AIMS Right ventricular (RV) mass and volume calculations are important correlates of survival in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). We tested the hypothesis that RV mass, volumes and function could be measured accurately with real-time three-dimensional echocardiography (3DE) in patients with PAH and compared those against cardiac magnetic… (More)
Development of reliable power-by-wire actuation systems for both aeronautical and space applications has been sought recently to eliminate hydraulic systems from aircraft and spacecraft and thus improve safety, efficiency, reliability, and maintainability. The Electrically Powered Actuation Design (EPAD) program was a joint effort between the Air Force,… (More)
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The Australian Mycobacterium Reference Laboratory Network collected and analysed laboratory data on isolates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis reported during 1994 and 1995. The total number of confirmed isolates was 708 in 1994 and 705 in 1995. This represents an annual incidence of approximately 4 cases of laboratory confirmed tuberculosis per 100,000… (More)
Right ventricular function plays an important role in determining cardiac symptoms and exercise capacity in chronic heart failure. It is known that right ventricle has complex anatomy and physiology. The purpose of this review paper is to demonstrate the best assessment of the right ventricle with current echocardiography. Echocardiography can assess… (More)
The effect of directly observed therapy on the rates of drug resistance and relapse in tuberculosis. Abstract The Australian Mycobacterium Reference Laboratory Network collected and analysed laboratory data on new diagnoses of infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex during 1996. A total of 750 cases were identified, representing an annual… (More)
BACKGROUND In this study, we investigate the correlation between reduced global longitudinal peak systolic strain (GLPSS) and the SYNTAX score (SS) in patients undergoing coronary angiography. METHODS We examined 71 patients undergoing both echocardiogram and coronary angiography within 15 days. All patients had normal global and/or regional wall motion… (More)
Tributary and mainstem connections represent important links for the movement of fish and other biota throughout river networks. We investigated the timing, frequency and environmental conditions associated with movements by adult golden perch (Macquaria ambigua) between the mainstem of the mid-Murray River and a tributary, the Goulburn River, in… (More)