Francesca Rech Morassutti

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BACKGROUND Preconception care involves health promotion to reduce risk factors that might affect women and couples of childbearing age. The risk factors of adverse reproductive outcomes include recognized genetic diseases in the family or the individual, previous congenital diseases, miscarriage, prematurity, fetal growth restriction, infertility, chronic(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the possible association between rewarming rate and neonatal outcomes in extremely low birth weight infants (ELBWIs) with hypothermia. STUDY DESIGN All ELBWIs with hypothermia (temperature < 36.0°C) on neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) admission were retrospectively evaluated. Rewarming rate was analyzed as both a dichotomous (≥(More)
BACKGROUND The onset of coeliac disease (CD) in the first year of life is uncommon and the diagnosis can be challenging due to the suboptimal sensitivity of tissue transglutaminase antibodies (tTG) at this age and the many other possible causes of malabsorption in infants. Antibodies to deamidated gliadin peptides (anti-DGPs), especially IgG, may appear(More)
In this article we evaluated the consistency of practice and the adherence to the International Guidelines in early delivery room management of ELBW infants in Italy. A polyethylene bag/wrap was used by 54 centres (55.1%). In Northern regions, one centre (2.5%) reported to use oxygen concentrations &gt;40% to initiate positive pressure ventilation in ELBW(More)
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