Affiliation: University of Florence
- Imaging techniques in treatment algorithms of pulmonary embolismM Pistolesi
Dept of Critical Care, University of Florence, Italy
Eur Respir J Suppl 35:28s-39s. 2002....
- Malignant pleural mesothelioma: update, current management, and newer therapeutic strategiesMassimo Pistolesi
Section of Respiratory Medicine, Department of Critical Care, University of Florence, Viale G B Morgagni 85, 50134 Florence, Italy
Chest 126:1318-29. 2004..This review explores our current knowledge of this disease and presents current and novel therapeutic strategies...
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: thin-section CT measurement of airway wall thickness and lung attenuationIlaria Orlandi
Radiodiagnostic Section, Department of Clinical Physiopathology, University of Florence, Viale Morgagni 85, Florence 50134, Italy
Radiology 234:604-10. 2005....
- Pulmonary function and sputum characteristics predict computed tomography phenotype and severity of COPDGianna Camiciottoli
Dept of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
Eur Respir J 42:626-35. 2013..Multivariate models based on pulmonary function variables and sputum purulence classify patients according to overall severity and predominant phenotype of COPD as assessed quantitatively by CT. ..
- BODE-index, modified BODE-index and ADO-score in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: relationship with COPD phenotypes and CT lung density changesGianna Camiciottoli
University of Florence, Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Respiratory Medicine, Florence, Italy it
COPD 9:297-304. 2012..BODE reflect COPD severity better than other MGS, but not its clinical heterogeneity. 6MWT does not significantly increase BODE predictivity of CT lung density changes...
- Water aerosols and coughGiovanni A Fontana
Unità Funzionale di Medicina Respiratoria Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italia
Pulm Pharmacol Ther 15:205-11. 2002..Nedocromil sodium administration increases cough threshold and attenuates the ventilatory responses. The assessment of sensory and motor components of coughing may represent a useful tool for those investigating cough in humans...
- Identification of a predominant COPD phenotype in clinical practiceMassimo Pistolesi
Department of Critical Care, Section of Respiratory Medicine, University of Florence, Viale Morgagni 85, 50134 Firenze, Italy
Respir Med 102:367-76. 2008..In a cross-sectional study we aimed to ascertain whether COPD phenotypes reflecting different mechanisms of airflow limitation could be clinically identified...
- Speed of onset of bronchodilator response to salbutamol inhaled via different devices in asthmatics: a bioassay based on functional antagonismFederico Lavorini
Dipartimento di Area Critica Medico Chirurgica, Unità Funzionale di Medicina Respiratoria, Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Italia
Br J Clin Pharmacol 62:403-11. 2006....
- Lung CT densitometry in systemic sclerosis: correlation with lung function, exercise testing, and quality of lifeGianna Camiciottoli
Respiratory Medicine Unit, Department of Critical Care, Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Viale Morgagni 85, Firenze, Italy
Chest 131:672-81. 2007....
- Assessment of cardiac output from systemic arterial pressure in humansSalvatore M Romano
Department of Critical Care, University of Florence, Italy
Crit Care Med 30:1834-41. 2002....
- Clinical and functional responses to salbutamol inhaled via different devices in asthmatic patients with induced bronchoconstrictionFederico Lavorini
Dipartimento di Area Critica Medico Chirurgica, Unità Funzionale di Medicina Respiratoria, Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Firenze, Italy
Br J Clin Pharmacol 58:512-20. 2004....
- Handgrip-induced airway dilation in asthmatic patients with bronchoconstriction induced by MCh inhalationGiovanni A Fontana
Dipartimento di Area Critica Medico Chirurgica, Universita degli Studi di Firenze, I 50134 Florence, Italy
J Appl Physiol 93:1723-30. 2002..Mediators co-released in response to sympathetic activation may also have contributed...
- Agreement between two methods for assessing bioequivalence of inhaled salbutamolFederico Lavorini
Dipartimento di Area Critica Medico Chirurgica, Unità Funzionale di Medicina Respiratoria, Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Viale G B Morgagni 85 50134, Firenze, Italy
Pulm Pharmacol Ther 21:380-4. 2008..The pMDI+ Volumatic is twice as efficient as the Diskus in lung delivery of salbutamol in asthma patients...
- Baroreflex function in vasodepressive syncope: detection of early impairmentFranco Franchi
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Florence School of Medicine, Florence, Italy
Med Sci Monit 9:CR125-30. 2003....
- Cough and ventilatory adjustments evoked by aerosolised capsaicin and distilled water (fog) in manFederico Lavorini
Dipartimento di Area Critica Medico Chirurgica, Unità Funzionale di Medicina Respiratoria, Universita di Firenze, Viale G B Morgagni 85, 50134 Firenze, Italy
Respir Physiol Neurobiol 156:331-9. 2007..The selective increase in tidal volume suggests prevailing involvement of rapidly adapting receptors. The stronger sensations evoked by capsaicin may contribute to the higher cough frequency observed with this agent...
- Spirometrically gated high-resolution CT findings in COPD: lung attenuation vs lung function and dyspnea severityGianna Camiciottoli
Department of Critical Care, Section of Respiratory Medicine, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
Chest 129:558-64. 2006....
- Comparison of spirometric-gated and -ungated HRCT in COPDChiara Moroni
Radiodiagnostic Section, Department of Clinical Physiopathology, University of Florence, Pisa, Italy
J Comput Assist Tomogr 27:375-9. 2003....
- Perfusion lung scintigraphy for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism: a reappraisal and review of the Prospective Investigative Study of Acute Pulmonary Embolism Diagnosis methodsMassimo Miniati
Department of Critical Care, Section of Respiratory Medicine, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
Semin Nucl Med 38:450-61. 2008..Clinical outcomes in patients in whom PE is excluded in this way are comparable to outcomes for patients in whom the diagnosis is excluded by CTA or conventional angiography...
- Continuous recording of dicrotic and pulse pressures during head-up tilting test: the vasodepressive profile. Preliminary dataSalvatore M Romano
Department of Critical Care, University of Florence, School of Medicine, Florence, Italy
Ital Heart J 3:665-72. 2002..The aim of this study was to assess whether a non-invasive automatic evaluation of the pulse wave characteristics could provide clinical clues when monitoring the hemodynamic adjustments to head-up tilting...
- Explorative data analysis techniques and unsupervised clustering methods to support clinical assessment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) phenotypesMatteo Paoletti
Department of Systems and Computer Science, University of Florence, Italy
J Biomed Inform 42:1013-21. 2009..In order to validate our methods, we compared the results obtained from a training set of 415 patients with lung density data acquired in a test set of 93 patients who underwent HRCT (High Resolution Computerized Tomography)...
- Respiratory expulsive efforts evoked by maximal lung emptyingFederico Lavorini
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
Chest 140:690-6. 2011..Some patients exhibit cough-like expiratory efforts ("deflation cough") during slow vital capacity (SVC) and/or FVC maneuver. The cause and motor features of these expulsive efforts are unknown...
- Whole-lung densitometry versus visual assessment of emphysemaEdoardo Cavigli
Radiodiagnostic Section, Department of Clinical Physiopathology, University of Florence, Viale Morgagni 85, Florence, 50134, Italy
Eur Radiol 19:1686-92. 2009..62). Densitometry should be preferred to visual assessment because it enables a more reproducible evaluation of the extent of pulmonary emphysema, which can be carried out on the entire lung in a reasonable amount of time...
- A 4-year trial of tiotropium in chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseDonald P Tashkin
David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles 90095 1690, USA
N Engl J Med 359:1543-54. 2008..Previous studies showing that tiotropium improves multiple end points in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) led us to examine the long-term effects of tiotropium therapy...
- Chronic effort dyspnea explained by lung function tests and by HRCT and CRX radiographic patterns in COPD: a post-hoc analysis in 51 patientsCarlo Giuntini
Section of Respiratory Diseases, Cardiothoracic Department, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
COPD 4:169-76. 2007..For example in the 6-minute walk test, a similar or higher proportion (60%) of the overall variance is unexplained...
- Bayes pulmonary embolism assisted diagnosis: a new expert system for clinical useDavide Luciani
Unit of Clinical Knowledge Engineering, Laboratory of Clinical Epidemiology, Mario Negri Institute of Pharmacological Research, Clinical Centre for Rare Diseases Aldo e Cele Daccò, Ranica Bergamo, Italy
Emerg Med J 24:157-64. 2007..As Bayesian networks fully meet this requirement, Bayes Pulmonary embolism Assisted Diagnosis (BayPAD), a probabilistic expert systems focused on pulmonary embolism, was developed...
- Budesonide/formoterol combination therapy as both maintenance and reliever medication in asthmaPaul M O'Byrne
Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health, St Joseph s Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Am J Respir Crit Care Med 171:129-36. 2005..001), reduced severe exacerbation rate, and improved symptoms, awakenings, and lung function compared with both fixed dosing regimens...
- Challenges in the diagnosis of acute pulmonary embolismPaul D Stein
Department of Research, St Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital, Pontiac, Mich, USA
Am J Med 121:565-71. 2008..A patient-specific approach to the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism can be taken safely in hemodynamically stable patients to increase efficiency and decrease cost and exposure to radiation...
- Management of suspected acute pulmonary embolism in the era of CT angiography: a statement from the Fleischner SocietyMartine Remy-Jardin
Department of Thoracic Imaging, Hospital Calmette, University Center of Lille, Boulevard Jules Leclerc, 59037, Lille, France
Radiology 245:315-29. 2007
- Fog-induced cough with impaired respiratory sensation in congenital central hypoventilation syndromeFederico Lavorini
Dipartimento di Area Critica Medico Chirurgica, Sezione di Medicina Respiratoria, Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Viale G B Morgagni, 85 50134 Florence, Italy
Am J Respir Crit Care Med 176:825-32. 2007..Little is known regarding cough in CCHS. Parental reports indicate that patients cough normally during airway infections; however, previous studies have demonstrated no cough response to fog inhalation...