Patrick Breen

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We describe the locked-in syndrome in a 31-yr-old patient after right upper lobectomy for suspected metastasis. After surgery, vertical eye movement was her only means of communication. She remained in a 'locked-in' state for 7 months before dying. Post-mortem examination showed extensive metastatic tumour deposition in the ventral pons. We discuss the(More)
PURPOSE The mechanism responsible for the mediation of hypertension in response to increased desflurane levels is unclear. This study compared the effect of desflurane and halothane on phenylephrine (PE)-induced contraction in rat aorta ring and the effect of desflurane in the presence and absence of nitric oxide (NO) synthase activity. METHODS(More)
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