Ian S Gilfillan

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BACKGROUND There are few population-based data on long-term management of patients after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG), despite the high risk for future major vascular events among this group. We assessed the prevalence and correlates of pharmacotherapy for prevention of new cardiac events in a large population-based series. METHODS A postal survey(More)
OBJECTIVE Surgical site infection is a major cause of mortality and morbidity. We have explored the use of a microbial sealant applied before the surgical incision to reduce surgical site infection. METHODS We conducted a prospective, randomized, controlled clinical trial to determine the efficacy of a cyanoacrylate sealant in patients undergoing coronary(More)
BACKGROUND Return to paid employment may be facilitated by coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. We assessed work status in a population-based study of long-term outcomes of CABG. AIM To determine the association between returning to work after CABG and clinical and socio-demographic factors. METHODS A postal survey of 2,500 randomly selected(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine 30 day mortality, long term survival, and recurrent cardiac events after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) in a population. DESIGN Follow up study of patients prospectively entered on to a cardiothoracic surgical database. Record linkages were used to obtain data on readmissions and deaths. PATIENTS 8910 patients undergoing(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe trends in the use of coronary artery revascularisation procedures (CARPs) and to determine whether or when CARP rates will stabilise. SETTING State of Western Australia. PATIENTS All patients treated by coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) between 1980 and 2001. DESIGN Descriptive(More)
BACKGROUND Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among long-term survivors of coronary artery bypass surgery is an important outcome that has been little studied at the population level. METHODS A postal survey was conducted in 1999 to 2000 in patients 6 to 20 years after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery in Western Australia. A random(More)
Six vascular surgeons independently examined 44 legs in patients with suspected peripheral arterial disease. Each surgeon recorded whether the femoral and popliteal pulses were present or absent, and if thought to be present, whether they were normal or reduced in amplitude. Interobserver agreement was determined by calculating both observed agreement (Po)(More)
Positron emission tomography (PET) has come to play an increasingly important role in the evaluation of pulmonary lesions, which are suspicious of malignancy. As is true for other techniques, PET gives false positive and negative results. We report a case of pulmonary amyloidosis with multiple pulmonary nodules showing different uptake of 18(More)
BACKGROUND Increasing rates of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and decreasing rates of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery followed the introduction of drug eluting stents in Western Australia in 2002. We assessed the impact of these changes on one-year outcomes for the total population of patients undergoing coronary artery(More)
Canine heartworm or Dirofilaria immitis can occasionally infect man. We present the case of a 36-year-old Balkan woman referred to us for a thoracoscopic biopsy of a well defined pulmonary mass. The latter was thoracoscopically resected and proved to be due to Dirofilaria immitis on histopathological examination. To our knowledge this is the second reported(More)