Deborah Bradford

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of a newly appointed neurointensivist on neurosciences intensive care unit (NICU) patient outcomes and quality of care variables. DESIGN Observational cohort with historical controls. SETTING Ten-bed neurointensive care unit in tertiary university hospital. PATIENTS Mortality, length of stay (LOS), and discharge(More)
OBJECTIVES This paper used national survey data to investigate 'hardcore' smoking as predicted by the 'hardening hypothesis', and to examine the relationship between 'hardcore' smoking and socioeconomic status (SES). METHODS Analyses were performed using data from four waves of the Australian National Drug Strategy Household Survey between 2001 and 2010,(More)
This randomized, double-blind, parallel-group design study of 100 outpatients with major depressive disorder is the first study in the United States to compare the efficacy and tolerability of fluvoxamine (100-150 mg/day) and fluoxetine (20-80 mg/day). After a variable, single-blind, washout period, patients were randomized to receive either fluvoxamine (51(More)
Flesinoxan, a full 5-HT1A receptor agonist, was administered (4-8 mg) to treatment-resistant depressed patients in an open study. Safety and tolerance of the substance appeared satisfactory. Headache, dizziness and nausea were the most frequently reported side effects. The observations suggested that flesinoxan is an antidepressant agent and that it may be(More)
Freely moving rats were implanted with cortical, caudal, thalamic, and reticular electrodes. Drugs were infused intravenously at a constant rate up to a final cumulative dose of 40, 50, or 60 mg/kg. Doses of 10 mg/kg imipramine, viloxazine, desmethylimipramine, mianserin, and maprotiline produced spike-wave complexes, spikes, and increased spindling.(More)
We investigated the relationship between IGF-I, gender, height, weight, body composition and birth size in 260 healthy 7- and 8-year-old children (139 females). All children were born term at Nepean Hospital, Western Sydney. Body composition was measured using dual energy X-ray absorptiometry. IGF-I levels were determined by radioimmunoassay. Girls had(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Reducing smoking prevalence among smokers from low socio-economic status (SES) is a preventative health priority. Financial stress (e.g. shortage of money or inability to pay bills) may be a major barrier to quitting smoking. This study evaluates the efficacy of a financial education and support programme coupled with pharmacotherapy at(More)
BACKGROUND A key aim of supply-side drug law enforcement is to reduce drug use by increasing the retail price of drugs. Since most illicit drug users are polydrug users the effectiveness of this strategy depends on the extent to which drug users reduce their overall consumption of drugs. The literature shows that drug users do reduce their consumption of a(More)
The major difference between clinical trials for efficacy and Phase I trials is their duration; clinical trials of cognition enhancers, for example in senile dementia, require at least 6 months. Because no widely accepted treatment is available, the methodology for these trials is still in a the process of refinement. Double blind placebo-controlled trials(More)
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