Darren Dickinson

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A randomized cross-over trial of dexamethasone (10 mg I.V. before therapy, and 4 mg I.V. q 4 h X 6 doses) vs. placebo as antiemetic therapy was conducted in 19 patients receiving high-dose cisplatin. Sixteen patients and 32 treatment courses were fully evaluable. There was no significant difference between regimens in the number of emesis-free patients or(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether a functional difference exists between the size 2 laryngeal mask airway (LMA)-Classic (CLMA) and LMA-Proseal (PLMA) in anesthetized children who have received neuromuscular blockade. Airway leak during intermittent positive pressure ventilation (IPPV) and adequacy of fibreoptic laryngeal view were the primary study outcomes. (More)
We examined prospectively risk factors which might contribute to INH-induced liver damage in 113 patients taking preventive INH for at least 8 weeks. Twelve who had abnormal initial liver tests did not get worse with INH, while 19/101 with normal initial tests developed significant liver dysfunction, mostly hepatocellular, three having overt hepatitis. When(More)
The statistical efficacy of three indirect techniques for noninvasive diagnosis of carotid artery disease was assessed in a prospective, blind study of 103 persons. Oculoplethysmography-carotid phonoangiography, periorbital Doppler examination and supraorbital photoplethysmography were acceptably sensitive only to carotid artery occlusions and preocclusive(More)
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