V. G. Punchihewa

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Minaxolone has been used to induce anaesthesia, and in incremental doses to supplement nitrous oxide, in 100 patients undergoing minor surgical procedures. Half the patients received a small dose of fentanyl before induction. Minaxolone proved to be a satisfactory induction agent. The commonest complications were an increase in muscle tone and involuntary(More)
A 37 year old Caucasian male with known alcohol dependence, was anaesthetised for the repair of a paraumbilical hernia on a day stay basis. On discharge he was instructed not to drink alcohol for 24 h. The patient developed acute alcohol withdrawal symptoms within 48 h. Alcohol abuse is a common problem. Patients with this problem occasionally present to(More)
Editor—We would like to thank Dr Farooq for his interest on our article. However, there seems to be some misunderstanding. The practical purpose of our study was not to prove that a CXR may be omitted after central venous catheterization, but to minimize post-procedural adjustments of central venous catheter insertion depth. We agree that our technique is(More)
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