Andrea Lo Vecchio

3Antonietta Giannattasio
1Joshua K. Schaffzin
1Rita Grandolfo
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BACKGROUND To investigate the rates of pneumococcal and influenza vaccinations and their determinants in children with chronic medical conditions. PATIENTS AND METHODS Children with HIV infection, cystic fibrosis, liver transplantation and diabetes mellitus were enrolled. Physicians of regional Reference Centres for each condition, primary care(More)
  • Andrea Lo Vecchio, Joshua K. Schaffzin, Eliana Ruberto, Maria Angela Caiazzo, Loredana Saggiomo, Daniela Mambretti +6 others
  • 2016
Infections are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in children with acute leukemia. Central-line (CL) devices increase this population's risk of serious infections.Within the context of a quality improvement (QI) project, we tested the effect of caregiver education on CL management on the CL-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) rate among(More)
Prolonged diarrhea is usually defined as acute-onset diarrhea lasting 7 days or more, but less than 14 days. Its trend has been declining in recent years because of improvement in the management of acute diarrhea, which represents the ideal strategy to prevent prolonged diarrhea. The pathogenesis of prolonged diarrhea is multifactorial and essentially based(More)
Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Over the last decades, TB has also emerged in the pediatric population. Epidemiologic data of childhood TB are still limited and there is an urgent need of more data on very large cohorts. A multicenter study was conducted in 27 pediatric hospitals, pediatric wards, and public health centers(More)
OBJECTIVE E-learning is a candidate tool for clinical practice guidelines (CPG) implementation due to its versatility, universal access and low costs. We aimed to assess the impact of a five-module e-learning course about CPG for acute gastroenteritis (AGE) on physicians' knowledge and clinical practice. STUDY DESIGN This work was conceived as a pre/post(More)
Aim of this study was to obtain a picture of the nature of the primary care pediatricians' visits during a winter season. We investigated reasons for visits, diagnosis, and pattern of prescription in 284 children. The reason for visit was a planned visit in 54% of cases, a well-being examination in 26%, and an urgent visit for an acute problem in 20% of(More)
Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) are systematically developed documents that assist healthcare practitioners in making decisions about appropriate care for specific diseases based on evidence. In this context, acute gastroenteritis (AGE) in pediatrics is a suitable model for guidelines implementation and CPGs are available and very straightforward.(More)
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