Chitra Rajeswari Thangaswamy

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A prospective, randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled study was undertaken to evaluate the efficacy of a single preoperative dose of dexamethasone, in different dosages, in providing postoperative analgesia in patients undergoing total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH). The study included 55 patients randomly divided into three groups. Patients in(More)
388 The Editor, I read with interest the article titled “Selection of an Appropriate Left‐sided Double‐lumen Tube Size for One‐lung Ventilation among Asians.”[1] I congratulate the authors for focusing this unique problem with Asian patients. As stated by the authors, every anesthesiologist would prefer a double‐lumen tube (DLT), which will fit into the(More)
the clinical picture, the tube was withdrawn until bilateral air entry was equal. After withdrawal of the tube by 1 cm, bilateral air entry was equal. Now, we thought that the tube was at 5 cm (which originally was 8 cm). The next marking on the tube was at 13 cm. So, the exact mark at which the tube was fixed was difficult to interpret. Hence, we inspected(More)
Transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE) is regularly used in cardiac and also increasingly in non-cardiac surgeries. It has a leading role in the perioperative management of renal cell carcinoma with tumour extension into inferior vena cava. We report two cases in which TOE was of immense help for patient management. This report highlights the two cases(More)
Several types of breathing circuits are available in anaesthesia practice.[1] Complications have been reported with almost all the breathing circuits.[2,3] Pre-use check of anaesthesia machine and circuits is recommended to avoid these complications.[4] Latest addition to the armamentarium of breathing circuit is Limb-O circuit [Figure 1]. This circuit is a(More)