José Ramón Ortiz-Gómez

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BACKGROUND Spinal anaesthesia for caesarean delivery is frequently associated with adverse effects such as maternal hypotension and bradycardia. Prophylactic administration of ondansetron has been reported to provide a protective effect. We studied the effect of different doses of ondansetron in obstetric patients. METHODS This prospective double-blind,(More)
We describe the case of a fit 17-year-old man who developed a severe allergic reaction to a low clinical dose of sugammadex (3.2 mg kg(-1) , 200 mg intravenously), 1 min after its administration. This was manifest by an intense erythema over the anterior part of the thorax, severe lip and palpebral oedema and bilateral wheeze. On later investigation, the(More)
Mitochondrial myopathies make up a group of rare disorders whose onset is in childhood or adolescence. Muscle and central nervous system involvement is variable. Mitochondrial respiratory chain complex III deficiency (coenzyme Q - cytochrome C reductase) can manifest as exercise intolerance, myopathy, encephalopathy, and myocardial disease. Approximately 38(More)
BACKGROUND Optimal control of acute postoperative pain and prevention of chronic persistent pain in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) remain a challenge. The main hypothesis was that nerve blocks improve postoperative analgesia especially if perineural adjuvants are added. METHODS Immediate postoperative pain (24 hours) was evaluated every hour in 639(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the utility and safety of remifentanil for hemodynamic control during cesarean section in high-risk patients ineligible for spinal anesthesia. METHODS One minute before induction we injected a bolus of 1 microg x kg(-1) of remifentanil, followed by propofol (2.5 mg x kg(-1)), succinylcholine (1 mg x kg(-1)), cisatracurium,(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE To evaluate orotracheal intubation conditions after 1 min. PATIENTS AND METHODS A prospective randomized study with 376 adult American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Grade I-III patients. Each patient received propofol, fentanyl and either suxamethonium (1 mg kg(-1)) or rocuronium. The intubating dose of rocuronium (2 x ED95)(More)
Many recent studies have underlined the importance of quantitative neuromuscular monitoring and the high incidence of residual block in clinical practice in spite of the use of nondepolarizing neuromuscular blockers of intermediate duration. Neuromuscular monitoring facilitates the tailoring of the muscular paralysis and appropriate patient recovery at the(More)