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Forty patients agreed to participate in a study to compare whether fentanyl or alfentanil used as analgesic is associated with quicker recovery following anaesthesia for outpatient arthroscopy procedure. Psychomotor tests including choice reaction time (CRT), perceptive accuracy test (PAT) and finger tapping test (FTT) were done prior to induction of(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the controversial issue of anticoagulant therapy and indications for surgery in association with severe sinus thrombosis. METHODS During the last 4 years, we have treated three patients with severe sinus thrombosis of the dural sinuses. All three patients received systemic anticoagulant therapy and, after experiencing neurological(More)
Photoplethysmography (PPG) can be used to measure systolic blood pressure at the brachial artery. With a specially designed probe, positioned in the most distal position beneath a pressure cuff on the upper arm, this is possible. The distance between the light source (880 nm) and the photodetector was 20 mm. A test was performed on neuro-intensive care(More)
A dual-tube suction instrument intended for both macro- and microsurgery has been developed. A detachable air-tight inner tube is fitted into a conventional suction instrument; extending the ordinary sucking tube. The inner tube can easily be fitted, as well as removed from the other tube; a particular advantage in case the inner tube becomes obstructed. On(More)
Exracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) may require immersion of the patient in water and extradural blockade for analgesia, which may both affect pulmonary and cardiovascular function and increase the likelihood of hypoxaemia. Twenty-four patients (ASA I-III) with extradural blockade and six healthy subjects were studied by pulse oximetry during(More)
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