Elena Caresta

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Bacterial translocation as a direct cause of sepsis is an attractive hypothesis that presupposes that in specific situations bacteria cross the intestinal barrier, enter the systemic circulation, and cause a systemic inflammatory response syndrome. Critically ill children are at increased risk for bacterial translocation, particularly in the early postnatal(More)
BACKGROUND Acinetobacter baumannii has been associated with high morbidity and mortality rates, even in pediatric patients. Therapeutic options are limited, especially when the strain is multidrug resistant. METHODS Clinical and microbiological analyses of 4 cases of systemic infections caused by multi drug resistant A. baumannii treated with(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate perioperative management, early outcomes and hemocoagulative disorders in infants up to 1 year old, undergoing neurosurgery for brain tumors removal. DESIGN Retrospective evaluation of prospectively collected data regarding all infants aged <1 year admitted to PICU from 1994 to 2004, following intracranial mass removal. (More)
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