Gregory B. Smith

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Double-lumen endobronchial tubes were placed "blindly" in 23 patients undergoing thoracotomy. Clinical criteria suggested satisfactory positioning in all cases; however, subsequent fibreoptic bronchoscopy revealed malposition in 48%. Bronchoscopic findings included the inability to view the bronchial cuff, narrowing of the bronchial lumen of the tube at the(More)
Vitamin A derivative all-transretinoic acid (ATRA) has been reported to improve the outcome in patients with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). Retinoic Acid Syndrome (RAS) is a complication that has been noted to occur during the treatment of APL with ATRA. It is a clinical syndrome consisting of a constellation of signs and symptoms. In a patient with(More)
Skin electrical resistance is determined by the degree of sweating of the skin which is, in turn, related to sympathetic nervous system activity in the area concerned. It is increased when the nerves supplying the area are damaged or blocked by local anaesthetic agents. We have assessed the temporal and spatial relationship between the onset of sympathetic(More)
We report a case of compartment syndrome complicating malignant hyperthermia (MH) in a 12-yr-old girl with a history of myopathy and multiple skeletal deformities; she underwent bilateral Achilles tendon surgery. Marked oedema of both forearms became evident in the immediate postoperative period and resolved after conservative treatment. Compartment(More)
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