Federico Baronio

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Previous investigations have suggested that osteosarcoma may be associated with a taller stature, but the relationship between height and osteosarcoma remains controversial. Height at diagnosis was evaluated in a continuous series of 962 osteosarcoma subjects treated between 1981 and 2001. Patients diagnosed during growth (group 1) were separated from those(More)
In a retrospective study we evaluated long-term growth, pubertal developmental patterns to final height (FH), and medication in 55 patients (35 females) affected by 21-hydroxylase deficiency. The patients were classified into 3 groups according to predicted mutation severity: group A (11 women and 9 men), homozygous or compound heterozygous for null or In2(More)
BACKGROUND This paper summarizes the results of a group effort to bring together the worldwide available data on patients who are either homozygotes or compound heterozygotes for mutations in MAT1A. MAT1A encodes the subunit that forms two methionine adenosyltransferase isoenzymes, tetrameric MAT I and dimeric MAT III, that catalyze the conversion of(More)
CONTEXT GH replacement therapy in GH-deficient (GHD) patients is usually continued until adult height despite the fact that most of these subjects display a normal secretion when retested at the end of growth. Puberty is the most likely time for normalization of GH secretion. OBJECTIVES The objectives of this study are to establish the characteristics and(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the long-term outcome of thyroid function and autoimmunity in a large series of children with celiac disease. STUDY DESIGN This longitudinal, retrospective study (duration of follow-up, 8.9 +/- 4.0 years) was conducted at the Pediatric Department, University of Bologna, Italy. One hundred thirty-five consecutive patients diagnosed(More)
OBJECTIVE The renal form of pseudohypoaldosteronism type 1 (PHA1) is a rare disease caused by mutations in the human mineralocorticoid receptor gene (NR3C2). DESIGN Aim of the study was to analyze the NR3C2 gene in three Italian patients with clinical signs of renal PHA1 and to evaluate the distribution of the -2G > C, c.538A > G, and c.722C > T single(More)
1 Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Pediatric Unit, Program of Endocrinology, University of Bologna, Italy 2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Bologna, Italy 3 Adolescent Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Pediatrics, University Hospital, Pisa, Italy 4Clinical Psychology Unit, Department of Pediatrics,(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the association between juvenile autoimmune thyroiditis (JAT) and thyroid cancer in pediatric patients. DESIGN We conducted a retrospective study among children and adolescents affected by JAT. SETTINGS Data from 6 Italian pediatric endocrinology centers were collected. PARTICIPANTS Three hundred sixty-five children and(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate a cohort of pediatric patients with thyroid nodules, defining histotype frequency and differences between subjects with hyperthyroidism and euthyroidism and benign and malignant nodules. DESIGN Retrospective cohort. SETTING Consecutive cases from 9 Italian pediatric endocrinology centers for the last 10 years. Patients One(More)
BACKGROUND Lowe syndrome (LS) and Dent-2 disease (DD2) are disorders associated with mutations in the OCRL gene and characterized by progressive chronic kidney disease (CKD). Here, we aimed to investigate the long-term renal outcome and identify potential determinants of CKD and its progression in children with these tubulopathies. METHODS Retrospective(More)