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PURPOSE To compare thoracic epidural analgesia (TEA) using a bupivacaine/fentanyl mixture and lumbar epidural analgesia (LEA) with morphine, in respect to the time to extubation and the quality of post-operative analgesia, in patients having thoracoabdominal esophagectomy. METHODS Twenty two patients scheduled for elective thoracoabdominal esophagectomy(More)
This study was undertaken to investigate the ability of local anatomical and primary histological features of gastric cancers, as well as DNA analysis, to predict prognosis. Using multivariate analysis, results indicate that location of a tumor in the gastric cardia, poor differentiation, involvement of adjacent organs, and aneuploidy are all independent(More)
Tumors in the gastric cardia and the body/antrum were studied to determine the effect of ploidy and S-phase fractions on patient survival. Forty-two percent of tumors were located in the cardia and 58% in the body/antrum. Nodal metastases occurred more often with cardia tumors than with body/antrum tumors (86% vs 65%). Aneuploidy occurred more frequently in(More)
  • Leon Kahn
  • Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal…
  • 1997
PURPOSE The purpose of this report is to emphasise the role of the Acute Pain Service in managing local anaesthetic epidural infusions for postoperative pain management, the importance of vigilant monitoring, and to offer some guidelines to using local anaesthetic epidural infusions. CLINICAL FEATURES A 34-yr-old man with long-standing insulin dependent(More)
Most reported thoracic desmoid tumors originate from the chest wall. However, intrathoracic desmoid tumors are rare. The pathogenesis of these tumors is unclear but antecedent trauma and operation have been implicated. Desmoid tumors can present either with pain or be incidentally detected on radiographic studies. We describe the case of a 60-year-old woman(More)