G. Della Rocca

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Anticoagulant prophylaxis for preventing venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a worldwide established procedure in hip and knee replacement surgery, as well as in the treatment of femoral neck fractures (FNF). Different guidelines are available in the literature, with quite different recommendations. None of them is a multidisciplinary effort as the one(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiac output (CO) can be measured intermittently by bolus thermodilution methods in the pulmonary artery (COpa) or in the aorta (COart). A continuous thermodilution method (CCO) and a method for continuous estimation using the arterial pulse wave (PCCO) are also available. METHODS We compared two methods of intermittent CO measurements in(More)
Pain remains one of the main reasons for medical consultation worldwide: moderate- to severe-intensity pain occurs in 19% of adult Europeans, seriously affecting the quality of their social and working lives. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are not recommended for long-term use and a careful surveillance to monitor for toxicity and efficacy is(More)
UNLABELLED In this study, during lung transplantation, we analyzed a conventional preload index, the pulmonary artery occlusion pressure (PAOP), and a new preload index, the intrathoracic blood volume index (ITBVI), derived from the single-indicator transpulmonary dilution technique (PiCCO System), with respect to stroke volume index (SVIpa). We also(More)
We assessed the occurrence of neurological signs and symptoms in adult patients with celiac disease and evaluated the correlation between neurological features and diet. A total of 176 patients and 52 age-matched controls underwent a semistructural interview and a neurologic examination. The effect of gluten-free diet was evaluated by comparing the(More)
AIM To study adrenomedullin (AM) plasma levels in patients with severe lung disease and to analyze the relationship between AM and heart changes, hemodynamics and blood gases. METHODS Case control study of 56 patients (36 men, 20 women) with severe lung disease and 9 control subjects (7 men, 2 women). Patients with end-stage pulmonary disease, including(More)
We describe a 6-year-old child who presented the phenotype of cri-du-chat disease. The study of her caryotype confirmed an interstitial deletion of the short arm of chromosome 5. The neurological examination showed mental retardation, behavioral disturbances and features of cerebellar and cortico-spinal impairment. The MRI scan of the brain showed(More)
Common cypress is widespread throughout the Mediterranean area, where since ancient times, it has been used as a multipurpose tree. In the past, cypress woods were also greatly exploited as a source of strong and durable timber, but nowadays, the availability of cypress timber is extremely limited. The creation of new cypress plantations with properly(More)