Giuseppe Pili's scientific contributions

Publications (7)

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As the tide of Covid-19 flood the world, health authorities are implementing a number of measures that have deeply changed the way people live. However, there is no shared consensus on how to communicate to the public what is happening, and why these extreme interventions are needed. Instead, people received in the latest weeks contrasting messages...
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Children are particularly exposed to the effect of air pollution when compared to adults because of behavioural, environmental and physiological features. Exposure to air pollutants can start since foetal and early life, and the consequences on health can show up later in childhood or in adulthood with chronic or lifelong conditions. Although the e...
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This book describes in detail the potential role of ICT and electronic systems, together with the application of Web 2.0 technologies, in telepediatrics and child health. Rather than simply proposing engineering solutions that may soon become outdated, it is designed to address those real needs that telemedicine and developers are asked to meet. Th...
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Children who suffer from chronic conditions have disadvantages that go beyond the illness itself. Compared to other children of the same age, their quality of life can be highly compromised. It has been widely acknowledged that adult patients suffering from lifelong conditions can have difficulties in managing their own lives. Telehealth can have a...
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The hospital is the natural place where healthcare can be delivered. Parents are keen to go to the hospital, also bypassing their family doctor, whenever their child presents a medical condition. Nonetheless, most health centers do not have adequate facilities, equipment, or trained personnel to deal with children. The implementation of telemedicin...
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Childhood has to be considered a universal value to protect. Children are the weakest part of the society, and they are a more precious resource at the same time. Nevertheless, health disparities among children and among low- or high-income settings could put the development of beings and nations at risk. The use of telemedicine devices can help to...
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The burden for children with physical impairments and special needs is bigger than the medical condition they suffer from. The distance that parts them from healthy children of their same age increases the gap between them and the happy life they rightly wish for. This is a major concern, as long as no well-being for children could be achieved if t...

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... In un recentissimo articolo [6], Gonzales e Whalen (Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX) analizzano lo stato dell'arte in termini di salute e qualità dell'aria, sottolineando alcuni dei problemi principali che possono colpire bambini esposti a inquinamento ambientale. Il problema è di massimo interesse dal momento che le fonti di inquinamento che possono impattare sulla qualità dell'aria sia all'esterno che all'interno degli edifici sono molteplici [Figura 2] e le peculiarità degli aspetti fisiologici, comportamentali e sociali dei bambini rendono questa categoria estremamente esposta agli agenti inquinanti aerei [7], molto più della controparte adulta della popolazione. L'esposizione a una scarsa qualità dell'aria è stata associata a diversi possibili effetti negativi sulla salute tra cui i più studiati sono gli apparati cardiovascolare e polmonare, il sistema nervoso, il sistema neurologico e il sistema endocrino. ...
... L'ambiente stesso all'interno del quale il bambino cresce è complesso ed è caratterizzato da numerosi contesti e attori capaci di influenzarne lo sviluppo e lo stato di salute. Famiglia, scuola, attività educative, ludiche o sportive rappresentano il mondo ordinario del bambino, al quale si affianca quello sanitario con la figura del pediatra, dello specialista e dell'operatore sanitario pediatrico [1]. Per il mantenimento e la promozione dello stato di salute del bambino queste realtà hanno necessità di comunicare tra loro e di scambiare dati, sia quando il minore sta bene, sia quando è affetto da una condizione patologica. ...