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Paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration (PCD) is a heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by subacute cerebellar ataxia, specific tumour types and (often) associated antineuronal antibodies. Nine specific antineuronal antibodies are associated with PCD. We examined the relative frequency of the antineuronal antibodies associated with PCD and compared… (More)
In a retrospective study, we determined clinical and serological findings, associated tumours, outcome and prognostic factors in 73 Hu-Ab positive patients detected in a Dutch reference laboratory. The most frequent signs and symptoms at presentation were sensory neuropathy (55 %), cerebellar degeneration (22 %), limbic encephalitis (15 %) and brainstem… (More)
Chronopharmacology studies the effect of the timing of drug administration on drug effect. Here, we measured the influence of 4 timing moments on fentanyl-induced antinociception in healthy volunteers. Eight subjects received 2.1 μg/kg intravenous fentanyl at 2 pm and 2 am, with at least 2 weeks between occasions, and 8 others at 8 am and 8 pm. Heat pain… (More)
A 66-year-old patient scheduled for elective shoulder surgery underwent a brachial plexus block using the posterior approach. Shortly after injection of the local anaesthetic, he rapidly became unresponsive and apnoeic. We identify the possible reasons for this occurrence and discuss the place of the posterior approach in brachial plexus anaesthesia.
BACKGROUND Local infiltration analgesia (LIA) during total knee arthroplasty has been shown to give statistically significant reduction in post-operative pain. The effects of using high volumes of ropivacaine combined with adrenaline as LIA on cardiovascular parameters in knee replacement have not been described before. The objective of this study was to… (More)