Timothy Beach

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For the past 25 years, halothane has been the primary anesthetic agent at Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. To confirm our impression that adverse reactions to halothane are rarely a problem in children, we examined the records of 200,311 cases conducted with halothane from June 1, 1958, through May 31, 1983. Life-threatening complications due to side(More)
Episodes of population loss and cultural change, including the famous Classic Collapse, punctuated the long course of Maya civilization. In many cases, these downturns in the fortunes of individual sites and entire regions included significant environmental components such as droughts or anthropogenic environmental degradation. Some afflicted areas remained(More)
Getting at the Maya Collapse has both temporal and geographic dimensions, because it occurred over centuries and great distances. This requires a wide range of research sites and proxy records, ranging from lake cores to geomorphic evidence, such as stratigraphy and speleothems. This article synthesizes these lines of evidence, together with previously(More)
We report two cases of healthy infants who were given an IV intubating bolus of a nondepolarizing muscle relaxant (0.1 mg.kg-1 vecuronium) at the beginning of an inhalational induction of anaesthesia. Shortly after the introduction of low concentrations of gaseous agents, both infants exhibited airway obstruction although inspiratory muscle activity was(More)
We present tow male children who experienced cardiac arrest secondary to unrecognized rhabdomyolysis on the day following an uneventful general anesthetic and recovery room course for adenotonsillectomy. Neither child exhibited hypermetabolism typical of malignant hyperthermia or appeared to have a dystrophinophy, prompting the authors to search for other(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine if acquired long QT syndrome following right or left, radical or modified, neck dissections result in malignant arrhythmias or deaths. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING Inpatient head and neck service of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. PATIENTS 69 patients who underwent extensive neck surgery, without congenital(More)