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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)
Dopamine is a naturally occurring catecholamine with actions in the central nervous system and endocrine systems, including inhibition of prolactin release from the pituitary gland. Prolactin secretion has been shown to be increased in response to physiological stress, while hypoprolactinaemia is associated with a reduction in the cellular immune response.(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)