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We investigated the relationship between systemic vascular resistance (SVR) and arterial pulse wave velocity (PWV) to determine if PWV might provide an index of SVR during anesthesia. A wide range of SVR measurements was obtained pharmacologically in 8 dogs during halothane anesthesia at each of three mean blood pressure (BP) ranges: low (40 to 60 mm Hg),(More)
BACKGROUND Anesthesia personnel are at risk for occupational infection with bloodborne pathogens from contaminated percutaneous injuries (CPIs). Additional information is needed to formulate methods to reduce risk. METHODS The authors analyzed CPIs collected during a 2-yr period at 11 hospitals, assessed CPI underreporting, and estimated risks of(More)
Anesthesia personnel are at risk for occupationally acquired blood-borne infections from human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis viruses, and others after percutaneous exposures to infected blood or body fluids. The risk is greater after an infected, blood-contaminated, percutaneous injury, especially from a hollow-bore blood-filled needle, than from other(More)
Anesthesiologists are at risk for acquiring blood-borne infections through contact with blood or body fluids. From prospective studies, the greatest risk of transmission is through a percutaneous exposure such as needlestick injury. Personal protective equipment such as gloves and gowns do not completely prevent these exposures. Although educational efforts(More)
A case is presented of autonomic hyperreflexia in a quadriplegic patient occurring during upper extremity surgery. Tourniquet ischaemia is proposed as the likely causative stimulus. An understanding of the afferent neural pathways involved in this physiological response may be useful in better understanding the subjective phenomena of tourniquet pain in(More)
Previous studies on halothane's effect on left ventricular diastolic compliance (LVDC) not only have had conflicting results, but are not directly applicable to most intraoperative settings. Therefore, the authors examined in dogs whether the depth of halothane anesthesia alters LVDC under surgical conditions over a wide range of hemodynamic stresses with(More)