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Topical therapy with beta-antagonists, such as timolol, may cause unrecognized impairment of respiratory and cardiovascular function in elderly people. Beta-antagonists with intrinsic sympathomimetic or cardioselective properties, such as carteolol or betaxolol, may cause less impairment. In a randomized, double-masked study of glaucoma patients, over 60(More)
Topical timolol given for the treatment or chronic simple glaucoma may cause unrecognised bronchospasm among elderly people. We recruited 80 patients aged over 60 years, who were without a history of airways disease and already used timolol, into a randomised crossover study comparing the effects on spirometry and exercise tolerance of changing to betaxolol(More)
AIMS To see if elderly people can use the breath-activated (Easi-breathe) and dry powder (Turbohaler) inhalers as effectively as the metered-dose inhaler and Volumatic system. METHODS 102 inhaler-naive patients (aged 75-101, mean 84 years), without cognitive impairment, were randomly allocated one of Easi-breathe, Turbohaler or metered-dose inhaler and(More)
  • P Diggory
  • 1983
Of 9733 consecutive serological samples received by Portsmouth and Southampton Public Health Laboratories (PHL) and tested for syphilis, 190 (140 from men and 50 from women) gave positive results. Thirty new cases of syphilis were identified. Most sera were tested initially by both a specific antibody test (the Treponema pallidum haemaglutination (TPHA)(More)