Marco Marras

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OBJECTIVES We sought to verify the association between maternal intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) and neonatal respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) and to determine how bile acids levels alter the risk of developing neonatal RDS. METHODS We extracted data from our divisional database about all of the newborns born during the years 2000-2004. We(More)
OBJECTIVE Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) has been associated with prematurity and fetal mortality. Recently, ICP has also been recognised as a risk factor for neonatal respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) in term or near-term neonates. Since fetal mortality is more frequent in pregnancies with an early ICP onset, we speculated that the time of(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of different delivery room strategies on survival, short term morbidity, and outcomes in extremely premature infants. METHODS This retrospective cohort study included all preterm infants with a gestational age between 24 and 28 weeks who were born in 1992-1997 (period A; n = 161) and in 1998-2003 (period B; n = 163). In(More)
BACKGROUND BiliCheck (BC), a new transcutaneous bilirubinometer is thought to be lacking in the disadvantages of old devices and could be potentially useful for diagnosing jaundice in preterm babies. Although its accuracy is well known in healthy term babies, there is a lack of knowledge about its usefulness in preterm infants. AIMS To investigate BC(More)
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