Giuliana Iapichino

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A group of 36 patients with severe adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) meeting previously established blood gas criteria (mortality rate 90%) became candidates for possible extracorporeal respiratory support [low frequency positive pressure ventilation with extracorporeal CO2 removal (LFPPV-ECCO2R)]. Before connecting the patients to bypass we first(More)
  • G. Apolone, G. Bertolini, +4 authors R. M. Melotti
  • 1996
To assess the validity of SAPS II (new Simplified Acute Physiology Score) in a cohort of patients admitted to a large sample of Italian intensive care units (ICU). The ability of the SAPS II scoring system to predict the probability of hospital mortality was assessed with calibration and discrimination measures obtained using published coefficients. A new(More)
Factors influencing nitrogen balance during total parenteral nutrition have been investigated in 34 critically ill injured patients studied during the first 6 days after trauma. Basal nitrogen balance was severely negative (-0.26±0.12 (SD) g·kg-1), but improved consistently during treatment. Nitrogen intake proved to be the major determinant of a positive,(More)
  • J. L. Vincent, G. Baltopoulos, +11 authors L. G. Thijs
  • 2006
The present guidelines are presented with the aim of unifying the minimal requirements for training in intensive care medicine in Europe. These guidelines will serve as a basis to obtain the European Diploma of Intensive Care Medicine (by the ESICM). To be recognized as a specialist in intensive care medicine ("intensivist"), the candidate must present(More)
A method for direct quantitation of nurses' workload required by ICU patients is described. Each nursing activity has been timed in 14 different ICUs participating in the multicentre study, and the results averaged. Nursing acts were grouped in different homology lists, complied according to operative similarities. Some lists include general nursing acts,(More)
The metabolic derangements of injury are known to influence nitrogen (N) requirements whilst less is known about individual amino acid (AA) requirements. This study was designed to investigate prospectively N vs AA requirement in 36 injured patients treated with total parenteral nutrition (TPN). The non-protein caloric input was 30 kcal kg-1 day-1 and three(More)
  • D. Radrizzani, G. Iapichino, M. Cambisano, G. Bonetti, G. Ronzoni, A. Colombo
  • 1988
The effect of major trauma and sepsis on skeletal muscle, central tissue and whole body nitrogen (N) metabolism was investigated in 5 patients before and during TPN (30 kcal, 0.30 g N kg-1 day-1). Fasting 3-methylhistidine (MEH) urinary excretion was elevated (407.9±67.6 μmol m-2 day-1), muscle and body N balances (NB) were markedly negative (-28.2±4.6 g(More)
It is widely recognized that emergency management and disaster recovery systems are an issue of paramount importance in communities through the world. The definition of a public safety communications infrastructure is a high-priority task due to the lack of interoperability between emergency response departments, the reduced mobility during coordinated(More)
Emergency situations require reliable broadband communications systems which are able to transmit relevant information from the disaster site to the decision makers and send feedback to first responders regarding potential dangers or decisions. A key factor in designing a robust communications system with applications to emergency response is the(More)