M Echevarría Moreno

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INTRODUCTION Performing a sciatic nerve block to complement a continuous femoral nerve block for analgesia after total knee arthroplasty is a subject of controversy. We compared the efficacy of a continuous sciatic nerve block to that of a single-dose block of the same nerve combined with a continuous femoral nerve block. MATERIAL AND METHODS Patients(More)
OBJECTIVES The most common and potentially dangerous complication of spinal anesthesia for cesarean section is arterial hypotension. The aim of this study was to analyze maternal and gestational factors that might affect risk of arterial hypotension in full-term parturients undergoing cesarean section. MATERIAL AND METHOD We enrolled full-term parturients(More)
Case report. A 53 year-old male patient was scheduled for surgical resection of biliary lithiasis and correction of anal fistula. He had previous history of repetitive biliary colics and appendicectomy at the age of 34 with undetermined anesthetic complications. Under epidural anesthesia with 270 mg of mepivacaine at the L1-L2 level cholecystectomy and(More)
Foot surgery often induces severe postoperative pain. Sciatic nerve block is a good alternative for its treatment. We report two cases of continuous lateral popliteal sciatic nerve block using two different stimulating catheters. The lateral approach may offer some advantages. Stimulating catheters may be useful to verify correct catheter tip positioning.(More)
A parturient at full-term diagnosed of a single ventricle and with the fetus in podalic presentation underwent scheduled delivery by cesarean section under epidural anesthesia without complications. The number of women with this cyanogenic congenital heart disease who reach childbearing age is high. The rate of death among parturients with mild or moderate(More)
We studied the incidence of headache after dural punction using a "pencil-tip" 24G needle in 100 patients aged 15 to 55 years (mean 31.4 years) undergoing surgical interventions that allowed early physical activity. The study variables were age, sex, anesthetic agent, and previous history of headache. All patients received 1,500 ml of Ringer lactate during(More)