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Major Complications of Regional Anesthesia in France: The SOS Regional Anesthesia Hotline Service
Background Several previous surveys have estimated the rate of major complications that occur after regional anesthesia. However, because of the increase in the use of regional anesthesia in recentExpand
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Survey of Anesthesia-related Mortality in France
Background:This study describes a nationwide survey that estimates the number and characteristics of anesthesia-related deaths for the year 1999. Methods:Death certificates from the French nationalExpand
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Ultrasonography of the optic nerve sheath may be useful for detecting raised intracranial pressure after severe brain injury
ObjectiveTo assess at admission to the ICU the relationship between optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD) and intracranial pressure (ICP) and to investigate whether increased ONSD at patient admissionExpand
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Clinical assessment of the ultrasonographic measurement of antral area for estimating preoperative gastric content and volume.
BACKGROUND This prospective observational study aimed to assess the feasibility and performance of the ultrasonographic measurement of antral cross-sectional area (CSA) for the preoperativeExpand
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Difficult Endotracheal Intubation in Patients with Sleep Apnea Syndrome
Although sleep apnea syndrome (SAS) is common, studies assessing the anesthetic management of these patients are rare and consist mainly of case studies. We performed a retrospective case-controlExpand
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Renal arterial resistance in septic shock: effects of increasing mean arterial pressure with norepinephrine on the renal resistive index assessed with Doppler ultrasonography
ObjectiveTo determine the effects of increasing mean arterial pressure (MAP) on renal resistances assessed by Doppler ultrasonography in septic shock.Design and settingProspective, single-center,Expand
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Cortisol Response to Corticotropin Stimulation in Trauma Patients: Influence of Hemorrhagic Shock
Background An abnormal adrenocortical function and a vasopressor dependency have been demonstrated during septic shock. Because trauma and hemorrhage are the leading causes of noninfectiousExpand
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Both passive leg raising and intravascular volume expansion improve sublingual microcirculatory perfusion in severe sepsis and septic shock patients
PurposeTo assess sublingual microcirculatory changes following passive leg raising (PLR) and volume expansion (VE) in septic patients.MethodsThis prospective study was conducted in two universityExpand
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Early embolization and vasopressor administration for management of life-threatening hemorrhage from pelvic fracture.
BACKGROUND In this retrospective study, we reviewed our protocol for management of hemodynamically unstable patients with pelvic injury. METHODS We managed the patients with the same predeterminedExpand
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Serum concentrations of local anaesthetics following intraperitoneal administration during laparoscopy
SummaryThe present study is a comparison of the pharmacokinetics of four local anaesthetics injected double blind in the right subdiaphragmatic area during outpatient laparoscopy performed underExpand
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