Angelo Campanozzi

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We describe the prevalence and nature of gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms in 58 children affected by cerebral palsy (range: from 6 months to 12 years of age) referred to a pediatric neurology outpatient clinic. In each patient we assessed (GI) symptoms and defined the associated GI functional or structural abnormalities. Furthermore, we tried to correlate the(More)
OBJECTIVE Deranged gastric motility and delayed gastric emptying are commonly implicated in the pathophysiology of gastroesophageal reflux disease. We measured gastric electrical activity and gastric emptying time of a solid-liquid meal by electrogastrography and antral ultrasound, respectively, in 42 patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (age 7.4(More)
Although supraphysiological concentrations of urea are known to increase oxidative stress in cultured cells, it is generally thought that the elevated levels of urea in chronic renal failure patients have negligible toxicity. We previously demonstrated that ROS increase intracellular protein modification by O-linked beta-N-acetylglucosamine (O-GlcNAc), and(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose was to assess in Italy the clinical features at diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in children. METHODS In 1996 an IBD register of disease onset was established on a national scale. RESULTS Up to the end of 2003, 1576 cases of pediatric IBD were recorded: 810 (52%) ulcerative colitis (UC), 635 (40%) Crohn's disease(More)
OBJECTIVE The prevalence and natural history of gastroesophageal reflux in infants have been poorly documented. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence and natural history of infant regurgitation in Italian children during the first 2 years of life. METHODS A detailed questionnaire, according to the Rome II criteria, was completed by 59(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Total parenteral nutrition (TPN) is a lifesaving therapy in children with intestinal failure, frequently complicated by liver dysfunction. Plant sterols (phytosterols) of lipid emulsions have been supposed to contribute to cholestasis in TPN-treated children. The present study aimed to evaluate the plasma and red blood cell(More)
BACKGROUND Celiac disease (CD) may be associated with other immunologic disorders in adults and children. Previous studies linking CD and autoimmune thyroid disease in children have included very few patients with limited biochemical and immunologic screening tests. The aim of this multicenter study was to establish the prevalence of autoimmune thyroid(More)
UNLABELLED Children with cerebral palsy (CP) often demonstrate abnormal feeding behaviours, leading to reduced food consumption and malnutrition. Moreover, most of them present with gastrointestinal disorders, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and/or chronic constipation (CC), and poor motor function rehabilitation. The aim of our study was to(More)
Excess dietary sodium chloride (salt) intake is etiologically related to hypertension and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Moderate reduction of salt intake reduces blood pressure (BP) and is expected to contribute to reduce the risk of CVD. Previous community-based trials to reduce BP by means of salt reduction were very successful. The initial positive(More)
BACKGROUND 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. DISCUSSION The concepts of family-centered and family-oriented care are discussed with the aim to emphasize their importance in pediatrics.(More)