- A review of anti-inflammatory strategies in cardiac surgery
Cardiothoracic Surgery, West London Rotation, UK
Perfusion 18:7-12. 2003
..The overall conclusion is that although certain strategies reduce plasma levels of inflammatory mediators, convincing evidence of significant clinical benefits is yet to come...
- An evaluation of existing risk stratification models as a tool for comparison of surgical performances for coronary artery bypass grafting between institutions
Imperial College School of Medicine at Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 23:935-41; discussion 941-2. 2003
..This study investigates the suitability of six existing risk stratification systems for these purposes...
- Systemic inflammation and cardiac surgery: an update
Cardiothoracic Department, Imperial College School of Medicine at Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK
Perfusion 16:353-60. 2001
..It also presents an overview of recent data on the anti-inflammatory action mechanisms of aprotinin...
- The inflammatory response to CPB: the role of leukocyte filtration
Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK
Perfusion 17:7-10. 2002
..This article presents a review of published trials investigating the effects of leukocyte filtration on humans undergoing cardiac surgery...
- A case series of myectomy: a review of its current application as an adjunct procedure
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St George s Hospital, London, UK
J Card Surg 23:391-3. 2008
..The primary conditions requiring treatment were subaortic membrane, hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy with mitral valve regurgitation, and aortic stenosis...
- Off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery is associated with reduced neutrophil activation as measured by the expression of CD11b: a prospective randomized study
National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Harefield Hospital, Middlesex, United Kingdom
Heart Surg Forum 6:89-93. 2003
..This prospective randomized study compares neutrophil activation in patients undergoing OPCAB versus those undergoing CABG with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB)...
- Predictors of poor mid-term health related quality of life after primary isolated coronary artery bypass grafting surgery
Leeds General Infirmary, UK
Heart 91:1557-62. 2005
..To assess the determinants of poor mid-term health related quality of life (HRQoL) at one year after primary isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)...
- [Persistent Müllerian ducts syndrome]
Service d urologie A, Hopital Ibn Sina, CHU de Rabat, Rabat, Maroc
Prog Urol 20:1227-9. 2010
..We discuss a rare case of this syndrome revealed by a bilateral intra-abdominal gonadal tumor...
- [Pelvic actinomycosis simulating adnexal malignant tumor]
Service d Anatomie Pathologique, Service de chirurgie oncologique, institut national d oncologie, Hôpital Mohamed Ben Abdellah, Rabat, Maroc
Med Trop (Mars) 62:73-6. 2002
..Based on this case report, the authors discuss abdominopelvic actinomyocosis with emphasis on tumor-like findings that can lead to misdiagnosis by clinicians and radiologists...
- [Hydatidosis: apropos of several uncommon locations]
Service d Anatomie Pathologique, l Institut National d Oncologie de Rabat, Maroc
Med Trop (Mars) 60:271-2. 2000
..Thorough investigation is necessary to rule out more common locations in the liver or lung. Continued surveillance is needed for early detection of recurrence. Preventive campaigns are necessary in endemic areas, such as Morocco...
- Validation of four different risk stratification systems in patients undergoing off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery: a UK multicentre analysis of 2223 patients
The National Heart and Lung Institute, Harefield and Hammersmith Hospitals, London, UK
Heart 89:432-5. 2003
..Various risk stratification systems have been developed in coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG), based mainly on patients undergoing procedures with cardiopulmonary bypass...
- Effects of cell saver autologous blood transfusion on blood loss and homologous blood transfusion requirements in patients undergoing cardiac surgery on- versus off-cardiopulmonary bypass: a randomised trial
Cardiothoracic Department, St George s, Hospital, London, United Kingdom
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 30:271-7. 2006
..In this randomised controlled study we investigated the effects of autologous cell saver blood transfusion on blood loss and homologous blood transfusion requirements in patients undergoing CABG on- versus off-CPB...
- Outcome of non-elective coronary artery bypass grafting without cardio-pulmonary bypass
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Harefield Hospital, London, UK
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 19:245-8. 2001
..CONCLUSION: Non-elective CABG without CPB is feasible and safe with modern cardiac stabilization devices...
- Monocyte Fc gamma receptor expression in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting
Demetrios C Stefanou
British Heart Foundation, Cardiothoracic Surgery Unit and Cardiovascular Medicine Unit, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College Faculty of Medicine, Hammersmith Hospital Campus, London, England, UK
Ann Thorac Surg 77:951-5. 2004
..To date very little has been investigated regarding the role of the monocyte/macrophage. This study focuses on the expression of Fc gamma receptors I, II, and III by monocytes in patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass...