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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Preoperative ultrasonographic evaluation of the thyroid gland done by surgeons could let us foresee airway management challenges. The aim of this observational study was to evaluate the effects of thyroid-related parameters assessed preoperatively by surgeons via ultrasonography and chest X-ray on intubation conditions. METHODS… (More)
Sister-chromatid exchange (SCE) analysis was carried out in 67 operating room personnel (anaesthetists M.D.; anaesthesia nurses and anaesthesia unit technicians) exposed to waste anaesthetic gases such as halothane, nitrous oxide and isoflurane and in 50 healthy unexposed controls. The SCE frequencies were increased significantly in operating room personnel… (More)
The immunological status of individuals occupationally exposed to low levels of halothane and nitrous oxide has been examined and compared with that of non-exposed controls. No differences in the serum concentrations of IgG, IgM, IgA, peripheral blood lymphocytes and lymphocyte subpopulations between the groups were observed.