Z. Kotitsa

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Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (BOOP) is a clinicopathological entity with well-defined diagnostic criteria, which can be idiopathic or produced by a variety of biological processes. We describe the occurrence of BOOP in three children, one with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and two with acute promyelocytic leukaemia. In the three patients,(More)
The clinical charts of cancer patients with documented fungal infections hospitalized at G. Gaslini Children's Hospital, Italy, from 1980 to 1990 were reviewed. Thirty-seven episodes developing in 37 patients were identified, based on microbiological and/or histological documentation. Patients' age ranged from 3 months to 18 years (median 7 years). Twenty(More)
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) pneumonia is a very rare but often fatal complication of autologous bone marrow or peripheral blood progenitor cell transplantation. Diagnosis is usually made by means of CMV antigenemia which is strongly predictive of CMV disease. We describe two cases of PBPC transplantation who survived after CMV pneumonia which was diagnosed only(More)
Twenty-three children with congenital or acquired hematological disorders and 8 children with solid tumors received filgrastim at a dose of 5 micrograms/Kg by a daily 2-hour infusion following allogeneic (18 cases) or autologous (13 cases) bone marrow transplantation (group I). The results were compared with those of a disease, age and type of transplant(More)
Personal experience of a fairly rare disease is reported and it is stressed that the decisive factor in opting for surgery is the diameter of the colon, particularly the cecum, on the basis of direct X-ray of the abdomen. It is considered that cecostomy is not only the simplest operation but is also the one that offers the best possibilities of success.
Thirty-one fiberoptic bronchoscopies and BAL performed within 4 days after the appearance of pulmonary infiltrates in 28 children who received BMT were reviewed. A causative agent was identified in 67% of patients with diffuse infiltrates (Cytomegalovirus in 8 cases, Pneumocystis carinii in 4) and in 31% of those with localized infiltrates (Aspergillus in(More)
Introduction: During the past three decades laparoscopy has significantly improved. As fundoplication extensively benefits by the great advantages of the minimally invasive approach, many surgeons chose laparoscopic fundoplication for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux in adults and children as well. Pneumothorax, cardiovascular collapse, hypoxia, and(More)