Armando Cuttano

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Of the 10,730 neonates born in the period 1978-1997 and examined for cryptorchidism (C) at birth, 1387 were pre-term (gestational age <37 wk), and 9343 were full-term. At birth, a total of 737 neonates (6.9%) were cryptorchid, 487 had bilateral C and 250 unilateral C. The C rate of pre-terms was 10 times higher than that of the full-terms (30.1 and 3.4%,(More)
Neonatal hypercalcemia is a rare condition often of unclear pathogenesis. If unrecognized and untreated it may result in central nervous system and renal damage. We studied three infants with symptomatic neonatal hypercalcemia pointing out pathogenetic and therapeutic aspects. One infant was found to have transient hyperparathyroidism with high intact(More)
An unexpected event is not rare in Neonatology and can be dramatic: the operators must act with the right skills and abilities in the shortest time. Often it is a team effort and each member must be trained adequately. According to the "Swiss cheese" model by J. Reason, an accident is never the consequence of a single error, but the very final result of a(More)
Respiratory function is mandatory for extrauterine life, but is sometimes impaired in newborns due to prematurity, congenital malformations, or acquired pathologies. Mechanical ventilation is standard care, but long-term complications, such as bronchopulmonary dysplasia, are still largely reported. Therefore, continuous medical education is mandatory to(More)
Children born small for gestational age (SGA) may present advanced bone maturation in childhood and reduced final height. The objectives of the study were to evaluate adrenarche, pubertal development, age at menarche and final height in full-term born-SGA girls. Twenty-four girls (12 born-SGA and 12 matched controls) were evaluated at 6-7.5 years of age for(More)
INTRODUCTION Placental anatomopathologic lesions are usually associated with pregnancy complications and neonatal impaired outcome. PATIENTS AND METHODS We included in our study 122 patients with gestational age of 26-35 weeks. From the analysis of three pathological aspects (chorioamnionitis, funisitis and chronic hypoxia), a score was assigned to each(More)
INTRODUCTION Hypothyroidism and gestational diabetes are common endocrine disorders in pregnancy. Our aim is to evaluate the outcome of newborns from mothers with hypothyroidism and from mothers with gestational diabetes. PATIENTS AND METHODS The study analysed 216 newborns: 112 from mothers with gestational diabetes and 104 from mothers with(More)
Mechanical ventilation is a current support therapy for newborns affected by respiratory diseases. However, several side effects have been observed after treatment, making it mandatory for physicians to determine more suitable approaches. High fidelity simulation is an efficient educational technique that recreates clinical experience. The aim of the(More)
During pregnancy, drug addiction represents one of the most dangerous situations. Each drug can badly affect the fetal development and, when the pregnancy is over, the negative influence continues in the newborn which is exposed to many risks, in particular the withdrawal syndrome. Since it is difficult to predict the newborn's outcome only on the basis of(More)