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While pain is one of the most debilitating symptoms of sickle cell disease, narcotics remain an effective although controversial widely practiced intervention. Vaso-occlusive crises are the most common cause for seeking pharmacological treatment. The influence of stigmatization and pseudo addiction in emergency departments and outpatient clinics was(More)
The high seizure susceptibility in epileptic chickens is due to an autosomal recessive mutation. In 3-day-old chicks homozygous for the epilepsy gene (epileptics), elevation of body temperature using microwave diathermy evoked an initial febrile seizure resembling the clonic seizures evoked in epileptic chicks by photic stimulation. After complete recovery,(More)
The onset and regression of abdominal motor blockade was monitored with integrated electromyography in eighteen patients undergoing pelvic or lower abdominal surgery during lumbar epidural anesthesia using 0.75% bupivacaine with 1:200,000 epinephrine. The integrated electromyograph (EMG) was measured at the T-6, T-8, T-10 and T-12 dermatomes during a(More)
Intravenous administration of beta-carboline-3-carboxylate methyl ester (beta-CCM) produced convulsions at small doses (0.03 mg/kg) in adult chickens, homozygous for the epileptic gene. Nonepileptic heterozygote hatchmates (carriers) did not undergo seizures at doses of 1 mg/kg, and doses of 3-5 mg/kg produced only brief myoclonic responses. The convulsant(More)