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A 23-year-old man presented with recurrent exercise-induced ventricular tachycardia (VT), complicated by systemic embolisation. Catecholamine--sensitive VT was reproduced on exercise testing and programmed electrical stimulation, displaying features suggestive of enhanced automaticity as well as re-entry. Both 2D-echocardiography and gated heart pool scan(More)
Congenital Hepatic fibrosis is an uncommon disease, which is autosomal recessive. Two forms of the disease are distinguished: a rare one becoming manifest in the neonatal period with signs of progressive renal failure secondary to polycystic kidneys, in such cases the liver fibrosis is usually asymptomatic, and the diagnosis is therefore often first(More)
This study examines the influence of buffering capacity of the soil on the levels of cadmium in the kidney, liver and muscle of moose and white-tailed deer from nine sampling sites (four buffered and five non-buffered) in Ontario, Canada. Tissues collected from hunter-killed moose and deer during 1984 and 1985 were analysed for cadmium. Tissue from moose in(More)
In an attempt to identify which parameters predict survival in advanced dilated cardiomyopathy, 232 patients presenting for assessment for cardiac transplantation were investigated and followed for 10 +/- 12 months (range 2 weeks to 5 years). Etiology of dilated cardiomyopathy included ischemic heart disease (33%), idiopathic (42%) and miscellaneous (25%).(More)
As the result of the restructuring and decentralisation of the administration of St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, I was Clinical Chief of a pilot "institute" for three years operating within a "patient-focused model" in hospital management. By the end of the trial, we had improved performance despite reductions in hospital and unit budgets.
Plasma anticardiolipin antibody (ACA) was measured in 83 patients having coronary artery bypass graft surgery and results were correlated with the incidence of early (1-2 weeks) and late (12 months) graft occlusion, as judged by angiography. There was an association between preoperative ACA level and the incidence of late graft occlusion in relation to both(More)
Cholesterol and lipoprotein metabolism were investigated in a group of rats fed a fish oil-supplemented diet, a rich source of n-3 fatty acids. For comparison purposes, other groups of rats were fed either safflower oil (n-6 fatty acids) or coconut oil (saturated fatty acids). Diets were isocaloric and contained identical amounts of cholesterol. Rats fed(More)