María Teresa Parada

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UNLABELLED The main cause of death in lung transplantation patients is chronic rejection, known as bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS). There are many variables associated with its appearance. The aim of this study was to identify factors associated with BOS and its impact on survival among lung transplantation patients. METHODS We retrospectively(More)
Everolimus has been successfully used in solid organ transplantation, especially of the heart and kidney, but much less often in lung transplantation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of long-term use of everolimus in lung transplantation in Chile. We retrospectively analyzed patients receiving everolimus between 2005 and 2010(More)
UNLABELLED Everolimus has shown good results in kidney and heart transplantation, achieving low rates of rejection, of infections, and of tumors compared with calcineurin inhibitors (CNI). Some publications have shown beneficial effects in bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS). We have presented herein the initial experience with everolimus among lung(More)
INTRODUCTION The most common neoplasias among transplant patients are skin cancers and lymphoproliferative disorders. OBJECTIVE To characterize lung transplanted recipients who developed malignancies. METHODS A retrospective analysis of clinical records of our patients. RESULTS Seven patients developed malignancies: skin cancer (n = 5; 71%), and(More)
UNLABELLED Infections are an important cause of morbidity and mortality among transplanted patients. Their pathophysiology is associated with anatomic factors, immunosuppression, and pretransplant viral exposure. The aim of this investigation was to characterize infections following lung transplantation. We retrospectively analyzed the charts of 51 lung(More)
Devices such as Novalung can be used as a bridge to lung transplantation while waiting for a suitable donor. We report a 50 year-old male with a terminal pulmonary fibrosis and candidate for lung transplantation. He was admitted to the hospital due to a severe deterioration of his respiratory condition, with the presence of severe respiratory acidosis(More)
Epidemiological and clinical studies attribute to Chlamydia pneumoniae infections a pathogenetic role in atherosclerotic vascular lesions. We report two patients in whom this infection was followed by acute coronary events. A 51 years old male presented with a right lower lobe pneumonia and a positive immunofluorescence serology for Chlamydia pneumoniae,(More)
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