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BACKGROUND The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effect of N-acetyl-L-cysteine on lung ischaemia reperfusion injury. METHODS Nineteen pigs were used. Group I (n = 5) underwent sham operation, group II (n = 7) 90-min left-lung ischaemia followed by 180-min reperfusion. In group III (n = 7) N-acetyl-l-cysteine was given (160 mg/kg) during(More)
INTRODUCTION Surgical closure of a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in cases with pulmonary hypertension, a short and wide PDA, and/or calcification of the wall of the vessel can be a hazardous procedure. The use of extracorporeal circulation provides the necessary safety for effective closure. METHODS Four patients (one male), aged 7, 22, 54 and 60 years(More)
The aim of the present protocol is to investigate the potency of thromboelastography (TEG) to screen postcardiac heparin induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) patients suspicious for HIT type II, and to differentiate which of them are subject to suffer thrombotic complications from those who will suffer hemorrhagic complications.
A male child, 18 months old, with interrupted aortic arch, ventricular septal defect, postoperative complete heart block and an epicardial DDD pacemaker since the age of nine months, was admitted to our department because of episodes of syncope. At first the episodes were considered as epilepsy and the child was given antiepileptic drugs. Twenty-four-hour(More)
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