Albert Faro

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BACKGROUND Cytomegalovirus (CMV) has been associated with morbidity, including chronic allograft rejection, in transplant recipients. Data from adult centers suggests that CMV hyperimmune globulin (CMVIG) and ganciclovir together are superior in preventing CMV viremia than ganciclovir alone. METHODS A retrospective review of pediatric lung transplant(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES To determine the causes of death in patients dying within 30 days after lung transplantation at the University of Florida, to assess the importance of several diagnostic modalities for determining the causes of their decline, and to construct an algorithm for the evaluation of patients with severe respiratory compromise occurring early(More)
In a retrospective, single-center cohort study, outcomes of infants and toddlers undergoing lung transplant at St. Louis Children's Hospital between 1990 and 2004 were compared to older children. Patients with cystic fibrosis (exclusively older children) and those who underwent heart-lung, liver-lung, single lung or a second transplantation were excluded(More)
Ribavirin is a synthetic guanosine analog with activity against DNA and RNA viruses. It was studied in human trials, and no marked adverse effect was reported beyond the potential for teratogenicity and reversible mild anemia. An 8-year-old girl received a multivisceral transplant and developed adenoviral pneumonia. She was treated with intravenous(More)
BACKGROUND A retrospective review of pediatric lung transplant recipients at 14 centers in North America and Europe was conducted to characterize the epidemiology and the risk factors for cytomegalovirus (CMV) and to explore the impact of preventative antiviral therapy. METHODS Data were recorded for 1 year posttransplant. Associations between CMV and(More)
Exercise testing is considered an important prognostic tool for the selection of pediatric lung transplant candidates with end-stage CF lung disease. To better understand the current practice as it pertains to exercise testing, a self-administered questionnaire was distributed to 25 pediatric lung transplant centers within the IPLTC across Australia,(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To evaluate the role of transbronchial biopsies (TBBs) in pediatric lung diseases. DESIGN AND METHODS We reviewed the records of TBBs performed in pediatric patients at the University of Florida between July 1996 and August 2003. The sample adequacy, diagnostic utility, and procedural complications of the two types of bronchoscopy(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) who are listed for lung transplantation may require mechanical ventilatory support before transplant. Although CF is a risk factor for poor outcomes in adults, no data currently exist pertaining to pre-transplant ventilatory support in children with CF. METHODS In a retrospective cohort study, we reviewed the(More)