F, Fortina R, Borreani G, Tabacco E, Lopez S.
The six winners of OPSI
2017 were divided into three teams of science projects.
Although no patients experienced OPSI
in our series, the short follow-up period and high rate of loss to follow-up limit our ability to infer long-term outcomes in our patients.
Abbreviations ABMR: Antibody-mediated rejection eGFR: Estimated glomerular filtration rate OPSI
syndrome: Overwhelming postsplenectomy infection syndrome IVIG: Intravenous immunoglobulins.
However, splenectomy combined with resection of other abdominal organs was found to be associated with high postoperative morbidities such as overwhelming postsplenectomy infection (OPSI
), subphrenic abscess formation, hypercoagulability, and even increased risk of cancer [3, 23, 24].
(11,12) There has been an increased tendency in recent years towards splenic preservation to prevent not only the risk of subsequent overwhelming post-splenectomy infection (OPSI
), but also the long-term risk of cardiovascular complications.
We diagnosed her as having pneumococcal meningitis and OPSI
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It will be replaced by a Creative Commons type licence, devised by the Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI
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(4,5) With better understanding of immunological functions of the spleen, however, and the role of the spleen in clearing encapsulated organisms from the bloodstream, postoperative vaccination and the use of prophylactic antimicrobials against encapsulated organisms has become mandatory in all splenectomised patients to prevent overwhelming post-splenectomy infection (OPSI