Chronic kidney disease effects approximately 7% of the world population with the number of cases reaching end-stage renal disease growing at 3% annually. Higher degree researchers from Macquarie investigate the role hypertension plays in cases of chronic kidney disease.
With increasing age, the central elastic aorta stiffens progressively; ill-effects include higher systolic blood pressure and impairment of left ventricular function. By exploiting the near-linear relationship between pressure and flow, we can estimate ascending aortic impedance as an accurate measure of left ventricular hydraulic load, and study its change with ageing.
The innovation of new surgical procedures is critical to advancing healthcare. Professor Wendy Rogers takes a look at the ethical implications of surgical innovation and the best ways of managing new techniques, new equipment and new patient groups.
To understand, and anticipate what can go wrong in an operating theatre, one has to focus on all the levels – government policies; legal advisors; administrative officers and managers; clinicians; and teachers – and how they influence each other.
Ancient ceramics are an irreplaceable resource and often the only surviving link to the ancient world. John and Jaye have developed a completely no-touch technique for compositional analysis.
Spinal cord cysts (syringomyelia) occur in approximately 28% of patients following spinal cord injury. The underlying mechanisms for syringomyelia development and expansion are still poorly understood.
A new treatment of corticosteroid nasal irrigations after endoscopic sinus surgery which combines the therapeutic effects of sinus surgery and effective delivery of corticosteroid is proposed.
The typical Western diet, high in saturated fat and refined sugar (HFS) has been shown to adversely affect cognition, particularly cognitive functions associated with the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex.