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Suicidal behaviors are among the leading causes of death worldwide. The large spread of suicide suggests that educational programs and literature to parents or guardians should include information about the potential risks and potential consequences of the onset of the idea of suicide in children. We identified 55 cases of suicide among children and young(More)
BACKGROUND To assess the prevalence of femicides in Italy over the last three years and the potential long lasting effects of these traumatic events for the children of a woman who dies a violent death. METHODS The data used in this study come from an internet search for the number of femicides occurring in Italy between 1(st) January, 2012 and 31(st)(More)
Child maltreatment is a complex life experience occurs when a parent or caregiver does an intentional or potential damage to a child, including acts of commission and omission. Child abuse is not an uncommon event, but it is not always recognized. Identifying the real number of maltreated children is a challenge because of the large variability in reported(More)
BACKGROUND The nutritional status of foster children, the quality of daily menus in group homes and the Food Security inside these organizations have been poorly studied and this study means to investigate them. METHODS A sample of 125 children, ranging in age from 0-17 years, among seven group homes (group A) was compared with 121 children of the general(More)
PURPOSE This study aims to evaluate and compare the efficacy of exogenous melatonin associated with desmopressin (dDAVP) and dietary recommendations. METHODS A total of 189 patients were enrolled from the Service of Pediatrics, Campus Bio-Medico University Hospital of Rome, from January 2013 to June 2015. Of the 189 original patients, 153 children, aged(More)
Upper Respiratory Tract Infections (URTIs) include rhinosinusitis, acute otitis media (AOM), pharyngotonsillitis and laryngitis [1]. Viruses are responsible for the great majority of URTIs therefore antimicrobial treatment is not always required [2]. Paracetamol (7-15 mg/kg/dose) and ibuprofen (4-10 mg/kg/dose) are considered as the standard analgesics [3].(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the role of punishment in enuretic children and how the punishments can influence therapy response. METHODS We enrolled 218 enuretic children. The children and their families were asked to participate in the study at the end of the clinical evaluation. RESULTS The analysis of the questionnaires shows that at least one punishment(More)
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