Elias Ceravola

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The aim of this randomised, prospective, blinded study was to evaluate if stimulating catheters can decrease the minimum effective anaesthetic volume in 50% of patients during lumbar plexus block using mepivacaine 1.5% compared with standard catheters. Fifty-eight patients of ASA physical status 1-3 were randomly allocated to receive a lumbar plexus block(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Major improvements in perioperative care and immunobiology have not abated the risk for severe pulmonary complications after solid-organ transplantation. The aim of this study is to update information on infectious and noninfectious pulmonary complications after solid-organ transplantation, addressing epidemiology, risk factors, diagnostic(More)
Methods Tunnelled central venous (for fluid administration) and arterial (for BP monitoring/blood sampling) lines were inserted into male Wistar rats under isoflurane anaesthesia. Sepsis was induced 24h later by i.p. injection of faecal slurry. Fluid resuscitation was commenced at 2h post-slurry. Cardiac output was assessed by echocardiography. Animals(More)
OBJECTIVES To characterize the temporal pattern of a panel of blood and urinary biomarkers in an animal model of fecal peritonitis and recovery. DESIGN Prospective observational animal study. SETTING University research laboratory. SUBJECTS Male Wistar rats. INTERVENTIONS A fluid-resuscitated, long-term (3 d) rat model of sepsis (fecal peritonitis)(More)
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