Giancarlo Zanforlin

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Objective. To compare the mortality of critically ill patients given either enteral feeding with an immune-enhancing formula or parenteral nutrition (PN). We report the results of a planned interim analysis on patients with severe sepsis which was undertaken earlier than planned once a meta-analysis suggested excess mortality in patients with severe sepsis(More)
Objective. To identify objective trends of the course of illness that might be used as benchmarks in the auditing of the organization/performance of Intensive Care Units (ICU). Design. Retrospective analysis. Patients and setting. A group of 12,615 patients and 55,464 patient-days prospectively collected in 89 ICUs of 12 European countries. Methods. The(More)
We compared early parenteral nutrition (PN) and early enteral immunonutrition (iEN) in critically ill patients, distinguishing those with and without severe sepsis or septic shock (SS) on admission to intensive care units (ICUs). Multicenter, randomized, unblinded clinical trial in 33 Italian general ICUs. The study included 326 patients, 287 of whom did(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe a generalized myopathic disorder occurred in the convalescence phase of illness of a critically ill patient. SETTING Neurological Intensive Care Unit. PATIENT A 43-year-old man with acute leukoencephalopathy and severe sepsis complicated by sustained and prolonged cardiovascular, respiratory and renal failure. After 15 days of(More)
Background. Systemic capillary leak syndrome (SCLS) is a rare disorder characterized by unexplained, recurrent episodes of transient, abrupt increase in endothelial permeability, leading to severe hypotension, generalized edema, and hemoconcentration. Case Report. We report the case of a patient suffering from systemic capillary leak syndrome and present a(More)
BACKGROUND This retrospective overview examines the management of patients with temporary open abdomen (OA). METHODS The clinical characteristics and intensive care treatment of 34 consecutive patients with OA (1996-2012) were reviewed. RESULTS Average age was 61 years, SAPS II score 43, SOFA 8. Two patients had non-contaminated abdomen; 12 had intact(More)
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