Gary M Walton

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A double-blind clinical study was designed to compare the efficacy and safety of intramuscular and oral ketorolac, a new non-steroidal anti-inflammatory analgesic with that of diclofenac and placebo for patients undergoing removal of impacted mandibular third molar teeth. Results showed that both analgesic preparations were more effective than placebo (p =(More)
Osteomyelitis of the jaws is uncommon but can be a complication of extraction or exposure of teeth in patients who are immunosuppressed or have undergone radiotherapy to the head and neck region. We report a case of osteomyelitis in a patient who has osteopetrosis. The initial clinical presentation was that of an infected retained root, secondary to denture(More)
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory analgesics are commonly prescribed to out-patients who have undergone oral surgical procedures, since they are said to provide excellent pain relief for mild to moderate pain, allied with minimal side-effects. One hundred patients were entered into a randomised clinical trial to compare the efficacy of a simple non-steroidal(More)
AIM Although the surgical care provided for patients who have sustained a maxillofacial injury has advanced in recent years, psychological disorders may develop. Anxiety and depression may be a cause of significant morbidity in these patients. Such problems are often unrecognised and untreated. PATIENTS & METHODS We undertook a comparative cross-sectional(More)
As part of a large pragmatic study, the authors investigated heart rate, blood pressure, dysrhythmic and ischemic responses to lidocaine 2% with a combination vasoconstrictor (noradrenaline 1:50,000 and vasopressin 0.25 IU/mL), and midazolam sedation in a medically compromised population. There were anesthesia-induced physiological changes to both(More)
AIM The potential psycho-social sequelae of traumatic facial injury have received increasing attention in recent years, however there remains paucity of cross-national comparative data on the prevalence of psychological distress following such trauma. The aim of the present study was to investigate and compare the prevalence of anxiety and depression in an(More)
PURPOSE The relative importance of different variables and specific post-traumatic psychological reactions after facial injuries is poorly understood. The aim of the present study was to assess the association between the subjective attribution of blame and anxiety and depression in facial trauma victims. MATERIALS AND METHODS We undertook a comparative(More)