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PURPOSE As progress has been made in the acquisition of cardiac images with transoesophageal echocardiography, the technique has moved from the confines of the cardiology laboratory into the operating room, the intensive care unit, and the emergency department. This has afforded anaesthetists the opportunity to become familiar with, and develop expertise in(More)
  • G Edelist
  • Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal…
  • 1987
We studied 90 healthy ASA physical status I or II female patients scheduled for outpatient therapeutic abortions. Sixty patients received induction doses of propofol (2.5 mg X kg-1) and 30 patients received thiopentone (4 mg X kg-1). Anaesthesia was maintained with nitrous oxide plus additional doses of the agent used for induction. Comparisons were made(More)
In a prospective study of 210 intravenous catheters and needles 31 (15%) swabs yielded 34 microbial isolates. Twenty-eight were "non-pathogenic" skin commensals and six were "pathogenic" organisms. Commensals were isolated predominantly from catheters left in situ for only a short time (up to two days) and pathogenic organisms most frequently from specimens(More)
The CO2 laser is a useful surgical tool in laryngology, but adds a significant anesthetic risk because of a constant fear of fire. This paper reviews the anesthetic problems of laryngology in general - competition for the airway between surgeon and anesthetist, circulatory changes associated with laryngoscopy, and postoperative laryngospasm and edema, as(More)
PURPOSE Pressurisation of the medullary cavity during cemented arthroplasty causes "intravasation" of marrow fat. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between the amount of pulmonary intravascular fat and the haemodynamic and echocardiographic changes. METHODS Anaesthetised mongrel dogs (n = 16) underwent bilateral cemented(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence of ST-segment depression during anesthesia and operation. Graded exercise testing has demonstrated a high correlation between ST-segment depression and myocardial ischemia. Therefore, 11 patients without and 29 patients with known coronary-artery disease were monitored during surgical procedures with(More)
We determined the effects of time, type of anesthesia, and myocardial infarction on loss of radioactive microspheres averaging 9 or 15 micrometers diameter from left ventricular myocardium. The principle used to compute losses was comparison of the number of microspheres injected directly into coronary arteries to the numbers remaining in myocardium,(More)