Pushpinder Sidhu

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BACKGROUND Long-term survival for combined aortic and mitral valve replacement appears to be determined by the mitral valve prosthesis from our previous studies. This 21-year retrospective study assess long-term outcome and durability of aortic valve replacement (AVR) with either concomitant mitral valve replacement (MVR) or mitral valve repair (MVrep). We(More)
Synovial sarcoma occurs predominantly in the soft tissues of the extremities, but is exceedingly rare in the mediastinum. It has overlapping histological and immunophenotypic features with other tumours in the differential diagnosis. We report a case of a patient who had an incidental finding of such a tumour. Because of the rarity of this tumour in the(More)
A 52 year old, never smoker presented to hospital with progressive shortness of breath and significant stridor over a five month period. He also described the feeling of needing to cough but being unable to expectorate. CT Thorax demonstrated a mass lesion in the trachea just distal to the larynx which was then confirmed on rigid bronchoscopy. Subsequent(More)
DESCRIPTION Continuous display of arterial waveform is a useful adjunct in monitoring of complex surgical cases. The nondominant radial artery is the vessel of choice in the absence of peripheral vascular disease. A patient underwent an aortic valve replacement and coronary artery bypass grafts. On postoperative day 2, while cutting the dressing surrounding(More)
We read with interest the article by Christensen et al. [1] and agree with their conclusion that self-managed anticoagulation is an effective method of managing oral anticoagulation therapy. In their review of the literature, we were surprised that they did not include a prospective randomised trial from our unit [2]. Our own program was initiated after a(More)
Sensitivity of transthoracic versus transesophageal echocardiography for the detection of native valve vegetations in the modern era. Hoen B et al. Clinical consensus conference: survey on Gram-positive bloodstream infections with a focus on Staphylococcus aureus. A prospective multicenter study of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia: incidence of(More)
Primary adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) of the lung is an extremely rare malignant lung neoplasm. ACC of salivary glands of the head and neck, lachrymal glands, breast, skin, vulva and trachea have been frequently reported disease patterns in the literature, but it is unique to see this rare lung tumour in a patient as young as 14 years old. No double blind(More)
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