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A pilot study was performed in eight Australasian day surgery facilities with a purpose of identifying common trends and differences. A prospective study was designed in which information was collected on 826 patients over a two-week period. Patients were well matched for age, anaesthetic type and mean surgical time. Three facility types were identified and(More)
R ahmi Akqelik’s article, “The Highway Capacity Manual Delay Formula for Signalized Intersections,” which was published in the March 1988 ITE Journal, is interesting and very useful.’ The article compared the delay formula for signalized intersections contained in the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM)’ with Australian’ and Canadian’ formulas and presented a(More)
Could Bispectral Index (BIS) monitoring during anaesthesia improve the recovery characteristics of patients? Previous studies have shown conflicting results. To eliminate bias, a control group of 75 cases anaesthetized by the authors was compared to a reference group of 141 cases anaesthetized by other anaesthetists. A study group of 71 cases was then(More)
One hundred and thirty-nine patients undergoing routine surgical procedures over a five-day period at Royal Brisbane Hospital were interviewed after operation. 66.2% of patients were aware that an anaesthetist needed a medical qualification. 76% expected their anaesthetic to be without complications. 80% were seen pre-operatively by an anaesthetist. 8%(More)
P. Sharma, J. De Becker, G. M. Beck, H. Friel, B. Burrow, D. Martin Radiology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, United States, Philips Medical Systems, Best, Netherlands, Philips Medical Systems, Cleveland, OH, United States Introduction: It has been shown that amongst the most critical component of a comprehensive abdominal MRI of the liver is the arterial(More)
Introduction Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory process of the bowel with frequent remissions and relapses. MRI has been shown to be valuable for evaluation of patients with Crohn’s disease (1). One important criterion is the assessment of disease activity because of different therapeutic strategies for active versus quiescent inflammation. Currently, no(More)