Tamara Bates

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AIM To analyze the hemodynamic and respiratory effects of propofol on patients undergoing gastroscopy and colonoscopy. METHODS In this prospective study, conducted over a period of three years, 1,104 patients referred for a same day GI endoscopy procedure were analyzed. All patients were given a propofol bolus (0.5-1.5 mg/kg). Arterial blood pressure (BP)(More)
Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder which, in case of life threating complications, requires admission to the intensive care unit. Our experience shows that danger for these patients does not always stop upon the admission to the intensive care unit. Four young, vitally endangered patients with anorexia nervosa were described. Three of them had severe(More)
Twenty-four percent of bed-days were occupied by patients whose discharge from hospital was delayed for social or geriatric reasons in a bed-usage survey carried out on surgical patients during a three-month period of 1973. By early social assessment with the regular help of a medical social worker it was possible to reduce such delays to 16% in a similar(More)
In a prospective study of gall stone related deaths in a single Health District, the biliary tract was examined at necropsy in 1701 cases and 8078 death certificates were searched. Gall stones were identified as the cause of death in only 21 cases (0.26%) but in 291 subjects found to have gall stones or cholecystectomy at necropsy, the mortality was 3-4%.(More)