M H Mullerworth

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One hundred two patients with empyema thoracis were managed at the Royal Melbourne Hospital between 1976 and 1989. Fifty-five cases of empyema thoracis were postpneumonic, 8 followed esophageal rupture, and 5 were associated with thoracic trauma. Some form of systemic illness was a major contributing factor in the presentation of 29 patients. A single(More)
BACKGROUND A retrospective review of the performance of the St Jude Medical valve prosthesis over a 12-year period was undertaken. METHODS AND RESULTS Between 1978 and 1990, 696 St Jude Medical valve prostheses (351 isolated aortic, 191 isolated mitral, 64 double aortic/mitral) were implanted into 616 patients (mean age, 55 years). Concomitant coronary(More)
A psychiatric assessment was carried out before operation, and at three months and 12 months after operation, in 77 men undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Neither psychiatric assessment before the operation nor perioperative surgical assessment could predict the physical outcome of surgery. The physical results of surgery were good, but there(More)
This case report describes a patient with chronic fibrosing mediastinitis involving the entire intrapericardial aorta, innominate artery, and the base of the heart with involvement of the proximal segments of the coronary arteries. This finding was unsuspected before emergency coronary artery bypass grafting. Coronary stenosis due to fibrosing mediastinitis(More)
An acute febrile illness with respiratory failure and pulmonary infiltrates is a recognized accompaniment of many infective and inflammatory diseases. We report a case of pulmonary alveolar proteinosis, with secondary bacterial infection, that responded to a single pulmonary lavage and the elimination of occupational exposure to dust. In contrast to other(More)
BACKGROUND Catheter-induced pulmonary artery rupture is a well-recognized complication of invasive monitoring, but the risk has not diminished. Although commonly associated with cardiopulmonary bypass, injuries also occur in intensive care. Definitive proof requires pulmonary angiography or autopsy. Many cases are never reported, and lesser injuries are(More)
Experimental angiographic, histologic, and ultrastructural observations were obtained from dogs to determine the fate of internal mammary artery (IMA) implants and aorta-coronary bypass (ACB) conduits in the 3 month postoperative period. Angiographic implant patency and evidence of implants forming collaterals with the coronary circulation did not(More)