Norberto Gustavo Allende

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In renal transplant recipients, the urinary tract is the most common site of infections that might be caused by pathogens while on immunosuppressive therapy. The spread of enterobacteria resistant to carbapenem is worrying, as it is generally used as this agent is the first-line therapy for infections caused by Enterobacteriaceae producing extended spectrum(More)
A 74-year-old woman with a history of essential thrombocythemia was admitted to the Coronary Care Unit because of atypical chest pain. The transthoracic echocardiogram showed normal left ventricular (LV) diameter and preserved regional and global systolic function. A pedunculated mobile mass measuring 25 mm × 14 mm was visualized in the LV cavity, attached(More)
We report an unusual case of blunt traumatic aortic injury in which a mobile thrombus located at the isthmus was the only abnormality detected by transesophageal echocardiography. The case illustrates the high sensitivity of this diagnostic tool in aortic trauma and underscores the possibility of finding infrequent evidence of injury in subtle aortic(More)
OBJECTIVES The European System for Cardiac Operative Risk Evaluation II (EuroSCORE II) is an updated version of the original EuroSCORE that must be extensively validated. The objective was to prospectively evaluate the efficacy of EuroSCORE II in predicting the immediate results of cardiac surgery in Argentinean centres. METHODS A prospective consecutive(More)
BACKGROUND Coronary artery perforation associated to cardiac tamponade is an uncommon life-threatening complication of percutaneous coronary intervention, and the occurrence of subepicardial or intramyocardial hematoma without hemopericardium is even rarer. CLINICAL CASE We describe the case of a 72 year-old woman with a subepicardial hematoma after(More)
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