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Totally implantable catheters and totally implantable venous access devices (TIVADs) represent a valid method of administering long-term chemotherapy. TIVADs have several advantages over other methods of venous access: they are easy to implant under local anesthesia, they cause less discomfort for patients, and they can be implanted and managed on an(More)
OBJECTIVE Transcutaneous, arterial and end-tidal measurements of carbon dioxide were compared in patients (American Society of Anesthesiology physical status classes II and III) with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy with carbon dioxide insufflation. METHODS General anaesthesia was performed in all(More)
Safe and efficient use of spinal drugs requires neurotoxicologic animal studies before ethical application. We have evaluated the neurotoxicologic interruptions of intrathecal administration of midazolam in rabbits. Eighteen white New Zealand rabbits were randomly assigned into three groups consisting of six rabbits each. In conscious animals, 0.3 ml 0.9%(More)
which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Invasive treatment of chronic pain emanating from joints is often difficult because of the complex anatomy of nerve supply. In most joints, the innervation is derived from several segmental levels, with multiple(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study is to compare two different anesthetic techniques in radical cystectomy with regard to blood loss, transfusional requirements, intraoperative complications and the quality of analgesia. MATERIALS AND METHODS 50 patients scheduled for radical cystectomy were randomized to two groups: group GA - general anesthesia, n = 25(More)
This study investigated the possible local adverse effects of intra-articular administration of tenoxicam in the rat knee joint. A total of 50 rats were given 0.25 ml of a standard preparation of tenoxicam by injection into the right knee joint and 0.25 ml of 0.9% saline solution by injection into the left knee joint as a control. Groups of 10 rats were(More)
OBJECTIVE Cervical laminectomies with transpedicular insertion technique is known to be a biomechanically stronger method in cervical pathologies. However, its frequency of use is low in the routine practice, as the pedicle is thin and risk of neurovascular damage is high. In this study, we emphasize the results of cervical laminectomies with transpedicular(More)
A 60-year old female patient was found comatosed at home and taken to the hospital's Emergency Department by her relatives. It was learnt that she wrapped her knees with spirit-impregnated cotton pad for pain for one week. On physical examination, only a colour change of purple violet on her knees was noted. Metabolic acidosis with increased anion gap was(More)
Kyphoscoliosis is a progressive disease that worsens with age. While applying anesthesia, kyphosis and/or scoliosis can lead to difficulty in both during endotracheal intubation and also performing regional interventional technics. In addition to aging and the direct effects of deformity such as neurological deficities and immobility; deterioration in(More)