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  • 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)
Primary pulmonary hypertension is a rare and fatal disease. These patients represent an anaesthetic challenge because of the high mortality associated with the marked intra-operative increase in pulmonary vascular resistance and right ventricular decompensation. This is a first case report which demonstrates the safe and beneficial effects of isoflurane in(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)
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)
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)