Mariam El Rajab

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The factors responsible for the spreading pattern of a single paravertebral injection are still uncertain. In this study, 28 patients were randomly assigned to receive a paravertebral injection of radio-opaque dye (10 ml, with or without co-administration of 20 ml of local anaesthetics) either dorsal or ventral to the endothoracic fascia. The point of(More)
Sixty patients scheduled for pilonidal sinus surgery were prospectively randomly assigned to receive general anaesthesia or sacrococcygeal local anaesthesia with a newly-described technique. Patients in the general anaesthesia group spent more time in the operating theatre and recovery room than did those in the local anaesthesia group (p < 0.05). Two(More)
A fundamental requirement for the safe and effective performance of paravertebral blockade is reliable estimates of the depth from skin to paravertebral space at different thoracic levels. This distance was assessed using a nerve stimulator guided paravertebral blockade technique in 527 separate blocks in 186 patients scheduled for various surgical(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiac troponin T (cTnT) has been proposed as specific biochemical marker for myocardial infarction in adults. Cardiac function in neonates could be influenced by the severity of respiratory distress and its ventilatory management. OBJECTIVES To establish a normal range of cTnT in healthy neonates, compare troponin concentrations among healthy(More)
INTRODUCTION Varicocelectomy is a common operation in urology associated with considerable postoperative pain. The aim of this prospective, randomized, double-blind study was to investigate whether a combination of general anesthesia and bilateral nerve stimulator guided paravertebral nerve blocks could provide better postoperative pain relief compared to(More)
BACKGROUND Improvement of the duration of postoperative analgesia is desirable in children undergoing inguinal hernia repair. METHODS Fifty children aged 5-12 yr were prospectively randomized to receive either paravertebral nerve blockade or general anesthesia (sevoflurane-fentanyl-nitrous oxide-oxygen) combined with standardized postoperative systemic(More)
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