Sallie Young

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This prospective, randomised, observer blinded study compared the onset time of brachial plexus block using 2% lidocaine 25-30 ml with adrenaline 5 microg.ml(-1) into the 'corner pocket' inferolateral/lateral to the subclavian artery (supraclavicular, n = 30) or to a triple point injection around the axillary artery (infraclavicular, n = 30). Mean (SD)(More)
BACKGROUND In May 2005 the Obstetric Anaesthetists' Association (OAA) and Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland published a document entitled Guidelines for Obstetric Anaesthetic Services. This survey investigated if standards recommended in this document were being met more than six months after its release. METHODS An OAA-approved(More)
We present the clinical details of four women with cardiomyopathy who required caesarean section. Two women had peripartum cardiomyopathy and two had hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, one of whom has had two caesarean sections. Those with peripartum cardiomyopathy were more compromised than those with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy.(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To evaluate the level of agreement between two sets of criteria, the Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) criteria and investigator-developed criteria, for identifying bleeding events in patients who had undergone a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and to measure length of hospital stay (LOS) as a surrogate marker of bleeding(More)
A 46-year-old African American man presented with weakness and numbness in both legs and pain in the left upper chest of 3 weeks’ duration. He noted no change in urinary or bowel habits,but he had anorexia with more than 30 pounds of weight loss over 3 months. He had no fever or night sweats and no cardiac, respiratory, or gastrointestinal symptoms, but he(More)
We present the case of a 62-year-old man with severe cold agglutinin disease who underwent major colorectal surgery. Cold agglutinin disease is a condition in which auto-antibodies, usually immunoglobulin M, cause red blood cell agglutination at decreased body temperature. Haemolysis may result. Agglutination results in impaired perfusion, resulting in(More)
Sufentanil as a supplement to halothane/N2O anaesthesia was evaluated in 32 unpremedicated infants and children age 6 months to 9 yr undergoing elective orthopaedic surgery. Patients were randomly assigned in a double-blind manner to receive one of four intravenous supplements: placebo, sufentanil 0.5, 1.0 or 1.5 micrograms.kg-1. Systolic arterial pressure(More)
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