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Studies were conducted to assess hazards to personnel exposed to hexachloroethane (HCE) in an industrial setting. Acute testing in laboratory animals indicated HCE was moderately toxic orally and could produce reversible eye irritation and mild skin irritation. Percutaneous absorption appeared to have no practical significance. The subchronic vapor(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether prehospital critical care teams (CCT) would result in improved functional outcomes for road trauma related severe head injury in the Australian setting, when compared with standard advanced life support measures provided by paramedics. METHODS Retrospective review of 250 patients treated by paramedics and 46 patients treated(More)
Exercise stimulus-response relationships for airway blood supply and dimensions have not been described in mammalian species. These relationships are vital for postulates concerning integrated reflex factors normally controlling the airways and which may underlie the asthma syndromes of exercise. This study defines airways stimulus-response relationships in(More)
1. Perfusion of bovine adrenal glands with a potassium-free Tyrode solution results in an increased spontaneous release of catecholamines and an increased response to stimulation with carbamylcholine.2. Perfusion with a Tyrode solution containing 70 mM-KCl causes a marked secretion of catecholamines and a subsequent inhibition of secretion in response to(More)
Serum and salivary responses of 95 infants to either a standard (4 x 10(4) plaque-forming units (PFU), 47 neonates) or a high dose (4 x 10(5) PFU, 48 neonates) of tetravalent reassortant rhesus rotavirus vaccine (administered at 2 days and at 6 weeks of age) were evaluated in a double-blind clinical trial. Serum and salivary IgA antibodies to the rotavirus(More)
BACKGROUND During exercise and recovery the transient and steady-state changes in autonomic activity regulating lower airway blood flow and dimensions are unknown. The aim of this study was to define changes in bronchial blood flow (Q(br)) and dimensions during moderate and strenuous exercise, and to analyse the role of vagal and sympathetic nerves. (More)
The relative roles of neural and pressure gradient factors, causing a fall or maintenance of bronchial blood flow in exercising sheep, are unknown. These were examined in sheep prepared under thiopentone/isoflurane general anaesthesia with a pulsed Doppler probe mounted on the bronchial artery, and aortic pressure (Pa) catheter in superficial cervical(More)