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This study investigated the behavioral and psychological differences between 39 uninfected children born to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-seropositive mothers (HIV-seroreverter [SR]) and 78 children with no family history of HIV infection. Caretakers completed the Child Behavior Checklist and the Gittelman modification of the Conners' Parent's(More)
We assessed the clinical and biological effects of high-dose, long-term Naltrexone (NTX) treatment in 11 children (3-11 years), who had been diagnosed as autistic. The drug was given following an open design, for 12 weeks. Beta-Endorphin (beta-END) was assayed in peripheral blood mononuclear cells after 1 and 3 months of treatment, and 6 months after the(More)
The study analyses the incidence of the retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) and its correlation with the most important risk factors in neonates with gestational age (GE) < or = 32 weeks and/or with birth weight (BW) < or = 1500 g. The cohort of our study is composed by 305 preterms with Mean GE of 29.8 weeks and Mean BW of 1312 g, studied at the Neonatal(More)
Nine autistic children and 37 ethnically homogenous controls were enrolled in the study to assess their human leukocyte antigen (HLA) pattern, and eight healthy children were studied to define their peripheral blood cell subsets. We observed a significant decrease in CD4+ naive and an increase in CD4+ memory T cells in autistic children. These differences(More)
Early discharge is often correlated with negative events such as feeding problems leading to hypernatremic dehydration and malnutrition and non initiation or premature cessation of breastfeeding. In the reality of Parma we have valued the impact of early discharge on breastfeeding, analyzing a cohort of 267 dyads, 134 of which were in the "late discharge"(More)
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