Asha Gupta

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A study was undertaken to compare desflurane- and isoflurane-based anaesthesia in patients undergoing day-care arthroscopic surgery. Anaesthesia was induced with propofol 2-3 mg.kg-1 and a laryngeal mask airway was inserted after loss of the eyelash reflex. Patients were then randomly divided into two groups to receive maintenance anaesthesia with either(More)
BACKGROUND Laryngeal mask airway is a non invasive supraglottic device which has led to a radical change in the management of modern general anaesthesia. Propofol as a single agent is unsatisfactory and to overcome problems associated with LMA insertions. In the present study, we evaluated the haemodynamic changes and laryngeal mask airway insertion(More)
Fifty healthy patients, aged 15-45 years, undergoing day-case arthroscopy, participated in a study to assess aspects of recovery and mood. Psychomotor tests, including the p-deletion test and the Trieger dot test, were performed pre-operatively and mood was measured using the mood adjective checklist. Anaesthesia in all patients was induced with propofol(More)
A newly developed test for the assessment of psychomotor recovery--the perceptive accuracy test (PAT)--is described. Seventy-four subjects who performed the test though that it was easy to perform and some were motivated to try it on a number of occasions. Eight persons performed the test on different days and at different periods of time; the results were(More)
BACKGROUND Day care surgery is still in its infancy in India. Both regional and general anaesthesia can be used for this. Central neuraxial blocks are simple cheap and easy to perform. This study was done to evaluate usefulness of spinal and epidural anaesthesia for day care surgery. PATIENTS #ENTITYSTARTX00026; METHOD 100 patients were randomized to(More)
Forty patients agreed to participate in a study to compare whether fentanyl or alfentanil used as analgesic is associated with quicker recovery following anaesthesia for outpatient arthroscopy procedure. Psychomotor tests including choice reaction time (CRT), perceptive accuracy test (PAT) and finger tapping test (FTT) were done prior to induction of(More)
To study quiescent stance without applying external disturbances is not a theoretically appealing way to unveil the dynamic properties of human equilibrium. Methods to disturb equilibrium range from standing on foam surface, attaching vibrators to the calves to interfere with somatosensation, and exposure to body-position tracking environments, as in(More)
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