Michele Iannuzzi

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INTRODUCTION In ICUs, both fluid overload and oliguria are common complications associated with increased mortality among critically ill patients, particularly in acute kidney injury (AKI). Although fluid overload is an expected complication of oliguria, it remains unclear whether their effects on mortality are independent of each other. The aim of this(More)
INTRODUCTION Severe sepsis and septic shock are the primary causes of multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS), which is the most frequent cause of death in intensive care unit patients. Many pro- and anti-inflammatory mediators, such as interleukin-6 (IL-6), play a strategic role in septic syndrome. Continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) removes in(More)
INTRODUCTION Media sensationalism on the H1N1 outbreak may have influenced decisional processes and clinical diagnosis. CASE PRESENTATION We report two cases of patients who presented in 2009 with coexisting H1N1 virus and Legionella infections: a 69-year-old Caucasian man and a 71-year-old Caucasian woman. In our cases all the signs and symptoms,(More)
Fibrin and fibrinogen degradation products in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF-FDP) were first studied in a group of 29 patients observed during the first and the second week after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), then in a second group of 26 patients for a total of 55 patients. In the latter group only the first FDP value obtained as soon as possible after SAH(More)
Gross deformation of the spinal needle shaft or the tip may occur during spinal needle insertion. During a one-year period, three cases of severe deformation of 27-gauge, 3.5 inch Whitacre spinal needles (B-Braun) occurred during standard spinal anesthesia in otherwise healthy patients. During this one-year period, we collected cut-bevel-point needles when(More)
BACKGROUND Neuromuscular block (NMB) monitoring and use of reversal agents accelerate the recovery time and improve the workflow in the operating room. We aimed to compare recovery times after sugammadex or neostigmine administration, and estimate the time spent in operating theater and the possible economic impact of a faster recovery, in morbidly obese(More)
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