Antonietta Costa

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BACKGROUND We studied postoperative mortality and morbidity after coronary artery bypass graft surgery performed using the mini-extracorporeal circulation (MECC) system. METHODS From June 2001 to June 2002, we randomly enrolled 60 patients who underwent isolated elective coronary artery bypass graft surgery, and were operated on with the MECC system (30(More)
The lateral Trendelenburg position (LTP) may hinder the primary pathophysiologic mechanism of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). We investigated whether placing patients in the LTP would reduce the incidence of VAP in comparison with the semirecumbent position (SRP). This was a randomized, multicenter, controlled study in invasively ventilated(More)
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