Novembre 2002 - Volume XXI - numero 9

Medico e Bambino


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Valutazione e miglioramento della qualità delle cure pediatriche ospedaliere in Angola

S. Pivetta1,4, L. Bernardino2, M. Correia2, C. Freitas2, I. Neves3, G. Tamburlini4

1Direzione Generale per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo, Italia
2Hospital Pediatrico de Luanda, Angola;
3Direcçao Provincial de Saude, Luanda, Angola;
4IRCCS Burlo Garofolo, Trieste, Italia

ASSESSING AND IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF PAEDIATRIC HOSPITAL CARE IN ANGOLA

Key words: Paediatric hospital care

A project aimed at improving the quality of paediatric hospital care in the Luanda Province (Angola) was carried out with the support of the Italian governmental aid agency. The first step was to assess the quality of care through a standardised tool, based on WHO guidelines for paediatric hospital care. The critical areas identified as priorities were: emergency triage, case-management of severe cases of ARI, diarrhoea and malaria, monitoring practices and access of mothers to hospital wards. The interventions included: involvement of mothers in hospital care, improved emergency triage practices, the development of case management protocols for the most severe conditions, revision of monitoring routines and availability of oxygen. The participatory nature of the assessment and the priority setting process were key factors in building awareness and commitment. Furthermore, the project raised general issues, such as availability of essential drugs, training of personnel, and the role of nurses, all of which were brought to the attention of the national authorities. A national plan of action is now underway.

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Valutazione e miglioramento della qualità delle cure pediatriche ospedaliere in Angola. Medico e Bambino 2002;21(9):605-606 https://www.medicoebambino.com/?id=0209_605.pdf

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Prevalenza del disturbo da deficit dell’attenzione con iperattività: una ricerca sul campo, a Roma

S. Corbo1, F. Marolla1, V. Sarno1, M.G. Torrioli2, S. Vernacotola2

1Pediatri di libera scelta, ASL Roma;
2Neuropsichiatria infantile, Università Cattolica, Roma

PREVALENCE OF ATTENTION DEFICIT WITH HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER: ON-SITE RESEARCH BY FAMILY PAEDIATRICIANS IN ROME

Key words: ADHD, Epidemiology

Over 9 months, 3 family paediatricians identified through 6 simple screening questions and a checklist 19 children, out of 794 referred to their office, who fulfilled the ADHD criteria. Out of these children, 16 were reassessed by an infantile neuro-psychiatrist. Diagnosis was confirmed in 12 cases (10 males, 2 females). The sample prevalence was 1.7% (CI 95% = 0.85-2.35).

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Prevalenza del disturbo da deficit dell’attenzione con iperattività: una ricerca sul campo, a Roma. Medico e Bambino 2002;21(9):605-606 https://www.medicoebambino.com/?id=0209_605.pdf

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Malaria: diagnosi tempestiva

A. Di Comite, A. Perrone, R. Chakrokh, P. Salvago, A. Corsini, P. Minelli, M. Maldini*

UO Pediatria, *Dipartimento di Patologia Clinica, Ospedale Bentivoglio, ASL Bologna Nord

MALARIA: EARLY DIAGNOSIS

Key words: Malaria, Plasmodium falciparum, Diagnosis

Report of a malaria case (temperature, convulsions, anaemia, splenomegaly) back from a trip to Africa.

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Malaria: diagnosi tempestiva. Medico e Bambino 2002;21(9):606 https://www.medicoebambino.com/?id=0209_605.pdf

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Rash e artrite: una piccola epidemia familiare

F. Marchetti, E. Barbi, S. Centuori, P. Iaschi, A. Lenhardt*, I. Bruno, L. Lepore, G. Longo

Clinica Pediatrica, IRCCS Burlo Garofolo, Università di Trieste;* Pediatra di famiglia, ASL Trieste

RASH AND ARTHRITIS: A SMALL FAMILY EPIDEMIC

Key words: Parvovirus B19, Arthritis

Report of 3 family cases of atypical rash with polyarthritis. The disease first appeared in a female child and then, after about a week, in her parents. Documented aetiology: Parvovirus B19.

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Rash e artrite: una piccola epidemia familiare. Medico e Bambino 2002;21(9):606 https://www.medicoebambino.com/?id=0209_605.pdf


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