Fabrizia Pallavicino

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OBJECTIVE Because it is necessary to maintain controlled hypotension during middle ear surgery in order to avoid bleeding and as it is known that cochlear blood flow (CBF) is related to blood pressure (BP), it is useful to evaluate CBF modifications induced by anaesthetics in order to prevent cochlear damage. The aim of this paper is to evaluate, using(More)
OBJECTIVE The term "microscopic colitis" includes lymphocytic colitis (LC) and collagenous colitis, bearing common clinical presentation distinguishable only by histopathological examination of colonic biopsies. This study reports on demographic and clinical characteristics, and outcome of a cohort of patients with LC. METHODS Demographic, clinical and(More)
Laser-Doppler flowetry is actually the method of choice in cochlear blood flow measurement. The Authors analyze, by means of laser doppler flowmetry, the effect of isoflurane, an anesthetic drug with an hypotensive effect, on cochlear blood flow on 10 patients submitted to miringoplasty. A slight increase of cochlear blood flow was recorded in each subject(More)
OBJECTIVES Correct positioning of a floating mass transducer during middle ear implant surgery is often problematic. With the use of monitored anesthesia care (MAC), however, deep sedation is maintained during surgery, followed by conscious sedation in which the patient can respond to test questions that investigate correct device position and function. The(More)
AIM Because of the multifactorial pathogenesis of functional dyspepsia, strategies alternative to antacid therapy are being sought for treating the disorder. This prospective study evaluated the benefit of treatment with a dietary integrator composed of sodium alginate, sodium bicarbonate, bromelin and essential oils. METHODS The study population included(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES In up to 80% of cases primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is associated with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). The efficacy of azathioprine (AZA), in the maintenance of remission of IBD has been suggested by several studies. However, AZA tends to exter varied well-known toxicity. Since the rate of hepato-pancreatic side-effects(More)
BACKGROUND It has been confirmed that middle latency auditory-evoked potentials are good indicators of the hypnotic level in patients undergoing general anesthesia. The focal point for the evocation of auditory-evoked potentials is the presence of a serviceable hearing function. The aim of the study was to evaluate the limit of hearing loss above which the(More)
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