Laura Travan

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OBJECTIVES There has been intense discussion on the effectiveness of continuous antibiotic prophylaxis for children with vesicoureteral reflux, and randomized, controlled trials are still needed to determine the effectiveness of long-term antibiotics for the prevention of acute pyelonephritis. In this multicenter, open-label, randomized, controlled trial,(More)
OBJECTIVE We report the experience of the Italian Registry of patients affected by chronic infantile neurological, cutaneous, articular (CINCA) syndrome. The clinical and genetic features of 12 unrelated Italian patients with CINCA syndrome are described, focusing on the possible influence of the presence of CIAS1/cryopyrin mutations on the phenotype of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess whether UGT1A1 promoter polymorphisms associated with Gilbert Syndrome (GS) occur with a greater frequency in neonates with severe hyperbilirubinemia. STUDY DESIGN In a case-control study performed at a single hospital center in Italy, 70 case subjects with severe hyperbilirubinemia (defined as bilirubin level ≥20 mg/dL or 340 μmol/L)(More)
The aim of the study was to identify which groups of women contribute to interinstitutional variation of caesarean delivery (CD) rates and which are the reasons for this variation. In this regard, 15,726 deliveries from 11 regional centers were evaluated using the 10-group classification system. Standardized indications for CD in each group were used.(More)
Nephropathic cystinosis is a severe autosomal recessive inherited metabolic disease characterized by accumulation of free cystine in lysosomes. Cystinosis can lead to renal failure and multiorgan impairment. Only five cases of cystinosis with associated Bartter syndrome are reported in the literature, and no genetic evaluation has been reported. We describe(More)
PURPOSE Congenital hydronephrosis and isolated pyelectasis are frequently diagnosed by prenatal ultrasound. About 80% of cases resolve spontaneously in early childhood. Currently there is no agreed on protocol for prenatal followup. Most clinicians use a renal pelvis anteroposterior diameter of greater than 4 mm as a threshold for identifying isolated(More)
Recent guidelines on urinary tract infection (UTI) agree on reducing the number of invasive procedures. None of these has been validated by a long-term study. We describe our 11-years experience in the application of a diagnostic protocol that uses a reduced number of invasive procedures. We reviewed retrospectively the records of 406 children aged between(More)
Body mass index (BMI) is correlated with body fatness and risk of related diseases in children and adults. Proportionality indexes such as BMI and ponderal index (PI) have been suggested as complementary measures in neonatal growth assessment. Yet, they are still not used in neonates and their correlation with fatness is unknown. The aim of the study was to(More)