• intubation
  • The authors justify the study by reference to the recent succinylcholine controversy generated by a change in the package insert in November 1992, wherein the routine use of succinylcholine for intubation in children was contraindicated "except when used for emergency tracheal intubation or in instances where immediate securing of the airway is necessary. (asahq.org)
  • patients
  • The minority of patients are sedated for routine upper GI endoscopy in European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy countries, finds the latest issue of Digestion . (gastrohep.com)
  • Professor Ladas' team commented, In about 50% of European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy-related countries, less than 25% of patients are sedated for routine diagnostic upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. (gastrohep.com)
  • Eptifibatide, a platelet glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitor substantially reduces ischemic complications in coronary stent interventions and could become a routine pre-treatment in stent coronary implantation, concludes a study published in 16 December Lancet (Lancet 2000 356:2037).In a prospective study, Dr James Tcheng and colleagues from Duke University Medical Centre in North Carolina recruited 2064 patients who were undergoing coronary stent implantation. (the-scientist.com)