Franck Schauvliège

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Objective: Under conditions of tissue hypoxia total CO2 production (VCO2) should be less reduced than O2 consumption (VO2) since an anaerobic CO2 production should occur. Thus the VCO2/VO2 ratio, and hence the venoarterial CO2 tension difference/arteriovenous O2 content difference ratio (ΔPCO2/C(a-v)O2), should increase. We tested the value of the(More)
BACKGROUND Diffusion of nitrous oxide into the cuff of the endotracheal tube results in an increase in cuff pressure. Excessive endotracheal tube cuff pressure may impair tracheal mucosal perfusion and cause tracheal damage and sore throat. Filling the cuff of the endotracheal tube with saline instead of air prevents the increase in cuff pressure due to(More)
BACKGROUND Tracheal mucosal damage related to tracheal intubation has been widely described in pediatric and adult patients. High volume-low pressure cuffs (HVLPC) are being advertised as safe to avoid this particularly unpleasant complication. Compliances of these supposed pediatric and adult HVLPC are not mentioned by manufacturers and still remain(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to compare intubating conditions and adverse events after sevoflurane induction in infants, with or without the use of rocuronium or alfentanil. METHODS Seventy-five infants, aged 1-24 months, undergoing elective surgery under general anaesthesia were randomly assigned to receive 8% sevoflurane with either placebo(More)
Anesthesia for breast cancer surgery in the elderly requires a specific approach, taking into account physiological and psychological alterations secondary to aging. Breast surgery is a low specific risk surgery, and perioperative risk is mainly dependent of the presence and severity of co-morbidity. It may be reduced by careful evaluation and stabilization(More)
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