Marco Vettorello

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OBJECTIVE Noninvasive pressure support ventilation (NIPSV) delivered by face mask has proved an effective treatment for patients with acute pulmonary edema. However, an increase in acute myocardial infarction rate has been reported with this ventilation modality. We investigated whether the use of NIPSV increases the incidence of acute myocardial infarction(More)
OBJECTIVE This study compared noninvasive pressure support ventilation (NIPSV) and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) in patients with acute hypercapnic pulmonary edema with regard to resolution time. DESIGN AND SETTING Randomized prospective study in an emergency department. PATIENTS AND PARTICIPANTS We randomly assigned 36 patients with(More)
To the Editor: While several papers support the physiological and clinical relevance of indices quantifying the sensitivity of spontaneous baroreflex control of heart rate (BRS), 1 Lipman et al 2 claim that they are unable to properly explore baroreflex function because spontaneous BRS was found to be quantitatively different from BRS values provided by the(More)
The human brain can simulate motor actions without physically executing them, and there is a neuro-psychological relationship between imaging and performing a movement. These are shared opinions. In fact there is scientific evidence showing that the mental simulation of an action is correlated to a subliminal activation of the motor system. There is also(More)
Service discovery protocols help users of a communication network to find services, applications, and devices that are available in the network. This feature is especially useful for mobile users in foreign networks and for groups of users that form a spontaneous (ad hoc) wireless network. As the demand for service discovery is growing, security is becoming(More)
BACKGROUND Strategies to restore sinus rhythm in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) lasting less than 48 h with haemodynamic stability remain controversial. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that electrical cardioversion (EC) would be more effective and safer in converting acute AF to sinus rhythm, compared with intravenous propafenone(More)
Blood pressure (BP) is characterized by continuous fluctuations, including fast changes lasting only a few seconds as well as slower and more prolonged variations, with a time constant of minutes or hours. Assessing the relative contribution of these different components to overall blood pressure variance is now possible through a number of mathematical(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to compare the effect of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) in patients with acute cardiogenic pulmonary edema (ACPE) with preserved or impaired left ventricular systolic function with regard to resolution time. METHODS In a prospective, preliminary observational cohort study, 18 patients with preserved(More)
This paper focuses on the ways in which the introduction of technologies in modern medicine is changing collective notions of the body. In particular, it describes two popular and imaginative conceptualizations of the body that have been inspired by progresses made by medical technologies during last century: the cyborg, and the cyberbody. Although these(More)
BACKGROUND It has been established that plasma brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) concentrations in patients with acute cardiogenic pulmonary edema (ACPE) increase in proportion to heart failure. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study is to assess the effects of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment on plasma BNP concentrations in patients(More)