Franco D'Alberton

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BACKGROUND Progressive care improvement for differences of sex development (DSD), regarding diagnosis communication, psychological, medical and surgical management has been claimed. AIM OF THE STUDY To assess clinical management, quality of life (QoL) and the general psychosocial adjustment of individuals with 46,XY DSD. Some differences related to age at(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 evaluate self and parent reports on quality of life (QoL) and psychological adjustment of youths with type 1 diabetes, in comparison to a general paediatric population, and identify relationships between disease duration, metabolic control and psychological parameters. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Participants included 70 youths with type 1(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the psychological adjustment and behaviour of congenital hypothyroidism (CH) children and their parents with a control group. STUDY DESIGN A cross-sectional study was carried out with 84 CH subjects diagnosed by neonatal screening (range 2.7-18.6 years), subdivided into four age groups: group 1 (2-5 years); group 2 (6-10 years); group(More)
This paper focuses on the importance of full disclosure in disorders of sex development (DSD), as a universal human right and closely related to informed consent. Full disclosure is not only a way of communicating a diagnosis, it is a methodological constant that permeates all the clinical moments expressed by a multidisciplinary team. As stated by The(More)
Intersex/disorders of sex development advocacy groups and associated health care professionals question the legitimacy of the Council of Europe issue paper, express their worries about its potentially harmful consequences, and urge the Council of Europe to consult more widely with relevant stakeholders.
WS diagnosis is often delayed since misdiagnosed as autoimmune diabetes. The rarity of the condition and the absence of other diseases at diabetes diagnosis might make extremely challenging the recognition of WS. However the novel compound heterozygosity for the here reported mutations, seems to confer a mild phenotype among the spectrum of WS(More)
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