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Two-Lung and One-Lung Ventilation in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: The Effects of Position and FIO2
We compared the effects of position and fraction of inspired oxygen (FIO2) on oxygenation during thoracic surgery in 24 consenting patients randomly assigned to receive an FIO2 of 0.4 (eightExpand
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Interrupted Expiratory Flow on Automatically Constructed Flow-Volume Curves May Determine the Presence of Intrinsic Positive End-Expiratory Pressure During One-Lung Ventilation
We studied patients undergoing elective pulmonary surgery to establish whether observing interrupted expiratory flow (IEF) on the flow-volume curves constructed by the Ultima SV respiratory monitorExpand
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Airway Pressure Changes During One-Lung Ventilation
This investigation analyzed the changes in inspiratory airway pressures during transition from two-lung to one-lung ventilation in patients tracheally intubated with a double-lumen endotracheal tubeExpand
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Is recovery of neuromuscular transmission complete after the use of neostigmine to antagonize block produced by rocuronium, vecuronium, atracurium and pancuronium?
To test if recovery of neuromuscular transmission is complete after the use of neostigmine under standardized conditions, we have measured adductor pollicis mechanical activity in response to 0.1 HzExpand
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Visual Evaluation of Residual Curarization in Anesthetized Patients Using One Hundred-Hertz, Five-Second Tetanic Stimulation at the Adductor Pollicis Muscle
We were looking for a clinical test to indicate a train-of-four (TOF) ratio of approximately 0.9. We compared the adductor pollicis muscle (AP) visually evaluated response to ulnar nerve 100-Hz, 5-sExpand
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Respiratory mechanics and gas exchange during one-lung ventilation for thoracic surgery: the effects of end-inspiratory pause in stable COPD patients.
OBJECTIVE To examine the effects of end-inspiratory pause (EIP) of different durations on pulmonary mechanics and gas exchange during one-lung ventilation (OLV) for thoracic surgery. DESIGN AExpand
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Lumbar Plexus Posterior Approach: A Catheter Placement Description Using Electrical Nerve Stimulation
IMPLICATIONS The authors describe a modified technique of posterior approach to the lumbar plexus in the psoas compartment which allows nerve stimulation for the location of the plexus and catheterExpand
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Intrinsic positive end-expiratory pressure during one-lung ventilation of patients with pulmonary hyperinflation. Influence of low respiratory rate with unchanged minute volume.
BACKGROUND We measured lung mechanics and gas exchange during one-lung ventilation (OLV) of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, using three respiratory rates (RR) and unchangedExpand
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Clinical and pharmacological actions of a bolus injection of suxamethonium: two phenomena of distinct duration.
Twenty-five healthy adult patients undergoing general anaesthesia for elective surgery were randomly allocated to five groups (n = 5) and their mechanical isometric adductor pollicis activity (twitchExpand
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Early and late parameters describing the offset of neuromuscular blockade are highly intercorrelated
Neuromuscular blocking agents have always shown wide inter‐individual variability when it comes to their duration of action. This prevents clinicians from anticipating the evolution of theExpand
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