Fernanda Falcini

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Affiliation: University of Florence
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Kawasaki's disease in northern Italy: a multicenter retrospective study of 250 patients
    F Falcini
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Florence, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 20:421-6. 2002
  2. doi request reprint Fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) gene polymorphism in children with Kawasaki syndrome (KS) and susceptibility to cardiac abnormalities
    Fernanda Falcini
    Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Rheumatology, Transition Clinic, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Ital J Pediatr 39:69. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Discrimination between incomplete and atypical Kawasaki syndrome versus other febrile diseases in childhood: results from an international registry-based study
    Fernanda Falcini
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Florence, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 30:799-804. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Mycophenolate mofetil treatment in two children with severe polyarteritis nodosa refractory to immunosuppressant drugs
    Falcini Fernanda
    Department of Biomedicine, Rheumatology Section, Transition Clinic, University of Florence, Viale Pieraccini 18, 50139 Florence, Italy
    Rheumatol Int 32:2215-9. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint Severe abdominal involvement as the initial manifestation of cutaneous polyarteritis nodosa in a young girl
    F Falcini
    Department of Paediatrics, Rheumatology and Gastroenterology Unit, University of Florence, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 19:349-51. 2001
  6. ncbi request reprint Kawasaki disease
    Fernanda Falcini
    A Meyer Children s Hospital, University of Firenze and Department of Pediatrics, Rheumatology Unit, Firenze, Italy
    Curr Opin Rheumatol 18:33-8. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Bilateral renal artery stenosis in Kawasaki disease: a report of two cases
    F Falcini
    Department of Paediatrics, Rheumatology Unit, University of Firenze, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 24:719-21. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Systemic lupus erythematosus in the young: the importance of a transition clinic
    F Falcini
    Department of Paediatrics, Rheumatology Unit
    Lupus 16:613-7. 2007
  9. doi request reprint Mycophenolate mofetil for the treatment of juvenile onset SLE: a multicenter study
    F Falcini
    Department of Biomedicine, Division of Rheumatology, Transition Unit, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Lupus 18:139-43. 2009
  10. pmc Kawasaki syndrome: an intriguing disease with numerous unsolved dilemmas
    Fernanda Falcini
    Department of Biomedicine, Section of Rheumatology, Transition Clinic, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Pediatr Rheumatol Online J 9:17. 2011

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  1. ncbi request reprint Kawasaki's disease in northern Italy: a multicenter retrospective study of 250 patients
    F Falcini
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Florence, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 20:421-6. 2002
    ....
  2. doi request reprint Fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) gene polymorphism in children with Kawasaki syndrome (KS) and susceptibility to cardiac abnormalities
    Fernanda Falcini
    Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Rheumatology, Transition Clinic, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Ital J Pediatr 39:69. 2013
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Discrimination between incomplete and atypical Kawasaki syndrome versus other febrile diseases in childhood: results from an international registry-based study
    Fernanda Falcini
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Florence, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 30:799-804. 2012
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Mycophenolate mofetil treatment in two children with severe polyarteritis nodosa refractory to immunosuppressant drugs
    Falcini Fernanda
    Department of Biomedicine, Rheumatology Section, Transition Clinic, University of Florence, Viale Pieraccini 18, 50139 Florence, Italy
    Rheumatol Int 32:2215-9. 2012
    ..The relationship between the administration of this immunosuppressant agent and the reduced disease activity is confirmed by the sustained absence of disease flares over 4 years of treatment...
  5. ncbi request reprint Severe abdominal involvement as the initial manifestation of cutaneous polyarteritis nodosa in a young girl
    F Falcini
    Department of Paediatrics, Rheumatology and Gastroenterology Unit, University of Florence, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 19:349-51. 2001
    ..Our case confirms that cutaneous PAN is often related to streptococcal infection, and suggests that ASO titers should be determined in children with vasculitides to ensure a timely diagnosis and treatment of the condition if present...
  6. ncbi request reprint Kawasaki disease
    Fernanda Falcini
    A Meyer Children s Hospital, University of Firenze and Department of Pediatrics, Rheumatology Unit, Firenze, Italy
    Curr Opin Rheumatol 18:33-8. 2006
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Bilateral renal artery stenosis in Kawasaki disease: a report of two cases
    F Falcini
    Department of Paediatrics, Rheumatology Unit, University of Firenze, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 24:719-21. 2006
    ..Paediatricians should be alert to consider preceding KD as potential source of secondary hypertension in young infants, and raised blood pressure should be regarded as a life-threatening complication in all KD children...
  8. ncbi request reprint Systemic lupus erythematosus in the young: the importance of a transition clinic
    F Falcini
    Department of Paediatrics, Rheumatology Unit
    Lupus 16:613-7. 2007
    ..We report on our experience in a cohort of patients with juvenile SLE cared for at our transition clinic over last six years...
  9. doi request reprint Mycophenolate mofetil for the treatment of juvenile onset SLE: a multicenter study
    F Falcini
    Department of Biomedicine, Division of Rheumatology, Transition Unit, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Lupus 18:139-43. 2009
    ..With the limits of a retrospective study, MMF seems to be effective and safe for the treatment of juvenile-SLE, especially in patients with no renal involvement...
  10. pmc Kawasaki syndrome: an intriguing disease with numerous unsolved dilemmas
    Fernanda Falcini
    Department of Biomedicine, Section of Rheumatology, Transition Clinic, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Pediatr Rheumatol Online J 9:17. 2011
    ..More education is needed for physicians and other professionals about how to recognize the long-term impact of systemic problems related to KS...
  11. ncbi request reprint Vascular and connective tissue diseases in the paediatric world
    F Falcini
    Department of Paediatrics, Rheumatology Unit, University of Florence, Firenze, Italy
    Lupus 13:77-84. 2004
    ....
  12. ncbi request reprint Bone status evaluation with calcaneal ultrasound in children with chronic rheumatic diseases. A one year followup study
    Fernanda Falcini
    Department of Pediatrics, Rheumatology Unit, University of Florence, Italy
    J Rheumatol 30:179-84. 2003
    ..To evaluate at baseline and after one year the bone status in children with chronic rheumatic diseases (CRD) using quantitative ultrasound techniques...
  13. doi request reprint Serum osteopontin as a predictive marker of responsiveness to methotrexate in juvenile idiopathic arthritis
    Laura Masi
    A Meyer Children s Hospital, University of Florence, Firenze, Italy
    J Rheumatol 36:2308-13. 2009
    ..To evaluate if serum concentrations of osteopontin (OPN) at baseline in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) represent a potential predictor of responsiveness to methotrexate (MTX)...
  14. ncbi request reprint Osteoprotegerin serum levels in Kawasaki disease: an additional potential marker in predicting children with coronary artery involvement
    Gabriele Simonini
    Department of Paediatrics, Rheumatology Unit, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    J Rheumatol 32:2233-8. 2005
    ..We evaluated serum levels of OPG in a group of children with Kawasaki disease (KD), before immunoglobulin (IVIG) infusion and at 3-month followup...
  15. ncbi request reprint Can fibroblast growth factor (FGF)-23 circulating levels suggest coronary artery abnormalities in children with Kawasaki disease?
    Laura Masi
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Florence, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 31:149-53. 2013
    ..The aim of our study was to test the hypothesis that circulating serum levels of FGF23 might be related to the occurrence of coronary artery abnormalities (CAA) in children with KD...
  16. ncbi request reprint Osteoprotegerin (OPG)/RANK-L system in juvenile idiopathic arthritis: is there a potential modulating role for OPG/RANK-L in bone injury?
    Laura Masi
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    J Rheumatol 31:986-91. 2004
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint Osteoprotegerin serum levels in children with type 1 diabetes: a potential modulating role in bone status
    Fiorella Galluzzi
    Department of Paediatrics, A Meyer Children s Hospital, Via Luca Giordano 13, 50132 Florence, Italy
    Eur J Endocrinol 153:879-85. 2005
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint Association of low bone mass with vitamin d receptor gene and calcitonin receptor gene polymorphisms in juvenile idiopathic arthritis
    Laura Masi
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    J Rheumatol 29:2225-31. 2002
    ..To compare bone density with polymorphisms in the calcitonin receptor (CTR) and vitamin D receptor (VDR) genes in 50 patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis and 80 matched controls...
  19. ncbi request reprint Early predictors of severe course of uveitis in oligoarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis
    Francesco Zulian
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    J Rheumatol 29:2446-53. 2002
    ..To determine whether demographic, clinical, and laboratory variables at onset of arthritis can predict the development and the severity of anterior uveitis (AU) in oligoarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)...
  20. doi request reprint Severe hemorrhagic bullous lesions in Henoch Schonlein purpura: three pediatric cases and review of the literature
    Sandra Trapani
    Department of Pediatrics, Anna Meyer Children s Hospital Florence, University of Florence, Via Luca Giordano 13, 50132, Florence, Italy
    Rheumatol Int 30:1355-9. 2010
    ..Bullous evolution represents an unusual, but well-recognized cutaneous manifestation that may be a source of diagnostic dilemma, but does not seem to have any prognostic value in the outcome of HSP...
  21. ncbi request reprint Lack of association between the HLA-DRB1 locus and post-streptococcal reactive arthritis and acute rheumatic fever in Italian children
    Gabriele Simonini
    Rheumatology Unit, Department of Pediatrics, University of Florence, 50132 Firenze, Italy
    Semin Arthritis Rheum 34:553-8. 2004
    ..Possible associations with HLA class II antigens of PSReA (DRB1*01) and ARF (DRB1*16) were described previously in white Americans. To confirm these findings, we studied DRB1 alleles in a group of Italian children with PSReA and ARF...
  22. ncbi request reprint Microparticles and Kawasaki disease: a marker of vascular damage?
    Serena Guiducci
    Department of Biomedicine, Division of Rheumatology, Denothe Centre, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 29:S121-5. 2011
    ..Microparticles (MPs) are increased in diseases characterised by endothelial injury. Kawasaki disease (KD) damages the endothelium provoking life-threatening involvement of coronary arteries...
  23. ncbi request reprint Neprilysin levels in plasma and synovial fluid of juvenile idiopathic arthritis patients
    Gabriele Simonini
    Rheumatology Unit, Department of Pediatrics, University of Florence, Via Pico della Mirandola 24, 50132 Florence, Italy
    Rheumatol Int 25:336-40. 2005
    ..In 20 subjects requiring local steroid injection, NEP was measured in synovial fluid...
  24. doi request reprint Safety and efficacy of infliximab and adalimumab for refractory uveitis in juvenile idiopathic arthritis: 1-year followup data from the Italian Registry
    Maria E Zannin
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    J Rheumatol 40:74-9. 2013
    ..To evaluate safety and efficacy of adalimumab (ADA) and infliximab (IFX) for the treatment of juvenile idiopathic arthritis-related anterior uveitis (JIA-AU)...
  25. ncbi request reprint Acute surgical abdomen as presenting manifestation of Kawasaki disease
    Francesco Zulian
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    J Pediatr 142:731-5. 2003
    ..Acute surgical abdomen can be the presenting manifestation of KD. In older children with fever, rash, and acute abdominal pain or hematemesis, KD should be considered in the differential diagnosis...
  26. doi request reprint CACP syndrome: identification of five novel mutations and of the first case of UPD in the largest European cohort
    Sara Ciullini Mannurita
    Department of NEUROFARBA, Section of Child s Health, University of Florence and Anna Meyer Children s Hospital, Florence, Italy
    Eur J Hum Genet 22:197-201. 2014
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint An update on Kawasaki disease
    Rolando Cimaz
    Department of Pediatrics, ICP, Milano, Italy
    Autoimmun Rev 2:258-63. 2003
    ..Prompt diagnosis is critical, since the early administration of intravenous immunoglobulins and aspirin reduces the rate of coronary abnormalities to less than 5% of patients...
  28. doi request reprint A four-time-recurring typical complete Kawasaki syndrome successfully treated with intravenous immunoglobulin: a case report with literature review
    Fernanda Falcini
    Department of Internal Medicine, Transition Clinic, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Rheumatol Int 33:2653-5. 2013
    ..Each relapse was characterized by obstinate high fever combined with mucocutaneous signs and was each time successfully treated with intravenous immunoglobulin without the occurrence of any cardiovascular damage...
  29. ncbi request reprint Henoch Schonlein purpura in childhood: epidemiological and clinical analysis of 150 cases over a 5-year period and review of literature
    Sandra Trapani
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Florence, Anna Meyer Children s Hospital, Florence, Italy
    Semin Arthritis Rheum 35:143-53. 2005
    ..To examine epidemiological, clinical, and outcome in Italian children affected with Henoch Schönlein purpura (HSP)...
  30. doi request reprint Stiff skin syndrome: evidence for an inflammation-independent fibrosis?
    Serena Guiducci
    Department of Biomedicine, Division of Rheumatology, Denothe Centre, University of Florence, AOUC, Florence, Italy
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 48:849-52. 2009
    ..Our aim was to analyse the expression of extracellular matrix (ECM) molecules and pro-fibrotic cytokines in the dermis and epidermis of SSS...
  31. ncbi request reprint Changes in markers of bone turnover and inflammatory variables during alendronate therapy in pediatric patients with rheumatic diseases
    Rolando Cimaz
    Clinica Pediatrica, ICP, Milano, Italy
    J Rheumatol 29:1786-92. 2002
    ..In this study, we evaluated the changes in bone metabolism and disease activity markers in 45 patients ages 5 to 18 years (31 female, 14 male) with rheumatic diseases treated with alendronate for 12 months...
  32. ncbi request reprint A randomized trial of parenteral methotrexate comparing an intermediate dose with a higher dose in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis who failed to respond to standard doses of methotrexate
    Nicolino Ruperto
    IRCCS G Gaslini, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
    Arthritis Rheum 50:2191-201. 2004
    ..5 mg/m(2)/week)...
  33. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life in juvenile-onset systemic lupus erythematosus and its relationship to disease activity and damage
    Nicolino Ruperto
    Universita di Genova, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico G Gaslini, Genoa, Italy
    Arthritis Rheum 51:458-64. 2004
    ..To assess the health-related quality of life (HRQL) of patients with juvenile-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (JSLE) and its relationship with disease activity and accumulated damage...
  34. ncbi request reprint Systemic sclerosis in childhood: clinical and immunologic features of 153 patients in an international database
    Giorgia Martini
    University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Arthritis Rheum 54:3971-8. 2006
    ..To determine the clinical and immunologic features of systemic sclerosis (SSc) in a large group of children and describe the clinical evolution of the disease and compare it with the adult form...
  35. ncbi request reprint Serum and synovial fluid concentrations of matrix metalloproteinases 3 and its tissue inhibitor 1 in juvenile idiopathic arthritides
    Marco Gattorno
    2nd Division of Pediatrics, G Gaslini Institute for Children, Genoa, Italy
    J Rheumatol 29:826-31. 2002
    ..We investigated serum and synovial fluid (SF) concentrations of MMP-3 and its tissue inhibitor (TIMP-1) in juvenile idiopathic arthritides (JIA)...
  36. ncbi request reprint The Pediatric Rheumatology International Trials Organization criteria for the evaluation of response to therapy in juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus: prospective validation of the disease activity core set
    Nicolino Ruperto
    Pediatric Rheumatology International Trials Organization PRINTO, IRCCS G Gaslini, Universita di Genova, Pediatria II Reumatologia, Largo Gaslini, Genoa, Italy
    Arthritis Rheum 52:2854-64. 2005
    ..To validate and promulgate a core set of outcome measures for the evaluation of response to treatment in patients with juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)...
  37. ncbi request reprint A randomized, double-blind clinical trial of two doses of meloxicam compared with naproxen in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis: short- and long-term efficacy and safety results
    Nicolino Ruperto
    IRCCS G Gaslini, Pediatria II, Reumatologia, Genoa, Italy
    Arthritis Rheum 52:563-72. 2005
    ....
  38. ncbi request reprint Usefulness of bone ultrasound techniques in pediatric rheumatic diseases
    Gabriele Simonini
    J Rheumatol 32:198-9; author reply 199. 2005
  39. ncbi request reprint A girl with a sore ear
    Fernanda Falcini
    Department of Paediatrics Rheumatology Unit, 50132 Florence, Italy
    Lancet 362:1894. 2003