Peter Kleeman

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This paper describes the use of reliability based procedures in the formulation of structural design standards in Australia. These procedures are the use of formal Monte Carlo simulations and closed form solutions. Examples of applications include aspects of design codes, quality control procedures and building regulations. INTRODUCTION Reliability concepts(More)
The use of an ultra-thin flexible fiberoptic bronchoscope with a single lumen diameter of 2.7 mm at the distal tip to assist intubation of paediatric patients with a difficult airway is reported. Two patients (ages 30 months and 18 months) with mandibular hypoplasia and one patient (three months) with the Pierre-Robin syndrome are reported. In each case two(More)
The clinical effects of three lidocaine-containing solutions with and without frigen (freon-113) as a propellant, after different waiting periods, and with different dosages applied were investigated in 130 outpatients who were undergoing dental treatment in the maxilla under local anesthesia. They were divided randomly into five groups (A through E): (A)(More)
UNLABELLED Elderly patients may show an age-related decline in physiologic functions, which may be responsible for the prolonged duration of some neuromuscular blocking agents. Previous studies have yielded conflicting results as to the effects of these drugs in the elderly. METHODS After obtaining informed consent and approval of the Ethics Committee, we(More)
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