Anna Piccioli

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prognostic value of somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs) in severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) considering both 'awakening' and disability. METHODS SEPs were recorded in 60 severe TBI with duration of acute coma>7 days. N20-P25 amplitudes, their side-to-side asymmetry and CCT were measured. SEPs on each hemisphere were(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare metabolic, nutritional and epidemiological data in two groups of patients, one receiving total enteral nutrition, via nasoenteric tube, and one receiving both enteral and parenteral nutrition. DESIGN A prospective, randomized study. SETTING A general ICU, with both medical and surgical patients, in a big regional University and(More)
HELLP syndrome is a severe complication of pregnancy characterized by microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, hepatic dysfunction and thrombocytopenia. Though delivery is the ultimate therapeutic option, medical treatments, including the use of heparin or corticosteroids, have been employed in the attempt to improve maternal prognosis. The aim of this(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the outcome of two groups of 16 patients with hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low platelets (HELLP) syndrome treated with heparin therapy or treated conservatively in the postpartum period. STUDY DESIGN This is a retrospective cohort study comparing 16 consecutive patients with HELLP syndrome admitted to the ICU at the(More)
Two cases (a 57-year-old man and an 18-year-old girl) of bilateral massive adrenal hemorrhage (BMAH) due to sepsis (Streptococcus pneumoniae and Neisseira meningitidis, respectively) are reported. At admission, the man presented with fever, severe hypotension, hyperazotemia, acidosis, normonatremia and hypocoagulability, while the girl with severe(More)
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