Dott. Luigi Vicari on novembre 1st, 2008

SIAARTI (2010): Consenso Intersocietario sulla Profilassi Antitrombotica in Chirurgia Protesica dell’Anca, del Ginocchio e nelle Fratture del Collo del Femore American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (06/2009): Management of antithrombotic agents for endoscopic procedures Univadis (01/2009): La Malattia Tromboembolica – Profilassi del rischio in Chirurgia Ortopedica Anesthesiology (11/2008): Perioperative Hemostatic Management of Patients Treated with Vitamin [...]

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Beaussier M, El’Ayoubi H, Schiffer E, Rollin M, Parc Y, Mazoit JX, Azizi L, Gervaz P, Rohr S, Biermann C, Lienhart A, Eledjam JJ. Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, St. Antoine Hospital, Paris, France. Blockade of parietal nociceptive afferents by the use of continuous wound infiltration with local anesthetics may be beneficial in [...]

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Dott. Luigi Vicari on novembre 1st, 2008

Reg Anesth Pain Med Mello SS, Saraiva RA, Marques RS, Gasparini JR, Assis CN, Gonçalves MH. Sarah’s Network Hospital for Rehabilitation, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Posterior lumbar plexus block is a well established anesthetic technique for lower limb surgeries. Both magnetic resonance imaging and clinical prospective studies were performed to verify if a new palpable [...]

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Margo A. Halm, RN, PhD, CNS-BC; Kathryn Krisko-Hagel, RN, MS Am J Crit Care.  2008;17(5):469-472.  ©2008 American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Posted 10/28/2008 Introduction Normal saline has been widely used in acute care settings during endotracheal and tracheostomy suctioning. Clinicians have held fast to this long-standing tradition because many were taught that normal saline breaks [...]

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Dott. Luigi Vicari on novembre 1st, 2008

Vicki Gerson October 29, 2008 (Chicago, Illinois) — Time on the scene of an accident or assault does not predict mortality in trauma patients taken to a level 1 trauma center, according to a retrospective observational cohort study. However, the results need to be validated, the researchers say. The study was presented here at the [...]

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Dott. Luigi Vicari on novembre 1st, 2008

Vicki Gerson October 30, 2008 (Chicago, Illinois) — By including emergency-physician activation in the catheterization lab, researchers from the Mayo Clinic were able to achieve door-to-balloon times (DTBTs) of less than 90 minutes for patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), according to a presentation here at the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) 2008 Scientific [...]

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Dott. Luigi Vicari on novembre 1st, 2008

From CHEST 2008: American College of Chest Physicians 74th Annual Scientific Assembly October 29, 2008 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) — Mayo Clinic researchers warn that the sedative propofol can cause propofol infusion syndrome, an irreversible chain of events associated with significant morbidity and mortality, in the treatment of refractory status epilepticus.

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Dott. Luigi Vicari on novembre 1st, 2008

I pazienti asmatici con sindrome del QT lungo che vengono trattati con beta-2 agonisti per via inalatoria presentano un aumento del rischio di eventi cardiaci. Questo rischio viene mitigato dalla somministrazione di beta-bloccanti. Precedenti studi avevano indicato che l’asma è associato ad un incremento del rischio di eventi cardiaci nei pazienti che soffrono di questa [...]

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Dott. Luigi Vicari on novembre 1st, 2008

Nelle unità di cure palliative colpisce un paziente su due. La costipazione causata dall’azione degli oppioidi (Oic) è uno degli effetti collaterali più comuni che aggrava la situazione di malati già gravi. E ad oggi è senza soluzione.

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UCB announced today the online publication of pivotal study results showing CIMZIA® (certolizumab pegol), the only PEGylated anti-TNF (Tumor Necrosis Factor) together with methotrexate (MTX) rapidly reduced symptoms of disease and inhibited progression of joint damage in adult patients with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA), with sustained results for up to one year. The RAPID (RA [...]

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Patients and NHS Trusts are benefitting from a new pain relief system launched in the UK by Sheffield-based B. Braun Medical.

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