Andrea Ballotta
University of Michigan
SurgeryCardiologyIntensive care medicineCardiac surgeryMedicine
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#1Dario Fina (Maastricht University Medical Centre)
#2Matteo Matteucci (University of Insubria)H-Index: 1
Last. Marco RanucciH-Index: 49
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Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation is essential for the treatment of refractory cardiopulmonary failure. Its use may be complicated by worse haemorrhagic complications exacerbated by extracorporea...
#1Andrea BallottaH-Index: 18
#2Hassan KandilH-Index: 6
Last. Himanshu J. Patel (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 32
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Choices for monitoring of unfractionated heparin (UFH) anticoagulation in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) patients include activated clotting time, activated partial thromboplastin time, reaction times of viscoelastic tests, and anti-factor Xa activity (between 0.3 and 0.7 IU/mL). Recent studies propose the anti-factor Xa to be the gold standard for monitoring UFH anticoagulation in ECMO. However, many extraneous factors combined question the utility of anti-factor Xa as the sole meth...
Introduction:Veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation after heart surgery is a relatively common procedure. It is easily applicable but associated with a number of complications, including...
#1E. Bossone (UNISA: University of Salerno)H-Index: 4
#2Michele Arcopinto (University of Naples Federico II)H-Index: 13
Last. Antonio Cittadini (University of Naples Federico II)H-Index: 31
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Recent evidence supports the concept that progression of chronic heart failure (CHF) depends upon an imbalance of catabolic forces over the anabolic drive. In this regard, multiple hormonal deficiency syndrome (MHDS) significantly has impacts upon CHF progression, and is associated with a worse clinical status and increased mortality. The T.O.S.CA. (Trattamento Ormonale nello Scompenso CArdiaco; Hormone Therapy in Heart Failure) Registry ( = NCT02335801) tests the hypothesis tha...
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#1Eduardo Bossone (UNISA: University of Salerno)H-Index: 53
#2Riccardo GorlaH-Index: 5
Last. Kim A. Eagle (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 115
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Abstract Background Presenting systolic blood pressure (SBP) is a powerful predictor of mortality in many cardiovascular settings, including acute coronary syndromes, cardiogenic shock, and acute heart failure. Objectives This study evaluated the association of presenting SBP with in-hospital outcomes, specifically all-cause mortality, in acute aortic dissection (AAD). Methods The study included 6,238 consecutive patients (4,167 with type A and 2,071 with type B AAD) enrolled in the Internationa...
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#1Marco RanucciH-Index: 49
Last. Andrea BallottaH-Index: 18
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#1Gianluigi Li BassiH-Index: 17
#2Mauro Panigada (Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico)H-Index: 11
Last. A. Serra-TorresH-Index: 92
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Purpose The lateral Trendelenburg position (LTP) may hinder the primary pathophysiologic mechanism of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). We investigated whether placing patients in the LTP would reduce the incidence of VAP in comparison with the semirecumbent position (SRP).
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#1Mauro CotzaH-Index: 9
#2Giovanni CarboniH-Index: 11
Last. Marco RanucciH-Index: 49
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Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) represents a useful tool to support the lungs and the heart when all conventional therapies failed and the patients are at risk of death. While the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) collects data from different institutions that joined the Registry and reports overall outcome, individual centres often collide with results below expectations, either in adults and in paediatric population. Some authors suggest that poor outcomes could be ove...
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