Philippe Bizouarn

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OBJECTIVE To identify risk factors associated with surgical-site infection according to the depth of infection, the cardiac procedure, and the National Nosocomial Infections Surveillance System risk index. DESIGN Prospective survey conducted during a 12-month period. SETTING A 48-bed cardiac surgical department in a teaching hospital. PATIENTS(More)
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In the perioperative period, several potential conflicts between anaesthetists/intensive care specialists and surgeons may exist. They are detrimental to the quality of patient care and to the well-being of the teams. They are a source of medical errors and contribute to burn-out. Patients can become the victims of such conflicts, which deserve ethical(More)
STUDY AIM Liver resections for metastases are commonly performed in colorectal primary tumors and poorly documented in non colorectal tumors. The aim of this study was to report a series of 32 liver resections in 27 patients for different types of non colorectal, non neuroendocrine liver metastases. PATIENTS AND METHOD From 1986 to 1997, 27 patients (20(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with mediastinitis after cardiac surgery have higher morbidity and mortality. AIMS Describe the characteristics of patients with mediastinitis, determine the mortality within one month, and assess the risk factors associated with mortality. METHODS Retrospective cohort study including all adult patients with mediastinitis during the(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Hepatic resection, though now an accepted practice for colorectal primary tumors, is poorly documented for non-colorectal metastases. However, the few series reported suggest that this approach may lead to a significant increase in survival. METHODOLOGY Study of 40 cases of resection in 35 patients with non-colorectal hepatic metastasis to(More)
BACKGROUND The development of artificial hearts in patients with end-stage heart disease have been confronted with the major issues of thromboembolism or haemorrhage. Since valvular bioprostheses are associated with a low incidence of these complications, we decided to use bioprosthetic materials in the construction of a novel artificial heart (C-TAH). We(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prognostic influence of peri-implantation nutritional status of patients under mechanical circulatory assist (MCA) prior to cardiac transplantation (CT). STUDY DESIGN Retrospective analysis of patients with cardiogenic shock included from June 1997 to December 2002. PATIENTS AND METHODS Evaluation at MCA's implantation, at day(More)
Extracorporeal life support may be used in patients with refractory cardiogenic shock. The femoral venoarterial route can be used for implanting cannulae in patients who are hemodynamically unstable. Here we describe the use of an ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane block supplemented with the femoral component of the genitofemoral nerve as the(More)
OBJECTIVES The study was conducted to determine the long-term outcome of patients who underwent heart transplantation 15 to 20 years ago, in the cyclosporine era, and identify risk factors for death. METHODS A retrospective analysis was done of 148 patients who had undergone heart transplantation between 1985 and 1991 at a single center. Operative(More)