Elisa Guerrini

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Communication failures in the pre-hospital/hospital interface have been identified as a major preventable cause of patient harm. This interface has not adequately been studied in Italy. In this study, we: (1) evaluated the communication of pre-hospital and hospital providers during handover through the analysis of simulation sessions; (2) identified the(More)
Patients with a blunted or absent nocturnal blood pressure (BP) drop may be subject to increased risk for target organ damage. In this 3-year longitudinal case-control study we tested the hypothesis that an association exists between a reduced or absent night-time fall in BP and a future decline of kidney function in renal hypertensive patients. The case(More)
The simultaneous presence of an ovarian and a normal intrauterine pregnancy is a very rare condition. We report such a case seen as an ovarian cyst during gestation. It was immediately and successfully treated, thus allowing for the normal physiologic continuation of the gestation.
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to identify a reliable tool for the early prognostic stratification of septic patients admitted to the emergency department-high dependency unit (ED-HDU), a clinical setting providing a subintensive level of care; we also estimated the cost saving associated with HDU stay compared with ICU stay. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
INTRODUCTION Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a life-threatening illness with high morbidity and mortality. Echocardiography (ECG) plays an important role in the early identification of right ventricular (RV) dysfunction, making it a helpful tool in identifying hemodynamically stable patients affected by PE with a higher mortality risk. The purpose of this study(More)
The first case involved a 32-year old nullipara who had had a first trimester abortion by curettage. 2 years after receiving a ML Cu 250 IUD, she requested removal of the IUD but the procedure was done in a incomplete fashion: 1 of the arms of the device broke off and stayed in the uterine cavity. Its position was visualized by echography centrally at(More)
Circadian blood pressure (BP) rhythm was prospectively studied by ambulatory 24-h monitoring in normotensive (n = 27) and hypertensive (n = 41) patients with stable progression of chronic renal insufficiency, and in matched control groups (healthy subjects: n = 28 and patients with essential hypertension: n = 47) without renal disease. The follow-up period(More)
BACKGROUND In sepsis, whether the assessment of left ventricular global longitudinal systolic strain (GLS) is feasible and prognostically relevant remains controversial. METHODS AND RESULTS Consecutive patients admitted to a high-dependency observational unit with sepsis or septic shock were evaluated. Left ventricular ejection fraction (EF) by planimetry(More)
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