Claudio E Nazar

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We present a case of a patient who received nitrous oxide on two occasions within a period of 8 weeks and who subsequently developed a diffuse myelopathy, characterized by upper extremity paresis, lower extremity paraplegia and neurogenic bladder. Laboratory testing revealed hyperhomocysteinaemia and low levels of vitamin B(12). Because of this uncommon(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Dexamethasone given to prevent postoperative nausea and vomiting may produce significant hyperglycaemia in the perioperative period. The effect of dexamethasone on patients with impaired glucose tolerance is unknown. METHODS Thirty obese patients with impaired glucose tolerance undergoing laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass(More)
BACKGROUND The first order plasma-effect-site equilibration rate constant (k(e0)) links the pharmacokinetics (PK) and pharmacodynamics (PD) of a given drug. For the calculation of the k(e0), one method uses a single point of the response curve corresponding to the time to peak effect of a drug (t(peak)); however, it has not been validated. This study(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to characterize the dose-effect relationship of rocuronium at the adductor pollicis and masseter muscles. METHODS Ten, ASA I, adult patients, received a bolus dose of rocuronium 0.3 mg/kg during propofol based anesthesia. Train-of-four (TOF) was simultaneously monitored at the masseter and the adductor pollicis muscles(More)
CLINICAL CASE A 27-year-old woman with a history of nyctalopia and constriction of visual field of the right eye. The ophthalmological examination showed a visual field and electroretinogram that were compatible with unilateral retinitis pigmentosa (RP). After a one year follow-up, the unilateral condition remained. DISCUSSION Unilateral retinitis(More)
Chiari type I malformation is a caudal displacement of the cerebellum with tonsillar herniation through the foramen magnum, frequently associated with syringomyelia, a syndrome characterized by cyst-like cavities in the spinal cord; each of the conditions leads to characteristic neurologic abnormalities. Pregnant patients with these types of malformation(More)
In August-December 1992, 500 diaphragm muscle samples taken at random from people who were autopsied at the Santiago Medico-Legal Service, were submitted to phototrichinoscopy to search for encysted larvae of Trichinella spiralis. For each sample seven small pieces were examined. Three hundred and eighty nine (77.8%) cadavers corresponded to males and one(More)
BACKGROUND Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) prophylaxis with dexamethasone may produce significant hyperglycemia in the postoperative period. AIM To evaluate if this effect is of greater severity in type 2 diabetics compared with non-diabetic patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS Forty non-diabetic and thirty type 2 diabetic patients undergoing(More)
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