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Bland-Altman analysis is used for assessing agreement between two measurements of the same clinical variable. In the field of cardiac output monitoring, its results, in terms of bias and limits of agreement, are often difficult to interpret, leading clinicians to use a cutoff of 30% in the percentage error in order to decide whether a new technique may be(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Sugammadex, a modified gamma-cyclodextrin, is a selective relaxant-binding agent designed to reverse the effects of the steroidal neuromuscular blocking agents rocuronium or vecuronium. This study compared the efficacy of sugammadex and neostigmine for reversal of neuromuscular blockade induced by rocuronium for facilitating(More)
CONTEXT Tracheotomy is used to replace endotracheal intubation in patients requiring prolonged ventilation; however, there is considerable variability in the time considered optimal for performing tracheotomy. This is of clinical importance because timing is a key criterion for performing a tracheotomy and patients who receive one require a large amount of(More)
PURPOSE The PiCCO System is a relatively new device allowing intermittent cardiac output monitoring by aortic transpulmonary thermodilution technique (Aorta intermittent) and continuous cardiac output monitoring by pulse contour analysis (Aorta continuous). The objective of this study was to assess the level of agreement of Aorta intermittent and Aorta(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)
Fluid challenges (FCs) are one of the most commonly used therapies in critically ill patients and represent the cornerstone of hemodynamic management in intensive care units. There are clear benefits and harms from fluid therapy. Limited data on the indication, type, amount and rate of an FC in critically ill patients exist in the literature. The primary(More)
in cooperation with SIAARTI Studying Group on Difficult Airway* *A. ACCORSI, E. ADRARIO, F. AGRÒ, G. AMICUCCI, M. ANTONELLI, F. AZZERI, S. BARONCINI, G. BETTELLI, F. BIOLCATI, C. CAFAGGI, D. CATTANO, E. CHINELLI, T. COLLAVO, U. CORBANESE, R. CORSO, G. DELLA ROCCA, A. DI FILIPPO, I. DI GIACINTO, P. DONATO, E. FACCO, R. FAVARO, F. FERRARO, G. FINCO, G. FROVA,(More)
BACKGROUND In this study we quantify the ability of dynamic cardiovascular parameters measured by the PulseCO™ algorithm of the LiDCO™plus monitor to predict the response to a fluid challenge in post-operative patients. METHODS Surgical patients, admitted to the Intensive Care Unit from the operating theatre were monitored with the LiDCO™plus system. A(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to compare continuous cardiac output (CCO) obtained using the arterial pulse wave (APCO) measurement with a simultaneous measurement of the intermittent cardiac output (ICO) and CCO obtained with a pulmonary artery catheter (PAC) in liver transplant patients. DESIGN A prospective, single-center evaluation. SETTING A university(More)
With the aim of assessing whether fenoldopam can help to preserve renal function after liver transplantation, we randomized 140 consecutive recipients with comparable preoperative renal function to receive fenoldopam 0.1 microg/kg/minute (group F, 46 patients), dopamine 3 microg/kg/minute (group D, 48 patients), or placebo (group P, 46 patients) from the(More)