Roldi E, Inghileri P, Dransart-Raye O, Mongodi S, Guinot PG, Mojoli F, Bouhemad B.   Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2018 Dec 11. doi: 10.1097/EJA.0000000000000939. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract BACKGROUND: Left double-lumen tubes (LDLTs) are used in thoracic surgery to allow one-lung ventilation. Their size is usually chosen on the basis of clinical parameters (height, sex). Double-lumen […]

Bélaïd Bouhemad, Ophélie Dransart-Rayé, Francesco Mojoli, Silvia Mongodi   Ann Transl Med 2018;6(21):418   Abstract: Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is the most frequent nosocomial infection in intensive care units (ICU) and is associated with increased mortality, use of antimicrobials, longer mechanical ventilation, and higher healthcare costs. Lung ultrasonography (LUS) can be used at the bedside and […]

Francesco Mojoli, Francesca Torriglia, Anita Orlando, Isabella Bianchi, Eric Arisi, Marco Pozzi Ann Transl Med 2018;6(19):377 Abstract: Transpulmonary pressure, that is the difference between airway pressure (Paw) and pleural pressure, is considered one of the most important parameters to know in order to set a safe mechanical ventilation in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) patients […]

Mojoli F, Bouhemad B, Mongodi S, Lichtenstein D.   Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2018 Oct 29. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201802-0236CI.   Abstract Point-of-care ultrasound is increasingly used at the bedside to integrate the clinical assessment of the critically ill; in particular, lungultrasound greatly developed in the last decade. This review describes basic lung ultrasound signs and focuses on their applications in critical […]

By A. Orlando – White paper Background Asynchronies are a frequent issue in ventilated patients. They represent a mismatch between the inspiratory and expiratory times of patient and ventilator, and thus a failure to provide ventilated patients with optimal assistance. This results in prolonged mechanical ventilation, difficult wean-ing, reduced patient comfort, an increased risk of diaphragmatic […]