James M. Riopelle

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We describe a case of inadvertent intracranial placement of a nasotracheal tube in a patient with an undiagnosed major congenital cranial anomaly (a variant of Goldenhar syndrome, which included absence of the cribriform plate). We believe that this is the first reported case in which this complication arose as a result of a congenital abnormality rather(More)
We treated 72 patients, referred to a pain clinic for acute herpes zoster neuralgia, with local anesthetics administered by nerve block and infiltration. Only those patients with severe pain initially proved to be at risk for the development of chronic postherpetic neuralgia (defined as pain in the involved dermatomes lasting at least six months). Although(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE The prophylactic use of a preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative high-dose continuous octreotide acetate infusion was evaluated for its ability to minimize the incidence of carcinoid crises during neuroendocrine tumor (NET) cytoreductive surgeries. DESIGN A retrospective study was approved by the institutional review boards at(More)
We have shown that transtracheal jet ventilation can be used safely and effectively when removing a foreign body from the airway. In some cases, it may be wise to choose this method of ventilation initially, thus avoiding the difficulties associated with more conventional modes of controlled ventilation. This is especially true when the potential for loss(More)
BACKGROUND Treatment of the pain of acute herpes zoster by local anesthetic injections has drawbacks. Topical percutaneous local anesthesia (TPLA) may offer another strategy of providing regional analgesia in affected patients. OBJECTIVE We evaluate the analgesic efficacy and safety of 9% (wt/vol) lidocaine (base) in petrolatum/paraffin ointment in(More)
Circumferential adjustment of the position of a two-dimensional ultrasound (US) probe around the neck has been recommended as a strategy for reducing the potential for unintentional common carotid artery puncture during internal jugular venous (IJV) cannulation. We obtained multiple high-resolution US images bilaterally from the necks of 107 adult subjects(More)