Didier Sciard

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Patients flow in outpatient surgical unit is a major issue with regards to resource utilization, overall case load and patient satisfaction. An electronic Radio Frequency Identification Device (RFID) was used to document the overall time spent by the patients between their admission and discharge from the unit. The objective of this study was to evaluate(More)
THE lumbar plexus is derived from rami from the first through the fourth lumbar nerves and is primarily responsible for innervation of the extensor and adductor compartments of the thigh. Blockade of the lumbar plexus using a posterior approach, via either a single injection or continuous technique using an indwelling catheter, is an attractive alternative(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Successful ambulatory care implementation should combine both medical and organizational features. These two components are closely interrelated. Only optimal organization, part of a quality management program, will allow us to perform safe medical procedures and provide good patient satisfaction. This review is intended to update(More)
Postoperative pain relief is one of the cornerstones of success of orthopaedic surgery. Development of new minimally-invasive surgical procedures, as well as improvements in pharmacological and local and regional techniques should result in optimal postoperative pain control for all patients. The analgesic strategy has to be efficient, with minimal side(More)
Operation and organisation of ambulatory surgical activity in France remains largely undocumented. This nationwide observational prospective survey, carried out between December 2013 and December 2014, was undertaken to characterise the organisational processes of ambulatory surgery in France. Three hundred centres were randomly chosen from a list of 891(More)
To the Editor:—I read with keen interest the article published in the September 2001 issue of ANESTHESIOLOGY entitled “The Anesthesiologist in Critical Care Medicine,” especially since I am currently enrolled in a critical care fellowship after having completed my anesthesiology residency. I agree for the most part with the positions of the authors,(More)
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