PATHOPHYSIOLOGY, METABOLISM AND IMMUNOLOGY

The research activity is directed to the study of the mechanisms of biologic and pathophysiologic changes and adaptive mechanisms in critical illness, from compensated stages to extreme conditions of non-equilibrium, with particular attention to severe trauma, major surgical procedures, shock and sepsis. A practical implication is the optimization of metabolic and cardiorespiratory therapy.


Research topics
GASTRO-INTESTINAL MOTILITY

Inhibition of motility; effects of botulinum toxin.


BIOMATERIALS

Physical and structural stability; long term central venous access.


IMMUNOMODULATION

Cellular and molecular immune response; cell cooperation, immunosuppressive drugs, specific peptides, growth factors.


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