Rosario Vicente

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CONTEXT Supplemental perioperative oxygen has been variously reported to halve or double the risk of surgical wound infection. OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that supplemental oxygen reduces infection risk in patients following colorectal surgery. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PATIENTS A double-blind, randomized controlled trial of 300 patients aged 18 to 80(More)
BACKGROUND Infections and primary graft dysfunction are devastating complications in the immediate postoperative period following lung transplantation. Nowadays, reliable diagnostic tools are not available. Biomarkers could improve early infection diagnosis. METHODS Multicentre prospective observational study that included all centres authorized to(More)
Left ventricular free wall rupture and acute ischaemic mitral regurgitation are nowadays rare, but still potentially lethal mechanical complications after acute myocardial infarction. We report a case of a sequential left ventricular free wall rupture, anterolateral papillary muscle disruption, secondary severe mitral regurgitation and subsequent(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Lung transplantation is the only treatment for end-stage lung disease in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). The presence of pathogens in the airways prior to transplantation is a risk factor for infections in the post-transplantation period; in fact, infections account for 80% of deaths within the first year. Our goal was to(More)
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