Valeria Salandin

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A total of 775 consecutive patients who survived the first 24 hours after cardiac operation were prospectively studied to assess the prevalence, mortality rate, and main risk factors for development of new acute renal failure. Normal renal function before operation (serum creatinine level less than 1.5 mg/dl) was registered in 734 (94.7%) patients. Of(More)
BACKGROUND There is no consensus on which drugs/techniques/strategies can affect mortality in the perioperative period of cardiac surgery. With the aim of identifying these measures, and suggesting measures for prioritized future investigation we performed the first international consensus conference on this topic. METHODS The consensus was a continuous(More)
The present study examined the hemodynamic and metabolic effects of nutrition support in patients with malnutrition secondary to severe mitral valve disease and congestive heart failure. Pulmonary artery pressure measurements, echocardiographic studies, gas exchange measurements, immune function tests, and clinical evaluations were made on hospitalized(More)
INTRODUCTION We investigated fluid responsiveness in a population of patients undergoing coronary artery revascularization, with respect to their right ventricular ejection fraction. MATERIALS AND METHODS This was a multicenter trial involving 11 cardiac surgical Institutions and 65 patients undergoing elective coronary artery revascularization.(More)
PURPOSE Intraoperative two-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (2DTEE) is a widely accepted method to guide cardiac valve surgery. The aim of our study was to evaluate the feasibility, effectiveness, and incremental value of intraoperative epicardial real-time three-dimensional echocardiography (RT3DE). DESCRIPTION Thirty consecutive patients (18(More)
OBJECTIVE No specific and sensitive method is available in routine clinical practice to detect pain in anaesthetised patients during surgery. The main aim of the present study was to investigate whether intraoperative somatosensory evoked potentials, the bispectral index, electroencephalogram, blood pressure and heart rate change during painful stimulation(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Intraoperative management of patients with end-stage liver disease undergoing liver transplantation requires fluid administration to increase cardiac output and oxygen delivery to the tissues. Filling pressures have been widely shown to correlate poorly with changes in cardiac output in the critically ill patient. Continuous right(More)