M P Corbey

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Two hundred and five patients, aged 16-45 years, undergoing day care surgery were given a spinal anaesthetic using either a 26- or a 27-gauge Quincke point spinal needle. The occurrence of headache and accompanying symptoms postoperatively was analysed from 186 returned questionnaires. The incidence of classical postdural puncture headache was 4.5%(More)
BACKGROUND Small-gauge needles are reported to have a low incidence of complications. Pencil-point needles are associated with a lower frequency of postdural puncture headache (PDPH), but a higher failure rate than Quincke needles. METHODS The incidence of PDPH was investigated in 200 patients under the age of 45, undergoing day-care surgery, after spinal(More)
We studied 106 day-care surgical patients (52 male) aged 18-70 yr (mean 49.6 yr) who received spinal anaesthesia with a 26-gauge spinal needle. The incidence of headache, back pain and patient acceptability were investigated after operation using a questionnaire. The incidence of postspinal headache was 7.5%, and 11.3% of patients developed back pain. One(More)
Seven patients are described in whom a prophylactic blood patch was instituted within 15 min of accidental dural puncture. Five of the patients received extradural anaesthesia before the blood patch, and one after the blood patch had been performed. In three of these patients further "top-up" doses of local anaesthetic were performed through the extradural(More)
The pharmacokinetics of methohexitone were investigated in 15 healthy children undergoing minor surgery under inhalation anaesthesia. Six received 1% methohexitone 1-2 mg kg-1 i.v. and nine received 10% methohexitone 20-25 mg kg-1 per rectum. On i.v. administration, three-compartment pharmacokinetics generally applied. The mean elimination half-life of(More)
Rectal induction of anaesthesia with 10% methohexitone 100 mg ml-1 was used in 50 healthy children, using a standard dose of 25 mg/kg body weight. The absorption of methohexitone was rapid and reliable: the children fell asleep within 10-15 min. The plasma concentration peaked at 10-15 min and then decayed rapidly. The terminal half-life of rectal(More)
BACKGROUND A high incidence of backache with radiating pains to the lower extremities, termed transient radicular irritation (TRI), has been reported following the use of 5% hyperbaric lidocaine. This has been attributed to a neurotoxic reaction. METHODS A retrospective audit has been carried out in our hospital on the postoperative anaesthetic records of(More)
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