Julia R Cushnir

Learn More
A study is described of the first on line, real time analyses of the exhaled breath of five anaesthetized patients during the complete perioperative periods of laparoscopic surgery. These breath analyses were achieved using a selected ion flow tube, SIFT-MS, instrument, located in the operating theatre at an acceptable distance from the operating table, and(More)
Selected ion flow tube mass spectrometry, SIFT-MS, has been used to determine the levels of volatile trace gases in the room air of three clinical environments within a busy teaching hospital. The main aims of this study were to establish background levels of trace gases and to compare them to levels typically found within exhaled breath. Over a period of(More)
Gastric content is a complex biofluid within the human stomach which has an important role in digestive processes. It is believed that gastric content may be a contributory factor in the development of upper gastro-intestinal diseases. In this work, selected ion flow tube mass spectrometry (SIFT-MS) has been applied to the quantification of volatile organic(More)
A new molecular modeling approach has been used to derive a pharmacophore of the potent and selective cholecystokinin-2 (CCK(2)) receptor antagonist 5 (JB93182), based on features shared with two related series. The technique uses "field points" as simple and effective descriptions of the electrostatic and van der Waals maxima and minima surrounding a(More)
BACKGROUND Esophagectomy and gastrectomy are associated with profound metabolic changes and significant postoperative morbidity. The aim of this prospective clinical study was to determine whether breath analysis can offer novel insight into the surgical metabolic response and identify biomarkers of postoperative complications, including lung injury. (More)
We have recently described a novel series of nonpeptidic cholecystokinin-B (CCKB)/gastrin receptor antagonists based on a dibenzobicyclo[2.2.2]octane skeleton. We wish now to report on compounds arising out of our earlier work which have substantially greater affinity as antagonists for the CCKB/gastrin receptor system and which maintain, or improve on, the(More)
  • 1