Simon Piggott

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OBJECTIVE To determine the influence of general or regional anaesthesia on long term mental function in elderly patients. DESIGN Prospective study of patients randomly allocated to receive general or regional anaesthesia. SETTING The patients' homes and a large teaching hospital in Cardiff. SUBJECTS 146 Patients aged 60 and over scheduled for elective(More)
BACKGROUND Indacaterol is a novel, once-daily (o.d.) inhaled, long-acting beta2-agonist in development for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This 12-week, double-blind study compared the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of indacaterol to that of placebo in patients with moderate-to-severe COPD. METHODS Efficacy variables included 24-h trough(More)
BACKGROUND Indacaterol is a novel, inhaled, once-daily, ultra-long-acting β2-agonist for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This randomized, double-blind study compared the bronchodilator efficacy of indacaterol with that of placebo and tiotropium in patients with moderate-to-severe COPD. METHODS In an incomplete-block,(More)
The effectiveness of the benzodiazepine antagonist, flumazenil, was evaluated in a randomized double-blind clinical study in which diazepam 0.2 mg kg-1 or midazolam 0.1 mg kg-1 was used for i.v. sedation. We studied 120 day-case patients undergoing gastroscopy and treated with either flumazenil 0.1-2 mg or placebo after the procedure. Psychometric(More)
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