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July 29, 1933

ITALY

JAMA. 1933;101(5):382. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740300050024

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Abstract

Meeting of Pediatricians  The Società italiana di pediatria, chapter of Venezia Euganea, met at Padua under the chairmanship of Professor Allaria, on the fiftieth anniversary of the creation of the chair of pediatrics in Padua, which was the first to be established in Italy.Baccichetti of Treviso analyzed the 506 cases of laryngeal diphtheria admitted to the hospital from 1927 to 1932. In the 446 cases of intubation, not one was dismissed with chronic laryngeal stenosis secondary to intubation. The tube remained in the larynx in some cases more than a month; nevertheless, in no case was a cicatrix observable. Short tubes that were easy to remove were employed. No recourse was had to secondary tracheotomy, the operator preferring, if necessary, to increase gradually the caliber of the tube. Of the 446 patients in whom intubation was performed (thirty-six of whom were under 1 year of age), twenty-eight died.Professor

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