Damjan Marin

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Paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis (PLE) is a condition characterized by nervous system damage or dysfunction without indication that the nervous system is directly affected by tumor cells. Since it is clinically presented with an array of neuropsychiatric symptoms that usually precede the occurrence of malignant disease, and because of mimicking a(More)
Respiratory failure (RF) requiring mechanical ventilation (MV) is a frequent, critical complication of bone marrow transplantation. RF has a global survival rate at 6 months of between 2 and 5 %, depending on the patient group. Recently, a type of RF associated with hemoperipheric recovery has been described. This is known as engraftment syndrome. We have(More)
Percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy is a common surgical procedure that is becoming the method of choice in critically ill patients whenever prolonged airway secure and/or ventilation support is needed. Although adverse events are relatively uncommon, serious life threatening complications can arise from this bedside procedure. We report a case of a(More)
To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of autochthonous histoplasmosis in an HIV-positive individual observed in Italy, where symptomatic histoplasmosis is a very rare disease despite a small focus of endemicity that seems to exist in the Po valley (A. Mazzoni, personal communication). Pulmonary and mucocutaneous lesions may be the initial(More)
Acute respiratory failure is relatively common postoperative complication, occurs frequently in patients with preexisting compromised respiratory function and/or undergoing major thoracoabdominal procedures. Although endotracheal intubation and mechanical ventilation is still considered the cornerstone for the treatment of patients with acute respiratory(More)
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