E. Parravicini

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OBJECTIVE Research was undertaken to test two hypotheses. First, during the early neonatal period, thyroid function of very low birth weight (VLBW) infants is suppressed by exposure to iodine-containing antiseptic solutions and/or iodized contrast media. Second, this suppression is more pronounced in small for gestational age (SGA) infants. METHODS(More)
INTRODUCTION Partial liquid ventilation (PLV) with perfluorocarbons can be advantageous in treating lung injury. We studied this phenomenon in isolated piglet lungs devoid of systemic detractors by studying the changes in pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) after lung injury with and without PLV. The following questions were asked. (1) Does PLV alone affect(More)
OBJECTIVE We reviewed our experience with six consecutive cases of fetal intracranial hemorrhage and the cases published in the English literature in an attempt to devise an original prognostic scoring system for antenatal intracranial hemorrhage. STUDY DESIGN The series included the cases of fetal intracranial hemorrhage detected at our institution(More)
BACKGROUND Pay for Performance (P4P) programs, based on provision of financial incentives for service quality, have been widely adopted to enhance quality of care and to promote a more efficient use of health care resources whilst improving patient outcomes. In Italy, as in other countries, the growing concern over the quality of health services provided(More)
Seventy cases of ureteropelvic junction obstruction, bilateral or unilateral, were followed prospectively throughout gestation and postnatally for an average of 2.3 years. Cases of ureteropelvic junction obstruction with a renal pelvis dilated less than 1 cm uniformly did well; those with a pyelectasis more than 2 cm, both bilateral and unilateral, had a(More)
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