Manuela Trapanotto

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The Bispectral Index (BIS) is a system used to measure sedation levels. Some investigators recently analyzed changes in the BIS during natural sleep in adults and found that the BIS diminished considerably as sleep became deeper. No such studies have been undertaken to investigate changes in the BIS in sleeping children. The aim of this work was to assess(More)
The WHO defines pediatric palliative care as the active total care of the child's body, mind and spirit, which also involves giving support to the family. Its purpose is to improve the quality of life of young patients and their families, and in the vast majority of cases the home is the best place to provide such care, but for cultural, affective,(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the electromyographic (EMG) and behavioural reactivity of a group of newborn infants exposed to noisy stimulation of various intensity recorded in the Paediatric intensive care Unit (PICU). METHODS The study was performed at the nursery of the Paediatrics Department (University of Padova) on a group of 21 healthy newborns (mean 39(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to test the reliability and validity of the Italian translation of the PedsQL 4.0 Generic Core Scales and the PedsQL 3.0 Rheumatologic Module in a sample of rheumatologic children in Italy. METHODS The PedsQL 4.0 and the PedsQL 3.0 were administered to rheumatic and healthy children. 102 children 5-18 years old and 132(More)
OBJECTIVE The aims of the study were: (a) to propose focal refinements to the cold pressor test (CPT) for the pediatric population, contributing to the development of subjective and behavioral norms; (b) to analyze the influence of personal (gender, age, and skin-fold thickness), and psychological (anxiety, depression, internalization, and externalization)(More)
OBJECTIVES Little attention has been paid to the assessment of pain in children with developmental delay. The aim of this study was to explore several methods for assessing pain during venipuncture in this population of children, using classic and modified scales to evaluate the children's response to simplified tools. METHODS Sixteen children with mild(More)
INTRODUCTION Medical and technological progress allows newborns, children and teenagers suffering from life-limiting and life-threatening illness to survive, but not necessarily to recover. Data on the number of children eligible for pediatric palliative care [PPC] and their needs are useful for health care planning. The main aim of this study was to(More)
Stereotactic radiosurgery of small arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) and certain benign and malignant brain tumors using a gamma knife with 201 sources of cobalt-60 has been used to treat 300 patients at our institution since August 1987. This gamma knife-like earlier units developed in Stockholm, Buenos Aires, and Sheffield, England-was designed for(More)
UNLABELLED The cold pressor task (CPT) involves placing a hand or forearm in cold water, a stimulus that produces a slowly mounting pain of mild to moderate intensity and is terminated by voluntary withdrawal of the limb. The CPT has been used in many studies of pain, autonomic reactivity, and hormonal stress responses. Use of the CPT with children was(More)