Safwaan Adam

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A best evidence topic in cardiac surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was whether abdominal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) could be used instead of external cardiac massage either to protect the recent sternotomy or while chest compressions are not possible whilst a sternotomy is being performed. Altogether 386(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the high prevalence of morbid obesity, the global frequency of bariatric surgery in men is significantly lower than in women. It is unclear if this is due to the perception of poorer outcomes in men. OBJECTIVES Compare weight loss and metabolic outcomes in men vs. women after bariatric surgery. SETTING University teaching hospital in(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW In randomized clinical trials, reduction in cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk with cholesterol-lowering drugs correlates with the LDL cholesterol decrease. However, because the majority have investigated a fixed statin dose, current guidelines disagree about the use of statin dose titration or non-statin adjunctive cholesterol-lowering(More)
OBJECTIVE A survey was conducted on CTSNet, the cardiothoracic network website in order to ascertain an international viewpoint on a range of issues in resuscitation after cardiac surgery. METHODS From 40 questions, 19 were selected by the EACTS clinical guidelines committee. Respondents were anonymous but their location was determined by their Internet(More)
Magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) is a non-invasive method for quantitative estimation of liver fat. Knowledge of its imprecision, which comprises biological variability and measurement error, is required to design therapeutic trials with measurement of change. The role of adipocyte lipolysis in ectopic fat accumulation remains unclear. We examined the(More)
BACKGROUND Assessed by number needed to treat (NNT) to prevent one event, it was previously shown that for those at similar atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, the benefit accruing from treating people with higher cholesterol levels with statins is greater than for those with lower levels. METHOD By estimating NNT from both the absolute(More)
OBJECTIVE Early diagnosis and treatment of heterozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia (HeFH) is known to be associated with reduced mortality from premature coronary artery disease, but HeFH remains underdiagnosed. This survey aims to determine knowledge and current management of HeFH in general practice. SETTING An online questionnaire was administered(More)