Nicholas Falcone

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To evaluate the effect of recombinant granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) on patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) or AIDS-related complex (ARC) who were intolerant to zidovudine because of neutropenia, we performed a randomized, open-label study in which patients were assigned to one of two groups. Zidovudine was(More)
A 62-year-old woman, after a resection and ileostomy for multiple perforations of the terminal ileum and prolonged postoperative parenteral nutrition, developed thiamine deficiency with clinical and magnetic resonance imaging features of Wernicke’s disease. Later on the patient developed central pontine myelinolysis. For this condition, a pathogenetic role(More)
We report the case of a newborn baby with a type IV laryngotracheo-oesophageal cleft and the anaesthetic management during the rigid bronchoscopy that was performed at 5 days of age. After anaesthetic induction with sevoflurane and atropine, the child was maintained with sevoflurane 2-2.5% and remifentanil at an infusion rate of 0.5 microg.kg(-1).min(-1).(More)
We describe a continuous flow mode of ventilation for repair of type I esophageal atresia in an infant. This type of atresia is defined by distal stenosis of the esophagus with a proximal blind pouch and no connection to the tracheobronchial tree. In traditional repair procedures the surgical approach is by thoracotomy, but newer videoassisted thoracoscopic(More)