Garry Bristow

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One way of monitoring the effectiveness of a treatment for cocaine addiction is to analyze a patient’s urine at regular intervals for benzoylecgonine (BE), the major metabolite of cocaine. Total absence of BE from the urine indicates that the patient has stopped using cocaine, while a significant reduction in the urinary concentration of BE indicates that(More)
A case of postoperative neuroleptic malignant syndrome is presented. A healthy 23-year-old male underwent a shoulder repair under uneventful fentanyl, halothane, nitrous oxide and oxygen anaesthesia. He received droperidol 5 mg IV and metoclopramide 10 mg IV intraoperatively to prevent postoperative nausea. Postoperatively, the patient developed autonomic(More)
Angiotensin II generated in the brain can exert an important modulatory influence on the baroreflex control of the cardiovascular system. Thus, the sensitivity of the baroreflex regulation of heart rate is raised on blockade of brain angiotensin II, although the situation with regard to sympathetic outflow to other organs is less clear-cut. The question(More)
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