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Lucas Morin, Régis Aubry, Luisa Frova, Roderick MacLeod, Donna M Wilson, Martin Loucka, Agnes Csikos, Miguel Ruiz-Ramos, Marylou Cardenas-Turanzas, YongJoo Rhee, Joan Teno, Joakim Öhlén, Luc Deliens, Dirk Houttekier, Joachim Cohen
BACKGROUND: To implement the appropriate services and develop adequate interventions, detailed estimates of the needs for palliative care in the population are needed. AIM: To estimate the proportion of decedents potentially in need of palliative care across 12 European and non-European countries. DESIGN: This is a cross-sectional study using death certificate data. SETTING/PARTICIPANTS: All adults (⩾18 years) who died in 2008 in Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Italy, Spain (Andalusia, 2010), Sweden, Canada, the United States (2007), Korea, Mexico, and New Zealand (N = 4,908,114)...
September 28, 2016: Palliative Medicine
Azho Kezo, Rajendra D Patel, Shraddha Mathkar, Sonal Butada
BACKGROUND: We report the management of two patents from the Indian subcontinent with extrahepatic portal vein obstruction presenting with anticipated difficult airway. A Macintosh blade was used to secure the airway after using various instruments designed for difficult airway. To the best of our knowledge, no case has previously been reported in which a Macintosh blade was used successfully in patients with extrahepatic portal vein obstruction with a difficult airway. CASE PRESENTATION: Two women (case 1 and case 2) of South Asian ethnicity with extrahepatic portal vein obstruction presented for an elective splenorenal shunt...
2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
Stalin Vinayagam, Mvs Satya Prakash, Pankaj Kundra, Surianarayana Gopalakrishnan
Endotracheal intubation was successfully accomplished with 70° rigid nasendoscope under video guidance in two patients in whom repeated attempts to secure airway with flexible fibreoptic bronchoscope were unsuccessful. Both patients had compromised airway (laryngeal papillomatosis and a huge thyroid swelling) and were uncooperative. Frova intubating introducer was used along with 70° rigid nasendoscope to accomplish tracheal intubation under video guidance.
July 2016: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
Patrick Schober, Stephan A Loer, Lothar A Schwarte
Intubating introducers are often used to facilitate difficult endotracheal intubation. We report a case in which a Frova catheter was used for insertion of a laser-resistant endotracheal tube and in which a strip of plastic was shaved off from the catheter. The plastic strip formed a convolute mass, causing relevant airway obstruction. Clinicians should be aware of this potentially dangerous complication and should be cautious in using Frova intubating introducers in combination with laser-resistant tubes.
August 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Massimiliano Sorbello, Giulio Frova, Ivana Zdravković
Airway management is basic for anesthesia practice, and sometimes it can represent a really dramatic scenario for both the patient and the physicians. Laryngoscopy has been the gold standard of airway visualization for more than 60 years, showing its limitations and failure rates with time. New technology has made available an opportunity to move the physician's eye inside patient airways thanks to video laryngoscopy and video assisted airway management technique. Undoubtedly, we have entered a new era of high resolution airway visualization and different approach in airway instrumentation...
March 2016: Acta Clinica Croatica
Antonella Zucchetto, Saverio Virdone, Martina Taborelli, Enrico Grande, Laura Camoni, Marilena Pappagallo, Vincenza Regine, Francesco Grippo, Jerry Polesel, Luigino Dal Maso, Barbara Suligoi, Luisa Frova, Diego Serraino
BACKGROUND: Non-AIDS-defining cancers (non-ADCs) have become the leading non-AIDS-related cause of death among people with HIV/AIDS. We aimed to quantify the excess risk of cancer-related deaths among Italian people with AIDS (PWA), as compared with people without AIDS (non-PWA). METHODS: A nationwide, population-based, retrospective cohort study was carried out among 5285 Italian PWA, aged 15-74 years, diagnosed between 2006 and 2011. Date of death and multiple-cause-of-death data were retrieved up to December 2011...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
Michal Nowakowski, Stephan Williams, Jason Gallant, Monique Ruel, Arnaud Robitaille
BACKGROUND: Endotracheal intubation is commonly performed via direct laryngoscopy (DL). However, in certain patients, DL may be difficult or impossible. The Bonfils Rigid Fiberscope® (BRF) is an alternative intubation device, the design of which raises the question of whether factors that predict difficult DL also predict difficult BRF. We undertook this study to determine which demographic, morphologic, and morphometric factors predict difficult intubation with the BRF. METHODS: Four hundred adult patients scheduled for elective surgery were recruited...
June 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Ettore Bidoli, Marilena Pappagallo, Silvia Birri, Luisa Frova, Loris Zanier, Diego Serraino
BACKGROUND: Air pollution from road traffic has been associated to an increased risk of lung cancer. Herein, we investigated the association between lung cancer mortality and residence near Italian highways or national major roads. METHODS: Information on deaths for lung cancer registered from 1990 to 2010 and stratified by age, gender, and urban or rural municipality of residence at death were obtained from the National Institute of Statistics. Distance between the centroid of the municipality of residence and closest major roadways was considered as a proxy of pollution exposure...
February 2016: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Debasis Pradhan, Prithwis Bhattacharyya
We report a case of "can ventilate but can't intubate" situation which was successfully managed in the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit by the use of ProSeal laryngeal mask airway and Frova Intubating Introducer as bridging rescue devices. Use of appropriate technique while strictly following the difficult airway algorithm is the mainstay of airway management in unanticipated difficult airway situations. Although the multiple airway devices were used but each step took not more than 2 min and "don't struggle, skip to the next step principle" was followed...
September 2015: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
Aline Désesquelles, Elena Demuru, Marilena Pappagallo, Luisa Frova, France Meslé, Viviana Egidi
OBJECTIVES: To assess more accurately the contribution of infectious diseases (IDs) to mortality at age 65+. METHODS: We use cause-of-death data for France and Italy in 2009. In addition to chapter I of the 10th International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10), our list of IDs includes numerous diseases classified in other chapters. We compute mortality rates considering all death certificate entries (underlying and contributing causes). RESULTS: Mortality rates at age 65+ based on our extended list are more than three times higher than rates based solely on ICD-10 chapter I...
December 2015: International Journal of Public Health
Barbara Suligoi, Antonella Zucchetto, Enrico Grande, Laura Camoni, Luigino Dal Maso, Luisa Frova, Saverio Virdone, Stefano Boros, Marilena Pappagallo, Martina Taborelli, Vincenza Regine, Paolo De Paoli, Diego Serraino
BACKGROUND: Despite the dramatically improved survival due to combination antiretroviral therapies (cART), life expectancy of people with HIV/AIDS remains lower than that of the general population. This study aimed to estimate, at a population level, the survival experience of Italian people with AIDS (PWA) and to quantify the prognostic role of selected factors at diagnosis in the risk of early mortality (i.e., within six months from AIDS diagnosis). METHODS: A population-based, retrospective-cohort study was conducted among Italian PWA diagnosed between 1999 and 2009 and recorded in the national AIDS registry...
2015: BMC Infectious Diseases
Gianni Allais, Gennaro Bussone, Vincenzo Tullo, Pietro Cortelli, Fabio Valguarnera, Piero Barbanti, Giuliano Sette, Fabio Frediani, Giacomo D'Arrigo, Florindo d'Onofrio, Giancarlo Comi, Marcella Curone, Bruno Colombo, Stefano Omboni, Chiara Benedetto
The early use of triptan in combination with a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug after headache onset may improve the efficacy of acute migraine treatment. In this retrospective analysis of a randomized, double-blind, parallel group study, we assessed the efficacy of early or late intake of frovatriptan 2.5 mg + dexketoprofen 25 or 37.5 mg (FroDex 25 and FroDex 37.5) vs. frovatriptan 2.5 mg alone (Frova) in the acute treatment of migraine attacks. In this double-blind, randomized parallel group study 314 subjects with acute migraine with or without aura were randomly assigned to Frova, FroDex 25, or FroDex 37...
May 2015: Neurological Sciences
C Bona Gracia, J Vallés Torres, M Ferrer Ferrer, R Casans Francés
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October 2015: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
Stefano Zauli Sajani, Alessandra Battista, Luisa Frova, Paolo Lauriola
In several public debates, scientific conferences and, recently, also in the scientific literature, some figures from EUROSTAT have been presented; they show a relevant decrease in the healthy life expectancy in Italy. This idea is based on the analysis of the trend of Healthy Life Years (HLY), an indicator synthesizing the grade of functional limitation of individuals based on the answers to a self-completed questionnaire. In particular, the dramatic decrease of HLY in Italy from 2005 to 2007 raised concerns...
November 2014: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
Thijs Reyniers, Luc Deliens, H Roeline Pasman, Lucas Morin, Julia Addington-Hall, Luisa Frova, Marylou Cardenas-Turanzas, Bregje Onwuteaka-Philipsen, Wayne Naylor, Miguel Ruiz-Ramos, Donna M Wilson, Martin Loucka, Agnes Csikos, Yong Joo Rhee, Joan Teno, Joachim Cohen, Dirk Houttekier
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to examine variation in place of death of older people dying from dementia in countries across 4 continents. DESIGN: Study of death certificate data. METHODS: We included deaths of older (65 + years) people whose underlying cause of death was a dementia-related disease (ICD-10: F01, F02, F03, G30) in Belgium, the Netherlands, England, Wales, France, Italy, Spain, Czech Republic, Hungary, New Zealand, United States, Canada, Mexico and South Korea...
February 2015: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
José M Beleña, Carmen Gasco, Carlos E Polo, Alfonso Vidal, Mónica Núñez, Francisco Lopez-Timoneda
BACKGROUND: The use of supraglottic devices is rising in the prehospital management of difficult airway; moreover, we think that patients with multiple trauma or cervical instability can take advantage of these devices without opening or retiring the cervical collar. OBJECTIVE: To compare speed and ease of use between Laryngeal Tube S (LTS) and the Ambu AuraOnce laryngeal mask (LMA).Our second objective was to evaluate changing these devices to an endotracheal tube (ETT) using a Frova introducer...
February 2015: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Gianfranco Alicandro, Luisa Frova, Gennaro Di Fraia, Carla Colombo
BACKGROUND: Survival in cystic fibrosis (CF) has progressively improved and the female-gender disadvantage first described many years ago remains controversial. OBJECTIVES: To describe the mortality trend due to CF in Italy over the last decades; to verify the female-mortality disadvantage; to compare the comorbidities reported in death certificates of CF patients with those of the general population. METHODS: Mortality data were extracted from the database of underlying cause of death (1970-2011) and multiple causes of death (2003-2011) of the Italian National Institute of Statistics...
March 2015: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis: Official Journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society
G Allais, G Bussone, V Tullo, P Cortelli, F Valguarnera, P Barbanti, G Sette, F D'Onofrio, M Curone, C Benedetto
PURPOSE: The purpose of this article is to investigate the efficacy and safety of frovatriptan plus dexketoprofen 25 or 37.5 mg (FroDex25 or FroDex37.5, respectively) compared to that of frovatriptan 2.5 mg (Frova) in menstrually related migraine (MRM). AIM: The aim of this article is to analyze a subgroup of 76 women who treated an MRM attack in this multicenter, randomized, double-blind, parallel-group study. METHODS: The primary end-point was the proportion of patients who were pain free (PF) at two hours...
January 2015: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
Gianni Allais, Vincenzo Tullo, Pietro Cortelli, Piero Barbanti, Fabio Valguarnera, Giuliano Sette, Florindo D'Onofrio, Marcella Curone, Dario Zava, Deborha Pezzola, Giorgio Reggiardo, Stefano Omboni, Fabio Frediani, Gennaro Bussone, Chiara Benedetto
Early triptan use after headache onset may help improve the efficacy of acute migraine treatment. This may be particularly the case when triptan therapy is combined with a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). The objective of this is to assess whether the combination of frovatriptan 2.5 mg + dexketoprofen 25 or 37.5 mg (FroDex25 and FroDex37.5) is superior to frovatriptan 2.5 mg alone (Frova) in the acute treatment of migraine attacks in patients who took the drug within 30 min from the onset of pain (early use) or after (late use)...
May 2014: Neurological Sciences
Yongsuk Kim, Jeong Eun Kim, Da Hye Jeong, Jaemin Lee
Patients with Pierre Robin syndrome are characterized by micrognathia, retrognathia, glossoptosis, and respiratory obstruction and are prone to have a difficult-to-intubate airway. The McGrath® MAC video laryngoscope provides a better view of the glottis than a Macintosh laryngoscope, but it is not easy to insert an endotracheal tube through the vocal cords because a video laryngoscope has a much greater curvature than that of a conventional direct laryngoscope and an endotracheal tube has a different curvature...
April 2014: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
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