Robert Andrew Fry

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Thirty-three couples with severe marital discord referred to a psychiatric outpatient department were randomly assigned to Cognitive Marital Therapy or a control group. Cognitive Marital Therapy is a brief, structured couple therapy, which involves spouses in reciprocal self-disclosure of personal constructs. The control group received the same number of(More)
A questionnaire on substance abuse was distributed electronically to the heads of 185 Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists accredited anaesthesia departments in Australia and New Zealand. The response rate was 57%. From January 2004 to December 2013, 61 cases of substance abuse were identified, giving an estimated incidence of 1.2 cases per(More)
A questionnaire investigating substance abuse was sent to 128 anaesthetic departments in Australia and New Zealand of which 100 (78%) replied. Forty-four cases of substance abuse were reported. Abusers were more likely to be male, aged between 25 and 35 years and abusing opioids. Death was the eventual outcome in 24% of cases. Only 19% of abusers made a(More)
This study compares retrospectively the postoperative analgesia provided via intravenous opioids with continuous regional techniques (interpleural and epidural infusions) administered as a clinical routine by an anaesthesia-based Acute Pain Service. In 2630 patients no severe complications resulting in morbidity or mortality occurred; the rate of(More)
OBJECTIVE This cross-sectional controlled study investigated the association between chronic pain, health care utilization and a history of childhood sexual abuse. SUBJECTS Three groups, constituting 80 women in total, were studied (1) attendees at group therapy for individuals who had experienced childhood sexual abuse (n = 26); (2) Two control groups(More)
A technique of peri-ocular infiltration of local anaesthetic for eye surgery is described. The ease of administration of this form of local blockade is highlighted and its low propensity for complication compared with retrobulbar blockade. The involvement of anaesthetists in the performance of local anaesthesia for ophthalmic surgery that utilises this(More)