Sean J. Sharkey

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The accuracy of the STAT-CRIT hematocrit (hct) was compared to Coulter and centrifuge methods in this study of the interrelationship between non-red cell blood constituents and accuracy of conductivity-based hct measurements. In the first part of the study, blood samples from 31 patients undergoing elective cardiac procedures were analyzed at three times:(More)
Objective. Our objective was to compare the effect of protein and electrolyte changes associated with hemodilution on the accuracy of photometric and conductivity hemoglobin determination methods.Methods. Blood samples from 10 patients with normal preoperative serum electrolytes and total protein levels were studied. From an indwelling arterial line, 20 ml(More)
Nutritional status and food intake of HIV+ and HIV- homosexual men that were free from enteric pathogens were compared. Food intake (7-day weighed record), anthropometry, and D-xylose excretion were measured in 44 patients (9 HIV-, 35 HIV+). HIV+ patients were found to be thinner, based on anthropometric measurements of skinfold thickness (p < 0.05) and(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES To compare the duration of pain relief and incidence of side effects using two subarachnoid administered drug combinations for labor analgesia: fentanyl 25 micrograms with morphine 0.25 mg or sufentanil 10 micrograms with morphine 0.25 mg. METHODS Thirty healthy term primagravid patients with cervical dilation < or = 5 cm(More)
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