Stefania Triunfo

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AIM Objective of the study was to estimate the prevalence of obesity, overweight and thinness in a children population in Rome, Italy. METHODS The study sample was created, after informed consent, in a school in Rome, available to the study project. A total of 595 children (289 males, 306 females), aged between 6 to 19 years, underwent following(More)
Maternal malnutrition, ranging from under nutrition to over dietary intake before and in the pregnant state, is worldwide problem with significant consequences, not only for survival and increased risk for acute and chronic diseases both in mother and child, but also for economic productivity of individuals in the societies and additional costs on health(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the prevalence of obesity, overweight, and thinness among children in an Italian school. METHODS Five hundred ninety-five children (289 males and 306 females) were enrolled, aged between 6 and 19 years old, in Italian school in Rome. Body mass index (BMI) was calculated according to International Obesity Task Force (IOFT) cut-off(More)
Fetal gallstones and cholelithiasis, detected by routine third trimester ultrasound, have been described in the literature with controversial clinical significance. We report a case of fetal cholelithiasis detected at 35 weeks gestation during a routine scan. The diagnosis was performed using an integrated 2-dimensional (2-D) and 3-dimensional (3-D)(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop an integrated model with the best performing criteria for predicting adverse outcome in small-for-gestational-age (SGA) pregnancies. METHODS A cohort of 509 pregnancies with a suspected SGA fetus, eligible for trial of labor, was recruited prospectively and data on perinatal outcome were recorded. A predictive model for emergency(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this article is to develop the best first-trimester screening model for preeclampsia (PE) based on maternal characteristics, biophysical parameters, and angiogenic factors in a low-risk population. METHODS A prospective cohort of 9462 pregnancies undergoing first-trimester screening is used. Logistic regression predictive models were(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to describe the distribution of placental growth factor (PlGF) plasma levels in pregnancies complicated by preeclampsia (PE) according to the gestational age at clinical onset and to assess PlGF's predictive role for maternal complications. METHODS A total of 84 women whose pregnancies were complicated by PE before 37 weeks'(More)
BACKGROUND Placenta previa-accreta is associated with severe hemorrhage occurring while separating the placenta during cesarean delivery and hysterectomy is considered the treatment of choice. Conservative management has recently been proposed. CASE A 26-year-old woman had pregnancy complicated by placenta previa with suspected accreta. During elective(More)
OBJECTIVE Due to continuous rise of cesarean section (CS) rate in recent decades to analyze this trend using Robson Ten Group Classification System (RTGCS) and identify the main contributor of the CS rate in an Italian tertiary level hospital. STUDY DESIGN A total of 17,886 deliveries in six (1998, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2010, 2011) of a 13-year period was(More)
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), defined as any glucose intolerance with the onset or first recognition during pregnancy, is characterized by rising incidence, fostered by the worldwide increase of pathological nutritional status from young age. Clinical research has intended to identify potential risk factors, suggested improvements in screening(More)