Micol Sandri

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Stroke prevention is the major goal in treating patients with atrial fibrillation. Warfarin therapy, if used appropriately, is highly effective in preventing thromboembolic events, but is simultaneously burdened by a narrow therapeutic window, multiple food and drug interactions, and a substantial bleeding risk. New pharmacological agents show only a modest(More)
HISTORY AND ADMISSION FINDINGS A 27-year-old man presented with acute dyspnea and a previous respiratory tract infection with progressive dyspnoea and chest pain over 2 weeks. Clinical findings revealed severe cardiac failure with development of cardiogenic shock and need for adrenergic drug therapy for circulatory support. INVESTIGATIONS The(More)
To establish whether in critically ill patients without sepsis at intensive care unit (ICU) admission the percentage immature platelet fraction (IPF%) is a cellular marker predicting sepsis to verify a possible correlation between IPF% changes and manifest sepsis and describe the IPF% time course after ICU admission. Prospective, observational 7-day study(More)
Multi Organ Dysfunction Syndrome (MODS) represents a continuum of physiologic derangements and is the major cause of death in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Scoring systems for organ failure have become an integral part of critical care practice and play an important role in ICU-based research by tracking disease progression and facilitating patient(More)
This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. We read with interest the article by Rimaz and cowork-ers about the beneficial effect(More)
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