Giorgio Svaluto

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Deep venous thrombosis is a possible complication of indwelling central venous catheters (CVC), with an incidence as high as 61%. We report a case of successful thrombolysis of a CVC-related right atrial thrombus in a pediatric cancer patient with recombinant human tissue plasminogen activator (0.1 mg/kg per h for 12 h) and heparin (10 IU/kg per h for 24 h)(More)
Intramural esophageal dissection is a rare complication of eosinophilic esophagitis. Only three cases in adults have been described [1–3]. The residual mucosal septum could be treated with endoscopic section [4,5]. We report on the first pediatric case to be treated conservatively for intramural esophageal dissection due to eosinophilic esophagitis. A(More)
BACKGROUND Neonatal arterial one-stage switch operation (ASO) for transposition of the great arteries (TGA) is currently the procedure of choice for TGA. There is a potential risk of myocardial damage related to coronary artery reimplantation and sudden pressure overload imposed on the left ventricle after discontinuation of the cardiopulmonary bypass. (More)
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