Maria Veronica Reina

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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to test if a reduction of external ventricular drains (EVD) related ventriculitis could be achieved by a strict protocol of care and if protocol violation was associated with a higher incidence of EVD-related ventriculitis. METHODS A written protocol for EVD insertion, nursing and surveillance was implemented. A(More)
BACKGROUND Time domain analysis (TD) of the signal-averaged electrocardiogram (SAECG) presents a higher incidence of false positives in inferior myocardial infarction (MI), whereas spectral turbulence analysis (STA) suffers from a higher incidence of false positives in anterior MI. We investigated the hypothesis that a combined TD and STA (TD+STA) analysis(More)
Because time-domain (TD) analysis of the signal-averaged ECG (SAECG) has some limitations that limit its use, several frequency-domain analysis techniques were developed in an attempt to improve the diagnostic ability of the SAECG. However, it is not known how reliable these techniques are at detecting late potentials. This prospective study compares the(More)
BACKGROUND Although the synergistic interaction between hypnotics and opioids for total i.v. anaesthesia has been repeatedly demonstrated, questions about different dose combinations of hypnotics and opioids remain. The optimal combination would be based on maximal synergy, using the lowest dose of both drugs and having the lowest incidence of side-effects.(More)
The aim of this prospective study was to compare the short-term reproducibility of the signal-averaged ECG (SAECG) with three analysis techniques, conventional time-domain analysis, spectral-temporal mapping (STM), and spectral-turbulence analysis (STA), in a large series of normal subjects and patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Two(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective was to relate the incidence of the partition of the hallucal sesamoid bones to the size of the first metatarsal and the hallux valgus deformity. MATERIALS AND METHODS In a sample of 474 radiographs, the frequency of appearance of bipartite sesamoids was studied. The length and relative protrusion of the first metatarsal, and the(More)
AIM To compare four analysis techniques of the signal-averaged-electrocardiogram, including time-domain, spectral temporal mapping, spectral turbulence analysis and the new acceleration spectrum analysis. METHODS AND RESULTS We studied 634 subjects (77 with bundle branch block) divided into three groups. Group 1 comprised 117 post-myocardial infarction(More)
Joint position paper on the provision of mobility devices in less-resourced settings: a step towards implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) related to personal mobility.
PURPOSE The aim of the this study was to determine the effect of intravitreal antivascular endothelial growth factor injections on intraocular pressure (IOP) and identify possible risk factors for the development of increased IOP. MATERIALS AND METHODS This prospective study included a total of 106 eyes receiving intravitreal injection of bevacizumab as(More)
PURPOSE To describe the technique of deep sclerectomy with the new Esnoper-Clip® implant, the clinical outcome and the anatomic characteristics of filtering blebs, using anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT). METHODS A prospective case-series study was conducted in five eyes (5 patients) with open angle glaucoma. The fornix-based deep(More)