Jean-Claude Lawmin

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BACKGROUND Orthopaedic surgeons frequently encounter patients with ankylosing spondylitis who would benefit from various types of lower limb operations; however, some of these patients present challenges for anesthesiologists. CASE DESCRIPTION We report the case of a 65-year-old patient with a fractured femoral component 30 years after a cemented THA. The(More)
The severity and variability of platelet dysfunction in preoperative arthritic patients taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have not been well studied previously. We evaluate 30 preoperative patients taking diclofenac (group D) by routine coagulation screen, platelet count, fibrinogen concentration, thrombelastography, and PFA-100 (Dade(More)
A 60-year-old man with a history of oesophagectomy for carcinoma presented with worsening dysphagia, dyspnoea and tachypnoea secondary to oesophageal stricture and tumour invasion of the trachea causing a "ball-valve" obstruction. The patient required placement of a T-Y tracheobronchial stent to relieve the airway obstruction and was successfully managed(More)
Study Design Randomized controlled trial. Objective Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is a common spinal deformity that affects every population. In severe deformity, surgical intervention is performed. Autogenous iliac crest bone graft (ICBG) harvesting remains a common procedure worldwide for scoliosis surgery. Postoperative pain at the ICBG donor(More)
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