Flavio Bassi

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Ten patients with acute respiratory failure (ARF), (4 pneumonia, 4 sepsis, 2 polytrauma), underwent computerized tomography (CT) of the lungs, (apex, hilum, base), at 5, 10, 15 cm H2O positive end expiratory pressure (PEEP). The ARF lungs, on CT scan, appeared as a patchwork of normal and dense areas with generally well defined boundaries. Most of the(More)
A 48-year-old woman who underwent emergency cardiac surgery for removal of a thrombus partially occluding the mitral valve, developed pulmonary hypertension right ventricular failure and systemic hypotension, in the immediate postoperative period, a clinical condition not well controlled by high doses of epinephrine and dobutamine. The addition of a(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to investigate the haemodynamic changes that follow the appearance of pruritus during vancomycin administration. METHODS We studied 50 patients scheduled for coronary artery bypass surgery, and we compared data from patients who exhibited pruritus with those from patients who did not. After the monitoring devices had(More)
BACKGROUND We reviewed our experience with the transluminal placement of the Djumbodis system in the aortic arch and isthmus in patients with type A acute aortic dissection to assess its impact on true and false aortic lumen evolution. METHODS Between January 2005 and September 2009, 50 patients underwent surgery for type A acute aortic dissection.(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of the present study was to evaluate the haemodynamic effects of passive leg elevation on the right ventricular function in two groups of patients, one with a normal right ventricular ejection fraction (RVEF) and one with a reduced RVEF. METHODS Twenty coronary patients undergoing elective coronary artery bypass grafting surgery were(More)
OBJECTIVES The first aim of the present study was to evaluate the pre- and postoperative B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels in patients undergoing surgery for repair of an infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and analyze their power as a predictor of in-hospital cardiac events. The second aim was to evaluate the association among pre- and(More)
INTRODUCTION Surgical resection represents the only therapeutic action having a radical intent for the treatment of resectable esophageal neoplasms. Minimally invasive esophagectomy for esophageal cancer is being more and more frequently performed. Few cases of esophagectomy after pneumonectomy have been described in the literature, and, to our knowledge,(More)