Douglas MacLeod

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We report the first case of a patient in a promethazine-induced coma responding to treatment with flumazenil. A literature search conducted to determine the mechanism behind the antagonism of this overdose showed that promethazine interacts with receptors in the central nervous system. Sedative effects may, in fact, be mediated through the benzodiazepine(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine whether a 25-g IV glucose bolus will result in a fall in serum inorganic phosphate levels. DESIGN Single-blind, randomized, controlled trial. PARTICIPANTS Thirty-six healthy, nondiabetic, adult volunteers. INTERVENTIONS Random allocation to a control group receiving a 50-mL normal saline bolus followed by a normal saline(More)
Bodies loom large when we configure the potential of digital media and cyberspace. Bodies extended, connected, sublime, erased, implanted, deformed, defaced, empowered, degendered, buffooned, grotesque are the stuff, the background story, and the metaphors of animation, cyberspace, net chat. The ability to transcend and engage with identities centered in(More)
Virtual reality researchers and artists will discuss the use of virtual reality as a creative and presentation medium. Museums, galleries, libraries, theatres, research entres, theme parks make varied use of VR. VR is no longer gee whiz, strong content, effective management of technology and good presentation contexts are needed. How do different members of(More)
What role should computer graphics, multimedia, virtual reality, and networks play in the 'Museum of the Future' and what effect will these technologies have upon it? This panel is focused on the evolving nature of the museum in the information age. Society's traditional methods of presenting and exhibiting cultural, social, and historic artifacts and(More)
OBJECTIVE Patient adherence with emergency department (ED) referral has not been well studied in Canada, and there are no Canadian studies assessing patient follow-up for evaluation of cardiovascular disease. Our primary objective was to determine the proportion of patients who adhered with an ED referral to a cardiac evaluation and risk assessment (CERA)(More)
C. K. Willie, K. J. Smith, T. A. Day, L. A. Ray, N. C. S. Lewis, A. Bakker, D. B. Macleod, and P. N. Ainslie Centre for Heart, Lung and Vascular Health, School of Health and Exercise Sciences, University of British Columbia-Okanagan, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada; Department of Biology, Faculty of Science and Technology, Mount Royal University, Calgary,(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To evaluate the usefulness of the prehospital index (PHI) as a triage tool in a population of trauma patients. DESIGN Retrospective analysis. SETTING The two adult trauma centers in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, serving a population of 1.2 million. PARTICIPANTS Six hundred forty-four consecutive patients admitted during an 18-month period(More)