M Vitacca

Summary

Affiliation: Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Cognitive and perceived health status in patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease surviving acute on chronic respiratory failure: a controlled study
    Nicolino Ambrosino
    Pulmonary Division, Salvatore Maugeri Foundation IRCCS, Scientific Institute of Gussago, 25064 Gussago, Italy
    Intensive Care Med 28:170-7. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Weaning from mechanical ventilation followed at home with the aid of a telemedicine program
    Michele Vitacca
    Divisione di Pneumologia, Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri, I R C C S, Istituto di Gussago Lumezzane Brescia Italy
    Telemed J E Health 13:445-9. 2007
  3. doi request reprint Patients' characterization, hospital course and clinical outcomes in five Italian respiratory intensive care units
    Eva Polverino
    Respiratory Department, FSM, Lumezzane, Italy
    Intensive Care Med 36:137-42. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint [Mechanical ventilation weaning: dedicated protocols]
    M Vitacca
    Divisione di Pneumologia Riabilitativa, Centro di svezzamento prolungato, Fondazione S Maugeri IRCCS, Centro medico Gussago Lumezzane BS, Italy
    G Ital Med Lav Ergon 29:65-71. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Assessment of physiologic variables and subjective comfort under different levels of pressure support ventilation
    Michele Vitacca
    Lung Function and Respiratory Intermediate Intensive Care Unit, S Maugeri Foundation IRCCS Medical Center of Gussago, Via Pinidolo 23 25064 Gussago Brescia, Italy
    Chest 126:851-9. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Inspiratory muscle workload due to dynamic intrinsic PEEP in stable COPD patients: effects of two different settings of non-invasive pressure-support ventilation
    M Vitacca
    Divisione di Pneumologia Riabilitativa, Fondazione S Maugeri IRCCS, Istituto Scientifico di Gussago, BS, Italy
    Monaldi Arch Chest Dis 61:81-5. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Physiological effects of meals in difficult-to-wean tracheostomised patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Michele Vitacca
    Pulmonary Unit, Weaning Centre, S Maugeri Foundation IRCCS, Via Pinidolo 23, 25064 Gussago, Italy
    Intensive Care Med 31:236-42. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Home mechanical ventilation patients: a retrospective survey to identify level of burden in real life
    M Vitacca
    Pulmonary Division, Fondazione S Maugeri IRCCS, Gussago Lumezzane, Italy
    Monaldi Arch Chest Dis 67:142-7. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Effects of acute on chronic respiratory failure on hypercapnia and 3-month survival
    Michele Vitacca
    Respiratory Department, Salvatore Maugeri Foundation, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico, Scientific Institute of Gussago, Via Pinidolo 23, 25064 Gussago BS, Italy
    Chest 128:1209-15. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Lung and respiratory muscle function at discharge from a respiratory intensive care unit
    M Vitacca
    Pulmonary Department and Respiratory Intermediate Intensive Care Unit, S Maugeri Foundation IRCCS Gussago BS, Italy
    Monaldi Arch Chest Dis 63:142-8. 2005

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Publications39

  1. ncbi request reprint Cognitive and perceived health status in patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease surviving acute on chronic respiratory failure: a controlled study
    Nicolino Ambrosino
    Pulmonary Division, Salvatore Maugeri Foundation IRCCS, Scientific Institute of Gussago, 25064 Gussago, Italy
    Intensive Care Med 28:170-7. 2002
    ..To evaluate the perceived health and cognitive status in survivors of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations requiring mechanical ventilation...
  2. ncbi request reprint Weaning from mechanical ventilation followed at home with the aid of a telemedicine program
    Michele Vitacca
    Divisione di Pneumologia, Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri, I R C C S, Istituto di Gussago Lumezzane Brescia Italy
    Telemed J E Health 13:445-9. 2007
    ..This case report shows that many patients at home on ventilators could possibly be weaned through the use of remote monitoring and call center response, with only family/caregivers on-site...
  3. doi request reprint Patients' characterization, hospital course and clinical outcomes in five Italian respiratory intensive care units
    Eva Polverino
    Respiratory Department, FSM, Lumezzane, Italy
    Intensive Care Med 36:137-42. 2010
    ..Respiratory intensive care units (RICU) dedicated to weaning could be suitable facilities for clinical management of "post-ICU" patients...
  4. ncbi request reprint [Mechanical ventilation weaning: dedicated protocols]
    M Vitacca
    Divisione di Pneumologia Riabilitativa, Centro di svezzamento prolungato, Fondazione S Maugeri IRCCS, Centro medico Gussago Lumezzane BS, Italy
    G Ital Med Lav Ergon 29:65-71. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Assessment of physiologic variables and subjective comfort under different levels of pressure support ventilation
    Michele Vitacca
    Lung Function and Respiratory Intermediate Intensive Care Unit, S Maugeri Foundation IRCCS Medical Center of Gussago, Via Pinidolo 23 25064 Gussago Brescia, Italy
    Chest 126:851-9. 2004
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Inspiratory muscle workload due to dynamic intrinsic PEEP in stable COPD patients: effects of two different settings of non-invasive pressure-support ventilation
    M Vitacca
    Divisione di Pneumologia Riabilitativa, Fondazione S Maugeri IRCCS, Istituto Scientifico di Gussago, BS, Italy
    Monaldi Arch Chest Dis 61:81-5. 2004
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Physiological effects of meals in difficult-to-wean tracheostomised patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Michele Vitacca
    Pulmonary Unit, Weaning Centre, S Maugeri Foundation IRCCS, Via Pinidolo 23, 25064 Gussago, Italy
    Intensive Care Med 31:236-42. 2005
    ..To evaluate effects of meals in difficult-to-wean tracheostomised patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases during spontaneous breathing or Inspiratory Pressure Support...
  8. ncbi request reprint Home mechanical ventilation patients: a retrospective survey to identify level of burden in real life
    M Vitacca
    Pulmonary Division, Fondazione S Maugeri IRCCS, Gussago Lumezzane, Italy
    Monaldi Arch Chest Dis 67:142-7. 2007
    ..To find, if any, differences among diseases...
  9. ncbi request reprint Effects of acute on chronic respiratory failure on hypercapnia and 3-month survival
    Michele Vitacca
    Respiratory Department, Salvatore Maugeri Foundation, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico, Scientific Institute of Gussago, Via Pinidolo 23, 25064 Gussago BS, Italy
    Chest 128:1209-15. 2005
    ..There is a lack of information on respiratory function and mechanics after COPD exacerbations...
  10. ncbi request reprint Lung and respiratory muscle function at discharge from a respiratory intensive care unit
    M Vitacca
    Pulmonary Department and Respiratory Intermediate Intensive Care Unit, S Maugeri Foundation IRCCS Gussago BS, Italy
    Monaldi Arch Chest Dis 63:142-8. 2005
    ..The purpose of this prospective observational study was to describe lung and respiratory muscle function at Respiratory Intensive Care Unit (RICU) discharge after a severe exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)...
  11. ncbi request reprint Maximal inspiratory and expiratory pressure measurement in tracheotomised patients
    M Vitacca
    Fondazione S Maugeri IRCCS, Pavia, Italy
    Eur Respir J 27:343-9. 2006
    ..In conclusion, respiratory muscle assessment differs significantly depending on measurement condition. Measurement through inflated cannula tracheotomy yields higher values of both maximal inspiratory and maximal expiratory pressure...
  12. ncbi request reprint Physiological responses to arm exercise in difficult to wean patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Michele Vitacca
    Pulmonary Division, Scientific Institutes of Gussago Lumezzane Salvatore Maugeri Foundation, 25064 Gussago, Italy
    Intensive Care Med 32:1159-66. 2006
    ..To evaluate the effects of arm exercise with or without support of mechanical ventilation on breathing pattern, respiratory muscle pressure output, and ratings of dyspnea and arm discomfort in difficult-to-wean patients with COPD...
  13. ncbi request reprint A pilot study of nurse-led, home monitoring for patients with chronic respiratory failure and with mechanical ventilation assistance
    M Vitacca
    Divisione di Pneumologia, Fondazione S Maugeri, IRCCS, Gussago Lumezzane BS, Italy
    J Telemed Telecare 12:337-42. 2006
    ..However, the results showed that home monitoring was feasible, and useful for titration of oxygen, mechanical ventilation setting and stabilization of relapses...
  14. doi request reprint Tele-assistance in chronic respiratory failure patients: a randomised clinical trial
    M Vitacca
    Pneumology Division, Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri, Via Mazzini 129, 25066, Lumezzane, Italy
    Eur Respir J 33:411-8. 2009
    ..The chronic obstructive pulmonary disease group seems to have a greater advantage from tele-assistance...
  15. ncbi request reprint Therapist driven protocols
    M Vitacca
    Respiratory Intensive Care Units, Salvatore Maugeri Foundation, IRCCS, Scientific Institute of Gussago, Via Pindolo 23, 25064 Gussago, BS, Italy
    Monaldi Arch Chest Dis 59:342-4. 2003
  16. ncbi request reprint Comparison of two methods for weaning patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease requiring mechanical ventilation for more than 15 days
    M Vitacca
    Salvatore Maugeri Foundation, IRCCS, Lung Function Unit, Scientific Institute of Gussago, Via Pinidolo 23, 25064 Gussago, Italy
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 164:225-30. 2001
    ..The application of a well-defined protocol, independent of the mode used, may result in better outcomes than uncontrolled clinical practice...
  17. ncbi request reprint Exacerbations of COPD: predictive factors, treatment and outcome
    M Vitacca
    Fondazione S Maugeri I R C C S, Istituto Scientifico di Gussago, Via Pinidolo 23, 25064 Gussago, BS, Italy
    Monaldi Arch Chest Dis 56:137-43. 2001
    ..Both hospital and post-discharge mortality of exacerbated COPD remain high while quality of life appears to be poor. Future studies will elucidate the relation between number and severity of exacerbations and prognosis...
  18. ncbi request reprint Physiological response to pressure support ventilation delivered before and after extubation in patients not capable of totally spontaneous autonomous breathing
    M Vitacca
    Respiratory Intensive Care Unit, Fondazione S. Maugeri, Istituto Scientifico di Gussago, Gussago, Italy; and Instituto Scientifico di Pavia, Pavia, Italy
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 164:638-41. 2001
    ....
  19. pmc Effect of pulmonary rehabilitation on exhaled nitric oxide in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    E Clini
    Lung Function Unit and Respiratory Disease Department, Salvatore Maugeri Foundation IRCCS, Scientific Institute of Gussago, I 25064 Gussago BS, Italy
    Thorax 56:519-23. 2001
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of a pulmonary rehabilitation programme including exercise training on eNO in patients with COPD...
  20. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of pulmonary rehabilitation in chronic respiratory failure (CRF) due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): The Maugeri Study
    M Carone
    Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri, IRCCS, Department of Pulmonary Disease, Scientific Institute of Veruno, Italy
    Respir Med 101:2447-53. 2007
    ..e. patients with chronic respiratory failure (CRF), is less well known...
  21. ncbi request reprint In-hospital short-term training program for patients with chronic airway obstruction
    E Clini
    Salvatore Maugeri Foundation IRCCS, Lung Function Unit, Scientific Institute of Gussago, Italy
    Chest 120:1500-5. 2001
    ..To compare the functional benefits and relative costs of administering an intense short-term inpatient vs a longer outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation program (PRP) for patients with chronic airway obstruction (CAO)...
  22. ncbi request reprint Exhaled nitric oxide and exercise in stable COPD patients
    E Clini
    Pulmonary Division, Lung Function Unit, Fondazione S Maugeri IRCCS, Gussago Brescia, Italy
    Chest 117:702-7. 2000
    ..To evaluate exhaled nitric oxide (eNO) during exercise in patients with stable COPD...
  23. ncbi request reprint Lack of additional effect of adjunct of assisted ventilation to pulmonary rehabilitation in mild COPD patients
    L Bianchi
    Salvatore Maugeri Foundation IRCCS, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Unit, Scientific Institute of Gussago, Italy
    Respir Med 96:359-67. 2002
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Preliminary results on nursing workload in a dedicated weaning center
    M Vitacca
    Lung Function and Respiratory Intermediate Intensive Care Unit, S Maugeri Foundation IRCCS, Medical Center of Gussago, Italy
    Intensive Care Med 26:796-9. 2000
    ..To evaluate the nursing time required for difficult-to-wean patients in a dedicated weaning center (WC) and to examine the correlation of the nursing time with nursing workload (NW) scores and with clinical severity and dependency...
  25. doi request reprint Last 3 months of life in home-ventilated patients: the family perception
    M Vitacca
    Respiratory Dept, Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri, IRCCS, Via Giuseppe Mazzini 129, 25066 Lumezzane Brescia, Italy
    Eur Respir J 35:1064-71. 2010
    ..We have presented good points and bad points regarding end-of-life care in home mechanically ventilated patients. Noninvasive ventilation use and diagnosis have impact on this burden...
  26. ncbi request reprint Episodic medical home interventions in severe bedridden chronic respiratory failure patients: a 4 year retrospective study
    L Barbano
    Respiratory Unit and Weaning Center, Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri, IRCCS, Lumezzane, BS, Italy
    Monaldi Arch Chest Dis 71:113-8. 2009
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint Hospital monitoring, setting and training for home non invasive ventilation
    D Fiorenza
    Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri IRCCS, Gussago, BS, Italy
    Monaldi Arch Chest Dis 59:119-22. 2003
    ..2. Timing for different physiological monitoring (arterial gases, mechanics, sleep) 3. Timing for clinical evaluation, machine adaptation, carer training and long term follow-up...
  28. ncbi request reprint Advanced COPD patients under home mechanical ventilation and/or long term oxygen therapy: Italian healthcare costs
    M Vitacca
    Division of Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri, IRCCS, Lumezzane BS, Italy
    Monaldi Arch Chest Dis 75:207-14. 2011
    ..Little information is available on healthcare costs for patients with very severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The aim of the current work was to evaluate Italian healthcare costs in these patients...
  29. ncbi request reprint Seven-year time course of lung function, symptoms, health-related quality of life, and exercise tolerance in COPD patients undergoing pulmonary rehabilitation programs
    Katia Foglio
    Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Lung Function Unit, Scientific Institute of Gussago, Italy
    Respir Med 101:1961-70. 2007
    ..To evaluate the long-term course of outcome indexes in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) undergoing repeated pulmonary rehabilitation programs (PRP)...
  30. doi request reprint Tele-assistance in chronic respiratory failure: patients' characterization and staff workload of 5-year activity
    Michele Vitacca
    Pneumology Division, Salvatore Maugeri Foundation, IRCCS, Via Giuseppe Mazzini 129, Lumezzane, Brescia, Italy
    Telemed J E Health 16:299-305. 2010
    ..The issue of how to optimize the routine use of tele-assistance (TA) in the clinical care remains to be addressed. Skills and costs of human resources represent the major component to care for chronic patients with TA...
  31. doi request reprint A pilot trial of telemedicine-assisted, integrated care for patients with advanced amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and their caregivers
    Michele Vitacca
    Pneumologia riabilitativa, Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri, IRCCS, Lumezzane, Brescia, Italy
    J Telemed Telecare 16:83-8. 2010
    ..TAIC provides a nurse-centred, home-monitoring programme that can be a useful way of following up ALS patients...
  32. ncbi request reprint Supported arm training in patients recently weaned from mechanical ventilation
    Roberto Porta
    Pulmonary Division, Scientific Institute of Gussago, Salvatore Maugeri Foundation IRCSS, Italy
    Chest 128:2511-20. 2005
    ..To evaluate the effects of early exercise training in patients recovering from acute respiratory failure needing mechanical ventilation (MV)...
  33. doi request reprint Socio-technical and organizational challenges to wider e-Health implementation
    M Vitacca
    Divisione di Pneumologia, Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri, IRCCS, Lumezzane BS, Italy
    Chron Respir Dis 6:91-7. 2009
    ..For e-Health and telemedicine to grow, it will be necessary to investigate their long-term efficacy, cost effectiveness, possible improvement in quality of life and impact on public health burden...
  34. ncbi request reprint Telemedicine: a new frontier for effective healthcare services
    S Scalvini
    Consorzio per la Ricerca, Sviluppo e Sperimentazione di Sistemi di Telemedicina, Divisione di Cardiologia e Servizio di Telemedicina, Fondazione S Maugeri, IRCCS, Gussago, Italy
    Monaldi Arch Chest Dis 61:226-33. 2004
    ..Lastly, the available data on the application of Telemedicine for patients with respiratory diseases will be reviewed...
  35. doi request reprint At home and on demand mechanical cough assistance program for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    Michele Vitacca
    UO di Pneumologia Riabilitativa e Terapia Intensiva Respiratoria, Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri, IRCCS, Lumezzane, Brescia, Italy
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 89:401-6. 2010
    ..To establish a cost-effective telephone-accessed consultation and mechanical in-exsufflation (MI-E) and manually assisted coughing, oximetry feedback program for 39 patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis...
  36. ncbi request reprint Comparison of five bilevel pressure ventilators in patients with chronic ventilatory failure: a physiologic study
    Michele Vitacca
    Pulmonary Division, Scientific Institute, Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri IRCCS, I 25064 Gussago BS, Italy
    Chest 122:2105-14. 2002
    ..Also, we wanted to evaluate the short-term effects of the five ventilators on physiologic variables, namely, breathing patterns and inspiratory muscles...
  37. ncbi request reprint Mask proportional assist vs pressure support ventilation in patients in clinically stable condition with chronic ventilatory failure
    Roberto Porta
    Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri IRCCS, Pulmonary Department, Scientific Institutes of Gussago, Italy
    Chest 122:479-88. 2002
    ..To compare the short-term physiologic effects of mask pressure support ventilation (PSV) and proportional assist ventilation (PAV) in patients in clinically stable condition with chronic ventilatory failure (CVF)...
  38. ncbi request reprint Tolerance and physiologic effects of nocturnal mask pressure support vs proportional assist ventilation in chronic ventilatory failure
    Joao Carlos Winck
    Department of Pneumology, Hospital Sao Joao, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal
    Chest 126:382-8. 2004
    ..To compare the tolerance and physiologic effects of a 5-night treatment with either nasal proportional assist ventilation (PAV) or pressure support ventilation (PSV) in patients with chronic ventilatory failure...
  39. ncbi request reprint Intrapulmonary percussive ventilation in tracheostomized patients: a randomized controlled trial
    Enrico M Clini
    Department of Pulmonary Rehabilitation, University of Modena, and Ospedale Villa Pineta, Via Gaiato 127, Pavullo, Italy
    Intensive Care Med 32:1994-2001. 2006
    ..To investigate whether the addition of intrapulmonary percussive ventilation to the usual chest physiotherapy improves gas exchange and lung mechanics in tracheostomized patients...