Konstantinos A Karakoulas

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OBJECTIVE To determine whether an electroacupuncture (EA) technique that was developed for a surgical population under general anaesthesia reduces pain after mesh inguinal hernia open repair. METHODS A total of 54 patients with right or left inguinal hernia were randomised to group I (preoperative, intraoperative, postoperative EA), group II(More)
Multitrauma patients commonly develop abdominal compartment syndrome, which is defined as the end result of sustained, uncorrected, intra-abdominal hypertension. We aimed to assess the effects of increased intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) upon intracranial pressure (ICP) and cerebral perfusion pressure (CPP) in the presence or absence of lipopolysacharide(More)
This study investigates the effects of succinylcholine on the recovery of neuromuscular blockade produced by mivacurium in rats. In 48 anesthetized animals, the sciatic nerve was prepared and stimulated, and twitches of the flexor digitorum longus muscle were recorded. Animals were randomly divided into four groups (n = 12 each): bolus dose of(More)
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