Simona Lozzi

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In a newborn with severe respiratory failure and abnormal elevation of the right diaphragm, congenital diaphragmatic hernia with sac was diagnosed during surgery. However, microscopic examination of the sac showed atrophic striated muscle cells, indicating eventration instead of hernia. After several extubation failures, the final diagnosis of nemaline(More)
Congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) is frequently associated with active retinitis. In contrast, in the immunocompetent neonate with postnatally acquired CMV infection retinitis is rarely present and usually does not progress. We describe the case of an infant with postnatal CMV infection and active retinitis diagnosed at 20 days of life. Owing to the rapid(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the optimization of neonatal assistance, severe retinopathy of prematurity (ROP, stage III-IV) remains a common condition among preterm infants. Laser photocoagulation usually requires general anesthesia and intubation, but extubation can be difficult and these infants often affected by chronic lung disease. We retrospectively evaluated(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiorespiratory stabilization is recommended before surgical repair of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) because surgery may induce a transitory deterioration of chest compliance and gas exchange. It is not known if surgical intervention can affect cerebral circulation and oxygenation. AIM The aim of the study was to assess noninvasively,(More)
The current study was designed to examine the relationship between body fat distribution, as evaluated by anthropometry and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and circulating insulin, sex hormone and SHBG levels in obese adolescent girls. Twenty-nine obese adolescent girls, aged 12.6-16.9 years with a mean BMI of 30.51+/-1.86 participated in this study. All(More)
Heterotopic neuroglial tissue is a rare lesion, occurring more frequently in the nasal cavities. Other rare locations are the orbit, the scalp, the palate, the pharynx, the parapharyngeal space and the lungs. They are usually detected occasionally because they are often asymptomatic, but sometimes they might present with dyspnoea, feeding difficulty,(More)
Background: Besides surfactant protein B (SP-B), respiratory distress syndrome in term neonates is associated to mutations of ABCA3, a gene encoding a type II pneumocyte protein essential for intracellular surfactant metabolism.Study goal: To correlate mutations in surfactant-related genes with specific tissue/cell structural anomalies and alterations of(More)
Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) is an important diagnostic source to investigate molecular changes occurring in lung disorders. The objective of this study was to assess and compare the peptidomic profiles of BALF from premature neonates with and without bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). Samples were obtained on the 3rd day of life from 34 neonates with(More)
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