E. Turco

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Neonatal electroencephalographic background activity has been found to be a predictive factor of the neurodevelopmental outcome. The aim of our study was to identify if the electrical ictal findings present on the first electroencephalography (EEG) recording are related to the outcome of newborns with neonatal seizures. The study is based on the prospective(More)
We analyzed clinical and instrumental data of 403 consecutive newborns with gestational age from 24 to 32 weeks, admitted to the University-Hospital of Parma between January 2000 and December 2007, to evaluate the possible relationship between neonatal mortality and occurrence of neonatal seizures in very preterm newborns. Seventy-four subjects died during(More)
BACKGROUND Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is one of the most frequent causes of neonatal death or neurological handicaps such as cerebral palsy, mental delay, and epilepsy. Moreover, an acute consequence of HIE are neonatal seizures which can cause an additional brain damage. The neurodevelopmental outcome is known in the mild or severe cases of HIE,(More)
Little is known about the clinical evolution and neurologic sequelae of transient periventricular echodensities in the neonatal period. The aim of our study was to assess the neurodevelopmental outcome in preterm infants with transient periventricular echodensities. Cerebral ultrasonography was performed within the first 72 hours of life on all preterms(More)
Pitt-Hopkins syndrome is a rare genetic form of severe psychomotor delay, caused by mutations in transcription cell factor-4 gene and characterized by distinctive dysmorphic features and abnormal breathing pattern. The current report describes the polygraphic features of the syndrome's typical breathing pattern in a patient both in wakefulness and in sleep.(More)
BACKGROUND Hemorrhagic Hereditary Telangiectasia (HHT) is an autosomal dominant disease characterized by the presence of multiple arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). Migraine is described in association with HHT in adulthood, while only few paediatric cases are reported in the literature. AIM In this paper, we describe an atypical case of HHT in a(More)
Myoclonic epilepsy with reflex seizures in infancy is an extremely rare condition, in which seizures are provoked mainly by auditory or auditory-tactile stimuli. To increase the awareness of pediatricians regarding this underrecognized condition, we describe a child with seizures provoked only by the tactile stimulation of specific areas of the head and(More)
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