Bih-Chern Lin

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BACKGROUND A modified disposable laryngeal mask airway (LMA) (Oro-Pharyngo-Laryngeal Airway Cap, OPLAC™) was developed in our department. In this study, we compared the performance of the LMA Classic™ with that of the OPLAC. METHODS This was a randomized, single-blinded, crossover study involving 60 paralyzed, anesthetized adult patients. Both devices(More)
A 40-year-old woman without remarkable medical history received epidural anesthesia for uterine cervix conization. Six hours after the operation, cauda equina syndrome occurred. Magnetic resonance imaging of the spine revealed epidural fluid accumulation around L5, as well as L4/5 herniated intervertebral disc found incidentally. Surgical decompression was(More)
BACKGROUND The 'MEMBRANE IN SYRINGE' technique is, in principle, a modification of the loss of resistance technique for identifying the epidural space in epidural anaesthesia. A plastic membrane is placed halfway inside a syringe dividing the syringe into two compartments. The saline compartment encompasses the nozzle of the syringe (the distal(More)
Unintentional dural puncture is the most frequent cause of postdural puncture headache (PDPH) in epidural anesthesia and analgesia. Conservative treatments of PDPH include bed rest, oral analgesics, and hydration. When conservative measures fail, epidural blood patch is an effective substitute. However, epidural blood patch carries some risks, such as(More)
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