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BACKGROUND The International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC) was established in 15 developing countries to reduce infection rates in resource-limited hospitals by focusing on education and feedback of outcome surveillance (infection rates) and process surveillance (adherence to infection control measures). We report a time-sequence analysis(More)
INTRODUCTION Myocardial infarction is a rare medical event in young people. The main reasons include congenital coronary abnormalities, coronary artery spasm, and coronary thrombosis due to hypercoagulable states (hereditary and acquired). AIM We present a case of a young male adult with myocardial infarction caused by a combination of gene mutations and(More)
12 patients underwent resection of a thoraco-abdominal aortic aneurysm. There were 10 men and 2 women, ranging in age from 54-78 years (mean 65). Aortic arteriosclerosis was the primary etiology in 11, and Behcet's disease in the other 1. Most patients (7/12) presented with Type 3 aneurysm, extending from the distal descending thoracic aorta to the distal(More)
We describe here the case of a 16-year-old boy successfully treated at our hospital for intramuscular cavernous hemangioma in the left soleus muscle. The patient was diagnosed using magnetic resonance imaging and open biopsy after attempted/failed surgery at another institution. We performed lower leg phlebography in order to identify all the feeding and(More)
BACKGROUND Percutaneous transcatheter closure (PTC) of patent foramen ovale (PFO) is implicated in cryptogenic stroke, transitional ischemic attack (TIA) and treatment of a migraine. AIM Our goal was to present our experience in the interventional treatment of PFO, as well as to evaluate the short and mid-term results in patients with closed PFO. (More)
BACKGROUND Percutaneous pulmonary valvuloplasty is well established treatment of choice in pulmonary valve stenosis. AIM The aim of our study was to present our experience with the interventional technique, its immediate and mid-term effectiveness as well as its complication rate. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study included 43 patients, where 33 (74%) of(More)