Patience Gallagher

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The objectives of this study were to 1) continuously assess oxygen uptake during and after difficult sport rock climbing and 2) to evaluate the effects of active versus passive recovery on post-climbing blood lactate and hand grip strength. Fifteen expert rock climbers attempted to climb (i.e., red point lead) a 20 m difficult route (5.12 b, YDS scale) set(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was performed to assess the quality of life of patients with left ventricular dysfunction for up to 2 years after randomization to enalapril or placebo. BACKGROUND Previous reports have documented that survival of patients with congestive heart failure can be extended by the angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor enalapril. However,(More)
The results of 93 de la Caffinière thumb joint replacements in 71 patients were reviewed between 6 and 16 years. The survival rate was 89% at 16 years. Eleven thumb joints had failed requiring revision. The commonest reason for failure was aseptic loosening of the trapezial component. The failure rate was higher in men of working age than any other group,(More)
Cirrhosis of the liver was induced in rats by twice weekly inhalation of carbon tetrachloride in conjunction with sodium phenobarbitone administration. At sequential time intervals during induction, liver blood flow and extraction efficiency of colloid were assessed in order to elucidate changes in these parameters which occur with cirrhosis. Liver samples(More)
We have retrospectively reviewed the results of 40 consecutive patients with nonunion of the scaphoid treated by the senior author (PG) between 1993 and 1996. These comprised two groups of patients. Group 1 comprised 20 patients treated between 1993 and 1994, with a Herbert screw and autograft, and Group 2, which also comprised 20 patients treated with the(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) deletions, mtDNA content and aging in rhesus monkeys. Using 2 sets of specific primers, we amplified an 8 kb mtDNA fragment covering a common 5.7 kb deletion and the entire 16.5 kb mitochondrial genome in the brain and buffy-coats of young and aged monkeys. We(More)
Nursing faculty strive to admit students who are likely to successfully complete the nursing curriculum and pass NCLEX-RN. The high cost of academic preparation and the nursing shortage make this selection process even more critical. The authors discuss how one community college nursing program examined academic achievement measures to determine how well(More)
Patients treated by open carpal tunnel decompression under local anaesthetic experience significant pain with the introduction of local anaesthetic before operation. A prospective double-blind randomized placebo controlled trial was carried out to assess whether this pain could be reduced with the pre-application of a topical lignocaine-prilocaine(More)
Male Hartley guinea pigs were exposed by inhalation to leukotriene B4 (LTB4) and challenged 5 min or 4 h later with bronchoconstrictive aerosols of histamine or the divalent cationic ionophore A23187. Pulmonary gas trapping measured in excised lungs indicated the severity of post-challenge airway obstruction. Airway granulocyte infiltration was scored by an(More)
INTRODUCTION Brain injury accompanied by hypovolemic shock is a frequent cause of death in multiply injured children. Hypertonic saline (HTS) has been shown to return hemodynamics to normal in adult models, without increasing intracranial pressure (ICP) as seen with crystalloids. To assess fluid resuscitation, the authors evaluated HTS versus lactated(More)