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Oct, 2020

How European Paediatric emergency departments responded to the first wave of SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic

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Between February and May 2020, during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, we sent out a survey to all European paediatric sites within the Penta ID research network. The aim of the study was to describe the implementation of SARS-CoV-2 disease (COVID-19) testing and infection control strategies, and their evolution in paediatric emergency departments in Europe. Although infection control strategies and even discharge of patients relied heavily on receiving SARS-CoV-2 test results, most hospitals only received these after considerable delay, often more than twenty-four hours. Shortening turnaround times for […]

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Mar, 2019

The Global Health Festival, Padova, 5th-7th April

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The first edition of the Global Health Festival (‘Festival della Salute Globale’) is to take place in Padova, Italy on 5th-7thApril 2019. In partnership with Comune di Padova, Università degli Studi di Padova and Medici con l’Africa CUAMM, the event will take an unconventional look at the fundamental issues concerning global health today. Through an interactive programme, the public is invited to consider the broader social, environmental, economic and cultural conditions when evaluating the health of an individual or community.

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Nov, 2017

Treatment of Community-Acquired Pneumonia: Are All Countries Treating Children in the Same Way? A Literature Review

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Authors: Donà D, Luise D, Da Dalt L, Giaquinto C. Published in: Int J Pediatr; 2017: 4239268.  Abstract: Background. Pneumonia represents an important threat to children’s health in both developed and developing countries. In the last 10 years, many national and international guidelines on the treatment of pediatric CAP have been published, in order to optimize the prescription of antibiotics and limit their cost and side effects. However, the practical implementation of these guidelines is still limited. Main Text. We analyzed the current recommendations for the therapy of pediatric community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) that all […]

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Mar, 2016

Children and young people with perinatal HIV in Europe: epidemiological situation in 2014 and implications for the future

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Authors: Writing group for the Kids to Adults Working Group and Data Management and Harmonisation Group in EuroCoord.

Published in: Euro Surveill. 2016; 21: ES.201621.10.30162.

Abstract: Accurate ascertainment of the number of children living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is important to plan paediatric and adolescent health services. In Europe, the first generation of perinatally HIV-infected survivors are transferring to adult care and their health needs are unknown. We undertook an online survey of HIV cohort studies participatin

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Jun, 2015

Italian guidelines for the use of antiretroviral agents and the diagnostic-clinical management of HIV-1 infected persons. Update Decemebr 2014

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Authors: Antinori A., Marcotullio S., Andreoni M., Ammassari A., d’Arminio Monforte A., Galli M., Girardi E., Mazzotta F., Mussini C., Puoti M., Lazzarin A.; Italian HIV Guidelines Working Group. Published in: New Microbiol. 2015, 38: 299-328 Abstract: This short version complies with the intention expressed in the introduction to the full text Italian Guidelines for the use of antiretroviral drugs and the diagnostic-clinical management of people with HIV-1 infection. By definition, this version should not be considered completely exhaustive with respect to the full text version of the Guidelines (HIV/AIDS Italian Expert Panel, […]

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Jun, 2015

Pediatric drug safety surveillance in FDA-AERS: a description of adverse events from GRIP project.

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Authors: De Bie S., Ferrajolo C., Straus S.M., Verhamme K.M., Bonhoeffer J., Wong I.C., Sturkenboom M.C., GRiP network

Published in: PLoS One. 2015, 10: 0130399.

Abstract: Individual case safety reports (ICSRs) are a cornerstone in drug safety surveillance. The knowledge on using these data specifically for children is limited. We studied characteristics of pedi

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Aug, 2012

Insufficient antiretroviral therapy in pregnancy: missed opportunities for prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Europe

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Authors: European Collaborative Study in Eurocord

Published in: Antivir Ther, 2011,16: 859-903.

Background: Although mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) rates are at an all-time low in Western Europe, potentially preventable transmissions continue to occur. Duration of antenatal combination antiretroviral therapy (ART) is strongly associated with MTCT risk.

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