Judith Croston

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It has been shown that a variable percentage of patients who receive a general anesthetic are significantly hypoxemic when they arrive at the recovery room. Pulse oximetry has proved to be a reliable method to determine arterial oxygen saturation when compared to arterial or mixed venous blood oxygen saturation measurements. The authors determined the(More)
The author studied the use of intravenous Propofol for the relief of pain. He demonstrated that Propofol and 10 mg of Lidocaine intravenously decreased moderate or severe pain from 31.6% to 9% and that increasing the dose of Lidocaine did not significantly decrease the pain further. Fentanyl did not produce a statistically significant further diminution of(More)
Two hundred and three (203) open heart surgical procedures have been performed at the Complejo Hospitalario Metropolitano, from January 1997 to august 1998; Hundred and twenty-three (123) were of myocardial revascularization and twenty-four (24) of these patients were selected for revascularization without the assistance of the extracorporeal circulation(More)
OBJECTIVE A survey was conducted in order to obtain a profile of the practice of regional anesthesia in South America, and determine the limitations of its use. METHODS After institutional ethics committee approval, a link to an online questionnaire was sent by e-mail to anaesthesiologists in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Panamá, Paraguay, Perú,(More)
We studied the effect of 4 mg/kg of heparine, measured with the activity cosgulation time (hemocron), in cardiac surgical patients operated with extracorporeal circulation. The basal TCA was 118 +/- 13 seg with this doses of heparine. The majority of the patients (83.33%) with 4 mg/kg of heparine had more than 450 seg in comparison with the number of(More)
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