Ben Ng

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OBJECTIVE To examine the influence of patient ethnicity on receipt of postoperative analgesia. METHOD Chart review of 250 consecutive patients hospitalized for open reduction and internal fixation of a limb fracture. Analgesics consumption in the postoperative period was measured in terms of morphine equivalents. RESULTS There were significant(More)
We studied if ethnicity influences patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) for the treatment of post-operative pain. Using a retrospective record review, we examined data from all patients treated with PCA for post-operative pain from January to June 1993. We excluded patients who did not have surgery prior to the prescription of PCA or were not prescribed PCA(More)
In order to establish a profile of the abuser of dextropropoxyphene (DPX) in our community, we reviewed all the records from the Detoxification Unit in the Mental Health Institute in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico. A total of 209 records were reviewed, and 73 were included in our study. Those included had a diagnosis of DPX dependence according to(More)
In this paper we present an atypical method for measuring respiration volume. We infer heart rate variability (HRV) from an electrocardiogram (ECG) and present results from a pilot study of 6 participants to validate measuring respiration volume from HRV in comparison to the Cosmed K4b(2). We show a qualitative correlation and trend between the known(More)
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