Marcos Emanuel Wortmann Gomes

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Epidural analgesia aims at decreasing or even abolishing maternal suffering during labor. It is considered a safe and effective method for pain relief. This study aimed at comparing two bupivacaine concentrations (0.25% and 0.125%) associated to fentanyl in epidural labor analgesia to determine its efficacy on pain relief and its(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Local anesthetic bupivacaine is found in two different enantiomers: levobupivacaine - S (-) and dextrobupivacaine - R (+). Based on studies showing that S(-) enantiomers are less cardiotoxic, their use has been increasing in clinical practice. This study aimed at comparing racemic bupivacaine and levobupivacaine in epidural(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Xenon is a colorless, odorless, inert, non-irritating, non-pollutant, non-explosive, stable gas with low solubility coefficient and anesthetic properties. This review aimed at describing some pharmacological aspects and the clinical use of xenon in anesthesia. CONTENTS Xenon is an extremely rare gas with MAC of 0.63 to 0.71,(More)
JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: A analgesia de parto tem a finalidade de diminuir ou até excluir o sofrimento materno durante o trabalho de parto, sendo considerada um método seguro e efetivo para o alívio da dor. O objetivo deste trabalho foi comparar duas concentrações de bupivacaína (0,25% e 0,125%), associada ao fentanil na analgesia de parto por via(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES It is known that acute postoperative pain has a major influence on surgical patients recovery. Early movements, shorter hospital stay, lower costs and higher satisfaction are results of adequate pain management. There is a world trend toward specialized postoperative pain management services. This study aimed at describing the(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Von Willebrand's disease is the most common hereditary coagulation disorder in young women. The incidence of HIV infection among women has been progressively increasing, and vertical transmission may account for 25% of cases. This report aimed at describing the case of an HIV-positive patient with von Willebrand's disease scheduled(More)
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