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BACKGROUND Nosocomial infections are still a major cause of morbidity and mortality among neonates admitted to neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). OBJECTIVE To describe the epidemiology of nosocomial infections in NICUs and to assess the risk of nosocomial infection related to the therapeutic procedures performed and to the clinical characteristics of(More)
A full-term male infant presented at birth with a hard swelling of the left knee. The lemon-sized lesion was fixed to the underlying knee muscles, while the overlying skin was stretched and shiny; there was no bruit. Radiography, sonography and MRI suggested a soft-tissue tumour. After surgical excision, histology showed the presence of fibrous and(More)
Congenital varicella syndrome refers to the spectrum of fetal anomalies associated with maternal varicella zoster virus (VZV) infection during the first trimester of pregnancy. The syndrome is rare and the risk to the fetus uncertain. We describe an unusual case of congenital varicella syndrome in which hydrocephalus was the main consequence and likely(More)
We report a female infant with congenital lymphedema, facial anomalies, intestinal lymphangiectasia consistent with a diagnosis of Hennekam syndrome. At birth the patient presented with severe respiratory distress due to nonimmune hydrops fetalis, a congenital chylothorax (CC), and pulmonary lymphangiectasia. Hydrops fetalis may be present in newborns with(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the effectiveness of the Infant Flow Driver (IFD) with single prong nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP) in preterm neonates affected by respiratory distress syndrome. DESIGN Randomised controlled study. PATIENTS Between September 1997 and March 1999, 36 preterm infants who were eligible for CPAP treatment were randomly(More)
AIM To study the effects of live maternal speaking and singing on physiological parameters of preterm infants in the NICU and to test the hypothesis that vocal stimulation can have differential effects on preterm infants at a behavioural level. METHODS Eighteen mothers spoke and sang to their medically stable preterm infants in their incubators over 6(More)
  • C Bellini, F Boccardo, +6 authors C Campisi
  • Lymphology
  • 2005
The purpose of this methods paper is to offer pediatricians and nuclear medicine physicians a diagnostic protocol for performing lymphoscintigraphy in newborns that may be useful for enhancing diagnosis and management of newborns with congenital lymphatic abnormalities. Indications for lymphoscintigraphy, choice of tracer, optimal dose, routes of(More)
We report on a male child with "apple-peel" atresia associated with microcephaly and ocular anomalies. To date, no magnetic resonance imagings have been published. We report on the fourth reported case with this phenotype, but the first to be studied by brain magnetic resonance imaging.
OBJECTIVE Several options are currently available in neonatal mechanical ventilation: complete breathing synchronization (patient triggered ventilation, synchronized intermittent positive pressure ventilation--SIPPV); positive pressure flow-cycled ventilation (pressure support ventilation, PSV); and volume targeted positive pressure ventilation (volume(More)