Pasquale Arace

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Surgical antibiotic prophylaxis (SAP) in children is poorly characterized. We investigated SAP for children undergoing elective surgical procedures. We prospectively investigated elective surgical procedures performed in children <18 years, from November 2012 to February 2013, in three tertiary-care children’s hospitals in Italy. Data were derived from(More)
We describe a fatal case of myopericarditis presenting with cardiac tamponade in a previously healthy 11-year-old child. Pandemic H1N1 2009 influenza A virus sequences were identified in throat and myocardial tissues and pericardial fluid, suggesting damage of myocardial cells directly caused by the virus.
The use of surgical antibiotic prophylaxis (SAP) in children is poorly characterized. Our aim was to evaluate the effectiveness of a quality improvement (QI) intervention targeting SAP in children, by means of a multicenter prospective intervention study, with a before and after design. We prospectively investigated elective surgical procedures performed in(More)
BACKGROUND Qualitative and quantitative research investigating determinants of adherence to clinical guidelines (GLs) on surgical antibiotic prophylaxis (SAP) are scarce. We conducted a mixed-method study aimed at investigating barriers and at describing attitudes of healthcare professionals (HCPs) regarding SAP in three Italian children's hospitals. (More)
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