Annette Kras

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BACKGROUND There is little data available on the specific effects of warm ischemia time (WIT) as opposed to cold ischemia or storage time. With current research endeavors focusing on warm continuous perfusion, storage of donor hearts, and utilization of hearts from non-heart-beating donors, the impact of WIT on outcomes is increasingly relevant. The aim of(More)
Osteoporosis is a worldwide problem that is increasing significantly as the global population both increases and ages. While osteoporosis has been extensively studied in recent years, the utilization of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of this condition has seldom been examined. This paper examines the theories(More)
INTRODUCTION Although the early effects of brain death on the organ donor are well described, there is a paucity of information on the impact of donor brain death on the transplanted recipient's heart in both the short and long term. The few studies published report conflicting results. The aim of this article was to undertake a retrospective exploratory(More)
BACKGROUND Nearly 100,000 presentations to non-tertiary hospitals per year result in an inpatient transfer [1]. The timely inter-hospital transfer of patients for cardiothoracic surgery is significant to their overall outcomes. We hypothesised that patients with a prolonged pre-operative admission were at risk of nosocomial infection, leading to prolonged(More)
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