Brittany P. Kay

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The neuromuscular blocking action of atracurium and vecuronium acting separately and in combination have been compared using the evoked EMG of the adductor pollicis muscle. Dose response curves have been drawn for the drugs given separately and found to be nonparallel (P less than 0.05). Atracurium was calculated to be 5.25 and 4.1 times less potent than(More)
Dulanermin (rhApo2L/TRAIL) and conatumumab bind to transmembrane death receptors and trigger the extrinsic cellular apoptotic pathway through a caspase-signaling cascade resulting in cell death. Tumor size time series data from rodent tumor xenograft (COLO205) studies following administration of either of these two pro-apoptotic receptor agonists (PARAs)(More)
Two instruments measuring evoked compound muscle action potentials (EMG) produced by train of four stimulation of the ulnar nerve were compared. The neuromuscular transmission section of a Datex Anaesthesia and Brain Monitor (ABM), which utilises an integration technique to measure the EMG, and the Medelec MS6 , by which amplitude of the EMG was recorded(More)
In a within-patient comparison in 30 subjects, sleep was induced before e.c.t. by different doses of etomidate or methohexitone: etomidate 0.1 mg/kg, 0.2 mg/kg, 0.4 mg/kg or methohexitone 1.5 mg/kg. The duration of hypnotic effect was assessed by recording the time of spontaneous waking and later, of recovery of normal ocular muscle tone. Doubling the dose(More)
Cytidine analogues such as cytosine arabinoside, gemcitabine, decitabine, 5-azacytidine, 5-fluoro-2'-deoxycytidine and 5-chloro-2'-deoxycytidine undergo rapid catabolism by cytidine deaminase (CD). 3,4,5,6-tetrahydrouridine (THU) is a potent CD inhibitor that has been applied preclinically and clinically as a modulator of cytidine analogue metabolism.(More)
Three integral components of the ABM, the frontalis electromyogram (EMG), the processed unipolar electroencephalogram (EEG) and the neuromuscular transmission monitor (NMT) were compared with standard research methods, and their clinical utility indicated. The EMG was compared with the method of Dundee et al (2) for measuring the induction dose of(More)
We describe a method for the measurement, analysis and display of cerebral cortical data obtained from coronal brain sections of the adult rat. In this method, regions-of-interest (ROI) are selected in the cortical mantle in a semiautomated fashion using a radial grid overlay, spaced in 15 degrees intervals from the midline. ROI measurements of intensity(More)
Secondary tethering of the spinal cord in people with myelomeningocele (MMC) is almost universal but there is a relatively low incidence of the secondary tethered cord syndrome (S-TCS). In view of this, we wish to explore the notion that cord pulsation, as demonstrated by ultrasound of the spinal cord, can become an independent measure for increased tension(More)
Forty patients received tubocurarine in a dose greater than ED90. When neuromuscular function had recovered to amplitude of the first contraction of the train-of-four equals 10% of control, a small increment of atracurium or vecuronium was administered, repeating the same increment at each subsequent recovery to 10%. The intensity and duration of the(More)
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