David G. More

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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)
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)
Subcutaneous injection of ovalbumin (OA) into mice immunized with OA in Freund's complete adjuvant was followed by an increase in the numbers of peritoneal macrophages synthesizing DNA, determined by autoradiography. The effect was immunologically specific. The increase was followed by an increase in the numbers of peritoneal macrophages; the numbers of(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)
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)
The Australian Department of Health and Family Services engaged the IBM consulting practice to develop a functional specification and technical architecture for a General Practice computer system (GPCS) in January, 1997. The project was completed in September, 1997. This paper describes the rationale for development of the specification, the process that(More)
The assessment of the patient with acute blood loss may be conveniently divided into three phases. The first involves the recognition that acute blood loss has occurred. Further assessment of the site and magnitude of the blood loss will continue in parallel with resuscitation. The second phase of the assessment is the localising of the source or sources of(More)