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The medium-to-long-term outcome of Papua New Guinean children after cardiac surgery.

Tefuarani, N; Vince, John; Hawker, R; Williams, Gail; Sleigh, Adrian


This study reports the medium-to-long-term outcome in Papua New Guinean (PNG) children selected to undergo cardiac surgery at the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children in Sydney, Australia between 1978 and 1994. Follow-up ranged from 4 to 20 (median 11) years. The cohort comprised 125 children who had surgery and 31 who were initially selected in PNG for surgery but who on further investigation were found to be unsuitable. Through strenuous attempts, local health workers, the media and village...[Show more]

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Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Annals of Tropical Paediatrics
DOI: 10.1179/027249304225013321


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