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Aortic erosion during negative pressure therapy in a pediatric heart transplant recipient.
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PMID:  22051284     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
A happy-ending "series of unfortunate events" is reported of the successful emergency treatment of an erosion of the ascending aorta during negative pressure sternal wound therapy for a relapse of Berlin Heart driveline infection in a pediatric transplant recipient. Several key issues related to assist device-related infections and negative pressure complications are discussed in this peculiar setting.
Giuseppe Caianiello; Andrea Petraio; Fabio Ursomando; Paolo Pepino; Maurizio Cotrufo; Marisa De Feo; Ciro Maiello; Luca S De Santo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-10-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  92     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1879-80     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2011 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery and Transplant, V. Monaldi Hospital, Naples, Italy.
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