D. L. Coppel

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Propofol was given by continuous intravenous infusion to 10 patients with severe head injuries in the intensive care unit. Heart rate, mean arterial blood pressure, intracranial pressure, cerebral perfusion pressure, pupil size and arterial carbon dioxide tension were recorded throughout the study period. A mean infusion rate of 2.88 mg/kg/hour provided(More)
Reduction of the partial pressure of carbon dioxide in the arterial blood by mechanical hyperventilation (Pco(2) 25-30 mm Hg; Po(2) 100-150 mm Hg) may be beneficial in cases of severe head injury. To evaluate its efficacy and establish prognostic guidelines intracranial pressure, radiocirculograms, and cerebrospinal fluid (C.S.F.) lactate levels were(More)
Up until 1968 Northern Ireland was a relatively peaceful community. The outbreak of civil disturbance has resulted in many patients being admitted to hospital with severe injuries from bullets and bomb explosions. Initial resuscitation must not be unduly delayed to be effective and should be carried out by experienced personnel. Respiratory failure from(More)
Glycopyrrolate and atropine were studied in doses of 5, 10, or 15 microgram/kg and 10, 20, or 30 microgram/kg, respectively, given intravenously either before or in a mixture with neostigmine, 50 microgram/kg, at the time of reversal of neuromuscular block. When given first, both anticholinergic drugs produced a dose-related increase in heart rate;(More)