Andy Petroianu

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Although splenectomy is helpful in the management of selected patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), in most cases this procedure is accompanied by a greater morbidity and mortality, mainly due to sepsis. Thus, it may be proposed that a conservative procedure that reduces the spleen size may have an effect similar to that of total spleen ablation(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the rich vascular arcade of the stomach, gastric ischemia represents an important medical challenge and can be the consequence of obstructive or non-obstructive vascular processes of pathological or iatrogenic origin. AIM To assess the effects of acute gastric ischaemia on the different regions of the stomach. METHOD Fifteen New(More)
— Several industrial-grade power system simulation tools are commercially available on the market. They are expensive to acquire and time-consuming to learn. As a result, very few institutions (utilities, aca-demic/research organizations) can afford to use more than one power system simulation tool. The tools employ slightly different component models,(More)
BACKGROUND When total splenectomy is unavoidable it is important to preserve splenic function in some form in order to prevent the complications of asplenism. Splenic autotransplantation is a good alternative in such cases. We describe the use of splenic autotransplantation for the treatment of portal hypertension. METHODS We carried out total splenectomy(More)
INTRODUCTION Intussusception in adult is rarely caused by idiopathic conditions. Main causes are inflammatory diseases, benign or malignant tumors and motility disorders. As a benign cause, lipomas appear as a particularly rare gastrointestinal intraluminal tumor occurring with highest incidence in the colon, mostly in the caecum and ascending colon. (More)
INTRODUCTION Complications arising from the use of central venous catheters are numerous, but cardiac tamponade is a complication well defined, very rare and often fatal. The mortality rate is 47-77% in the literature. PRESENTATION OF CASE We report a case of successful diagnosis and treatment of cardiac tamponade by parenteral nutrition in a 31-year-old(More)
RATIONALE To assess the importance of the new radiographic sign of faecal loading in the cecum for the diagnosis of acute appendicitis, in comparison with other inflammatory diseases, and to verify the maintenance of this radiographic sign after surgical treatment of appendicitis. METHODS 470 consecutive patients admitted to the hospital due to acute(More)
  • 2012
O diagnóstico de esplenomegalia provocada por drogas tem por base a exposição a substâncias químicas pouco tempo antes do crescimento do baço. O objetivo deste trabalho é rever os estu-dos da literatura relacionados a medicamentos e outras substâncias que podem provocar, direta The diagnosis of splenomegaly due to drugs is based on a recent history of(More)
RATIONALE Alcoholics are more likely to have infections, mainly in the respiratory system. Alcohol seems to inhibit the immune system. Despite the extensive literature related to alcoholism, data related to the immune system are still not conclusive. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to verify the influence of acute alcohol intake on colloid(More)