Sara Maggiolo

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BACKGROUND The association between air pollution exposure and occurrence of venous thromboembolism is a matter of debate. This retrospective case-control study investigated the associations between one month's exposure to elevated levels of different pollutants (i.e. PM10, CO, NOx, O3, SO2, Benzene, Benzoapyrene, Nickel, Lead Arsenic) and the development of(More)
INTRODUCTION Obesity has been associated with hypercoagulability and to increased risk of both arterial and venous thromboembolic events. Many different and complex changes in plasma coagulation factors have been described in patients with obesity. The aim of this case-control study is to evaluate hypercoagulability in a group of overweight and obese(More)
Cushing’s Syndrome (CS) is associated with an increased mortality, where hypercoagulability seems to have a crucial role in both arterial and venous thrombosis. Parameters of in vitro thrombin generation (TG) such as lag time, peak thrombin and endogenous thrombin potential (ETP), that describe the time until thrombin burst, the peak amount of TG and the(More)
The coagulation pattern and the determinants of portal vein thrombosis (PVT), both in patients with and without cirrhosis, are still largely unknown. The aim of this study was to evaluate whole blood thromboelastometry profile, performed by ROTEM®, of both cirrhotic and non-cirrhotic subjects with PVT. Two different groups were considered: i) 14(More)
BACKGROUND Preeclampsia (PE) is a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure and significant amounts of protein in the urine. Various coagulation abnormalities have been described in pregnant women with PE. The aim of the present case-control study was to evaluate whole blood thromboelastometry profiles, performed by ROTEM(®), in women with(More)
Traditional coagulative parameters are of limited use in identifying perioperative coagulopathy occurring in patients undergoing major elective orthopedic surgery (MEOS). The aim of our study was to evaluate the coagulation changes in patients undergoing MEOS and to facilitate an early detection of perioperative coagulopathy in patients experiencing major(More)
BACKGROUND Several characteristics such as demographics, pre-existing conditions, surgical procedure, perioperative coagulopathy may predispose children undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) to bleeding complications. As yet, studies on risk factors for postoperative bleeding have brought mixed results. The purpose of our study was therefore to(More)