Meredith Ireland

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Meglumine sodium diatrizoate (Urografin), iopamidol, and iohexol were compared in a double-blind, randomized study of 287 patients undergoing elective cardiac angiography. Ninety-six patients received Urografin, 98 received iopamidol, and 92 received iohexol. The groups were similar in all respects. Variables measured before and after contrast injection(More)
We obtained 145 consecutive cardiac output measurements in 38 critically ill patients, using the invasive thermodilution and the noninvasive pulsed Doppler methods. The mean thermodilution cardiac output (TDCO) was 5.7 +/- 1.87 L/min and the mean pulsed Doppler cardiac output (PDCO) was 5.16 +/- 1.66 L/min. The mean difference between the two measurements(More)
This study examines the response of blood pressure, plasma catecholamines and cortisol to acute alcohol intake in young men with light to moderate drinking habits. Ingestion of alcohol was associated with a highly significant increase in systolic blood pressure and heart rate which occurred before blood alcohol reached its peak concentration of 16.9 +/- 1.1(More)
50 patients with mild to moderate essential hypertension underwent M-mode echocardiography and continuous intra-arterial ambulatory monitoring of blood pressure. Indices of left-ventricular (LV) mass were derived from echocardiographic data by standard formulae. 43 of the patients were followed up for 12+/-7 months with repeat M-mode echocardiography, and(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether slow-release enteric coated aspirin (100 mg daily), commenced before operation, improves the patency of saphenous vein (SV) coronary artery bypass grafts at six months. DESIGN AND SETTING Double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled study at a teaching hospital. RESULTS One hundred and forty patients were randomly(More)
Exercise, in the form of moderate daily treadmill training following nerve transection and repair leads to enhanced axon regeneration, but its effect on functional recovery is less well known. Female rats were exercised by walking continuously, at a slow speed (10 m/min), for 1 h/day on a level treadmill, beginning 3 days after unilateral transection and(More)
To determine the effect of early anticoagulation on the incidence of left ventricular thrombi complicating anterior acute myocardial infarction (AMI), 82 consecutive patients admitted within 12 hours of symptom onset and with electrocardiographic changes consistent with anterior AMI were randomly assigned to 1 of 2 treatment groups. Group 1 patients(More)
M-mode echocardiography was performed on 43 maintenance hemodialysis patients and 3 patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD). Only seven patients had completely normal echocardiograms. Nine patients (20%) had pericardial effusions and 20 patients (44%) had left ventricular dilatation. Left ventricular hypertrophy was present in 26(More)