G Latini

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Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint In utero exposure to phthalates and fetal development
    Giuseppe Latini
    Division of Neonatology, Ospedale A Perrino, s s 7 per Mesagne, 72100 Brindisi, Italy
    Curr Med Chem 13:2527-34. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Materials degradation in PVC medical devices, DEHP leaching and neonatal outcomes
    G Latini
    Perrino Hospital, Brindisi, Italy
    Curr Med Chem 17:2979-89. 2010
  3. pmc Congenital anomalies among live births in a polluted area. A ten-year retrospective study
    Emilio Antonio Luca Gianicolo
    National Research Council, Institute of Clinical Physiology, Lecce, Italy
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 12:165. 2012
  4. doi request reprint First day of life reference values for pleth variability index in spontaneously breathing term newborns
    Giuseppe Latini
    Division of Neonatology, A Perrino Hospital, Brindisi, Italy
    Neonatology 101:179-82. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint Potential hazards of exposure to di-(2-ethylhexyl)-phthalate in babies. a review
    G Latini
    Division of Pediatrics, Ospedale A Perrino, Brindisi, Italy
    Biol Neonate 78:269-76. 2000
  6. pmc In utero exposure to di-(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate and duration of human pregnancy
    Giuseppe Latini
    Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Division of Paediatrics, Perrino Hospital, Brindisi, Italy
    Environ Health Perspect 111:1783-5. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Status epilepticus and neurodevelopmental outcome at 2 years of age in an extremely low birth weight infant
    G Latini
    Division of Pediatrics, Perrino Hospital, Azienda Ospedaliera A Di Summa, Brindisi, Italy
    Biol Neonate 85:68-72. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Phthalate exposure and male infertility
    Giuseppe Latini
    Division of Neonatology, A Perrino Hospital, s s 7 per Mesagne, 72100 Brindisi, Italy
    Toxicology 226:90-8. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint DI-2-ethylhexyl phthalate and endocrine disruption: a review
    Giuseppe Latini
    Division of Pediatrics, Ospedale Perrino, Brindisi, University of Chieti, and 4Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera Senese, Siena, Italy
    Curr Drug Targets Immune Endocr Metabol Disord 4:37-40. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Abnormal oral vascular network pattern geometry: a new clinical sign of down syndrome
    Giuseppe Latini
    Division of Neonatology, Perrino Hospital, Brindisi, Clinical Physiology Institute, National Research Council of Italy IFC CNR, Lecce Section, Italy
    J Pediatr 148:132-7. 2006

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  1. ncbi request reprint In utero exposure to phthalates and fetal development
    Giuseppe Latini
    Division of Neonatology, Ospedale A Perrino, s s 7 per Mesagne, 72100 Brindisi, Italy
    Curr Med Chem 13:2527-34. 2006
    ..Here, we analyze the existing evidence on the link between antenatal phthalate exposure and abnormal fetal development, as well as on possible therapeutic tools to fight the adverse effect of this exposure...
  2. ncbi request reprint Materials degradation in PVC medical devices, DEHP leaching and neonatal outcomes
    G Latini
    Perrino Hospital, Brindisi, Italy
    Curr Med Chem 17:2979-89. 2010
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  3. pmc Congenital anomalies among live births in a polluted area. A ten-year retrospective study
    Emilio Antonio Luca Gianicolo
    National Research Council, Institute of Clinical Physiology, Lecce, Italy
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 12:165. 2012
    ..Congenital anomalies and their primary prevention are a crucial public health issue. This work aimed to estimate the prevalence of congenital anomalies in Brindisi, a city in southeastern Italy at high risk of environmental crisis...
  4. doi request reprint First day of life reference values for pleth variability index in spontaneously breathing term newborns
    Giuseppe Latini
    Division of Neonatology, A Perrino Hospital, Brindisi, Italy
    Neonatology 101:179-82. 2012
    ..The plethysmographic variability index (PVI) is a measure of the dynamic change in PI occurring during a complete respiratory cycle...
  5. ncbi request reprint Potential hazards of exposure to di-(2-ethylhexyl)-phthalate in babies. a review
    G Latini
    Division of Pediatrics, Ospedale A Perrino, Brindisi, Italy
    Biol Neonate 78:269-76. 2000
    ..If DEHP toxicity in humans were to be confirmed, it would be advisable in the future to replace current PVC plasticizers, especially if they come into contact with babies, with better-quality materials...
  6. pmc In utero exposure to di-(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate and duration of human pregnancy
    Giuseppe Latini
    Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Division of Paediatrics, Perrino Hospital, Brindisi, Italy
    Environ Health Perspect 111:1783-5. 2003
    ..50, 95% CI, 1.013-2.21; p = 0.043). These findings confirm that human exposure to DEHP can begin in utero and suggest that phthalate exposure is significantly associated with a shorter pregnancy duration...
  7. ncbi request reprint Status epilepticus and neurodevelopmental outcome at 2 years of age in an extremely low birth weight infant
    G Latini
    Division of Pediatrics, Perrino Hospital, Azienda Ospedaliera A Di Summa, Brindisi, Italy
    Biol Neonate 85:68-72. 2004
    ..This clinical observation seems to indicate that recurrent SE does not exclude normal long-term neurodevelopment, even in ELBW infants...
  8. ncbi request reprint Phthalate exposure and male infertility
    Giuseppe Latini
    Division of Neonatology, A Perrino Hospital, s s 7 per Mesagne, 72100 Brindisi, Italy
    Toxicology 226:90-8. 2006
    ..Here we review the data that support or discounts the evidence existing to date linking phthalate exposure and the decline of human male fertility, especially in developed countries...
  9. ncbi request reprint DI-2-ethylhexyl phthalate and endocrine disruption: a review
    Giuseppe Latini
    Division of Pediatrics, Ospedale Perrino, Brindisi, University of Chieti, and 4Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera Senese, Siena, Italy
    Curr Drug Targets Immune Endocr Metabol Disord 4:37-40. 2004
    ..In particular, certain members of this chemical class, such as di-[2-ethylhexyl]-phthalate (DEHP), have been shown to cause reproductive and developmental toxicity and are suspected to be endocrine disruptors...
  10. ncbi request reprint Abnormal oral vascular network pattern geometry: a new clinical sign of down syndrome
    Giuseppe Latini
    Division of Neonatology, Perrino Hospital, Brindisi, Clinical Physiology Institute, National Research Council of Italy IFC CNR, Lecce Section, Italy
    J Pediatr 148:132-7. 2006
    ..0006) for the oral vascular networks of patients (n = 14) and their unaffected parents. This newly recognized sign may provide a useful phenotypical marker for identifying couples potentially at risk for offspring with Down syndrome...
  11. ncbi request reprint Foetal growth of kidneys, liver and spleen in intrauterine growth restriction: "programming" causing "metabolic syndrome" in adult age
    G Latini
    Division of Neonatology, Perrino Hospital, Brindisi, Italy
    Acta Paediatr 93:1635-9. 2004
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  12. ncbi request reprint Oral mucosa spectrophotometric changes in healthy parents of patients with Down syndrome
    Giuseppe Latini
    Division of Neonatology, Ospedale Perrino, Brindisi, Italy
    Prenat Diagn 24:685-7. 2004
    ..To date, no phenotypical markers in the parents of DS offspring are known. Here, we tested the value of oral mucosal reflectance spectrophotometry in identifying unaffected parents of DS patients (free trisomy 21)...
  13. ncbi request reprint Topiramate: its pharmacological properties and therapeutic efficacy in epilepsy
    Giuseppe Latini
    Division of Neonatology, Perrino Hospital, National Research Council of Italy, Lecce Section, s s 7 per Mesagne, 72100 Brindisi, Italy
    Mini Rev Med Chem 8:10-23. 2008
    ..This review, summarising the main studies in this field, provides an overview of the current knowledge about the relevant pharmacological and clinical information on the efficacy and tolerability of TPM...
  14. doi request reprint Lactational exposure to phthalates in Southern Italy
    Giuseppe Latini
    Division of Neonatology, Perrino Hospital, Brindisi, Italy
    Environ Int 35:236-9. 2009
    ..Infants are considered to represent a population at increased risk, as they are exposed early in life to several different sources of exposure to phthalates...
  15. ncbi request reprint Endocrine disruptors and human health
    Giuseppe Latini
    Division of Neonatology, Perrino Hospital, Brindisi, Italy
    Mini Rev Med Chem 10:846-55. 2010
    ..In addition, early life exposure to EDCs may alter gene expression and consequently transmit these effects to future generations...
  16. pmc Toxic environment and obesity pandemia: is there a relationship?
    Giuseppe Latini
    Division of Neonatology, Perrino Hospital, Brindisi, Italy
    Ital J Pediatr 36:8. 2010
    ..Further research is needed to elucidate the relationship between this exposure and the obesity pandemia and the involved mechanisms as well as to refine hazard identification...
  17. doi request reprint Influence of environment on insulin sensitivity
    Giuseppe Latini
    Division of Neonatology, Perrino Hospital, Brindisi, Italy
    Environ Int 35:987-93. 2009
    ..The goal for the future is preventing the complications associated with impaired IS through the control of exogenous factors and the use of drugs selectively effective on its pathogenesis...
  18. ncbi request reprint Plasticizers, infant nutrition and reproductive health
    Giuseppe Latini
    Division of Neonatology, Ospedale A Perrino, s s 7 per Mesagne, 72100 Brindisi, Italy
    Reprod Toxicol 19:27-33. 2004
    ..Here, we report a review on dietary phthalate exposure in babies...
  19. doi request reprint Di-(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate leakage and color changes in endotracheal tubes after application in high-risk newborns
    Giuseppe Latini
    Division of Neonatology, A Perrino Hospital, Brindisi, Italy
    Neonatology 95:317-23. 2009
    ..Polyvinylchloride (PVC) is often adopted for making medical devices...
  20. ncbi request reprint Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn: therapeutical approach
    Giuseppe Latini
    Division of Neonatology, Perrino Hospital, s s 7 per Mesagne, 72100 Brindisi, Italy
    Mini Rev Med Chem 8:1507-13. 2008
    ..In particular, recent studies seem to show that sildenafil, a phosphodiesterase inhibitor type 5 that selectively reduces pulmonary vascular resistance may be a useful therapeutic adjunct to critically ill neonates with PPHN...
  21. ncbi request reprint Exposure to Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate in humans during pregnancy. A preliminary report
    G Latini
    Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Division of Pediatrics, Perrino Hospital of Azienda Ospedaliera A Di Summa, IFC CNR, Lecce Section, Piazza Antonio Di Summa, I 72100 Brindisi, Italy
    Biol Neonate 83:22-4. 2003
    ..Exposure to DEHP and MEHP in humans at risk, such as pregnant women and human fetuses, has not been tested...
  22. ncbi request reprint The joy of having a child with Down syndrome
    G Latini
    Perrino Hospital Division of Pediatrics, Clinical Physiology Institute, Lecce Section, National Research Council of Italy, Brindisi, Italy
    Acta Paediatr 91:1291-3. 2002
  23. ncbi request reprint Minimal handling and bronchopulmonary dysplasia in extremely low-birth-weight infants
    G Latini
    Division of Pediatrics, Perrino Hospital, Azienda Ospedaliera A Di Summa, 72100, Brindisi, Italy
    Eur J Pediatr 162:227-9. 2003
    ..The BPD-36 wk incidence observed in our population is significantly lower than expected (30%) from the literature (p=0.000002)...
  24. pmc Abnormal oral mucosal light reflectance: a new clinical marker of high risk for colorectal cancer
    C De Felice
    Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Senese, Policlinico Le Scotte, Viale M Bracci, 16 I 53100 Siena, Italy
    Gut 55:1436-9. 2006
    ..In the present study, the value of oral mucosal light reflectance in identifying hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) carriers was investigated...
  25. ncbi request reprint Leptin, ghrelin, and adiponectin in epileptic patients treated with valproic acid
    R Greco
    Department of Medicine, University of Chieti, Italy
    Neurology 65:1808-9. 2005
    ..5%) had development of obesity. They showed circulating leptin and insulin levels significantly higher and ghrelin and adiponectin levels significantly lower than those of patients who did not gain weight...
  26. pmc Early postnatal changes in the perfusion index in term newborns with subclinical chorioamnionitis
    C De Felice
    Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Senese, Siena, Italy
    Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 90:F411-4. 2005
    ..Chorioamnionitis (HCA) in term newborns is often subclinical and associated with neonatal morbidity and mortality...
  27. pmc Fordyce granules and hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer syndrome
    C De Felice
    Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Senese, Policlinico Le Scotte, Viale M Bracci, 16 I 53100 Siena, Italy
    Gut 54:1279-82. 2005
    ..Early identification of gene carriers is essential to reduce cancer incidence and overall mortality...
  28. ncbi request reprint High plasma concentrations of di-(2-ethylhexyl)-phthalate in women with endometriosis
    L Cobellis
    Department of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine, University of Siena, Siena, Italy
    Hum Reprod 18:1512-5. 2003
    ..In the present study, we tested the hypothesis that DEHP and/or and its main metabolite, mono-ethylhexyl phthalate (MEHP), play a role in the pathogenesis of endometriosis...
  29. pmc Abnormal vascular network complexity: a new phenotypic marker in hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer syndrome
    C De Felice
    Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Senese, Siena, Italy
    Gut 52:1764-7. 2003
    ..HNPCC results from dominantly inherited germline mutations in mismatch repair (MMR) genes, leading to genomic instability and cancer. No predictive physical signs of HNPCC are available to date...
  30. ncbi request reprint Human photosensitivity: from pathophysiology to treatment
    A Verrotti
    Department of Medicine, Section of Pediatrics, University of Chieti, Chieti, Italy
    Eur J Neurol 12:828-41. 2005
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  31. ncbi request reprint Abnormal oral mucosal light reflectance in achondroplasia
    Claudio De Felice
    Hospital based Neonatologist and Clinical Researcher, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Senese, Italy
    Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 101:748-52. 2006
    ..4% specificity. These findings indicate the presence of previously unrecognized oral mucosal reflectance abnormalities in unaffected ACH parents of ACH children...
  32. ncbi request reprint Abnormal oral mucosal light reflectance in bronchopulmonary dysplasia
    Claudio De Felice
    Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Senese, Siena, Italy
    Early Hum Dev 82:273-8. 2006
    ..Here, we aimed to assess the potential value of light reflectance on the oral mucosa in detecting infants who will develop BPD...
  33. ncbi request reprint Persistent fetal heart rate hypovariability: a presenting clinical sign of histologic chorioamnionitis at term gestation
    C De Felice
    Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Senese, Siena, Italy
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 16:363-5. 2004
    ..Chorioamnionitis (CA) is asymptomatic in a large fraction of the cases. Here, we report a case of a 39 weeks' gestation infant, with persistent fetal heart rate hypovariability as the only prenatal clinical sign in histologic CA...
  34. ncbi request reprint Influence of sex hormones on brain excitability and epilepsy
    A Verrotti
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Chieti, Chieti, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 30:797-803. 2007
    ..This review provides an overview of the current knowledge in this field and highlights some of the prevailing hypotheses about the effects of sexual hormones on neuronal excitability analysing data from both animal and clinical studies...
  35. doi request reprint Template bleeding times of 240 neonates born at 24 to 41 weeks gestation
    A Del Vecchio
    Division of Neonatology, Ospedale A Perrino, Brindisi, Italy
    J Perinatol 28:427-31. 2008
    ..The effect of the platelet count (platelets per microliter blood) and the circulating platelet mass (nl platelets per microliter blood) on the bleeding time of neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) patients also require better definition...
  36. ncbi request reprint Abnormal oral mucosal light reflectance in infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis
    Stefano Parrini
    Department of Odontostomatologic Sciences, University of Siena, Siena, Italy
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 39:53-5. 2004
    ..Phenotypical markers of IHPS, such as hypoplasia or agenesis of the inferior labial frenulum, have been described. The authors tested the hypothesis that IHPS is associated with abnormal reflectance of the oral mucosa...
  37. ncbi request reprint Anticardiolipin, glutamic acid decarboxylase, and antinuclear antibodies in epileptic patients
    A Verrotti
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Chieti, Ospedale Policlinico, Via dei Vestini 5, I 66013 Chieti, Italy
    Clin Exp Med 3:32-6. 2003
    ..There was no significant difference in serum glutamic acid decarboxylase antibodies between epileptic children and controls, and between patients who were seizure free and those with uncontrolled epilepsy...
  38. doi request reprint Early activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis in very-low-birth-weight infants with small thymus at birth
    C De Felice
    Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Italy
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 21:251-4. 2008
    ..However, the mechanisms of thymic involution remain to be clarified. Here, we tested the hypothesis that an activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis occurs in VLBW infants with acute thymic involution at birth...
  39. ncbi request reprint Increased bone turnover in prepubertal, pubertal, and postpubertal patients receiving carbamazepine
    Alberto Verrotti
    Department of Medicine, Section of Pediatrics, University of Chieti, Italy
    Epilepsia 43:1488-92. 2002
    ..To study the markers of bone turnover in epilepsy patients in the different stages of the pubertal growth before and after the beginning of carbamazepine (CBZ) monotherapy...
  40. ncbi request reprint Inhaled nitric oxide and oral nifedipine in a preterm infant with bronchopulmonary dysplasia and pulmonary hypertension
    Enrico Rosati
    Division of Neonatology, Perrino Hospital, s s 7 per Mesagne, 72100 Brindisi, Italy
    Eur J Pediatr 166:737-8. 2007
  41. ncbi request reprint Obesity and plasma concentrations of alpha-tocopherol and beta-carotene in epileptic girls treated with valproate
    Alberto Verrotti
    Department of Medicine, Section of Pediatrics, University of Chieti, Chieti, Italy
    Neuroendocrinology 79:157-62. 2004
    ..In conclusion, the data suggest that epileptic patients who gain weight after VPA therapy have reduced plasma concentrations of antioxidant vitamins and that these reductions are reversible after VPA withdrawal...
  42. ncbi request reprint Oral mucosal microvascular abnormalities: an early marker of bronchopulmonary dysplasia
    Claudio De Felice
    Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Senese, University of Siena, I 53100 Siena, Italy
    Pediatr Res 56:927-31. 2004
    ..0001). Our findings provide a new early clinical sign in BPD and stress the importance of an early disorder in the oral mucosal vascularization process in the disease pathogenesis...
  43. ncbi request reprint Monitoring phthalate exposure in humans
    Giuseppe Latini
    Division of Neonatology, Perrino Hospital, Brindisi, Italy
    Clin Chim Acta 361:20-9. 2005
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  44. ncbi request reprint A new phenotypical variant of intrauterine growth restriction?
    Claudio DeFelice
    Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Division of Neonatology, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Senese Le Scotte Hospital, Viale M Bracci 16, 53100 Siena, Italy
    Pediatrics 119:e983-90. 2007
    ..A link between intrauterine growth restriction and major adult-onset diseases has been reported. In this study we observed a series of hitherto-unrecognized clinical features in a population of children with intrauterine growth restriction...
  45. doi request reprint Maternal pulse oximetry perfusion index as a predictor of early adverse respiratory neonatal outcome after elective cesarean delivery
    Claudio De Felice
    Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Senese, Policlinico Le Scotte, Siena, Italy
    Pediatr Crit Care Med 9:203-8. 2008
    ..Here, we prospectively tested the hypothesis that a low maternal perfusion index at the baseline phase (i.e., preanesthesia) of the elective cesarean section is a predictor of early adverse neonatal respiratory outcome...
  46. ncbi request reprint Early postnatal skin colour changes in term newborns with subclinical histological chorioamnionitis
    Claudio De Felice
    Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Senese, Siena, Italy
    Eur J Pediatr 163:550-4. 2004
    ..012), Neonatal Acute Physiology-Perinatal Extension (P<0.0001) and Neonatal Therapeutic Intervention Scoring System (P<0.0001) scores than the chorioamnionitis-negative infants...
  47. ncbi request reprint Skin reflectance changes in preterm infants with patent ductus arteriosus
    Claudio De Felice
    Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Senese, Policlinico Le Scotte, Viale M Bracci 16, Siena I 53100, Italy
    Early Hum Dev 78:45-51. 2004
    ..Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is a common complication in preterm infants. While two-dimensional echocardiography is the method of choice for diagnosing a PDA, clinical signs are known to be of limited value...
  48. ncbi request reprint Recent advances on neural tube defects with special reference to Valproic Acid
    Alberto Verrotti
    Department of Medicine, Section of Pediatrics, University of Chieti, Italy
    Endocr Metab Immune Disord Drug Targets 6:25-31. 2006
    ..There is strong evidence for a protective effect of adequate folate consumption...
  49. ncbi request reprint Early dynamic changes in pulse oximetry signals in preterm newborns with histologic chorioamnionitis
    Claudio De Felice
    Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Senese, Policlinico Le Scotte, Siena, Italy
    Pediatr Crit Care Med 7:138-42. 2006
    ..Increasing evidence indicates myocardial dysfunctions in affected fetuses and newborns. We sought to assess the value of nonlinear dynamics from pulse oximetry signals in identifying affected newborns...
  50. ncbi request reprint Low serum concentrations of di-(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate in women with uterine fibromatosis
    Stefano Luisi
    Obstetrics and Gynecology, Department of Pediatrics, Obstetrics, and Reproductive Medicine, University of Siena, Siena, Italy
    Gynecol Endocrinol 22:92-5. 2006
    ..In conclusion, the present findings indicate for the first time that serum DEHP and MEHP concentration are lower in women with uterine fibromatosis, suggesting a possible correlation between phthalate esters and fibromatosis pathology...
  51. ncbi request reprint Endocrine and metabolic changes in epileptic patients receiving valproic acid
    Alberto Verrotti
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Chieti, Italy
    J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab 18:423-30. 2005
    ....
  52. ncbi request reprint Abnormal oral vascular network geometric complexity in Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
    Claudio De Felice
    Hospital based Neonatologist and Clinical Researcher, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Senese, Siena, Italy
    Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 98:429-34. 2004
    ..0001) than controls. These findings indicate the presence of a previously unrecognized microvascular network abnormality on the oral mucosa in EDS patients, and provide an additional phenotypical marker for the condition...
  53. ncbi request reprint Nephrogenic rests: their frequency and their fate
    Vito Antonio Caiulo
    Division of Pediatrics, Perrino Hospital, Brindisi, and The Italian Study Group on Neonatal Nephrology of the Italian Society of Neonatology, Pediatric Department, School of Medicine, Catholic University of Roma, Italy
    J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 29:361-3. 2007
    ..Our observations indicate that our policy of "wait and see" is appropriate when NRs are identified incidentally during ultrasonographic screening done for whatever purpose...
  54. ncbi request reprint Polyhydramnios: a predictor of severe growth impairment in achondroplasia
    Giuseppe Latini
    Division of Pediatrics, Perrino Hospital, Azienda Ospedaliera A Di Summa, Clinical Physiology Institute IFC CNR, National Research Council of Italy, Lecce Section, Brindisi, Italy
    J Pediatr 141:274-6. 2002
    ..A history of polyhydramnios (9 of 20 cases) was associated with a lower height (SD) (P <.05), more severe shortening of the lower segment and upper limbs (P =.0001), and higher frequency of left-handedness (P =.0081)...
  55. doi request reprint Recurrent otitis media with effusion in preterm infants with histologic chorioamnionitis--a 3 years follow-up study
    Claudio De Felice
    Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Senese Siena, Italy
    Early Hum Dev 84:667-71. 2008
    ..Here, we tested the hypothesis of an association between recurrent OME during the first 3 years of life and HCA in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants...
  56. ncbi request reprint Typical and atypical rolandic epilepsy in childhood: a follow-up study
    Alberto Verrotti
    Department of Pediatrics Policlinico Colle Dell Ara, University of Chieti, Via dei Vestini 5, I 66013 Chieti, Italy
    Pediatr Neurol 26:26-9. 2002
    ..5% vs 7.8%; P < 0.0001). In conclusion, atypical rolandic epilepsy seems to be associated with a high percentage of learning and behavioral disorders...
  57. ncbi request reprint Old and new antiepileptic drugs for the treatment of idiopathic generalized epilepsies
    Alberto Verrotti
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Chieti, Ospedale Policlinico, Via dei Vestini 5, 66013 Chieti, Italy
    Curr Clin Pharmacol 2:249-59. 2007
    ..Today, "new" antiepileptic drugs, such as lamotrigine, levetiracetam, topiramate and zonisamide are useful tools in the treatment of pharmacoresistant epilepsies...
  58. ncbi request reprint The pulse oximeter perfusion index as a predictor for high illness severity in neonates
    Claudio De Felice
    Dipartimento di Pediatria Ostetricia e Medicina della Riproduzione, Azienda Ospedaliera Senese, Viale M Bracci 16, 53100 Siena, Italy
    Eur J Pediatr 161:561-2. 2002
  59. doi request reprint Systematic underestimation of oxygen delivery in ventilated preterm infants
    Claudio De Felice
    Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Policlinico S Maria alle Scotte, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Senese, Siena, Italy claudiodefelix hotmail it
    Neonatology 98:18-22. 2010
    ..To date, the equivalence between set and delivered oxygen (O(2)) in ventilated preterm infants has not been rigorously studied...
  60. ncbi request reprint Universal neonatal hearing screening: the Siena (Italy) experience on 19,700 newborns
    Bruno De Capua
    U O S Audiologia Clinica, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, D A I Materno Infantile, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Senese, Policlinico Santa Maria alle Scotte, Viale M Bracci 16, I 53100 Siena, Italy
    Early Hum Dev 83:601-6. 2007
    ..As 33-50% of all congenital HLs cannot be detected in a selective hearing risk, use of universal neonatal hearing screening (UNHS) programs is expanding...
  61. ncbi request reprint Histologic chorioamnionitis and severity of illness in very low birth weight newborns
    Claudio De Felice
    Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Senese, Policlinico Le Scotte, Viale M Bracci 16, I 53100 Siena, Italy
    Pediatr Crit Care Med 6:298-302. 2005
    ..In this study, the relationships among HCA, initial illness severity, and neonatal outcomes were analyzed in very low birth weight (VLBW) newborns admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit...
  62. ncbi request reprint Transient hypothyroxinemia of prematurity and histological chorioamnionitis
    Claudio De Felice
    Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Senese, Italy
    J Perinat Med 33:514-8. 2005
    ..Transient hypothyroxinaemia of prematurity (THOP) is a common condition of preterm infants whose causes remain unclear. We tested the hypothesis that THOP is associated with histological chorioamnionitis (HCA)...
  63. ncbi request reprint Congenital oral mucosal abnormalities in true umbilical cord knots
    Claudio De Felice
    Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Senese, Siena, Italy
    Biol Neonate 86:34-8. 2004
    ..The pathogenesis and clinical significance of true umbilical cord knots remain controversial. Here, we tested the hypothesis of the presence of congenital oral mucosal changes in newborns with true umbilical cord knots...
  64. ncbi request reprint Indications and limitations for a neonatal pulse oximetry screening of critical congenital heart disease
    Enrico Rosati
    Division of Neonatology, Perrino Hospital, Brindisi, Italy
    J Perinat Med 33:455-7. 2005
    ..An oximetry screening has been previously proposed. Our aim was to verify the usefulness and consistency of a pulse oximetry screening for early detection of CCVMs in a small size nursery...
  65. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with poor control in partial complex epilepsy
    Alberto Verrotti
    Department of Medicine, Section of Pediatrics, University of Chieti, Chieti, Italy
    J Child Neurol 19:262-4. 2004
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  66. ncbi request reprint Small thymus at birth: a predictive radiographic sign of bronchopulmonary dysplasia
    Claudio De Felice
    Department of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Reproduction, University of Siena, Italy
    Pediatrics 110:386-8. 2002
    ..We tested the hypothesis that a small thymus detected at birth on the routine chest radiograph is a predictor of BPD in VLBW infants...
  67. ncbi request reprint Prenatal exposure to phthalates and intrauterine inflammation: a unifying hypothesis
    Giuseppe Latini
    Toxicol Sci 85:743. 2005
  68. ncbi request reprint Abnormal oral mucosal light reflectance: a new clinical sign of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
    Stefano Parrini
    Department of Odontostomatological Sciences, University of Siena, Italy
    Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 97:335-8. 2004
    ..51% at the 400 nm wavelength identified the EDS patients with 100% sensitivity and 100% specificity. These findings indicate that an abnormal oral mucosal reflectance is a previously unrecognized clinical marker of EDS...
  69. ncbi request reprint Prolonged fetal bradycardia as the presenting clinical sign in Streptococcus agalactiae chorioamnionitis
    Giuseppe Presta
    Division of Neonatology, Perrino Hospital, Brindisi, Italy
    J Perinat Med 32:535-7. 2004
    ..We report a case of a 37 weeks' gestation infant with severe birth asphyxia, status epilepticus and GBS chorioamnionitis, in which a prolonged fetal bradycardia was the only prenatal clinical sign...
  70. ncbi request reprint Subclinical chorioamnionitis: an unrecognised risk factor for severe pulmonary haemorrhage in extremely low birth weight infants
    Claudio De Felice
    Division of Neonatology, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Senese, Le Scotte General Hospital, Viale M Bracci 16, 53100 Siena, Italy
    Eur J Pediatr 164:111-2. 2005
  71. ncbi request reprint Small thymus at birth and gestational age
    Claudio De Felice
    Eur J Pediatr 161:362-3. 2002
  72. ncbi request reprint Photosensitivity and epilepsy: a follow-up study
    Alberto Verrotti
    Department of Medicine, Section of Pediatrics, University of Chieti Ospedale Policlinico, Chieti, Italy
    Dev Med Child Neurol 46:347-51. 2004
    ..Thirty-three patients became seizure-free. Our study confirms that photosensitive epilepsy has a good prognosis for seizure control that is independent of the persistence or disappearance of photosensitivity...
  73. ncbi request reprint Polycaprolactone-poly(ethylene glycol) multiblock copolymers as potential substitutes for di(ethylhexyl) phthalate in flexible poly(vinyl chloride) formulations
    Paolo Ferruti
    Dipartimento di Chimica Organica e Industriale, Universita di Milano, via Venezian 21, 20133, Milano, Italy
    Biomacromolecules 4:181-8. 2003
    ..Therefore, they represent, in principle, good substitutes for low-molecular-weight, leachable PVC plasticizers, such as di(ethylhexyl) phthalate...
  74. ncbi request reprint Intermittent oral diazepam prophylaxis in febrile convulsions: its effectiveness for febrile seizure recurrence
    Alberto Verrotti
    Section of Pediatrics, Department of Medicine, University of Chieti Ospedale Policlinico, Via dei Vestini 5, Chieti 66013, Italy
    Eur J Paediatr Neurol 8:131-4. 2004
    ..7%) went on to have one or more additional episodes. In conclusion, our study demonstrates that oral diazepam, given only when fever is present, is an effective means of reducing the risk of recurrences of FS...
  75. ncbi request reprint Small thymus at birth and neonatal outcome in very-low-birth-weight infants
    Claudio De Felice
    Eur J Pediatr 162:204-6. 2003
  76. ncbi request reprint Evaluating illness severity for very low birth weight infants: CRIB or CRIB-II?
    Claudio De Felice
    Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Senese, Siena, Italy
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 17:257-60. 2005
    ..Aim. The accuracy values of CRIB and CRIB-II scores in predicting in-hospital mortality were compared in a tertiary level, minimal intubation policy NICU setting...
  77. ncbi request reprint Birth characteristics and hepatoblastoma risk in young children
    Giuseppe Latini
    Cancer 101:210. 2004