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INTRODUCTION After elective craniotomy for brain tumour surgery, patients are usually admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) for monitoring. Our goal was to evaluate the incidence and timing of neurologic and non-neurologic postoperative complications after brain tumour surgery, to determine factors associated with neurologic events and to evaluate the(More)
This study investigates the influence of coronary stenting on the risk of emergency bypass surgery performed within 24 hr of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) with particular concern for incidence and indication. Since 1995, coronary stenting has been increasingly performed in France during angioplasty procedures, altering significantly(More)
In a series of 24 consecutive patients referred to the echocardiography laboratory because of suspected patent foramen ovale, contrast two-dimensional and M-mode echocardiographic studies were performed during normal breathing and during two provocative tests: the Valsalva maneuver and cough. A right to left shunt was visualized in 8 patients during normal(More)
The incidence of left ventricular thrombosis after acute transmural myocardial infarction has been evaluated with two-dimensional echocardiography. To assess the preventive action of early anticoagulation with full-dose heparin, 90 patients, admitted within 5.2 +/- 4.6 hours after the onset of symptoms of their first episode of acute myocardial infarction(More)
In patients with cardiac tamponade, withdrawing blood during pericardiocentesis raises questions as to its origin: pericardium or cardiac cavities? These questions can be answered by bidimensional contrast echocardiography after reinjection of a few millilitres of the blood-stained fluid removed. Microcavitations surrounding the heart and vanishing within a(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the duration of the hemodynamic effects of a new slow release preparation of isosorbide dinitrate and to compare its action with placebo and a slow release nitroglycerin preparation whose hemodynamic efficacity has already been demonstrated. The study was undertaken in 30 patients admitted to the intensive care unit(More)
Out of 400 files of patients who underwent valvar correction between 1968 and 1974 under extra corporeal circulation by the thoracic route through median sternotomy 180 were kept for this study. All these 180 patients had a complete functional spirometric examination before operation, analysed in correlation with their valve disease. 39 of them had severe(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE Hypotension frequently occurs during spinal anesthesia (SA), especially in the elderly. Phenylephrine is effective to prevent SA-induced hypotension during cesarean delivery. The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of prophylactic infusion of phenylephrine after SA for orthopedic surgery in the elderly. DESIGN(More)