Alfredo Panadero

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STUDY OBJECTIVE To review our eight-year anesthetic experience with achondroplastic patients. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING University hospital. PATIENTS 15 achondroplastic patients who underwent 53 surgical procedures of orthopedic surgery between 1987 and 1994. INTERVENTIONS Anesthetic technique, drugs, number of incidents, and complications(More)
OBJECTIVES To analyze the analgesic efficacy, safety and side effects of subarachnoid morphine (0.1 mg) with bupivacaine in patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty. PATIENTS AND METHODS Thirty patients scheduled for total hip replacement under spinal anesthesia with bupivacaine were randomly assigned to two groups according to whether local anesthetic(More)
Cognitive control is a central topic of interest in psychology and cognitive neuroscience and has traditionally been associated with consciousness. However, recent research suggests that cognitive control may be unconscious in character. The main purpose of our study was to further explore this area of research focusing on the possibly unconscious nature of(More)
INTRODUCTION Dexmedetomidine is an α2-agonist recently proposed as a potentially ideal drug for sedation during the surgical treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD). This report documents the incidence of changes in motor symptoms (especially tremor) in PD patients sedated with dexmedetomidine for deep brain stimulation or ablation procedures. METHODS We(More)
Airway management is essential to anesthesia practice. Despite several predictors of difficult intubation, patients with unexpectedly difficult airways are sometimes encountered, and an unforeseen grade III–IV laryngoscopy in a paralyzed patient is still a potentially dangerous situation. Several techniques and devices can be used in the face of an(More)
A 44-year-old man diagnosed of common variable immunodeficiency associated with thrombopenia due to autoimmunity required anesthesia for anal fissure repair and hemorrhoidectomy. Hemostatic complications developed after surgery, with extreme thrombopenia (1,000 platelets/pl) and analytical changes that necessitated administration of six units of platelets(More)