S. Bortolazzi

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Few chemokines are expressed constitutively in the brain at detectable levels; amongst them is fractalkine. We analyzed the distribution of fractalkine in the mouse brain with the aim of giving a neuroanatomical support to the study of its physiological function. To this end, we carried out an analysis of fractalkine protein localization and gene(More)
Objective: To validate two severity scoring systems, the Simplified Acute Physiology Score (SAPS II) and Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE II), in a single-center ICU population. Design and setting: Prospective data collection in a two four-bed multidisciplinary ICUs of a teaching hospital. Patients and methods: Data were collected in(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of pharyngeal gas insufflation (PGI) in clinically stable patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). DESIGN Prospective study in humans. SETTING Department of Intensive Care Medicine at a University Hospital. PATIENTS Seven clinically stable COPD patients. INTERVENTION Pharyngeal dry fresh air(More)
The present study was designed: (a) to compare the additional inspiratory laryngeal mask airway (LMA) resistance measured in vitro during simulated ventilation and in vivo in five anaesthetised and mechanically ventilated patients; and (b) to evaluate the resistive pressure drop along the length of the LMA. After the differential pressure across the mask(More)
There is increasing interest about all aspects of pain sensation for patients undergoing head and neck surgery, and efforts have been made to better assess, monitor and reduce the occurrence of pain. The aetiology of pain is considered to be "multifactorial", as it is defined by several features such as personal experience, quality perception, location,(More)
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