The Journal of trauma 04/2011; 70(4):E74. · 2.48 Impact Factor
ABSTRACT: Killip classification is a valuable prognostic stratification for patients with acute myocardial infarction. Patients with high initial glucose levels also have adverse outcomes. We hypothesize that an increase in the Killip classification rank of patients with acute myocardial infarction might be associated with increase in initial glucose levels.
In a retrospective cohort study, patients receiving percutaneous coronary angiography after an acute myocardial infarction were enrolled. Patients were accorded Killip classifications, and the data were compared using the χ(2) and 1-way analysis of variance tests.
The study was conducted on 246 eligible subjects. Higher initial glucose levels were associated with higher rate of hospitalization within 1 year as well as mortality (P < .05). Glucose levels among the 4 Killip classes were different (P < .05).
Patients ranked in the higher Killip classes had higher glucose levels than those ranked in the lower classes.
The American journal of emergency medicine 10/2010; 28(8):853-6. · 1.54 Impact Factor
ABSTRACT: This article describes a 49-year-old man with lower gum cancer who received tumor ablation by an otolaryngologist and immediate reconstruction with microsurgical free tissue transfer. The thrombosis occurred at the arterial anastomotic site at least twice during operation by an experienced microsurgeon and progressed to skin paddle necrosis following surgery. The thalidomide-induced recipient vessel thrombosis is highly suspected after excluding other hypercoagulation problems and technique errors. While thalidomide is increasingly used as an adjuvant therapy agent in head and neck cancer treatment, its potential adverse effect resulting in recipient vessel thrombosis is worth consideration in microsurgery. Prophylatic antithrombosis agents are thus recommended to prevent this potential side effect.
Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery 11/2009; 26(3):181-3. · 1.43 Impact Factor