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Maximal voluntary drive to the diaphragm and a non-respiratory muscle group (elbow flexors) was compared in 10 control subjects and 11 asthmatics who were studied when well. The degree of voluntary activation during repeated attempted maximal quasi-static efforts was determined using the twitch interpolation technique in the absence of contractile fatigue(More)
Barmah Forest virus (BFV) and Ross River virus (RRV) are mosquito-borne viruses with similar vectors and environmental requirements. They cause diseases characterised by arthralgia, arthritis and myalgia, often accompanied by fever and rash. Arthritis is more common and more prominent in RRV disease and rash is more common and florid with BFV infection,(More)
We report the case of a 7-year-old boy who presented with rapidly advancing airway obstruction secondary to mediastinal T-cell non-Hodgkins lymphoma. His brisk deterioration required transfer to the pediatric intensive care unit and intubation of the trachea. Unforeseen unilateral bronchial involvement led to gas trapping and critical pulmonary(More)
Corroles are amphiphilic macrocycles that can bind and transport metal ions, and thus may be toxic to cells. We predicted that anionic corroles would poorly enter cells due to the negatively charged cell membrane, but could be ideal tumor-targeted drugs if appropriate carriers enabled delivery into tumor cells. In this work, we test the hypothesis that(More)
OBJECTIVES To discover whether any consensus exists among the Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (APA) members regarding the use and acceptability (or otherwise) of physical restraint. BACKGROUND Despite growing recognition of children's right to be consulted regarding their healthcare, the issue of how to proceed when(More)