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OBJECTIVE To compare dexmedetomidine with remifentanil in desflurane based ambulatory gynecologic laparoscopic surgery, in respect to its effects on orientation, discharge time, nausea-vomiting, and postoperative analgesic need. METHODS Sixty 20-40 year old ASA I-II patients undergoing gynecologic laparoscopic surgery were randomized into 2 groups. This(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate any possible protective effect of ketamine in acute muscular ischaemia and reperfusion injury by measuring malondialdehyde using thiobarbituric acid assay in rats. METHODS Twelve female Wistar albino rats were anaesthetized with chloral hydrate and randomly assigned into two groups to(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE Previous studies suggest a correlation of central venous pressure (CVP) with peripheral venous pressure (PVP) in different clinical setups. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of measurement site on PVP and its agreement with CVP in patients undergoing general anesthesia. DESIGN Prospective randomized study. SETTINGS(More)
Previous studies suggest a correlation of central venous pressure (CVP) with peripheral venous pressure (PVP) in different clinical settings. The effect of body temperature on PVP and its agreement with CVP in patients under general anesthesia are investigated in this study. Fifteen American Society of Anesthesiologists I-II patients undergoing elective(More)
BACKGROUND Temporary occlusion of blood flow is used during arthroscopic knee surgery in order to provide a bloodless surgical field. The resulting ischaemia-reperfusion causes lipid peroxidation, which contributes to tissue injury. The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of low-dose n-acetyl cysteine (NAC) infusion on oxidative stress by(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Minimizing cervical vertebrae motion during endotracheal intubation is important in patients with cervical instability. The aim of this study was to compare upper cervical spine extension during endotracheal intubation using three different techniques. METHODS Duration of intubation and movement of upper cervical vertebrae during(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES This prospective, randomized, double-blinded study was designed to compare the effects of desflurane, isoflurane and sevoflurane when combined with remifentanil for induced hypotension on surgical conditions and operative field during tympanoplasty. METHODS Sixty patients undergoing tympanoplasty were enrolled in the study. The(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To investigate whether methylene blue, given before injection of propofol, was effective in reducing the frequency and severity of pain associated with propofol injection. DESIGN Prospective, randomized, double-blinded clinical study. SETTING Operating room of a university hospital. PATIENTS 90 adult, ASA physical status 1 and 2(More)