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The epidemiological profile of HCV infection is evolving in Europe, as well as in Italy. We have previously showed genotype distributions and their dynamics in 2,153 HCV RNA positive patients living in Calabria, Southern Italy, over 11 years. In this study, we extend and update this information by evaluating a hospital-based cohort of 945 HCV RNA positive… (More)
BACKGROUND No consensus exists on the optimal settings of mechanical ventilation during veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Our aim was to describe how mechanical ventilation and related interventions are managed by adult ECMO centres. METHODS A cross-sectional, multi-centre, international survey of 173 adult respiratory ECMO centres.… (More)
A case of tracheal rupture due to orotracheal intubation performed for anaesthesiological procedures is described. It is very likely that this rare complication was favoured by some anatomical factors, which were responsible for a difficult intubation. Tracheal rupture was diagnosed by endoscopy and treated by a decompressive tracheostomy.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES HIV epidemics may differ among epidemiological contexts. We aimed at constructing an HIV clinical cohort whose main epidemiological, clinical and therapeutical characteristics are described (the CalabrHIV cohort, Calabria Region, Southern Italy). METHODS The CalabrHIV Cohort includes all HIV patients on active follow-up in all… (More)
A 44-year-old male developed interstitial lung disease (ILD) during treatment with rituximab (375 mg/m2 weekly intravenous × 4 weeks) for the management of immune thrombocytopenia (ITP). After 1 month of treatment he developed dyspnea, fever (38.9 °C), an increase of C-reactive protein (CRP) and white blood cells with hypoxemia, and decreased platelets.… (More)
The inflammatory pseudotumour of the lung is a rare and non-malignant neoplasm, which can be asymptomatic or characterized by variable clinical expressions. This report refers to a case occurring in a young woman and presenting as a persistent airway obstructive syndrome. With regard to histopathologic characterization, the present case can be classified as… (More)
The case presented in this report is of a female patient who suffered recurrent transudative right pleural effusions, due to a giant benign intrathoracic goitre. The latter caused compression of the brachiocephalic vein, which is a very rare cause of pleural fluid accumulation. Magnetic resonance imaging played a crucial diagnostic role.