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UNLABELLED In this population-based study, seasonal periodicity was seen with reduced serum vitamin D, increased serum PTH, and increased bone resorption in winter. This was associated with an increased proportion of falls resulting in fracture and an increased risk of wrist and hip fractures. INTRODUCTION In a population of women who reside in a(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors aimed to compare propofol and midazolam/fentanyl for reduction of anterior shoulder dislocations using the modified Kocher's maneuver. METHODS This was a multicenter, randomized, clinical trial of patients with anterior shoulder dislocation. Patients were randomized to either propofol or midazolam/fentanyl. The randomized drug was(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the outcome from prehospital cardiac arrest managed by ambulance personnel, and to examine overall survival rates from successful resuscitation. METHODS A retrospective analysis was made of 115 patient care records of prehospital cardiac arrests with attempted resuscitation between July 1996 and September 1999. All cases had a presumed(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine factors associated with failure to successfully complete a procedure during sedation in the ED. METHODS Eleven Australian EDs enrolled consecutive adult and paediatric patients between January 2006 and December 2008. Patients were included if a sedative drug was administered for an ED procedure and the success or failure of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the nature, incidence and risk factors for sedation-related events during ED procedural sedation, with particular focus on the drugs administered. METHODS Eleven Australian EDs enrolled consecutive adult and paediatric patients between January 2006 and December 2008. Patients were included if a sedative drug was administered for an(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to describe procedural sedation practices undertaken in a spectrum of Australian EDs. METHODS Eleven Australian EDs enrolled consecutive adult and paediatric patients between January 2006 and December 2008. Patients were included if a sedative drug was administered for an ED procedure. Data collection was(More)
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