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UNLABELLED In this study we compared the efficacy and safety of three antiemetic combinations in the prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV). Ninety ASA status I-II women, aged 18-65 yr, undergoing general anesthesia for major gynecological surgery, were included in a prospective, randomized, double-blinded study. A standardized anesthetic(More)
Since it is accepted that spinal cord stimulation may produce segmentary vasodilation, it is presumable that when applied in the high cervical segments some carotid and cerebral blood flow changes can be expected. Following this assumption, 25 dogs and 25 goats were used. Under routine experimental conditions a C 7 laminectomy was performed in these animals(More)
On the basis of previous experimental and clinical studies, 14 patients with severe spasticity due to central or spinal cord damage, resistant to all conservative treatments, were selected after a percutaneous trial period for chronic intrathecal baclofen infusion by programmable pumps. The agent was delivered at C4 in quadriplegic patients or in cases with(More)
OBJECTIVES To analyze the analgesic efficacy, safety and side effects of subarachnoid morphine (0.1 mg) with bupivacaine in patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty. PATIENTS AND METHODS Thirty patients scheduled for total hip replacement under spinal anesthesia with bupivacaine were randomly assigned to two groups according to whether local anesthetic(More)
Previous studies of our group showed that C1-C2 spinal cord stimulation increases carotid and brain blood flow in normal conditions in the goat and dog and it has a beneficial vasomotor effect in a model of vasospasm in the rat. For further clinical application it seemed rational to investigate the possible vascular changes mediated by this technique in(More)
Based on current controversies on optimal treatment for spontaneous intracerebral haematomas, chronic experiments to investigate the validity of open surgery, stereotactic evacuation and local urokinase administration in these lesions were performed in 52 dogs. Under general anesthesia diverse volumes of autologous blood were intracerebrally injected to(More)
Endoglin is a proliferation-associated and hypoxia-inducible protein expressed in endothelial cells. The levels of soluble circulating endoglin and their prognostic significance in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) are not known. In this observational prospective study serum endoglin levels were measured by ELISA in 183 AMI patients upon(More)
AIMS To determine if hyperglycemia on admission correlates to infarct size measured by single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) in patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS We evaluated 347 STEMI patients who underwent primary PCI. Infarct size(More)
BACKGROUND Percutaneous mitral valvuloplasty (PMV) success depends on appropriate patient selection. A multifactorial score derived from clinical, anatomic/echocardiographic, and hemodynamic variables would predict procedural success and clinical outcome. METHODS Demographic data, echocardiographic parameters (including echocardiographic score), and(More)