G. Rattazzi

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To describe the accuracy and the reproducibility of the thermodilution flow measurements obtained using 3 commercially available cardiac output computers commonly used in intensive care units. An experimental “in vitro” study. Twelve different values of control flow (Qctr) were measured (Qmsr) using 3 different cardiac output computers (Abbott Critical Care(More)
IL-2 is given to patients with advanced melanoma or renal carcinoma. However this therapy is accompanied by severe side effects including the VLS that closely resembles septic shock.In order to investigate the pathogenesis of the symptoms observed we took 8 longitudinal plasma samples from 20 patients during the first 24 hours after administration of IL-2.(More)
The use of extrinsic PEEP (PEEPe) in patients with auto-PEEP (AP) can reduce the respiratory work during weaning from mechanical ventilation. However, the application of PEEPe can produce a certain level of hyperinflation, an undesirable effect which can limit the efficacy of the reduction of respiratory work. The objective of the present study has been to(More)
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