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BACKGROUND Gabapentin and ketamine are popular analgesic adjuvants for improving perioperative pain management. We designed this double-blind, placebo-controlled study to test and compare the preventive effects of perioperative ketamine and gabapentin on early and chronic pain after elective hysterectomy. METHODS Sixty patients undergoing abdominal(More)
BACKGROUND The clipping of the thoracic sympathetic nerve, which has been a technique used for approximately the past 10 years, has rapidly become popular because of its "bring-back" claim. However, the information regarding the mechanism behind this claim is based on investigator's comments and has not been proven by objective research, such as the(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE To find out whether preoperative gabapentin use had a favourable effect on long-term postoperative pain in patients undergoing inguinal herniorrhaphy. METHODS Sixty male patients--aged 20-40 years--who were scheduled for unilateral inguinal herniorrhaphy under spinal anaesthesia were included in this prospective, randomized,(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to evaluate the analgesic effects of perioperative gabapentin on postoperative acute and chronic pain after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery with median sternotomy and internal mammary artery harvesting. DESIGN A double-blind randomized clinical study. SETTING A single-academic hospital. PARTICIPANTS(More)
BACKGROUND The reverse-flow fasciocutaneous flap has been popularised as a feasible alternative to reconstruction of the post-burn contractures around lower-extremity joints. The effect of epidural anaesthesia (EA) on the haemodynamics of reverse-flow fasciocutaneous flap (RFFF) has not yet been investigated. Therefore, it was our primary objective to(More)
AIM The aim of our study was to compare the efficacy of hyperbaric and isobaric solutions of intrathecal levobupivacaine for transurethral endoscopic surgery. METHODS Urological patients who were scheduled for elective surgery under spinal anesthesia were enrolled. The heavy group received 13.5 mg of hyperbaric levobupivacaine, while the plain group(More)
In this report a 20-year-old male patient who had suffered tonic-clonic seizure after a single induction dose of etomidate until a bispectral index value of 60 is presented. Our best knowledge, this case is the first report of pure etomidate (with induction dose) induced generalized tonic clonic seizure proven with EEG. Anaesthesiologists should be careful(More)
Acute renal failure secondary to ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury is associated with significant mortality and morbidity. Aminoguanidine (AG), an inducible nitric oxide synthase inhibitor with antioxidant properties, has been reported beneficial in renal I/R injury. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of AG on renal I/R injury and(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate histologic changes in the mucosa of rat middle ear after implantation of three different support materials. STUDY DESIGN A prospective, controlled animal study. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Three types of absorbable materials were implanted into the middle ear cavity of rats: (1) Gelfoam (purified gelatin) (Pharmacia & Upjohn Company,(More)