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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE This prospective, randomized study was conducted to compare unilateral spinal block using small doses of hyperbaric bupivacaine and single-agent anaesthesia with sevoflurane in elderly patients undergoing hip surgery. METHODS Thirty patients (> 65 yr) undergoing hip fracture repair were randomly allocated to receive unilateral(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to evaluate the onset time of surgical block, recovery of motor function and duration of post-operative analgesia of combined sciatic-femoral nerve block performed with either mepivacaine or prilocaine. METHODS With Ethical Committee approval and written informed consent, 30 ASA physical status I-II patients, undergoing(More)
BACKGROUND Descending thoracic aorta-to-femoral artery (DTAFA) bypass graft is an alternative procedure to revascularize lower limbs. METHODS Between 1976 and 1996, 41 patients underwent DTAFA bypass grafts. Operative indications consisted of previous abdominal graft thrombosis (22 cases, group 1), abdominal operations (8, group 2), initial vascular(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare unilateral with bilateral spinal anesthesia according to hemodynamic, postoperative analgesic effects and recovery. METHODS This study took place in Ankara Numune Hospital, Ankara, Turkey, between March and July 2004. We accepted 60 patients undergoing elective lower extremity orthopedic surgery for the study, and randomly allocated(More)
The authors present a series of 30 cases of acute supra- and inframesocolic peritonitis which, in addition to the treatment of their organic causes, benefitted from medical treatment by noxythioline, used as a peritoneal lavage, an irrigation with aspiration, or an instillation. A marked amelioration in the postoperative course was noted, particularly in(More)
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