Faisal Sharif

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This paper reviews the current state of the art for coronary stent materials and surface coatings, with an emphasis on new technologies that followed on from first-generation bare metal and drug-eluting stents. These developments have been driven mainly by the need to improve long term outcomes, including late stent thrombosis. Biodegradable drug-eluting(More)
BACKGROUND Patients undergoing vascular surgery procedures constitute a 'high-risk' group. Fatal and disabling perioperative complications are common. Complications arise via multiple aetiological pathways. This mechanistic redundancy limits techniques to reduce complications that target individual mechanisms, for example, anti-platelet agents. Remote(More)
This study was a retrospective study on corneal ulcer of one year period in Hospital Ipoh. A total of 28 cases were studied. Among the risk factors identified were foreign body on cornea, trauma, contact lens, vernal keratoconjunctivitis and surgical complication. The nature of this disease which was severe and slow healing caused prolonged hospital(More)
 The last decade has seen transcatheter aortic valve im-plantation (TAVI) emerge as the standard of care for patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis deemed to be either at excessive-or high-risk for surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR). This position is supported by three important multicentre randomized trials comparing TAVI to the historical(More)
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