Euan Fisher

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Patients in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) often require sedatives which commonly include midazolam and the more recently developed α2-receptor agonist, dexmedetomidine. It was our aim to compare the sedative and clinical effectiveness of dexmedetomidine vs midazolam in adults admitted to ICU, using an objective appraisal of randomized control trials. Medline,(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine whether the levels of serum myoglobin and the occurrence of fasciculations and postoperative symptoms following a single dose of succinylcholine are modified by the prior administration of midazolam. DESIGN Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. SETTING Outpatient surgical service of a university hospital. (More)
BACKGROUND Urinary tract infection (UTI) is the most common hospital-acquired infection. The major associated cause is indwelling urethral catheters. Several measures have been introduced to reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs). One of these measures is the introduction of specialised urethral catheters that have been designed to(More)
BACKGROUND Acute urinary retention is a urological emergency in men and requires urgent catheterisation. Any intervention which aims at improving urinary symptoms following an acute urinary retention episode could be potentially beneficial. Alpha blockers relax prostatic smooth muscle cells thereby decreasing the resistance to urinary flow and by doing so(More)
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