Franco Salomon

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BACKGROUND Studies comparing the accuracy of clinical diagnosis in unselected patients who died in hospital in different medical eras have shown no decline of errors in the main diagnosis. We assessed changes in diagnostic accuracy over 20 years. METHODS We analysed retrospectively diagnostic errors, with use of necropsy as the gold standard for(More)
A systematic review of the second half of the last century suggested that diagnostic errors have decreased over time. Our previous study covering the years 1972-1992 was then the only time series showing a significant reduction of diagnostic errors from a single institution. We report here the results of a follow-up study a decade later. We analyzed(More)
CMV disease (CMVD) is a recognized problem of the early post-transplant period (PTP) in renal transplant recipients. Information on CMVD in the late (> or = 2 years) PTP is scarce. We have observed 5 cases of CMVD during late (3-8 years) PTP during the last 15 years. Three of these patients died from CMVD. One of the patients with late-onset CMVD recovered(More)
We assessed the accuracy of C-reactive protein (CRP) levels and lymphocyte counts to predict a mechanical complication (MC) after myocardial infarction (MI). Within 10 years, we identified 36 patients with 39 echocardiographically confirmed MC within 30 days of MI: ventricular septal defect (17 cases), papillary muscle rupture (10 cases), and left(More)
Coronary artery disease is the most common cause of morbidity and mortality in subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus. The risk of coronary artery disease, myocardial infarction and mortality from myocardial infarction is markedly increased in type 2 diabetic patients compared with non-diabetics. Diabetic patients with acute myocardial infarction should(More)
PURPOSE Our goal was to assess the MR appearance and histologic correlation of primary pulmonary artery angiosarcoma. METHOD Four patients with tumorous masses in the pulmonary arteries were evaluated by dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI using T1- and T2-weighted SE images, GE images, as well as coronal 3D MRA in breath-hold technique. The percentage of tumor(More)
Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is a systemic vasculitic disease, which in very rare cases causes inflammatory complications such as secondary amyloidosis. We describe a well-documented case, with a clinically mild course, of biopsyproven giant cell arteritis as the only apparent cause of systemic AA-Amyloidosis. The deterioration in renal function due to(More)
Exercise-induced anaphylaxis (EIA) is a rare form of physical allergy. Although histamine release is a feature of EIA, and histamine provocation of coronary spasm has been described, serious cardiac arrhythmias in EIA have not been reported. Exercise-induced anaphylaxis was diagnosed in a survivor of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest due to ventricular(More)
Pulmonary edema is a frequent complication in patients undergoing intravenous fluid therapy. Thorough and repeated clinical workup of the patients, along with few relevant laboratory data, are in most cases sufficient to analyze the factors which influence the Starling forces. This approach allows early detection of fluid overload and the development of(More)