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Sinus and conus constitute the two cavities of the right ventricle. They are anatomically and functionally different. The sinus is a flow-generator and the conus a pressure-regulator. The coronary circulation of the right ventricle is provided by the right coronary artery and the left anterior descending artery. The right ventricle is perfused during(More)
Total intravenous anaesthesia (TIVA) is becoming increasingly popular among anaesthetists. It has several advantages, namely each component of the anaesthetic protocol can be independently controlled, and the operating room remains unpolluted with nitrous oxide or volatile anaesthetic agents. TIVA aims to maintain a constant blood concentration of each(More)
BACKGROUND Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia is regarded as a community-acquired pneumonia, rarely requiring hospitalization, with sporadic cases or limited outbreaks occurring after close contacts with an infected patient. Few reports mention M pneumoniae pneumonia acquired during hospitalization. PATIENTS AND METHODS M pneumoniae was diagnosed in patients(More)
Three cases of Critically Illness Polyneuropathy (CIP) are reported. The difficulty of weaning the patients from the ventilator, whereas sepsis and MOF had been successfully treated, was the main feature in the three cases. The diagnosis was established by eletromyogram, showing a primary axonal denervation of peripheral nerve fibres, which was confirmed by(More)
Propofol was used as the main anaesthetic agent for induction and maintenance of anaesthesia in 30 patients undergoing dental surgery requiring tracheal intubation. Anaesthesia was successfully induced and intubation performed in all patients, with a propofol induction dose of 3.5 mg/kg and without muscle relaxants or opioids. Intubating conditions were(More)
In daily practice, assessing the exact depth of anaesthesia relies even today on clinical signs such as movements elicited by painful stimuli and/or changes in blood pressure and heart rate. Neurophysiological indicators, such as EEG and evoked potentials, are most probably techniques of the future. They are not yet in routine medical practice, because of(More)
Propofol was used to induce and maintain anaesthesia in 20 healthy adult ASA physical status 1 patients undergoing dental surgery. Recovery was studied using psychometric tests and clinical assessment while propofol blood levels were obtained at the same study times. Recovery was rapid and there were no significant differences 60 min after anaesthesia (t60)(More)
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