Dr. A. Sainsbury

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The aim of this work was to determine the possible inter-relationship between neuropeptide Y (NPY, a hypothalamic stimulator of feeding) and adipose tissue expression of the ob protein (a novel potent inhibitor of feeding). Such a relationship could be of importance in the maintenance of normal body weight. To this end, normal rats were(More)
This paper describes a microcomputer system for automating the process of data collection, calculation and display of anaerobic capacity tests on an air-braked ergometer. The use of the spreadsheet Excel and associated 'Dalog' program represents an advance on current software which estimates the anaerobic capacity from work performed alone. Numerous(More)
A system for FM radiotelemetry of heart and breath sounds is described. Patients' heart and breath sounds are detected by oesophageal or precordial stethoscopes. The anaesthetist, carrying a portable radio receiver, is then free to move around theatre while listening to these sounds through headphones or an ear-piece. The FM telemetry system has also been(More)
The range of data-gathering equipment for patient monitoring is rapidly increasing. Unfortunately there is little uniformity in the display of information. The array of monitors selected at the author's hospital includes a carbon dioxide (C02) analyser, non-invasive arterial pressure monitor and pulse oximeter. To find the five values for the end tidal CO2•(More)
This paper describes a microcomputer system for the on-line display of physiological variables such as: lung ventilation, tidal volume, respiratory frequency, oxygen consumption, heart rate, oxygen pulse, respiratory exchange ratio, grams of fat and carbohydrate metabolised, mean skin temperature, rectal temperature and mean body temperature. The program(More)
We have assessed, in children aged three to eight years, the intubating conditions after administration of rocuronium 0.6 mg/kg at 50 or 60 seconds, in groups of 15 patients. Intubating conditions were excellent in 11, good in 3 and fair in 1 patient at 50 seconds and excellent in 12 and good in 3 patients at 60 seconds. The mean onset time, for all(More)
The ability of 100 members of the nursing staff to administer artificial ventilation was tested on a manikin. Six techniques of artificial ventilation were used. A minimum minute volume of 6 L was chosen as the criterion for adequate ventilation. Eighty-eight per cent of nurses "passed" using mouth-to-mouth ventilation, 66% "passed" using(More)