Carolyn Pinnock

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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)
Sir,—Ripart, Cohendy and Eledjam [1], in commenting upon the article by Lamb, James and Janicki [2], described two untoward incidents associated with the use of the laryngcal mask airway (LMA) for controlled ventilation during intraocular surgery. As a result, they have abandoned the technique. They have done so without relating the incidents to their total(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)
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)
Oral morphine sulphate slow-release (MST) 40 mg and intramuscular morphine sulphate 10 mg, each administered with intramuscular atropine 0.6 mg, were compared in a randomised double-blind trial as premedication agents in 30 patients undergoing abdominal hysterectomy. Both formulations produced sedation but no anxiolysis in the anaesthetic room, as measured(More)
20-40 million children in the world have mild vitamin A deficiency and another 3 million have severe vitamin A deficiency leading to high rates of xerophthalmia and blindness. Vitamin A influences growth, survival, and resistance to infection. Vitamin A deficiency reduces the T-cells' ability to fight infection and decreases mucous production resulting in(More)