Sara Calcinaro

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Biological organisms have intrinsic control systems that act in response to internal and external stimuli maintaining homeostasis. Human heart rate is not regular and varies in time and such variability, also known as heart rate variability (HRV), is not random. HRV depends upon organism's physiologic and/or pathologic state. Physicians are always(More)
INTRODUCTION The management of pain in polytrauma patients is mandatory. While non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) represent the most used drugs in polytrauma patients, their use may be associated with an increased risk of haemorrhage. Opioids may represent a valid alternative to NSAIDs either alone or in combination with acetaminophen. Whether(More)
Background: Although pain is the most common complaint in the Emergency Department (ED), there is still a lack of adequate pain treatment by Emergency Physicians. Aim of this study was to describe pain management in ED from triage to discharge and to verify the effect of pain treatment in ED on a short term follow-up after discharge in order to evaluate(More)
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