K R Burchett

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UK national recommendations include 24 h non-resident availability of consultants with a sessional commitment to intensive care (intensivists). We tested whether continual availability of such specialists improved standardised mortality ratios compared with non-specialist cover by anaesthetists who also cover other hospital departments. The(More)
Thirty patients were randomly allocated to receive either atracurium or pancuronium for neuromuscular blockade during surgery. At the end of the operation residual paralysis was antagonized with neostigmine. Voluntary strength was assessed at intervals after the antagonism, by observing grip strength, maximum inspiratory and expiratory force, 5-s head lift(More)
The purpose of the present study was to examine the role of serotonin (5HT) in the discriminative stimulus effects of kappa opioids. Pigeons were trained to discriminate 5.6 mg/kg of the kappa opioid, U50,488, from water. During substitution tests, both U50,488 and another kappa opioid, spiradoline, produced > 80% responding on the U50,488-appropriate key.(More)
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