Fidelma Moran

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UNLABELLED Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is an electrophysical modality used for pain management. This study investigated the dose response of different TENS intensities on experimentally induced pressure pain. One hundred and thirty TENS naïve healthy individuals (18-64 years old; 65 males, 65 females) were randomly allocated to 5(More)
Nabilone, a synthetic cannabinoid, and Prochlorperazine were compared in a double-blind crossover study of 34 patients with lung cancer undergoing a 3-day schedule of chemotherapy with Cyclophosphamide, Adriamycin and Etoposide. Symptom scores were significantly better for patients on nabilone for nausea, retching and vomiting (P less than 0.05). Fewer(More)
In spite of recent advances in neonatal open repair for complex cyanotic heart disease, some patients require palliation with a systemic-to-pulmonary artery shunt. We report a 5-year experience (1985-1990) with 112 Blalock-Taussig shunts. Forty-six of the 92 patients had some variant of tetralogy of Fallot, with a wide spectrum of diagnoses in the(More)
A group of 78 patients with suspected pulmonary embolism was studied by both ventilation perfusion lung scanning and pulmonary angiography. Symptoms and clinical signs were analysed using Bayesian techniques to produce pre-test odds for pulmonary embolism in individual patients. While, as a group, those with embolism could be discriminated from those(More)
To learn if there are age-related differences in the pharmacokinetic behavior of dopamine, plasma dopamine clearance was determined in 27 acutely ill infants and children who were receiving a continuous intravenous infusion of the drug. Steady-state clearance was calculated from dopamine concentration in arterial blood. Dopamine clearance was 60.7 +/- 28.1(More)