Battista Borghi, MD

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Battista Borghi, MD
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Personal information - Education and work experience

05/08/1952
Associated professor

Simple structure responsible

1977: Degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Bologna, final grade 110/110.

1980: Specialist Diploma in Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care at the University of Bologna, final degree 70/70.
1985: Specialist Diploma in Cardiology at the University of Bologna, with honors.

  • From 01/01/2006 to date: Associate Professor of Anesthesia and Intensive Care (confirmed by 01/10/2009) at the University of Bologna.
  • From January 2014: Enabling national full professor qualification.
  • From 01/06/2000 to date, with the executive direction JOB Simple Structure: Departmental Form "Coordination of Anesthesiologic Research" at the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute of Bologna.
  • From 01/01/2000 to 31/05/2000: leadership position with direction of Simple Structure: Organizational Form "Coordination of Scientific and innovative methodologies with management of budgets from products" at the IOR.
  • From 01/07/1999 to 31/12/1999: assignment without executive management structure at the IOR .
  • From 01/10/1991 to 30/06/1999: full time head of the Organizational Form of the operating rooms of the 1st Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care of the IOR.
  • From 01/10/1988 to 30/09/1991: full time Second Co-head within the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care of the IOR.
  • From 1979 to 1989: doctor of the Italian Motorcycle Federation during the sprint races and cross World Championship in Italy and abroad, gaining particular expertise on issues of trauma anaesthesiology and resuscitation associated with motorcycle racing.
  • From 11/22/1979 to 30/09/1988: full time assistant at the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care of the IOR.
  • From 04/27/1979 to 11/21/1979: full time Anesthesiology and Intensive Care assistant at the Bellaria Hospital in Bologna, where he would acquire experience on the anesthetic management and intensive care for the neurosurgical patient.
  • From 04/01/1978 to 31/03/1979: practical internship at the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care of the IOR, headed by Prof. Luciano Urso, obtaining the final judgment "very good".
  • From 07/26/1977 to 01/31/1978 attend doctor at the Medical Clinic II, Ospedale Policlinico S. Orsola, Bologna, where he worked in the Department of Coronary Unit and at the Service of Hematology.

Italian, English and Spanish.

Knowledge and use of the application systems of Word, Excel, Office and Internet.

  • 1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84, 1984-85: Professional Nurses school teaching of Anesthesia and Intensive Care.
  • 1982-83: Professional Nurses school teaching of Pathology Medical Emergency.
  • 1980-81, 1981-82, 1982-83: Professional Nurses school teaching of Pharmacology at the School of Professional Nurses, Local Health Unit of Bologna USL 29.
  • 1980-81, 1981-82: Professional Nurses school teaching of of Medical Pathology.
  • 1980-81: Professional Nurses school teaching of Anesthesia and Intensive Care at the School of Professional Nurses, Local Health Unit of Bologna USL 28.
  • From 1999 to September 2006: Adjunct Professor for the teaching of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care in Orthopaedics at the Postgraduate School of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, University of Bologna.
  • From 1999: tutor for teaching Anesthesia Regional anesthesia in orthopedics at the Postgraduate School of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, University of Bologna.
  • From 01/10/2006: Associate Professor of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, University of Bologna, owner of the teachings of Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Therapy for undergraduate and graduate schools in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Orthopedics, Rheumatology and Physiotherapy.

Professor Battista Borghi has carried out research on the following techniques:

  • Techniques for treatment of pain (sciatica, cruralgia , back pain, bad neck, cervicobrachialgia, radiculitis, hip and knee pain, especially if linked to osteoarthritis and/or overweight or obesity);
  • Treatment of phantom limb syndrome;
  • Reduction of risks of anesthesia complications;
  • Thromboembolica prophylaxis;
  • regional anesthesia and analgesia;
  • Blood -saving techniques.

On these topics he has published over 300 articles, 218 of which full magazines impacted (104) (Impact Factor 208), indexed (51) or as a chapter or other books, he has published 4 books on anesthesia regional and pain Therapy (2002, 2004 -10,000 copies - 2006, 2010) with the publisher Elsevier Masson. On more than 500 occasions he has been speaker at national and international conferences in Italy and abroad and for more than 20 times has served as president of national and international congresses and courses. He was the national coordinator of the following protocols for international research on new drugs for antitromboembolica prophylaxis: Record 3, ONYX 2 , BMS CV185 -047, SAVE Hip 2 EFC10342. From 1995 to 1999 he was a member of the Governing Council of the Italian Society of hemapheresis and Autotransfusion. From 1996 to 2013 he has been a member of the board of directors dell'ESRA Italian Chapter. From January 1st, 2007 to December 31st, 2009 he has been president dell'ESRA (European Society of Regional Anaesthesia ) Italian chapter, as such represents Italy in dell'ESRA board. Since 2000 is part of the Scientific Committee NATA (Network for Advancement of Transfusion Alternatives ). From 1996 to 2001 he was responsible of the Study Group on Orthopedic Anesthesia of SIAARTI (Italian Society of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care). Since 2003 he is the coordinator of the International Club on anesthesia in orthopedics. From 1998 Prof. Borghi has been referee of journals with impact factor.

Professor Battista Borghi is interested in the treatment of pain by developing new techniques designed and published to the rapid resolution of musculoskeletal pain (sciatica, cruralgia, back pain, bad neck, cervicobrachialgia, radiculitis, knee pain and hip pain), using also, when necessary, effective strategies aimed at weight loss.
The IOR is also interested in the safety of the patient orthopedic surgery, in terms of prevention and control of bleeding and pain during and after surgery, prevention of thromboembolic complications and infections, homologous blood saving strategies, techniques of anesthesia and regional analgesia.
At the IOR in 1979 introduced hemodilution, intraoperative recovery in 1984 and in 1985 (first in the world) postoperative recovery, in 1992, regional analgesia, first in the hospital and later at home ( since 1999) and in 2004 discovered the healing therapy for phantom limb syndrome , and in 2006 that for the rapid resolution of back pain that extends to the lower limbs (low back pain, cruralgia, sciatica). His commitment to this issue has helped to make the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute world leader in the field of blood saving, regional anesthesia and analgesia in the treatment of pain.
More than 450 Italian and foreign colleagues, European and extracontinental, visited the operating rooms of the IOR and attended courses conducted by prof. Battista Borghi, to learn and/or improve the techniques of autotransfusion, anesthesia and regional analgesia and pain therapy.

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