Lisa Rankin

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Whole lung and regional lung deposition of inhaled asthma drugs in the lungs can be quantified using either two-dimensional or three-dimensional radionuclide imaging methods. The two-dimensional method of gamma scintigraphy has been the most widely used, and is currently considered the industry standard, but the three-dimensional methods (SPECT, single(More)
AIMS To assess how extensively New Zealand doctors are using medical information on the Internet, and to examine how the new technology is affecting their practice of medicine. METHODS All general practitioners (GPs) known to be working in Otago and Southland were asked to complete a postal questionnaire regarding their use of the Internet and their(More)
Ketorolac tromethamine is a racemic, non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). An intra-nasal (IN) formulation, SPRIX(®), is approved for the treatment of short term (up to 5 days) acute moderate to moderately severe pain. The primary objective of this study was to determine whether (99m)Tc-diethylenetriaminepenta acetic acid (DTPA) radiolabelled(More)
Ejection phase indices such as mean velocity of circumferential fiber shortening (V-cf), ejection fraction (EF), and mean normalized systolic ejection rate (MSER) are thought to reflect the level of left ventricular (LV) inotropic state. Although known to be influenced by changes in afterload, their response to altered preload is less certain. This question(More)
Introduction Studies have shown that because boys have more exposure than girls to computer games at a young age, they are more likely to study computer science and have a career in technology. Early interaction with complex, graphical video games helps to provide children with the confidence to learn more about computers. Since boys, more so than girls,(More)
Introduction The elderly population is quickly growing in the United States and throughout the world. There are currently almost 34 million Americans in the U.S. over 65. This number is expected to grow to 69 million by the year 2030 (Aging Demographics, n.d.). Unfortunately, in " Essentials of Human Memory, " Alan Baddeley states that the average age of(More)
  • L Rankin
  • 1996
When a provisional is to be worn for an extended period of time, the laboratory-processed provisional may be indicated because of its strength, wear-resistance and resistance to discoloration. A large selection of shades are available, resulting in better esthetics. The incisal blend gives the provisional a translucent effect. Office visits for repairs and(More)