Gianna Chiti

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To determine the incidence of cardiac tamponade related to peripherally inserted central catheters in newborns weighing less than 1,500 g during the past 8 years and to provide guidelines in order to avoid death due to this complication. Retrospective case review. Tertiary level neonatal intensive care unit. Retrospective study of a total of 280(More)
Hyperinsulinism is an important cause of hypoglycemia in early infancy. Many forms of hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia are described: transient, prolonged, persistent. Transient forms are well recognized in infants of diabetic mother; prolonged forms are responsible for the hypoglycemia in small-for-date (SGA) infants and asphyxiated newborns. Persistent(More)
Several studies suggest that glucocorticoids given to the mother at risk for preterm delivery, reduce the incidence of respiratory distress syndrome, intraventricular hemorrhage, bronchopulmonary dysplasia and mortality. Only 20% of pregnancies at risk for preterm delivery are actually treated with steroids: this reluctance may be due to the theoretical(More)
The administration of fentanyl for sedation of ventilated newborns can induce several side-effects such as hypertension, respiratory muscle rigidity and, as shown in this report, decreased gastrointestinal motility. We report a case of paralytic ileus in a ventilated preterm infant who was given fentanyl in the first 24 hours of life. To our knowledge, the(More)
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