Yinghui Miao

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CONTEXT Acute safety concerns have been raised recently regarding certain hemorrhage-sparing medications commonly used in cardiac surgery. However, no comprehensive data exist regarding their associations with long-term mortality. OBJECTIVE To contrast long-term all-cause mortality in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery(More)
The common wisdom is that a trachoma program cannot eliminate ocular chlamydia from a community, just reduce infection to a level where blindness would be minimal. We describe the success of multiple mass antibiotic treatments, demonstrating that complete elimination of infection may be an attainable goal in an area with modest disease.
BACKGROUND An acute renal event after coronary bypass graft surgery is associated with high mortality and substantial additive cost. METHODS AND RESULTS This prospective and descriptive study of 4801 patients having coronary bypass graft surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass from November 1996 to June 2000 at 70 centers in 16 countries established(More)
BACKGROUND Despite proven benefit in ambulatory patients with ischemic heart disease, the pattern of use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) in coronary artery bypass graft surgery has been erratic and controversial. METHODS AND RESULTS This is a prospective observational study of 4224 patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft(More)
CONTEXT We have reconceptualized advance care planning (ACP) as a multistep process focused on preparing patients with skills needed for communication and in-the-moment decision making. OBJECTIVES To operationalize this paradigm, we created an easy-to-use ACP website (prepareforyourcare.org) based on a theoretical framework of behavior change and(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine patterns of co-occurring diseases in older adults and the extent to which these patterns vary between the young-old and the old-old. DESIGN Observational study. SETTING Department of Veterans Affairs. PARTICIPANTS Veterans aged 65 years and older (1.9 million male, mean age 76 ± 7; 39,000 female, mean age 77 ± 8) with two or(More)
BACKGROUND The pulmonary artery catheter (PAC) continues to be used for monitoring of hemodynamics in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery despite concerns raised in other settings regarding both effectiveness and safety. Given the relative paucity of data regarding its use in CABG patients, and given entrenched practice patterns,(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to assess the safety and efficacy of the adenosine regulating agent (ARA) acadesine for reducing long-term mortality among patients with post-reperfusion myocardial infarction (MI). BACKGROUND No prospectively applied therapy exists that improves long-term survival after MI associated with coronary artery bypass(More)
BACKGROUND The effect of health-related quality of life on in-hospital outcomes after coronary artery bypass grafting surgery has not been investigated in international multicenter studies. We hypothesized that poor preoperative health status is associated with mortality and length of hospital stay. METHODS In the Multicenter Study of Perioperative(More)
OBJECTIVE The roles of perioperative hyperglycemia and diabetes in the risk stratification of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery are unclear. The aim of this study is to explore the influence of perioperative hyperglycemia on postoperative mortality. METHOD A prospective, observational study of 5050 patients undergoing(More)