Anna Ferrante

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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 patients and their families, and in the vast majority of cases the home is the best place to provide such care, but for cultural, affective,(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether the timing of elective cesarean delivery at term influences the risk of neonatal pneumothorax. STUDY DESIGN Chart reviews confirmed gestational age, delivery modalities, and diagnosis of pneumothorax of 66,961 term infants delivered in the Veneto region of northern Italy. Of these neonates, 17,783 (26.5%) were delivered by(More)
INTRODUCTION Medical and technological progress allows newborns, children and teenagers suffering from life-limiting and life-threatening illness to survive, but not necessarily to recover. Data on the number of children eligible for pediatric palliative care [PPC] and their needs are useful for health care planning. The main aim of this study was to(More)
Approximately, in Italy, 20% of children with cancer die of their disease. The aim of this study was to assess how children with cancer were cared for in Italy after their disease was declared incurable. A retrospective investigation was conducted through a questionnaire (see appendix at the end ot the article) sent to 54 AIEOP centers obtaining(More)
F or parents, when a child dies, the concluding and irreversible separation is a devastating experience. Studies demonstrate how the care of the deceased child immediately after death is extremely important and how it can impact the families’ capacity to cope with bereavement. Commonly experienced wishes and needs for parents after their child’s death are(More)
This paper presents a new approach for Handwritten Word Recognition based on Hidden Markov Model theory and the sliding window technique. The new approach uses specific singularity markers to support the recognition phase: the Static Marker and the Dynamic Marker. Moreover, different strategies for sliding window step are considered: Regular Step and(More)
Handwritten document analysis and recognition deals with several different application fields. In document processing, one of the first problems that must be solved is data acquisition. The selection of the appropriate acquisition device plays a fundamental role; it depends on the different types of source documents and on the different application domains.(More)
Pediatric palliative care represents the ideal response to life-limiting and life-threatening diseases and requires a specific and multidisciplinary training. This study aims at evaluating in Italy the training programs offered in pain therapy and pediatric palliative care, the exposure, and the personal experience concerning end-of-life care management.(More)
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