David G Parsons

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BACKGROUND The GlideScope Video Laryngoscope is a new intubating device. It was designed to provide a view of the glottis without alignment of the oral, pharyngeal and tracheal axes. The aim of the study was to describe the use of the GlideScope in comparison with direct laryngoscopy for elective surgical patients requiring tracheal intubation. METHODS(More)
Groups of 10 two-week-old chicks, turkey poults and ducklings were each infected by the intranasal route with one of four avian influenza viruses: a/fowl/Germany/34 (Hav 1N))--Rostock, A/FPV/Dutch/27 (Hav 1 Neq 1)--Dutch, A/fowl/Victoria/75 (Hav 1 Neq 1)--Australian, and A/parrot/Ulster/73 (Hav 1 N1)--Ulster. Eight hours after infection 10 birds of the same(More)
Disclosure: All authors are paid employees of ConvaTec Ltd, Flintshire, United Kingdom. Until recently, local wound infection has been a challenge with few management options. However, the advent of advanced wound dressings containing topical antimicrobial agents, such as silver, has provided a new approach to the control of wound pathogens. Silver has(More)
Clinicians now recognize that both aerobic and anaerobic microorganisms have the ability to degrade or damage host tissue at a wound site through the production of a variety of enzymes and toxins. Silver-containing dressings offer one method for controlling this polymicrobial wound bioburden, and research efforts are currently ongoing to determine their(More)
PURPOSE To compare the safety and efficacy of apraclonidine ophthalmic solution 0.25% and 0.5% (both given 3 times daily) to timolol maleate (0.5%) given twice daily, in primary open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension. METHODS This study was a 90-day prospective, multicenter, double-masked, randomized, parallel group trial. Intraocular pressure (IOP)(More)
This double-blind randomized trial assessed the effect of adding an intravenous continuous infusion of ketorolac to a patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) morphine regimen on analgesia, heart rate, arterial blood pressure, and postoperative myocardial ischemia. Patients having elective total hip or knee replacement were randomized to receive ketorolac 30 mg(More)
Thirty-four patients undergoing thoracotomy were entered into a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to compare the effects of patient-controlled, lumbar epidural (PCA-E) fentanyl with patient-controlled intravenous (PCA-i.v.) fentanyl with respect to drug requirements, analgesic efficacy and respiratory function. Prior to chest closure(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the analgesic efficacy, opioid-sparing effect, and tolerability of ketorolac administered as an intravenous (i.v.) bolus followed by a continuous infusion after total hip or knee arthroplasty. After general anesthesia, patients received either placebo or ketorolac 30 mg i.v. as a bolus over 15-30 s followed by a(More)
The objective of this study was to investigate the safety and performance of AQUACEL™ Ag+ dressing, a wound dressing containing a combination of anti-biofilm and antimicrobial agents, in the management of chronic wounds. Patients (n = 42) with venous leg ulcers exhibiting signs of clinical infection were treated for 4 weeks with AQUACEL™ Ag+ dressing,(More)