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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of dexmedetomidine, an alpha(2)-adrenoceptor agonist, on intraoperative bleeding, anaesthetic drug requirement and postoperative pain. METHODS Forty patients scheduled for elective tympanoplasty and septorhinoplasty operations under general anaesthesia were included in the study.(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Pain after percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is well investigated, but no optimal management strategy has yet been defined. Ventilatory changes after uncomplicated PCNL remain obscure. We investigated whether pain can be managed with a combination of a parenteral non-narcotic drug and instillation of a local anesthetic into the(More)
AIM To investigate the effects of a single dose of tramadol administered prior to extubation on post-operative pain and morphine consumption after coronary artery bypass surgery. METHODS Patients were randomized post-operatively into two groups (group T, n= 30; group P, n= 30). The technique of anaesthesia was standardized for all patients. The patients(More)
BACKGROUND The study aim was to compare the efficacy of dexmedetomidine vs midazolam for sedation during the early postoperative period in adolescents who underwent scoliosis surgery. METHODS We performed a prospective, randomized trial in an intensive care unit (ICU) in a tertiary care center. In this study, 42 patients (American Society of(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of a ketamine:propofol combination ('ketofol') for electroconvulsive therapy on seizure activity, haemodynamic response and recovery parameters, and to compare with these with the effects of propofol alone. Twenty-four patients underwent a total of 144 electroconvulsive therapy sessions, allocated in this(More)
PURPOSE The objective of this study was to compare the effects of ketamine-propofol mixture (ketofol) and propofol on ProSeal laryngeal mask airway (PLMA) insertion conditions and hemodynamics in elderly patients. METHODS Eighty elderly patients, American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) physical status I and II, were randomly divided into two groups to(More)
We compared the sedative, hemodynamic, and respiratory effects of dexmedetomidine and propofol in children undergoing magnetic resonance imaging procedures. Sixty children were randomly distributed into two groups: The dexmedetomidine (D) group received 1 microg/kg initial dose followed by continuous infusion of 0.5 microg.kg(-1).h(-1) and a propofol group(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the present study was to compare placebo, ketamine, granisetron and a combination of ketamine and granisetron in the prevention of shivering caused by regional anaesthesia. METHODS In this prospective, randomized, double-blind study, 160 ASA I and II patients undergoing urological surgery were included. Subarachnoid anaesthesia was(More)
OBJECTIVE Dexmedetomidine is a preferred anesthetic agent in otological surgery because it provides controlled hypotension and good surgical field visibility. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of this novel agent on middle ear pressure. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING This prospective clinical trial was performed in 60 patients who were(More)
Brain balance changes have been recognised in migraine, but cerebellar function between or during attacks has been assessed only in a few studies. Previous studies have indicated that migraine affects cerebellar function. In the present study we aimed to evaluate the hemicerebellar volume changes of patients with migraine without aura (MWoA). Volumetric(More)