Richard C Daly

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INTRODUCTION The RIFLE (risk, injury, failure, loss of kidney function, and end-stage renal failure) classification for acute kidney injury (AKI) was recently modified by the Acute Kidney Injury Network (AKIN). The two definition systems differ in several aspects, and it is not clearly determined which has the better clinical accuracy. METHODS In a(More)
BACKGROUND There is considerable interest in atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation during cardiac operations, but there are few studies addressing the impact of preoperative AF on late outcome of surgery. We therefore investigated AF prevalence in nonrheumatic mitral regurgitation and its effect on late survival and morbidity after repair. METHODS From 1993(More)
OBJECTIVE To study neurologic complications after heart transplant. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING Cardiac transplant program at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. PATIENTS We retrospectively studied 313 patients who underwent heart transplant at Mayo Clinic Rochester from January 1, 1988, through October 31, 2006. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES(More)
OBJECTIVE To study central nervous system infections after heart transplantations. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING Cardiac Transplant Program at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. Patients Three hundred fifteen consecutive patients who underwent heart transplantation from January 1988 through June 2006. RESULTS Central nervous system(More)
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