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PURPOSE A double-blind clinical trial was conducted to determine the effect of inflation of a thigh tourniquet during anterior cruciate ligament repair on arthroscopic visibility, duration of procedure, postoperative pain and opioid consumption. METHODS Thirty patients were randomly allocated into two groups; Group I had the thigh tourniquet inflated(More)
PURPOSE To determine, after Caesarean delivery, uterine contractility and blood pressure following intravenous (i.v.) and intramyometrial (imy) injection of oxytocin. METHODS In a double-blind clinical trial 40 parturients scheduled for elective Caesarean section with spinal anaesthesia were randomized into two equal groups. One litre Ringer's lactate was(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES To determine the analgesic efficacy of preoperative tumescent infiltration with lidocaine for reduction mammoplasty. METHODS Women with mammary hypertrophy were randomly allocated to one of two study groups in a double-blind clinical trial. Patients in group 1 received preincision infiltration with 5 mL/kg of 0.35% lidocaine with(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Administration of analgesic medication before surgery, rather than at the completion of the procedure, may reduce postoperative pain. Similarly, administration of multiple analgesics, with different mechanisms of action, may provide improved postoperative pain control and functional recovery. The purpose of our study was to compare(More)
PURPOSE To compare, the efficacy of a multi-modal analgesic regimen and single drug therapy with iv PCA morphine alter Caesarean delivery with spinal anaesthesia. METHODS Forty ASA 1-2 parturients presenting for elective Caesarean section were randomized to receive multimodal pain treatment with intrathecal morphine, incisional bupivacaine and(More)
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