Barbara Battistini

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Wistar rats were exposed for 4 hours by nose-only inhalation to clean air, resuspended Ottawa ambient particles (EHC-93*, 48 mg/m3), the water-leached particles (EHC-93L, 49 mg/m3), diesel soot (5 mg/m3), or carbon black (5 mg/m3). Continuous data for physiologic endpoints (heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, animal's activity) were captured by(More)
OBJECTIVE To validate near-infrared reflectance analysis (NIRA) as a fast, reliable and suitable method for routine evaluation of human milk's nitrogen and fat content. SETTING One neonatal intensive care unit. PATIENTS 124 samples of expressed human milk (55 from preterm mothers and 69 from term mothers). INTERVENTION Measurement of nitrogen and fat(More)
BACKGROUND Apnea of prematurity (AOP) occurs frequently in preterm infants and a variable proportion of AOP can be induced by gastroesophageal reflux (GER). Conservative treatment, including dietary modifications, should be the first-line approach for both GER and GER-related apneas in this population. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the efficacy of a(More)
BACKGROUND Intermittent and continuous tube feeding modes are commonly used to feed preterm infants. However, there is no clear evidence regarding which method is better tolerated. We investigated the differences between bolus and continuous feeding in terms of cerebral and splanchnic oxygenation in healthy preterm infants. METHODS Thirty preterm infants(More)
We measured fecal elastase-1 (FE1) levels in 34 preterm newborns (15 small-for-gestational-age and 19 appropriate-for-gestational-age) during the first 2 months of life and evaluated whether they were correlated with nitrogen loss in stools. FE1 increased over time, and values were similar in both groups of newborns. Fecal nitrogen was significantly higher(More)
Preterm infants are at risk of developing gastrointestinal complications such as feeding intolerance and necrotizing enterocolitis. Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) provides continuous monitoring of abdominal oxygenation (ArSO2) and could help to predict gastrointestinal complications in preterm neonates. In this prospective observational study, ArSO2(More)
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