Nik Hennessy

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Ten healthy volunteers were placed in three different surgical prone positions (knee-chest, Eschmann frame and two supports, one each for the thorax and pelvis); the normal prone position without any supports was used as a control. Lung volumes using helium dilution and spirometry were calculated for each volunteer in each position. Compared with the(More)
We questioned whether the side effects outweighed the advantages of priming doses of nondepolarizing neuromuscular relaxants in awake patients. We have assessed lung function and clinical evidence of muscle weakness in 10 elderly patients, eight women and two men, aged 67-78 yr, ASA grade I or II, before and 3 min after a priming dose (0.01 mg/kg) of(More)
Two groups of adult patients (55 each) were visited pre-operatively by an anaesthetist who was dressed either formally or casually. Their response to this visit, their opinions regarding anaesthetists and their knowledge of anaesthetic work were elicited afterwards by means of a questionnaire. Patients' satisfaction with the anaesthetist and his/her visit(More)
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