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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The study compared the analgesic efficacy and safety of two preoperatively administered cyclo-oxygenase-2 inhibitors, celecoxib and rofecoxib. METHODS Ninety adult patients undergoing thyroid surgery were divided into three groups (each n = 30). They were given a single oral dose of placebo, celecoxib 200 mg or rofecoxib 50 mg 1 h(More)
This study was designed to examine the relationship between pericardial fluid and plasma CRP levels, and to alterations in other biochemical parameters in patients undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG). The study group consisted of 96 Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) patients who were referred to our clinic for a CABG procedure and from whom(More)
BACKGROUND Protamine has adverse effects on pulmonary gas exchange during the postoperative period. The objective of this study was to investigate the importance of aprotinin and pentoxifylline in preventing the leukocyte sequestration and lung injury caused by protamine administered after the termination of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). METHODS(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of epidural levobupivacaine on recovery from vecuronium-induced neuromuscular block. Ninety patients undergoing lower abdominal surgery were randomised into two groups after an epidural test dose: the epidural group (n = 45) received a bolus of 15 ml of 0.5% levobupivacaine whereas the control group (n = 45)(More)
BACKGROUND Pain and other sensations from an amputated or absent limb, called phantom pain and phantom sensations, are well-known phenomena. OBJECTIVE The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the effects of anesthetic techniques on phantom pain, phantom sensations, and stump pain after lower limb amputation. METHODS Ninety-two patients with(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The haemodynamic responses during extubation can cause complications after open-heart surgery. In this study, we aimed to examine the effect of esmolol and magnesium before extubation on these haemodynamic responses. METHODS Following the approval of local Ethics Committee, 120 patients having coronary artery bypass grafting with(More)
We hypothesized that, after axillary block, positioning the patient in a lateral position with the injected side down and simultaneously in a 20° Trendelenburg position will increase the success rate and quality of the block. Fifty patients with chronic renal failure (ASA 2–3) scheduled for arteriovenous fistula surgery were included in this study. In all(More)
Lumbar puncture (LP) is one of the most common procedures performed in medicine. The aim of this prospective study is to determine the success rate of LP in lateral decubitus with 45-degree head-up tilt position, and compare it with traditional positions like sitting and lateral decubitus. Three hundred and thirty patients between 25 and 85 years of age who(More)
BACKGROUND There are limited data to determine the impact of subarachnoid blockade with local anesthetics on perioperative pulmonary function. The effects of local anesthetics used in spinal anesthesia are very important in terms of respiratory function in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to(More)
We compared the effects of sevoflurane, isoflurane and propofol infusions on postoperative recovery criteria in geriatric patients. Sixty patients aged > 65 years, classified as American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) group 1 or 2 and undergoing gynaecological or urological procedures were randomized equally into three groups. Group 1 received 1 minimum(More)