Genoa – A superequipe from the Gaslini pediatric hospital in Genoa intervened at the Buzzi hospital in Milan to manage the urgent transfer of a one week old baby girl, suffering from diaphragmatic hernia, complicated by pulmonary hypertension. Given the severity of the respiratory failure, with the baby not responding to mechanical ventilation and maximized conventional intensive care, it was necessary to proceed with the Ecmo, a sophisticated machine capable of performing the function of the heart and lungs. Seven Gaslini operators who managed the transfer which lasted a total of 12 hours.
“Now the little girl is in Genoa in serious but stable conditions – explains Andrea Moscatelli, director of the Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care of Gaslini – and has gone from a condition in which the possibility of death was 80%, to a perspective survival of at least 50% “. From pediatric hospital There is also good news for the one-year-old child, formerly premature, who was transferred last October 30 from San Gerardo in Monza: her conditions have significantly improved and discharge from intensive care is being planned, which will take place in the next few days.
“These episodes show as one close and rapid network of collaboration between different regions can allow the optimal treatment of even very complex children – comments the president and councilor for health of the Liguria Region, Giovanni Tot – we are really proud of the staff of our Gaslini, who manages to work as a team, never backs down and arrives wherever there is a need for their ultra-specialized knowledge in the pediatric field “.
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