M J Baurain

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To test if recovery of neuromuscular transmission is complete after the use of neostigmine under standardized conditions, we have measured adductor pollicis mechanical activity in response to 0.1 Hz (twitch height), train-of-four (TOF) and 100 Hz (RF 100 Hz) ulnar nerve stimulations. We studied 56 adult anaesthetized (thiopentone, fentanyl, nitrous oxide in(More)
UNLABELLED We were looking for a clinical test to indicate a train-of-four (TOF) ratio of approximately 0.9. We compared the adductor pollicis muscle (AP) visually evaluated response to ulnar nerve 100-Hz, 5-s tetanus (RF100 Hz) with the measured AP TOF ratio in 30 ASA physical status I or II adult anesthetized (propofol, sufentanil, N2O/O2) patients. After(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Bariatric surgical treatments have been proven to induce long-term weight loss in morbidly obese patients, but complications are relatively frequent. We recently reported a first human multicenter trial assessing the safety, feasibility, and weight loss results of the Transoral Gastroplasty (TOGA) system (Satiety Inc., Palo Alto,(More)
A 36 year old woman who ruptured a basilar artery aneurysm at 38 weeks gestation in her second pregnancy was managed successfully by endovascular embolisation 36 hours after an emergency Caesarean section. The timing of treatment along with the obstetric, neurosurgical and anaesthetic aspects of this complex problem are discussed along with a review of the(More)
BACKGROUND Since neostigmine was introduced for reversal of neuromuscular block, there has been controversy about the optimum dose for antagonizing neuromuscular block. The purpose of this study was to characterise recovery of neuromuscular transmission following a vecuronium-induced block 15 min after neostigmine administration using different stimulation(More)
BACKGROUND Post-procedural pain control after uterine artery embolization (UAE) of urethral leiomyomata remains a major problem. METHODS This double-blind, randomized study tested the possibility to obtain a quicker onset of analgesia by using effect-compartment controlled remifentanil patient-controlled analgesia (remifentanil TCI-PCA) than by using i.v.(More)
In 24 ASA I-II adults anaesthetized with thiopentone, fentanyl and nitrous oxide in oxygen, we studied neuromuscular transmission with isometric adductor pollicis monitoring. Patients received mivacurium 0.2 mg kg-1 followed by an infusion lasting at least 60 min and adjusted to maintain twitch height at 1-5%. After termination of the mivacurium infusion,(More)
We studied the possible effects of repetitive (1-min interval) 50- and 100-Hz tetanic stimuli on 50-Hz and 100-Hz tetanic fade ratios (RF50HZ and RF100HZ). We also evaluated the sensitivity of the recorded responses to these two tests to assess residual neuromuscular block (isometric adductor pollicis mechanical activity), either during spontaneous(More)