Giacomo Di Fiore

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BACKGROUND/AIMS Diuretic treatment of ascites could result in intravascular volume depletion, electrolyte imbalance and renal impairment. We investigated whether intravascular volume expansion with albumin exert beneficial effects in cirrhosis with ascites. METHODS In protocol 1, 126 cirrhotic inpatients in whom ascites was not relieved following bed rest(More)
INTRODUCTION The coding of space as near and far is not only determined by arm-reaching distance, but is also dependent on how the brain represents the extension of the body space. Recent reports suggest that the dissociation between reaching and navigational space is not limited to perception and action but also involves memory systems. It has been(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the number of conversions from spinal anesthesia (SA) into general anesthesia (GA) in a large number of patients who underwent surgery over a period of twenty-one years. METHODS From the hospital's database, all surgical procedures performed under SA between January 1, 1988 and December 31, 2008 were(More)
A technique of continuous infusion epidural anesthesia was used during labour in 933 patients divided into three groups according to age: Group A (14-18 years old), Group B (19-35 years old) and Group C (greater than 35 years old). Infusion was carried out using the following system: a PVC pressurized bag containing 0.3% marcain connected to 2 flow(More)
A computerised record was used to collect data following an anesthesiological check-up of pregnant women at approximately 30 weeks of pregnancy. The record was input onto a portable PC in the anesthesia outpatient clinic, memorized on disk (3.5") and then transferred onto a PC network (one PC for each operating theatre) for "real time" consultation of each(More)
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