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New direct oral anticoagulant agents (DOAC) are currently licensed for thromboprophylaxis after hip and knee arthroplasty and for long-term prevention of thromboembolic events in non-valvular atrial fibrillation as well as treatment and secondary prophylaxis of venous thromboembolism. Some other medical indications are emerging. Thus, anaesthesiologists are(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Damage to peripheral nerves provokes chronic neuropathic pain that lasts beyond the duration of the nerve injury. The presence of pain signs have been reported in areas other than those attributed to the injured nerve, i.e., in contralateral regions. We evaluated the presence, magnitude, and chronology of mechanical and cold(More)
BACKGROUND Reversal of the residual effect of rocuronium or cisatracurium by neostigmine may be slow and associated with side-effects. This randomized, safety-assessor-blinded study compared the efficacy of sugammadex, a selective relaxant binding agent for reversal of rocuronium-induced neuromuscular block, with that of neostigmine for reversal of(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES To evaluate the intraoperative evolution of patients with COPD during lung resection and to test whether exercise testing could be helpful in the prediction of the intraoperative course. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING University teaching hospital. PATIENTS Forty patients (mean [+/- SD] age, 65 +/- 9 years) with COPD (ie, FEV(1), 55(More)
We assessed nimodipine's ability to increase the analgesic effect of morphine in 32 patients suffering from cancer pain in a double-blind, placebo controlled cross-over study. Morphine administration began a few days before the start of the study. The analgesic effects of two combinations were compared: morphine (M) plus placebo (P) and morphine plus 90(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the importance of intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography (IOTEE) in the surgical decision in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. PATIENTS AND METHOD Prospective observational study of patients undergoing cardiac surgery from January 2009 to May 2012, which was monitored with IOTEE by the anesthesiologist in charge. The(More)
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