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Doctors' confusion over ratios and percentages in drug solutions: the case for standard labelling.
- D. Wheeler, D. Remoundos, +4 authors D. Menon
- Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
- 1 August 2004
The different ways of expressing concentrations of drugs in solution, as ratios or percentages or mass per unit volume, are a potential cause of confusion that may contribute to dose errors. To… Expand
Compartmentalisation of cytokines and cytokine inhibitors in ventilator-associated pneumonia
ObjectiveTo examine whether cytokine concentrations change in the pulmonary compartment during the development of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP).DesignNon-directed bronchial lavage (NBL) was… Expand
Factors influencing doctors’ ability to calculate drug doses correctly
- D. Wheeler, S. Wheeler, T. Ringrose
- International journal of clinical practice
- 1 February 2007
Doctors and medical students are more likely to make errors in drug dose calculations when the strengths of drug solutions are expressed as ratios or percentages. We have already described how a… Expand
Rapidly progressive systemic sclerosis and acute renal failure associated with a renal cell carcinoma.
Renin-Secreting Adenocarcinoma of the Colon
TO THE EDITOR: We describe what we believe to be the first case of a renin-secreting adenocarcinoma of the colon. A 66-year-old retired schoolteacher presented with a 3-month history of headaches,… Expand
Pyrexia, anaemia and acute renal failure secondary to omeprazole.
We present the case of a 77-year-old woman who initially presented with pyrexia of unknown origin, anaemia and mild renal impairment. When her omeprazole was stopped she improved rapidly. When… Expand
Suboptimal ward care of critically ill patients. Doctors don't review patients that nurses identify as highly dependent.
An unusual case of post operative nausea, vomiting and neck pain.
A case is described of subarachnoid haemorrhage caused by vertebral artery dissection following general anaesthesia for laparoscopic cholecystectomy. It is postulated that the dissection may have… Expand
Increased mononuclear cell membrane fluidity and increased B lymphocyte HLA class I expression in IgA nephropathy
Background. The functions of membrane bound proteins are regulated by the physical properties of the cell membrane. Lymphocyte dysfunction in IgA nephropathy may therefore be related to abnormal cell… Expand
Increased mononuclear cell membrane fluidity and increased B lymphocyte HLA class I expression in IgA nephropathy.
BACKGROUND The functions of membrane bound proteins are regulated by the physical properties of the cell membrane. Lymphocyte dysfunction in IgA nephropathy may therefore be related to abnormal cell… Expand