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Patients with antinuclear antibody-positive juvenile idiopathic arthritis constitute a homogeneous subgroup irrespective of the course of joint disease.
OBJECTIVE We recently hypothesized that in the International League of Associations for Rheumatology (ILAR) classification of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), the presumably homogeneous patientExpand
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Role of adiponectin and leptin on body development in infants during the first year of life
BackgroundThe control of growth and nutritional status in the foetus and neonate is a complex mechanism, in which also hormones produced by adipose tissue, such as adiponectin and leptin areExpand
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Development and validation of a preliminary definition of minimal disease activity in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
OBJECTIVE To develop and validate a definition of minimal disease activity (MDA) in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). METHODS The clinical charts of JIA patients followed over aExpand
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Menstrual disorders in adolescence.
Altered frequency of the menstrual cycle accompanied by pain are manifestations of functional anomalies of the female reproductive system. These symptoms require prompt and accurate diagnosis andExpand
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Metabolic parameters and adipokine profile in growth hormone deficient (GHD) children before and after 12-month GH treatment.
It is a common knowledge that GH exhibits a large number of metabolic effects, involving lipid and glucose homeostasis. The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of one year GH therapy onExpand
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Metabolic syndrome in Turner syndrome and relation between body composition and clinical, genetic, and ultrasonographic characteristics.
BACKGROUND An increased relative risk of diabetes, ischemic heart disease, atherosclerosis, and hypertension have been reported in Turner syndrome (TS) patients. No data are currently available onExpand
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Measles lessons in an anti-vaccination era: public health is a social duty, not a political option
BackgroundMeasles virus, member of the genus Morbillivirus in the family Paramyxoviridae, is a highly contagious human pathogen. An effective live-attenuated vaccine is available and its use has theExpand
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Growth hormone deficiency and coeliac disease: an unusual association?
Objective  To assess the occurrence of growth hormone deficiency (GHD) in patients with coeliac disease (CD).
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Neurological complications of varicella in childhood: case series and a systematic review of the literature.
Although varicella has usually an uncomplicated course in early childhood, several neurological complications may occur. We conducted a study to review the type and the rate of varicella neurologicalExpand
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Mandatory vaccinations in European countries, undocumented information, false news and the impact on vaccination uptake: the position of the Italian pediatric society
BackgroundHigh rates of vaccination coverage are important in preventing infectious diseases. Enforcing mandatory vaccinations is one of the strategies that some Countries adopted to protect theExpand
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