Stewart A Bergman

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The management of the uncooperative pediatric patient undergoing minor surgical procedures has always been a great challenge. Several sedative techniques are available that will effectively alleviate anxiety, but short of general anesthesia, no sedative regimen is available that will enable treatment of the uncooperative child. Ketamine produces a unique(More)
Single doses of the study drugs were evaluated for 12 hours by 201 out-patients reporting moderate or severe pain following oral surgery. The results of this double-blind study indicated that 50, 100, and 200 mg of etodolac as well as 650 mg of aspirin were significantly more effective than placebo. A dose-response relationship was found for the three doses(More)
Antinociception of imipramine (I) and its effect in combination with fentanyl (F) was evaluated in rabbits using electrically-induced lick chew responses via tooth pulp stimulation as the model of nociception. Acute i.v. injections of I elicited a graded dose response comparable to i.v. morphine (M) with I ED 50 = 4.35 mg/kg (2.31-8.14, 95% CL) and M ED 50(More)
The benzodiazepines are among the most widely used drugs in the world. When first introduced, little was known about their mechanism of action. However, in the last 20 years, our understanding of the chemistry and function of the central nervous system (CNS) has increased substantially. This knowledge has shed some light on the mechanism of action of the(More)
The population of the United States is aging. It is expected that the population age 65 and older will increase to nearly 60 million by the year 2030 and those age 85 and over to nearly 11 million. Patients over age 65 are more than twice as likely to undergo surgical procedures than patients 40 to 65. Structural and physiologic changes associated with(More)
PURPOSE To determine the accuracy of clinical examination versus computed tomography (CT) scanning in detecting positive cervical lymph nodes (N) in patients with epidermoid carcinomas of the oral cavity, 27 patients with epidermoid carcinomas were reviewed. PATIENTS AND METHODS The patients underwent 40 neck dissections, 20 with N- and 20 with N+ necks(More)