Daniela Seracini

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In this report we present the case of a 15-month-old girl with hyponatraemic–hypertensive syndrome (HHS) caused by stenosis of the left renal artery. On sonographic examination the contralateral non-stenotic kidney appeared enlarged and with cortical hyperechogenicity mimicking a parenchymal lesion. After successful percutaneous transluminal angioplasty,(More)
Hyperuricemia is a common metabolic abnormality in subjects with renal transplantation: in fact in transplanted adults receiving immunosuppressive and diuretic drugs the frequency of hyperuricemia varied from 30 to 84% according to treatment. Conversely, the gout is an uncommon eventuality, representing less than 10%; predisposing factors are impaired renal(More)
Reported here is the case of a 6-week-old female infant with a severe Bordetella pertussis infection requiring supportive pressure-positive ventilation in the intensive care unit. After being discharged from the intensive care unit, she developed hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia and acute renal failure, which suggested a diagnosis of hemolytic uremic(More)
Peritoneal and extracorporeal dialysis are used to treat newborns affected by inborn errors of metabolism to minimize the effects of the acute accumulation of neurotoxic metabolites that can produce irreversible and severe neurological damage and even death. In recent papers, extracorporeal dialysis has been described as more effective than peritoneal(More)
Hypokalemia represents a rare cause of rhabdomyolysis. Some reports have described a few adult patients affected by Bartter’s syndrome and Gitelman’s syndrome with rhabdomyolysis due to severe hypokalemia. We report the first pediatric patient with Bartter’s syndrome in whom rhabdomyolysis developed when her plasma potassium level was less than 2 mEq/l.(More)
A 5-month-old girl with distal renal tubular acidosis (RTA) and hyperammonaemia that had lasted for 12 days, despite metabolic acidosis correction, is presented in this report. The patient showed failure to thrive, poor feeding, hypotonia and vomiting crisis in absence of inborn errors of metabolism. Probably, hyperammonaemia was the result of an imbalance(More)
BACKGROUND Reflux nephropathy (RN) is a pathophysiological human model of reduced nephron reserve, due to loss of renal mass, but little information exists about the role of urinary endothelin-1 (uET-1) in this disease. The aim of this study was to assess the presence of uET-1-like-immunoreactivity (uET-1L) in RN patients, particularly if lateralized renal(More)
UNLABELLED The value of (123)I-hippuran (OIH) renal sequential scintigraphy (RSS) in predicting the evolution of defects detected by (99m)Tc-dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) scanning during a first episode of acute pyelonephritis (APN) was assessed. METHODS Fifty-eight children with APN underwent (99m)Tc-DMSA planar scanning and (123)I-OIH RSS during acute(More)
Background. Improved life expectancy of children with chronic renal failure (CRF) has increased the number of patients with renal osteodystrophy and has brought to light novel and severe forms of the disease. These factors have contributed to the need to evaluate new, noninvasive imaging modalities for the detection of bone involvement. Objectives. To(More)
We report the case of a child in whom severe lactic acidosis (LA) and hyperammonemia developed after twenty days of total parenteral nutrition (TPN) for diffuse esophageal damage due to caustic ingestion. The revision of TPN preparation revealed that thiamine was never included and the hypothesis of thiamine deficiency was later confirmed measuring the(More)