André d'Avila

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Small children are a challenging group in whom to perform KT. This retrospective study analyzed the results of 62 KTs in children weighing <15 kg, performed between 1998 and 2010, using extraperitoneal access and anastomosis of the renal vessels of donors to the aorta and IVC or iliac vessels of the recipients. Thirty-two (51.6%) grafts were LRDTs and 30(More)
BACKGROUND The majority of patients operated on for mitral valve disease with chronic atrial fibrillation (AF) do not recover sinus rhythm with conventional postoperative treatment. The maze procedure may be used in these circumstances. To define the precise indications for the maze procedure, it would be necessary to identify those patients based on(More)
UNLABELLED Various strategies have evolved to expand the donor pool due to the extreme shortage of organs. Herein we reviewed our experience with en bloc pediatric kidney transplantation since 1998. METHODS From January 1998 to December 2004, nine adult patients underwent kidney transplantation using en bloc kidneys from donors <5 years old (range, 1 to(More)
BACKGROUND Relief of gradient is followed by myocardial mass reduction in aortic stenosis. Its degree and speed are under evaluation. Aortic valve repair in calcified aortic stenosis is less well studied than replacement. METHODS We evaluated left ventricular hypertrophy reduction by echocardiogram in 11 patients immediately after valve repair in aortic(More)
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