Dario Caldiroli

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PURPOSE To prospectively determine the sensitivity and specificity of functional magnetic resonance (MR) imaging for mapping language and motor functions in patients with a focal mass adjacent to eloquent cortex, by using intraoperative electrocortical mapping (ECM) as the reference standard. MATERIALS AND METHODS The ethics committee approved the study,(More)
Reliable data on large cohorts of patients with glioblastoma are needed because such studies differ importantly from trials that have a strong bias toward the recruitment of younger patients with a higher performance status. We analyzed the outcome of 676 patients with histologically confirmed newly diagnosed glioblastoma who were treated consecutively at a(More)
BACKGROUND The predictive value of the El-Ganzouri risk index (EGRI) for difficult intubation has been evaluated using Macintosh laryngoscopy as reference standard. The Glidescope videolaryngoscope provides improved visualization of the glottis. We studied the predictive value of the EGRI using videolaryngoscopy as reference standard. METHODS Data from(More)
BACKGROUND An El Ganzouri risk index test (EGRI) score of seven and the ability to achieve difficult laryngeal exposure with the GlideScope® may represent a highly predictive decisional threshold. Hence, we hypothesized that a new difficult airways algorithm that is EGRI- and GlideScope®-based may enable tracheal intubation in every patient. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this retrospective study was to determine the efficacy of a sequential approach meant to rescue failed chloral hydrate sedation and to obtain a low rate of adverse events along with predictable timings in neurologically impaired children undergoing magnetic resonance imaging. METHODS We retrospectively evaluated 1104 chloral(More)
BACKGROUND The interaction between operators and their working environment during laryngoscopy is poorly understood. Numerous studies have focused on the forces applied to the patient's airway during laryngoscopy, but only a few authors have addressed operator muscle activity and workload. We tested whether different devices (Glidescope(®) and Macintosh)(More)
Preclinical studies demonstrated that erythropoietin is neuroprotective in different models of peripheral and central nervous system diseases. We investigated safety and tolerability of recombinant human erythropoietin (rhEPO) in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). We performed a phase II double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study. After screening,(More)
Although videolaryngoscopy can provide excellent views of the laryngeal structures as both the primary method of tracheal intubation and as a rescue technique for difficult direct laryngoscopy, the existing literature is inadequate to define expertise or even competence. We observed the performance of nine trainees during 890 intubations, with an additional(More)
OBJECT Incident reporting systems are universally recognized as important tools for quality improvement in all complex adaptive systems, including the operating room. Nevertheless, introducing a safety culture among neurosurgeons is a slow process, and few studies are available in the literature regarding the implementation of an incident reporting system(More)
We report the results of deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the globus pallidus internus (GPi) in 12 patients with childhood-onset generalized dystonia refractory to medication, including 3 patients with status dystonicus. There were 8 patients who had DYT1-negative primary dystonia, 1 had DYT1-positive dystonia, and 3 had symptomatic dystonia. Stimulation was(More)