João Gabriel Roderjan

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INTRODUCTION The cryopreserved homograft is a good valve substitute due attributes like excellent hemodynamics, low incidence of thromboembolic events, infection resistance and good mid-term durability. However, progressive homograft degeneration and fibrocalcification may occur, particularly in the childhood and young adults. Their antigenicity triggers an(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study is to assess the biological behaviour of porcine decellularized heterografts (Desc group) compared with cryopreserved homografts (Crio group) implanted in juvenile sheep. METHODS Decellularized porcine pulmonary heterografts were implanted in five animals and cryopreserved pulmonary homografts in another five. The animals(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY The study aim was to evaluate 13 years' results of the Ross operation, with special attention paid to the late function of the pulmonary autograft (PA) and the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) allograft, in an attempt to identify risk factors that might significantly influence their late performance. METHODS Between(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of study was to investigate the SDS-based decellularization process as an anticalcification method in glutaraldehyde-preserved bovine pericardium in subcutaneous rat model. METHODS Pericardium samples with 0.5 cm² area were divide in four groups: group GDA: 0.5% glutaraldehyde-preserved pericardium (GDA); group GDA-GL: GDA + 0.2%(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective was to analyze the decellularization process with SDS in glutaraldehyde-preserved bovine pericardium as an anticalcification method in a circulatory sheep model. METHODS The valved tubs were implanted in pulmonary artery position in sheep by 180 days. The animals were divided in two groups of 8 animals: control(More)
Objectives Review our long-term results with the Ross operation in middle-aged patients. Methods Between 1995 and 2016, 129 consecutive patients (106 males); mean age (47.2 ± 5.2 years) underwent a Ross operation. Right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) reconstruction was performed with cryopreserved (n = 45) or decellularized allografts (n = 84). Mean(More)
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