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PURPOSE The incidence of cardiac morbidity and mortality in patients who undergo carotid surgery ranges from 0.7% to 7.1%, but it still represents almost 50% of all perioperative complications. Because no data are available in literature about the impact of the anesthetic technique on such complications, a prospective randomized monocentric study was(More)
AIMS The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of liver transplantation (OLT) in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) coinfected patients in Italy. METHODS Between September 2002 and April 2006, 12 HIV(+) coinfected patients (11 men, mean age 42 years) underwent OLT at our Institute. Eleven (91%) patients were(More)
PURPOSE To compare the influence of anaesthetic technique on perioperative complications in patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy. MATERIAL AND METHODS In a retrospective study of 1020 consecutive patients who underwent carotid artery surgery over 10 years, perioperative neurologic and cardiologic complications and the use of an internal carotid(More)
OBJECTIVES Studies comparing transcranial Doppler ultrasonography (TCD) with other intraoperative monitoring techniques for detecting clamping ischaemia during carotid endarterectomy under general anaesthesia suggest that a reduction of > two-thirds in the mean middle cerebral artery velocity (mMCAv) or a reduction of > 0.4 in the preclamping mMCAv:(More)
AIM The present study focused on nine patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) associated with Child A liver cirrhosis undergoing first-line liver resection and salvage liver transplantation (SLT) for liver tumor recurrence. PATIENTS AND METHODS Forty-six patients with HCC underwent liver transplantation (OLT); 37 (80.5%) were primary liver(More)
BACKGROUND In chronic respiratory failure (CRF), body composition strongly predicts survival. METHODS A prospective randomised controlled trial was undertaken in malnourished patients with CRF to evaluate the effects of 3 months of home rehabilitation on body functioning and composition. 122 patients with CRF on long-term oxygen therapy and/or(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine graft patency and limb preservation after allograft bypass grafting to infrapopliteal arteries for different allograft materials. DESIGN Meta-analysis of case series that used survival analysis to describe outcomes. METHODS Studies published from 1982 through 2003 were identified from electronic databases and pertinent original(More)
BACKGROUND Altered aerobic capacity and muscular strength among patients suffering from cirrhosis are poor prognosis factors of the overall survival after liver transplantation (LT). A program of adapted physical activity (APA) is recommended in patients awaiting solid organ transplantation. However, there is no standard program in LT, and therefore none is(More)
OLT in HIV infected patients still remains a challenging option requiring a careful monitoring of patients for HCV reinfection, drug interactions and antiretroviral toxicity. Severe adverse events due to HAART have been already reported for post exposure prophylaxis in HIV infected patients. Here we report a case of liver graft toxicity related to HAART in(More)
In October 2009, a traveller returning from Africa to Italy was hospitalised with symptoms suggestive of a haemorrhagic fever of unknown origin. The patient was immediately placed in a special biocontainment unit until laboratory investigations confirmed the infection to be caused by a dengue serotype 3 virus. This case reasserts the importance of returning(More)