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This study was undertaken to evaluate the frequency, distribution, cause, pattern, and outcome of patients suffering from major trauma in the State of Victoria over a 1-year period. No previous study in Australia has attempted a comprehensive regional analysis of major trauma. All major trauma admissions resulting from blunt, penetrating, and burns injury(More)
Our objective was to review all published trials of coenzyme Q10 for hypertension, assess overall efficacy and consistency of therapeutic action and side effect incidence. Meta-analysis was performed in 12 clinical trials (362 patients) comprising three randomized controlled trials, one crossover study and eight open label studies. In the randomized(More)
Basic demographic and injury data were collected on all major trauma patients (ISS > 15) presenting to 25 Victorian hospitals over a 1 year period (March 1992-February 1993). A total of 1076 patients were identified with an Injury Severity Score (ISS) > 15. Of these, 957 resulted from blunt trauma, 68 from penetrating trauma and 51 from burns. Most serious(More)
BACKGROUND Pain relief remains a major problem in hernia surgery. SABER-Bupivacaine is an investigational extended-release formulation of bupivacaine in a resorbable matrix, which may provide up to 72 h of local pain relief. METHODS A double-blinded, randomized controlled trial was undertaken to evaluate the safety and efficacy of SABER-Bupivacaine.(More)
BACKGROUND Traumatic aortic transection is uncommon in those trauma patients reaching hospital alive. METHODS The Victorian Major Trauma Study (VMTS) received data from 25 hospitals in Victoria, a State of 4.4 million people, and identified 1874 patients with blunt trauma and Injury Severity Score (ISS) greater than 15 over a 2-year period (1 March(More)
BACKGROUND To determine the mortality, hospital and intensive care unit (ICU) stay of rib fractures in patients admitted to Victorian hospitals for more than 1 day. METHODS All patients fitting the entry criteria for the Victorian Major Trauma Study with fractured ribs were identified between 1 March 1992 and 28 February 1993. Aetiology, age, sex,(More)
AIM Early and late results were studied in order to improve the indication for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and to enhance RESULTS METHODS A total of 1 973 patients aged 70 years and older who had undergone isolated CABG were studied. Elective operations (EL) were performed in 1 716 patients and 257 patients underwent urgent or emergency(More)
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