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This study examines the incidence and outcome of complications requiring surgical intervention in a major vascular unit serving interventional radiology and interventional cardiology. Between April 2000 and March 2001, 2324 patients underwent angiographic examinations (male/female = 1579:745, mean age = 68 years, range 45-88). In non-stent patients, a 4-or(More)
BACKGROUND A maximum surgical blood ordering schedule may lead to wastage of valuable resources due to over-ordering of blood and/or under-utilisation. We audited the results of a group-and-save (GS) policy for primary hip (THR) and knee (TKR) arthroplasty to evaluate its safety and practicality. PATIENTS AND METHODS We conducted a retrospective review of(More)
In the emergency setting, a cold, clammy, dyspnoeic patient presenting with interscapular chest pain and unequal blood pressures suggests an acute aortic dissection until proven otherwise. By means of a case report, the authors detail one such patient who presented identically to one having an acute aortic dissection. Initial assessment showed unequal blood(More)
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