Alessandra Bachetoni

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INTRODUCTION Recent clinical data suggest that early administration of vasopressin analogues may be advantageous compared to a last resort therapy. However, it is still unknown whether vasopressin and terlipressin are equally effective for hemodynamic support in septic shock. The aim of the present prospective, randomized, controlled pilot trial study was,(More)
INTRODUCTION Previous findings suggest that a delayed administration of phenylephrine replacing norepinephrine in septic shock patients causes a more pronounced hepatosplanchnic vasoconstriction as compared with norepinephrine. Nevertheless, a direct comparison between the two study drugs has not yet been performed. The aim of the present study was,(More)
INTRODUCTION The best modality, for continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) is currently uncertain and it is poorly understood how transport of different solutes, whether convective or diffusive, changes over time. METHODS We conducted a prospective cross over study in a cohort of critically ill patients, comparing small (urea and creatinine) and(More)
Serum protein electrophoresis (SPE), used to identify mon-oclonal gammopathies, is generally performed using the " gold standard " agarose gel as migration support (AGE). However, despite being semi-automated, this electrophore-sis technique remains labour-intensive, meaning analytical performance and throughput are limited. Hence fully automated capillary(More)
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