Michele Fusco

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BACKGROUND Increased intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) is an adverse complication seen in critically ill, injured, and postoperative patients. IAP is estimated via the measurement of bladder pressure. Few studies have been performed to establish the actual relationship between IAP and bladder pressure. The purpose of this study was to confirm the association(More)
Lipid peroxidation has supposed as the major biochemical alteration underling oxidant-induced cell injury in stress including numerous diseases. One of the natural molecules know to prevent or retard oxidation is alpha-lipoic acid (LA) and, therefore, the lipoic acid/dihydrolipoic acid (LA/DHLA) redox couple has received considerable attention. Recent(More)
Sixty patients admitted to hospital for hemispherical ischemic stroke causing severe disabilities were enrolled in the study. The patients were divided in two groups: A and B. The patients in group A were given intensive rehabilitative treatment; those in group B were given ordinary rehabilitative treatment. Both treatments lasted 14 days. At the end of(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence and mortality of hypothermia in trauma patients. METHODS Retrospective review of patients admitted to the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) over 4 1/2 years. Hypothermia was defined as a temperature < 35 degrees C. RESULTS There were 7045 admissions to the SICU, of which 661 (9.4%) had a recorded temperature of <(More)
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