M S Chayen

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Syncope is a rare presentation of glossopharyngeal neuralgia (GN). The mechanisms of the syncope were studied in a patient with recurrent episodes comprising prolonged cardiac standstill and arterial hypotension. During attacks, no supraventricular or ventricular potentials were recorded in the ECG. Atropine prevented the cardiac arrest without affecting(More)
Ninety-seven consecutive cases of postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) were retrospectively reviewed. Patients comprised 49 women and 48 men with a mean age of 71.6 years. The most common painful locations were the chest and upper back (34%), abdomen and lower back (25.2%), and face (20.2%). Burning pain was the most common type of pain (61.3%). Lancinating pain(More)
A prospective study was performed on the effect of epidural morphine (2 mg in 10 ml of saline) in three groups of patients: (1) following gynecological operations, 60; (2) following cesarean section, 120; (3) patients in active labor, 30. Pain relief in the first group was uniformly and almost invariably complete for up to 24 hours. In the second group(More)