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UNLABELLED We describe the case of a 6-year-old girl brought to the emergency department for the sudden onset of anticholinergic syndrome after the ingestion of a few home-made partially debittered lupine beans. She complained of blurry vision, headache, photophobia and nausea. No specific treatment was needed, and the symptoms resolved about 12 h after the(More)
OBJECTIVE A handheld device using near-infrared technology(Infrascanner) has shown good accuracy for detection of traumatic intracranial haemorrhages in adults. This study aims to determine the feasibility of use of Infrascanner in children with minor head injury (MHI) in the Emergency Department(ED). Secondary aim was to assess its potential usefulness to(More)
BACKGROUND The possibility that epileptic seizures and arrhythmias are different clinical manifestations of a common channelopathy is an interesting but unproved hypothesis. Patients with Dravet syndrome show heart rate variability and affected individuals with arrhythmias have also been documented. The possibility that a genetic mutation affecting sodium(More)
BACKGROUND Neonatal mortality remains a serious health issue especially in low resource countries, where 99% of neonatal deaths occur. Doctors with Africa CUAMM is an Italian non-governmental organization in the field of healthcare that has been working in Africa since 1955. In Mozambique, at the Central Beira Hospital (CBH), it has a project with the aim(More)
OBJECTIVE This study examines clinical characteristics and helmet use of children presenting to the ED with a recreational vehicle (RV)-related head injury (HI). METHODS Observational retrospective study of children <18 years presenting with a RV-related HI to the ED of a state-wide paediatric trauma centre in Australia between April 2011 and January(More)
The vicuña (Vicugna vicugna) was indiscriminately hunted for more than 400 years and, by the end of 1960s, it was seriously endangered. At that time, a captive breeding program was initiated in Argentina by the National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA) with the aim of preserving the species. Nowadays, vicuñas are managed in captivity and in the(More)
OBJECTIVES In-hospital factors contribute more to delayed diagnosis of childhood arterial ischemic stroke (AIS) than prehospital factors. We aimed to explore process and patient factors associated with type of and timing to neuroimaging in childhood AIS in the emergency department (ED). METHODS This was a retrospective hospital registry-based study of(More)
BACKGROUND Errors in are estimated to occur with an incidence of 3.7-16.6% in hospitalized patients. The application of systems for detection of adverse events is becoming a widespread reality in healthcare. Incident reporting (IR) and failure mode and effective analysis (FMEA) are strategies widely used to detect errors, but no studies have combined them(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of seasonal influenza vaccine in preventing Emergency Department (ED) visits and hospitalisations for influenza like illness (ILI) in children. METHODS We conducted a test negative case-control study during the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 influenza seasons. Eleven paediatric hospital/wards in seven Italian regions(More)