Antonella Paladini

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The aim of this double-blind randomized study was to evaluate the optimal intravenous dose of clonidine administrated during the peri-operative period, after lumbar hemilaminectomy for herniated disk repair. The "optimal intravenous dose" was defined as that providing minimal analgesic request, stable haemodynamic profile and a minimal sedation score during(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to assess the usefulness of a lipid formulation containing a physical mixture of medium (MCT) and long chain triglycerides (LCT) compared with a long chain triglycerides emulsion in patients affected by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with acute respiratory failure. METHODS Twenty-four patients requiring mechanical(More)
The World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for the treatment of cancer pain recommend nonopioid analgesics as first-line therapy, so-called "weak" analgesics combined with nonopioid analgesics as second-line therapy, and so-called "strong" opioids (with nonopioid analgesics) only as third-line therapy. However, these guidelines can be questioned with(More)
AIMS Uraemia is a disease characterised by a significant oxidative stress, and it is a wide agreement that oxidative stress which accompanies uraemia, increases the inflammatory state and promotes the alterations of tiny molecules such as amino acids, proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates. There are numerous records of how ROS are connected to the pathology(More)
BACKGROUND A growing body of evidence suggests that neuroinflammation, which is characterized by infiltration of immune cells, activation of mast cells and glial cells, and production of inflammatory mediators in the peripheral and central nervous systems, has an important role in the induction and maintenance of chronic pain. These findings support the(More)
INTRODUCTION Fibromyalgia syndrome (FM) is characterized by persistent pain which is often refractory to common analgesic therapies and is particularly disabling. The objective of this study was to evaluate the therapeutic efficacy of duloxetine (DLX) + pregabalin (PGB) in patients suffering from FM and the possible added benefit of the lipid signaling(More)
OBJECTIVES The treatment of acute pain in the prehospital emergency setting remains a significant problem. We evaluated the incidence, site, and possible cause of acute pain in the prehospital period and also the current state of prehospital pain management by evaluating analgesic availability in emergency vehicles in Italy. METHODS First aid volunteers(More)
Current knowledge on pathogenesis of osteoarticular pain, as well as the consequent several, especially on the gastrointestinal, renal, and cardiovascular systems, side effects of NSAIDs, makes it difficult to perform an optimal management of this mixed typology of pain. This is especially observable in elderly patients, the most frequently affected by(More)
Candida albicans organisms isolated from the oral cavities of healthy carriers (26 individuals) and compromised hosts (40 human immunodeficiency virus [HIV]-seropositive patients, all showing symptomatic oral candidiasis) were compared by resolving chromosome-sized DNA molecules into electrophoretic karyotypes. Seven- to 10-band electrophoretic patterns(More)
BACKGROUND Efficacy of epidural local anesthetics plus steroids for the treatment of cervicobrachial pain is uncertain. METHODS A prospective study randomized 160 patients with cervicobrachial pain resistant to conventional therapy. Patients were divided into 4 groups on the basis of the time between pain onset and treatment initiation: group A, 40(More)