Ji Seok Baik

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Levobupivacaine is a long-acting local anesthetic that intrinsically produces vasoconstriction in isolated vessels. The goals of this study were to investigate the calcium-dependent mechanism underlying levobupivacaine-induced contraction of isolated rat aorta in vitro and to elucidate the pathway responsible for the endothelium-dependent attenuation of(More)
PURPOSE Ropivacaine is a long-acting amino-amide local anesthetic that induces vasoconstriction in vitro and in vivo. The aim of this study was to investigate the pathways involved in arachidonic acid metabolism associated with S-ropivacaine-induced contraction of rat aortic smooth muscle in vitro. METHODS Rat thoracic aortic rings without endothelium(More)
OBJECTIVE This study evaluated whether adding a preoperative single thoracic paravertebral block (TPVB) to intravenous patient-controlled analgesia (IV PCA) would improve postoperative analgesia compared with using IV PCA alone in patients undergoing nephrectomy. DESIGN Prospective, randomized, controlled, observer-blinded trial. SETTING University(More)
The superior hypogastric plexus block (SHPB) is used for treating pelvic pain, especially in patients with gynecological malignancies. Various approaches to this procedure have been reported due to the anatomic obstacles of a high iliac crest or large transverse process of the 5(th) lumbar vertebra. Here, we report a new technique of superior hypogastric(More)
Ilioinguinal and iliohypogastric (II/IH) nerve injury is one of the most common nerve injuries following pelvic surgery, especially with the Pfannenstiel incision. We present a case of intractable groin pain, successfully treated with a continuous II/IH nerve block. A 33-year-old woman, following emergency cesarean section due to cephalopelvic(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of 5% lidocaine patch in reducing propofol-induced pain and cannula-induced pain. METHODS In a randomized, double-blind study, 126 patients were divided into one of three groups: pretreatment with a 5% lidocaine patch (Lidotop®) and premixed 2 ml of normal saline with 1.5 mg/kg of 1%(More)
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