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Percutaneous techniques versus surgical techniques for tracheostomy.
BACKGROUND Tracheostomy formation is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures in critically ill intensive care participants requiring long-term mechanical ventilation. Both surgicalExpand
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Radiofrequency denervation with or without addition of pentoxifylline or methylprednisolone for chronic lumbar zygapophysial joint pain.
Radiofrequency neurolysis of lumbar medial branch is currently the only proven way to treat patients with chronic lumbar zygapophysial joint pain, however, in some patients it can cause transientExpand
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Mechanisms of Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy
Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is one of the most frequent side effects caused by antineoplastic agents, with a prevalence from 19% to over 85%. Clinically, CIPN is a mostlyExpand
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Topical clonidine for neuropathic pain.
BACKGROUND Clonidine is a presynaptic alpha-2-adrenergic receptor agonist used for many years to treat hypertension and other conditions, including chronic pain. Adverse events associated withExpand
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Perioperative Immunosuppression and Risk of Cancer Progression: The Impact of Opioids on Pain Management
Opioids comprise an important group of drugs used in cancer pain pharmacotherapy. In recent years, more and more studies have emerged indicating the potentially immunosuppressive effects of opioidExpand
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Supplemental perioperative steroids for surgical patients with adrenal insufficiency.
BACKGROUND Adrenal crisis is a life threatening condition which can be induced by stress during surgery in patients with adrenal insufficiency. This may be prevented by perioperative administrationExpand
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WITHDRAWN: Supplemental perioperative steroids for surgical patients with adrenal insufficiency.
Background Adrenal crisis is a life threatening condition which can be induced by stress during surgery in patients with adrenal insufficiency. This may be prevented by perioperative administrationExpand
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Perioperative restrictive versus goal-directed fluid therapy for adults undergoing major non-cardiac surgery.
BACKGROUND Perioperative fluid management is a crucial element of perioperative care and has been studied extensively recently; however, 'the right amount' remains uncertain. One concept inExpand
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Age influence on opioid consumption in terminally ill digestive cancer patients
The aim of this work was to estimate the influence of the age and gender on the opioids usage in terminally ill digestive cancer patients. A retrospective files analysis of the 344 patients who hadExpand
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