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Triazolam 0.25 mg, diazepam 10 mg and placebo were compared in a randomized double-blind trial of oral premedication in 90 patients undergoing minor gynaecological surgery. Both triazolam and diazepam produced a significant sedative effect as measured by patient self assessment linear analogue scales but only diazepam was more anxiolytic than placebo.(More)
Nalbuphine 10 mg and morphine 10 mg were compared in a randomised double-blind trial as intramuscular premedication in 50 patients undergoing minor gynaecological surgery. Both nalbuphine and morphine produced significant sedation without anxiolysis as assessed by patient linear analogue scales, but there were no significant differences between the two(More)
The predicted outcome of anaesthesia and surgery was compared with the immediate outcome in 508 patients by means of two 100 mm linear analogue scales. The results were used to obtain a statistically based rule by which the anaesthetist may consistently select three groups of patients for audit: group 1, patients in whom immediate outcome of anaesthesia and(More)
Trait anxiety levels (predisposition to anxiety) and personality profiles were recorded in four novice anaesthetists prior to the start of their training in anaesthesia. State anxiety (the extent of anxiety at the moment of testing) was also assessed before and after the transition from accompanied to solo anaesthetic practice. There was no demonstrable(More)
The absorption of morphine sulphate, given orally as a controlled release preparation, was studied in 10 patients who had undergone peripheral vascular surgery with a standard opioid-based general anaesthetic technique. Serum morphine concentrations were measured (high pressure liquid chromatography) every 2 h for the first 16 h after surgery and the(More)