Maria Antonella Piga

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Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a heterogeneous syndrome that lacks definitive treatment. The cornerstone of management is sound intensive care treatment and early anticipatory ventilation support. A mechanical ventilation strategy aiming at optimal alveolar recruitment, judicious use of positive end-respiratory pressure (PEEP) and low tidal(More)
The number of cardioverter-defibrillator implants is increasing worldwide, with the main indication being primary prevention of sudden cardiac death. During the follow-up, patients may die from progression of their underlying heart disease or from nonarrhythmic causes, such as malignancies, dementia and lung disease, without receiving appropriate shocks(More)
In this article, the Author analyzes her own experience as a member of the IRB that approved a trial to determine the efficacy of a disobstruction procedure of extracranial veins by means of angioplasty in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). The so-called "liberation therapy" was proposed by an Italian vascular surgeon, who theorized a condition called(More)
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