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The aim of this study was to assess the quality of postoperative analgesia obtained with morphine-ketamine association administered in self-pain controlled analgesia, as well as the amount of morphine that has been spared. Patients who had to undergo thoracic surgery were selected. They were divided into two groups: G1 was made up of patients receiving 0.5(More)
In the framework of implementation of his national program for control and prevention of cardiovascular diseases, Cameroonian government has set up a cardiac surgery project. We report in this manuscript results of one year follow up of the patients operated during the pilot phase. From September 22 till 26, 2008, 11 patients have been operated in Cameroun.(More)
The purpose of this report was to describe clinical and ultrasound findings associated with venous thromboembolism of the lower extremities and pulmonary embolism observed in our department with special emphasis on the utility of venous ultrasound in the diagnosis of venous thromboembolism. Between January 1, 1998 and December 31, 1999, a total of 47 venous(More)
The main goal of emergency medicine training is to teach the wide range of sciences and skills necessary to recognize and stabilize emergency situations. Emergency medicine training has proven highly effective in developed countries especially with regard to organization of survival medicine. This type of training is especially important in sub-Saharan(More)
This descriptive and prospective study, carried out during a 6-month period at Yaounde (Cameroon), assessed work practices relating to anaesthesia in public and private health care institutions, the incidence and causes of complications, and considers possible means for improving security of the anaesthetized patient. This study included 1,103 patients,(More)
The purpose of this prospective study was to analyze compliance by surgical teams with new guidelines for blood transfusion. Study was focused on routine, presumably hemorrhagic procedures performed electively in adults at the Central Hospital in Yaounde, Cameroon. Overall blood loss was less than 20% of the total volume in 89% of the 303 patients included.(More)
Anaesthesia for removal of pheochromocytomas requires preoperative preparation of patients so as to normalize blood pressure. During operation, hypovolemia linked with the sudden fall of circulating catecholamines as well as hypertension during handling of the tumor are to be managed. A case of a 11 year child with pheochromocytoma is reported. Once the(More)
The aim of this study was to detect per-operative venous gas embolism in neurosurgery using capnography coupled to the Swan-Ganz catheter method. Using both methods, our study, carried out on seven patients operated in the sitting position, showed an occurrence of air embolism in four cases. The diagnosis of air embolism was made on a rapid and progressive(More)
Loiasis treatment by diethylcarbamazine (DEC) may be complicated by a meningoencephalitis that is often fatal. Following one case, four others have been reviewed in the literature and the therapeutic approach in resuscitation departments discussed. Until the discovery of other less-dangerous microfilaricidal or macrofilaricidal drugs, we raise the question(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the course of the demography of anaesthesia providers in French-speaking subsaharian countries. TYPE OF STUDY Retrospective survey. PERSONS Doctors trained in anaesthesia and nurse anaesthetists registered in West African medical societies. METHODS Countries, hospitals, anaesthesia manpower, seniority and place of training were(More)