Adriana Paolicchi

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Over the last decade, there has been a heightened awareness and an increase in the amount of literature being published on recognition and prediction of the difficult airway. During the preoperative evaluation of the airway, a thorough history and physical specifically related to the airway should be performed. Various measurements of anatomic features and(More)
The aim of these recommendations is the revision of data published in 2002 in the "SIAARTI Recommendations for acute postoperative pain treatment". In this version, the SIAARTI Study Group for acute and chronic pain decided to grade evidence based on the "modified Delphi" method with 5 levels of recommendation strength. Analgesia is a fundamental right of(More)
Major hepatectomy (MH) is often considered the only possible approach for colorectal liver metastasis (CRLM) at the hepato-caval confluence (CC), but it is associated with high morbidity and mortality. With the aim to reduce MH, we developed the "minor-but-complex" (MbC) technique, which consists in the resection of less than 3 adjacent liver segments with(More)
SIAARTI Study Group for Acute/Chronic Pain A treatment of postoperative pain is known to contribute significantly to the improvement of perioperative morbidity, as measured in terms of incidence of postoperative complications, hospital days, and lower costs, especially in atrisk patients (ASA III-V) undergoing major surgery 1 (Level A). Of equal importance(More)
BACKGRAUND Pain is the primary reason for admission to the Emergency Department (ED). However, the management of pain in this setting is often inadequate because of opiophagia, fear of excessive sedation, and fear of compromising an adequate clinical assessment. METHODS An intersociety consensus conference was held in 2010 on the assessment and treatment(More)
Introduction.  It is acknowledged that the way patients cope with pain may influence treatment outcome. In particular, psychological factors are deemed important when considering patients for suitability for spinal cord stimulation (SCS). Objective.  The aim of the study is to observe how pre-implantation psychological characteristics impact the(More)
UNLABELLED Acute pain treatment after surgery or trauma, when inadequate, contributes to increased morbidity and prolonged in hospital stay. Acute postoperative pain management can be realised by application of treatment protocols and the regular assessment of the patients clinical conditions. The aim of the ACUTE PAIN SERVICE (APS) is to plan postoperative(More)
Superficial cervical plexus block in association with laryngeal mask for the airways control has improved the postoperative outcome, in comparison with a previous group in general anaesthesia, performed by the same equipment. The local anaesthetic infiltration as a preemptive analgesia give us good evidences in pain control. The laryngeal mask contributes(More)