Himat Vaghadia

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UNLABELLED We conducted a randomized controlled trial to compare the recovery characteristics of selective spinal anesthesia (SSA) and desflurane anesthesia (DES) in outpatient gynecological laparoscopy. Twenty ASA physical status I patients undergoing gynecological laparoscopy were randomized to receive either SSA with lidocaine 10 mg + sufentanil 10(More)
A randomized, single-blind trial of two spinal anesthetic solutions for outpatient laparoscopy was conducted to compare intraoperative conditions and postoperative recovery. Thirty women (ASA physical status I and II) were assigned to one of two groups. Group I patients received a small-dose hypobaric solution of 1% lidocaine 25 mg made up to 3 mL by the(More)
PURPOSE To determine the characteristics and recovery profiles of three hypobaric spinal anesthetic solutions. METHODS Thirty outpatients undergoing outpatient laparoscopy were randomly assigned to receive spinal anesthesia with one of three small-dose solutions. Group I--20 mg lidocaine plus 25 microg fentanyl; Group II--20 mg lidocaine plus 10 microg(More)
We performed a double-blind, controlled trial to determine the optimal dose of intrathecal fentanyl in small-dose hypobaric lidocaine spinal anesthesia for outpatient laparoscopy. Sixty-four gynecological patients were randomized into three groups, receiving 0, 10, or 25 micrograms fentanyl added to 20 mg lidocaine and sterile water (total 3 mL).(More)
BACKGROUND Anesthesia of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN) is useful in surgery involving the anterolateral thigh. We investigated the accuracy of ultrasound compared with anatomical landmarks in identifying the LFCN in human cadavers and volunteers. METHODS Twenty cadavers were examined. A needle was inserted targeting the LFCN with ultrasound(More)
UNLABELLED We compared the cost and effectiveness of selective spinal anesthesia (SSA) with a desflurane-based general anesthetic (DES) for outpatient gynecological laparoscopy. A prospective analysis was undertaken of 10 patients randomized to receive SSA and compared with 10 patients randomized to receive DES. The groups were well matched in their(More)
PURPOSE Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) patients present specific challenges to the anaesthetist. Both airway management and neuraxial access may prove to be difficult. The trend has been to deal with the airway challenge, and avoid neuraxial anaesthesia. In many cases this may lead to unnecessarily denying the patient neuraxial anesthesia (NA). We(More)
PURPOSE To compare the efficacy of ropivacaine 7.5 mg x ml(-1) with bupivacaine 5.0 mg x ml(-1) for subclavian perivascular brachial plexus block. METHODS After informed consent, 104 ASA I-III adults participated in a randomized, double-blind, multi-center trial to receive 30 ml of either ropivacaine 7.5 mg x ml(-1) or bupivacaine 5.0 mg x ml(-1) for(More)
PURPOSE The efficacy of low dose intrathecal lidocaine-sufentanil was compared with intrathecal sufentanil for short duration outpatient gynecological laparoscopy. METHODS Thirteen ASA I and II patients undergoing gynecological laparoscopy were studied in a randomized double-blind trial. Patients received either intrathecal 10 mg lidocaine plus 10 microg(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to develop a methodological technique for the ultrasonographic visualization of the inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) using a novel hockey stick-shaped 8- to 15-MHz transducer in volunteers, followed by simulated IAN scanning and injection in cadavers. STUDY DESIGN In 20 volunteers, bilateral scans of the IAN nerve were(More)