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Cardiac rhythm was monitored in 219 patients who had ocular operations under general anaesthesia and in 15 patients who had cataract surgery under local analgesia. Of these, 140 were children having squint surgery. The high incidence of the oculo-cardiac reflex and the adequate protective effect of atropine 0-01 mg/kg given intravenously was confirmed.… (More)
The study deals with one aspect of cost benefit analysis of infection control, namely the measurement of extra costs incured by patients who acquired nosocomial infections (NI) in intensive care units (ICU). The consequences of NI are expressed in terms of length of stay, extra drug and antibiotic costs, extra sterile supply used and mortality. Infected… (More)
Experiences with the anaesthetic management of 248 patients undergoing total hip replacement are presented. Blood loss does not appear to be influenced by hypertension, the method of venting or the type of anaesthetic, with the exception of neurolept-analgesia. The importance of oxygen therapy in the treatment of the pulmonary embolic syndrome is stressed… (More)
Two hundred and four patients were monitored during oral surgery using three surface e.c.g. leads simultaneously. In nine patients, sustained supraventricular tachycardia was observed during surgical stimulation. The role of sympathetic stimulation and halothane anaesthesia in producing arrhythmia is discussed.
An elderly woman developed acute respiratory obstruction after choking on a bolus of food. On rigid bronchoscopy no foreign body, or anatomical obstruction was seen, but airway obstruction recurred during emergence from general anaesthesia, and was thought to be functional in nature. A recurring airway obstruction followed, relieved by induction of… (More)
The antipyretic activity of diclofenac sodium, 100 mg suppository was studied retrospectively in 21 applications in seven intensive care patients. Diclofenac sodium proved to be a very potent antipyretic agent with serious side effects. Acute oliguria and protracted circulatory shock occurred after administration, necessitating the administration of… (More)