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Despite the theoretical advantages of continuous anesthesia in obstetric patients (good-quality blockade at low doses, good hemodynamic stability, rapid onset of effect, and no risk of toxicity), little has been published on this technique and its use in pregnancy. Moreover, few descriptive studies or comparative trials have evaluated the efficacy and(More)
General anesthesia in patients with mediastinal masses can lead to life-threatening cardiorespiratory complications. We report the cases of 2 pediatric patients with mediastinal masses who developed serious complications during general anesthesia. The first was a 13-year-old boy with a suspected diagnosis of high-grade T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma, lymph(More)
A 13-year-old boy weighing 35 Kg underwent surgery to correct pulmonary valve atresia by total caval-pulmonary anastomosis (Fontan procedure). During surgery and recovery, no adverse events were observed. On the third day after surgery, the patient developed signs of low cardiac output, renal failure, and right ventricular insufficiency. In spite of an(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the current situation of the tutors in our specialty as regards resident/tutor ratios, times they have available to develop their work, the training that they have received to perform their function, and whether this is recognised by official bodies, other than by their own hospital. Furthermore, to determine the teaching and(More)
We review two cases of agenesis of the left coronary trunk, a very rare congenital malformation. Both patients presented at our children's hospital with acute myocardial infarction, the mortality rate of which is high in infancy and childhood. The most common causes of myocardial infarction are anomalous origin of left coronary artery and Kawasaki disease.(More)
Iron deficiency is more common in women due to uterine bleeding, which affects them throughout their fertile life. Additionally, iron needs increase physiologically during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Pregnant women therefore constitute one of the risk groups for iron deficiency. During the postpartum period, iron deficiency is the most common cause of(More)
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