Lindsay Morrison

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CONTEXT High levels of variation and inefficiency exist in current clinical practice regarding use of cervical spine (C-spine) radiography in alert and stable trauma patients. OBJECTIVE To derive a clinical decision rule that is highly sensitive for detecting acute C-spine injury and will allow emergency department (ED) physicians to be more selective in(More)
The frequency of the 235T and 174M alleles of the angiotensinogen gene, previously reported to be associated with hypertension in Caucasians and Japanese, was compared between 57 hypertensive African Americans and 130 normotensive African Americans sampled as part of a community survey of hypertension in the Chicago area. The frequency of the 235T allele(More)
Thirty healthy volunteers took part in this double-blind crossover study comparing 15 percent nitrous oxide in oxygen with 100 percent oxygen. They received each treatment for 45 minutes, in counter-balanced order, with no break between treatments. Central nervous system (CNS) effects of nitrous oxide were assessed by a battery of performance tests and by(More)
BACKGROUND Postinfarction ventricular septal defect carries a grim prognosis. Surgical repair offers reasonable outcomes in patients who survive a healing phase. Percutaneous device implantation represents a potentially attractive early alternative. METHODS AND RESULTS Postinfarction ventricular septal defect closure was attempted in 53 patients from 11(More)
OBJECTIVES National survival rates for out-of-hospital cardiac arrests are less than 5%, and substantial resources are associated with transporting cardiac arrest victims to hospital for emergency department (ED) resuscitation. The low overall survival rate and the identification of predictors of unsuccessful resuscitation have opened debate on the(More)
In a random, double-blind crossover trial using an ischaemic limb pain model we have assessed the speed of onset of analgesia after an i.v. bolus of equipotent doses of diamorphine and morphine in 12 healthy male volunteers. Pain and its subsequent relief were assessed by means of a visual analogue scale. Two of the subjects found diamorphine acted quicker(More)
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