Concita Rafaniello

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the risk of upper gastrointestinal complications (UGIC) associated with drug use in the paediatric population. METHODS This study is part of a large Italian prospective multicentre study. The study population included children hospitalised for acute conditions through the emergency departments of eight clinical centres. Patients(More)
OBJECTIVE Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) is one of the most severe muco-cutaneous diseases and its occurrence is often attributed to drug use. The aim of the present study is to quantify the risk of SJS in association with drug and vaccine use in children. METHODS A multicenter surveillance of children hospitalized through the emergency departments for(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of seasonal influenza vaccine in preventing Emergency Department (ED) visits and hospitalisations for influenza like illness (ILI) in children. METHODS We conducted a test negative case-control study during the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 influenza seasons. Eleven paediatric hospital/wards in seven Italian regions(More)
AIMS The aim of the study was to analyze the prescribing pattern of both newer and older AEDs. METHODS A population of almost 150 000 individuals registered with 123 general practitioners was included in this study. Patients who received at least one AED prescription over 2005-2011 were identified. The 1 year prevalence and cumulative incidence of AED(More)
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