Paulo Celso Bosco Massarollo

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Leprosy still is an important public health problem in several parts of the world including Brazil. Unlike the diseases caused by other mycobacteria, the incidence and clinical presentation of leprosy seems little affected in immunosuppressed patients. We report the first case, to our knowledge, of a liver transplant patient who developed multi-bacillary(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the bacterial translocation in liver transplantation (LT), comparing the conventional and the piggyback methods. A total of 32 patients were randomized into the 2 groups. Samples of blood were collected from the radial artery, portal vein (PV) and hepatic vein (HV), in up to 120 minutes postreperfusion. The samples were(More)
BACKGROUND Acute renal failure (ARF) is a common complication after liver transplantation (LTx). Identification of risk factors may prevent the development and attenuate the impact of ARF on patients outcome after LTX. METHODS Retrospective analysis of variables in the pre, intra, and postoperative periods of 92 patients submitted to LTx was performed in(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the correlation and agreement between ultrasonographic (US) measurement of craniocaudal displacement of the left intrahepatic branches of the portal vein and radiographic measurement of right hemidiaphragmatic mobility. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifty-one patients with indications for abdominal angiography or percutaneous cholangiography(More)
UNLABELLED Familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy type 1 (FAP1) is an inherited systemic amyloidosis that is secondary to the deposition of transthyretin (TTR) variants in peripheral nerves and in certain visceral organs. More than 50 distinct mutations have already been described in the TTR gene. Yet, the most common mutation found worldwide is a substitution(More)
Nosocomial pneumonia is a common complication in patients on mechanical ventilation and results in significant mortality. Diagnosis of pneumonia in patients who are intubated and under mechanical ventilation is difficult, even with the aid of clinical, laboratory, and endoscopic tests. The objective of this study was to compare three methods of tracheal(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Cytokines have a significant role in the response to injury following liver transplantation, but the origin and course of such molecules are not completely known. The aim of this study was to evaluate the production and liver metabolism of the inflammatory cytokines interleukin (IL)-1beta, IL-6, IL-8, interferon (IFN)-gamma and tumor(More)
BACKGROUND This randomized prospective clinical trial compared the hepatic venous outflow drainage and renal function after conventional with venovenous bypass (n = 15) or piggyback (n = 17) liver transplantation. METHODS Free hepatic vein pressure (FHVP) and central venous pressure (CVP) measurements were performed after graft reperfusion. Postoperative(More)