Andrea L. Murray

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OBJECTIVE This study aimed to examine attention and processing speed outcomes in very preterm (VPT; < 32 weeks' gestational age) or very low birth weight (VLBW; < 1,500 g) children, and to determine whether brain abnormality measured by neonatal MRI can be used to predict outcome in these domains. METHOD A cohort of 198 children born < 30 weeks'(More)
The neuromuscular effects of atracurium were studied in 20 patients anesthetized with 0.8% end-tidal halothane. Neuromuscular blockade was monitored by recording the electromyographic activity of the adductor pollicis muscle resulting from stimulation of the ulnar nerve. Four groups of five patients received single atracurium doses of 0.1, 0.15, 0.2, or 0.4(More)
Investigating neonatal brain structure and function can offer valuable insights into behaviour and cognition in healthy and clinical populations; both at term age, and longitudinally in comparison with later time points. Parcellated brain atlases for adult populations are readily available, however warping infant data to adult template space is not ideal(More)
The effects of halothane and of prior administration of suxamethonium on atracurium neuromuscular blockade have been investigated. Halothane potentiated the intensity of block produced by atracurium 0.1 or 0.15 mg kg-1. Duration of block was prolonged (27%) by halothane with a small dose of atracurium (0.15 mg kg-1) and was also prolonged (29%) with larger(More)
The neuromuscular effects of atracurium were studied in 25 A.S.A. class I or II patients anesthetized by a N2O-O2 narcotic technique. In five patients incremental doses of 0.05 to 0.1 mg/kg of atracurium were given intravenously every 3 minutes until approximately 95% depression of the evoked electromyographic (EMG) response of the adductor policus muscle(More)
While attention impairments are commonly observed in very preterm (<32weeks' gestational age) children, neuroanatomical correlates of these difficulties are unclear. We aimed to determine whether the microstructural organization of key white matter tracts thought to be involved in attention (cingulum bundle, superior longitudinal fasciculi, reticular(More)
To our knowledge, this is the first study to investigate cognitive outcome in patients with large or surgically inaccessible cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), who were treated with hypo-fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy (HSRT). A sample of 10 patients with AVMs was assessed up to 3.5 years post-HSRT. All patients were treated with HSRT to a(More)
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