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OBJECTIVE There has yet been no ideal method for postoperative analgesia in children. Ketamine demonstrates a potent analgesic effect by central blockage of perception of pain with sub-anesthetic doses. Preoperative intramuscular administration of ketamine for sedation decreases the pain during swallowing after tonsillectomy, while it provides long-term(More)
BACKGROUND Postoperative analgesia is important because it prevents the adverse effects of pain. To study the effect of preoperative or intraoperative application of dexketoprofen on postoperative analgesia and patient comfort in patients undergoing septorhinoplasty. PATIENTS AND METHODS A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. The study(More)
BACKGROUND Inorganic fluoride and compound A are potential nephrotoxic products of sevoflurane, a halogenated inhalational general-anesthetic drug. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to microscopically examine the effect of sevoflurane on the severity of renal histopathologic changes in rabbits pretreated with gentamicin. METHODS In this controlled,(More)
BACKGROUND Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) are common and potentially distressing adverse events (AEs) associated with surgery and anesthesia. In patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) without antiemetic prophylaxis, the incidence of PONV can be as high as 72%. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the prophylactic(More)
Potatoes contain solanaceous glycoalkaloids (SGAs), which inhibit both butyrylcholinesterase (BuChE) and acetylcholinesterase (AChE). The present study investigated the effect of preoperative consumption of potatoes on succinylcholine-induced block and recovery from anesthesia. ASA I-II, adult patients, scheduled for elective surgery, were included in a(More)
BACKGROUND Following maternal administration, local anesthetics pass into breast milk. In the present study, we aimed to compare the passage of levobupivacaine and bupivacaine into breast milk following epidural anesthesia for cesarean delivery. METHODS A total of 20 women undergoing elective cesarean delivery under epidural anesthesia were randomized to(More)
The aim of this study was to examine the effects of lycopene and vitamin E on halothane-induced hepatotoxicity. Thirty-five male albino Wistar rats were studied. The control group (group C) did not receive any treatment. Rats in group H were exposed to 1.5% halothane (in 50% oxygen/50% air) for 2 h on days 10 and 13. Group L received 25 mg/kg/day lycopene,(More)
Dorfman-Chanarin syndrome (DCS), which is also known as neutral lipid storage disease, is a rare autosomal recessive inherited lipid storage disease with congenital ichthyotic erythroderma. Since the Dorfman-Chanarin syndrome is a multisystemic disease the choice of drugs and the conduct of anesthesia in these patients are important. Preoperative evaluation(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate Bispectral Index values and awareness during two different anaesthesia regimens (fentanyl-propofol and fentanyl-midazolam) in patients undergoing off-pump CABG surgery. METHODS Fifty patients were included in the study. Patients were premedicated with midazolam and were randomly divided into two groups.(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM We investigated the effect of adrenaline on desflurane-induced prolonged corrected QT (QTc) interval. PATIENTS AND METHODS Sixty-two adult patients scheduled for nasal surgery were included. Following intubation, packs soaked in physiological saline were used for Group C (control) and packs soaked in adrenaline (1/200,000, 5 ml) were(More)