Frank Bolandard

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A 77-year-old female was admitted in our hospital for uterine prolapse surgery. She developed ventricular tachycardia during induction of general anaesthesia and after initial symptomatic measures, she was transferred to the coronary care unit. Heart failure persisted and electrocardiographic changes mimicking acute myocardial infarction appeared. Coronary(More)
BACKGROUND Perispinal anaesthesia for Caesarean section allows injection of epidural (ED) or intrathecal (i.t.) morphine to provide long-lasting postoperative analgesia. To compare these two routes, a prospective, randomized, double-blinded study of 53 patients undergoing elective Caesarean section was performed. METHODS Combined spinal-epidural(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE Whether, after laparoscopic hysterectomy (LH), selected patients may be safely and comfortably discharged on postoperative day 1 (day after surgery) using specific anesthesia and analgesia protocols that included Post Anesthetic Discharge Scoring System. DESIGN A prospective feasibility pilot study (Canadian Task Force classification(More)
The effects of two different concentrations of epidural levobupivacaine were compared when used to provide analgesia for labour. Primiparous women in spontaneous uncomplicated labour were enrolled in a prospective, randomised and partially double-blinded study. The study solutions were either 0.568 mg x ml(-1) levobupivacaine (low concentration group) or(More)
We studied the potentiation of analgesia for labour by the addition of clonidine to epidural low-concentration levobupivacaine with sufentanil in a randomised, double-blinded study. We enrolled primiparous women who were in spontaneous labour. The study solutions, made of 100 ml levobupivacaine 0.0625% plus sufentanil 0.45 μg.ml(-1) and either 150 μg(More)
BACKGROUND Vasopressor administration is recommended to prevent hypotension during spinal anaesthesia (SA) for elective Caesarean delivery. We aimed to test the superior efficacy and ensure safety of a hydroxyethyl starch (HES) vs a Ringer's lactate (RL) preloading, when combined with a phenylephrine-based prophylaxis. METHODS A total of 167 healthy(More)
Perineal and proctologic surgery is well known as very painful. The apparition of new specific needles, long acting and less toxic local anaesthetics and neurostimulation allowed reconsidering some old forgotten techniques. Those blocks appear really useful to optimize multimodal postoperative analgesia and postoperative rehabilitation. After anatomic(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe perioperative management and perinatal outcome for patients undergoing laparoscopy during pregnancy. PATIENTS AND METHODS We conducted a retrospective study of all cases of laparoscopy during pregnancy performed in our university hospital over a period of six years (from February 2000 to February 2006). RESULTS We observed 34 cases(More)
OBJECTIVE Evaluation of fertiloscopy's place in the management of female infertility. PATIENTS AND METHODS Retrospective study including 229 women presenting primary or secondary infertility without pathology raising of an evident surgical sanction and benefitting from a fertiloscopy. Perioperative data analysis (context of the infertility, operating(More)