L. R. Saberski

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The major determinant of successful epidural anesthesia is the localization of the epidural space. The manual loss of resistance technique is widely used by anesthesiologists in identifying the epidural space. Should air or saline be used in detecting the point of loss of resistance? No consensus exists as to which technique is(More)
In current-day medicine, endoscopy plays an important role in the diagnosis and treatment of many different conditions. This improving technology has led to new areas of endoscopic visualization, particularly of the epidural space, spinal cord and contiguous structures. A review of the medical literature indicates that clinicians have been working with(More)
The role of serotonin (5-HT) in the pathogenesis and treatment of major neuropsychiatric disorders, including mood and anxiety disorders, continues to be the subject of extensive research. Previous studies examining central 5-HT functioning measured cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) levels of 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA) by using single or multiple lumbar(More)
Although direct visualization of the spinal canal dates back at least 60 years [1], it only has been in the past several years that the developing technology has allowed this invasive procedure to be performed both safely and routinely. The accompanying review article describes the history and the technique of fiberoptic visualization of the spinal cord,(More)
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