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Craniopagus conjoining represents a complex and challenging issue for neurosurgeons as well as for anesthesiologists. A rare face-to-face case of conjoined twins underwent surgical separation and presented peculiar differences compared with those already reported in the literature. Even in cases lacking large cerebrovascular sinus connections, the impending(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the present study was to compare the efficacy of isoflurane-remifentanil and sevoflurane-remifentanil combinations during neurosurgical correction craniosynostosis. METHODS Twenty-two infants with craniosynostosis received a slow bolus of remifentanil followed by continuous infusion. The infants were randomly divided into two groups:(More)
A case of two female Greek twins conjoined at the left frontal and orbital regions is described. These conjoined twins were transferred to the Pediatric Neurosurgical Unit of the Gemelli Hospital, Catholic University Medical School, at the age of 4 months for possible surgical division. Multiple diagnostic investigations, which included in particular(More)
Sensitization to latex seems to occur more frequently in women than in men. Obstetric and gynecological surgical procedures have recently been shown to be a common setting for latex anaphylaxis. We analyzed all the cases of anaphylactic reactions during 1240 cesarean sections in 2004; the patients were questioned for risk factors and underwent allergy(More)
Damage to spinal cord and subsequent neurological deficit is a recognised complication of major spinal surgery. It may be produced by a number of causes, not last excessive stretching when surgical instrumentation is positioned; it is easy to understand that early intraoperative warning of potential damage is highly desiderable. Wake-up test is a simple,(More)
OBJECTIVE Aim of this review is to summarize the studies carried out, with particular interest in those who dealt with otilonium bromide in treatment of IBS. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). DISCUSSION IBS is a frequent gastrointestinal disease, characterized by a combination of several symptoms including abdominal pain or discomfort, flatulence and(More)
Acute diarrhea is a very common symptom, which may recognize different causes and is basically the expression of an altered homeostasis of the bowel, which overcame current classifications. When approaching patients with acute diarrhea, we should firstly check body temperature and vital parameters and secondly provide a general medical examination mainly(More)
The potential for using external applied energy to rectify or ameliorate musculoskeletal disorders has been explored for decades. A shock wave is a pressure disturbance: tissue effect is cavitation, producing microtrauma or microfracture and haematoma formation, inducing, as to date is thought, increase in vascularization, increased soft callus and faster(More)
Postoperative emesis is a common daily problem in anesthetic practice. Authors report their experience about prevention of PONV (postoperative nausea and vomiting) with the association of different drugs in premedication, and suggest Promethazine as an effective and inexpensive medication to prevent PONV in orthopedic surgery.