- Vivi Padova
- Il Bo
Born in 1955 in Mestre-VE (ITALY), he attended primary and secondary schools.
Degree in Medicina e Chirurgia in 1981 magna cum lauda, Specialist Anesthesiology and intensive care (1986) and Sport medicine (1991).
Since early '80 he attended continuosly to academic teaching in the University of Padova. He was (and today too is)teacher in Human Physiology for:
Corso di Laurea Magistrale in Medicina e Chirurgia
Corso di Laurea Triennale in Infermieristica
Corso di Laurea Triennale per Assistente Sanitario
Scuole di Specializzazione: Malattie dell'Apparato Respiratorio, Anestesiologia e Rianimazione, Chirurgia Toracica, Medicina dello Sport, Nefrologia, Cardiologia.
The main scientific interests regard the pulmonary circulation and the respiratory system mechanics in humans and experimental animals.
He is Author of a number of full length papers (54), 59 contributions to scientific congresses, 7 chapters in edited books, 4 monographs.
He visited the Connecticut Health Center (Prof. R. Thrall) in 1994, and the Mc Gill University (Montreal, Prof. J Milic-Emili) in 2008.
Editorial board member for:
Europ J biophysics, Am J life sciences, J food and nutrition sciences, Am J sports sciences.
Scientific reviewer for the following journals: Life Sciences; J. of Comparative Physiology; Physiology Behaviour; International J. of Interferon, Citokine and Mediators Research; International J. of COPD; Open Access Animal Physiology; Open Access J. Sport Medicine; BMC Anesthesiology.
In the recent times, the research activity dealt mainly with respiratory mechanics. These are studied by the end-inflation occlusion method (Bates JHT, Baconnier P, Milic-Emili J (1988) A theoretical analysis of interrupter technique for measuring respiratory mechanics. J Appl Physiol 64: 2204-2214) in the experimental animal (rat). Respiratory mechanics parameters such as respiratory system elastance, the ohmic and visco-elastic resistances, and hysteresis, are quantified and analyzed under a variety of experimental conditions. These include the study of the effects of physical variables (volume of inflation, inflation flow, body temperature, hyperbarix oxygen exposure, intraabdominal pressure changes), pharmacological agents (various drugs currently utilized in the medical practice), and physiologically active substances (angiotensin and nitric oxide among the others).
Five selected publications
These include the so-called ex-60% funds, which were requested and obtained every year since 2005.