A Casati

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Affiliation: San Raffaele Scientific Institute
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint End tidal carbon dioxide monitoring in spontaneously breathing, nonintubated patients. A clinical comparison between conventional sidestream and microstream capnometers
    A Casati
    Department of Anesthesiology, IRCCS H San Raffaele, University of Milan, Milan
    Minerva Anestesiol 67:161-4. 2001
  2. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular changes after extraglottic airway insertion: a prospective, randomized comparison between the laryngeal mask or the new PAXpress
    Andrea Casati
    Vita Salute University of Milan Department of Anesthesiology, IRCCS H San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    J Clin Anesth 16:342-6. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Effect of different anesthesia techniques on red blood cell endogenous recovery in hip arthroplasty
    Battista Borghi
    Department of Anesthesiology, IRCCS Orthopedic Institute of Rizzoli, Bologna, Italy
    J Clin Anesth 17:96-101. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Bupivacaine, levobupivacaine and ropivacaine: are they clinically different?
    Andrea Casati
    Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Parma, Italy
    Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol 19:247-68. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint A clinical evaluation of near-infrared cerebral oximetry in the awake patient to monitor cerebral perfusion during carotid endarterectomy
    Andrea Rigamonti
    Department of Anesthesiology, Vita Salute University of Milan, IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital, 20132 Milan, Italy
    J Clin Anesth 17:426-30. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Total intravenous anesthesia, spinal anesthesia or combined sciatic-femoral nerve block for outpatient knee arthroscopy
    A Casati
    Department of Anesthesiology, IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital, Vita et Salute University, Milan, Italy
    Minerva Anestesiol 70:493-502. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Improving postoperative analgesia after axillary brachial plexus anesthesia with 0.75% ropivacaine. A double-blind evaluation of adding clonidine
    A Casati
    Department of Anesthesiology, IRCCS H San Raffaele, University of Milan, Italy
    Minerva Anestesiol 67:407-12. 2001
  8. ncbi request reprint The effects of single or multiple injections on the volume of 0.5% ropivacaine required for femoral nerve blockade
    A Casati
    University of Milan, Department of Anesthesiology, IRCCS H San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Anesth Analg 93:183-6. 2001
  9. ncbi request reprint Unilateral spinal anesthesia. State of the art
    A Casati
    Vita Salute University of Milano, Department of Anesthesiology, IRCCS H San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Minerva Anestesiol 67:855-62. 2001
  10. ncbi request reprint A double-blinded, randomized comparison of either 0.5% levobupivacaine or 0.5% ropivacaine for sciatic nerve block
    Andrea Casati
    Department of Anesthesiology, Vita Salute University, IRCCS H San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Anesth Analg 94:987-90, table of contents. 2002

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  1. ncbi request reprint End tidal carbon dioxide monitoring in spontaneously breathing, nonintubated patients. A clinical comparison between conventional sidestream and microstream capnometers
    A Casati
    Department of Anesthesiology, IRCCS H San Raffaele, University of Milan, Milan
    Minerva Anestesiol 67:161-4. 2001
    ..To evaluate the end tidal carbon dioxide estimation in nonintubated, spontaneously breathing patients using either conventional sidestream or microstream capnometers...
  2. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular changes after extraglottic airway insertion: a prospective, randomized comparison between the laryngeal mask or the new PAXpress
    Andrea Casati
    Vita Salute University of Milan Department of Anesthesiology, IRCCS H San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    J Clin Anesth 16:342-6. 2004
    ..To compare hemodynamic responses induced with the new extraglottic airway, PAXpress, and the classic Laryngeal Mask Airway (LMA)...
  3. ncbi request reprint Effect of different anesthesia techniques on red blood cell endogenous recovery in hip arthroplasty
    Battista Borghi
    Department of Anesthesiology, IRCCS Orthopedic Institute of Rizzoli, Bologna, Italy
    J Clin Anesth 17:96-101. 2005
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Bupivacaine, levobupivacaine and ropivacaine: are they clinically different?
    Andrea Casati
    Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Parma, Italy
    Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol 19:247-68. 2005
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint A clinical evaluation of near-infrared cerebral oximetry in the awake patient to monitor cerebral perfusion during carotid endarterectomy
    Andrea Rigamonti
    Department of Anesthesiology, Vita Salute University of Milan, IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital, 20132 Milan, Italy
    J Clin Anesth 17:426-30. 2005
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Total intravenous anesthesia, spinal anesthesia or combined sciatic-femoral nerve block for outpatient knee arthroscopy
    A Casati
    Department of Anesthesiology, IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital, Vita et Salute University, Milan, Italy
    Minerva Anestesiol 70:493-502. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to compare efficacy, efficiency and surgeon's satisfaction of total intravenous anesthesia with propofol and remifentanil with those of spinal or peripheral nerve blocks for outpatient knee arthroscopy...
  7. ncbi request reprint Improving postoperative analgesia after axillary brachial plexus anesthesia with 0.75% ropivacaine. A double-blind evaluation of adding clonidine
    A Casati
    Department of Anesthesiology, IRCCS H San Raffaele, University of Milan, Italy
    Minerva Anestesiol 67:407-12. 2001
    ..The aim of this prospective, randomized, double-blind study was to evaluate the effects of adding 1 microg/kg clonidine to 20 ml of ropivacaine 0.75% for axillary brachial plexus anesthesia...
  8. ncbi request reprint The effects of single or multiple injections on the volume of 0.5% ropivacaine required for femoral nerve blockade
    A Casati
    University of Milan, Department of Anesthesiology, IRCCS H San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Anesth Analg 93:183-6. 2001
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Unilateral spinal anesthesia. State of the art
    A Casati
    Vita Salute University of Milano, Department of Anesthesiology, IRCCS H San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Minerva Anestesiol 67:855-62. 2001
    ..This results in a minimal delay in preparation time, but provides less hemodynamic side effects with higher cardiovascular stability, and increased autonomy after surgery with better patient acceptance...
  10. ncbi request reprint A double-blinded, randomized comparison of either 0.5% levobupivacaine or 0.5% ropivacaine for sciatic nerve block
    Andrea Casati
    Department of Anesthesiology, Vita Salute University, IRCCS H San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Anesth Analg 94:987-90, table of contents. 2002
    ..Results from this prospective, randomized, double-blinded study demonstrate that 20 mL of either 0.5% levobupivacaine or 0.5% ropivacaine provide comparable surgical block with prolonged postoperative analgesia...
  11. ncbi request reprint Clinical properties of levobupivacaine or racemic bupivacaine for sciatic nerve block
    Andrea Casati
    Vita Salute University, Department of Anesthesiology, IRCCS H San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    J Clin Anesth 14:111-4. 2002
    ..To compare the intraoperative and postoperative clinical properties of the sciatic nerve block performed with either 0.5% bupivacaine or 0.5% levobupivacaine for orthopedic foot procedures...
  12. ncbi request reprint Randomized comparison of remifentanil-propofol with a sciatic-femoral nerve block for out-patient knee arthroscopy
    A Casati
    Vita Salute University, Department of Anaesthesiology, IRCCS H San Raffaele, Milano, Italy
    Eur J Anaesthesiol 19:109-14. 2002
    ..To evaluate preparation and discharge times as well as the anaesthesia-related costs of out-patient knee arthroscopy performed with a combined sciatic-femoral nerve block, or a propofol-remifentanil general anaesthetic...
  13. ncbi request reprint Interscalene brachial plexus anesthesia and analgesia for open shoulder surgery: a randomized, double-blinded comparison between levobupivacaine and ropivacaine
    Andrea Casati
    Department of Anesthesiology and Orthopedic Surgery, Vita Salute University of Milano, IRCCS H San Raffaele, Italy
    Anesth Analg 96:253-9, table of contents. 2003
    ..Postoperative interscalene analgesia with 0.125% levobupivacaine results in similar pain relief and recovery of motor function with less volume of local anesthetic than with 0.2% ropivacaine...
  14. ncbi request reprint Lidocaine versus ropivacaine for continuous interscalene brachial plexus block after open shoulder surgery
    A Casati
    Department of Anesthesiology, Vita Salute University of Milano, Milan, Italy
    Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 47:355-60. 2003
    ..This study compared the postoperative infusion of 1% lidocaine and 0.2% ropivacaine for continuous interscalene analgesia in patients undergoing open shoulder surgery...
  15. ncbi request reprint Intraoperative epidural anesthesia and postoperative analgesia with levobupivacaine for major orthopedic surgery: a double-blind, randomized comparison of racemic bupivacaine and ropivacaine
    Andrea Casati
    Vita Salute University of Milano Department of Anesthesiology, IRCCS H San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    J Clin Anesth 15:126-31. 2003
    ..To compare the onset time and duration of epidural anesthesia, and the quality of postoperative analgesia produced by levobupivacaine, racemic bupivacaine, and ropivacaine...
  16. ncbi request reprint Levobupivacaine 0.2% or 0.125% for continuous sciatic nerve block: a prospective, randomized, double-blind comparison with 0.2% ropivacaine
    Andrea Casati
    Department of Anesthesiology, Vita Salute University, IRCCS H San Raffaele, Via Olgettina 60, 20132 Milan, Italy
    Anesth Analg 99:919-23, table of contents. 2004
    ..2% ropivacaine; however, the 0.125% concentration is preferred if early mobilization of the operated foot is required...
  17. ncbi request reprint Randomized comparison between sevoflurane anaesthesia and unilateral spinal anaesthesia in elderly patients undergoing orthopaedic surgery
    A Casati
    Vita Salute University, Department of Anaesthesiology, IRCCS H San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Eur J Anaesthesiol 20:640-6. 2003
    ..This prospective, randomized study was conducted to compare unilateral spinal block using small doses of hyperbaric bupivacaine and single-agent anaesthesia with sevoflurane in elderly patients undergoing hip surgery...
  18. ncbi request reprint Minimum local anesthetic volume blocking the femoral nerve in 50% of cases: a double-blinded comparison between 0.5% ropivacaine and 0.5% bupivacaine
    A Casati
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
    Anesth Analg 92:205-8. 2001
    ..5% ropivacaine or 0.5% bupivacaine is required to produce an effective block of the femoral nerve in 50% of cases...
  19. ncbi request reprint A comparison of remifentanil and sufentanil as adjuvants during sevoflurane anesthesia with epidural analgesia for upper abdominal surgery: effects on postoperative recovery and respiratory function
    A Casati
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Milan, IRCCS H San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Anesth Analg 91:1269-73. 2000
    ..We demonstrated that remifentanil is as effective as sufentanil during the intraoperative period, but that it provides shorter time to extubation and fewer effects on postoperative SpO(2) in the first 7 h after surgery...
  20. ncbi request reprint Small-dose clonidine prolongs postoperative analgesia after sciatic-femoral nerve block with 0.75% ropivacaine for foot surgery
    A Casati
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Milan, Italy
    Anesth Analg 91:388-92. 2000
    ..75% ropivacaine prolongs the duration of postoperative analgesia by 3 h, with only a slight and short-lived increase in the degree of sedation and no hemodynamic adverse effects...
  21. ncbi request reprint Low dose hyperbaric bupivacaine for unilateral spinal anaesthesia
    A Casati
    University of Milan, Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, IRCCS H San Raffaele, Italy
    Can J Anaesth 45:850-4. 1998
    ..To evaluate the effects of hyperbaric bupivacaine concentration in producing unilateral spinal anaesthesia...
  22. ncbi request reprint Ropivacaine or 2% mepivacaine for lower limb peripheral nerve blocks. Study Group on Orthopedic Anesthesia of the Italian Society of Anesthesia, Analgesia, and Intensive Care
    A Casati
    University of Milan, Italy
    Anesthesiology 90:1047-52. 1999
    ..Intra- and postoperative clinical properties of sciatic-femoral nerve block performed with either ropivacaine at different concentrations or mepivacaine have been evaluated in a multicenter, randomized, blinded study...
  23. ncbi request reprint Clinical assessment of target-controlled infusion of propofol during monitored anesthesia care
    A Casati
    University of Milan Department of Anesthesiology, IRCCS H San Raffaele, Italy
    Can J Anaesth 46:235-9. 1999
    ..To determine the plasma concentrations of propofol required to achieve different levels of sedation during monitored anesthesia care...
  24. ncbi request reprint Effects of spinal needle type on lateral distribution of 0.5% hyperbaric bupivacaine
    A Casati
    Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, University of Milan, Italy
    Anesth Analg 87:355-9. 1998
    ..5% hyperbaric bupivacaine injected slowly into adult patients...
  25. ncbi request reprint The target plasma concentration of propofol required to place laryngeal mask versus cuffed oropharyngeal airway
    A Casati
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Milan, Italy
    Anesth Analg 88:917-20. 1999
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Lightwand intubation does not reduce the increase in intraocular pressure associated with tracheal intubation
    A Casati
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Milan, Italy
    J Clin Anesth 11:216-9. 1999
    ..To evaluate the changes in hemodynamic variables and intraocular pressure (IOP) after tracheal intubation using either lightwand or direct-vision laryngoscopy techniques...
  27. ncbi request reprint Shortening the discharging time after total hip replacement under combined spinal/epidural anesthesia by actively warming the patient during surgery
    A Casati
    Istituto di Anestesiologia e Rianimazione, IRCCS H San Raffaele, Universita degli Studi, Milano
    Minerva Anestesiol 65:507-14. 1999
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Effects of sympathetic blockade on the efficiency of forced-air warming during combined spinal-epidural anesthesia for total hip arthroplasty
    A Casati
    Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, University of Milan, Italy
    J Clin Anesth 11:360-3. 1999
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary function changes after interscalene brachial plexus anesthesia with 0.5% and 0.75% ropivacaine: a double-blinded comparison with 2% mepivacaine
    A Casati
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Milan, Italy
    Anesth Analg 88:587-92. 1999
    ..We conclude that, when performing IBP anesthesia, 0.5% ropivacaine does not decrease the incidence of ipsilateral paresis of the hemidiaphragm compared with 0.75% ropivacaine and 2% mepivacaine...
  30. ncbi request reprint The effects of the single or multiple injection technique on the onset time of femoral nerve blocks with 0.75% ropivacaine
    A Casati
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Milan and IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital, Italy
    Anesth Analg 91:181-4. 2000
    ..02). We conclude that searching for multiple muscular twitches shortened the onset time and improved the quality of femoral nerve block performed with small volumes of 0.75% ropivacaine...
  31. ncbi request reprint Regional anaesthesia for outpatient knee arthroscopy: a randomized clinical comparison of two different anaesthetic techniques
    A Casati
    University of Milan, Department of Anaesthesiology, IRCCS H San Raffaele, Italy
    Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 44:543-7. 2000
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint Interscalene brachial plexus anesthesia with either 0.5% ropivacaine or 0.5% bupivacaine
    A Casati
    Department of Anesthesiology, IRCCS H San Raffaele, University of Milan
    Minerva Anestesiol 66:39-44. 2000
    ..To compare intra- and postoperative clinical properties of interscalene brachial plexus block performed with either 0.5% ropivacaine or 0.5% bupivacaine...
  33. ncbi request reprint Small doses of remifentanil or sufentanil for blunting cardiovascular changes induced by tracheal intubation: a double-blind comparison
    A Casati
    University of Milan, Department of Anaesthesiology, IRCCS H San Raffaele, Via Olgettina 60, 20132 Milan, Italy
    Eur J Anaesthesiol 18:108-12. 2001
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint Randomized comparison of isoflurane and sevoflurane for laparoscopic gastric banding in morbidly obese patients
    G Torri
    Department of Anesthesiology and Department of General Surgery, Vita-Salute University of Milan, IRCCS H San Raffaele, Via Olgettina, Milan, Italy
    J Clin Anesth 13:565-70. 2001
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint Spinal block or total intravenous anaesthesia with propofol and remifentanil for gynaecological outpatient procedures
    G Danelli
    Vita Salute University of Milano, IRCCS H San Raffaele Department of Anaesthesiology, Milano, Italy
    Eur J Anaesthesiol 19:594-9. 2002
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint Fentanyl does not improve the nerve block characteristics of axillary brachial plexus anaesthesia performed with ropivacaine
    G Fanelli
    Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Milan, IRCCS H San Raffaele, Via Olgettina 60, 20132 Milan, Italy
    Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 45:590-4. 2001
    ..99). CONCLUSION: The addition of fentanyl 1 microg. ml-1 to ropivacaine 7.5 mg. ml-1 does not improve the nerve block characteristics of axillary brachial plexus anaesthesia for orthopaedic procedures involving the hand...
  37. ncbi request reprint Implementing sevoflurane anesthesia with small doses opioid for upper abdominal surgery. Postoperative respiratory function after either remifentanil or fentanyl
    A Casati
    Vita Salute University of Milan, Department of Anesthesiology, IRCCS H San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Minerva Anestesiol 67:621-8. 2001
    ....
  38. ncbi request reprint Interscalene brachial plexus anaesthesia with small volumes of ropivacaine 0.75%: effects of the injection technique on the onset time of nerve blockade
    G Fanelli
    University of Milan, Department of Anaesthesiology, IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital, Via Olgettina 60, 20132 Milan, Italy
    Eur J Anaesthesiol 18:54-8. 2001
    ..05). CONCLUSION: We conclude that using a multiple injection technique shortened the preparation time and improved the quality of interscalene brachial plexus anaesthesia performed with small volumes of ropivacaine 0.75%...
  39. ncbi request reprint Does clonidine 50 microg improve cervical plexus block obtained with ropivacaine 150 mg for carotid endarterectomy? A randomized, double-blinded study
    Giorgio Danelli
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Parma, 43100 Parma, Italy
    J Clin Anesth 18:585-8. 2006
    ..To evaluate the effects of adding 50 microg clonidine to 150 mg ropivacaine for superficial cervical plexus block in patients undergoing elective carotid endarterectomy (TEA)...
  40. ncbi request reprint A new posterior approach to the sciatic nerve block: a prospective, randomized comparison with the classic posterior approach
    P Di Benedetto
    Department of Anesthesiology, CTO Roma, Roma, Italy
    Anesth Analg 93:1040-4. 2001
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint The effect of adding nitrous oxide on MAC of sevoflurane combined with two target-controlled concentrations of remifentanil in women
    A Albertin
    Vita Salute University of Milano, Department of Anesthesiology, IRCCS H, San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Eur J Anaesthesiol 22:431-7. 2005
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint [Levobupivacaine for peripheral blocks of the lower limb: a clinical comparison with bupivacaine and ropivacaine]
    R Santorsola
    , Dipartimento di Anestesa e Rianimazione, IRCCS H. San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Minerva Anestesiol 67:33-6. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: Using 0,5% levobupivacaine for sciatic nerve block results in similar clinical effects as those produced by using the same volume and concentration of either bupivacaine or ropivacaine...
  43. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular homeostasis during inhalational general anesthesia: a clinical comparison between sevoflurane and isoflurane. On behalf of the Italian Research Group on sevoflurane
    G Torri
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Milan, Italy
    J Clin Anesth 12:117-22. 2000
    ..To obtain more information on cardiovascular homeostasis and patient discharge from the recovery area after general anesthesia with either sevoflurane or isoflurane as the main anesthetic...
  44. ncbi request reprint [Peripheral blocks for the lower limb: lumbar plexus]
    A Casati
    , Dipartimento di Anestesiologia, IRCCS H. San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Minerva Anestesiol 67:98-102. 2001
    ..Nevertheless these techniques should not be considered as the only approach to postoperative pain in the orthopaedic patient, but have to be included in a global, multidisciplinary and multimodal approach...
  45. ncbi request reprint Postoperative analgesia with continuous sciatic nerve block after foot surgery: a prospective, randomized comparison between the popliteal and subgluteal approaches
    Pia Di Benedetto
    Department of Anesthesiology, CTO Roma, Italy
    Anesth Analg 94:996-1000, table of contents. 2002
    ....
  46. doi request reprint Prednisolone and prednisone neo-formation in bovine urine after sampling
    F Arioli
    Department of Veterinary Sciences and Technologies for Food Safety, University of Milan, Via Celoria 10, 20133 Milan, Italy
    Animal 6:1023-9. 2012
    ..Moreover, H. pomatia juice had no significant effect on the prednisolone concentration, indicating that this corticosteroid is present in its free form in cow urine...
  47. ncbi request reprint Pain relief and motor function during continuous interscalene analgesia after open shoulder surgery: a prospective, randomized, double-blind comparison between levobupivacaine 0.25%, and ropivacaine 0.25% or 0.4%
    B Borghi
    IRCCS Istituti Ortopedici Rizzoli, Department of Anaesthesiology, Italy
    Eur J Anaesthesiol 23:1005-9. 2006
    ..To compare pain relief and motor impairment of 0.25% levobupivacaine with either an equivalent (0.25%) or equipotent (0.4%) concentration of ropivacaine for continuous interscalene block after open shoulder surgery...
  48. ncbi request reprint Unilateral spinal block for outpatient knee arthroscopy: a dose-finding study
    Battista Borghi
    Department of Anesthesiology, IRCCS Istituti Ortopedici Rizzoli, Bologna, Italy
    J Clin Anesth 15:351-6. 2003
    ..To evaluate the onset time, success rate, and recovery profile of unilateral spinal anesthesia produced with 4 mg, 6 mg, and 8 mg of 0.5% hyperbaric bupivacaine...
  49. ncbi request reprint Wash-in and wash-out curves of sevoflurane and isoflurane in morbidly obese patients
    G Torri
    Department of Anesthesiology, IRCCS H San Raffaele, Vita Salute University of Milan, Milan, Italy
    Minerva Anestesiol 68:523-7. 2002
    ..The aim of this prospective, randomized study is to compare sevoflurane and isoflurane pharmacokinetics in morbidly obese patients...
  50. ncbi request reprint Monitoring cerebral oxygen saturation in elderly patients undergoing general abdominal surgery: a prospective cohort study
    A Casati
    Universita degli Studi di Parma, Department of Anaesthesiology, Parma, Italy
    Eur J Anaesthesiol 24:59-65. 2007
    ..The aim of this prospective, observational study was to evaluate changes in regional cerebral oxygen saturation (rSO2) and incidence of intraoperative cerebral desaturation in a cohort of elderly patients undergoing major abdominal surgery...
  51. ncbi request reprint Posterior subgluteal approach to block the sciatic nerve: description of the technique and initial clinical experiences
    P Di Benedetto
    CTO Roma, Department of Anaesthesiology, Rome, Italy
    Eur J Anaesthesiol 19:682-6. 2002
    ..A new posterior approach to the sciatic nerve in the subgluteal region was developed. We describe our clinical experiences on 135 consecutive patients...
  52. ncbi request reprint The minimum effective dose of 0.5% hyperbaric spinal bupivacaine for cesarean section
    G Danelli
    Department of Anesthesiology, IRCCS H San Raffaele, University of Vita-Salute, Milan, Italy
    Minerva Anestesiol 67:573-7. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: This prospective, blind study demonstrated that a dose as low as 0.06 mg/cm height represents the dose of intrathecal bupivacaine providing effective spinal block in 95% of women undergoing elective cesarean section...
  53. ncbi request reprint A prospective, randomized, double-blind comparison of unilateral spinal anesthesia with hyperbaric bupivacaine, ropivacaine, or levobupivacaine for inguinal herniorrhaphy
    Andrea Casati
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Parma, Azienda Ospedaliera di Parma, Via Gramsci 13, 33100 Parma, Italy
    Anesth Analg 99:1387-92; table of contents. 2004
    ..28]). We conclude that 8 mg of levobupivacaine or 12 mg of ropivacaine are acceptable alternatives to 8 mg of bupivacaine when limiting spinal block at the operative side for inguinal hernia repair...
  54. ncbi request reprint Ropivacaine
    A Casati
    , Dipartimento di Anestesiologia, IRCCS H. San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Minerva Anestesiol 67:15-9. 2001
    ..For this reason, ropivacaine represents a useful alternative to bupivacaine for central and peripheral nerve blocks as well as for the management of postoperative pain relief...
  55. ncbi request reprint Transcutaneous carbon dioxide monitoring in spontaneously breathing, nonintubated patients in the early postoperative period
    G Fanelli
    Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
    Minerva Anestesiol 74:375-80. 2008
    ....
  56. ncbi request reprint Prospective, randomized, controlled evaluation of the preventive effects of positive end-expiratory pressure on patient oxygenation during one-lung ventilation
    G Mascotto
    Vita Salute University of Milan, IRCCS H San Raffaele, Department of Anaesthesiology, Milan, Italy
    Eur J Anaesthesiol 20:704-10. 2003
    ..This prospective, randomized, controlled study evaluated the effects on oxygenation by applying a selective and patient-specific value of positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) to the dependent lung during one-lung ventilation...
  57. ncbi request reprint Continuous subgluteus sciatic nerve block after orthopedic foot and ankle surgery: comparison of two infusion techniques
    Pia Di Benedetto
    Department of Anesthesiology, CTO Roma, Rome, Italy
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 27:168-72. 2002
    ..To compare continuous infusion or a patient-controlled technique for postoperative analgesia after foot surgery, using a new subgluteus approach for continuous sciatic nerve block...
  58. ncbi request reprint Continuous monitoring of cerebral oxygen saturation in elderly patients undergoing major abdominal surgery minimizes brain exposure to potential hypoxia
    Andrea Casati
    Department of Anesthesiology, Azienda Ospedaliera di Parma, Via Gramsci 14, 43100 Parma, Italy
    Anesth Analg 101:740-7, table of contents. 2005
    ....
  59. ncbi request reprint Spinal anesthesia with hyperbaric levobupivacaine and ropivacaine for outpatient knee arthroscopy: a prospective, randomized, double-blind study
    Gianluca Cappelleri
    Department of Anesthesiology, Vita Salute University of Milan, IRCCS H San Raffaele, Via Olgettina 60, 20132 Milano, Italy
    Anesth Analg 101:77-82, table of contents. 2005
    ..5 mg of 0.5% hyperbaric ropivacaine and 5 mg of 0.5% hyperbaric levobupivacaine provide adequate spinal block for outpatient knee arthroscopy, with a faster home discharge as compared with 7.5 mg of 0.5% hyperbaric levobupivacaine...
  60. ncbi request reprint Adding clonidine to the induction bolus and postoperative infusion during continuous femoral nerve block delays recovery of motor function after total knee arthroplasty
    Andrea Casati
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Parma, Italy
    Anesth Analg 100:866-72, table of contents. 2005
    ..05). We conclude that adding clonidine 1 microg/mL to local anesthetic for continuous femoral nerve block does not improve the quality of pain relief but has the potential for delaying recovery of motor function...
  61. ncbi request reprint The effect-site concentration of remifentanil blunting cardiovascular responses to tracheal intubation and skin incision during bispectral index-guided propofol anesthesia
    Andrea Albertin
    Department of Anesthesiology, IRCCS H San Raffaele, Via Olgettina 60, 20132 Milan, Italy
    Anesth Analg 101:125-30, table of contents. 2005
    ....
  62. ncbi request reprint New technology for noninvasive brain monitoring: continuous cerebral oximetry
    A Casati
    Department of Anesthesiology, Ospedale Maggiore, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
    Minerva Anestesiol 72:605-25. 2006
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  63. ncbi request reprint A prospective, randomized, double-blinded comparison of ropivacaine 0.5%, 0.75%, and 1% ropivacaine for peribulbar block
    Luigi Gioia
    Department of Anesthesiology, Vita Salute University of Milano and IRCCS H San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    J Clin Anesth 16:184-8. 2004
    ..To evaluate the efficacy of three different concentrations of ropivacaine (0.5%, 0.75%, and 1%) together with a single concentration of hyaluronidase administered for peribulbar block...
  64. ncbi request reprint Effects of using the posterior or anterior approaches to the lumbar plexus on the minimum effective anesthetic concentration (MEAC) of mepivacaine required to block the femoral nerve: a prospective, randomized, up-and-down study
    Gianluca Cappelleri
    Department of Anaesthesiology, Istituto di Ricerca e Cura a Carattere Scientifico IRCCS, Multimedica, Sesto San Giovanni, Milano, Italy
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 33:10-6. 2008
    ..To evaluate if psoas compartment block requires a larger concentration of mepivacaine to block the femoral nerve than does an anterior 3-in-1 femoral nerve block...
  65. ncbi request reprint Minimum effective anesthetic concentration (MEAC) for sciatic nerve block: subgluteus and popliteal approaches
    Gianluca Cappelleri
    Department of Anaesthesiology, IRCCS Multimedica, Sesto San Giovanni, Milano, Italy
    Can J Anaesth 54:283-9. 2007
    ..We tested the hypothesis that using a subgluteus approach to the sciatic nerve requires a lower concentration of mepivacaine to obtain complete anesthesia as compared with the popliteal approach...
  66. doi request reprint Aortic root dilatation in hypertensive patients: a multicenter survey in echocardiographic practice
    Cesare Cuspidi
    Department of Clinical Medicine and Prevention, University of Milano Bicocca, Milano, Italy
    Blood Press 20:267-73. 2011
    ..Data from clinical practice are rather scant. Thus, we examined the prevalence and correlates of ARD in a large sample of hypertensive patients referred by general practitioners for a routine echocardiographic examination...
  67. ncbi request reprint Target-controlled propofol infusion during monitored anesthesia in patients undergoing ERCP
    Lorella Fanti
    Division of Gastroenterology and Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Vita e Salute San Raffaele University, San Raffaele Hospital, Via Olgettina 60, 20132 Milan, Italy
    Gastrointest Endosc 60:361-6. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to determine whether administration of propofol with a target-controlled infusion system could improve the sedation of patients undergoing ERCP...
  68. pmc Thromboembolic complications after total hip replacement
    B Borghi
    Department of Anaesthesiology, IRCCS Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, Bologna, Italy
    Int Orthop 26:44-7. 2002
    ..4%) than in patients receiving uncemented hip arthroplasty (0.34%), with an odds ratio of 3.185 (CI95%: 2.01-5.02)(P=0.05)...
  69. doi request reprint Investigation of the origin of prednisolone in cow urine
    G Pompa
    Department of Veterinary Sciences and Technologies for Food Safety, University of Milan, Via Celoria 10, 20133 Milan, Italy
    Steroids 76:104-10. 2011
    ..The results of this preliminary study did not reveal the metabolic pathway responsible for prednisolone but suggested that this corticosteroid could be produced endogenously...
  70. ncbi request reprint Temperature control and recovery of bowel function after laparoscopic or laparotomic colorectal surgery in patients receiving combined epidural/general anesthesia and postoperative epidural analgesia
    Giorgio Danelli
    Department of Anesthesiology, Vita Salute University of Milano, IRCCS H S Raffaele, Milano, Italy
    Anesth Analg 95:467-71, table of contents. 2002
    ....
  71. ncbi request reprint Effects of two target-controlled concentrations (1 and 3 ng/ml) of remifentanil on MAC(BAR) of sevoflurane
    Andrea Albertin
    Department of Anesthesiology, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico, Ospedale San Raffaele, Via Olgettina 60, 20132 Milan, Italy
    Anesthesiology 100:255-9. 2004
    ....
  72. ncbi request reprint A prospective, randomized comparison between combined (deep and superficial) and superficial cervical plexus block with levobupivacaine for minimally invasive parathyroidectomy
    Tatjana Stopar Pintaric
    Department of Anesthesiology, Institute of Oncology, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Anesth Analg 105:1160-3, table of contents. 2007
    ..In this study, we compared the efficacy of superficial and combined (deep and superficial) CPB in patients undergoing MIP...
  73. ncbi request reprint Spinal anesthesia with lidocaine or preservative-free 2-chlorprocaine for outpatient knee arthroscopy: a prospective, randomized, double-blind comparison
    Andrea Casati
    University of Parma, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Therapy, Ospedale Maggiore di Parma, Via Gramsci 14, 43100 Parma, Italy
    Anesth Analg 104:959-64. 2007
    ..In this prospective, randomized, double-blind study we tested the hypothesis that 50 mg of 1% preservative-free 2-chloroprocaine would provide a faster resolution of spinal block than the same dose of 1% plain lidocaine...
  74. ncbi request reprint A prospective, randomized comparison between ultrasound and nerve stimulation guidance for multiple injection axillary brachial plexus block
    Andrea Casati
    Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Therapy, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
    Anesthesiology 106:992-6. 2007
    ..This prospective, randomized, blinded study tested the hypothesis that ultrasound guidance can shorten the onset time of axillary brachial plexus block as compared with nerve stimulation guidance when using a multiple injection technique...
  75. ncbi request reprint 72-hour epidural infusion of 0.125% levobupivacaine following total knee replacement: a prospective, randomized, controlled, multicenter evaluation
    Andrea Casati
    Dept of Anaesthesiology, University Hospital, Parma, Italy
    Acta Biomed 79:28-35. 2008
    ..To evaluate the efficacy in terms of pain relief and degree of motor impairment of a continuous epidural infusion of 0.125% levobupivacaine in patients undergoing total knee replacement surgery...
  76. ncbi request reprint Pharmacology, toxicology, and clinical use of new long acting local anesthetics, ropivacaine and levobupivacaine
    Stefania Leone
    Department of Anesthesia and Pain Therapy, University Hospital of Parma, Parma, Italy
    Acta Biomed 79:92-105. 2008
    ....
  77. ncbi request reprint Ultrasound-guided intraneural injections and neurologic injury
    Marco Baciarello
    Anesthesiology 106:1244-5; author reply 1247. 2007
  78. ncbi request reprint Frequency of hypotension and bradycardia during general anesthesia, epidural anesthesia, or integrated epidural-general anesthesia for total hip replacement
    Battista Borghi
    IRCSS Istituti Ortopedici, Rizzoli, Bologna, Italy
    J Clin Anesth 14:102-6. 2002
    ..To evaluate the frequency of hypotension and bradycardia during integrated epidural-general anesthesia as compared with general anesthesia or epidural anesthesia alone...
  79. ncbi request reprint Restricting spinal block to the operative side: why not?
    Andrea Casati
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 29:4-6. 2004
  80. ncbi request reprint A prospective, randomized evaluation of the effects of epidural needle rotation on the distribution of epidural block
    Battista Borghi
    Anesthesia Research Staff, IRCCS Istituti Ortopedici Rizzoli, Bologna, Italy
    Anesth Analg 98:1473-8, table of contents. 2004
    ....
  81. ncbi request reprint Continuous lumbar plexus block for acute postoperative pain management after open reduction and internal fixation of acetabular fractures
    Jacques E Chelly
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas, USA
    J Orthop Trauma 17:362-7. 2003
    ..To assess the efficacy of postoperative continuous lumbar plexus blocks for postoperative pain control in patients undergoing open reduction and internal fixation of an acetabular fracture...
  82. ncbi request reprint Continuous lateral sciatic blocks for acute postoperative pain management after major ankle and foot surgery
    Jacques E Chelly
    Department of Anesthesiology, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, 77030 1503, USA
    Foot Ankle Int 23:749-52. 2002
    ..We developed a continuous lateral sciatic nerve infusion technique for postoperative analgesia...
  83. ncbi request reprint Using stimulating catheters for continuous sciatic nerve block shortens onset time of surgical block and minimizes postoperative consumption of pain medication after halux valgus repair as compared with conventional nonstimulating catheters
    Andrea Casati
    Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Therapy, Azienda Ospedaliera di Parma, Via Gramsci 14 43100 Parma, Italy
    Anesth Analg 101:1192-7, table of contents. 2005
    ....
  84. ncbi request reprint Neurological complications after interscalene brachial plexus blockade: what to make of it?
    Andrea Casati
    Anesthesiology 97:279-80; author reply 280. 2002
  85. ncbi request reprint Intrathecal 2-chloroprocaine for lower limb outpatient surgery: a prospective, randomized, double-blind, clinical evaluation
    Andrea Casati
    University of Parma, Department of Anesthesia and Pain Therapy, Ospedale Maggiore di Parma, Parma, Italy
    Anesth Analg 103:234-8, table of contents. 2006
    ..We conclude that although 40 and 50 mg of 2-chloroprocaine provide adequate spinal anesthesia for outpatient procedures lasting 45-60 min, 30 mg produces a spinal block of insufficient duration...
  86. ncbi request reprint Paresthesia but no motor response: what's going on?
    Andrea Casati
    Anesthesiology 98:586. 2003
  87. pmc Comparison of parecoxib and proparacetamol in endoscopic nasal surgery patients
    Yigal Leykin
    Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Santa Maria degli Angeli Hospital, Via Montereale 24 33170 Pordenone, Italy
    Yonsei Med J 49:383-8. 2008
    ..The aim of the study was to compare the efficacy of parecoxib for postoperative analgesia after endoscopic turbinate and sinus surgery with the prodrug of acetaminophen, proparacetamol...
  88. ncbi request reprint What has happened to evidence-based medicine?
    Jacques E Chelly
    Anesthesiology 99:1028-9; author reply 1029. 2003
  89. ncbi request reprint Spinal anesthesia: an evergreen technique
    Simone Di Cianni
    Department of Anesthesia and Pain Therapy, University Hospital, Parma, Italy
    Acta Biomed 79:9-17. 2008
    ..The development of new drugs and special techniques for spinal anesthesia will further improve the clinical use of this old but evergreen technique...
  90. ncbi request reprint Clinical complications, monitoring and management of perioperative mild hypothermia: anesthesiological features
    Marta Putzu
    Dept of Anesthesiology, E Franchini Hospital, AUSL Reggio Emilia, Montecchio RE, Italy
    Acta Biomed 78:163-9. 2007
    ..Nonetheless, central temperature is not frequently monitored in the clinical routine. The aim of this work is to make the point on complications, monitoring techniques, prevention and treatment of mild perioperative hypothermia...
  91. ncbi request reprint Are nonstimulating catheters really inappropriate for continuous nerve block techniques?
    Jacques E Chelly
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 28:483; author reply 484-5. 2003
  92. ncbi request reprint Continuous sciatic nerve block: how to choose among different proximal approaches? Gluteal or subgluteal continuous sciatic nerve block
    Pia Di Benedetto
    Anesth Analg 97:296-7; author reply 297. 2003
  93. ncbi request reprint Anesthesia in the obese patient: pharmacokinetic considerations
    Andrea Casati
    Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Therapy, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
    J Clin Anesth 17:134-45. 2005
    ..In the obese patient, the volume of distribution is increased if the drug is distributed both in lean and fat tissues whereas the anesthetic drug clearance is usually normal or increased...
  94. ncbi request reprint Four different airway-management strategies in patient with Launois-Bensaude syndrome or Madelung's disease undergoing surgical excision of neck lipomatosis with a complicated postoperative course
    Tatjana Stopar
    Department of Anesthesiology, Institute of Oncology, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    J Clin Anesth 17:300-3. 2005
    ..A proper choice of airway management technique is therefore necessary, including a safe intubation and extubation plan to reduce the consequences of airway complications...
  95. ncbi request reprint Perineural infusion of local anesthetics: "more to the review"
    Jacques E Chelly
    Anesthesiology 106:191; author reply 191-2. 2007
  96. ncbi request reprint Synthesis and cytotoxic activity of polyamine analogues of camptothecin
    Sabrina Dallavalle
    Dipartimento di Scienze Molecolari Agroalimentari, Universita di Milano, Via Celoria 2, 20133 Milano, Italy
    J Med Chem 49:5177-86. 2006
    ....
  97. ncbi request reprint Early increases in cardiac troponin levels after major vascular surgery is associated with an increased frequency of delayed cardiac complications
    Maria Barbagallo
    Department of Anesthesia and Pain Therapy, University of Parma, 43100 Parma, Italy
    J Clin Anesth 18:280-5. 2006
    ..To evaluate changes in cardiac troponin-I levels after major vascular surgery and their association with early and late postoperative cardiac complications...