L D Caldicott

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Intravenous infusions of enoximone or dobutamine were given, using a double dummy technique, in a randomized, double-blind study, to 18 patients with acute myocardial infarction who had persisting signs of left ventricular failure after treatment with intravenous diuretics. Blood pressure, heart rate and cardiac output, by transcutaneous Doppler(More)
A patient developed sepsis syndrome with shock 7 h after an anaesthetic for a shoulder replacement. Tracheal intubation had been difficult and required the use of a stylet and gum-elastic bougies. A gastrografin swallow subsequently demonstrated an oesophageal perforation and mediastinitis was diagnosed at surgical exploration. She survived after a(More)
We have compared changes in haemodynamic variables before and during transurethral resection of the prostate in 22 patients under general or spinal anaesthesia. In the general anaesthetic group there was a significant decrease in cardiac output (mean 32% (SEM 5%)) and mean arterial pressure (14% (3%)) after induction of anaesthesia and a significant(More)
The Portex percutaneous trachestomy kit incorporates guidewire dilating forceps which pass over a guidewire and perform rapid dilatation. These forceps have curved jaws which are designed to reduce possible damage to the lateral and posterior walls of the trachea. The guidewire dilating forceps are first opened in front of the trachea to dilate the(More)
We report a patient with homozygous sickle cell disease who underwent femoropopliteal bypass for claudication on walking 10m. Isotope studies showed a blood flow in his left femoral artery of only 0.808 ml. 100ml.min-1. The potential problems of sickle cell disease combined with peripheral vascular disease were probably reduced in this patient because he(More)
Inhalation of a foreign body is a serious event. The number of foreign bodies that become impacted in the larynx is small and requires urgent recognition. We describe the case of a six-month-old baby with an impacted open safety pin in the larynx. The sharp end of the safety pin was upwards and had penetrated the anterior end of the left vocal fold. We(More)
We have compared the haemodynamic effects of the imidazole derivative phosphodiesterase inhibitors enoximone and piroximone in patients with low cardiac output after cardiac surgery. Ten patients (group E) received enoximone and 10 patients (group P) received piroximone, both at a loading dose of 0.5 mg kg-1 followed by an infusion of 5 micrograms kg-1(More)
In this study parents' and anaesthetists' views were compared, by means of questionnaire, to assess the benefit of parental presence at induction. One hundred and ninety four unpremedicated children aged 1-16 years underwent daycase surgery. One hundred and eighty four parents accompanied their child and felt that their child benefited from this.(More)