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Costantino Panza

Costantino Panza
AUSL Reggio Emilia · Pediatria l.s.

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Introduction
Costantino Panza currently works at the Pediatria l.s., AUSL Reggio Emilia. Costantino does research in Primary Care, Pediatrics and Language Education. Their most recent publication is 'Systematic review of maternal voice interventions demonstrates increased stability in preterm infants. Acta Paediatrica'.

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Publications (73)
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BACKGROUND Childhood obesity is a highly prevalent condition and, together with the behaviors associated with it such as improper diet and physical inactivity, generates a high burden of disease in adulthood. In recent years the use of mobile devices in support of prevention and health promotion strategies is increasing but there is limited evidenc...
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Singing is one of the most used forms of language for the child and is present in all cultures. The musicality at the base of singing causes measurable biological responses in the singing adult and in the listening child. This article summarizes the most recent scientific evidence on the effects of adult singing (parent or caregiver) during the fir...
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Background: Anticipatory guidance for parents is commonly used to improve parenting skills. The objective of this pre/post-intervention controlled study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a periodic newsletter with advice on childcare and development in improving parenting self-efficacy. Methods: This was a non-randomized pre/post-intervention...
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Background: Childhood obesity prevention is a public health priority in industrialized countries. The Reggio Emilia Local Health Authority has implemented a program involving primary and secondary prevention as well as the care of obese children. There are many health-promoting mobile apps, but few are targeted to children and very few are sponsor...
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La storia recente consegna a noi medici un modo profondamente cambiato. Le necessità di salute, così come le emergenze sanitarie appartenenti a mondi lontani hanno oggi una ripercussione globale. Problemi che in passato erano confinati a specifiche aree geografiche possono presentarsi nei nostri ambulatori in qualunque momento, senza preavviso, e r...
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BACKGROUND Childhood obesity prevention is a public health priority in industrialized countries. The Reggio Emilia Local Health Authority has implemented a program involving primary and secondary prevention as well as the care of obese children. There are many health-promoting mobile apps, but few are targeted to children and very few are sponsored...
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- DAL MODELLO PSICOSOCIALE AL MODELLO BIOECOLOGICO DELLO SVILUPPO Basandosi sulla visione della persona come una unica identità fisica, psicologica e sociale, il modello biopsicosociale della medicina ha ampliato il concetto di salute biologica accogliendo i molti fattori intrinsecamente legati allo stato di benessere e malattia del bambino, come i...
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Rhinitis and infectious rhinosinusitis often accompany a young child attending school during the winter season. This clinical scenario investigates the efficacy of nasal wash with hypertonic saline solution vs the isotonic solution for the reduction of symptoms. The efficacy trials found, often o low quality, do not solve the question.
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We systematically reviewed how effectively maternal voice interventions supported the clinical outcomes and development of preterm infants. A total of 512 preterm infants were included in 15 studies with different designs, from January 2000 to July 2015. Live and recorded maternal voice interventions were associated with the physiologic and behavio...
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This clinical scenario addresses the case of molluscum contagiosum infection (MC) in a child in the recent clinical trials for the treatment of this skin infection.
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Background: Pediatrician-led motivational interviewing can be an effective way of controlling BMI in overweight children in the short term. Its long-term efficacy is unknown. The primary aim was to determine whether the short-term (12-month) impact of family pediatrician-led motivational interviews on the BMI of overweight children could be sustai...
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Background The importance of promoting parenting skills is worldwide recognized and, in Italy, different projects are implemented in order to develop these competences. The impact of these experiences is rarely evaluated. The aim of this study is to evaluate the improvement in self-efficacy parenting produced by an intervention which consists in...
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Tongue tie is a frequent condition present in about 5[%] of newborns. It could impact on breastfeeding practice. This clinical scenario faces the diagnosis and treatment of this condition considering recent RCT.
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The article outlines the necessary skills for a primary care pediatrician in dealing with a suspected sexual abuse and in supporting the family involved in this form of maltreatment according to the most recent guidelines.
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Almost 40% of obese children have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The fatty liver disease detection and treatment have entered into the outpatient evaluation for a pediatrician. This clinical scenario addresses the treatment of NAFLD in the light of recent randomized controlled trials in children.
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Recent and amazing discoveries of neurosciences on musical abilities of the foetus and the newborn baby show that refined ability and musical competence are developed very early and can be used by parents to provide opportunities for early development through music listening and baby-talk. The foetus is able to hear the mother's voice since the 31s...
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Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of family pediatrician-led motivational interviews (MIs) on BMI of overweight (85th ≥ BMI percentile ≥ 95 th) children aged 4 to 7 years. Methods: All the family pediatricians working in Reggio Emilia Province (Italy) were invited to participate in the study; 95% accepted. Specific trai...
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Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal infections (PANDAS) and antibiotics: too many doubts for paediatricians! Is a diagnosis of PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal infections) correct in a 8 year old child with tic disorders that seem related to a Streptococc...
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The article presents the recent neuroscientific discoveries regarding tactile stimulation in communication skills and interpersonal relationship, especially during the neonatal and infant age.
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The doctor is required a constant update on evidence. The paper suggests how to perform an update via two major databases to obtain the best results available.
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The case of a 10 year old child with suggestive symptoms of appendicitis but with a pathologist evaluation of the appendices positive for the presence of pinworms is reported. The relationship and causation between acute appendicitis and pinworm are discussed.
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In clinical practice Acyclovir is widely used for chickenpox therapy. To verify the correctness of such approach a review of literature was undergone. A Cochrane systematic review doesn't support its use in healthy children while the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends its use in children with health problems. At the moment data analysis and...
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The parents of a 10 year old child are concerned about the impact of video games on their child's health. Primary and secondary literature are investigated in order to search for evidences regarding the use of video games on health. Evidences suggest that video games before sleep can produce sleep disorders and could be an indicator of pathological...
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The promotion of reading aloud is a primary goal for a pediatrician. Parent-child book sharing not only promotes language skills but also child development, and it can support family relationships. In order to give best support a pediatrician needs to consider the attachment style and the family socio economic status. Professional training and Heal...
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The national legislation regarding going back to school after a disease is briefly illustrated in the present paper. Prevention practices for children with infectious diseases are also described.
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Does sun exposure in children increases the risk for skin neoplasm? Are sun filters useful in risk prevention? These are the two questions posed; we have therefore searched literature for scientific evidences. All studies analyzed by a meta-analysis show a rather poor methodology and are not conclusive regarding sun filters efficacy in skin cancer...
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The aim of this article is to describe crying during the first year of life as the infant's way of communicating his/her psychophysical state and the evolutionary hypotheses that support this interpretation. Possible links between crying and typical infant diseases are discussed. The effects of crying on the family and child are explored as well, a...
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Scientific literature using the scenario methodology has been used to verify the efficacy of early music listening in the promotion of child's wellbeing, in improving competent parenting and cognitive development. The search by PubMed, Embase, Google and Cochrane Library has produced some specific papers. The trials analyzed are of poor quality nev...
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The paediatric waiting room could become a comfortable place for the Nati per Leggere project. Parents and especially children could receive great satisfaction. This is the tale of such experience.
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The Grandmother hypothesis. Evolutionary biology has identified menopause as a specific trait of the human species. The post-reproductive lifespan of women was selected over time as an adaptive trait for the care of infants. This article describes the anthropological theory regarding grandmothers (The Grandmother hypothesis) and discusses the impli...
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The introduction of complementary food is a critical phase in a child growth. The behaviours of family paediatricians in the province of Reggio Emilia (Italy), with regard to complementary feeding has been investigated by means of a written questionnaire. Our survey showed a high variability in the advice offered to families and an incomplete adhes...
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To evaluate the development of the lung of preterm infants given exogenous surfactant in the neonatal period versus control babies through the evolution of respiratory mechanics (RM) parameters. Retrospective analysis of babies < or = 30 weeks' gestation admitted to our intensive care unit in the period 1990-94 in which RM parameters had been follo...
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To determine whether differences in the neuroendocrine control of GH are present between children and adult subjects, the GH response to GHRH (1 microgram/kg) (group 1), insulin-induced hypoglycemia (0.1 U/kg iv) (group 2), clonidine (150 micrograms/m2 po) (group 3) and iv arginine (0.5 g/kg in 30 min) (group 4) after GHRH pretreatment (1 microgram...
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This paper discusses the definition, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of congenital anorchia. It concludes that preparations containing esters of testosterone are preferable to synthetic derivatives for long-term treatment as they are metabolized in the same way as endogenous testosterone. In addition, it appears that recommended doses for rep...
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To determine whether the quantitative and qualitative aspects of GH secretion in girls with Turner's syndrome are similar to those of short-normal children we studied the 24-h GH secretion of 10 patients with Turner's syndrome and 9 short-normal children with comparable auxological features. GH profiles, obtained by 30-min sampling, were analysed b...
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Two main topics of 5 alpha reductase deficiency and androgen receptors defects have been considered. Particularly, the differential diagnosis among the different syndromes of androgen resistance and the important issue of sex assignment are discussed.
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The plasma levels of thyroxine (T4), triiodothyronine (T3), free T4 (FT4), free T3 (FT3), reverse T3 (rT3) and immunoradiometrically assayed thyrotropin (IRMA TSH) have been measured in 28 L-T4-treated children with congenital hypothyroidism as well as in a control group (group C). The patients were subdivided into 2 groups according to the nonsupp...

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