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Plasma morphine, morphine-3-glucuronide (M3G), and morphine-6-glucuronide (M6G) concentrations were quantified by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) in 36 hospice inpatients receiving morphine orally or subcutaneously. The data were analyzed in relation to dose, serum creatinine, serum gamma glutamyl transferase, and presence or absence of(More)
A double-blind controlled study on the prenatal use of betamethasone in the prevention of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) was carried out on 137 patients from 24 to 34 weeks' gestation. The incidence of RDS was less in the treated group (5%) than in control group (17%). The neonatal mortality rate was lower in the treated group (5%) than in the control(More)
Eighteen inpatients receiving morphine for cancer pain in a palliative care unit were recruited to a study employing a range of neuropsychological tests to assess cognitive function. The tests employed were National Adult Reading Test, Williams Delayed Recall Test, Immediate Memory for Digits, Trailing Making Test, and the Digit Symbol Substitution Test.(More)
An enlarged right ventricle and abnormal ventricular septal motion are characteristic echocardiographic features of atrial septal defect and often persist after the defect has been completely closed, even when the operation clinically is judged to be successful. These features were examined retrospectively 15 to 21 months after operation in a group of(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether Aboriginal Canadians from Manitoba and Ontario have an increased incidence of isolated total anomalous pulmonary venous drainage (TAPVD) and to compare results obtained from two different data sources and time periods. DESIGN A nonconcurrent cohort study was undertaken. Incidence rates and relative risk from 'traditional'(More)
Fifty patients with a mean age of 9.2 years (range, 1.2 to 17.5 years) had cardiac catheterization performed under standardized conditions plus a scalar ECG the previous day. Twenty different direct measurements and 25 derived measurements from the ECG were correlated with the resting peak systolic gradient across the aortic valve. Some of the best(More)