Christina C Smith

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It has been argued that surgery is a form of psychological stress, and that the response to it should therefore be modifiable by psychological means. To test this hypothesis, we assessed the effect of preoperative relaxation instructions on endocrine, cardiovascular, and subjective responses in 21 patients undergoing minor abdominal surgery. Controls (N =(More)
INTRODUCTION The management of EEG patterns in comatose intensive care unit patients remains poorly studied regarding whether aggressive management improves outcomes. We hypothesized that stimulus-induced rhythmic, periodic, or ictal discharges (SIRPIDs) could be classified as ictal and interictal using single-photon emission computerized tomographic(More)
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