Barry Finnegan

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OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence and risk factors for delirium after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. DESIGN Prospective cohort. SETTING Cardiac surgery units of a tertiary care hospital. PARTICIPANTS Consecutive patients over age 65 years undergoing elective CABG surgery. Exclusion criteria included preoperative sensory or language(More)
Acute upper airway obstruction is a potentially life-threatening event. The most common causes include foreign body inhalation, thermal injury, inflammation, angioedema and trauma. Airway obstruction caused by submucosal extension of subcutaneous emphysema has only been previously reported once. We report the case of a patient who suffered a respiratory(More)
BACKGROUND Cerebral oxygen desaturation during cardiac surgery has been associated with adverse perioperative outcomes. Before a large multicenter randomized controlled trial (RCT) on the impact of preventing desaturations on perioperative outcomes, the authors undertook a randomized prospective, parallel-arm, multicenter feasibility RCT to determine(More)
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