B. F. Gribomont

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The recipient's hemodynamic condition during anesthesia for renal transplantation has a major influence on the early diuresis of the graft. The effect of maximal hydration during operation was studied in a series of 120 primary human cadaver kidney transplantations performed under peroperative monitoring of the pulmonary arterial pressures (PAPs). The PAPs(More)
The reliability of popliteal sciatic nerve blocks was prospectively assessed in 625 blocks performed in 507 patients. The sciatic nerve was approached at the apex of the popliteal fossa, in the midline, with an insulated needle connected to a peripheral nerve stimulator partially designed by one of the authors. When needed, an inguinal paravascular femoral(More)
In our anesthesia department, Morbidity and Mortality conferences (M & M's) evolved from a well established system of voluntary reporting of anesthesia related incidents. They were however not restricted to accidents solely attributable to anesthesia. Between May 1983 and December 1989, 160 cases were presented, usually by the resident or consultant in(More)
Brain glucose metabolism was investigated with PET and [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose, before and after a bifrontal stereotactic leukotomy in a 37 year old woman with refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder. A bilateral decrease in glucose metabolism was found in the orbital frontal cortex after psychosurgery. Glucose metabolism was decreased to a lesser degree(More)
The efficacy and safety of ondansetron in preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting following major gynaecological surgery was evaluated in this multicentre, double-blind study. A total of 243 patients were randomised to receive three doses of oral ondansetron 8 mg or matching placebo at 8-hourly intervals, with the first dose being given an hour before(More)