Antonio Reppucci

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A new polyvinyl chloride (PVC) blood storage container, PL 2209, plasticized with butyryl-n-trihexyl-citrate (BTHC) instead of diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) was used for in vitro and in vivo studies. Whole blood and red cell concentrates drawn on CPDA-1 were stored 42 days at 1-6 degrees C. Various biochemical parameters were tested and compared to those(More)
We establish criteria for anesthetic forehead flap reconstructions and evaluate the effect of mathematical models and computer simulation of the operation in preoperative and perioperative planning. We study a case series of 13 patients in an academic tertiary referral medical center. Most patients had nasal defects after Mohs' surgery for tumor ablation.(More)
The effect of storage of platelets in a new polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic material with a butyryl-n-trihexyl citrate (BTHC) plasticizer (PL 2209) was evaluated. The PL 1240 container, i.e. PVC plastic with a different plasticizer, tri-(ethylhexyl)-tri-mellitate, was used as a reference. Measurements of pH, pO2, pCO2, glucose, lactate, adenosine(More)
BACKGROUND Prestorage white cell (WBC) reduction in blood components may decrease the incidence of adverse reactions and improve component quality. A bottom-and-top system with an integral third-generation WBC-reduction filter has been studied. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS Whole blood was collected from 30 healthy donors: from 20 by using a blood container(More)
BACKGROUND Extensive studies have been conducted on the in vitro effects of diaspirin-crosslinked hemoglobin (DCLHb) in biochemical, hematologic, hemostatic, and blood banking (immunohematologic) methods. The absence of red cell antigens or plasma and/or serum antibodies allows DCLHb to be used as "universal-donor" material. This study evaluates the effects(More)
Blood collection and component preparation have been performed in integrally connected multiple plastic containers made with a new plastic. This polyvinylchloride (PVC) container plasticized with butyryl-n-trihexyl-citrate (BTHC) is a new material for blood storage; it contains no di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP). After removal of plasma and buffy coat, the(More)
Currently the European satellites ERS-2 and ENVISAT are flying on the same orbit with a time separation of 30 minutes. In this presentation pairs of the respective synthetic aperture radar data are analyzed with respect to different atmospheric and oceanic processes. The presented results were obtained in the framework of the ESA AO project COTAR. The(More)
The presented study was carried out in the framework of the AO project COTAR (ID 3183). A new approach is described to extend the point by point approach taken in most previous studies about SAR wind retrieval. The idea is to analyse the spatial dynamics of the SAR derived two dimensional (2-D) wind fields by estimating quantities like the 2-D divergence or(More)