Carolina Carillo

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BACKGROUND Electrocardiographic ST-changes are known to occur during pregnancy, puerperium and cesarean section or spontaneous labor under oxytocic, tocolytic and anesthetic treatment. The aim of the study was to detect ST-changes during spontaneous labor in healthy women, without anesthetic or oxytocic therapy, and to verify their relation to plasmatic(More)
Lung transplantation (OLT) is a viable option for end-stage pulmonary diseases in selected patients with satisfactory long-term results. However, the paucity of available donors engenders a prolonged stay on the waiting list with progressive decline of lung function. In cases of sudden respiratory failure, admission to an intensive care unit with(More)
They have reported a case of multiple hepatic and cerebral metastasis of hypernephroma. The cerebral metastasis, probably after the hepatic one, are present respectively at a cerebellar and parietal-occipital level; the latter is the cause of a cerebral haemorrhage in a quite precocious phase of development.
Bronchoscopic lung volume reduction (BLVR) is a novel emphysema therapy. We evaluated long-term outcome in patients with heterogeneous emphysema undergoing BLVR with one-way valves. 40 patients undergoing unilateral BLVR entered our study. Pre-operative mean forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV(1)) was 0.88 L · s(-1) (23%), total lung capacity was 7.45 L(More)
BACKGROUND New bronchoscopic techniques for end-stage emphysema treatment are nowadays available; the presence of interlobar collateral ventilation (CV) and interlobar lung fissures (ILF) is crucial for patient selection. OBJECTIVES Assessment of these variables has been reported previously, but it has never been anatomically validated in vivo. This is(More)
Bilateral sequential lung transplantation (BSLT) is nowadays considered a valid therapeutic option for patients with end stage cystic fibrosis. We report our experience with 104 BSLTs in 101 patients. The overall survivals at 1, 3, 5, 10 years were 79%, 65%, 58%, and 42%, respectively. Perioperative mortality was 14.8% (n = 15). The leading causes of(More)
Uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopy (VATS) has gaining a special place in the thoracic surgery scenario; nowadays even major pulmonary resections can be performed through this approach. We hereby review our initial experience with uniportal VAT lobectomy, performed passing directly from the open approach to a single port approach. We attempted 26(More)
Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors (IMT) of the lung are considered rare and benign; however, involvement of adjacent thoracic organs, local recurrence and distant metastases have been described. The potential presence of distant metastases supports the hypothesis that those tumors should not be considered 'clinically' benign, although histological(More)
BACKGROUND Acute kidney injury and chronic kidney failure are serious complications after lung transplantation. Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is the primary indicator of renal function. Several equations have been proposed to evaluate the estimated GFR (eGFR). We compared three different equations to determine which has the better correlation with the(More)