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BACKGROUND Patients undergoing shoulder surgery in the beach chair position may be at increased risk for serious neurocognitive complications due to cerebral ischemia. We sought to define the incidence, patient risk factors, and clinical sequelae of intraoperative cerebral desaturation events. METHODS Regional cerebral tissue oxygen saturation (rSO2) was(More)
PURPOSE The concept of balanced analgesia suggests that a combination of analgesic drugs may enhance analgesia and reduce side effects after surgery. This study evaluated the effect of the combination of propacetamol (Prodafalgan) and ketoprofen (Profenid) after surgery of a herniated disc of the lumbar spine. METHODS After randomization, 60 patients(More)
The lymphatic origin of chronic edema of the lower limbs was identified by lymphoscintigraphic exploration. Patients underwent therapy involving 8 days of manual lymph drainage combined with elevation of the limbs during rest periods and double compression bandaging. Manual drainage increased lymph flow in 16 limbs, implying that the edema resulted from a(More)
The aim of this prospective cohort study was to investigate the effect of head and neck positioning on cerebral perfusion during shoulder arthroscopy in the beach chair position. Regional cerebral tissue oxygen saturation (rSO2) was monitored intraoperatively using near-infrared spectroscopy on 51 consecutive patients undergoing arthroscopic shoulder(More)
The infarction in the territory of the anterior choroidal artery may induce a sensory motor impairment and neuropsychological symptoms close to those observed in some thalamic lesions. In a right handed man with a left sided infarction, language disturbances and constructional apraxia were observed. Cerebral blood flow measurements were performed 4 days(More)