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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE This prospective, randomized study was conducted to compare unilateral spinal block using small doses of hyperbaric bupivacaine and single-agent anaesthesia with sevoflurane in elderly patients undergoing hip surgery. METHODS Thirty patients (> 65 yr) undergoing hip fracture repair were randomly allocated to receive unilateral(More)
BACKGROUND This study compared the postoperative infusion of 1% lidocaine and 0.2% ropivacaine for continuous interscalene analgesia in patients undergoing open shoulder surgery. METHODS Forty patients undergoing open shoulder surgery received an interscalene brachial plexus block with 30 ml of either 1.5% lidocaine (n = 20) or 0.5% ropivacaine (n = 20),(More)
OBJECTIVES: Inflammatory mediators appear to play key role in the development of adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in critically ill patients. Cytokines involved in the early phase include tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFa) and selected interleukins. Experimental infusion of TNFa has been shown to cause ARDS and increased concentration of cytokines(More)
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