Ana Bogdanovich

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BACKGROUND Post-operative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) can affect 30% of orthopedic surgery patients. We hypothesized that perioperative temperature has an impact on POCD. METHODS We included 150 patients over 65 years of age scheduled for total knee replacement under spinal anesthesia. They were randomized to receive standard care (sheet cover) or active(More)
BACKGROUND Transient Neurological Symptoms (TNS) syndrome following subarachnoid anaesthesia was initially associated with hyperbaric lidocaine 50 mg/ml, but has also been reported with most local anaesthetics, including hyperbaric mepivacaine 40 mg/ml. The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of TNS after subarachnoid anaesthesia using isobaric(More)
BACKGROUND Bilateral regional brain oxygen saturation (rSO2) trends, reflecting intraoperative brain oxygen imbalance, could warn of brain dysfunction. Various types of cognitive impairment, such as memory decline, alterations in executive function or subjective complaints, have been described three months after surgery. Our aim was to explore the potential(More)
BACKGROUND High-concentration-capsaicin-patches (Qutenza®) have been put on the market as a treatment for peripheral neuropathic pain. A minimum infrastructure and a determinate skill set for its application are required. Our aim was to assess the feasibility of treatment with high-concentration-capsaicin-patches in clinical practice in a variety of(More)
With the purpose of measuring pressure changes in the pneumatic cuffs of endotracheal tubes when the composition of the mixture of gases used for ventilation had to change for the same content, we designed a model of artificial respiration that consisted of a tube with a low pressure pneumatic cuff measuring 8.5 mm in inner diameter introduced in a replica(More)