Alma Ciaschi

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Although ropivacaine has been extensively studied for epidural anesthesia, very few reports exist on brachial plexus block. We therefore decided to investigate the clinical features of axillary brachial plexus anesthesia with two different concentrations of ropivacaine (0.5% and 0.75%) and to compare the results with those obtained(More)
L. BERTINI 1, G. SAVOIA 2, A. DE NICOLA 3, G. IVANI 4, E. GRAVINO 5, A. ALBANI 6, F. ALEMANNO 7 A. BARBATI 8, B. BORGHI 9, F. BORROMETI 10, A. CASATI 11, D. CELLENO 12, A. CIASCHI 1 A. CORCIONE 13, P. DE NEGRI 14, P. DI BENEDETTO 15, M. EVANGELISTA 16, G. FANELLI 11, P. GROSSI 17 M. LORETO 8, E. MARGARIA 18, P. MASTRONARDI 5, C. MATTIA 19, F. NICOSIA 20, M.(More)
BACKGROUND Ropivacaine is a new local anaesthetic, which compared to bupivacaine is less toxic and shows greater sensory and motor block dissociation. We hypothesised that treatment of postoperative pain with a combined regimen of continuous epidural infusion and Patient-Controlled Epidural Analgesia (PCEA) using ropivacaine could have given better results(More)
BACKGROUND Day surgery should take place in appropriate organizational settings. In the presence of high volumes, the organizational models of the Lazio Region are represented by either Day Surgery Units within continuous-cycle hospitals or day-cycle Day Surgery Centers. This pilot study presents the regional volumes provided in 2010 and the additional(More)
RATIONALE AND AIMS Concerns with patient safety have increased interest in approaches to improving doctors' performance, yet dissemination of clinical guidelines and conventional continuing medical education have often failed. This study investigated the effects of an educational program based on reflection upon experience on the quality of care for(More)
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