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Moradi P.,Prince of Wales Hospital Sydney
Annals of Plastic Surgery | Year: 2012

AK provided me with the perfect exposure to aesthetic plastic surgery. Although the clinic has made an international reputation on breast augmentation, as my logbook shows, the variety of cases plus operating with up to 9 different surgeons makes this a great aesthetic fellowship. Quite recently, AK has decided to formalize the fellowship and make it a paid 12 months program; however, the clinic will still take other applicants for shorter periods as unpaid fellows. My personal opinion is that 3 months is more than enough time due to the immense aesthetic workload of the clinic. Overall, any time spent at AK is worthwhile, and among all the aesthetic fellowships offered, this one is a gem, and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in aesthetic plastic surgery. © 2012 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Source

Iozzino L.,Psychiatric Epidemiology and Evaluation Unit | Iozzino L.,University of Verona | Ferrari C.,Psychiatric Epidemiology and Evaluation Unit | Large M.,Prince of Wales Hospital Sydney | And 4 more authors.
PLoS ONE | Year: 2015

Background: Violence in acute psychiatric wards affects the safety of other patients and the effectiveness of treatment. However, there is a wide variation in reported rates of violence in acute psychiatric wards. Objectives: To use meta-analysis to estimate the pooled rate of violence in published studies, and examine the characteristics of the participants, and aspects of the studies themselves that might explain the variation in the reported rates of violence (moderators). Method: Systematic meta-analysis of studies published between January 1995 and December 2014, which reported rates of violence in acute psychiatric wards of general or psychiatric hospitals in high-income countries. Results: Of the 23,972 inpatients described in 35 studies, the pooled proportion of patients who committed at least one act of violence was 17% (95% confidence interval (CI) 14-20%). Studies with higher proportions of male patients, involuntary patients, patients with schizophrenia and patients with alcohol use disorder reported higher rates of inpatient violence. Conclusion: The findings of this study suggest that almost 1 in 5 patients admitted to acute psychiatric units may commit an act of violence. Factors associated with levels of violence in psychiatric units are similar to factors that are associated with violence among individual patients (male gender, diagnosis of schizophrenia, substance use and lifetime history of violence). © 2015 Iozzino et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Source

Javed F.,University of New South Wales | Savkin A.V.,University of New South Wales | Chan G.S.H.,University of New South Wales | Middleton P.M.,Prince of Wales Hospital Sydney | And 4 more authors.
Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing | Year: 2010

To maintain the hemodynamic stability of patient undergoing hemodialysis, this article proposes a novel model-based control methodology to regulate the changes in relative blood volume (RBV) and percentage change in heart rate (DHR(%)) during hemodialysis by adjusting the ultrafiltration rate (UFR). The control algorithm uses model predictive control (MPC) to account for system variability and to explicitly handle the constraints on UFR. Linear state-space system with time-varying parameters is introduced to model the RBV and DHR. MPC was used to track the change in RBV and DHR to pre-defined reference trajectories. At each sampling instant, the system parameters are updated to get the best fitting into the parameterized model. Simulation results demonstrate that the system is able to regulate RBV and DHR to the reference by adjusting UFR while keeping it within practically realizable bounds. The results show that adjusting UFR may improve the stability of patient during dialysis when compared to conventional hemodialysis with constant UFR. © International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering 2010. Source

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