L Corvaglia


Affiliation: University of Bologna
Country: Italy


  1. Corvaglia L, Battistini B, Paoletti V, Aceti A, Capretti M, Faldella G. Near-infrared reflectance analysis to evaluate the nitrogen and fat content of human milk in neonatal intensive care units. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2008;93:F372-5 pubmed publisher
    ..NIRA can be used as a quick and reliable tool for routine monitoring of macronutrient content of human milk and for devising individualised human milk fortification regimens in the feeding of very premature infants. ..
  2. Aceti A, Beghetti I, Maggio L, Martini S, Faldella G, Corvaglia L. Filling the Gaps: Current Research Directions for a Rational Use of Probiotics in Preterm Infants. Nutrients. 2018;10: pubmed publisher
    ..Last, in light of increasing commercial and public interests, the long-term effect of routine consumption of probiotics in such a vulnerable population should be also evaluated. ..
  3. Corvaglia L, Aceti A, Paoletti V, Mariani E, Patrono D, Ancora G, et al. Standard fortification of preterm human milk fails to meet recommended protein intake: Bedside evaluation by Near-Infrared-Reflectance-Analysis. Early Hum Dev. 2010;86:237-40 pubmed publisher
    ..HM protein content after standard fortification fails to meet the recommended intake for preterm infants in approximately half of the cases. ..
  4. Corvaglia L, Zama D, Spizzichino M, Aceti A, Mariani E, Capretti M, et al. The frequency of apneas in very preterm infants is increased after non-acid gastro-esophageal reflux. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2011;23:303-7, e152 pubmed publisher
    ..Non-acid GER is responsible for a variable amount of AOP detected after-GER: this novel finding must be taken into consideration when a therapeutic strategy for this common problem is planned. ..
  5. Corvaglia L, Spizzichino M, Aceti A, Legnani E, Mariani E, Martini S, et al. A thickened formula does not reduce apneas related to gastroesophageal reflux in preterm infants. Neonatology. 2013;103:98-102 pubmed publisher
    ..It reduced acid GER features but had no effect on non-acid GER indexes. Future research should focus on exploring different conservative strategies to treat GER-related apneas in preterm infants. ..
  6. Martini S, Tumietto F, Sciutti R, Greco L, Faldella G, Corvaglia L. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus mandibular osteomyelitis in an extremely low birth weight preterm infant. Ital J Pediatr. 2015;41:54 pubmed publisher
    ..Microbiological diagnosis should always be attempted and antibiotic treatment should be guided by both susceptibility results and clinical response. ..
  7. Aceti A, Gori D, Barone G, Callegari M, Di Mauro A, Fantini M, et al. Probiotics for prevention of necrotizing enterocolitis in preterm infants: systematic review and meta-analysis. Ital J Pediatr. 2015;41:89 pubmed publisher
  8. Aceti A, Gori D, Barone G, Callegari M, Fantini M, Indrio F, et al. Probiotics and Time to Achieve Full Enteral Feeding in Human Milk-Fed and Formula-Fed Preterm Infants: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Nutrients. 2016;8: pubmed publisher
    ..However, if confirmed in further studies, the 3-days reduction in time to achieve FEF in exclusively HM-fed preterm infants might have significant implications for their clinical management. ..
  9. Corvaglia L, Mariani E, Aceti A, Galletti S, Faldella G. Extensively hydrolyzed protein formula reduces acid gastro-esophageal reflux in symptomatic preterm infants. Early Hum Dev. 2013;89:453-5 pubmed publisher
    ..Future research should focus on the evaluation of an eHPF adequate for preterm infants in improving clinical symptoms of GER. ..

More Information


  1. Aceti A, Maggio L, Beghetti I, Gori D, Barone G, Callegari M, et al. Probiotics Prevent Late-Onset Sepsis in Human Milk-Fed, Very Low Birth Weight Preterm Infants: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Nutrients. 2017;9: pubmed publisher
    ..Further efforts are required to clarify the relationship between probiotics supplementation, HM, and feeding practices in preterm infants. ..
  2. Indrio F, Riezzo G, Giordano P, Ficarella M, Miolla M, Martini S, et al. Effect of a Partially Hydrolysed Whey Infant Formula Supplemented with Starch and Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 17938 on Regurgitation and Gastric Motility. Nutrients. 2017;9: pubmed publisher