Edward P. Lynch

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UNLABELLED We performed a prospective observational study to examine the role of postoperative pain and its treatment on the development of postoperative delirium. Pain was measured in direct patient interviews using a visual analog scale (VAS) and was assessed for pain at rest, pain with movement, and maximal pain over the previous 24 h. Postoperative(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the extent and evolution of pain after common major surgical procedures and to establish correlates of three types of pain: pain at rest, pain with movement, and maximum pain over the previous 24 h. Patients completed a preoperative questionnaire to obtain data on age, gender, narcotic use, baseline level of pain,(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors' objective was to compare the outcomes, including the incidence of nausea and vomiting and the time until discharge to home, of patients undergoing general anesthesia and thoracic epidural anesthesia for oncologic breast procedures. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA General anesthesia is the traditional anesthetic technique used in oncologic(More)
PURPOSE To document whether hemorrhage and fluid administration during peripartum hysterectomy results in changes in the airway that may predispose to subsequent difficult intubation, in the event that intraoperative general anesthesia is required during regional anesthesia. CLINICAL FEATURES A 32-yr-old underwent peripartum hysterectomy for placenta(More)
The results of the first chemical analysis of the adhesive of Lepas anatifera, a stalked barnacle, are presented. A variety of elements were identified in scanning electron microscopy with energy dispersive spectrometry (SEM-EDS) of the adhesive, including Na, Mg, Ca, Cl, S, Al, Si, K and Fe; however, protein-metal interactions were not detected in Raman(More)
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