Simone Gioanni

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Association between early renal replacement therapy and better survival has been reported in adults with postoperative kidney injury, but not in children undergoing cardiac surgery. We conducted a retrospective cohort study of 146 neonates and infants requiring peritoneal dialysis following cardiac surgery in a tertiary referral hospital. A propensity score(More)
BACKGROUND A significantly increased risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) with the prophylactic use of aprotinin has been reported in adults undergoing cardiac surgery, but not in children. Blood product transfusions have also been shown to carry an independent risk of AKI. The present study assessed associations between AKI, aprotinin, and transfusions in(More)
OBJECTIVE Hypothermic cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) associated with cold myocardial protection is commonly used to perform neonatal cardiac surgery. Hypothermia is usually chosen to preserve the brain in case of failure of oxygen delivery whatever it may result from. Nowadays, there is a growing number of evidence demonstrating that hypothermia induces(More)
BACKGROUND The Aristotle Comprehensive Complexity (ACC) and the Risk Adjustment in Congenital Heart Surgery (RACHS-1) scores have been proposed for complexity adjustment in the analysis of outcome after congenital heart surgery. Previous studies found RACHS-1 to be a better predictor of outcome than the Aristotle Basic Complexity score. We compared the(More)
We report successful use of levosimendan after failed balloon angioplasty in a critically ill neonate with coarctation of aorta (CoA) and severe low cardiac output syndrome (LCOS). Treatment with levosimendan improved left heart function, and decreased lactate and brain natriuretic peptide levels. To our knowledge, this is the first report on the safe and(More)
BACKGROUND To date, no instrument to assess morbidity in congenital cardiac surgery has been validated. In the Aristotle system, morbidity is accounted for by a subjective assessment of length of intensive care unit stay. A previously published Morbidity Index (MI), still in development, has been derived from objective data. The present study aims to assess(More)
INTRODUCTION Experience with high-frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV) after congenital cardiac surgery is limited despite evidence about reduction in pulmonary vascular resistance after the Fontan procedure. HFOV is recommended in adults and children with acute respiratory distress syndrome. The aim of the present study was to assess associations(More)
BACKGROUND The Aristotle Comprehensive Complexity (ACC) score has been proposed for complexity adjustment in the analysis of outcome after congenital heart surgery. The score is the sum of the Aristotle Basic Complexity score, largely used but poorly related to mortality and morbidity, and of the Comprehensive Complexity items accounting for comorbidities(More)
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