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UNLABELLED We investigated the analgesic efficacy of mexiletine and gabapentin on acute and chronic pain associated with cancer breast surgery in 75 patients. They were randomized to receive, in a double-blinded manner, mexiletine 600 mg/d, gabapentin 1200 mg/d, or placebo for 10 days. Anesthesia was standardized, and all patients had access to routine(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the views of North American and European anesthesiologists on the value of the impact factor (IF). METHOD Four hundred thirty-eight anesthesiologists in Canada, the United States of America (USA), and Europe were polled about the importance of the IF regarding hiring, promotions, funding of research and to express their personal(More)
BACKGROUND The impact factor (IF), a qualitative parameter used to evaluate scientific journals, has several flaws. The aim of the study was to evaluate two of its important constraints, journal self-citation and scientific field, and to investigate the potential for improvement. METHODS We studied the five or six highest impact journals from each of(More)
UNLABELLED We investigated the effect of pressure application on the acupuncture point "extra 1" and on a control point on the bispectral index (BIS) values and on stress in 25 volunteers. In each volunteer, pressure was applied on the extra 1 point for 10 min and on a control point for 5 min on different days and in a randomized manner. The BIS value was(More)
PURPOSE The aim of the study was to compare the potency of two different propofol formulations: proprietary and generic propofol using the bispectral index (BIS) monitoring. METHODS Forty female patients undergoing breast surgery received propofol 3 mg x kg(-1) followed by propofol infusion adjusted to maintain a 40% BIS value, supplemented by 50% nitrous(More)
Platypnea-orthodeoxia is a rare syndrome characterized by hypoxemia in the upright position after pneumonectomy and relieved by recumbency. This syndrome is often a post-pneumonectomy complication due to intracardiac shunt, usually at the atrial level. We report a case after right pneumonectomy without interatrial shunt. The patient was successfully treated(More)
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