David G. More

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Severe anaphylactoid reactions during anaesthesia in 116 patients are described. The majority of patients who reacted to induction agents had previous exposure to the drug, while the majority of patients who reacted to muscle relaxants had not. There was a statistically significant increased incidence of allergy, atopy, asthma and previous reactions in(More)
One thousand patients undergoing anaesthesia in an Australian hospital were assessed by questionnaire to determine the incidence of previous anaesthesia, allergy and atopy. The patients were compared with a British group and with 85 patients who had life-threatening anaphylactoid reactions. The Australian and British groups were not significantly different.(More)
Forty-eight critically ill patients in an intensive care unit were enrolled in a prospective study of stress ulcer prophylaxis. The H2-receptor antagonists cimetidine and ranitidine were used, patients being randomized on hospital number. Response was assessed by measuring gastric pH every 2 hours. The drugs were administered by intravenous infusion, and up(More)
Regular evaluation of the pH of aspirated gastric juice is an important part of the routine prevention of the stress ulceration syndrome. This study has examined the use of commercially available pH paper for this purpose. Both clear buffer solutions and samples of gastric aspirate were used to assess the reliability of four products, Merck Universal pH(More)
A survey of the patients' view of anaesthesia was carried out in a medium-sized metropolitan private hospital. The study was performed using a postoperative questionnaire. A two-week period was investigated, and data was obtained from 121 of 124 patients anaesthetised during that period. The results showed a very high degree of satisfaction with the(More)
In this naturalistic study of adolescents' text messaging, participants (N = 172, 81 girls, age 14) were given BlackBerry devices configured to save their text messages to a secure archive for coding. Two, 2-day transcripts collected four months apart within the same academic year were microcoded for content. Results showed that most text message utterances(More)
In a prospective study of pH control for stress ulcer prophylaxis, intermittent iv infusion of the anticholinergic drug pirenzepine maintained the intragastric pH above 4 in only one of 17 ICU patients, while similar administration of the H2-receptor antagonist ranitidine was successful in seven of 32 patients. This difference was not statistically(More)
This article presents an innovative method for capturing the content of adolescents' electronic communication on handheld devices: text messaging, e-mail, and instant messaging. In an ongoing longitudinal study, adolescents were provided with BlackBerry devices with service plans paid for by the investigators, and use of text messaging was examined when(More)