Dixon Brandon

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To answer questions related to the usefulness of premarital testing for human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1), two "blinded" or "nonlinked" HIV-1 serosurveys were done in New Jersey, a state with a high incidence of AIDS, on blood specimens submitted for a premarital serologic test for syphilis. The first survey involved premarital blood specimens(More)
pH adjustment of lidocaine and 2-chloroprocaine has been reported to decrease the latency of epidural anesthesia (EA). The effect of alkalinization of bupivacaine on onset of surgical anesthesia has not been adequately studied to date. To determine what effect raising the pH of 0.5% bupivacaine has on the latency of EA in patients undergoing lower extremity(More)
INTRODUCTION The decision to commence lifelong glucocorticoid replacement therapy is often based on a cortisol stimulation test. We investigated the relationship between the peak cortisol response to insulin-induced hypoglycemia and daily cortisol production rate (CPR) to ascertain whether provocative tests are accurate in indicating the need to initiate(More)
The effect of pH-adjustment of three per cent 2-chloroprocaine (2-CP, Nesacaine MPF) on the onset, duration, and spread of epidural analgesia and anaesthesia was studied in patients undergoing lower extremity surgery. Forty ASA physical status I and II patients were randomized to two groups. In a double-blinded fashion, patients in both groups received an(More)
Thrombocytopenia is defined as a decrease in the platelet count to less than 100 x 10(9)/L and it is the most commonly reported drug-induced blood dyscrasia. Heparin is the most commonly reported cause of drug-induced thrombocytopenia with a reported incidence between one and ten percent. Thrombocytopenia induced by cephalosporins has been reported but is(More)
OBJECTIVE Intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) is deemed to result in poor outcomes in patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). The aim of this study was to explore the efficacy and safety of intraventricular injections of recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA). METHODS We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library from January(More)
Several varieties of pulmonary artery catheters (PACs) with pacing capabilities are now available. Although specific recommendations for prophylactic perioperative placement of pacemakers have been offered previously, the authors believe that those recommendations warrant further examination, taking into consideration the availability of new pacing(More)