Pascale Ferrarese

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Background/aims: There is a lack of information regarding the delivery room management of the extremely low birth weight infants (ELBWI). We aimed to survey the practice and the approach to the neonatal resuscitation of the ELBWIs in Italian tertiary centres.Methods: A structured 73-item questionnaire was sent to the heads of the 86 Italian neonatal(More)
Pediatric intensive care units (PICUs) have been developed to provide intensive care for children between post-neonatal age and adolescence. These units have largely been developed in North America, mainly in tertiary hospitals. In Italy, critically ill children are still often nursed on adult ICU's, where medical and nursing staff often lack pediatric(More)
On the basis of the classical USA guidelines for neonatal resuscitation, we examined the personnel activity in delivery room in 3 Veneto's Centres of different level (level I, II, III). Totally, we studied 3492 neonates in the period January, 1-December, 31, 1994. Three hundred and seven (8.7%) of them needed resuscitation at birth; respectively 5.6%, 4.6%(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of inhaled nitric oxide (NO) in newborns with acute hypoxaemic respiratory failure and the impact of this NO therapy on survival and the need for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). A cohort of newborns with a gestational age of > or = 34 weeks and an oxygenation index (OI) > 25 were prospectively(More)
We are conducting a validation study of questionnaire to the parents according to the Griffiths Mental Developmental Scale, used in pediatric follow-up of obstetric studies among the Italian population. The questionnaire concerns the child's gross and fine motor and language development, swallowing, respiratory, hearing and vision problems, and hospital(More)