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BACKGROUND A prospective, randomized controlled trial comparing conventional intraoperative fluid management with two differing methods of invasive haemodynamic monitoring to optimize intraoperative fluid therapy, in patients undergoing proximal femoral fracture repair under general anaesthesia. METHODS Ninety patients randomized to three groups;(More)
The authors analyse the results up to death in 103 followed-up patients undergoing unilateral percutaneous cervical cordotomy for persistent cervico-thoracic malignant pain (45 cases of Pancoast syndrome and 58 cases of thoracic pain associated with lung cancer or metastases). On the basis of epidemiological data, relationships emerge between onset of pain,(More)
INTRODUCTION Initial surgical resection is considered the standard of care for patients diagnosed with tumours involving the salivary glands. We reviewed our institutional outcomes of patients treated with initial radiation therapy (RT) for diagnosed carcinoma of the parotid gland. METHODS This review examined seventeen patients that received RT as(More)
Maternal and fetal responses to maternal intravenous administrations of indomethacin (0.5 mg/kg over 3 min) were evaluated in 10 experiments performed on 6 ewes at gestational ages of 107-139 days. Maternal and fetal aortic blood samples were obtained at frequent intervals over 2 h from the start of infusion. Significant maternal effects were (1) an(More)
Malignant hyperthermia and compartment syndrome Sir,—We were interested to read the report by O'Donnell and colleagues [1] of a patient with compartment syndrome occurring as a complication of malignant hyperthermia (MH). We recently managed a similar case. A 29-yr-old, previously healthy man presented for repair of a fractured tibial plateau. After(More)
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