Liana Caruso

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STUDY DESIGN Prospective, observational study. SETTING Regional Trauma Center, Torino, Italy. OBJECTIVES Complex spinal surgery carries a significant risk of neurological damage. The aim of this study is to determine the reliability and applicability of multimodality motor-evoked potentials (MEPs) and somatosensory-evoked potentials (SEPs) monitoring(More)
BACKGROUND In this randomized, prospective trial, we sought to determine the effective dose of hypobaric ropivacaine with sufentanil providing 95% success (ED95) in spinal anesthesia for traumatic femoral neck surgery in the elderly. METHODS Sixty-eight elderly patients with unilateral hip fracture randomly received 6, 8, 10, or 12 mg spinal hypobaric(More)
The incidence of anti-myocardial autoantibodies was investigated in 62 patients suffering from congenital or acquired cardiopathy prior to and 1, 10 and 20 days after cardiac surgery. Anti-myocardial autoantibodies were present in about 23.7 per cent of patients even before surgery, practically doubled one day after intervention, reached their peak (60-70(More)
BACKGROUND Ropivacaine has been claimed to produce less motor block than bupivacaine during epidural analgesia. However, this advantage has not been clearly confirmed in obstetric studies using low analgesic concentrations in a ratio close to that suggested to be equianalgesic. METHODS This double-blind, randomized, prospective study was performed in 140(More)
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