Giorgio Conti

Summary

Affiliation: Catholic University
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation vs. conventional oxygen supplementation in hypoxemic patients undergoing diagnostic bronchoscopy
    Massimo Antonelli
    Istituto di Anestesiologia e Rianimazione, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Chest 121:1149-54. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Physiologic evaluation of different levels of assistance during noninvasive ventilation delivered through a helmet
    Roberta Costa
    Dipartimento di Anestesia e Rianimazione, Universita Cattolica del S Cuore, Policlinico A Gemelli, Largo A Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Chest 128:2984-90. 2005
  3. doi request reprint Year in review in Intensive Care Medicine, 2007. II. Haemodynamics, pneumonia, infections and sepsis, invasive and non-invasive mechanical ventilation, acute respiratory distress syndrome
    Massimo Antonelli
    Department of Intensive Care and Anaesthesiology, Policlinico Universitario A Gemelli, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Largo A Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Intensive Care Med 34:405-22. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint A prospective, blinded evaluation of indexes proposed to predict weaning from mechanical ventilation
    Giorgio Conti
    Istituto Anestesiologia e Rianimazione, Policlinico Agostino Gemelli, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Largo Agostino Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Intensive Care Med 30:830-6. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Non-invasive ventilation in COPD patients
    G Conti
    Department of Anesthesia and Resuscitation, Sacro Cuore Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Minerva Anestesiol 70:145-50. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Non invasive ventilation in immunocompromised patients
    G Conti
    Department of Intensive Care and Anesthesiology, Sacro Cuore Catholic University, Policlinico A Gemelli, Rome, Italy
    Minerva Anestesiol 77:342-8. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint Sedation with sufentanil in patients receiving pressure support ventilation has no effects on respiration: a pilot study
    Giorgio Conti
    Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Universita Cattolica del S Cuore, Policlinico A Gemelli, Rome, Italy
    Can J Anaesth 51:494-9. 2004
  8. doi request reprint Technological development in mechanical ventilation
    Giorgio Conti
    Department of Intensive Care and Anesthesia, Catholic University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Curr Opin Crit Care 16:26-33. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint NIV treatment for acute exacerbation in COPD patients
    G Conti
    Department of Anesthesia and Resuscitation Sacro Cuore Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Minerva Anestesiol 71:249-53. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Noninvasive vs. conventional mechanical ventilation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease after failure of medical treatment in the ward: a randomized trial
    G Conti
    Universita Cattolica del S Cuore, Policlinico A Gemelli, Largo F Vito, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Intensive Care Med 28:1701-7. 2002

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Publications102 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi request reprint Noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation vs. conventional oxygen supplementation in hypoxemic patients undergoing diagnostic bronchoscopy
    Massimo Antonelli
    Istituto di Anestesiologia e Rianimazione, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Chest 121:1149-54. 2002
    ..The efficacy of this intervention in patients with less severe forms of hypoxemia (i.e., PaO(2)/FIO(2) ratio, < 200) is unknown...
  2. ncbi request reprint Physiologic evaluation of different levels of assistance during noninvasive ventilation delivered through a helmet
    Roberta Costa
    Dipartimento di Anestesia e Rianimazione, Universita Cattolica del S Cuore, Policlinico A Gemelli, Largo A Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Chest 128:2984-90. 2005
    ..To evaluate the effects of various levels of pressure support (PS) during noninvasive ventilation delivered through a helmet on breathing pattern, inspiratory effort, CO2 rebreathing, and comfort...
  3. doi request reprint Year in review in Intensive Care Medicine, 2007. II. Haemodynamics, pneumonia, infections and sepsis, invasive and non-invasive mechanical ventilation, acute respiratory distress syndrome
    Massimo Antonelli
    Department of Intensive Care and Anaesthesiology, Policlinico Universitario A Gemelli, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Largo A Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Intensive Care Med 34:405-22. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint A prospective, blinded evaluation of indexes proposed to predict weaning from mechanical ventilation
    Giorgio Conti
    Istituto Anestesiologia e Rianimazione, Policlinico Agostino Gemelli, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Largo Agostino Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Intensive Care Med 30:830-6. 2004
    ..To conduct a blinded evaluation of the predictors of weaning from mechanical ventilation...
  5. ncbi request reprint Non-invasive ventilation in COPD patients
    G Conti
    Department of Anesthesia and Resuscitation, Sacro Cuore Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Minerva Anestesiol 70:145-50. 2004
    ..Finally, the main contraindications for NIV are reviewed and discussed...
  6. ncbi request reprint Non invasive ventilation in immunocompromised patients
    G Conti
    Department of Intensive Care and Anesthesiology, Sacro Cuore Catholic University, Policlinico A Gemelli, Rome, Italy
    Minerva Anestesiol 77:342-8. 2011
    ..The aim of this review will be to shortly analyze the fields of application and the clinical results obtained with NIV in patients with immunosuppression of various origin...
  7. ncbi request reprint Sedation with sufentanil in patients receiving pressure support ventilation has no effects on respiration: a pilot study
    Giorgio Conti
    Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Universita Cattolica del S Cuore, Policlinico A Gemelli, Rome, Italy
    Can J Anaesth 51:494-9. 2004
    ..To evaluate the effects of sedation with sufentanil on respiratory drive, respiratory pattern, and gas exchange of critically ill patients during pressure support ventilation...
  8. doi request reprint Technological development in mechanical ventilation
    Giorgio Conti
    Department of Intensive Care and Anesthesia, Catholic University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Curr Opin Crit Care 16:26-33. 2010
    ..Innovative modes of mechanical ventilation, mainly based on complex closed loop technologies, have been recently developed and are now available for clinical use...
  9. ncbi request reprint NIV treatment for acute exacerbation in COPD patients
    G Conti
    Department of Anesthesia and Resuscitation Sacro Cuore Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Minerva Anestesiol 71:249-53. 2005
    ..Finally, they briefly review the most important clinical trials on NIV...
  10. ncbi request reprint Noninvasive vs. conventional mechanical ventilation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease after failure of medical treatment in the ward: a randomized trial
    G Conti
    Universita Cattolica del S Cuore, Policlinico A Gemelli, Largo F Vito, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Intensive Care Med 28:1701-7. 2002
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  11. ncbi request reprint Alfentanil does not increase resistance of the respiratory system in ASA I patients ventilated mechanically during general anesthesia
    Giorgio Conti
    Department of Anesthesia, University of Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Roma, Policlinico Universitario A Gemelli, Rome, Italy
    Can J Anaesth 49:718-23. 2002
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of alfentanil on respiratory system mechanics in a group of ASA I patients ventilated mechanically during general anesthesia...
  12. ncbi request reprint Sedation in the Intensive Care Unit. The basis of the problem
    G Conti
    Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Catholic University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Minerva Anestesiol 68:240-4. 2002
    ..They also focus the importance of an individualized sedative approach which provides pain relief and modulates stress response, allowing patients to be easily arousable and cooperative as necessary...
  13. ncbi request reprint Noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation with different interfaces in patients with respiratory failure after abdominal surgery: a matched-control study
    Giorgio Conti
    Department of Intensive Care and Anesthesia, Catholic University of Rome, Policlinico Agostino Gemelli, Rome, Italy
    Respir Care 52:1463-71. 2007
    ..Acute respiratory failure (ARF) is a relatively common complication after abdominal surgery...
  14. ncbi request reprint Analgesia in PACU: intravenous opioids
    Giorgio Conti
    Institute of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart
    Curr Drug Targets 6:767-71. 2005
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  15. ncbi request reprint A multiple-center survey on the use in clinical practice of noninvasive ventilation as a first-line intervention for acute respiratory distress syndrome
    Massimo Antonelli
    Istituto di Anestesiologia e Rianimazione, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Policlinico A Gemelli, Largo A Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Crit Care Med 35:18-25. 2007
    ..The objective was to investigate the application of NPPV as a first-line intervention in patients with early ARDS, describing what happens in everyday clinical practice in centers having expertise with NPPV...
  16. doi request reprint Effects of positive end expiratory pressure (PEEP) on intracranial and cerebral perfusion pressure in pediatric neurosurgical patients
    Silvia Pulitano
    Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Catholic University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    J Neurosurg Anesthesiol 25:330-4. 2013
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  17. ncbi request reprint Terlipressin versus norepinephrine to counteract anesthesia-induced hypotension in patients treated with renin-angiotensin system inhibitors: effects on systemic and regional hemodynamics
    Andrea Morelli
    Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Anesthesiology 102:12-9. 2005
    ....
  18. doi request reprint Year in review in Intensive Care Medicine, 2007. III. Ethics and legislation, health services research, pharmacology and toxicology, nutrition and paediatrics
    Massimo Antonelli
    Department of Intensive Care and Anesthesiology, Policlinico Universitario A Gemelli, Largo A Gemelli, 8, 00168, Rome, Italy
    Intensive Care Med 34:598-609. 2008
  19. ncbi request reprint Noninvasive positive pressure ventilation using a helmet in patients with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a feasibility study
    Massimo Antonelli
    Istituto di Anestesiologia e Rianimazione, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Anesthesiology 100:16-24. 2004
    ..Whether it is feasible to treat these patients with NPPV delivered by a helmet is not known...
  20. ncbi request reprint Noninvasive ventilation options in pediatric myasthenia gravis
    Marco Piastra
    Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Catholic University School of Medicine, Rome, Italy
    Paediatr Anaesth 15:699-702. 2005
    ..The new helmet interface for noninvasive positive pressure ventilation can represent a valuable means of respiratory support in the early phase of respiratory failure in older children...
  21. doi request reprint Nebulized iloprost and noninvasive respiratory support for impending hypoxaemic respiratory failure in formerly preterm infants: a case series
    Marco Piastra
    Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, University Hospital A Gemelli, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Pediatr Pulmonol 47:757-62. 2012
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  22. ncbi request reprint Comparison of two methods to assess blood CO2 equilibration curve in mechanically ventilated patients
    Franco Cavaliere
    Institute of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, School of Medicine, Largo Francesco Vito 1, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Respir Physiol Neurobiol 146:77-83. 2005
    ..Method 2 appeared more suitable to determine the Haldane effect in the conditions of the study, probably due to an approach minimizing the effect of potential sources of inaccuracy...
  23. doi request reprint Rescue treatment for noninvasive ventilation failure due to interface intolerance with remifentanil analgosedation: a pilot study
    Monica Rocco
    Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Intensive Care Med 36:2060-5. 2010
    ..To assess the feasibility of remifentanil-based sedation in hypoxemic acute respiratory failure (HARF) patients refusing to continue noninvasive ventilation (NPPV) for intolerance to two different interfaces-helmet and total face mask...
  24. ncbi request reprint Percutaneous translaryngeal versus surgical tracheostomy: A randomized trial with 1-yr double-blind follow-up
    Massimo Antonelli
    Unità Operativa di Rianimazione e Terapia Intensiva, Istituto di Anestesia e Rianimazione, Policlinico Universitario A Gemelli, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Crit Care Med 33:1015-20. 2005
    ..To compare the outcomes and the short- and long-term complications of percutaneous translaryngeal tracheostomy (TLT) and surgical tracheostomy (ST)...
  25. ncbi request reprint New treatment of acute hypoxemic respiratory failure: noninvasive pressure support ventilation delivered by helmet--a pilot controlled trial
    Massimo Antonelli
    Istituto di Anestesiologia e Rianimazione, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Crit Care Med 30:602-8. 2002
    ....
  26. doi request reprint Levosimendan in two neonates with ischemic heart failure and pulmonary hypertension
    Maria Pia De Carolis
    Neonatal ICU, Department of Pediatrics, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, A Gemelli Hospital, Rome, Italy mpia decarolis rm unicatt it
    Neonatology 101:201-5. 2012
    ..During the neonatal period, levosimendan may represent an ideal drug for immature myocardium characterized by a higher calcium-dependent contractility than in adults...
  27. doi request reprint Noninvasive pressure-support ventilation in immunocompromised children with ARDS: a feasibility study
    Marco Piastra
    Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, University Hospital A Gemelli, L go A Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Intensive Care Med 35:1420-7. 2009
    ..To verify the feasibility of non-invasive ventilation (NIV) in immunocompromised children affected by ARDS...
  28. ncbi request reprint Fiberoptic bronchoscopy during noninvasive positive pressure ventilation delivered by helmet
    Massimo Antonelli
    Istituto di Anestesiologia e Rianimazione, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Policlinico A Gemelli, Largo A Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Intensive Care Med 29:126-9. 2003
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint A low-dose remifentanil infusion is well tolerated for sedation in mechanically ventilated, critically-ill patients
    Franco Cavaliere
    Institute of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Can J Anaesth 49:1088-94. 2002
    ..To study the analgesic and sedative effects of remifentanil in critically-ill patients...
  30. ncbi request reprint Prophylactic fenoldopam for renal protection in sepsis: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot trial
    Andrea Morelli
    Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Crit Care Med 33:2451-6. 2005
    ..Accordingly, we sought to determine the safety and efficacy of fenoldopam for the prevention of acute renal failure in septic patients...
  31. ncbi request reprint Pharmacological therapies for pediatric and neonatal ALI/ARDS: an evidence-based review
    Daniele De Luca
    Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Department of Emergency and Intensive Care, University Hospital A Gemelli, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Italy
    Curr Drug Targets 13:906-16. 2012
    ..Quality and evidence for or against each therapy will be evaluated according to the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network statement and practical reminders for clinicians will accordingly be provided...
  32. doi request reprint Role of distinct phospholipases A2 and their modulators in meconium aspiration syndrome in human neonates
    Daniele De Luca
    Laboratory of Clinical Molecular Biology, Institute of Biochemistry, Servizio Analisi 1, University Hospital A Gemelli, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, L go A Gemelli 8, 00168, Rome, Italy
    Intensive Care Med 37:1158-65. 2011
    ..Our aim is to verify whether pulmonary phospholipase A2 (sPLA2-IIA) is involved in the damage and to determine if phospholipases and their modulators are associated with MAS clinical pictures...
  33. ncbi request reprint Effects of PEEP on the intracranial system of patients with head injury and subarachnoid hemorrhage: the role of respiratory system compliance
    Anselmo Caricato
    Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Catholic University School of Medicine, Policlinico A Gemelli, Rome, Italy
    J Trauma 58:571-6. 2005
    ..The authors hypothesized that the intracranial effects of PEEP could be related to the changes in respiratory system compliance (Crs)...
  34. doi request reprint Noninvasive ventilation in large postoperative flail chest
    Marco Piastra
    Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Catholic University Medical School, A Gemelli Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 51:831-3. 2008
    ..Respiratory support avoided asynchronous paradoxical movements and achieved pneumatic stabilization. Clinical and respiratory improvement allowed a successful weaning from ventilator...
  35. doi request reprint Secretory phospholipase A2 and neonatal respiratory distress: pilot study on broncho-alveolar lavage
    Daniele De Luca
    Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital A Gemelli, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, L go A Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Intensive Care Med 34:1858-64. 2008
    ..It plays an important role in acute lung injury but it has never been studied in newborn infants. We were aimed to investigate the phospholipase A2 activity in neonatal lung injury and its relationship with ventilatory findings...
  36. doi request reprint Severe subdural hemorrhage due to minimal prenatal trauma
    Marco Piastra
    Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Catholic University Medical School, A Gemelli Hospital, L go Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 4:543-6. 2009
    ..After birth, brain compression required a complex neurosurgical intervention because simple hematoma evacuation was not possible. The clinical and neurological outcome at 6 months was excellent, as confirmed by the neuroimaging findings...
  37. doi request reprint Noninvasive versus invasive ventilation for acute respiratory failure in patients with hematologic malignancies: a 5-year multicenter observational survey
    Giuseppe R Gristina
    Intensive Care Unit, San Camillo Forlanini Hospital, Institute of Intensive Care and Anesthesiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Crit Care Med 39:2232-9. 2011
    ..Mortality is high among patients with hematologic malignancies admitted to intensive care units for acute respiratory failure. Early noninvasive mechanical ventilation seems to improve outcomes...
  38. ncbi request reprint Effects of levosimendan on systemic and regional hemodynamics in septic myocardial depression
    Andrea Morelli
    Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Intensive Care Med 31:638-44. 2005
    ..Calcium desensitization plays an important part in the pathophysiology of septic myocardial depression. We postulated that levosimendan, a new calcium sensitizer, would be beneficial in sepsis-induced cardiac dysfunction...
  39. ncbi request reprint Effects of non-invasive ventilation on middle ear function in healthy volunteers
    Franco Cavaliere
    Institute of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Largo Francesco Vito 1, 00168, Rome, Italy
    Intensive Care Med 29:611-4. 2003
    ..To evaluate the effects of non-invasive ventilation (NIV) with facial mask or helmet on middle ear (ME). DESIGN. Prospective, randomised study...
  40. ncbi request reprint Surfactant and varespladib co-administration in stimulated rat alveolar macrophages culture
    Daniele De Luca
    Lab di Biologia Molecolare Clinica Serv Analisi 1, Policlinico Universitario A Gemelli, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, L go Agostino Gemelli 8, 00168 Roma
    Curr Pharm Biotechnol 14:445-8. 2013
    ..Since co-administration may be useful to reduce inflammation and surfactant inactivation in acute lung injury, further in vivo studies are warranted to verify its clinical usefulness...
  41. pmc Ex vivo effect of varespladib on secretory phospholipase A2 alveolar activity in infants with ARDS
    Daniele De Luca
    Laboratory of Clinical Molecular Biology, Department of Biochemistry, University Hospital A Gemelli, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    PLoS ONE 7:e47066. 2012
    ..Varespladib is a specifically designed indolic sPLA2 inhibitor, which has shown promising results in animals and adults. No specific data in pediatric ARDS patients are yet available...
  42. ncbi request reprint Neuroprotection and hypothermia in infants and children
    Domenico Pietrini
    Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, University Hospital A Gemelli, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Curr Drug Targets 13:925-35. 2012
    ..This review is aimed to provide an update of the available literature concerning this intriguing topic...
  43. doi request reprint Tension chylothorax complicating acute malignant airway obstruction
    Marco Piastra
    Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Emergency Department, Catholic University Medical School, Rome, Italy
    Pediatr Emerg Care 27:406-8. 2011
    ..Early recognition and prompt treatment resulted to be essential to relieve the compression and to avoid end-stage hemodynamic and respiratory function derangement...
  44. ncbi request reprint Noise exposure during noninvasive ventilation with a helmet, a nasal mask, and a facial mask
    Franco Cavaliere
    Institute of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Largo Francesco Vito 1, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Intensive Care Med 30:1755-60. 2004
    ..To assess noise exposure during noninvasive ventilation (NIV) with different types of interface (helmet, nasal, and facial masks)...
  45. doi request reprint A bench study of 2 ventilator circuits during helmet noninvasive ventilation
    Giuliano Ferrone
    Department of Intensive Care and Anesthesia, Policlinico A Gemelli, Catholic University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Respir Care 58:1474-81. 2013
    ....
  46. doi request reprint Anaesthesiological and intensive care management in craniovertebral junction surgery
    Orazio Genovese
    Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Institute of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Largo A Gemelli 8, Rome, 00168, Italy
    Adv Tech Stand Neurosurg 40:171-97. 2014
    ..Multidisciplinary management of perioperative patient care and careful pain control is mandatory in order to improve the outcomes. ..
  47. pmc Year in review in Intensive Care Medicine, 2007. I. Experimental studies. Clinical studies: brain injury and neurology, renal failure and endocrinology
    Massimo Antonelli
    Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Department of Intensive Care and Anesthesiology, Policlinico Universitario A Gemelli, Largo A Gemelli, 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Intensive Care Med 34:229-42. 2008
  48. doi request reprint Rescue hypothermia for refractory hypercapnia
    Domenico Pietrini
    Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Department of Emergency and Intensive Care, University Hospital A Gemelli, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Eur J Pediatr 171:1855-7. 2012
    ..In this case, hypothermia allowed sparing the use of extracorporeal life support. Conclusion Hypothermia might be useful for severe acute respiratory failure unresponsive to aggressive respiratory support...
  49. ncbi request reprint Plasma substitutes therapy in pediatrics
    Domenico Pietrini
    Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, University Hospital A Gemelli, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Rome, Italy
    Curr Drug Targets 13:893-9. 2012
    ..Given the ongoing controversies on the use of colloids in childhood, this review will focus on the pharmacodynamics of synthetic and non synthetic colloids for the treatment of critical blood loss in pediatrics...
  50. ncbi request reprint Treatment of acute respiratory failure by helmet-delivered non-invasive pressure support ventilation in children with acute leukemia: a pilot study
    Marco Piastra
    Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Gemelli Policlinic, Catholic University Medical School, Largo Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Intensive Care Med 30:472-6. 2004
    ..To evaluate the feasibility of non-invasive ventilation (NIV) through a new interface-the helmet-in the treatment of acute respiratory failure (ARF) in hematologic children...
  51. doi request reprint The number of failing organs predicts non-invasive ventilation failure in children with ALI/ARDS
    Marco Piastra
    Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care University Hospital A Gemelli, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, L go A Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Intensive Care Med 37:1510-6. 2011
    ..No definite data are available for the prediction of NIV outcome in such selected populations. We aimed to identify which factors might affect NIV failure in paediatric ALI/ARDS patients...
  52. ncbi request reprint Predictors of failure of noninvasive positive pressure ventilation in patients with acute hypoxemic respiratory failure: a multi-center study
    M Antonelli
    Istituto di Anestesiologia e Rianimazione, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Policlinico A Gemelli, Largo A Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Intensive Care Med 27:1718-28. 2001
    ..In these patients, predictors of NPPV failure are not well characterized...
  53. ncbi request reprint Effect of amplitude and inspiratory time in a bench model of non-invasive HFOV through nasal prongs
    Daniele De Luca
    Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Dept of Emergency and Intensive Care, University Hospital A Gemelli, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Pediatr Pulmonol 47:1012-8. 2012
    ..We studied the effect of oscillation amplitude and inspiratory time on the pressure transmission and tidal volume delivery through different nasal prongs...
  54. doi request reprint No-glucose strategy influences posterior cranial fossa tumors' postoperative course: introducing the Glycemic Stress Index
    Domenico Pietrini
    Catholic University Medical School, Agostino Gemelli Hospital, Rome, Italy
    J Neurooncol 93:361-8. 2009
    ..004). Our clinical experience suggests that both intraoperative glucose-free solutions are safe, and GSI can be a useful tool to identify prolonged PICU stay patients...
  55. doi request reprint "Glue lung": pulmonary micro-embolism caused by the glue used during interventional radiology
    D De Luca
    Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Department of Emergency and Intensive Care, University Hospital A Gemelli, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, L go A Gemelli 8, 00168 Roma, Italia
    Arch Dis Child 93:263. 2008
  56. doi request reprint Influence of ventilator settings on patient-ventilator synchrony during pressure support ventilation with different interfaces
    R Costa
    Dipartimento di Anestesia e Rianimazione, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Intensive Care Med 36:1363-70. 2010
    ....
  57. pmc Inner ear involvement in Anderson-Fabry disease: long-term follow-up during enzyme replacement therapy
    B Sergi
    Clinic of Otolaryngology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital 30:87-93. 2010
    ..Results obtained show that enzyme replacement therapy may stabilize hearing function; however, further studies on the physiopathology of the inner ear damage are needed...
  58. ncbi request reprint Exposure to noise during continuous positive airway pressure: influence of interfaces and delivery systems
    F Cavaliere
    Institute of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Largo Francesco Vito, 1, Rome, Italy
    Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 52:52-6. 2008
    ..We measured noise intensity and perceived noisiness during continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) performed with two interfaces (face-mask, helmet) and four delivery systems...
  59. ncbi request reprint Intensive care after elective surgery: a survey on 30-day postoperative mortality and morbidity
    F Cavaliere
    Institute of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Minerva Anestesiol 74:459-68. 2008
    ..Currently, limited studies have been conducted on this topic, and as such, early morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing postoperative intensive care were investigated...
  60. ncbi request reprint New advances in the use of noninvasive ventilation for acute hypoxaemic respiratory failure
    M Antonelli
    Istituto di Anestesiologia e Rianimazione, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Eur Respir J Suppl 42:65s-71s. 2003
    ..The correct choice of the patient ventilator interface is a crucial issue in noninvasive ventilation. The study of new interfaces could improve tolerability reducing the noninvasive ventilation failure rate...
  61. ncbi request reprint A normal response to Synachten test does not rule out corticosteroid effectiveness in weaning from catecholamine after septic shock
    F Cavaliere
    Institute of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Minerva Anestesiol 73:367-70. 2007
    ..A pharmacological effect was hypothesized; the contemporary increase of platelet, decrease of white blood cells, and decrease of plasma fibrinogen supported this hypothesis...
  62. ncbi request reprint Effects of acid-base abnormalities on blood capacity of transporting CO(2): adverse effect of metabolic acidosis
    F Cavaliere
    Institute of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Largo Francesco Vito, 1, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Intensive Care Med 28:609-15. 2002
    ..To investigate the effects of some acid-base abnormalities on blood capacity of transporting CO(2)...
  63. ncbi request reprint Auditory and vestibular findings in Fabry disease: a study of hemizygous males and heterozygous females
    G Conti
    Institute of ENT Clinic, Catholic University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Acta Paediatr Suppl 92:33-7; discussion 27. 2003
    ..This study aimed to evaluate audiological and vestibular involvement in Fabry disease and the early effects of enzyme replacement therapy with human alpha-galactosidase A...
  64. ncbi request reprint Anesthesiologic preoperative evaluation of drug addicted patient
    F Cavaliere
    Institute of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Minerva Anestesiol 71:367-71. 2005
    ..This knowledge is necessary to the anaesthetist in order to manage possible withdrawal syndromes or overdose, which are the two greatest dangers for a drug addict patient during the hospital stay...
  65. ncbi request reprint Hypoalbuminaemia does not impair Diprifusor performance during sedation with propofol
    F Cavaliere
    Institute of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care and Institute of Hygiene, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Largo Francesco Vito 1, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Br J Anaesth 94:453-8. 2005
    ..About 98% of plasma propofol is bound to albumin. We investigated if severe hypoalbuminaemia may affect the accuracy of a target-controlled infusion (TCI) device, the Diprifusor, during sedation in critically ill patients...
  66. ncbi request reprint Effects of short-term fenoldopam infusion on gastric mucosal blood flow in septic shock
    Andrea Morelli
    Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Anesthesiology 101:576-82. 2004
    ..1 microg x kg(-1) x min(-1)) to a combination of norepinephrine and dobutamine (5 microg x kg(-1) x min(-1)) may improve gastric mucosal perfusion in septic shock...
  67. ncbi request reprint Late-onset presentation of ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency in a young woman with hyperammonemic coma
    Rita Gaspari
    Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Catholic University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Ann Emerg Med 41:104-9. 2003
    ..Early recognition and appropriate treatment are critical to avoid severe brain damage and death...
  68. ncbi request reprint Low dose remifentanyl infusion for analgesia and sedation in ventilated newborns
    F Stoppa
    Intensive Care Unit, Emergency Department, Bambino Gesù Pediatric Hospital IRCCS, Rome, Italy
    Minerva Anestesiol 70:753-61. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the analgesic effects of remifentanyl on mechanically ventilated newborns...
  69. doi request reprint Interleukin and neurotrophin up-regulation correlates with severity of H1N1 infection in children: a case-control study
    Antonio Chiaretti
    Department of Pediatrics, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, A Gemelli Hospital, Largo Gemelli, 1, 00168, Rome, Italy Electronic address
    Int J Infect Dis 17:e1186-93. 2013
    ..To evaluate the correlation between cytokine and neurotrophin expression and clinical findings, disease severity, and outcome of children with H1N1 influenza infection...
  70. doi request reprint Neurally adjusted ventilatory assist and lung transplant in a child: A case report
    Vincenzo Vitale
    Department of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Intensive Care Unit, Bambino Gesu Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Pediatr Crit Care Med 11:e48-51. 2010
    ..To report the successful application of neurally adjusted ventilatory assist to a child with cystic fibrosis who underwent single-lung transplantation...
  71. ncbi request reprint Non-invasive ventilation outside the Intensive Care Unit for acute respiratory failure
    D Chiumello
    Operative Unit of Anesthesia and Resuscitation, Department of Anesthesia, Intensive and Subintensive Resuscitation and Pain Therapy, IRCCS Foundation, Polyclinic Mangiagalli Regina Elena, Milan, Italy
    Minerva Anestesiol 75:459-66. 2009
    ..This review presents and discusses the currently available data regarding NIV success outside the intensive care unit, the optimal ventilatory strategy, possible solutions to the mechanical problems and the minimum monitoring required...
  72. ncbi request reprint Noninvasive ventilation in childhood acute neuromuscular respiratory failure: a pilot study
    M Piastra
    Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Catholic University Medical School, Rome, Italy
    Respiration 73:791-8. 2006
    ..3 years) presenting with acute respiratory failure (ARF) were treated by noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV). All patients required immediate respiratory support and fulfilled our intubation criteria...
  73. pmc Noninvasive positive pressure ventilation as treatment for acute respiratory failure in critically ill patients
    M Antonelli
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Crit Care 4:15-22. 2000
    ..The conventional use of NPPV in hypoxaemic acute respiratory failure still remains controversial, however. Large randomized studies are still needed before extensive clinical application in this condition...
  74. ncbi request reprint The use of non-invasive ventilation in the treatment of acute cardiogenic pulmonary edema
    S Ursella
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Policlinico G emelli, Rome, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 11:193-205. 2007
    ....
  75. doi request reprint The use of the Berlin definition for acute respiratory distress syndrome during infancy and early childhood: multicenter evaluation and expert consensus
    Daniele De Luca
    Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, University Hospital Agostino Gemelli, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Intensive Care Med 39:2083-91. 2013
    ..A secondary aim was reaching a consensus on clinical tools (risk factors list and illustrative radiographs) to help the application of BD...
  76. doi request reprint Daily practice of mechanical ventilation in Italian pediatric intensive care units: a prospective survey
    Andrea Wolfler
    Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Children s Hospital V Buzzi, Milan, Italy
    Pediatr Crit Care Med 12:141-6. 2011
    ..To assess how children requiring endotracheal intubation are mechanically ventilated in Italian pediatric intensive care units (PICUs)...
  77. doi request reprint Increased levels of glial cell-derived neurotrophic factor in CSF of infants with SMA
    Antonio Chiaretti
    Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Catholic University School of Medicine, Rome, Italy
    Pediatr Neurol 41:195-9. 2009
    ....
  78. ncbi request reprint A survey of the in-hospital response to cardiac arrest on general wards in the hospitals of Rome
    Claudio Sandroni
    Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Largo Agostino Gemelli 8, 00168, Rome, Italy
    Resuscitation 56:41-7. 2003
    ..To investigate the response to cardiac arrest in general wards...
  79. doi request reprint Bile acids cause secretory phospholipase A2 activity enhancement, revertible by exogenous surfactant administration
    Daniele De Luca
    Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, University Hospital A Gemelli, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, L go A Gemelli 8, 00168, Rome, Italy
    Intensive Care Med 35:321-6. 2009
    ..Our aim was to investigate the interaction between bile acids and sPLA2 in an extracellular environment representing an in vitro model of aspiration...
  80. ncbi request reprint Role of desmopressin in the treatment of a case of septic shock refractory to catecholamines
    V Mignani
    Department of Anesthesia and Resuscitation, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Minerva Anestesiol 68:855-7, 858-9. 2002
    ..On the contrary, desmopressin does not present those adverse effects and is able to maintain a high renal blood flow, for its prevalent action on V2 instead of V1 receptors...
  81. ncbi request reprint Efficacy and safety of continuous intravenous infusion of remifentanil in preterm infants undergoing laser therapy in retinopathy of prematurity: clinical experience
    M Sammartino
    Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Catholic University School of Medicine, Rome, Italy
    Paediatr Anaesth 13:596-602. 2003
    ..The aim of our study was to evaluate the efficacy of a continuous intravenous infusion of remifentanil in premature infants undergoing laser therapy for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP)...
  82. doi request reprint Predictive role of audiological and clinical features for functional results after stapedotomy
    M R Marchese
    Institute of Otorhinolaryngology, Policlinico A Gemelli, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, IT 00168 Roma, Italy
    Audiol Neurootol 14:279-85. 2009
    ..To analyze and compare the preoperative factors that potentially influence the outcome of stapedotomy in our study group...
  83. ncbi request reprint Acute asthma attack: severity criteria
    G Conti
    Department of Anesthesia and Resuscitation, Sacro Cuore Chatolic University, Rome, Italy
    Minerva Anestesiol 69:338-41. 2003
    ..The authors briefly review the main risk factors for fatal asthma, near-fatal asthma, rapid onset asthma and slow onset asthma. The most recent data in the international literature are also shortly reviewed and discussed...
  84. ncbi request reprint [Home mechanical ventilation: the extra-hospital phase]
    M Antonelli
    Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Istituto di Anestesiologia e Rianimazione, Policlinico A Gemelli, Roma
    Minerva Anestesiol 66:895-9. 2000
    ..Home ventilation therapy in the experience of the Policlinico Universtitario "La Sapienza", Rome is presented...
  85. ncbi request reprint Auto-PEEP and dynamic hyperinflation in COPD patients during controlled mechanical ventilation and high frequency jet ventilation
    G Conti
    Istituto di Anestesia e Rianimazione, Universita La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Intensive Care Med 16:81-4. 1990
    ..54 +/- 0.2 l). This result suggests that, with a suitable machine setting and similar gas exchanges, HFJV produces the same level of auto-PEEP and dynamic hyperinflation as CMV in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...
  86. ncbi request reprint Effects of low-dose alfentanil administration on central respiratory drive and respiratory pattern in spontaneously breathing ASA 1 patients
    G Conti
    Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Catholic University School of Medicine, Rome, Italy
    Anaesthesia 57:540-3. 2002
    ..We therefore recommend careful monitoring of cardio-respiratory function in ASA I patients, following the administration of alfentanil...
  87. doi request reprint Flow-cycled versus time-cycled sIPPV in preterm babies with RDS: a breath-to-breath randomised cross-over trial
    D De Luca
    Division of Neonatology, Casilino General Hospital ASLRMB, Rome, Italy
    Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 94:F397-401. 2009
    ..In this latter, typical sIPPV full respiratory support is provided but both the initiation and the end of inflation are determined by the infant's spontaneous respiratory efforts by using airway flow changes...
  88. ncbi request reprint Diurnal and nocturnal shifts do not influence non-invasive ventilation outcome
    L Montini
    Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Sacro Cuore Catholic University, Agostino Gemelli Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Minerva Anestesiol 76:241-8. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to assess if diurnal or nocturnal shifts were independent risk factors for non-invasive ventilation (NIV) failure...
  89. ncbi request reprint Determination of the post-translational modifications of salivary acidic proline-rich proteins
    M Castagnola
    Institute of Biochemistry and Clinical Biochemistry, Catholic University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Eur J Morphol 41:93-8. 2003
    ..Finally, structural identification is pending for another post-translational modification of acidic-PRP that provides an increase of 111-114 amu...
  90. ncbi request reprint Noninvasive versus conventional ventilation to treat hypercapnic encephalopathy in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Raffaele Scala
    Unità Operativa di Pneumologia e Unità di Terapia Semi Intensiva Respiratoria, Arezzo, Italy
    Intensive Care Med 33:2101-8. 2007
    ..This study compared the hospital outcomes of NPPV vs. conventional mechanical ventilation (CMV) in COPD exacerbations with moderate to severe hypercapnic encephalopathy, defined by a Kelly score of 3 or higher...
  91. ncbi request reprint Non-invasive ventilation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients: helmet versus facial mask
    Paolo Navalesi
    Pneumologia Riabilitativa e Terapia Intensiva Respiratoria, Fondazione S Maugeri IRCCS, Via S Maugeri 10, 27100, Pavia, Italy
    Intensive Care Med 33:74-81. 2007
    ..The helmet is a new interface with the potential of increasing the success rate of non-invasive ventilation by improving tolerance...
  92. ncbi request reprint Time of non-invasive ventilation
    Stefano Nava
    Fondazione S Maugeri IRCCS, Pneumologia Riabilitativa e Terapia Intensiva Respiratoria, Via Ferrata 8, 27100, Pavia, Italy
    Intensive Care Med 32:361-70. 2006
    ..In this review article, we analyse, compare and discuss the results of studies in which NIV was applied at various times during the evolution of acute respiratory failure...
  93. ncbi request reprint Effects of levosimendan on right ventricular afterload in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome: a pilot study
    Andrea Morelli
    Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
    Crit Care Med 34:2287-93. 2006
    ..We hypothesized that levosimendan, a new calcium sensitizer with potential pulmonary vasodilator properties, improves hemodynamics by unloading the right ventricle in patients with ARDS...
  94. ncbi request reprint New regulations for the care of the critically ill patients in Italy
    Nereo Zamperetti
    Intensive Care Med 30:1660-1. 2004
  95. ncbi request reprint Monitoring renal oxygen supply in critically-ill patients using urinary oxygen tension
    Andrea Morelli
    Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, University of Rome La Sapienza Rome, Italy
    Anesth Analg 97:1764-8. 2003
    ..Dose-dependent PuO(2) increases, unrelated to indexes of systemic perfusion and cardiac function, demonstrate that fenoldopam affects the balance between renal oxygen supply and demand in stable critically-ill patients...
  96. ncbi request reprint Noninvasive mechanical ventilation as a palliative treatment of acute respiratory failure in patients with end-stage solid cancer
    Annamaria Cuomo
    Fondazione S Maugeri, IRCCS, Istituto Scientifico di Pavia, Pavia, Italy
    Palliat Med 18:602-10. 2004
    ....
  97. ncbi request reprint Noninvasive ventilation by helmet or face mask in immunocompromised patients: a case-control study
    Monica Rocco
    Dipartimento di Anestesia e Rianimazione, Policlinico Umberto I, Viale del Policlinico 155, 00161 Rome, Italy
    Chest 126:1508-15. 2004
    ..To compare the efficacy of noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV) by helmet and face mask in immunocompromised patients with hypoxemic acute respiratory failure (ARF)...
  98. ncbi request reprint Noninvasive vs invasive ventilation in COPD patients with severe acute respiratory failure deemed to require ventilatory assistance
    Enzo Squadrone
    ICU, Azienda Ospedaliera S Luigi Gonzaga, Orbassano, Italy
    Intensive Care Med 30:1303-10. 2004
    ....
  99. ncbi request reprint Noninvasive positive pressure ventilation delivered by helmet vs. standard face mask
    Davide Chiumello
    Istituto di Anestesia e Rianimazione, Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico IRCCS, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Via Francesco Sforza 35, 20122 Milan, Italy
    Intensive Care Med 29:1671-9. 2003
    ..This bench and human study compared large and small helmets with face mask (FM) for delivery of noninvasive positive pressure ventilation...
  100. ncbi request reprint A comparative evaluation of thermodilution and partial CO2 rebreathing techniques for cardiac output assessment in critically ill patients during assisted ventilation
    Monica Rocco
    Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, University of Rome La Sapienza, Viale del Policlinico 155, 00161 Rome, Italy
    Intensive Care Med 30:82-7. 2004
    ..To evaluate the reliability and clinical value of partial noninvasive CO2 (NICO2) rebreathing technique for measuring cardiac output compared with standard thermodilution in a group of intensive care nonpostoperative patients...
  101. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of patient skin breakdown and comfort with a new face mask for non-invasive ventilation: a multi-center study
    Cesare Gregoretti
    Intensive Care Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera CTO CRF ICORMA, Via Zuretti 29, 10100 Turin, Italy
    Intensive Care Med 28:278-84. 2002
    ..To evaluate patient comfort, skin breakdown and eye irritation when comparing a prototype face mask (PM) and conventional face masks (CMs) during non-invasive ventilation...