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OBJECTIVES Paracetamol is primarily thought to be a cyclooxygenase inhibitor acting through the central nervous system. Indirect effects of paracetamol are through the serotoninergic system as a non-opioid analgesic. In this study, total abdominal hysterectomy patients were given intravenous (iv) paracetamol 1 g preoperatively or intraoperatively to assess(More)
BACKGROUND This study investigated whether addition of 15 microg epinephrine plus 25 microg fentanyl to lidocaine spinal anesthesia for outpatient knee arthroscopy makes it possible to use a subanesthetic lidocaine dose. The aim was to assess the quality of anesthesia and the suitability of this protocol for outpatient knee arthroscopy. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of domperidone use on corrected QT interval in premature infants. STUDY DESIGN A prospective study of premature infants receiving domperidone was included in this study. A baseline electrocardiogram was obtained just before and 3, 7 and 14 days after initiation of domperidone. Corrected QT was considered prolonged if it(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to compare the intra- and postoperative analgesia provided by the catheter-technique psoas compartment block and the epidural block in hip-fractured patients. We also compared hemodynamic stability, motor blockade, ease of performing the technique, and complications. METHODS Thirty patients who underwent partial hip(More)
Pneumonia is a rare but serious complication of varicella in adults. We report a case of a previously healthy 32-year-old man with varicella pneumonia that was complicated by acute respiratory distress syndrome. He was treated successfully with acyclovir and intravenous immunoglobulin in addition to mechanical ventilation. We conclude that intravenous(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study is to compare the efficacy of iliohypogastric/ilioinguinal nerve blocks performed with the ultrasound guided and the anatomical landmark techniques for postoperative pain management in cases of adult inguinal herniorrhaphy. METHODS 40 patients, ASA I-II status were randomized into two groups equally: in Group AN(More)
Impar ganglion block provides pain relief in patients who suffer from sympathetically mediated pain arising from disorders of viscera and somatic structures within the pelvis and perineum. We performed impar ganglion blockade through sacrococcygeal junction instead of anococcygeal ligament in 9 patients who had localized perineal pain of visceral origin.(More)
Suprascapular nerve blockade can be performed in chronic shoulder pain secondary to rotator cuff lesions, shoulder joint osteoarthritis, and adhesive capsulitis. Local anesthetics and steroids are commonly combined for the blockade. In this report, we present pulsed mode radiofrequency lesioning of suprascapular nerve for persistent shoulder pain in 8(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the effects of four commonly used beta-blockers on ocular blood flow in patients with primary open angle glaucoma (POAG). METHODS Eighty eyes of 40 subjects with POAG were included in the study. Subjects were randomly divided into four groups given timolol maleate 0.50%, betaxolol HCl 0.50%, carteolol 1% or levobunolol 0.50% drops,(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to compare the sharp and blunt needles in order to determine the incidence of complications during transforaminal anterior epidural steroid injections. METHODS In this retrospective study, 185 cases that undergo transforaminal epidural steroid injection with sharp or blunt needles were evaluated between June 2004 and(More)