• Innovation
    Promotion of technological and clinical innovation in critical care
  • Grip
    In-vitro and in-vivo research adherent to clinical practice and relevant for ICU every-day activities
  • Sharing
    International spread of ideas, innovation and research

Our philosophy

The GRIP (Group for Research in Intensive care in Pavia) is founded in 2015 by a group of intensivists working at Intensive Care Units of Policlinico S. Matteo in Pavia. We are a group of young doctors and researchers who dedicated in the last years great energy, enthusiasm and time to develop new ideas, improve technology and optimize quality of care for critical patients. Our group is characterized by strong international connections for both clinical research and technological developement. Our missions are:


  1. 1

    Intensive care units are highly technological; therefore, development of innovative instruments and optimization of existing ones can have a deep clinical impact. We have strong national and international collaborations with research and development sections of industries involved in the field and with many universities in order to push technology forward.

  2. 2

    Our aim is to promote and support a research projects gripping the real world. First, this means we support research with high clinical impact and strong everyday applicability. Second, we support researchers, offering work possibilities for young professionals.

  3. 3

    We aim to share our ideas, projects and results with scientific community; we have strong national and international research cooperation and  researcher exchange programs with multiple university centers.

Multiorgan evaluation of perfusion and congestion using ultrasound in patients with shock

Eur Heart J Acute Cardiovasc Care. 2023 May 4;12(5):344-352. doi: 10.1093/ehjacc/zuad025.   Guido Tavazzi, Rory Spiegel, Philippe Rola, Susanna Price, Francesco Corradi, Maxwell Hockstein  


There is increasing evidence on the role of ultrasound in the evaluation of multiorgan hypoperfusion and congestion in patients with cardiocirculatory shock both to identify the underlying pathophysiological mechanism and to drive and monitor the treatment. The cardiac and lung ultrasound is included as an integrated multiparametric approach to the very early phase of patients with haemodynamic instability/cardiogenic shock. Splanchnic ultrasound has been mainly applied in heart failure and predominant circulatory failure. Although poorly validated in the critically ill, many ultrasound parameters have a strong physiological background to support their use in the acute setting those that apply either for heart/lung and for splanchnic organ evaluation. This review summarizes the ultrasonographic parameters that have shown evidence in literature in the diagnostic/therapeutic pathway to define the congestion/perfusion profile of the organs that are involved in the pathophysiological cascade of cardiocirculatory shock.
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