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A W Avolio, S Agnes, A Gasbarrini, R Barbarino, E Nure, M Siciliano, M Barone, M Castagneto
MELD and PELD scores of 255 consecutive grafts were calculated (236 adult cases and 19 pediatric cases). No correction for the etiology of liver disease was performed. Retransplants were excluded. Three categories of patients were identified: low MELD (scores <12, n = 61); intermediate MELD (scores between 12-24, n = 159); high MELD (scores > or =25, n = 35). Grafts were categorized according to donor quality: standard livers (n = 199), vs nonstandard livers (n = 56). Nonstandard livers were identified by age > or =60, or at least by two of the following conditions: severe hemodynamic instability, ultrasound evidence of steatosis, natriemia > or =155 mEq/L, ICU stay >7 days, liver trauma, protracted anoxia as cause of brain death, transaminases levels x 4...
December 2006: Transplantation Proceedings
L Iorio, R Simonelli, R G Nacca, G Saltarelli, F Violi
The aim of the study was to evaluate the daily use of hemofiltration in patients with anuria and heart failure IV NYHA, and not reacting to pharmacological therapy. Patients were submitted to daily hemofiltration therapy considering: the dry weight, BP, pO2, creatininemia, natriemia, kaliemia, and magnesiemia. Every month an echocardiogram and an ECG were done. Two patients passed from IV to III class NYHA, with a reduction in the telediastolic diameter and improvement in the ejection fraction and in the cardiothoracic index...
August 1998: International Journal of Artificial Organs
F Maddalena, E Bertaglia, U Livi, L Cacciavillani, A Marzari, S Cannas, S Dalla Volta
INTRODUCTION: Heart transplantation (HT) is a largerly accepted therapy for patients with refractory congestive heart failure. However, lack of donors imposes a rigorous choice among candidates for transplantation. Aim of this study was to identify retrospectively determinants for the selection of recipients. METHODS: Between december 1985 and december 1993 500 patients were listed for HT at the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery of the Padua University. Among United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) status II patients, 42 transplanted (group I) and 38 died waiting for a donor (group II) were chosen...
April 1997: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
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