Elisa Ceriani

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BACKGROUND Sympathetic and parasympathetic systems are considered the principal rapidly reacting systems that control heart rate. METHODS AND RESULTS We propose a symbolic analysis series to quantify the prevalence of sympathetic or parasympathetic cardiac modulation. This analysis decomposes the heart rate variability series in patterns lasting 3 beats(More)
Chest ultrasonography is a useful tool to assess extravascular lung water at bedside. In presence of interstitial-alveolar imbibition, vertical artifacts arising from the pleura are detected; these are called B-lines. Although a positive linear correlation between B-lines and extravascular lung water has been shown in symptomatic heart failure patients, the(More)
SUMMARY BACKGROUND Pretest probability assessment is necessary to identify patients in whom pulmonary embolism (PE) can be safely ruled out by a negative D-dimer without further investigations. OBJECTIVE Review and compare the performance of available clinical prediction rules (CPRs) for PE probability assessment. PATIENTS/METHODS We identified studies(More)
BACKGROUND Low Molecular Weight Heparins (LMWH) are at least as effective antithrombotic drugs as Unfractionated Heparin (UFH). However, it is still unclear whether the safety profiles of LMWH and UFH differ. We performed a systematic review to compare the bleeding risk of fixed dose subcutaneous LMWH and adjusted dose UFH for treatment of venous(More)
In this paper an optimal path planning algorithm for rover navigation is presented. The algorithm is based on an artificial vision system which reconstructs the digital elevation map of the environment through the use of two stereo cameras. On the basis of this digital elevation map the optimal path is generated with a simulated annealing approach. The(More)
Electric non-thermalizing discharges provide promising novel means to induce oxidation of organic pollutants in water. The decomposition of phenol in solutions prepared with deionized (milliQ) and tap water was studied and compared in a Dielectric Barrier Discharge (DBD) reactor. Interestingly, a significant rate increase was found in tap with respect to(More)
BACKGROUND Heart failure (HF) is the leading cause of hospitalization for patients older than 65years, with a 30-day readmission rate of 20-25%. Although several markers have been evaluated to stratify timing of follow-up after an acute decompensation is mostly based on clinical judgment. Lung ultrasound (LUS) has been demonstrated to be a valid tool for(More)