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To further elucidate the role of the liver in the clearance of vecuronium, atracurium, and pancuronium, 30 patients undergoing orthotopic liver transplantation were randomly assigned to three comparable groups to receive a continuous infusion of vecuronium, atracurium, or pancuronium. The evoked integrated compound action potential of the hypothenar(More)
The first report of epidural analgesia for labour in a 26-yr-old woman with von Recklinghausen's neurofibromatosis is described. Epidural anaesthesia is often considered as contraindicated because neurofibromas may involve spinal cord and nerve roots. However, general anaesthesia was considered at high risk for this parturient on the basis of her previous(More)
During a 1-yr period, we evaluated prospectively the use of nitroglycerin (NTG) to relieve severe intrapartum fetal distress related to uterine hyperactivity. Sixty to ninety micrograms of NTG were injected intravenously (i.v.) within 2-5 min after onset of severe fetal distress after oxygen administration, left lateral decubitus, and discontinuation of any(More)
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