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The Italian multicentre study on noninvasive ventilation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients with chronic ventilatory failure (CVF) are more likely to develop exacerbations, which are an important determinant of health-related quality of… Expand
Bleeding and pneumonia in intensive care patients given ranitidine and sucralfate for prevention of stress ulcer: meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials
- A. Messori, S. Trippoli, M. Vaiani, M. Gorini, A. Corrado
- BMJ : British Medical Journal
- 4 November 2000
Abstract Objectives: To determine the effectiveness of ranitidine and sucralfate in the prevention of stress ulcer in critical patients and to assess if these treatments affect the risk of nosocomial… Expand
How far is real life from COPD therapy guidelines? An Italian observational study.
BACKGROUND According to the GOLD international guidelines, the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) should be proportional to the severity of airflow obstruction graded according… Expand
Mechanical Insufflation–Exsufflation Improves Outcomes for Neuromuscular Disease Patients with Respiratory Tract Infections
- A. Vianello, A. Corrado, +4 authors M. Bevilacqua
- American journal of physical medicine…
- 1 February 2005
Vianello A, Corrado A, Arcaro G, Gallan F, Ori C, Minuzzo M, Bevilacqua M: Mechanical insufflation–exsufflation improves outcomes for neuromuscular disease patients with respiratory tract infections.… Expand
Withdrawal of inhaled corticosteroids can be safe in COPD patients at low risk of exacerbation: a real-life study on the appropriateness of treatment in moderate COPD patients (OPTIMO)
BackgroundIt has been suggested that withdrawal of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) in COPD patients on maintenance treatment results in deterioration of symptoms, lung function and exacerbations. The… Expand
Costs of the COPD. Differences between intensive care unit and respiratory intermediate care unit.
INTRODUCTION To assess whether respiratory intermediate care units (RICUs) are cost effective alternatives to intensive care units (ICUs) for patients with exacerbation of chronic obstructive… Expand
Long-term oxygen therapy in COPD: evidences and open questions of current indications.
- A. Corrado, T. Renda, S. Bertini
- Monaldi archives for chest disease = Archivio…
- 19 January 2016
Long term oxygen therapy (LTOT) has been shown to improve the survival rate in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) patients with severe resting hypoxemia by NOTT and MRC studies, published… Expand
Respiratory intensive care units in Italy: a national census and prospective cohort study
BACKGROUND In Italy, respiratory intensive care units (RICUs) provide an intermediate level of care between the intensive care unit (ICU) and the general ward for patients with single organ… Expand
Tracheostomy in patients with long-term mechanical ventilation: a survey.
BACKGROUND Tracheostomy is increasingly performed in intensive care units (ICU), with many patients transferred to respiratory ICU (RICU). Indications/timing for closing tracheostomy are discussed.… Expand
Respiratory intermediate care units: a European survey
- A. Corrado, C. Roussos, +16 authors S. Zakynthinos
- European Respiratory Journal
- 1 November 2002
⇓Severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients, especially those with chronic respiratory failure, may frequently require periods of intensive treatment, monitoring, nursing and,… Expand