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Preoperative assessment for difficult intubation in general and ENT surgery: predictive value of a clinical multivariate risk index.
Several clinical multifactorial indexes have been described for predicting difficult laryngoscopy or intubation, or both, mostly in general surgery, and less frequently in ENT surgery. The objectiveExpand
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The Early and Delayed Analgesic Effects of Ketamine After Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Prospective, Randomized, Controlled, Double-Blind Study
BACKGROUND: Ketamine has been shown to have a morphine-sparing effect soon after surgery. Nevertheless, whether this effect still exists after being combined with nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugsExpand
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Changes in platelet count after cardiac surgery can effectively predict the development of pathogenic heparin‐dependent antibodies
Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) induces the release of platelet factor 4 (PF4) and patients are at risk of heparin‐induced thrombocytopenia (HIT). This study was aimed to determine whether an abnormalExpand
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The Feasibility of Ultrasound to Assess Subglottic Diameter
BACKGROUND:In healthy patients, the narrowest diameter of the subglottic upper airway is the width of the air-column at the level of the cricoid cartilage. This diameter governs the selection of theExpand
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Postthyroidectomy analgesia: morphine, buprenorphine, or bupivacaine?
STUDY OBJECTIVE To compare three analgesic regimens for pain relief after thyroidectomy. DESIGN Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. SETTING Inpatient anesthesia in a universityExpand
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Elastomeric Pump Reliability in Postoperative Regional Anesthesia: A Survey of 430 Consecutive Devices
BACKGROUND:Postoperative analgesia via continuous perineural infusion of local anesthetics compares favorably with systemic analgesia. Elastomeric pumps increase patient satisfaction compared withExpand
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A Restrictive Use of Both Autologous Donation and Recombinant Human Erythropoietin Is an Efficient Policy for Primary Total Hip or Knee Arthroplasty
A limitation of preoperative autologous blood donation (PABD) in nonanemics and the use of recombinant human erythropoietin (EPO) in anemics (baseline hematocrit [Hct] ≤ 39%) could be an efficientExpand
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Roles of Fentanyl and Nitroglycerin in Prevention of Myocardial Ischemia Associated with Laryngoscopy and Tracheal Intubation in Patients Undergoing Operations of Short Duration
The purpose of this study was to evaluate intravenous nitroglycerin given during induction of anesthesia as a means for prevention of myocardial ischemia and hemodynamic changes associated withExpand
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