Susan Belo

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PURPOSE The operating room (OR) has been identified by hemovigilance systems as a hospital area at high risk for transfusion errors. Where it was confirmed that transfusion products were being administered to the intended patient, we sought to determine the frequency that surgical patients' identification (ID) bands were inaccessible, the procedures used to(More)
PURPOSE Combined antiretroviral therapy (cART) for the treatment of HIV-1 infection has been associated with complications, including lipodystrophy. Several interleukins have been implicated in the pathology and physiology of lipodystrophy. The present study aimed to compare the levels of IL-4 and IL-6 in HIV-1 patients under cART with and without,(More)
PURPOSE The incidence of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) varies from 50% to 75% after gynaecological surgery under general anaesthesia. This study evaluates the dose-response relationships, safety, and efficacy of the new 5-HT3 antagonist, dolasetron mesylate, in the prevention of PONV in women undergoing total abdominal hysterectomy (TAH). (More)
A medication safety project for operating rooms (ORs) was initiated under the leadership of the Departments of Anesthesia and Nursing with a representative from the Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada. The aims of the collaborative project were twofold: (1) to identify areas of exposure to risk and make(More)
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