Paolo Petralia

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Duchenne muscular dystrophy results in a broad spectrum of physical and psychosocial consequences, both to patient and caregivers. This study was aimed to explore health-related quality of life and its possible determinants in Duchenne muscular dystrophy children and in their parents. Caregivers (21 mothers and 6 fathers; mean age, 40.04 years) of 27(More)
Hirschsprung disease is a congenital disease characterized by intestinal aganglionosis of various extents. Most patients are younger than 1 year of age. Though, a minority of cases can be older or even adult. Older the patient the more difficult and prolonged is the endorectal dissection required for the pull-through procedure. Longer surgery leads to(More)
BACKGROUND The increasing use of emergency departments (EDs) potentially compromises their effectiveness and quality. The evaluation of the performance of the triage code system in a pediatric context is important because waiting time affects the quality of care for acutely ill patients. OBJECTIVE In this study, we aimed to assess the effectiveness and(More)
AIM To test if the Barrows Cards method improves adherence to immunosuppressive therapy self-management following hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation in adolescents affected by blood cancer and reduce costs. BACKGROUND Chronically ill adolescents need to be helped to improve self-management, make sure they can confidently and safely manage therapy at(More)
INTRODUCTION Since the use of robotic surgery (RS) revolutionized some adult surgery procedures such as radical prostatectomy, it has been progressively and increasingly introduced in pediatric surgery. The aim of this study is to evaluate how the Da Vinci® Si HD technology impacts a pediatric public hospital and to define the use of a robotic system in(More)
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