Alexander Dow

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Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) has become an increasingly important nosocomial pathogen. Questionnaires were sent to all New York City (NYC)-licensed laboratories to ask about testing procedures used, number of isolates identified, species identified, and vancomycin susceptibility for enterococcal isolates in 1993. Of 127 laboratories, 118 (93%)(More)
A randomised, single-blinded study was conducted to compare patient-controlled epidural analgesia with continuous infusion epidural analgesia for the treatment of pain following post-traumatic pelvic reconstruction. The patient-controlled group (n = 11) received a background infusion of 4 ml.h-1 of bupivacaine 0.125% with fentanyl 1 microgram.ml-1, and 3-6(More)
Proper anesthetic care begins with a thorough preoperative assessment. This can rarely be performed in the acute trauma victim. Specific disease states in the cardiovascular, endocrine, hematologic, and respiratory systems are considered here. Substance abuse is also discussed. A better understanding of the interactions between pre-existing disease and(More)
The world has to cope with the results of an increasing number of disasters. If the planning and preparation for these disasters are to be effective, then national and international organizations are necessary to integrate the sources of advice and relief. Studies of disaster management have consistently highlighted coordination of resources as an essential(More)
The purpose of the chapter is to investigate how far Rae is representative of the Scottish Political Economy Tradition, where tradition is understood in terms of continuity in a shared approach, allowing for theoretical differences. While Rae conforms to most features identified with the Scottish tradition, his opposition to Smith’s methodology suggests a(More)
The purpose of this paper is to consider why Scottish Enlightenment thought should have generated a particular theory of economic development. We explore the particular context of the Scottish Enlightenment, focusing both on understandings of cultural difference within Scotland, and the particular content of Gaelic culture, as influencing the character of(More)
112 patients operated on for an intracranial aneurysm were surveyed. The immediate (up to 3 days from surgery) and late (from 3 days onwards and up to 2 years) outcome was examined in relation to the level and duration of per-operative hypotension as well as technical difficulties. The risk of both immediate and late post-operative neurological deficit was(More)
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