Luis Angel Fernández-Meré

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INTRODUCTION Major breast surgery was usually performed under general anaesthesia until the first patient series with thoracic paravertebral block was published. This block was introduced into our Hospital, and with the purpose of obtaining a more comfortable perioperative period, it was combined with blocking the pectoral nerves. In this study, both(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the use of multiple-injection thoracic paravertebral blockade, with intravenous sedation, for anesthesia during reconstructive breast surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS Descriptive, prospective study in 100 scheduled operations for major reconstructive breast surgery. The paravertebral block was performed by means of 3 injections at the(More)
OBJECTIVE The Pecs block (pectoral nerves block) is an easy and reliable superficial block inspired by the infraclavicular block approach and the transversus abdominis plane blocks. Once the pectoralis muscles are located under the clavicle the space between the two muscles is dissected to reach the lateral pectoral and the medial pectoral nerves. The main(More)
Ellis-van Creveld syndrome is a rare type of developmental chondroectodermal dysplasia. We report the case of a 32-year-old woman with this syndrome who was scheduled for cesarean section. She had no related heart defect. A spinal block was attempted but after confirming that no sensory blockade had been achieved, general anesthesia was administered. Both(More)
Sickle cell anemia is the most common hemoglobinopathy. Advances in therapeutic techniques and anesthetic procedures have led to a considerable increase in the success of surgical procedures in these patients. We report the case of a 16-year-old black boy diagnosed with sickle cell anemia and beta-thalassemia who presented with chronic osteomyelitis of the(More)
Hypothermia (body temperature under 36°C) is the thermal disorder most frequently found in surgical patients, but should be avoided as a means of reducing morbidity and costs. Temperature should be considered as a vital sign and all staff involved in the care of surgical patients must be aware that it has to be maintained within normal limits. Maintaining(More)