Adrian J Levine

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Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, UK Department of Cardiac Surgery, Vicenza Hospital, Italy Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University Hospital of Liège, Belgium Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, North Staffordshire Hospital, Stoke-on-trent, UK Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Karolinska(More)
BACKGROUND The data on vascular anastomotic complications after single-lung and bilateral lung transplantation are scant. METHODS We reviewed the data on our patients having single and bilateral lung transplantation to examine our experience and management of vascular anastomotic complications. RESULTS We retrospectively identified 5 of 109 consecutive(More)
BACKGROUND A 3-day cardiac surgery advanced life support course was designed with a series of protocols to manage critically ill cardiac surgical patients and patients who suffer a cardiac arrest. We sought to determine the effect of this course on the management of simulated critically ill and cardiac arrest patients. METHODS Twenty-four candidates(More)
A best evidence topic in cardiac surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was whether prophylactic tranexamic acid can safely reduce bleeding without increasing thrombotic complications in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Altogether 334 papers were found using the reported search, of which 12 represented the best(More)
A best evidence topic in cardiac surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was whether use of aprotinin in coronary artery bypass graft surgery adversely affects graft patency. Altogether 45 papers were identified using the below mentioned search, of which 10 presented the best evidence to answer the clinical question.(More)
A best evidence topic in cardiac surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was whether it is acceptable to delay cardiopulmonary resuscitation if a patient arrests after cardiac surgery in order to attempt defibrillation or pacing, prior to performing external cardiac massage. Altogether 550 papers were found in Medline(More)
A best evidence topic in cardiac surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was whether it is beneficial to give additional antibiotics or an iodine washout after an emergency re-sternotomy on the intensive care unit. Using the reported search, 527 papers were identified. Nine papers represented the best evidence on the(More)
A best evidence topic in cardiac surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was which (if any) vasodilator prevents spasm of the internal mammary artery in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting. Two hundred papers were found using the reported search, of which 13 represented the best evidence to answer the(More)
Four cases of patients with aortic incompetence secondary to rheumatoid arthritis are presented. All survived aortic surgery (two having bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement and two a homograft aortic root replacement). A review of the pathophysiology and pathology of this rare cause of aortic regurgitation is presented. A rationale for the choice of(More)
OBJECTIVES Management strategies for the repair of many complex heart defects require the implantation of a valved conduit between the right ventricle (RV) and the pulmonary artery (PA), often using aortic or pulmonary homograft valves. Their limited availability, however, has led to the development and use of new conduits. We retrospectively compared our(More)