Studies investigating clinical and imaging findings of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pneumonia and predictors for lung injury mostly focus on adults. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the role […]» Read more
Impact of COVID-19 outbreak in acute bronchiolitis: Lesson from a tertiary Italian Emergency Department.
To assess the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak on pediatric emergency department (ED) visits for acute bronchiolitis during the epidemic season.A retrospective analytical cross-sectional study was performed […]» Read more
Psychological interventions during COVID pandemic: Telehealth for individuals with cystic fibrosis and caregivers.
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) emerged in China, leading to worldwide morbidity and mortality, including depression and anxiety. As the pandemic spread throughout Italy, mental health concerns increased for people with […]» Read more
Comparison of computed tomography (CT) findings with RT-PCR in the diagnosis of COVID-19 in children.
This study aimed to compare chest computed tomography (CT) findings with reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test results in children with probable or definitive diagnosis of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).In […]» Read more
Effects of the COVID-19 lockdown on sleep duration in children and adolescents: A survey across different continents.
A parent survey was conducted to assess the sleep habits of children residing in various countries before and during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. It was hypothesized that lockdown would be associated […]» Read more
Detection of Bacterial Pathogens Using Home Oropharyngeal Swab Collection in Children with Cystic Fibrosis.
Collection of respiratory cultures for airway microbiology surveillance is an essential component of routine clinical care in cystic fibrosis (CF). The COVID-19 global pandemic has necessitated increased use of telehealth, […]» Read more
The Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic profoundly impacted health care utilization. We evaluated asthma-related emergency department (ED) and inpatient health care utilization by a county-specific Medicaid population, ages 2-18, during […]» Read more
Aerosol generating medical procedures (AGMPs) are common during newborn resuscitation. Neonates with respiratory viruses such as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection may pose a risk to healthcare […]» Read more
A national lockdown was implemented in Israel to slow the viral spread of COVID-19. We assessed the real-time effects of the lockdown on disease expression and lifestyle modifications in pediatric […]» Read more
On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the pandemic because of a novel coronavirus, called severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). In January 2020, the first […]» Read more
Children less than 18 years of age account for an estimated 2%-5% of reported severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) cases globally. Lower prevalence of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) […]» Read more
Lung ultrasound (LUS) and lung ultrasound score (LUSS) have been successfully used to diagnose neonatal pneumonia, assess the lesion distribution, and quantify the aeration loss. The present study design determines […]» Read more
Frequency of asthma exacerbation in children during the coronavirus disease pandemic with strict mitigative countermeasures.
Strict countermeasures for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were undertaken in China without knowing their influence on asthma.To investigate the associations between the frequencies of asthma exacerbations and respiratory infections and air […]» Read more
Comparison of chest radiography and chest CT for evaluation of pediatric COVID-19 pneumonia: Does CT add diagnostic value?
First, to investigate the added diagnostic value of chest computed tomography (CT) for evaluating COVID-19 in symptomatic children by comparing chest CT findings with chest radiographic findings, and second, to […]» Read more
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic continues to cause global havoc posing uncertainty to educational institutions worldwide. Understanding the clinical characteristics of COVID-19 in children is important because of the […]» Read more
SARS-CoV-2 can be transmitted via respiratory droplets, aerosols, and to a lesser extent, fomites. Defining the factors driving infectivity and transmission is critical for infection control and containment of this […]» Read more
Children with medical complexity (CMC) are patients with one or more complex chronic conditions dependent on medical technologies. In our unit (Pediatric Pulmonology and Respiratory Intermediate Care Unit, Department of […]» Read more
Seroprevalence of anti-SARS-CoV-2 IgG antibodies in children with household exposure to adults with COVID-19: preliminary findings.
Weather and the susceptibility of children to SARS-CoV-2 infection is still a debated question and currently a hot topic, particularly in view of important decisions regarding opening schools. Therefore, we […]» Read more
Reduction of pulmonary exacerbations in young children with cystic fibrosis during the COVID-19 pandemic.
To assess the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on cystic fibrosis (CF) pulmonary exacerbations (PEx) we performed a retrospective review of PEx events at our CF Center and compared the rate […]» Read more
Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) associated with coronavirus disease 2019 has been increasingly recognized. However, the clinical features of MIS-C and the differences from Kawasaki disease remain unknown. The […]» Read more
The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has caused a new global pandemic and is responsible for millions of infections and thousands of deaths in the world. The lung ultrasound is a […]» Read more
Innovating and Adapting in Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine During the COVID-19 Pandemic: ATS Pediatric Assembly Web Committee Consensus Statement for Initial COVID-19 Virtual Response.
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been an unprecedented and continuously evolving healthcare crisis. SARS-CoV-2 spread rapidly and initially little was known about the virus or the clinical course for infected […]» Read more
Nitric oxide (NO) is a comprehensive regulator of vascular and airway tone. Endogenous NO produced by nitric oxide synthases regulates multiple signaling cascades, including activation of soluble guanylate cyclase to […]» Read more
Homemade valved holding chambers for children with airway hyperresponsiveness: A randomized crossover trial.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, a metered-dose inhaler (MDI) with a valved holding chamber (VHC) is a preferred route of bronchodilator delivery. We have developed a new homemade VHC, made of […]» Read more
Thromboembolic phenomena, particularly pulmonary emboli, have been described in adult patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection, but have been less evident in children. We describe a […]» Read more
Lung ultrasound (LUS) has been successfully used in the diagnosis of different pulmonary diseases. Present study design to determine the diagnostic value of LUS in the evaluation of children with […]» Read more
The novel coronavirus COVID19, caused by the pathogen SARS-CoV-2, is causing a global pandemic, with over 26.9 million cases and 880,000 deaths as of September 6, 2020.1 While there has […]» Read more
To identify the risk factors for re-detectable positivity (RP), and to provide a basis for prevention and control of COVID-19 in children.A retrospective study was performed on all pediatric patients […]» Read more
Due to advances in technology, home ventilation in children has increased in recent years. The provision of proper care for a home-ventilated (HV) child can have a strong impact on […]» Read more
COVID 19 is a global health problem that can result in serious complications. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence and clinical importance of vitamin D deficiency […]» Read more