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OBJECTIVES Incidence and management of positive pressure non-invasive ventilation (NIV) in intensive care unit (ICU) in the postoperative period. STUDY DESIGN Phoning study performed on September 2001 in 60 ICU of south of France (public: 47, private: 13, medical: 11, surgical: 20, medical-surgical: 29), which were randomized from a national list. (More)
UNLABELLED In this randomized, double-blinded study we sought to assess the analgesic efficacy of ropivacaine and bupivacaine in combination with sufentanil and the efficacy of ropivacaine alone after major abdominal surgery. Sixty patients undergoing major abdominal surgery received standardized general anesthesia combined with epidural thoracic analgesia.(More)
OBJECTIVE To define the causes of mortality of patients who died within the first three months after a liver transplantation. TYPE OF STUDY Retrospective, observational, and single centre study. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between March 1989 and July 2010, all patients who died within three months after a liver transplantation were included. Demographic(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Unlike for intensive care unit and home mechanical ventilators, no study has evaluated the user-friendliness of the recently introduced new anaesthesia workstations. METHODS We performed a prospective study to evaluate the user-friendliness of four anaesthesia workstations, which were categorized into two groups: first-generation(More)
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