Khalid Fouad Mazen

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Melatonin (N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine) is the main indolamine secreted by the pineal gland. Many studies showed that premedication with melatonin is associated with preoperative anxiolysis and sedation without impairment of cognitive and psychomotor skills and without prolonging recovery. We hypothesized that melatonin decreases(More)
UNLABELLED Early and uneventful postoperative recovery of morbidly obese patients remains a challenge for anesthesiologists. It could be valuable to titrate the administration of inhaled anesthetic, such as sevoflurane, in morbid obese patients, in order to shorten emergence using bispectral index (BIS) monitoring. It would be a great advantage if BIS(More)
BACKGROUND Acute pain management following thoracoscopic sympathectomy (TS) has been described in the literature. The combination of interpleural (IP) injection of bupivacaine and intramuscular injection. (I.M) NSAIDs has not been reported. Therefore we conducted this randomized controlled trial to compare this technique to other reported techniques(More)
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