Levente Fazekas

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BACKGROUND The RIFLE (risk, injury, failure, loss, and end-stage renal disease) classification system was developed to standardize the definition of acute kidney injury (AKI) in adults. We hypothesized that AKI was associated with increased mortality and morbidity. METHODS Acute kidney injury was defined as a decrease in the amount of estimated creatinine(More)
OBJECTIVES Cannabis is the most commonly abused illicit drug and the smokers are at the risk of lung infections, bullous emphysema and lung cancer. However, no evidence about the outcomes of lung transplantation (LTx) utilizing the lungs from such donors is available in the literature. METHODS We retrospectively analysed lung 'organ offers' and LTx at our(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to characterize the role of the ATP-sensitive potassium channels (K(+)(ATP)) in the coronary dilator action of parathyroid hormone (PTH). METHODS Dose-response curves of intracoronary administrated PTH (0.15-1.33 nmol) were obtained in control phases and during continuous intracoronary administration of the(More)
Migration of a permanent pacemaker generator from their intramuscular pocket to the abdominal cavity is a less frequent, but potentially life-threatening complication. The authors present the case of a 69-year-old woman, who visited the emergency department of the clinic, with complains of non-specific abdominal symptoms. Her past medical history included a(More)
The authors performed 451 transesophageal echocardiographic (TEE) investigations over a period of three years and four months. Atrial septal aneurysm (ASA) was found in 40 cases. Of these, protrusion of the atrial septum towards the right atrium was observed in 17 cases, whilst oscillation of the atrial septum was noted in 23 cases. ASA was associated with(More)
INTRODUCTION Since the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the first heart transplantation in Hungary in 2012 the emerging need for modern heart failure management via mechanical circulatory support has evolved. In May 2012 the opening of a new heart failure and transplant unit with 9 beds together with the procurement of necessary devices at Semmelweis(More)
Heart transplantation is a high priority project at Semmelweis University. In accordance with this, the funding of heart transplantation and mechanical circulatory support also constitutes an important issue. In this report, the authors discuss the creation of a framework with the purpose of comparing the cost-effectiveness of heart transplantation and(More)
The Hungarian adult heart transplant program, which started in 1992, has changed gradually in the past 20 years. After the early enthusiasm of the first cases it changed significantly and it became an organized programme. However, low donation activity and moderate referral numbers to the national transplant waiting list slowed down the process therefore,(More)
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