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Blood flow assessment employing Doppler techniques is a useful procedure in pregnancy evaluation, as it may predict pregnancy disorders coursing with increased uterine vascular impedance, as pre-eclampsia. While the local causes are unknown, emphasis has been put on reactive oxygen species (ROS) excessive production. As NADPH oxidase (NOX) is a ROS(More)
The aim of this study was to construct reference ranges for the uterine artery (UtA) mean pulsatility (PI) and resistance (RI) indices from 1-8 weeks postpartum. A prospective, cross-sectional, and observational study was performed with 320 healthy women from week 1 through week 8 postpartum. UtAs were examined transvaginally using colour and pulsed Doppler(More)
Emerging evidence suggests that hypertonic saline (HTS) is efficient in decreasing intracranial pressure (ICP). However there is no consensus about its interaction with brain hemodynamics and oxygenation. In this study, we investigated brain response to HTS bolus with multimodal monitoring after severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). We included 18(More)
BACKGROUND Kidney hyperfiltration with augmented renal clearance is frequently observed in patients with traumatic brain injury. The aim of this study is to report preliminary findings about the relationship between brain autoregulation impairment, estimated kidney glomerular filtration rate and outcome in critically ill patients after severe traumatic(More)
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