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Bleeding and management of coagulopathy.

7 febbraio 2012
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Bleeding and management of coagulopathy.

Bleeding after cardiac surgery remains a significant problem, increasing both length of stay and mortality, and is caused by multiple factors including dilutional changes, ongoing fibrinolysis, and platelet dysfunction. The evaluation of coagulopathy is problematic because of the long turnaround time of standard coagulation tests. Algorithms involving point of care testing, including thromboelastography and...

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Citomegalovirus reactivation in critical ill intensive care patients

7 febbraio 2012
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Citomegalovirus reactivation in critical ill intensive care patients

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a β herpesvirus and a significant human pathogen. After primary infection establishes life long latency. In immunocompetent individuals cell-mediated host immune responses prevent the development of overt CMV disease. It has increasingly come to be recognized that critically ill patients are...

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Blood transfusion is associated with increased morbidity and mortality after lower extremity revascularization.

7 febbraio 2012
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Blood transfusion is associated with increased morbidity and mortality after lower extremity revascularization.

Little is known about the significance of blood transfusion in patients with peripheral arterial disease. We queried the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) database to examine the effect of intraoperative blood transfusion on the morbidity and mortality in...

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Current status of thrombopoietic agents

7 febbraio 2012
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Current status of thrombopoietic agents

Two different thrombopoietic drugs, romiplostim and eltrombopag, have completed Phase III trials in patients with immune-mediated thrombocytopenia and were observed to successfully improve platelet counts. This review will mostly...

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Is minimally invasive surgery beneficial in the management of esophageal cancer? A meta-analysis.

7 febbraio 2012
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Is minimally invasive surgery beneficial in the management of esophageal cancer? A meta-analysis.

Open esophagectomy for cancer is a major oncological procedure, associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Recently, thoracoscopic procedures have offered a potentially advantageous alternative because of less operative trauma...

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Sutureless hepatic transection using a new radiofrequency assisted device. Theoretical model, experimental study and clinic trial

7 febbraio 2012
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Sutureless hepatic transection using a new radiofrequency assisted device. Theoretical model, experimental study and clinic trial

The ideal instrument for performing hepatic transection should combine safe and rapid haemostasis in a single tool. We present a new multidisciplinary investigation designed to develop a hepatic transection...

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