Antonella Pedrini

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An optimal active-can lead configuration during implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) placement is important to obtain an adequate defibrillation safety margin. The purpose of this multicenter study was to evaluate the rate of the first shock success at defibrillation testing according to the type of lead implant (single vs. dual coil) and shock(More)
BACKGROUND The association between Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) and mortality varies from study to study, and its entity is uncertain due a considerable variation in the attributable mortality. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between VAP frequency and mortality in a cohort of mechanically ventilated patients. METHODS A(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence of subclinical hypothyroidism (SH) among children, by using levothyroxine low dosage as disease proxy, and to describe prescription pattern. DESIGN An historical cohort study was performed through administrative databases of 12 Italian Local Health Units covering 3,079,141 inhabitants. A cohort of children (aged 0-13(More)
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