Enrico Zecca

Summary

Affiliation: Catholic University
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Left ventricle dimensions in preterm infants during the first month of life
    E Zecca
    Division of Neonatology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Largo Agostino Gemelli 8, 00168 Roma, Italy
    Eur J Pediatr 160:227-30. 2001
  2. doi request reprint Reliability of two different bedside assays for C-reactive protein in newborn infants
    Enrico Zecca
    Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Clin Chem Lab Med 47:1081-4. 2009
  3. doi request reprint Bile acid-induced lung injury in newborn infants: a bronchoalveolar lavage fluid study
    Enrico Zecca
    Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital A Gemelli, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Pediatrics 121:e146-9. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy and neonatal respiratory distress syndrome
    Enrico Zecca
    Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Pediatrics 117:1669-72. 2006
  5. doi request reprint Skin bilirubin measurement during phototherapy in preterm and term newborn infants
    Enrico Zecca
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, University Hospital A Gemelli, Rome, Italy
    Early Hum Dev 85:537-40. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Does Ibuprofen increase neonatal hyperbilirubinemia?
    Enrico Zecca
    Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital A Gemelli, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Pediatrics 124:480-4. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Bile acid pneumonia: a "new" form of neonatal respiratory distress syndrome?
    Enrico Zecca
    Division of Neonatology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Pediatrics 114:269-72. 2004
  8. pmc Peculiar type 1 congenital pyloric atresia: a case report
    Enrico Zecca
    Department of Pediatrics, Institute of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Ital J Pediatr 36:3. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Early weaning from incubator and early discharge of preterm infants: randomized clinical trial
    Enrico Zecca
    University Hospital A Gemelli, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, Largo Agostino Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Pediatrics 126:e651-6. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Delivery room strategies and outcomes in preterm infants with gestational age 24-28 weeks
    Enrico Zecca
    Division of Neonatology, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 19:569-74. 2006

Detail Information

Publications35

  1. ncbi request reprint Left ventricle dimensions in preterm infants during the first month of life
    E Zecca
    Division of Neonatology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Largo Agostino Gemelli 8, 00168 Roma, Italy
    Eur J Pediatr 160:227-30. 2001
    ..Our study gives reference data about left ventricle dimensions of preterm infants during the first month of life and is helpful when making a diagnosis of left ventricular hypertrophy in these subjects...
  2. doi request reprint Reliability of two different bedside assays for C-reactive protein in newborn infants
    Enrico Zecca
    Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Clin Chem Lab Med 47:1081-4. 2009
    ..Bedside tests for C-reactive protein (CRP) have been studied in pediatric patients, but not in neonates...
  3. doi request reprint Bile acid-induced lung injury in newborn infants: a bronchoalveolar lavage fluid study
    Enrico Zecca
    Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital A Gemelli, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Pediatrics 121:e146-9. 2008
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy and neonatal respiratory distress syndrome
    Enrico Zecca
    Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Pediatrics 117:1669-72. 2006
    ..We sought to verify the association between maternal intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) and neonatal respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) and to determine how bile acids levels alter the risk of developing neonatal RDS...
  5. doi request reprint Skin bilirubin measurement during phototherapy in preterm and term newborn infants
    Enrico Zecca
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, University Hospital A Gemelli, Rome, Italy
    Early Hum Dev 85:537-40. 2009
    ..The few existing studies evaluating the reliability of transcutaneous bilirubin monitoring during phototherapy gave controversial results...
  6. doi request reprint Does Ibuprofen increase neonatal hyperbilirubinemia?
    Enrico Zecca
    Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital A Gemelli, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Pediatrics 124:480-4. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate whether ibuprofen exposure was associated with increased hyperbilirubinemia in preterm infants...
  7. ncbi request reprint Bile acid pneumonia: a "new" form of neonatal respiratory distress syndrome?
    Enrico Zecca
    Division of Neonatology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Pediatrics 114:269-72. 2004
    ..Finding high levels of BA and lysophosphatidylcholines in the bronchoalveolar lavage of affected infants would aid in support of the diagnosis...
  8. pmc Peculiar type 1 congenital pyloric atresia: a case report
    Enrico Zecca
    Department of Pediatrics, Institute of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Ital J Pediatr 36:3. 2010
    ..We emphasize the importance of a prompt diagnosis to avoid potentially fatal complications and to warrant a good outcome even in the presence of a strange form of PA in the neonatal period...
  9. doi request reprint Early weaning from incubator and early discharge of preterm infants: randomized clinical trial
    Enrico Zecca
    University Hospital A Gemelli, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, Largo Agostino Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Pediatrics 126:e651-6. 2010
    ..The goal was to assess the feasibility of earlier weaning from the incubator for preterm infants...
  10. ncbi request reprint Delivery room strategies and outcomes in preterm infants with gestational age 24-28 weeks
    Enrico Zecca
    Division of Neonatology, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 19:569-74. 2006
    ..To investigate the effect of different delivery room strategies on survival, short term morbidity, and outcomes in extremely premature infants...
  11. doi request reprint Secretory phospholipase A2 and neonatal respiratory distress: pilot study on broncho-alveolar lavage
    Daniele De Luca
    Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital A Gemelli, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, L go A Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Intensive Care Med 34:1858-64. 2008
    ..It plays an important role in acute lung injury but it has never been studied in newborn infants. We were aimed to investigate the phospholipase A2 activity in neonatal lung injury and its relationship with ventilatory findings...
  12. pmc Development and validation of serum bilirubin nomogram to predict the absence of risk for severe hyperbilirubinaemia before discharge: a prospective, multicenter study
    Costantino Romagnoli
    Department of Pediatrics, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Rome
    Ital J Pediatr 38:6. 2012
    ....
  13. doi request reprint Transcutaneous bilirubin measurement: comparison of Respironics BiliCheck and JM-103 in a normal newborn population
    Costantino Romagnoli
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, Policlinico Universitario A Gemelli, Catholic University S H, Rome, Italy
    Clin Biochem 45:659-62. 2012
    ..To compare the accuracy of BiliCheck™ (Respironics, Marietta, GA) and Konica-Minolta Air Shield JM-103 (Drager Medical Inc, Telford, PA) to evaluate total serum bilirubin (TSB)...
  14. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of a single dose of antenatal corticosteroids on morbidity and mortality of preterm infants
    Simonetta Costa
    Division of Neonatology, Department of Paediatrics, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 131:154-7. 2007
    ..To assess the effectiveness of an incomplete course of antenatal corticosteroids (ACS) on neonatal morbidity and mortality of preterm infants...
  15. ncbi request reprint Neonatal color Doppler US study: normal values of cerebral blood flow velocities in preterm infants in the first month of life
    Costantino Romagnoli
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Ultrasound Med Biol 32:321-31. 2006
    ..Additionally, we can provide the median values, tenth and ninetieth percentiles of CBFV and DI, in the ACA and MCA in each GA group as reference normal values of CBFV and DI in preterm newborn...
  16. ncbi request reprint Using BiliCheck for preterm neonates in a sub-intensive unit: diagnostic usefulness and suitability
    Daniele De Luca
    Division of Neonatology, A Gemelli University Hospital, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Early Hum Dev 83:313-7. 2007
    ..Although its accuracy is well known in healthy term babies, there is a lack of knowledge about its usefulness in preterm infants...
  17. ncbi request reprint Predicting respiratory distress syndrome in neonates from mothers with intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy
    Enrico Zecca
    Division of Neonatology, Institute of Pediatrics, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Early Hum Dev 84:337-41. 2008
    ..Study aim was to develop a scoring system to predict the RDS occurrence...
  18. ncbi request reprint Which phototherapy system is most effective in lowering serum bilirubin in very preterm infants?
    Costantino Romagnoli
    Division of Neonatology, Catholic University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Fetal Diagn Ther 21:204-9. 2006
    ..To compare the effectiveness of various phototherapy systems in lowering serum bilirubin levels in preterm infants...
  19. doi request reprint Skin bilirubin nomogram for the first 96 h of life in a European normal healthy newborn population, obtained with multiwavelength transcutaneous bilirubinometry
    Daniele De Luca
    Division of Neonatology, Department of Paediatrics, University Hospital A Gemelli, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Acta Paediatr 97:146-50. 2008
    ..We aimed to provide data about skin bilirubin levels during the natural course of hyperbilirubinemia in European healthy neonates...
  20. ncbi request reprint The joint use of human and electronic eye: visual assessment of jaundice and transcutaneous bilirubinometry
    Daniele De Luca
    Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Turk J Pediatr 50:456-61. 2008
    ..001, p < 0.02) without differences during the day. Clinical estimate is unreliable for evaluating the need for serum bilirubin assay. Using the addition of skin bilirubin determination is a more advisable approach...
  21. pmc Feasibility of transferring intensive cared preterm infants from incubator to open crib at 1600 grams
    Giovanni Barone
    Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Ital J Pediatr 40:41. 2014
    ..The aim of this study is to assess the feasibility of an early weaning protocol from incubator in preterm newborns in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit...
  22. doi request reprint Severe subdural hemorrhage due to minimal prenatal trauma
    Marco Piastra
    Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Catholic University Medical School, A Gemelli Hospital, L go Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 4:543-6. 2009
    ..After birth, brain compression required a complex neurosurgical intervention because simple hematoma evacuation was not possible. The clinical and neurological outcome at 6 months was excellent, as confirmed by the neuroimaging findings...
  23. ncbi request reprint HFOV in premature neonates: effects on pulmonary mechanics and epithelial lining fluid cytokines. A randomized controlled trial
    Giovanni Vento
    Division of Neonatology, Department of Paediatrics, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Policlinico A Gemelli, Rome, Italy
    Intensive Care Med 31:463-70. 2005
    ..The objective of this report is to compare the effects of high-frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV) versus synchronized intermittent mandatory ventilation (sIMV) from the points of views of biochemical and functional variables...
  24. doi request reprint Continuous glucose monitoring in preterm infants: evaluation by a modified Clarke error grid
    Eloisa Tiberi
    Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, UniversityHospital A Gemelli CatholicUniversity of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Ital J Pediatr 42:29. 2016
    ..We aimed to assess feasibility and reliability of a new continuous glucose monitoring system (CGMS) in a population of preterm neonates using a Clarke error grid (CEG) specifically modified for preterm infants...
  25. doi request reprint Validation of transcutaneous bilirubin nomogram in identifying neonates not at risk of hyperbilirubinaemia: a prospective, observational, multicenter study
    Costantino Romagnoli
    Department of Paediatrics, Division of Neonatology, Policlinico A Gemelli, Catholic University Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Early Hum Dev 88:51-5. 2012
    ..Transcutaneous bilirubin (TcB) measurement is widely used as screening for neonatal hyperbilirubinaemia...
  26. doi request reprint Heterologous assisted reproduction and kernicterus: the unlucky coincidence reveals an ethical dilemma
    Daniele De Luca
    Division of Neonatology, Department of Paediatrics, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 21:219-22. 2008
    ..In our case a rarely fatal but widespread disease, together with the lack of knowledge about parental status led, in a fast succession of clinical events, to the unavoidable insurgence of kernicterus...
  27. ncbi request reprint Use of intravenous ketorolac in the neonate and premature babies
    Patrizia Papacci
    Department of Paediatrics, Division of Neonatology, Catholic University Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Paediatr Anaesth 14:487-92. 2004
    ..Ketorolac is a powerful nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug widely used for pain control in children and adults. The aim of this study was to evaluate its safety and analgesic efficacy in the neonate...
  28. ncbi request reprint Controlled trial of early dexamethasone treatment for the prevention of chronic lung disease in preterm infants: a 3-year follow-up
    Costantino Romagnoli
    Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Pediatrics 109:e85. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess growth and neurodevelopmental outcome in preterm infants at high risk of chronic lung disease (CLD), treated with early (<96 hours) postnatal dexamethasone...
  29. doi request reprint Proactive enteral nutrition in moderately preterm small for gestational age infants: a randomized clinical trial
    Enrico Zecca
    Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    J Pediatr 165:1135-1139.e1. 2014
    ..To investigate the efficacy of a proactive feeding regimen (PFR) in reducing hospital length of stay in a population of moderately preterm small for gestational age (SGA) infants...
  30. doi request reprint Maternal-neonatal vitamin K deficiency secondary to maternal biliopancreatic diversion
    Iliana Bersani
    Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Largo A Gemelli 8, Rome, Italy
    Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis 22:334-6. 2011
    ..We report a case of vitamin K deficiency, due to maternal biliopancreatic diversion, resulting in a symptomatic clinical presentation in the mother and in a hypocoagulable state in her neonate...
  31. doi request reprint Bile acids cause secretory phospholipase A2 activity enhancement, revertible by exogenous surfactant administration
    Daniele De Luca
    Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, University Hospital A Gemelli, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, L go A Gemelli 8, 00168, Rome, Italy
    Intensive Care Med 35:321-6. 2009
    ..Our aim was to investigate the interaction between bile acids and sPLA2 in an extracellular environment representing an in vitro model of aspiration...
  32. pmc Italian guidelines for management and treatment of hyperbilirubinaemia of newborn infants ≥ 35 weeks' gestational age
    Costantino Romagnoli
    Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Catholic University S H, Largo A, Gemelli, 8, Rome 00168, Italy
    Ital J Pediatr 40:11. 2014
    ..The overall aim of the present guidelines is to provide an useful tool for neonatologists and family paediatricians for managing hyperbilirubinaemia...
  33. pmc How to feed small for gestational age newborns
    Giovanni Barone
    Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Catholic University Sacred Heart, Largo A, Gemelli 8, Rome 00168, Italy
    Ital J Pediatr 39:28. 2013
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint Iloprost as 'rescue' therapy for pulmonary hypertension of the neonate
    Daniele De Luca
    Paediatr Anaesth 17:394-5. 2007
  35. ncbi request reprint Reaching the limit of neonatal viability: how do we answer the question "how small is too small"?
    Enrico Zecca
    Acta Paediatr 94:508-9. 2005