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BACKGROUND Community-acquired meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) is responsible for severe infections in previously healthy people acquired in the community in different areas of the world. AIM To report an outbreak of CA-MRSA in a hospital newborn nursery in northern Italy in September-October 2010, its investigation and control(More)
Informations about accidental injuries to children were obtained by studying the records, of the year 1983, of the Emergency Department of the Buzzi children hospital of Milan. We have split our study in two periods (winter and summer) because of the different conditions (climatic and social) that we have. 16.858 children presented at hospital during the(More)
The effects of drug addiction in perinatal period and its clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic problems have been considered. The authors reported five cases of newborns from addicted mothers. Neurologic symptoms were present in all cases, gastro-intestinal disturbances were present in two newborns. One presented with convulsions and died for severe hyaline(More)
Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) is very common in infants, especially in prematures and may be cause of gastrointestinal and cardiorespiratory symptoms. Cisapride, a prokinetic agent, is used in order to avoid the transient esophageal sphincter relaxation, but it is sometimes associated to transient prolongation of QT interval on EKG, especially with high(More)
The treatment of severe respiratory distress in infants (e.g. respiratory distress syndrome--RDS, meconium aspiration syndrome--MAS and pulmonary haemorrage) with HFOV can cause sometimes a volume delivery (VTHF) exceeding the anatomical dead space, with the possibility of an increased risk of volutrauma, implicated in the pathogenesis of chronic lung(More)
The Authors report their experience related to 15 cases of neonatal osteo-arthritis which have occurred in the last seven years in the neonatal intensive care unit. Besides the traditional clinical picture, it is stressed that neonatal osteo-arthritis has recently acquired new interest for an etiologic shift of the pathogens and for the availability of new(More)
The extent and the clinical significance of residual beta cell function has been evaluated by radioimmunoassay of C-peptide in 41 diabetic children in different stages of evolution, using an arginine tolerance test. In control subjects a significant rise of C-peptide levels occurred after the infusion with arginine. In patients at the onset of the disease(More)
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