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Professor Douglas K Baird AM MBBS FRACS

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Enhancing surgical research at the hospital level: a new model

McBride KE, Solomon MJ, Bannon PG, Young JM ANZ J Surg 2017 Jun;87(6):431-432 PMID: 28585756 Abstract
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Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement With a Novel Dual Stent Bioprosthesis

Moore BM, Ng HKB, Naoum C, Simmons L, Cartwright BL, Wilson MK, Ng MKC Circ Cardiovasc Interv 2017 Jun;10(6) PMID: 28566291 Abstract
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Neural network imaging to characterize brain injury in cardiac procedures: the emerging utility of connectomics

Indja B, Fanning JP, Maller JJ, Fraser JF, Bannon PG, Vallely M, Grieve SM Br J Anaesth 2017 May;118(5):680-688 PMID: 28510745 Abstract Cognitive dysfunction is a poorly understood but potentially devastating complication of cardiac surgery. Clinically meaningful...
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Acute Structural Failure of the Trifecta Aortic Valve Bioprosthesis

Zhu MZL, Newman MA, Joshi P, Passage J Heart Lung Circ 2017 Apr; PMID: 28506647 Abstract Advancements in bioprosthetic valve technology have greatly enhanced the haemodynamic performance and long-term durability of tissue valves. These features, along with the key...
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Robotically Assisted Minimally Invasive Off-pump Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery in a Patient With Permanent Tracheostomy

Ramponi F, Flynn CD, Wilson MK Heart Lung Circ 2017 Apr; PMID: 28456599 Abstract BACKGROUND: Patients with a permanent tracheostomy requiring coronary surgery represent a unique challenge, being at increased risk of sternal wound complications, mediastinitis and stoma...
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Plasma mediated protein immobilisation enhances the vascular compatibility of polyurethane with tissue matched mechanical properties

Kondyurina I, Wise S, Ngo A, Filipe E, Kondyurin A, Weiss A, Bao S, Bilek M Biomed Mater 2017 Apr; PMID: 28435148 Abstract Polyurethanes are a diverse class of polymers, with independently tunable mechanical and biodegradation properties making them a versatile...
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Evaluation of synthetic vascular grafts in a mouse carotid grafting model

Chan AH, Tan RP, Michael PL, Lee BS, Vanags LZ, Ng MK, Bursill CA, Wise SG PLoS ONE 2017;12(3):e0174773 PMID: 28355300 Abstract Current animal models for the evaluation of synthetic grafts are lacking many of the molecular tools and transgenic studies available to...
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Systematic review and meta-analysis on the impact of pre-operative atrial fibrillation on short- and long-term outcomes after aortic valve replacement

Saxena A, Virk SA, Bowman S, Bannon PG J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino) 2017 Mar; PMID: 28322038 Abstract BACKGROUND: This systematic review and meta-analysis was performed to evaluate the impact of preoperative atrial fibrillation (preAF) on early and late outcomes after...
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Long-term prognosis and cost-effectiveness of left ventricular assist device as bridge to transplantation: A systematic review

Seco M, Zhao DF, Byrom MJ, Wilson MK, Vallely MP, Fraser JF, Bannon PG Int. J. Cardiol. 2017 May;235:22-32 PMID: 28285802 Abstract BACKGROUND: This systematic review aimed to evaluate the clinical outcomes and cost-effectiveness of left ventricular assist devices...
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Management of aortic regurgitation and bilateral carotid occlusion in severe Takayasu arteritis

Ramponi F, Jeremy RW, Wilson MK J Card Surg 2017 Apr;32(4):259-261 PMID: 28271560 Abstract We present a patient with Takayasu arteritis and severe aortic valve regurgitation and bilateral carotid artery occlusions, who underwent aortic valve replacement and...
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