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Wilkerson, Robert - - 2011
During the 2006 and 2007 breeding seasons, we conducted a systematic survey for western burrowing owls (Athene cunicularia hypugaea) across the portions of California's southeastern deserts that had never been systematically surveyed for the species. We found few or no western burrowing owls in northern and eastern portions of the ...
Lumbad, Anthony - - 2011
Seasonal variability in intensities of ectoparasites of western fence lizards (Sceloporus occidentalis) was quantified in spring, summer, and autumn 2008. Lizards were suspended over pans of water in the laboratory to enumerate replete western black-legged ticks (Ixodes pacificus) and mites. Intensity of ectoparasites was greatest in spring. On average, mites ...
Sanborn, Allen - - 2011
The Tibicen bifidus species complex is composed of T. b. bifidus (Davis, 1916) and T. b. simplex Davis, 1941. We analyzed biogeographical, morphological, and physiological parameters to determine if these taxa represent two species. There are significant differences in biogeography, as well as selection of host-plant and several morphological characteristics. ...
Montgomery, Chad - - 2011
In Omar Torrijos National Park, Cocle Province, Panama, we visually located Cope's vine snakes Oxybelis brevirostris at night along trails and streams. Of 203 O. brevirostris located, we documented height of perch for 185 individuals during March 2005-March 2007. All sleeping snakes encountered were on vegetation rather than on the ...
Alcock, John - - 2011
The fly Palpada mexicana is one of the many syrphids that employ hilltopping as a mating system. In central Arizona, males of P. mexicana can be found on peaktops in spring and, to a lesser extent, autumn. Year after year, the flies gather to perch or hover near certain prominent ...
Fowler, Norma - - 2011
A significantly greater proportion of brush-cleared plots had the Zapata bladderpod Physaria thamnophila than did uncleared plots. However, density of P. thamnophila, especially density of seedlings, was correlated positively with a canopy-cover index on the four sites studied. These apparently contradictory results may have been due to facilitation of seeds ...
McIntosh, Margrit - - 2011
Nichol's turk's head cactus Echinocactus horizonthalonius var. nicholii (Cactaceae) occurs in a few isolated populations in the Sonoran Desert of south-central Arizona (Pima and Pinal counties) and in one isolated population in Mexico. Populations of this variety are disjunct from the more widespread typical variety (E. h. var. horizonthalonius) that ...
Van Auken, - - 2011
We examined two co-occurring species of Malvaceae in the savanna of central Texas to determine their photosynthetic response to varying levels of light. Abutilon theophrasti had a mean ([+ or -] 1 SD) density of 4 [+ or -] 4 plants/[m.sup.2] in the open-grassland phase of the savanna, and a ...
Smolensky, Nicole - - 2011
We studied relationships between quality and quantity of habitat and conversion of land to caliche roads and well pads associated with oil and gas development. we asked how these factors affected abundance of dune-dwelling lizards, with emphasis on a habitat specialist, the dunes sagebrush lizard Sceloporus arenicolus. Open depressions in ...
Halbritter, Heather - - 2011
We radiotracked 23-63 adult female elk (Cervus elaphus) during 2003-2007 to determine whether condition (amount of body fat), survival of adults, or production and survival of juveniles was being impacted by habitat or other influences. Lactating females accrued relatively high levels of body fat (8.9-11.4%). Rates of survival of adult ...
Gilad, Oranit - - 2011
We used non-invasive genetic techniques to investigate the number and distribution of cougars (Puma concolor) inhabiting Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas. During 8 years, [greater than or equal to]31 resident and transient cougars were identified genetically and [greater than or equal to]15 individuals used the park in 2002. Based on ...
Sofie Kuppens, Gary Holden, Kathleen Barker, Gary - - 2011
Palmer, T.E.A. - - 2011
McGain, F. - - 2011
Keating, M. - - 2011
An eight-month-old girl underwent a computed axial tomographic study of the chest and neck for investigation of expiratory stridor. Following the scout scan, severe laryngospasm developed. While no cause for the laryngospasm was found, the computed axial tomographic chest study showed marked changes in the lungs consistent with absorption atelectasis ...
Jo, Y.Y. - - 2011
Stress-induced cardiomyopathy is an acute cardiac syndrome mimicking ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction and is characterised by transient left ventricular dysfunction in the absence of obstructive coronary artery disease. Caesarean delivery is associated with intense emotional and physical stress, which may precipitate stress-induced cardiomyopathy mimicking acute myocardial infarction. We report a ...
Baidya, D.K. - - 2011
We report the anaesthetic management of a term pregnant woman with active tuberculous meningitis, who had experienced seizures, had signs of raised intracranial pressure and required emergency caesarean section. Peripartum anaesthetic management of a patient with tuberculous meningitis is a rare event.
Moran, E.M.L. - - 2011
Predicting workforce requirements is a difficult but necessary part of health resource planning. A 'snapshot' workforce survey undertaken in 2002 examined issues that New Zealand anaesthesia trainees expected would influence their choice of future workplace. We have restudied the same cohort to see if that workforce survey was a good ...
Burstal, R.J. - - 2011
We wanted to provide training in the use of drawover techniques and apparatus at an Australian teaching hospital. Equipment based on the Diamedica vaporiser was selected as it is suitable for use with sevoflurane. A lack of standards specific to drawover equipment from either anaesthetic professional bodies or national standards ...
Browne, W. - - 2011
Operating room efficiency is an important concern in hospitals today both in the public and private sectors. Currently, a paucity of literature exists to evaluate the impact of anaesthetic training on operating room efficiency in the Australian health system. At Monash Medical Centre, Clayton, private consultant operating sessions and public ...
Hewson-Conroy, K.M. - - 2011
There are indications that compliance with routine clinical practices in intensive care units (ICU) varies widely internationally, but it is currently unknown whether this is the case throughout Australia and New Zealand. A one-day point prevalence study measured the prevalence of routine care processes being delivered in Australian and New ...
Rolley, L. - - 2011
Inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) can reduce pulmonary arterial hypertension and improve oxygenation in some patients with severe respiratory or heart failure. Despite this, iNO has not been found to improve survival.
Sharma, B. - - 2011
The problem of tissue coring exists despite the availability of smaller gauge spinal needles with special tip designs. The aim of the study was to test the hypotheses that a) subarachnoid block given as a part of a combined spinal epidural intervention by needle-through-needle technique introduces a lesser number of ...
Tug, R. - - 2011
Paravertebral block (PVB) has been used for postoperative analgesia in children since 1992. There are no prospective randomised studies comparing the use of PVB versus caudal block (CB) for outpatient inguinal hernia repair surgery. The hypothesis of this study is that a single level, single injection PVB can provide a ...
Kim, Y.H. - - 2011
Sevoflurane is associated with a high incidence of emergence agitation in children. Midazolam and propofol have been examined with the aim of reducing emergence agitation after sevoflurane anaesthesia. However, the effect of both drugs on emergence agitation is still controversial. Therefore we designed this study to measure the effect of ...
Kim, S.-H. - - 2011
The purpose of this study was to determine the optimum bolus dose of propofol required to provide excellent conditions for tracheal intubation following inhalational induction of anaesthesia using 5% sevoflurane without neuromuscular blockade. Twenty-eight children, aged three to seven years, requiring anaesthesia for short duration surgery were recruited. Two minutes ...
Sadleir, P.H.M. - - 2011
Naltrexone implants are used as an abstinence therapy for patients with opioid, amphetamine and alcohol abuse. This study was designed to assess the implications of this therapy in patients presenting for anaesthesia for removal of these implants. We conducted a retrospective case-note review of 37 patients undergoing removal of naltrexone ...
Pollock, N. - - 2011
As the reliability of malignant hyperthermia normal in vitro contracture test results has been questioned, this study set out to determine the reliability of malignant hyperthermia normal results in New Zealand. Three hundred and twenty-nine anaesthetics were administered to malignant hyperthermia normal patients, identified through the Palmerston North Hospital malignant ...
Kennedy, R.R. - - 2011
Anaesthesia involves processing large amounts of information over time. One task of the anaesthetist is to detect substantive changes in physiological variables promptly and reliably. It has been previously demonstrated that a graphical trend display of historical data leads to more rapid detection of such changes. We examined the effect ...
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