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AIMS The late toxicity of short-course preoperative radiotherapy (SCPRT) after total mesorectal excision (TME) in resectable rectal cancer has not been adequately documented. The acute toxicity in a series of 176 consecutive patients has been previously reported. In this study, the late toxicity in the same cohort is presented. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the relationships between physiological variables measured in graded cycling (CM) and treadmill running (RM) maximal tests and the performance of a short-course triathlon (1 km swim, 30 km cycling and 8 km running) in recreational triathletes. Ten male athletes with mean (+/-SD) age of 27.4(+/-5.7) years and maximal(More)
Thirty-eight patients undergoing elective hip or knee surgery were randomly allocated to two groups. Neuromuscular blockade in group A was antagonized with neostigmine 2.5 mg and atropine 1.2 mg, while group B received no drugs to facilitate antagonism of blockade. The incidence and severity of postoperative nausea and vomiting were assessed 24 h after(More)
The effectiveness of fentanyl in attenuating the pressor and heart rate response to orotracheal fibreoptic intubation under general anaesthesia was assessed in 60 healthy patients undergoing elective surgery. Patients were randomly assigned to receive either fibreoptic intubation with or without fentanyl 6 micrograms.kg-1 or traditional Macintosh intubation(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if exercise-associated hyponatremia (EAH) was a cause of morbidity among runners requiring medical care at an Australian mountain ultramarathon. DESIGN Case series. SETTING Six Foot Track mountain ultramarathon, New South Wales, Australia, March 2006. PATIENTS Runners presenting to the medical facility. ASSESSMENT Serum(More)
We have compared the progress of anaesthetists taught fibreoptic nasotracheal intubation with the aid of a closed circuit television (CCTV) system with that of anaesthetists taught by traditional methods. Twenty anaesthetists were allocated randomly to either the video or traditional training group. A graduated training programme was used in which the first(More)
We report the case history of a patient with complete spontaneous regression of metastatic cutaneous melanoma with parotid and neck lymph node metastases. Complete spontaneous regression of metastatic melanoma is very rare, with an estimated incidence of 0.22%-0.27%. We review the literature on this subject. Elucidation of the process of spontaneous(More)
We studied the effects of supplementing anaesthesia with halothane (up to 1.5%, inspired) on the somatosensory evoked potential recorded in the extradural space of six patients before corrective surgery for idiopathic adolescent scoliosis. A further six patients in whom anaesthesia was supplemented with thiopentone acted as a control group. Halothane 1.5%(More)