Dimitrios Valsamidis

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The use of ventriculoperitoneal shunts increased the life expectancy of many women with hydrocephalus who are able to reach childbearing age. It is believed that pregnancy may be associated with shunt malfunction and the management of pregnant women with a malfunctioning ventriculoperitoneal shunt is a challenging medical condition for the anaesthetist, the(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to measure the skin to epidural space distance (SED), the skin to subarachnoid space distance (SSD) and the epidural to subarachnoid space distance (ESD) at the L3-4 interspace in parturients scheduled for caesarean section (CS) and to investigate whether any correlations exist between these distances and various(More)
BACKGROUND Transfusion of allogeneic blood influences outcome after surgery. Despite widespread availability of transfusion guidelines, transfusion practices might vary among physicians, departments, hospitals and countries. Our aim was to determine the amount of packed red blood cells (pRBC) and blood products transfused intraoperatively, and to describe(More)
BACKGROUND There is little evidence on the influence of bevel direction of a pencil-point needle on the median effective dose (ED50) of isobaric ropivacaine and fentanyl in spinal anesthesia for cesarean delivery. METHODS In this prospective, double-blind, sequential allocation study, 82 parturients scheduled for elective cesarean delivery under combined(More)
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