Steven H. Russell

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The myotonias are a group of uncommon disorders. All display a characteristic electromyographic picture and some of the disorders have systemic manifestations. They are important to the anaesthetist for several reasons. Anaesthetic and surgical interventions may induce myotonia which, when initiated, may complicate the course of anaesthesia and be difficult(More)
We have used mivacurium in four myasthenic patients presenting for thymectomy. Supramaximal single twitch stimulation was applied to the ulnar nerve at the wrist and the force of contraction of the adductor pollicis was measured. After an initial bolus dose of 30 micrograms kg-1 (approximately one-fifth of the normal intubating dose), we observed a mean(More)
Hypothermia is a frequent and sometimes clinically important problem during orthotopic liver transplantation. Numerous methods have been suggested to reduce intraoperative heat loss and promote active warming. In this study we compared an electric under mattress, a warm air under mattress and a forced warm air convective heating blanket. The forced air(More)
We study a simple neoclassical model of investment in a developing country, modified to allow for long-term projects and short-term debt. Early signals indicating low productivity of investment may lead creditors to call loans in early. In such a crisis, firms protected by limited liability default and liquidate capital, even thought they do so at a loss (a(More)
rate of the base money stock that produce permanent changes in the rate of inflation. We follow the bulk of the inflation-cost literature by basing our cost estimates on comparisons of alternative steady states. We follow the recent trend in applied macroeconomic theory by calibrating our model to increase the empirical credibility of its predictions. The(More)
Patients with mitochondrial disease may present to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with a variety of neurological and general medical disorders. Eleven patients were admitted to a neurological ICU between 1970 and 1992 because of respiratory insufficiency, status epilepticus and/or metabolic encephalopathy associated with mitochondrial disease. Respiratory(More)
In this study we compared urinary bladder and oesophageal temperatures with the core temperature obtained from a pulmonary artery catheter in patients undergoing orthotopic liver transplantation. The bladder temperature was a closer approximation to pulmonary artery temperature in this group of patients than the oesophageal temperature and has much to(More)
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