Patrizia Mammi

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A 6-year-old boy presented for surgery for phimosis. The anaesthetic technique included intravenous induction with thiopentone and neuromuscular blockade with cisatracurium. Severe persistent bronchospasm and central cyanosis followed the administration of these drugs. A continuous i.v. infusion of epinephrine at 0.2 microg. kg(-1) x min(-1) was necessary(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to analyze the outcome at one-year follow-up of patients with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) after 4 years of application of our organizing model and compare our results with the international data in terms of disability (functional independence measure [FIM], disability rating scale [DRS] scores) and social integration(More)
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) has recently become a usual procedure for patients with prolonged disorders of consciousness after brain injuries. Despite a high rate of success and a very low procedure-related mortality, morbidity associated to PEG placement reaches 9.4% in a recent large meta-analysis. This case report describes an uncommon(More)
INTRODUCTION Parkinsonism may occur after brain lesions such as subarachnoid hemorrhage (1), hydrocephalus (2,3), slit ventricle (4), or shunt revision (5).Until now, pathogenesis remains unclear. METHOD Case Report. RESULTS We described the case of a 53 years Caucasian male with subarachnoid hemorrhage after anterior communicating artery aneurysm(More)
The role of rehabilitative treatment in neurological disorders due to subarachnoid haemorrhage is described in acute, intermediate and chronic phases. A fourth phase, defined phase of diagnosis and treatment of cognitive and behavioural "cripto-deficits", is discussed. In each phase, emphasis is put on the organization of rehabilitative work which should(More)
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