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This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study was conducted to examine the preventive effect of nafamostat mesilate, a kallikrein inhibitor, on the withdrawal response associated with rocuronium injection. Ninety American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA) physical status I or II patients, aged 18–65 years, were randomly divided into two groups that(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of ketorolac, paracetamol, and paracetamol plus morphine on pain relief after thyroidectomy. METHODS Eighty patients were randomly allocated to one of the 4 groups: normal saline (group C), ketorolac 30 mg (group K), paracetamol 1 g (group P), and paracetamol 700 mg plus morphine 3 mg (group(More)
Non-obstetrical surgery during the first trimester is stressful to both the mother and the fetus. Anesthesiologists are also stressed, not only because of the effects of surgery itself, but also because of the uncertain influences of anesthesia thrown upon on the fetus. The authors present a case of breast surgery successfully performed on a woman 8 weeks(More)
Tetrodotoxin, a violent neurotoxin, is present in puffer fish and may occur in a variety of marine animals. Outbreaks of human tetrodotoxin poisoning, following consumption of marine organisms other than puffer fish, has been rare. We here report an outbreak of tetrodotoxin poisoning following ingestion of gastropod molluscs and its clinical features are(More)
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