Danielle Johnston

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Studies of regional pulmonary function using radioactive 133xenon gas and spirometric tests (forced vital capacity and forced expiratory volume in the first second) were performed before and after unilateral pulmonary resection for cancer of the lung. Ninety-one patients were evaluated; 47 underwent total pneumonectomy, and 44 underwent lobectomy. The(More)
The aim of this study is to assess the effect of patient positioning and obesity on the height of block achieved during routine labor epidural analgesia. Forty patients weighing <80 kg were allocated to a control group and a further 40 weighing >100 kg to a study group. Half the patients in each group received an epidural injection in the lateral position,(More)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) programmes improve exercise tolerance and reduce breathlessness in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. AIM A retrospective audit was undertaken to assess the effectiveness of the pulmonary rehabilitation programme at Belfast City Hospital (BCH). METHODS Data from 74 patients who completed a(More)
Mono-octanoin (glycerol-1-mono-octanoate) is a medium-chain diglyceride used to dissolve gallstones. We describe a patient in whom noncardiogenic pulmonary edema developed during intrabiliary infusion of monooctanoin. The temporal sequence suggests that the drug infusion initiated the lung injury.
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