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Concentration-effect relationships between oral theophylline and its nonpulmonary pharmacodynamic effects were examined in a double-blind, randomized, two-way crossover study in which 10 healthy subjects received a single dose of 500 mg ordinary-release theophylline or placebo. Mean plasma theophylline concentrations rose to 16.1 mg.L-1 at 1 hour and 16.8… (More)
A case report describes the successful aspiration of a non-deflating suprapubic urinary catheter by passing a cannula directly down the fistula tract. It is a relatively safe and simple procedure that can be performed in an accident and emergency department.
OBJECTIVES To answer concerns related to implementation of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) guideline on the management of head injury by determining the impact on the workload of a district general hospital. Increased computed tomography (CT) was of particular concern (cost, radiation risk, and delivery constraints). METHOD… (More)
UNLABELLED This study was carried out to establish the length of time over which an individual can maintain effective chest compressions and the most effective pattern of rest and handover among a team. The continuing effectiveness of chest compressions was compared between groups of 2 or 3 rescuers performing chest compressions for 1, 2 or 3 min during… (More)
CASE REPORT A bedbound 62 year old woman attended our department. She had multiple sclerosis and her long term suprapubic catheter was not draining. The catheter balloon would not deflate. The valve mechanism was cut off and a fine guidewire was passed down the balloon’s insufflation passage, but the balloon would still not deflate. The following action was… (More)
A case is presented in which a knife wound to the head was initially assessed as inconsequential and later proved to be significant. This case illustrates the necessity of exploring scalp wounds to assess for possible skull fractures and of using the history to direct management. It also highlights the requirement for thorough guidelines for use by junior… (More)
A case is reported of a lady with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who developed toxic shock syndrome following breast surgery. Staphylococcus aureus was cultured from the wound. The relative immunosuppression of SLE may have been a precipitating factor.