. Food allergies are perceived as a significant problem in school environments; as a result, a teacher’s ability to recognise and deal with allergic reactions is of fundamental importance to protect children’s h...

    Authors: Licia Ravarotto, Giulia Mascarello, Anna Pinto, Maria Rita Schiavo, Marina Bagni and Lucia Decastelli
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2014 40:100
  3. Mucopolysaccharidosis type III (MPS III; Sanfilippo syndrome) is a metabolic disorder characterized by the deficiency of a lysosomal enzyme catalyzing the catabolic pathway of heparan sulphate. MPS III present...

    Authors: Paulina Krawiec, Elżbieta Pac-Kożuchowska, Beata Mełges, Agnieszka Mroczkowska-Juchkiewicz, Stanisław Skomra, Agnieszka Pawłowska-Kamieniak and Katarzyna Kominek
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2014 40:97
  4. The objective of our study is to evaluate the correlation between epidural analgesia during labor, start of breastfeeding and type of maternal-neonatal care.

    Authors: Antonio Alberto Zuppa, Giovanni Alighieri, Riccardo Riccardi, Maria Cavani, Alma Iafisco, Francesco Cota and Costantino Romagnoli
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2014 40:82
  5. Congenital tuberculosis (TB) is a rare disease with a high mortality rate, and is difficult to diagnose. Here we present a case of congenital TB detected by the T-SPOT.TB assay in a male infant after in vitro fer...

    Authors: Yangming Zheng, Guanghui Bai and Hailin Zhang
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2014 40:96
  6. Acute cerebellar ataxia (ACA) is a relatively common neurological disease in children. Most common types of ACA are acute post-infectious (APCA) and acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM). Less common but...

    Authors: Aldo Naselli, Giovanna Pala, Federico Cresta, Martina Finetti, Roberta Biancheri and Salvatore Renna
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2014 40:98
  7. Chronic hepatitis B (CHB) is a global health problem that can result in serious complications associated with collagen degradation. Prolidase is a specific imidodipeptidase that plays an important role in the ...

    Authors: Velat Şen, Ünal Uluca, Aydın Ece, İbrahim Kaplan, Fatma Bozkurt, Fesih Aktar, Sedat Bağlı and Recep Tekin
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2014 40:95
  8. Aplasia cutis congenita (ACC) is usually located on the hairy scalp, on the vertex of the head, but can also occur in other locations, such as limbs, trunk. Congenital skin aplasia on the lower limb is very ra...

    Authors: Agata Pająk, Anna Szczygieł, Dorota Paluszyńska and Barbara Królak-Olejnik
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2014 40:88
  9. Recurrent respiratory infections (RRI), such as the presence of at least one of the following criteria: i) >6 RI per year; ii) >1 RI per month involving upper airways from September to April; iii) >3 RI involv...

    Authors: Alfonso Maria Varricchio, Michele Capasso, Antonio della Volpe, Luigi Malafronte, Nicola Mansi, Attilio Varricchio and Giorgio Ciprandi
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2014 40:93
  10. Adequate preconception maternal health care is essential to reduce the risk of unwanted pregnancy outcomes and complications. Still, many women are exposed to a number of unhealthy risk factors both before and...

    Authors: Pierpaolo Mastroiacovo, Roy Miodini Nilsen, Emanuele Leoncini, Paolo Gastaldi, Valentina Allegri, Arianna Boiani, Francesca Faravelli, Federica Ferrazzoli, Andrea Guala, Valeria Madrigali and Gioacchino Scarano
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2014 40:91
  11. Osteopetrosis is a rare genetic disorder characterized by increased bone density due to a defective osteoclast's bone resorption. Three clinical forms can be identified based on severity, age of onset and inhe...

    Authors: Giuseppe Bonapace, Maria Teresa Moricca, Valentina Talarico, Francesca Graziano, Licia Pensabene and Roberto Miniero
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2014 40:90
  12. 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...

    Authors: Monika Kłusek-Oksiuta, Irena Bialokoz-Kalinowska, Eugeniusz Tarasów, Malgorzata Wojtkowska, Irena Werpachowska and Dariusz Marek Lebensztejn
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2014 40:84
  13. Over the years 2009-2013, we conducted a prospective study within a network established by the Italian Society of Pediatrics to describe the in-hospital management of children hospitalized for acute bacterial ...

    Authors: Marta Ciofi degli Atti, Susanna Esposito, Luciana Parola, Lucilla Ravà, Gianluigi Gargantini and Riccardo Longhi
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2014 40:87
  14. Severe Congenital Neutropenia type 4 (SCN4, OMIM 612541) is a rare autosomal recessive disease due to mutations in the G6PC3 gene. The phenotype comprises neutropenia of variable severity and other anomalies incl...

    Authors: Lucia Dora Notarangelo, Gianfranco Savoldi, Sara Cavagnini, Veronica Bennato, Sabrina Vasile, Alba Pilotta, Alessandro Plebani and Fulvio Porta
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2014 40:80
  15. Kangaroo mother care (KMC) has been widely used to improve the care of preterms and low birth weight infants. However, very little is known about cerebral hemodynamics responses in preterm infants during KMC i...

    Authors: Afaf A Korraa, Alyaa A I El Nagger, Ragaa Abd El-Salam Mohamed and Noha M Helmy
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2014 40:83
  16. The prognosis of children with congenital heart defects(CHDs) continues to improve with advancing surgical techniques; however, lack of information about modifiable risk factors for malformations in cardiovasc...

    Authors: Yu Feng, Di Yu, Lei Yang, Min Da, Zhiqi Wang, Yuan Lin, Bixian Ni, Song Wang and Xuming Mo
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2014 40:85
  17. The World Health Organisation has recommended the use of anthropometric measurements as birth weight surrogates. However, it has been found that cut-off points for these anthropometric measurements vary across...

    Authors: Ikenna K Ndu, Stella N Ibeziako, Egbuna O Obidike, Gilbert N Adimora, Benedict O Edelu, Josephat M Chinawa, Isaac N Asinobi and Nwachinemere D Uleanya
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2014 40:81
  18. Acute bronchiolitis is the leading cause of lower respiratory tract infection and hospitalization in children less than 1 year of age worldwide. It is usually a mild disease, but some children may develop seve...

    Authors: Eugenio Baraldi, Marcello Lanari, Paolo Manzoni, Giovanni A Rossi, Silvia Vandini, Alessandro Rimini, Costantino Romagnoli, Pierluigi Colonna, Andrea Biondi, Paolo Biban, Giampietro Chiamenti, Roberto Bernardini, Marina Picca, Marco Cappa, Giuseppe Magazzù, Carlo Catassi…
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2014 40:65
  19. The authors report a wide and updated revision of hydranencephaly, including a literature review, and present the case of a patient affected by this condition, still alive at 36 months.

    Authors: Piero Pavone, Andrea D Praticò, Giovanna Vitaliti, Martino Ruggieri, Renata Rizzo, Enrico Parano, Lorenzo Pavone, Giuseppe Pero and Raffaele Falsaperla
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2014 40:79
  20. The syndrome of immune dysregulation, polyendocrinopathy, enteropathy, X linked (IPEX) is a rare disorder caused by mutations in the FOXP3 gene. Diarrhea, diabetes and dermatitis are the hallmark of the diseas...

    Authors: Daniele Zama, Ilaria Cocchi, Riccardo Masetti, Fernando Specchia, Patrizia Alvisi, Eleonora Gambineri, Mario Lima and Andrea Pession
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2014 40:68
  21. Authors: Riccardo Davanzo, Laura Travan, Giuseppina Verardi, Elisa Corubolo, Angela De Cunto, Giulia Paviotti, Tamara Strajn, Francesca Marrazzo, Pierpeolo Brovedani, Jaquelyn Kennedy, Enrica Causin and Sergio Demarini
    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2014 40(Suppl 2):A5

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