Anne McCormick

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Oxygen saturation was measured by pulse oximetry in 33 psychiatric patients breathing air during recovery from 60 episodes of electroconvulsive therapy. Desaturation to less than 90% occurred in 17% of patients. Oxygen saturation values in recovery were significantly lower than pre-operative saturations (p = 0.0014 using ANOVA), with a significant(More)
BACKGROUND HIV antiretroviral therapy (ART) is often managed without routine laboratory monitoring in Africa; however, the effect of this approach is unknown. This trial investigated whether routine toxicity and efficacy monitoring of HIV-infected patients receiving ART had an important long-term effect on clinical outcomes in Africa. METHODS In this(More)
Thirty departments of paediatric anaesthesia in the United Kingdom were sent a questionnaire about their policies and practices regarding parental presence in the anaesthetic room. Of 22 respondents, 100% left the decision about whether a parent should be present for induction of anaesthesia to the individual anaesthetist and only 14% had written policy(More)
BACKGROUND An efficacious, reliable, and non-invasive route of administration for midazolam, a drug used for sedation and pre-anaesthetic medication, would have obvious advantages. This study compares two potential methods of administering midazolam by the nasal and nebulized routes. METHODS Midazolam (0.2 mg kg(-1)) was given by both nebulizer and(More)
Background The SARA trial recently demonstrated a non-inferior CD4 response, over median follow-up of 60 weeks, with a boosted protease inhibitor monotherapy (bPImono) maintenance second-line regimen compared with continuous combination therapy (CT), suggesting this approach could maintain effectiveness whilst improving tolerability and decreasing costs(More)
Liver transplantation has been successfully used in the treatment of a large number of liver diseases. The largest patient group comprises patients with end stage decompensated liver disease. Decompensation is defined as the presence of cirrhosis and one or more of the following: jaundice, ascites, hepatic encephalopathy, hepatorenal syndrome or bleeding(More)
We present two cases of visual disturbances associated with tonic-clonic seizures during pregnancy and the associated radiological findings. We review the use of neuroimaging techniques as an aid to diagnosis and their role in elucidating the pathophysiology of cortical blindness.