Katherine A. Flynn

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BACKGROUND Physicians and other health care personnel rely on the peer-reviewed biomedical literature as a key source for making clinical decisions. Thus, ensuring that the nonclinical and clinical findings published in biomedical journals are reported accurately and clearly, without undue influence from commercial interests, is essential. Accordingly,(More)
Secobarbital is still widely used as a hypnotic and morphine as an analgesic perioperatively in surgical patients. Their combination is often used as a preanesthetic medication. Although their ventilatory depressant effect is recognized, the resulting blood gas changes have not been studied as yet adequately in a sufficiently large population of healthy(More)
Since methotrimeprazine proved to be both an effective tranquilizer and analgesic, its effect in a tranquilizing dose of 0.15 mg/kg on the arterial blood gases was determined in human volunteers. Because of the known potentiating effect of some phenothiazines on the narcotic-analgesic induced respiratory depression and analgesia, the effect of(More)
Anxiety in undergraduate nursing students in the clinical setting is caused by many factors, including fear of harming patients, difficulty transitioning, and unsupportive relationships. This has negative effects which include compromised student learning, decreased clinical performance, increased risk for patient harm, and a long term effect of worsening(More)
Arterial blood gases were not significantly altered by 0.15 mg/kg intravenous dose of diazepam in patients with chronic obstructive lung disease. The PalphaO-2 was significantly reduced and the P-alphaCO-2 increased after administration of 1.5 mg/kg meperidine intravenously and the combination of 1.5 mg/kg meperidine with 0.15 mg/kg diazepam. Diazepam did(More)
July, 1974 377 TERIAL blood gases and p11 may reflect the respiratory depression produced by tranquilizing and narcoticanalgesic agents used in premedication before surgical anesthesia. The absence of respiratory depression is one of the desirable qualities of an ideal premedicant or sedative drug. Therefore, it is essential to know if, and to what extent,(More)