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Preoperative assessment for difficult intubation in general and ENT surgery: predictive value of a clinical multivariate risk index.
TLDR
A single clinical index for prediction of difficulty in tracheal intubation in both ENT and general surgery was developed and validated and the sensitivity and specificity of the predictions were high.
The Early and Delayed Analgesic Effects of Ketamine After Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Prospective, Randomized, Controlled, Double-Blind Study
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Ketamine had a morphine-sparing effect after THA, even when morphine was combined with multimodal systemic analgesia, and facilitated rehabilitation at 1 mo and decreased postoperative chronic pain up to 6 mo after surgery.
Changes in platelet count after cardiac surgery can effectively predict the development of pathogenic heparin‐dependent antibodies
TLDR
Careful follow-up of PC after CPB makes it possible to predict with high specificity for those patients who develop pathogenic HIT antibodies, as SRA was positive in four of the five cases, and the positive predictive value of abnormal PC pattern for pathogen HIT antibodies was 80%.
The Feasibility of Ultrasound to Assess Subglottic Diameter
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In young healthy adults, ultrasonography appeared to be a reliable tool to assess the diameter of the subglottic upper airway, and this knowledge of airway diameter could therefore be helpful in anesthesia and intensive care.
Elastomeric Pump Reliability in Postoperative Regional Anesthesia: A Survey of 430 Consecutive Devices
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In vivo reliability of elastomersic pumps is different than in vitro, and in the event of early insufficient postoperative perineural analgesia, an absence of deflation of the elastomeric pump must be considered.
Airway Complications in Thyroid Surgery
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Perioperative and postoperative morbidity and mortality were studied in a series of 3,008 thyroidectomies and the recurrent laryngeal nerve, which may have been affected preoperatively, was found to be damaged postoperatively.
A Restrictive Use of Both Autologous Donation and Recombinant Human Erythropoietin Is an Efficient Policy for Primary Total Hip or Knee Arthroplasty
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Although erythropoietin is expensive, it can be used with cost savings in selected patients because the overall cost of transfusion is reduced and this saving effect is a result of the suppression of PABD in nonanemics.
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