Silvia Snidero

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Foreign body (FB) aspiration/inhalation is a serious problem because it is still a cause of death in children, especially among those younger than 4 years. The objective of this paper is to characterize the risk of complications and prolonged hospitalization due to foreign bodies (FB) in the upper airways in terms of the characteristics of the injured(More)
INTRODUCTION The occurrence of foreign bodies (FB) in otorhinolaryngological practice is a common and serious problem among pediatric patients. The aim of this work is to characterize the risk of complications and prolonged hospitalization due to FBs in the nose in terms of the characteristics of the injured patients (age, gender), typology and features of(More)
The Scale-Up estimator (Bernard, Social Science Research, 1991) is network-based estimator for the size of hidden or hard-to-count subpopulations. Several issues are arising in the public health context when the aim is the estimation of injuries occurring in a certain population, where two common problems are present: (i) the fact that small injuries are(More)
The scale-up method estimates the size of hard to count subpopulations. This method is based on the idea that the proportion of subjects in a subpopulation E known to each member of the general population T is the same as the proportion of members of E belonging to general population T. The aim of this study is to assess if this method is suitable for(More)
Home injuries together, with road traffic accidents, are estimated to be the third cause of death in Italy (Arokiasamy and Krishnan 1994). However, as in most other countries, in Italy there is a lack of information on home injuries and on how differences in geographical patterns may influence the scope and magnitude of this phenomenon. By analysing a(More)
BACKGROUND In young children, particularly those aged 1-3 years, aerodigestive tract foreign bodies (FB) are a common pediatric problem. The aim of the present study was therefore to characterize the risk of complications and prolonged hospitalization due to FB in the upper digestive tract in terms of the characteristics of the injured patients (age,(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the pattern of foreign bodies in the upper airways as emerging from the hospital records in the Bologna and Siena hospitals in Italy 1997-2002. METHODS A retrospective review of hospital records was performed using a standardized protocol. All injuries with ICD9 (International Classification of Diseases, 9'h revision) codes ranging from(More)
OBJECTIVE The occurrence of foreign bodies (FBs) in otorhinolaryngological practice is a common and serious problem among patients in paediatric age. The aim of this work is to characterize the risk of complications and prolonged hospitalization due to foreign bodies in ears in terms of the characteristics of the injured patients (age, gender), typology and(More)
OBJECTIVE This paper addressed the impact in terms of direct costs of the injuries in children due to foreign bodies in the upper aero-digestive tract. METHODS Two thousand one hundred and three consecutive cases were collected from 2000 to 2002 in 16 European hospitals, 1 hospital for each participating country, and referred to children aged until 14 who(More)