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Robotic anesthesia - A vision for the future of anesthesia
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
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
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 ...
Allergens in allergy diagnosis: a glimpse at emerging new concepts and methodologies
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
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
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?
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
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
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 ...