Journal article

Ethnic counts on mortality, New Zealand Cancer Registry and census data: 2006-2011

Matt Boyd, June Atkinson, Tony Blakely

The New Zealand Medical Journal | NEW ZEALAND MEDICAL ASSOC | Published : 2016


AIM: To investigate the effects on lung function of IV magnesium in acute exacerbations of COPD (AECOPD), when given in conjunction with standard bronchodilator therapy. METHODS: This was a pilot study to a randomised, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial. 30 patients presenting to ED with AECOPD were included. In addition to standard bronchodilator therapy, 17 patients were given saline, and 13 received 2 g of magnesium sulphate intravenously. Spirometry was carried out at presentation (TA), after initial standard bronchodilator therapy (TB) and immediately (T0), at 60 minutes (T60) and 120 minutes (T120) after trial drug infusion. Primary outcomes were percentage change in FEV1 and FVC..

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