Luigi Cattarossi

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This study was done to compare the diagnostic accuracy of ultrasound and chest X-ray (CXR) in children with suspected pneumonia. Seventy-nine children aged from 6 months to 16 years with clinical signs suggestive of pneumonia underwent lung ultrasound and CXR. Lung ultrasound was positive for the diagnosis of pneumonia in 60 patients, whereas CXR was(More)
BACKGROUND Transient tachypnea of the newborn (TTN) is a mild form of neonatal respiratory distress which early in its course needs to be differentiated from other severe respiratory disorders. At present the diagnosis is based on radiological findings and clinical course. Lung sonography in TTN has not yet been assessed. OBJECTIVES The aim of the study(More)
BACKGROUND Respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) is a severe form of neonatal respiratory distress which occurs almost exclusively in premature infants. At present, the diagnosis is based on radiological findings and clinical course. Lung ultrasound in RDS has not yet been fully assessed. OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to define the ultrasonographic(More)
Pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis (PCH) is an uncommon pulmonary disorder, with variable clinical features depending on which lung structure is affected, and it is usually linked to pulmonary arterial hypertension. Congenital PCH has been very rarely described and, so far, the only causative gene identified is EIF2AK4, which encodes for a translation(More)
Sir: I read with great interest the papers of Geeraerts et al. [1, 2] on ultrasound evaluation of the optic nerve and its correlations with intracranial pressure. In my opinion, however, what the authors indicate as the optic nerve on ultrasound examination is an artifact (acoustic shadow), probably cast by the lamina cribrosa. The measurements that the(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate sensitivity, specificity and the safest cut-offs of three predictive algorithms (WINROP, ROPScore and CHOP ROP) for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). METHODS A retrospective study was conducted in three centres from 2012 to 2014; 445 preterms with gestational age (GA) ≤ 30 weeks and/or birthweight (BW) ≤ 1500 g, and additional unstable(More)
To understand language, humans must encode information from rapid, sequential streams of syllables - tracking their order and organizing them into words, phrases, and sentences. We used Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) to determine whether human neonates are born with the capacity to track the positions of syllables in multisyllabic sequences. After(More)
OBJECTIVE Recent ultrasonographic studies suggest that the administration of surfactant to preterm infants with respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) does not affect lung water clearance. The purpose of the study was also to look at clearance of lung water in preterm rabbits receiving surfactant. METHODS Lung ultrasound was performed in 73 neonates at(More)
Sir, Reading the critical appraisal of chest ultrasound in children by Tomà and Owens [1], one has to fully endorse the authors’ word of caution against an uncritical replacement of the standard radiograph by an ultrasound scan. Indeed, recent data from adult and pediatric emergency physicians show that each technique might prevail over the other depending(More)