Coronary artery bypass grafting is the most popular surgical procedure performed in Australia. The operative mortality is very low, but the long-term prognosis is a little less optimistic. Around 55% of saphenous vein bypass grafts will have occluded within seven years of operation with a picture of typical atherosclerosis.
Trivialised by the media as ï¿½yuppie 'fluï¿½ and still regarded with scepticism by some doctors, ME threatens sufferers with prolonged physical disability plus emotional, financial and family difficulties.
Hirsutism is a common sign and symptom of excessive androgen action on responsive hair follicles. Hirsutism results from increased glandular production of testosterone and increased metabolism of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone in the skin.