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On-pump versus off-pump coronary-artery bypass surgery.
BACKGROUND Coronary-artery bypass grafting (CABG) has traditionally been performed with the use of cardiopulmonary bypass (on-pump CABG). CABG without cardiopulmonary bypass (off-pump CABG) mightExpand
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Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Versus Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery for Patients With Medically Refractory Myocardial Ischemia and Risk Factors for Adverse Outcomes With Bypass: A
Abstract BACKGROUND Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) are being applied to high-risk populations, but previous randomized trials comparingExpand
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Results of valve replacement with mechanical and biological prostheses in chronic renal dialysis patients.
BACKGROUND Whether biological or mechanical valves should be used in patients on chronic dialysis therapy remains to be clearly defined. METHODS A retrospective review was performed on 19Expand
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Percutaneous coronary intervention versus coronary artery bypass graft surgery for patients with medically refractory myocardial ischemia and risk factors for adverse outcomes with bypass: a
BACKGROUND Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) are being applied to high-risk populations, but previous randomized trials comparingExpand
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Early tracheostomy in trauma patients.
A retrospective analysis of 118 trauma patients who underwent tracheostomy for airway and pulmonary management was undertaken. Timing of the procedure was defined as early (0-3 days), intermediateExpand
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Percutaneous coronary intervention versus coronary bypass graft surgery for diabetic patients with unstable angina and risk factors for adverse outcomes with bypass: outcome of diabetic patients in
OBJECTIVES This study compared survival after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with survival after coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) among diabetics in the Veterans Affairs AWESOMEExpand
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Percutaneous coronary intervention versus coronary bypass graft surgery for patients with medically refractory myocardial ischemia and risk factors for adverse outcomes with bypass: The VA AWESOME
OBJECTIVES This study was designed to compare the three-year survival after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) in physician-directed andExpand
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A study design to assess the safety and efficacy of on-pump versus off-pump coronary bypass grafting: the ROOBY trial
Background Since the late 1960s, coronary artery bypass graft (CABG-only) procedures were traditionally performed using a heart-lung machine on an arrested heart (on-pump). Over the past decade, anExpand
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Direct transport to the operating room for resuscitation of trauma patients.
Two hundred forty trauma patients were transported directly from the scene to a specially designed operating room (OR) for resuscitation, bypassing the Emergency Department (ED). Triage criteriaExpand
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Mechanical determinants of myocardial oxygen consumption in conscious dogs.
A new practical descriptor of metabolic to mechanical myocardial energy transfer (MET), termed the virtual work model, was evaluated in 32 conscious dogs and in 8 isolated canine hearts. An index ofExpand
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