Giovanna Carmela Fabrizio

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OBJECTIVE To investigate whether a structured withdrawal program from a sublingual formulation of fast-melting oral desmopressin lyophilisate (MELT) is superior to a sudden withdrawal from this formulation in the treatment of monosymptomatic nocturnal enuresis. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred and three children presented to our pediatric nephrology(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate physical and mental health in children in foster care and comparison with general population. METHODS The study is carried out between September 2011 and April 2012 into nine group homes in Rome. It involved 112 children ranging in age 2-17 years, living in temporary care facilities or institutes. All data came out of clinical(More)
BACKGROUND Nocturnal enuresis (NE) is a very common pediatric disorder. The aim of this study was to evaluate the characteristics of patients with NE or urinary incontinence (UI) during a period of 5 years to increase the knowledge on these conditions and optimize their diagnosis and treatment. METHODS We enrolled 278 children with NE or UI referred to(More)
BACKGROUND To assess the prevalence of femicides in Italy over the last three years and the potential long lasting effects of these traumatic events for the children of a woman who dies a violent death. METHODS The data used in this study come from an internet search for the number of femicides occurring in Italy between 1(st) January, 2012 and 31(st)(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this paper was to evaluate vaccination coverage among children living in forest homes. METHODS Data come from pediatric evaluation of a sample of children in group-homes in Rome, between September 2011 and April 2012, and compared vs. general population group. RESULTS As for About children in foster homes it was found that 91/112(More)
Child maltreatment is a complex life experience occurs when a parent or caregiver does an intentional or potential damage to a child, including acts of commission and omission. Child abuse is not an uncommon event, but it is not always recognized. Identifying the real number of maltreated children is a challenge because of the large variability in reported(More)
BACKGROUND In recent years the total number of foreigners taking up residence in Italy is increasing: the number of children born in Italy to foreign parents currently account for 15% of all babies born in the country. This population is generally referred to as "second-generation immigrants". We evaluated the health conditions of this particular population(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the role of punishment in enuretic children and how the punishments can influence therapy response. METHODS We enrolled 218 enuretic children. The children and their families were asked to participate in the study at the end of the clinical evaluation. RESULTS The analysis of the questionnaires shows that at least one punishment(More)
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