Denis W. Harkin
Belfast Health and Social Care Trust
Internal medicineRadiologySurgeryPathologyCardiologyImmunologyAneurysmAmputationEndovascular aneurysm repairVascular surgeryAortic aneurysmAortic ruptureAbdominal aortic aneurysmReperfusion injuryAbdominal surgeryMultiple organ dysfunction syndromeSystemic inflammatory response syndromeLung injuryAnesthesiaHindlimbIschemiaMedicine
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#1Denis W. Harkin (Belfast Health and Social Care Trust)H-Index: 21
The global pandemic caused by transmission of the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and resultantCOVID-191 has created a crisis worldwide for health, healthcare and society. Doctors and healthcare workers will confront fears, and endure risks, making many difficult life-or-death decisions to treat patients and support colleagues as we confront this pandemic. United, in common purpose, we shall prevail against this generational challenge reliant upon our medical p...
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#1Denis W. Harkin (Belfast Health and Social Care Trust)H-Index: 21
Abstract The Covid-19 pandemic is a devastating global healthcare emergency with seismic impact on how modern surgical services function. Surgeons worry, that whilst healthcare-resources are directed against the pandemic, double effect may predict these benevolent public health efforts will cause unintended maleficent effects through delays to surgical treatment. Surgeons will make many challenging ethical judgements during this pandemic, here we conduct a narrative review of how medical ethics ...
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#1Denis W. Harkin (Belfast Health and Social Care Trust)H-Index: 21
The covid-19 pandemic is a global health and societal emergency123; doctors and healthcare workers will stand together on the front line making life and death decisions at personal risk. Together we shall endure this challenge, relying on our medical professionalism. The ancient oath of Hippocrates4 bound physicians to act for patients’ benefit and to do no harm. Today the principles …
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BackgroundVenous thromboembolism is rare following varicose vein ablation procedures, but uncertainty about its incidence combined with a lack of evidence-based clinical guidelines regarding thromb...
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Background Major lower limb amputation remains a common treatment for patients with peripheral vascular disease (PVD) in whom other measures have failed. It has been associated with high morbidity and mortality, including risks from venous thromboembolism (VTE).
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Background An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) (pathological enlargement of the aorta) is a condition that can occur as a person ages. It is most commonly seen in men older than 65 years of age. Progressive aneurysm enlargement can lead to rupture and massive internal bleeding, which is fatal unless timely repair can be achieved. Despite improvements in perioperative care, mortality remains high (approximately 50%) after conventional open surgical repair. Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), a mi...
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