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BACKGROUND Outcomes for very old patients (≥ 80 years) referred but not admitted to an intensive care unit have not been described in Australia and New Zealand. OBJECTIVE To ascertain long-term (12-month) outcomes for very old patients urgently referred for ICU support at a tertiary referral hospital. DESIGN, SETTING AND PATIENTS A retrospective,(More)
The functional responses of different overnight-stored in vitro tissues are not clearly described in any animal model. The influence of overnight storage in an animal model may vary between tissue types. We employed Sprague–Dawley rat as our animal model and investigated the functional changes of rat aorta, trachea, bronchus and bladder that were used (i)(More)
Statistical agencies have begun to partially synthesize public-use data for major surveys to protect the confidentiality of respondents' identities and sensitive attributes by replacing high disclosure risk and sensitive variables with multiple imputations. To date, there are few applications of synthetic data techniques to large-scale healthcare survey(More)
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