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UNLABELLED Dental injuries represent the most common claims against the anaesthesiologist. Dental lesions are frequent complications of oro-tracheal intubation and major causal factors are (i) poor dentition, (ii) aggressive laryngoscopy, (iii) insufficient anaesthesia and curarization, (iv) emergency interventions and (v) lack of experience by the(More)
INTRODUCTION Claims for tooth damage following intubation are increasing. An anaesthetic chart (AC) has been proposed to describe patient's pre-existent dental diseases and any possible lesions caused during intubation and extubation. MATERIALS AND METHODS We conducted a retrospective study of 235 cases of dental lesions reported in litigation files from(More)
BACKGROUND Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related death in children <14 years of age and is one of the most important causes of accidental injury between the ages of 1 and 4 years. In this study, the characteristics of non-fatal unintentional drownings in a small series of pediatric victims were examined. METHODS We(More)
Human intestinal infections by Shiga toxin (Stx)-producing Escherichia coli cause hemorrhagic colitis and hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), which represents the main cause of acute renal failure in early childhood. In HUS, Stx released in the gut enter the bloodstream and are targeted to renal endothelium. The mechanism of toxin delivery is still a matter of(More)
Cell growth is closely related to cell proliferation and an adequate ribosome biogenesis appears to be necessary for cell duplication. In the present study, we have investigated the relationship between rRNA synthesis and cell cycle progression. For this purpose, in a first set of experiments, we evaluated the effect of rRNA synthesis variation on cycle(More)
Bacterial contamination is one of the potential risks of blood salvage and reinfusion during orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) because cell-saver machines lack antibacterial protection devices. This study was designed to analyze the potential bacterial contamination of blood salvaged during OLT; a secondary end point was to evaluate whether reinfusion(More)
Cirrhotic patients who need critical care support show high morbidity and mortality rates compared with other critically ill patients. Their prognosis is, in fact, influenced by both the severity of the underlying hepatic disease and the worsening of extrahepatic organ function. Clinicians and investigators have been persistently looking for objective(More)
The poor clinical conditions associated with end-stage cirrhosis, pre-existing pulmonary abnormalities, and high comorbidity rates in patients with high Model for End-Stage Liver Disease scores are all well-recognized factors that increase the risk of pulmonary complications after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) surgery. Many intraoperative and(More)
AIM This study aims to evaluate the management of intensive care beds according to the demands received by the SUEM 118 of Padua. It has been carried out by examining the reports drawn up by SUEM physicians from October 1996 to December 2001. The study rated the number of patients for whom an admission to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) was required,(More)