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  • A J Berry
  • 1995
Anesthesia personnel routinely perform procedures that put them at risk for contact with blood and body fluids. Some of these exposures are to skin and mucous membranes; many are percutaneous injuries associated with the frequent use of needled devices. The high risk in anesthesia procedures for contact with infected body fluids is associated with a high(More)
HEALTHCARE delivery takes place 24 h a day, 7 days a week, and is colloquially termed a " 24/7 " operation. Anesthesia providers are required to deliver critical around-the-clock care to a variety of patients. This parallels the situation in many other domains that provide such services, e.g., transportation, law enforcement, communications, fire fighting,(More)
Twelve adult male volunteers participated in a double-blind study to determine the effect of pretreatment with histamine and/or histamine2 receptor antagonists on the incidence and severity of vancomycin-induced "red-man syndrome." Subjects received hydroxyzine, 50 mg, ranitidine, 300 mg, hydroxyzine plus ranitidine, or placebo at weekly intervals 2 h(More)
One hundred two patients undergoing abdominal aortic reconstructive surgery were prospectively, randomly allocated to two groups, one of which was monitored with a central venous catheter and the other with a pulmonary artery catheter. Patients with uncompensated cardiopulmonary or renal disease were excluded from the study. General anesthesia was(More)
BACKGROUND Anesthesia personnel are at risk for occupational infection with bloodborne pathogens from contaminated percutaneous injuries (CPIs). Additional information is needed to formulate methods to reduce risk. METHODS The authors analyzed CPIs collected during a 2-yr period at 11 hospitals, assessed CPI underreporting, and estimated risks of(More)
BACKGROUND Anesthesiology is among the medical specialties expected to have physician shortage. With little known about older anesthesiologists' work effort and retirement decision making, the American Society of Anesthesiologists participated in a 2006 national survey of physicians aged 50-79 yr. METHODS Samples of anesthesiologists and other specialists(More)
Medical educators and credentialing organizations recently have called attention to the long hours that some house staff are required to spend in the hospital during training. To determine the average duration of in-hospital work hours of anesthesiology residents, 148 residents at seven, university-affiliated training programs kept daily logs of their(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the benefits of switching to didanosine compared with continuing zidovudine among patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) who have previously used zidovudine and have signs of clinical deterioration. DESIGN Randomized, double-blind, two-armed, parallel, comparative clinical trial with a blinded, compassionate(More)
The clinical course and laboratory diagnosis of peritonitis in patients undergoing continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis was studied in 32 consecutive episodes. Peritonitis was associated with a failure in aseptic technique in eight episodes and with an exit-site infection in four episodes. Intraperitoneal vancomycin and ceftazidime were safe,(More)