Daniela Farinasso

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Methemoglobinemia is not a rare condition arising from the exposure to hemoglobin-oxidizing agents such as nitrates-nitrites present in well water or vegetables. Infants < 3 months of age are more susceptible than adults because of lower amounts of a key enzyme, NADH-cytochrome b5 reductase, which converts methemoglobin back to hemoglobin. We report 2(More)
BACKGROUND The perfusion index, derived from the pulse oximeter signal, seems to be an accurate predictor for high illness severity in newborns. The aim of this study was to determine the perfusion index values of clinically and hemodynamically stable preterm newborns in the first week of life. METHODS Perfusion index recordings were performed on the(More)
Sepsis is the major cause of morbidity and mortality in children, especially in immunocompromised patients, and a rapid identification of causative pathogen is strongly related with a better outcome. This prospective study analyzes the role of a multiplex real-time polymerase chain reaction in sepsis’ etiological diagnosis. MagicplexTM Sepsis Real-Time(More)
OBJECTIVES To analyze the presence of bovine beta-LG in breast milk. METHODS Human milk samples from 14 healthy non-atopic women on diets with different cow's milk contents were examined. The total concentration of beta-LG immuno-like proteins (beta-LGIP) was determined by enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Identification of antigens was done by(More)
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