Andrés D Sibbald

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On-line, simultaneous measurement of blood K+, Ca2+, Na+, and pH has been achieved by using a quadruple-function ChemFET (chemical-sensitive field-effect transistor) integrated-circuit sensor. Blood is withdrawn from the subject through an actively heparinized, dual-lumen cannula and passed into a flow-cell containing the sensor, in alternation with a(More)
It has been demonstrated that a simple two-compartment kinetic model may account for the changes in plasma concentration of pancuronium after i.v. administration. However, it can be shown that this simple model does not account satisfactory for the observed changes in muscle twitch response. By the addition of a receptor (biophase) compartment, twitch(More)
This study compared the antipyretic effectiveness of acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and dipyrone in young children with fever. The results were based on a modified double-blind, randomized, multinational trial that evaluated 628 febrile children, aged 6 months to 6 years. All three drugs lowered temperature in the 555 patients completing the study. Temperature(More)
A demand analgesia apparatus is described. It communicates with the patient by means of spoken messages in any desired language, so that preliminary instruction is unnecessary. Dosage is limited by a reduction in respiratory rate, and by a series of electronic fail-safe circuits. Operation of the system is illustrated in a series of 10 patients given(More)
The neuromuscular blocking characteristics of fazadinium and pancuronium were compared using a general pharmacodynamic model. Since it characterizes the overall relationship between dose and effect, the model can be used to determine precisely equipotent doses, compare time-effect curves, and reconcile the apparently inconsistent clinical and(More)
Acute otitis media has changed conceptually from being a feared infection with severe complications to a modest disease that should be treated for symptomatic relief but often without immediate antimicrobials. This holds true for infants and children with nonsevere forms of the illness if the parents and the clinician agree to a strategy of watchful waiting(More)
Streptococcus pneumoniae (Sp) and Haemophilus influenzae (Hi) are the leading bacterial cause of acute otitis media (AOM), having the nasopharynx (NP) as their reservoir. In October 2001 we began a prospective, multicenter, randomized, evaluator blind study, comparing the efficacy of amoxicillin-sulbactam (Ax/S) and amoxicillin-clavulanic acid (Ax/C) for(More)