Marco Piastra

Summary

Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia: successful emergency treatment with intravenous propranolol
    Gabriella De Rosa
    Pediatric Cardiology, Catholic University Medical School, Rome, Italy
    Pediatr Emerg Care 20:175-7. 2004
  2. 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
  3. doi request reprint Neurogenic stunned myocardium presenting as left ventricular hypertrabeculation in childhood: a variant of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy?
    Gabriella De Rosa
    Department of Pediatrics, Catholic University Medical School, A Gemelli Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Pediatr Crit Care Med 12:e420-3. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Blood loss and short-term outcome of infants undergoing brain tumour removal
    Marco Piastra
    Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Catholic University A Gemelli Hospital, L go Gemelli 8, Rome 00168, Italy
    J Neurooncol 90:191-200. 2008
  5. 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
  6. ncbi request reprint Neurotrophic factor expression in three infants with Ondine's curse
    Antonio Chiaretti
    Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Catholic University Medical School, Rome, Italy
    Pediatr Neurol 33:331-6. 2005
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. ncbi request reprint Massive congenital intracranial teratoma: perioperative coagulation impairment
    Marco Piastra
    Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Catholic University Medical School, Rome, Italy
    J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 26:712-7. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Prognostic factors and outcome of children with severe head injury: an 8-year experience
    Antonio Chiaretti
    Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Gemelli Hospital, Largo Gemelli, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Childs Nerv Syst 18:129-36. 2002

Collaborators

Detail Information

Publications47

  1. ncbi request reprint Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia: successful emergency treatment with intravenous propranolol
    Gabriella De Rosa
    Pediatric Cardiology, Catholic University Medical School, Rome, Italy
    Pediatr Emerg Care 20:175-7. 2004
    ..Genetic evaluation revealed in this patient-but not in relatives-a mutation in ryanodine receptor gene on chromosome 1...
  2. 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...
  3. doi request reprint Neurogenic stunned myocardium presenting as left ventricular hypertrabeculation in childhood: a variant of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy?
    Gabriella De Rosa
    Department of Pediatrics, Catholic University Medical School, A Gemelli Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Pediatr Crit Care Med 12:e420-3. 2011
    ..To report the first case of neurogenic stunned myocardium presenting with heart left ventricle noncompaction requiring intensive care in the perioperative period of tension tumor-induced hydrocephalus...
  4. doi request reprint Blood loss and short-term outcome of infants undergoing brain tumour removal
    Marco Piastra
    Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Catholic University A Gemelli Hospital, L go Gemelli 8, Rome 00168, Italy
    J Neurooncol 90:191-200. 2008
    ..To evaluate perioperative management, early outcomes and hemocoagulative disorders in infants up to 1 year old, undergoing neurosurgery for brain tumors removal...
  5. 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...
  6. ncbi request reprint Neurotrophic factor expression in three infants with Ondine's curse
    Antonio Chiaretti
    Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Catholic University Medical School, Rome, Italy
    Pediatr Neurol 33:331-6. 2005
    ....
  7. 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
    ....
  8. 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
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Massive congenital intracranial teratoma: perioperative coagulation impairment
    Marco Piastra
    Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Catholic University Medical School, Rome, Italy
    J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 26:712-7. 2004
    ..The surgical indication itself represents an ethical dilemma when treating a large intracranial tumor with partial destruction and replacement of brain structures...
  10. ncbi request reprint Prognostic factors and outcome of children with severe head injury: an 8-year experience
    Antonio Chiaretti
    Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Gemelli Hospital, Largo Gemelli, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Childs Nerv Syst 18:129-36. 2002
    ..Our aim was to analyze prognostic factors and their association with outcome among children with severe head injury...
  11. ncbi request reprint Sharing features of uncommon respiratory syncytial virus complications in infants
    Marco Piastra
    Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Catholic University Medical School, Gemelli Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Pediatr Emerg Care 22:574-8. 2006
    ..Increased intrapleural negative pressure or its combination with hypoxia/hypercapnia has been suggested as the common factor possibly joining these different clinical pictures...
  12. 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...
  13. ncbi request reprint Interleukin 1beta and interleukin 6 relationship with paediatric head trauma severity and outcome
    Antonio Chiaretti
    Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Catholic University Medical School, Rome, Italy
    Childs Nerv Syst 21:185-93; discussion 194. 2005
    ....
  14. 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...
  15. ncbi request reprint Lung injury from "liquid ecstasy": a role for coagulation activation?
    Marco Piastra
    Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Catholic University Medical School, Gemelli Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Pediatr Emerg Care 22:358-60. 2006
    ..Apart from the deep coma state, a markedly asymmetric pulmonary compromise was recorded. A transient coagulation activation was detected, possibly triggered off by the toxic effect on the lung alveolar-capillary membrane...
  16. ncbi request reprint Fatal coronary artery anomaly presenting as bronchiolitis
    Marco Piastra
    Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Policlinico A Gemelli, L go A Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Eur J Pediatr 164:515-9. 2005
    ..The concurrent acute airway infection had a catastrophic effect on the underlying cardiovascular anomaly leading to refractory cardiogenic shock and death...
  17. 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...
  18. ncbi request reprint Massive blood transfusion in choroid plexus tumor surgery: 10-years' experience
    Marco Piastra
    Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Catholic University School of Medicine, Gemelli Hospital, 00168 Rome, Italy
    J Clin Anesth 19:192-7. 2007
    ..To describe our 10 years of experience with childhood choroid plexus tumors (CPTs)...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. ncbi request reprint Intraventricular nerve growth factor infusion: a possible treatment for neurological deficits following hypoxic-ischemic brain injury in infants
    Antonio Chiaretti
    Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Catholic University Medical School, Rome, Italy
    Neurol Res 27:741-6. 2005
    ..The objective of this study is to demonstrate the therapeutic effects of intraventricular NGF infusion in severe post-ischemic damage...
  22. ncbi request reprint Life-threatening presentation of mediastinal neoplasms: report on 7 consecutive pediatric patients
    Marco Piastra
    Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Catholic University Medical School, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Am J Emerg Med 23:76-82. 2005
    ..Seven consecutive children presenting with superior mediastinal syndrome are reported needing urgent critical care approach...
  23. doi request reprint Validation of the Glycemic Stress Index in Pediatric Neurosurgical Intensive Care
    Marco Piastra
    Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, University Hospital A Gemelli, Catholic University Medical School, Rome, Italy
    Neurocrit Care . 2016
    ..In a recent paper, we combined intraoperative glycemic variations and length of surgery creating a metabolic glucose-related stress index called "Glycemic Stress Index" (GSI)...
  24. doi request reprint Kawasaki syndrome and concurrent Coxsackie virus B3 infection
    Donato Rigante
    Department of Pediatric Sciences, Universita Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Largo A Gemelli, 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Rheumatol Int 32:4037-40. 2012
    ....
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. doi request reprint Neonatal emergencies associated with cardiac rhabdomyomas: an 8-year experience
    Gabriella De Rosa
    Paediatric Cardiology, Catholic University, A Gemelli Hospital, Largo Gemelli 8, Rome, Italy
    Fetal Diagn Ther 29:169-77. 2011
    ..In all cases discovered through prenatal and/or neonatal life-threatening conditions, an accurate follow-up should always be performed to anticipate the development of tuberous sclerosis...
  28. ncbi request reprint Neurotrophic factor expression in childhood low-grade astrocytomas and ependymomas
    Antonio Chiaretti
    Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Childs Nerv Syst 20:412-9. 2004
    ..In accordance with the role of neurotrophic factors in tumour behaviour the aim of the present study was to investigate their expression in two childhood brain neoplasms, namely low-grade astrocytomas and ependymomas...
  29. 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. ..
  30. 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...
  31. ncbi request reprint Sevoflurane-remifentanil vs isoflurane-remifentanil for the surgical correction of craniosynostosis in infants
    Domenico Pietrini
    Department of Anesthesiology, Pediatric Neuroanesthesiology, Catholic University Medical School, Rome, Italy
    Paediatr Anaesth 15:653-62. 2005
    ..The aim of the present study was to compare the efficacy of isoflurane-remifentanil and sevoflurane-remifentanil combinations during neurosurgical correction craniosynostosis...
  32. 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...
  33. ncbi request reprint Correlation between neurotrophic factor expression and outcome of children with severe traumatic brain injury
    Antonio Chiaretti
    Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Catholic University Medical School, Policlinico Gemelli, Largo Gemelli, 1 00168, Rome, Italy
    Intensive Care Med 29:1329-38. 2003
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint Intensive care in an adolescent with trisomy 18: an ethical dilemma
    Marco Piastra
    Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Policlinico Gemelli, Catholic University Medical School, Lgo Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Eur J Pediatr 162:814-5. 2003
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. ncbi request reprint Serious Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection in healthy children: case report and review of the literature
    Luigi Viola
    Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Institute of Pediatrics, Catholic University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Pediatr Int 48:330-3. 2006
  38. ncbi request reprint Inotropic and vasoactive drugs in pediatric ICU
    Marco Piastra
    Pediatric ICU, Catholic University Medical School, Rome, Italy
    Curr Drug Targets 13:900-5. 2012
    ..In the last decade, the number of vasoactive drugs has increased, together with a better understanding of clinical application of both different monitoring devices and treatment strategies...
  39. ncbi request reprint Isolated myocardial non-compaction in an infant with distal 4q trisomy and distal 1q monosomy
    Gabriella De Rosa
    Department of Paediatric Cardiology, Institute of Paediatrics, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Largo Agostino Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Eur J Pediatr 164:255-6. 2005
  40. 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...
  41. doi request reprint Oscillation transmission and volume delivery during face mask-delivered HFOV in infants: Bench and in vivo study
    Daniele De Luca
    Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, University Hospital A Gemelli, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Pediatr Pulmonol 51:705-12. 2016
    ....
  42. pmc A cannabinoid-intoxicated child treated with dexmedetomidine: a case report
    Flora Cipriani
    Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Department of Intensive Care and Anesthesia, Agosto Gemelli University Polyclinic, Catholic University of Rome, Largo Agostino Gemelli 1, 00168, Rome, Italy
    J Med Case Rep 9:152. 2015
    ..To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of dexmedetomidine use to support a cannabis intoxicated patient...
  43. doi 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...
  44. doi request reprint Delayed diagnosis of Kawasaki syndrome and thrombosis of a medium-sized aneurysm of the anterior descending coronary artery: case report and literature review
    Gabriella De Rosa
    Section of Pediatric Cardiology, Universita Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Largo A Gemelli, 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Rheumatol Int 32:809-14. 2012
    ..This report emphasizes that thrombosis can be observed even in medium-sized aneurysms when the diagnosis of Kawasaki syndrome is delayed...
  45. 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...
  46. ncbi request reprint The impact of initial management on the outcome of children with severe head injury
    Antonio Chiaretti
    Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Catholic University of Rome, Largo A Gemelli, 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Childs Nerv Syst 18:54-60. 2002
    ..In the literature, the influence of initial critical care management and early complications on the outcome of children with severe head injury is not clearly documented...