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OBJECTIVES The ongoing conflict in Afghanistan continues to generate a large number of complex trauma injuries and provides unique challenges to military anesthetists working in forward field hospitals. We report successful use of ultrasound-guided continuous transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block in two Afghan war casualties who sustained major trauma(More)
Phaeochromocytomas may present as an acute emergency with a perplexing variety of symptoms. We report a case which presented with abdominal pain and severe respiratory distress due to a ruptured haemorrhagic phaeochromocytoma. The severe cardiorespiratory collapse which precipitated admission to the intensive care unit was managed with high doses of(More)
In the ten year period January 1980 to December 1989, 102 patients with Child's Class C liver disease (Pugh's Modification) were admitted with acute variceal bleeding to one surgical unit with a policy of early sclerotherapy. There were 56 males and 46 females; the average age was 55 years (range 28-77). Fifty-three suffered from alcoholic cirrhosis. Four(More)
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