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Variables associated with hospital arrival time after stroke: effect of delay on the clinical efficiency of early treatment.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE A limiting criterion for the eligibility of patients in clinical trials investigating acute stroke therapies is that time between onset of symptoms and arrival in the hospital… Expand
Fever in acute stroke worsens prognosis. A prospective study.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE No definitive data are yet available on the effects of body temperature on neurological damage after cerebral ischemia in humans. Experimental animal models have provided much… Expand
Detection of aortic graft infection with leukocytes labeled with technetium 99m-hexametazime.
PURPOSE To reduce the rates of morbidity and mortality in aortic graft infection, a new diagnostic approach is needed to help identify low-grade stages, specifically when there are minimal or no… Expand
Cardiovascular effects of intravenous propofol administered at two infusion rates: a transthoracic echocardiographic study
We assessed the haemodynamic changes after a propofol infusion at two rates in low‐risk unpremedicated patients (ASA I–II). To determine contractility changes and loading conditions, we measured the… Expand
Incidence of Stroke Among Inpatients in a Large Italian Hospital
The incidence of stroke among inpatients is not known. The aim of our study was to investigate the incidence of stroke not preceded by evident iatrogenic factors such as surgical or medical… Expand
Interobserver variability in CT assessment of brain atrophy
To assess interobserver variability in estimation of brain atrophy based on CT, four neuroradiologists examined CT brain images of 150 consecutive patients without focal lesions. An independent… Expand
Pulmonary Transit of Echocontrast Agents during Mechanical Ventilation: A Clinical Transthoracic Echocardiographic Study
- F. Bilotta, L. Agati, L. Fiorani, Mariapina Madonna, G. Pinto, G. Rosa
- 1 May 2005
In this study, we investigated whether the ultrasound contrast agents Levovist® or Sono Vue® injected intravenously during mechanical ventilation effectively pass through the pulmonary circulation.… Expand
Mortality from motor neuron disease in the province of Bologna, Italy, 1986 through 1988.
- S. Ferro, A. Giovannini, L. Fiorani, P. Carmentano, R. D'alessandro
- Archives of neurology
- 1 June 1992
We performed a study on mortality from motor neuron disease in the province of Bologna, Italy, during the years 1986 through 1988. The study was based on death certificates from the Cancer Registry… Expand
Pulmonary transit of sonicated albumin microbubbles during controlled mechanical ventilation: a transthoracic echocardiographic study.
UNLABELLED Air-filled human serum albumin microspheres are ultrasonic contrast tracers that pass through the right ventricle, traverse the lungs, and effectively opacify the left heart chambers in… Expand
Risk index for peri‐operative atrial fibrillation in patients undergoing open intracranial neurosurgical procedures
- F. Bilotta, F. Pizzichetta, L. Fiorani, F. Paoloni, R. Delfini, G. Rosa
- 1 May 2009
The aim of this prospective study was to determine the prevalence of pre‐operative atrial fibrillation and the incidence of postoperative atrial fibrillation in patients undergoing elective or… Expand