Lydia Richardson

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A best evidence topic in cardiac surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was how many cardioversion attempts should be performed for patients who have gone into ventricular fibrillation post-cardiac surgery prior to performing chest reopening. Using the reported search, 1183 papers were identified. Fifteen papers(More)
I would also like to acknowledge the help of including but not limited to, and in no particular order: Special thanks to my wonderfully supportive and intelligent supervisor: Hélène Plamondon ii Abstract Implications for the endocannabinoid system in global cerebral ischemia has not been clearly defined. Ischemia produces an excitotoxic environment that is(More)
A best evidence topic in cardiac surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was, is steroid therapy ever of benefit to patients in the intensive care unit going into septic shock? Using the reported search 1505 papers were identified. Fourteen papers represented the best evidence on the subject. The author, journal, date(More)
A best evidence topic in cardiac surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was whether port-access mitral valve repair reduces the recovery period of patients compared to the conventional sternotomy approach. Using the reported search, 778 papers were identified. Thirteen papers represented the best evidence on the(More)
A best evidence topic in cardiac surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed is whether intrathecal morphine is of benefit to patients undergoing cardiac surgery? Using the reported search 850 papers were identified. Ten papers represented the best evidence on the subject. The author, journal, date and country of(More)
A systematic review of literature was performed on the practice of mucous fistula refeeding in neonates with short bowel syndrome. No randomised controlled studies were identified. Case series reports of 30 infants showed improved weight gain (from -2.36 +/- 1.24 to 21.06 +/- 3.02 g/d) and reduced need for total parenteral nutrition. Randomised controlled(More)
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