Paolo Mendogni

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Muscle sparing thoracotomy (MST) has been proposed as an alternative to posterolateral thoracotomy (PLT) for pulmonary lobectomy. This issue has been addressed by few clinical reports. To explore that subject, a prospective, controlled randomised, double-blind trial comparing MST through the auscultatory triangle and PLT was planned. The study included(More)
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome is a neurological problem characterized by headache, altered mental status, focal neurological deficits, visual disorders, and seizures. The disorder is related to a number of diseases including calcineurin inhibitor therapy in solid organ transplantation. The incidence of posterior reversible encephalopathy(More)
OBJECTIVES A large number of transplantation centres consider extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as an inappropriate option for bridging critical patients to lung transplantation. Technical improvements such as the introduction of a polymethylpentene membrane, new centrifugal pumps and heparin-coated circuits have led to a safer application of(More)
PURPOSE In a substantial proportion of patients with thymoma, many different types of paraneoplastic syndromes are observed. The association between thymoma and autoimmune liver diseases, however, has been found in very few cases. METHODS We report the case of a 31-year-old man affected by autoimmune hepatitis associated with myasthenia gravis and(More)
Bronchopleural fistula following pneumonectomy is a serious and frightening complication in chest surgery with a high mortality rate. The possibility of curing this complication using a conservative treatment is extremely poor. Below we describe a case of a patient affected by left pleural empyema due to a postpneumonectomy bronchopleural fistula. The(More)
Several transplant centers consider pretransplant extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) as a contraindication for lung transplantation because of the poor outcomes. However, some technical improvements have changed the scenario; there is increasing evidence of ECMO efficacy as a bridge to lung transplantation. This report describes the successful use(More)
This paper describes the initial clinical experience of ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP) at the Fondazione Ca' Granda in Milan between January 2011 and May 2013. EVLP was considered if donor PaO2 /FiO2 was below 300 mmHg or if lung function was doubtful. Donors with massive lung contusion, aspiration, purulent secretions, pneumonia, or sepsis were excluded.(More)
Lung retransplantation is the only therapeutic option for acute and chronic graft failure, but only a few cases have been described to have been performed with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support. We describe the successful case of a 46-year-old man treated with right lung transplantation and left lung retransplantation supported by(More)
OBJECTIVES Preventive analgesia is defined as a treatment that is commenced before the surgical procedure in order to diminish the physiological consequences of afferent nociceptive transmission caused by the procedure and prevent central sensitization. The analysis of randomized studies of preventive analgesia is controversial. The aim of this study was to(More)
BACKGROUND We set a model of brain death, donor management, and lung transplantation for studies on lung preservation and reconditioning before transplantation. METHODS Ten pigs (39.7 ± 5.9 Kg) were investigated. Five animals underwent brain death and were treated as organ donors; the lungs were then procured and cold stored (Ischemia). Five recipients(More)