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BACKGROUND This study was designed to identify factors associated with return to work and quality of life in patients undergoing primary coronary artery bypass at age <50 years. METHODS 172 patients<50-years old underwent primary coronary artery bypass between January 2000 and December 2006. Predictors of return to work were analysed from variables in a(More)
The Splendore-Hoeppli phenomenon originally described in 1908 is a rare pathological state with an as yet unknown cause. Reported is the Splendore-Hoeppli phenomenon present in both eyes of a 36-year-old woman. The pathology then proceeded to resolve itself completely within 10 weeks. Of note was the fact that the patient actually developed these(More)
OBJECTIVES The study aims to define predictors of neurological dysfunction, 30-day mortality, long-term survival and quality of life following repair of acute type A aortic dissection (AAAD). METHODS Between 2000 and 2008, 65 patients underwent repair of AAAD. Sixty-four pre-, intra- and post-operative variables were studied. Mean follow-up was 26.6(More)
This study evaluates the early and mid-term outcomes, predictors of mortality and morbidity and quality of life of patients operated for infective endocarditis. Data on 108 patients undergoing 113 surgical procedures during October 1998 to January 2010 was prospectively collected. NYHA Class was >III in 49 (43.4%) cases. Thirty-seven (33%) patients had(More)
BACKGROUND Burnout among junior doctors can affect patient care. We conducted a longitudinal cohort study designed to explore the incidence of burnout in medical interns and to examine the changes in burnout during the course of the intern year. METHODS Interns were recruited at two tertiary hospitals in Brisbane, Australia (n=180). Participants completed(More)
BACKGROUND This study evaluated the impact of decreasing renal function on short-term outcomes in patients undergoing primary coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). METHODS The study period was from February 1999 to February 2009. Data on 4050 patients undergoing primary CABG were prospectively collected and analyzed retrospectively. The study population(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare outcomes following intervention in dialysis-dependent patients with ischemic heart disease. BACKGROUND Ischemic heart disease is a major cause of mortality in dialysis-dependent patients. Coronary revascularization and medical modification to relieve symptoms is common, however, there is no clear consensus regarding optimal treatment.(More)
Ventricular free wall rupture is an acute, severe complication of myocardial infarction (MI). Accounting for 20-30% of MI mortality, ventricular rupture is fatal if not detected early and repaired surgically. The unique case of a delayed, chronic rupture is reported in a 64 year-old male who presented with a painless, pulsatile, sub-xiphisternal bruise,(More)
BACKGROUND this study evaluates the impact on short and mid-term outcomes and quality of life of dialysis dependent patients undergoing cardiac surgery. The benefit to patients from a bio-psycho-social perspective is put into context via an inter-personal patient interview. METHODS the study period was from February 1999 to February 2009. Data on 45(More)
BACKGROUND the aim of the study was to analyze all-cause mortality and predictors of long-term survival after myocardial revascularization for ischemic cardiomyopathy. METHOD data of 101 patients (mean age, 63.86 years; age range, 30-85 years; 92% male), operated on with stable coronary artery disease and left ventricular ejection fraction <30% between(More)
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