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We have investigated the value of lower oesophageal contractility (LOC) in detecting awareness during anaesthesia in 20 human volunteer patients. LOC was measured either with subjects awake or after induction with propofol, during induction with propofol, and then as consciousness returned. Statistically significant changes were observed in the frequency of(More)
The effectiveness of the benzodiazepine antagonist, flumazenil, was evaluated in a randomized double-blind clinical study in which diazepam 0.2 mg kg-1 or midazolam 0.1 mg kg-1 was used for i.v. sedation. We studied 120 day-case patients undergoing gastroscopy and treated with either flumazenil 0.1-2 mg or placebo after the procedure. Psychometric(More)
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