Maria Francesca Messina

Summary

Affiliation: University of Messina
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint [Klinefelter syndrome: clinical and auxological features of 14 patients diagnosed in childhood]
    M F Messina
    Dipartimento di Scienze Pediatriche Mediche e Chirurgiche, Universita di Messina, Messina, Italia
    Pediatr Med Chir 35:183-6. 2013
  2. doi request reprint A characteristic cognitive and behavioral pattern as a clue to suspect Klinefelter syndrome in prepubertal age
    Maria Francesca Messina
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
    J Am Board Fam Med 25:745-9. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Infantile spinal muscular atrophy with respiratory distress type I (SMARD 1): an atypical phenotype and review of the literature
    Maria F Messina
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
    Eur J Paediatr Neurol 16:90-4. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Long-term auxological and pubertal outcome of patients with hereditary insulin-like growth factor-I deficiency (Laron and growth hormone-gene deletion syndrome) treated with recombinant human insulin-like growth factor-I
    M F Messina
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Messina, Viale Gazzi, 98124 Messina, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 34:292-5. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Fibroscan: a new noninvasive method for evaluation of liver dysfunction in Turner syndrome
    Maria Francesca Messina
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
    Eur J Clin Invest 41:183-8. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Transient natural killer deficiency in a boy with herpes simplex virus-associated recurrent erythema multiforme
    Maria Francesca Messina
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
    Scand J Infect Dis 43:550-2. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint Neurocognitive profile in Turner's syndrome is not affected by growth impairment
    M F Messina
    UOC di Clinica Pediatrica, Dipartimento di Scienze Pediatriche Mediche e Chirurgiche, University of Messina, Italy
    J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab 20:677-84. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Purpuric gloves and socks syndrome caused by parvovirus B19 infection
    Maria Francesca Messina
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Messina, Policlinico Universitario, Viale Gazzi, 98100 Messina, Italy
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 22:755-6. 2003
  9. doi request reprint Regulation of spermatogenesis in McCune-Albright syndrome: lessons from a 15-year follow-up
    Filippo De Luca
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Messina, 01924 Messina, Italy
    Eur J Endocrinol 158:921-7. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Adult height in girls with Turner syndrome treated from before 6 years of age with a fixed per kilogram GH dose
    Malgorzata Wasniewska
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
    Eur J Endocrinol 169:439-43. 2013

Detail Information

Publications32

  1. ncbi request reprint [Klinefelter syndrome: clinical and auxological features of 14 patients diagnosed in childhood]
    M F Messina
    Dipartimento di Scienze Pediatriche Mediche e Chirurgiche, Universita di Messina, Messina, Italia
    Pediatr Med Chir 35:183-6. 2013
    ..4 %) showed a stature taller than the respective target height and also the predicted final height (calculated from a chronological age older than 7 years old) and the reached final height were significantly taller than target height...
  2. doi request reprint A characteristic cognitive and behavioral pattern as a clue to suspect Klinefelter syndrome in prepubertal age
    Maria Francesca Messina
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
    J Am Board Fam Med 25:745-9. 2012
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  3. doi request reprint Infantile spinal muscular atrophy with respiratory distress type I (SMARD 1): an atypical phenotype and review of the literature
    Maria F Messina
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
    Eur J Paediatr Neurol 16:90-4. 2012
    ..Therefore, our clinical observation suggests that respiratory failure is not secondary, in any case, to the diaphragmatic palsy but other pathogenetic mechanisms might be involved...
  4. doi request reprint Long-term auxological and pubertal outcome of patients with hereditary insulin-like growth factor-I deficiency (Laron and growth hormone-gene deletion syndrome) treated with recombinant human insulin-like growth factor-I
    M F Messina
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Messina, Viale Gazzi, 98124 Messina, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 34:292-5. 2011
    ..GH-IGF-I axis is mainly involved in the complex process of somatic growth but emerging evidence suggests that it also influences hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) function...
  5. doi request reprint Fibroscan: a new noninvasive method for evaluation of liver dysfunction in Turner syndrome
    Maria Francesca Messina
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
    Eur J Clin Invest 41:183-8. 2011
    ..Raised liver enzyme value is frequently detected in patients with Turner syndrome (TS), but its clinical importance is still unclear...
  6. doi request reprint Transient natural killer deficiency in a boy with herpes simplex virus-associated recurrent erythema multiforme
    Maria Francesca Messina
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
    Scand J Infect Dis 43:550-2. 2011
    ..The recurrent variant is very rare, especially in the paediatric age group. We describe the case of a male adolescent with recurrent erythema multiforme caused by herpes virus and transient natural killer deficiency...
  7. ncbi request reprint Neurocognitive profile in Turner's syndrome is not affected by growth impairment
    M F Messina
    UOC di Clinica Pediatrica, Dipartimento di Scienze Pediatriche Mediche e Chirurgiche, University of Messina, Italy
    J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab 20:677-84. 2007
    ..Since these neurocognitive defects can be responsible for misdiagnosed school difficulties, we suggest that girls with TS should receive specialized educational support and multidisciplinary care...
  8. ncbi request reprint Purpuric gloves and socks syndrome caused by parvovirus B19 infection
    Maria Francesca Messina
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Messina, Policlinico Universitario, Viale Gazzi, 98100 Messina, Italy
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 22:755-6. 2003
  9. doi request reprint Regulation of spermatogenesis in McCune-Albright syndrome: lessons from a 15-year follow-up
    Filippo De Luca
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Messina, 01924 Messina, Italy
    Eur J Endocrinol 158:921-7. 2008
    ..Sexual precocity, common in girls, has been reported in only 15% of boys, and little is known on the long-term evolution of MAS in males...
  10. doi request reprint Adult height in girls with Turner syndrome treated from before 6 years of age with a fixed per kilogram GH dose
    Malgorzata Wasniewska
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
    Eur J Endocrinol 169:439-43. 2013
    ..To evaluate adult height (AH) in 25 girls with Turner syndrome (TS) who were treated from before 6 years of age for 10.0 ± 1.7 years with a fixed GH dose of 0.33 mg/kg per week...
  11. doi request reprint Identification of one novel causative mutation in exon 4 of WFS1 gene in two Italian siblings with classical DIDMOAD syndrome phenotype
    Luciana Rigoli
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
    Gene 526:487-9. 2013
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  12. ncbi request reprint Compliance and administration methods in management of type 1 diabetes
    Fortunato Lombardo
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
    Acta Biomed 76:66-9. 2005
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  13. doi request reprint Thyroid function patterns at Hashimoto's thyroiditis presentation in childhood and adolescence are mainly conditioned by patients' age
    Malgorzata Wasniewska
    Department of Pediatrics at University of Messina, Messina, Italy
    Horm Res Paediatr 78:232-6. 2012
    ..There are few studies investigating the factors which may affect different biochemical presentations of Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) and these are frequently based on limited pediatric populations...
  14. ncbi request reprint In congenital hypothyroidism bone maturation at birth may be a predictive factor of psychomotor development during the first Year of life irrespective of other variables related to treatment
    Malgorzata Wasniewska
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Messina, Italy
    Eur J Endocrinol 149:1-6. 2003
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  15. ncbi request reprint Clinical picture, evolution and peculiar molecular findings in a very large pedigree with Wolfram syndrome
    Fortunato Lombardo
    Department of Pediatric Sciences, University Hospital, Messina, Italy
    J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab 18:1391-7. 2005
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  16. ncbi request reprint Reduction of baseline body mass index under gonadotropin-suppressive therapy in girls with idiopathic precocious puberty
    Teresa Arrigo
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Messina, Italy
    Eur J Endocrinol 150:533-7. 2004
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  17. doi request reprint Comparison between two maintenance feeding regimens after successful cow's milk oral desensitization
    Giovanni B Pajno
    Allergy Unit, Department of Pediatrics, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 24:376-81. 2013
    ..Once desensitization is achieved, daily intake of milk is recommended to maintain it, but this may be impractical for children/parents. We assessed whether a twice weekly maintenance regimen is effective...
  18. ncbi request reprint Hearing loss in congenital hypothalamic hypothyroidism: a wide therapeutic window
    Malgorzata Wasniewska
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Messina, Via Consolare Valeria, 98125, Messina, Italy
    Hear Res 172:87-91. 2002
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  19. ncbi request reprint Altered serum inhibin b levels in adolescents with varicocele
    Carmelo Romeo
    Department of Medical and Surgical Pediatric Sciences, Unit of Pediatric Surgery, University of Messina, 98124 Messina, Italy
    J Pediatr Surg 42:390-4. 2007
    ..The aim of the present study was to study in a homogeneous cohort of adolescents inhibin B and other hormones to detect whether untreated varicocele may be associated with any modifications of these factors...
  20. ncbi request reprint How self management therapy can improve quality of life for diabetic patients
    Fortunato Lombardo
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
    Acta Biomed 74:26-8. 2003
    ..Non-specialist press articles may raise false hopes, above all about new research in the field of diabetes, but at least they also raise awareness on a problem of national interest, i.e. insulin dependent diabetes mellitus...
  21. ncbi request reprint McCune-Albright syndrome in a boy may present with a monolateral macroorchidism as an early and isolated clinical manifestation
    Teresa Arrigo
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
    Horm Res 65:114-9. 2006
    ..Testis enlargement in McCune-Albright syndrome (MAS) is generally bilateral and associated with clinical and biochemical manifestations of sexual precocity...
  22. ncbi request reprint Young adults with cystic fibrosis are shorter than healthy peers because their parents are also short
    Teresa Arrigo
    Dipartimento di Scienze Pediatriche Mediche e Chirurgiche, Policlinico Universitario di Messina, Messina Gazzi, Italy
    Eur J Pediatr 164:781-2. 2005
  23. ncbi request reprint Two-year prospective evaluation of the factors affecting honeymoon frequency and duration in children with insulin dependent diabetes mellitus: the key-role of age at diagnosis
    F Lombardo
    2nd Pediatric Division, University of Messina, Italy
    Diabetes Nutr Metab 15:246-51. 2002
    ..Since IR is higher in younger subjects, early onset of T1DM can be considered the factor with the most detrimental influence on honeymoon incidence. Other pre-treatment variables have no significant impact on PR...
  24. ncbi request reprint Liver glycogenosis as early manifestation in type 1 diabetes mellitus
    L Carcione
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
    Diabetes Nutr Metab 16:182-4. 2003
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  25. ncbi request reprint Increased liver enzymes and hormonal therapies in girls and adolescents with Turner syndrome
    M Wasniewska
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 28:720-6. 2005
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  26. ncbi request reprint Effect of different growth hormone dosages on the growth velocity in children born small for gestational age
    Elena Bozzola
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
    Horm Res 61:98-102. 2004
    ..In conclusion, the height velocity of children born SGA significantly increases during the 1st year of GH therapy, diminishes, but can decrease during the 2nd year, if the GH dosage is not raised...
  27. ncbi request reprint Natural history of glucose tolerance, beta-cell function and peripheral insulin sensitivity in cystic fibrosis patients with fasting euglycemia
    F Lombardo
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Messina, Italy
    Eur J Endocrinol 149:53-9. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate whether eventual changes of glucose tolerance (GT) over time were associated with modifications of insulin secretion or sensitivity...
  28. ncbi request reprint Novel SHOX gene mutation in a short boy with Becker muscular dystrophy: double trouble in two adjacent genes
    M F Messina
    Department of Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Anesthesiology, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
    Horm Res 69:124-8. 2008
    ..1 SDS). Our data suggest that abnormal growth observed in a boy with BMD may be related to an additional genetic alteration, already known as correlated with short stature...
  29. ncbi request reprint Hemolytic crisis in a non-ketotic and euglycemic child with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency and onset of type 1 diabetes mellitus
    M F Messina
    Dipartimento di Scienze Pediatriche Mediche e Chirurgiche, Fisiologiche e della Nutrizione, University of Messina, Italy
    J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab 17:1671-3. 2004
    ..This report demonstrates that hemolysis may represent a possible complication of DM treatment in patients with G6PD deficiency and we recommend careful clinical surveillance in these patients...
  30. ncbi request reprint Subclinical hypothyroidism: the state of the art
    T Arrigo
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 31:79-84. 2008
    ..5-5.5 and 10 microIU/ml, particularly if anti-thyroid antibodies are positive and/or hypothyroid symptoms are present. Treatment should be based, at least initially, on L-T4 low doses...
  31. ncbi request reprint Three-year prospective evaluation of glucose tolerance, beta-cell function and peripheral insulin sensitivity in non-diabetic patients with thalassemia major
    M F Messina
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Messina, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 25:497-501. 2002
    ..GT deterioration is more evident in patients with the highest responses to the 1st OGTT and particularly in those with pre-existing impaired GT...
  32. doi request reprint Thyroid nodules and cancer in children and adolescents affected by autoimmune thyroiditis
    Andrea Corrias
    Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, Regina Margherita Children s Hospital, Piazza Polonia 94, 10126 Torino, Italy
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 162:526-31. 2008
    ..To investigate the association between juvenile autoimmune thyroiditis (JAT) and thyroid cancer in pediatric patients...