Eleonora Zaccaria

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The aim of the study was to determine whether intermittent positive pressure ventilation (IPPV), delivered either by nasal mask or by tracheostomy, is able to improve alveolar gas exchange in kyphoscoliotic patients with respiratory failure. We evaluated 17 patients, 10 females and 7 males, aged 52 +/- 12 (mean +/- SD) yrs. Eight had severe respiratory(More)
Background: Universally accepted and validated instruments for predicting the outcome of patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) with severe dyspnoea do not exist so far, nor are they regularly used by the emergency physicians. This study hence aimed to establish whether red blood cell distribution width (RDW) may be a predictive parameter of(More)
BACKGROUND Universally accepted and validated instruments for predicting the outcome of patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) with severe dyspnoea do not exist so far, nor are they regularly used by the emergency physicians. This study hence aimed to establish whether red blood cell distribution width (RDW) may be a predictive parameter of(More)
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