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PURPOSE To present the first photographed bronchoscopic findings associated with negative pressure pulmonary oedema (NPPE). CLINICAL FEATURES A previously healthy patient underwent anterior C3-C4 disc removal and arthrodesis. Following tracheal extubation he developed acute respiratory distress manifested as stridor, tachypnoea, restlessness, and(More)
BACKGROUND Magnetoencephalography (MEG), a noninvasive technique for evaluation of epileptic patients, records magnetic fields during neuronal electrical activity within the brain. Anaesthesia experience for MEG has not yet been reported. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed records of 48 paediatric patients undergoing MEG under anaesthesia. Thirty-one(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To quantify global coagulation and establish normal ranges for the celite-activated thrombelastograph (TEG) in healthy pediatric patients. DESIGN Prospective observational study. SETTING Operating suite of a university-based hospital. PATIENTS 110 healthy pediatric patients in four age groups and 25 healthy adult patients. (More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To examine whole blood coagulation in uremic patients presenting for surgery with the thromboelastogram and the Sonoclot analyzer. DESIGN Prospective, observational study. SETTING Operating rooms of a university-affiliated hospital. PATIENTS 30 ASA physical status II and III patients with chronic renal failure, and 30 age-matched and(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the role of heparin in the postreperfusion coagulopathy during liver transplantation with heparinase-guided thromboelastography. DESIGN A prospective, interventional study. SETTING A university-affiliated hospital. PARTICIPANTS Twenty-six patients undergoing orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). INTERVENTIONS Blood drawn(More)