Kate Hardiment

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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)
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)
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