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Consensus statement : Childhood obesity
In developing a consensus statement, this international group has presented the evidence, developed recommendations, and provided a platform aimed toward future corrective action and ongoing debate in the international community. Expand
Increased Bone Turnover in Prepubertal, Pubertal, and Postpubertal Patients Receiving Carbamazepine
Summary:  Purpose: To study the markers of bone turnover in epilepsy patients in the different stages of the pubertal growth before and after the beginning of carbamazepine (CBZ) monotherapy.
Microvascular and macrovascular complications associated with diabetes in children and adolescents
This article is a chapter in the ISPAD Clinical Practice Consensus Guide-lines 2009 Compendium, and the authors have declared no conflictsof interest. Expand
Effectiveness of a prevention program for diabetic ketoacidosis in children. An 8-year study in schools and private practices.
The prevention program for DKA in diabetic children aged 6-14 years, carried out in the Parma area during the last 8 years, was successful and cumulative frequency ofDKA in new-onset IDDM decreased from 78% during 1987-1991 to 12.5% during 1991-1997. Expand
New Definition for the Partial Remission Period in Children and Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes
A new definition of partial remission in type 1 diabetes that reflects residual β-cell function and has better stability compared with the conventional definitions is proposed, including both glycemic control and insulin dose. Expand
Insulin resistance in children: consensus, perspective, and future directions.
There are no clear criteria to define insulin resistance in children, and surrogate markers such as fasting insulin are poor measures of insulin sensitivity, so based on current screening criteria and methodology, there is no justification for screening children for insulin resistance. Expand
Italian cross-sectional growth charts for height, weight and BMI (6–20 y)
The comparison between SIEDP and Tanner et al's charts for height, still in use among most Italian paediatricians, shows that before puberty Italian children are 2–4 cm taller than their English peers. Expand
Increased bone turnover in epileptic patients treated with carbamazepine
It is demonstrated that carbamazepine induces an increase of bone turnover and higher values of markers of bone formation and of bone resorption are found in patients than in controls. Expand
Hyperhomocysteinemia in children treated with sodium valproate and carbamazepine
It is demonstrated that prolonged treatment with VPA and CBZ increases plasma concentrations of Hcy and a significant decrease of serum folate and plasma PLP after 1 year of therapy. Expand