Amber J Keller

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Cardiac surgery in elderly patients is associated with acceptable operative mortality but an increased complication rate. Malnutrition is common in the elderly and may adversely affect surgical outcome. To determine the effect of hypoalbuminemia on postoperative complications, 92 patients greater than or equal to 75 years (range 75 to 90) undergoing a(More)
To determine factors associated with an increased risk of postoperative complications in elderly patients, 60 consecutive patients 75 years of age or older undergoing isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) were evaluated. Thirty-nine patients (65.0%) had at least one major postoperative complication, including 2 deaths (3.3%). Low body weight was(More)
BACKGROUND We evaluated the epidural administration of tezampanel, a non-N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor antagonist, in a rat model for postoperative pain. We sought to determine if this drug affects nociception when administered epidurally by testing its effects on responses to heat in normal rats. The effects of epidural tezampanel on pain-related behaviors(More)
To evaluate the risk of relapse in children with epilepsy whose anticonvulsant therapy has been withdrawn after prolonged control, we studied 148 such children for 15 to 23 years or until relapse. Forty-one of the 148 patients (28 per cent) had recurrence of seizures; of these, 35 (85 per cent) had relapses within five years of drug withdrawal. Factors(More)
Fifteen children (11 males and four females), on oral Zidovudine (AZT) for symptomatic HIV infection were studied retrospectively. Twelve acquired HIV via blood products, two from vertical transmission (maternal intravenous needle sharing) and one through breast feeding. Their mean age at the start of therapy was 8.6 years (s.d. 4.4 years, range 1.8-15.3(More)
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