Carolina Saez

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BACKGROUND The performance of eight currently available paediatric propofol pharmacokinetic models in target-controlled infusions (TCIs) was assessed, in healthy children from 3 to 26 months of age. METHODS Forty-one, ASA I-II children, aged 3-26 months were studied. After the induction of general anaesthesia with sevoflurane and remifentanil, a propofol(More)
UNLABELLED Sexual dysfunction secondary to the use of antidepressants, especially clomipramine or SSRI's is an adverse effect that is often underestimated and according to earlier studies, this can affect approximately 60% of the patients. This presents as a decrease in libido, alterations in the ability to reach orgasm/ejaculation, and an erectile(More)
PURPOSE To characterize the effects of ionizing radiation on the immature oocytes of prepubertal rats aged 16-20 days old. MATERIALS AND METHODS The abdomen of Sprague Dawley (SD) female rats was exposed to 0, 1 and 2 Gy of X-rays. The effects were analysed when the animals became adults (80 days old) using as parameters the number of implantation sites,(More)
Hypoxia, defined as decreased availability of oxygen in the body's tissues, can lead to dyspnea, rapid pulse, syncope, visual dysfunction, mental disturbances such as delirium or euphoria, and even death. It is considered to be one of the most serious hazards during flight. Thus, early and objective detection of the physiological effects of hypoxia is(More)
OBJECTIVE Determine the nutritional status of patients with colorectal cancer undergoing chemotherapy and assess how many patients could benefit from nutrition facts. METHOD Patients of both sexes aged over the age of 18 with colorectal cancer who were receiving chemotherapy between March and April 2005 were included. The nutritional status of these(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the concordance between the breast MRI findings and the histologic findings for the size and extension of pure ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and to compare this concordance with that of conventional techniques (mammography and ultrasonography). MATERIAL AND METHODS This is a retrospective study of consecutive patients diagnosed(More)
A retrospective chart review of 439 pregnant women with positive syphilis serology detected with VDRL was made. One hundred twenty two women (27.7%), aged 17 to 43 years and with a gestational age ranging from 8 to 38 weeks, had false positive VDRL tests. None of these patients had a titer over 1:4 and 65% had a weakly reactive VDRL. Forty percent of women(More)
INTRODUCTION We report our experience in balloon atrial septostomy using two-dimensional echocardiography as control for the catheter placement and performance of the procedure instead of traditional fluoroscopic control. PATIENTS AND METHODS We carried out atrial septostomy in 12 consecutive neonates with age between 1 and 18 days (mean = 3.6 +/- 5 days)(More)
This review focuses on weaning from cardiopulmonary bypass, a very critical time for patients and anaesthetists and frequently requiring major therapeutic effort. Few novel strategies for weaning have been described recently. Most drugs or approaches described during the review period are already well established. Emphasis is placed on the importance of(More)