Vito Terlizzi

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The aims of this study were to evaluate the frequency of Achromobacter xylosoxidans infection in a cohort of cystic fibrosis patients, to investigate antimicrobial sensitivity, to establish possible clonal likeness among strains, and to address the clinical impact of this infection or colonization on the general outcome of these patients. The study was(More)
We report a case of a 2,5 years old female, referred to our center for pancreatitis. Medical investigation revealed history of acute recurrent pancreatitis (ARP) since 1 year of age. Family history was negative for pancreatitis. Abdominal ultrasonography and magnetic resonance excluded both biliary tract stenosis and anatomic abnormalities. Calcium(More)
We describe, to our knowledge, the first case of arterial ischemic stroke after primary herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV1) infection in a previously healthy child, without signs of encephalitis. A 10-year-old previously healthy girl was admitted to our hospital with acute left-sided hemiparesis which involved the lower half of her face. Submandibular(More)
INTRODUCTION Inhaled hypertonic saline improves lung function and decreases pulmonary exacerbations in people with cystic fibrosis. However, side effects such as cough, narrowing of airways and saltiness cause intolerance of the therapy in 8% of patients. The aim of our study was to compare the effect of an inhaled solution of hyaluronic acid and hypertonic(More)
BACKGROUND Differently from chronic hepatitis C, factors associated with hepatic steatosis in children with chronic hepatitis B are not clearly elucidated. OBJECTIVE Aim of this study was to investigate prevalence of steatosis at liver biopsy in HBV-infected children. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective study including 56 children with chronic hepatitis B(More)
BACKGROUND Discordant results were reported on the clinical expression of subjects bearing the D1152H CFTR mutation, and also for the small number of cases reported so far. METHODS A retrospective review of clinical, genetic and biochemical data was performed from individuals homozygous or compound heterozygous for the D1152H mutation followed in 12(More)
Acute muscle pain and walking difficulty are symptoms compatible with both benign and severe degenerative diseases. As a consequence, in some cases invasive tests and hospitalizations are improperly scheduled. We report the case of a 7-year-old child suffering from acute calf pain and abnormal gait following flu-like symptoms. A review of the literature(More)
cise capacity does not necessarily require “strict monitoring ensured by a cardiologist”. In our study, we performed maximal symptomlimited treadmill testing in 37 individuals with NAFLD without adverse events, despite the fact that most patients manifested several comorbidities. Obviously, appropriate management of comorbidities will clearly reduce the(More)
BACKGROUND Currently no tools to predict risk of acute (AP) and recurrent pancreatitis (ARP) in children with cystic fibrosis (CF) are available. We assessed the prevalence of AP/ARP and tested the potential role of Pancreatic Insufficiency Prevalence (PIP) score in a cohort of children with CF. METHODS We identified two groups of children, on the basis(More)