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    • Robotic anesthesia - A vision for the future of anesthesia 

      Hemmerling, Thomas M.; Taddei, Riccardo; Wehbe, Mohamad; Morse, Joshua; Cyr, Shantale; Zaouter, Cedrick (2011)
      This narrative review describes a rationale for robotic anesthesia. It offers a first classification of robotic anesthesia by separating it into pharmacological robots and robots for aiding or replacing manual gestures. ...
    • Non-immortalized human tenocyte cultures as a vehicle for understanding cellular aspects to tendinopathy 

      Yao, L.; Bestwick, Charles S.; Bestwick, L. A.; Aspden, Richard M.; Maffulli, Nicola (2011)
      The biochemical mechanisms underlying tendinopathy are obscure. We briefly describe preliminary observations of human tenocyte behaviour in culture as a vehicle for determining the role of reactive oxygen in tendon pathology
    • Tracheostomy in spinal cord injured patients 

      Romero-Ganuza, Javier; Oliviero, Antonio (2011)
      Patients with cervical spinal cord injury frequently need prolonged mechanical ventilation as a result of worsening pulmonary vital capacity due to paralysis of respiratory muscles, severe impairment of tracheobronchial ...
    • Potential clinical role of telomere length in human glioblastoma 

      La Torre, Domenico; Aguennouz, Mhammed; Conti, Alfredo; Giusa, Maria; Raffa, G.; Abbritti, R. V.; Germanò, Antonino; Angileri, Filippo Flavio (2011)
      Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) is the most common and lethal of human primary central nervous system (CNS) tumors. Due to the tumour’s intrinsic clinical and molecular heterogeneity, choice of initial treatment, prediction ...
    • Pre-and in-hospital non-invasive ventilation 

      De Robertis, Edoardo; Iannuzzi, Michele; Tufano, Rosalba; Piazza, Ornella (2011)
    • End of life in intensive care unit 

      Servillo, Giuseppe; Vargas, Maria (2011)
    • Optical tecnology developments in biomedicine: history, current and future 

      Nioka, Shoko; Chen, Yu (2011)
      Biomedical optics is a rapidly emerging field for medical imaging and diagnostics. This paper reviews several biomedical optical technologies that have been developed and translated for either clinical or pre-clinical ...
    • Advanced applications of robotics in digestive surgery 

      Patriti, Alberto; Addeo, Pietro; Buchs, Nicolas; Casciola, Luciano; Morel, Philippe (2011)
      Laparoscopy is widely recognized as feasible and safe approach to many oncologic and benign digestive conditions and is associated with an improved early outcome. Robotic surgery promises to overcome intrinsic limitations ...
    • Adrenergic mechanism in the control of endothelial function 

      Sorriento, Daniela; Trimarco, Bruno; Iaccarino, Guido (2011)
      There is considerable evidence that many disease are associated with endothelial dysfunction and reduced nitric oxide production such as hypertension, obesity, dyslipidemias, diabetes, heart failure, atherosclerosis. Notably ...
    • Autoimmune liver disease: news and perspectives 

      Mieli-Vergani, Giorgina; Vergani, Diego (2011)
      Autoimmune liver disorders in childhood include autoimmune hepatitis and autoimmune sclerosing cholangitis. These inflammatory liver disorders are characterised histologically by interface hepatitis, biochemically by ...
    • Emergency contraception: an updated review 

      Guida, Maurizio; Marra, Marialuisa; Palatucci, Valeria; Pascale, Renato; Visconti, Federica; Zullo, Fulvio (2011)
      Emergency contraception is a common practice now. Many categories of drugs are marketed with modifications in dosage, in combination and even in the timing of administration. Recent re-analysis suggests that there is still ...
    • Allergens in allergy diagnosis: a glimpse at emerging new concepts and methodologies 

      Giangrieco, Ivana; Rafaiani, Chiara; Liso, Marina; Palazzo, Paola; Pomponi, Debora; Tuppo, Lisa; Crescenzo, Roberta; Tamburrini, Maurizio; Mari, Adriano; Ciardiello, Maria Antonietta (2012)
      Allergic diseases are important concern of public health. A reliable diagnosis is of utmost importance for the management of allergic patients both when immunotherapy is planned and when the treatment is essentially based ...
    • Environmental pollution effectson reproductive health? Clinical-epidemiological study in southern Italy 

      Marra, Marialuisa; Zullo, Fulvio; De Felice, Bruna; Nappi, Luigi; Guida, Maurizio; Trifuoggi, Marco; Nappi, Carmine; Di Spiezio Sardo, Attilio; Zizolfi, Brunella; Capece, Giuseppe; Visconti, Federica; Troisi, Jacopo; Ciccone, Carla; Guida, Maurizio (2012)
      This study aims to address the clinical, statistical and Epidemiological Relationship Between Birth Defects and Environmental Pollution, in the Campania Region and in Salerno. Objectives: We examined four groups of subjects ...
    • 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 ...
    • Dopamine use in intensive care: are we ready to turn it down? 

      Zito Marinosci, Geremia; De Robertis, Edoardo; De Benedictis, Giuseppe; Piazza, Ornella (2012)
      Dopamine is still frequently used as a first line vasopressor agent in hypotensive patients, when physicians are afraid of noradrenaline and believe that dopamine, with its β and α, inotrope and vasopressor effects, ...
    • 18F-FDG PET and PET/CT in the localization and characterization of lesions in patients with ovarian cancer 

      Caprio, Maria Grazia; Capacchione, Daniela; Mainolfi, Ciro; Spera, Anna Maria; Salvatore, Barbara; Cella, Laura; Salvatore, Marco; Pace, Leonardo (2012)
      Aim: The aim was to compare the imaging findings of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) PET and integrated PET/CT in patients with primary, recurrent or metastatic ovarian cancer. Materials and methods. 21 women with ovarian ...
    • Aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage in pregnancy: a case series 

      Guida, Maurizio; Altieri, Roberto; Palatucci, Valeria; Visconti, Federica; Pascale, Renato; Marra, Marialuisa; Locatelli, Giampiero; Saponiero, Renato; Tufano, Rosalba; Bifulco, Francesca; Piazza, Ornella (2012)
      Pregnancy is a recognized risk factor for aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Headache is very frequent in normal pregnancy and it is a common sign shared between several intracranial diseases. We present a case ...
    • 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 ...