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Acute respiratory-failure and CNS-depressing drugs

Gray, J.M.B. and Paice, B. and Moran, F. and Henry, D.A. and Gettinby, G. and Lawson, D.H. (1981) Acute respiratory-failure and CNS-depressing drugs. Postgraduate Medical Journal, 57 (667). pp. 279-282. ISSN 0032-5473

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Abstract

Data from a drug surveillance programme were analysed to estimate the frequency with which patients with a diagnosis of respiratory failure had been exposed to CNS-depressing drugs. Eleven out of 37 patients with respiratory failure had received such medication. A detailed comparison of these patients and controls admitted to hospital because of respiratory disease who did not develop respiratory failure failed to reveal significant differences in drug usage. This unexpected finding suggests that patients with respiratory disease of equal severity may vary greatly in their tendency to develop carbon dioxide retention following administration of drugs with respiratory depressant properties.

Item type: Article
ID code: 17840
Keywords: acute respiratory-failure, CNS-depressing drugs, Probabilities. Mathematical statistics, Pharmacy and materia medica
Subjects: Science > Mathematics > Probabilities. Mathematical statistics
Medicine > Pharmacy and materia medica
Department: Faculty of Science > Mathematics and Statistics
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    Date Deposited: 06 May 2010 14:48
    Last modified: 12 Mar 2012 11:08
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/17840

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