Perliveh M Carrera

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We report on two Italian families with an early-adult onset autosomal dominant disorder, characterized by leukoencephalopathy, migraine, psychiatric disturbances, stroke and dementia. These findings fulfill the diagnostic criteria for cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL) syndrome. Moreover, to(More)
Genetic markers may be used to improve the prediction of insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (type 1) in individuals with islet autoantibodies. In order to develop a risk assessment strategy for the Lombardy region of northern Italy based on genetic and immunological markers, we analyzed HLA DQA1 and DQB1 alleles in 60 type 1 probands and their first-degree(More)
BACKGROUND Endotracheal intubation (ETI) is commonly performed as a life-saving procedure in the intensive care unit (ICU). It is often associated with significant hemodynamic perturbations and can severely impact the outcome of ICU patients. Etomidate is often chosen by many critical care providers for the patients who are hypotensive because of its(More)
The choice of vasopressor use in the intensive care unit (ICU) depends primarily on provider preference. This study aims to describe the rate of vasopressor utilization and the trends of each vasoactive agent usage in the ICU over the span of 7 years in a tertiary referral center. All adult ICU admissions, including medical, cardiac, and surgical ICUs from(More)
Background. 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) or ecstasy is a synthetic drug that is commonly abused for its stimulant and euphoric effects. Adverse MDMA effects include hyperthermia, psychomotor agitation, hemodynamic compromise, renal failure, hyponatremia, and coma. However, endogenous hyperinsulinemia with severe persistent hypoglycemia has not(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the incidence of new-onset atrial fibrillation (NOAF) in the medical intensive care unit setting and describe associated characteristics and implications for long-term outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS A single-center, retrospective study of patients admitted to a medical intensive care unit from January 1, 2008, to December 31, 2013,(More)
INTRODUCTION Saw palmetto is a phytotherapeutic agent commercially marketed for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Evidence suggests that saw palmetto is a safe product, and mild gastrointestinal adverse effects have been reported with its use. We report a case of acute pancreatitis, possibly secondary to the use of saw palmetto. CASE(More)
Background Despite a demanding work environment, information on stress and burnout of critical care fellows is limited. Objectives To assess 1) levels of burnout, perceived stress, and quality of life in critical care fellows, and 2) the impact of a brief stress management training on these outcomes. Methods In a tertiary care academic medical center, 58(More)
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