Francesco Enrichens

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Host immunosuppression after trauma contributes to septic morbidity. The macrophage is a key element in the host immune response. This study evaluated glucan, a macrophage stimulant, in a prospective, randomized, double-blind study of 38 trauma patients undergoing surgery. Glucan (21 patients), 50 mg/m2, or placebo (17 patients) was given intravenously(More)
Purpura fulminans is a rare and severe complication of meningococcal septicaemia. It presents as a petechial rash spreading rapidly in extent and depth, evolving into full-thickness skin necrosis. The condition is extremely uncommon in the adult population. We report the case of a 28-yr-old man with extensive meningococcal-related skin necrosis. The initial(More)
In this study kidneys were harvested from bred-for-research cats weighing 4 to 5 kg. General principles of donor bilateral nephrectomy en bloc with aorta, vena cava, renal vessels, and ureters were followed. After the harvest the grafts were placed in lactated Ringer slush. A cuff was prepared on the renal vein over a 10 French plastic tube. The aorta was(More)
A rare case of intestinal metastasis of a neuroendocrine carcinoma of the skin (Merkel Cell Tumor) is reported. The primary tumor was excised from the left arm two years earlier and followed an aggressive course with lymph-nodes, tonsillar and intestinal spread. Histologically, the intestinal lesion was similar to the primary tumor with small,(More)
Three distal pancreatectomies with preservation of the spleen are described. The indications were infiltration of the pancreatic tail by a gastric adenocarcinoma in the first patient; acute and chronic inflammation of the pancreas in the second and third. This type of operation takes very little longer than classic distal pancreatectomy with splenectomy,(More)
The large amount of data resulting from arterial and venous HGA's and analysis of expired gases carried out during the monitoring of critical surgical patients has been statistically reduced to only seven parameters. Personal Mini Computer software able to quantify or predict the necessity for mechanical ventilatory assistance in individual cases has been(More)