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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 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)
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)
  • D A Sainsbury
  • 1993
Object-oriented programming techniques were used to develop computer based data display and storage systems. These have been operating in the 8 anaesthetising areas of the Adelaide Children's Hospital for 3 years. The analogue and serial outputs from an array of patient monitors are connected to IBM compatible PC-XT computers. The information is displayed(More)
The Paediatric Register of Anaesthetic Problems (PaedRAP) is a network-based anaesthesia hazard alert system. It is integrated with pre-anaesthesia consultations and patient questionnaires. All files, both electronic and on paper, are available 24 hours a day close to the operating theatres. This ensures that pertinent information is readily available when(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)
for vigilance of a method for evaluating patterns of MONITORING AND PATIENT SAFETY change in heart rate during anaesthesia. 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(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)