Richard A. Hyde

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Many surgical patients are anxious while waiting to go to the operating theatre in spite of the best preparation with drugs, information and reassurance. It is possible that patients could be more comfortable if allowed a choice of activities before operations. The objective of this study was to find out how pre-operative patients might prefer to occupy(More)
Remifentanil is a new potent opioid with a very short duration of action irrespective of duration of infusion. It may have a role in day-case anaesthesia as part of a balanced total intravenous anaesthetic technique with propofol. We examined the respiratory depressant effects of remifentanil in 20 patients undergoing day-case anaesthesia. The target plasma(More)
Three situations in which an anaesthetic assistant might be able to detect accidental oesophageal intubation during or immediately after intubation were assessed. These were: firstly, whilst applying cricoid pressure, secondly, whilst applying gentle palpation over the trachea just above the suprasternal notch and, thirdly, after intubation by means of a(More)
Pressure changes were measured on the skin over the cricoid and thyroid cartilages during intubation of the oesophagus or trachea in 21 consenting patients. A 100-ml bag of saline was firmly fixed to the anterior neck and the pressure changes in the bag recorded. Typical and distinctively different pressure patterns for tracheal and oesophageal intubation(More)
A method to characterise upper-limb tremor using inverse dynamics modelling in combination with cross-correlation analyses is presented. A 15 degree-of-freedom inverse dynamics model is used to estimate the joint torques required to produce the measured limb motion, given a set of estimated inertial properties for the body segments. The magnitudes of the(More)
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