• Anesthesiological considerations in shoulder surgery 

      Lanna, M.; Pastore, Antonio; Policastro, Carmela; Iacovazzo, Carmine (2012)
      In 1970, Winnie proposed the brachial plexus block as an alternative and effective anaesthesia technique for shoulder surgery. From that date, several techniques have been developed to approach the brachial plexus: the use ...
    • Estrogens and neuropeptides in postmenopausal women: un update 

      Guida, Maurizio; Zullo, Fulvio; Buonomo, Barbara; Marra, Marialuisa; Palatucci, Valeria; Pascale, Renato; Visconti, Federica; Guerra, G.; Spinelli, Marialuigia; Di Spiezio Sardo, Attilio (2012)
      Menopause is characterized by depletion of ovarian follicles, a reduction of ovarian hormones to castrate levels and elevated levels of serum gonadotropins from the anterior pituitary gland. Although this process has ...
    • Economic evaluation of “pulse dose” radiofrequency in the treatment of occipital neuralgia headache 

      Giovannini, Vittoria; Pusateri, Rachele; Russo, Viera; Viscardi, Daniela; Palomba, Rosa (2012)
      Headache occipital neuralgia is an example of pain-disease for which treatment both pharmacological protocols and invasive methods are used. Among the latter, the RF (Radiofrequency) pulse-dose has been of interest for the ...
    • Exercise training in aging and diseases 

      Conti, Valeria; Russomanno, Giusy; Corbi, Graziamaria; Filippelli, Amelia (2012)
      Sedentary lifestyle along with high blood pressure, abnormal values for blood lipids, smoking, and obesity are recognized risk factors for cardiovascular diseases and for many other chronic diseases, such as ...
    • Angiogenesis in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Translational Appraisal 

      Matarese, Alessandro; Santulli, Gaetano (2012)
      Angiogenesis is a crucial component of lung pathophysiology, not only in cancer but also in other disorders, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In COPD angiogenesis is definitely able to control and ...
    • Prognostic differences between VAP caused by Acinetobacter baumannii and VAP caused by other microorganisms 

      Di Bonito, Marianna; Caiazzo, Simona; Iannazzone, Marta; Miccichè, Viviana; De Marco, Giuseppe; De Robertis, Edoardo; Tufano, Rosalba; Piazza, Ornella (2012)
      Nosocomial infection, in particular pneumonia, is an important risk factor for hospital mortality and morbidity. Acinetobacter baumannii is a common multi-resistant microorganism responsible of Ventilator Associated Pneumonia ...
    • Vaptans and hyponatremia in critical patients 

      D’Auria, David; Zito Marinosci, Geremia; De Benedictis, Giuseppe; Piazza, Ornella (2012)
      Hyponatremia is the most frequent fluid and electrolyte disorder in hospitalized patients (20%), particularly in ICU, associated with an increase in morbility and mortality. While hypovolaemic hyponatremia needs to be ...
    • Breakthrough pain: the importance of baseline analgesic regimen with opioids 

      Zampi, Maddalena; Morabito, Antonietta; Salvato, Fabiana; Vinciguerra, Annamaria (2012)
      Pain is one of the most common and often most feared symptoms in patients with cancer. Ongoing or progressive pain is physically debilitating and has a marked impact on quality of life. During their illness, at least ...
    • Posttranscriptional gene regulation: novel pathways for glucocorticoids? Anti-inflammatory action 

      Stellato, Cristiana (2012)
      Posttranscriptional gene regulation (PTR) is a fundamental biological process that integrates with the master transcriptional control of gene expression, in ways that only in the last decade have been increasingly ...