Kajal Sachin Dalal

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Fasting before general anaesthesia aims to reduce the volume and acidity of stomach contents, thus reducing the risk of regurgitation and aspiration. Recent guidelines have recommended a shift in fasting policies from the standard 'nil per oral from midnight' to a more relaxed policy of clear fluid intake a few hours before surgery. The effect of(More)
475 Indian Journal of Anaesthesia | Vol. 58 | Issue 4 | Jul-Aug 2014 5. Dennehy KC, Rosaeg OP. Intrathecal catheter insertion during labour reduces the risk of post-dural puncture headache. Can J Anaesth 1998;45:42-5. 6. Denny N, Masters R, Pearson D, Read J, Sihota M, Selander D. Postdural puncture headache after continuous spinal anesthesia. Anesth Analg(More)
A 55-year-old female patient was scheduled for an exploratory laparotomy for cecal carcinoma. Patient’s past medical history was not significant. General anesthesia with thoracic epidural was planned for her. In the operating room, an epidural catheter was placed at the first attempt in the T9-T10 inter-space by the midline approach in the sitting position(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Desflurane and sevoflurane have low blood gas solubility co-efficients, allowing a rapid awakening from anaesthesia. However, desfluraneis pungent and may cause airway irritability. We compared desflurane and sevoflurane with respect to recovery and occurrence of adverse airway responses in spontaneously breathing patients while using(More)
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