Jean-Marie Saissy

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A study was conducted to evaluate repeated intrathecal injections of baclofen, without artificial ventilation, in the treatment of severe tetanus. Ten patients, 5 men and 5 women, with a mean age of 34±7 years, were included in the study. The dose of baclofen injected was 1000 μg between the ages of 16 and 55 years, 800 μg over the age of 55 years and 500(More)
Sir: Exertional heat stroke (EHS) is defined as a cellular aggression due to an extreme and prolonged increase in the central temperature that occurs during the course of severe and prolonged muscular effort. Liver damage is almost always observed in cases of EHS, but fulminant liver failure (FLF) is an exceptional occurrence. Hassanein et al. [1] were the(More)
Constant flow insufflation of oxygen (CFIO) through a Boussignac multichannel endotracheal tube has been reported to be an efficient ventilatory method during chest massage for cardiac arrest. Patients resuscitated for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest were randomly assigned to standard endotracheal intubation and mechanical ventilation (MV; n = 457) or use of(More)
Case report of a 48-year-old man with a severe tetanus managed with conventional treatment associated with subarachnoid administration of baclofen. An epidural catheter was placed in spinal fluid at level L3-L4. Two injections of 1 mg baclofen at an interval of 1 hour amended the spasticity. Thereafter the treatment was maintained with a continuous infusion(More)
Ropivacaine, a recently introduced local anesthetic of the amide family (1), seems to show less toxicity than bupivacaine (2-4). Nevertheless, both neurologic and cardiovascular toxicities are possible. Six cases of ropivacaine-induced convulsions have previously been reported (5-10), of which three cases also showed cardiovascular toxicity. In three cases,(More)