Antonella Giannotti

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It has been suggested that anxiety may be a critical factor in certain forms of non-opioid environmental analgesia. Furthermore, age has been reported to increase the anxiety levels in rats as measured in the elevated plus-maze. In the present investigation 10 young (3 months), 10 middle-aged (14-16 months) and 10 old (28-30 months) male Wistar rats were(More)
In patients with head injury, endotracheal suctioning (ETS) is a potentially dangerous procedure, because it can increase intracranial pressure (ICP). The purpose of this prospective nonrandomized study was to evaluate the impact of ETS on intracranial dynamics in the acute phase of head injury. Seventeen patients with severe head injury (Glasgow Coma Score(More)
BACKGROUND Cytogenetic evidence suggests that the haploinsufficiency of > or =1 gene located in 8p23 behaves as a dominant mutation, impairing heart differentiation and leading to a wide spectrum of congenital heart defects (CHDs), including conotruncal lesions, atrial septal defects, atrioventricular canal defects, and pulmonary valve stenosis. An 8p(More)
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