1. Percutaneous Aortic Balloon Valvuloplasty and Intracardiac Adrenaline in Electromechanical Dissociation as Bridge to Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation.

    Medicine (Baltimore) 94(26):e1061 (2015) PMID 26131825

    This report describes an emergent balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) procedure performed under cardiopulmonary resuscitation in a 79-year-old man with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis (mean gradient 78 mm Hg, valve area 0.71 cm, and left ventricular ejection fraction 40%) awaiting surgery and ...
  2. Influence of intra-abdominal pressure on the specificity of pulse pressure variations to predict fluid responsiveness.

    The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery 78(5):994 (2015) PMID 25909421

    The positive predictive value of pulse pressure variations (ΔPP) to discriminate patients who should respond to volume expansion (VE) may be altered in mechanically ventilated patients. Our goal was to determine whether intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) measurements could discriminate patients with...
  3. VV-ECMO and brave heart: A subtle competition?

    International Journal of Cardiology 186:45 (2015) PMID 25804468

  4. Left upper lobe partial anomalous pulmonary venous return.

    Intensive Care Medicine 41(4):719 (2015) PMID 25447806

  5. Year in review in journal of clinical monitoring and computing 2014: cardiovascular and hemodynamic monitoring.

    Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing 29(2):203 (2015) PMID 25740051

  6. Journal of clinical monitoring and computing 2014 end of year summary: near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS).

    Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing 29(2):217 (2015) PMID 25808456 PMCID PMC4412379

  7. Long-term continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) as bridge to heart transplantation.

    Journal of thoracic disease 7(3):532 (2015) PMID 25922736

    Heart transplantation (HTx) is the treatment of choice for end-stage heart failure but the limited availability of heart's donors still represents a major issue. So long-term mechanical circulatory support (MCS) has been proposed as an alternative treatment option to assist patients scheduled on...
  8. Intensive care medicine science: an art based on applied physiology?

    BioMed Research International 2015:479134 (2015) PMID 25861630 PMCID PMC4377449

  9. The LUCAS 2 chest compression device is not always efficient: an echographic confirmation.

    Annals of Emergency Medicine 65(1):23 (2015) PMID 24530109

    Survival after cardiac arrest depends on prompt and effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Resuscitative teams are more frequently using mechanical chest compression devices, as documented in physiologic and experimental data, suggesting that these devices are more effective than manual ...
  10. Appraising cardiac dysfunction in liver transplantation: an ongoing challenge.

    Liver International 35(1):12 (2015) PMID 24797833

    End-stage liver disease (ESLD) is a multisystemic disease that adversely and mutually aggravates other organs such as the heart. Cardiac dysfunction in ESLD encompasses a spectrum of disease that could be aggravated, precipitated or be occurring hand-in-hand with coexisting aetiological factors ...
  11. The LUCAS 2 Chest Compression Device Is Not Always Efficient: An Echographic Confirmation.

    Annals of Emergency Medicine 65(1):23 (2015) PMID 24530109

    Survival after cardiac arrest depends on prompt and effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Resuscitative teams are more frequently using mechanical chest compression devices, as documented in physiologic and experimental data, suggesting that these devices are more effective than manual ...
  12. Appraising cardiac dysfunction in liver transplantation: an ongoing challenge.

    Liver International 35(1):12 (2015) PMID 24797833

    End-stage liver disease (ESLD) is a multisystemic disease that adversely and mutually aggravates other organs such as the heart. Cardiac dysfunction in ESLD encompasses a spectrum of disease that could be aggravated, precipitated or be occurring hand-in-hand with coexisting aetiological factors ...
  13. Appraising cardiac dysfunction in liver transplantation: an ongoing challenge.

    Liver International 35(1):12 (2015) PMID 24797833

    End-stage liver disease (ESLD) is a multisystemic disease that adversely and mutually aggravates other organs such as the heart. Cardiac dysfunction in ESLD encompasses a spectrum of disease that could be aggravated, precipitated or be occurring hand-in-hand with coexisting aetiological factors ...
  14. Impact of epinephrine and norepinephrine on two dynamic indices in a porcine hemorrhagic shock model.

    The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery 77(4):564 (2014) PMID 25250595

    Pulse pressure variations (PPVs) and stroke volume variations (SVVs) are dynamic indices for predicting fluid responsiveness in intensive care unit patients. These hemodynamic markers underscore Frank-Starling law by which volume expansion increases cardiac output (CO). The aim of the present st...
  15. Impact of epinephrine and norepinephrine on two dynamic indices in a porcine hemorrhagic shock model.

    The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery 77(4):564 (2014) PMID 25250595

    Pulse pressure variations (PPVs) and stroke volume variations (SVVs) are dynamic indices for predicting fluid responsiveness in intensive care unit patients. These hemodynamic markers underscore Frank-Starling law by which volume expansion increases cardiac output (CO). The aim of the present st...
  16. Impact of epinephrine and norepinephrine on two dynamic indices in a porcine hemorrhagic shock model.

    The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery 77(4):564 (2014) PMID 25250595

    Pulse pressure variations (PPVs) and stroke volume variations (SVVs) are dynamic indices for predicting fluid responsiveness in intensive care unit patients. These hemodynamic markers underscore Frank-Starling law by which volume expansion increases cardiac output (CO). The aim of the present st...
  17. The pre-ejection period during the Muller manoeuvre: mismatch or misreading?

    Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing 28(3):223 (2014) PMID 24318168

  18. Conversion from percutaneous venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation access to a peripheral arterial cannulation: is it safe?

    Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 147(6):1995 (2014) PMID 24837728

  19. The pre-ejection period during the Muller manoeuvre: mismatch or misreading?

    Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing 28(3):223 (2014) PMID 24318168

  20. Conversion from percutaneous venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation access to a peripheral arterial cannulation: is it safe?

    Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 147(6):1995 (2014) PMID 24837728