Massimo Agosti

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BACKGROUND Preterm small for gestational age (SGA) infants may be at risk for increased adiposity, especially when experiencing rapid postnatal weight gain. Data on the dynamic features of body weight and fat mass (FM) gain that occurs early in life is scarce. We investigated the postnatal weight and FM gain during the first five months after term in a(More)
BACKGROUND Prevention of postnatal growth restriction of very preterm infants still represents a challenge for neonatologists. As standard feeding regimens have proven to be inadequate. Improved feeding strategies are needed to promote growth. Aim of the present study was to evaluate whether a set of nutritional strategies could limit the postnatal growth(More)
BACKGROUND Some studies have suggested that the early sustained lung inflation (SLI) procedure is effective in decreasing the need for mechanical ventilation (MV) and improving respiratory outcome in preterm infants. We planned the present randomized controlled trial to confirm or refute these findings. METHODS/DESIGN In this study, 276 infants born at(More)
BACKGROUND Late preterm infants account for the majority of preterm births. They are at an increased risk of neonatal mortality and morbidity and are less likely to initiate breastfeeding and to be exclusively breastfed at discharge compared to infants born at term. The aim of this study was to identify the facilitators and barriers to breastfeeding during(More)
1000 days A1 Preterm and low birth weight nutrition in the first month life: implications for the outcome Preterm babies need of quantity and quality of nutrients to permit a growth rate, in terms of weight and of body composition to that of a fetus of the same gestational age. Protein and energy administration is the driver for growth. Preterms accumulate(More)
PURPOSE To investigate cycloplegic refraction and ocular alignment in a population of preterm children at 1 and 6 years old. PATIENTS AND METHODS We included 261 preterm infants with a birth weight ≤1,500 g and a gestational age ≤32 weeks; there were 217 preterm infants (group 1), 28 preterm infants with mild retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) (group 2),(More)
The following authors have contributed to the creation of the DELOS Digital Library Reference Model, a predecessor of " The Digital Library Reference Model " Disclaimer The content of this booklet is the sole responsibility of the DL.org Consortium and does not reflect the views of the European Commission. The DL.org Consortium is not responsible for any(More)
The following authors have contributed to the creation of the DELOS Digital Library Reference Model, a predecessor of " The Digital Library Reference Model " Disclaimer The content of this booklet is the sole responsibility of the DL.org Consortium and does not reflect the views of the European Commission. The DL.org Consortium is not responsible for any(More)