Moira L. Long

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BACKGROUND Severe spasticity unresponsive to oral drugs may respond satisfactorily to baclofen delivered intrathecally. METHODS Intrathecal baclofen (IB) therapy delivered by means of implanted infusion pumps was used for nine patients with severe spasticity. Six patients had multiple sclerosis, two cervical spinal cord injury, and one head injury. All(More)
The analgesic profile of epidural nalbuphine for postoperative pain relief and the impact of local anaesthetic choice upon this profile was investigated in 58 patients undergoing elective Caesarean delivery under epidural anaesthesia. Patients were randomized to receive either lidocaine 2% with 1:200,000 epinephrine or 2-chloroprocaine 3% for perioperative(More)
TRANSITIONAL CARE FOR PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC DISEASE BACKGROUND OF PROBLEM: The Affordable Care Act of 2010 has put a spotlight on ensuring safe patient transfers between health care settings to prevent rehospitalization. Hospital readmissions are often influenced by a lack of outpatient transitional care programs to ensure the continuity of care during the(More)
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