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OBJECTIVES Propofol has certain advantages over benzodiazepines plus narcotics as sedation for endoscopy. In a few centers, propofol has reportedly been used in endoscopic procedures and administered by nurses supervised by gastroenterologists without attendance by anesthesiologists or nurse anesthetists. METHODS As part of our continuous quality(More)
The incidence of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) has been increasing rapidly over the last three decades. The reasons for this trend are not known although increasing exposure to sunlight has been postulated. We used data from the New South Wales Central Cancer Registry to analyse second primary neoplasms following NHL diagnosed between 1972 and 1995, to(More)
All primary invasive cutaneous malignant melanomas (CMM) diagnosed in Victoria and New South Wales from 1985 to 1989 were obtained from the population-based cancer registries. Altogether 14,590 people with first CMMs were followed for at least 2 years, during which time 496 multiple primary CMMs were identified. Of the study population, 3.4% developed a(More)
Data from the New South Wales Central Cancer Registry for the period 1972-1991 were examined to determine the risk of second primary cancers after an initial invasive cancer of the colon (ICD-9 153) or rectum (ICD-9 154). The expected numbers of cancers were obtained by assuming that subjects experienced the same cancer incidence as prevailed in the(More)
Between 1986 and 1988 the annual incidence of invasive melanoma in the Hunter area of New South Wales, Australia, almost doubled to 52.5 per 100,000 in men and 42.9 per 100,000 in women. These rates have been maintained and are similar to those reported for 1987 in Queensland, Australia, which are the highest in the world. Most of the increase in incidence(More)
Cancer incidence during 1972-90 in Asian migrants to New South Wales, Australia, is described. Overall cancer incidence was lower than in the Australia born in most migrant groups, and this reached significance in migrants born in China/Taiwan, the Philippines, Vietnam and India/Sri Lanka, and in male migrants born in Indonesia. For the majority of cancers,(More)
Twenty-six cases of Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) were recorded by the New South Wales Central Cancer Registry between 1972 and 1982, prior to the first AIDS diagnoses in Australia. The overall annual incidence was 0.47 per million. Incidence was three times higher in males. The highest incidence was in people born in the Middle East and in males born in southern(More)
Cancer incidence and mortality in urban residents of New South Wales (NSW), 1987 to 1991, were analyzed according to socioeconomic status (SES) for males (m) and females (f). Incidence rates displaying a negative gradient with SES at P < 0.01 included: cancers of the mouth and pharynx (m), oesophagus (m), stomach (m,f), liver (m), pancreas (m), larynx (m),(More)
Routinely collected data for New South Wales were used to analyse cancer mortality in migrants born in East or Southeast Asia according to duration of residence in Australia. A case-control approach compared deaths from cancer at particular sites with deaths from all other cancers, adjusting for age, sex and calendar period. Compared with the(More)