Eugene A. Vandermeersch

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OBJECTIVE To report on clinical experience using dichotic multiple-stimulus auditory steady-state responses (ASSRs) as an objective technique to estimate frequency-specific hearing thresholds in hearing-impaired infants. METHODS A comparison was made between the click-evoked auditory brainstem response (ABR), auditory steady-state responses and behavioral(More)
UNLABELLED Combined spinal epidural analgesia (CSE) for labor pain relief has become increasingly popular. However, the effect of intrathecal sufentanil on the incidence of uterine hyperactivity and fetal heart rate (FHR) abnormalities remains controversial. We hypothesized that the use of intrathecal sufentanil in a dose of 7.5 microg is more likely to(More)
The present case series evaluated maternal and neonatal effects of remifentanil, combined with propofol, during general anaesthesia for caesarean delivery. Following written informed consent, ten patients scheduled for semi-elective caesarean section were recruited to this prospective, unblinded trial. All patients with non-reassuring fetal status were(More)
Das Ziel dieser Arbeit bestand darin, mit den heute zur Verfügung stehenden Möglichkeiten eine praktikable, effektive, sichere, kostengünstige Akutschmerztherapie auszuarbeiten. Dazu wurden verschiedene Prinzipien zugrunde gelegt: Kontinuierliche Überwachung des Patienten während des gesamten Krankenhausaufenthalts, Einführung eines einfachen vier Punkte(More)
OBJECTIVE Arginine vasopressin is a promising systemic vasopressor in settings such as vasodilatory shock and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The evidence that arginine vasopressin may also have a pulmonary vasodilatory effect makes it an attractive drug for the treatment of circulatory shock secondary to right ventricular failure and pulmonary hypertension.(More)
BACKGROUND Risks associated with transfusion of allogeneic blood have prompted development of methods to avoid or reduce blood transfusions. New oxygen-carrying compounds such as diaspirin cross-linked hemoglobin (DCLHb) could enable more patients to avoid allogeneic blood transfusion. METHODS The efficacy, safety, hemodynamic effects, and plasma(More)
OBJECTIVE Levosimendan is a promising calcium sensitizer that potentially could be useful in settings of pulmonary vasoconstriction and right ventricular dysfunction. There is a shortage of information concerning its effects on right ventricular function and ventriculovascular coupling. The aim of the present study was to characterize the effects of(More)
A retrospective review of obstetric anaesthesia charts was performed for all parturients receiving regional anaesthesia over a 22-month period. The incidence of headache, post dural puncture headache (PDPH) and various other complications of regional anaesthesia that had been prospectively assessed were noted, as was the anaesthetic technique used (epidural(More)
Postdural puncture headache (PDPH) is the most common complication of accidental or deliberate dural puncture. It also occurs after epidural or spinal analgesia for labor and delivery. Treatment may be conservative with analgesics and/or caffeine. Definitive treatment can be accomplished with an epidural blood patch (EBP). We present a case of postpartum(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the hemodynamic side effects of three structurally different lipid emulsions. DESIGN Randomized, controlled, prospective animal study. SETTING University research laboratory. SUBJECTS Six chronically instrumented mongrel dogs. INTERVENTIONS On separate days, all animals were submitted to three different treatments, in a(More)