Ilaria Galeotti

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BACKGROUND Adequate management of postoperative pain after major spine surgery is often difficult to achieve. We investigated the efficacy of an antineuropathic pain drug, pregabalin (PG), on postoperative pain control and on improvement of quality of life (QoL). METHODS Sixty patients scheduled for elective decompressive spine surgery were enrolled. One(More)
OBJECTIVE Central neuraxial techniques are typically avoided in patients with underlying coagulopathy or abnormal coagulation tests. Vertebral canal hematoma is a rare but devastating complication of those procedures. Although the sensitivity and specificity of standard laboratory tests in predicting this event are rather poor or unknown, these tests are(More)
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