Marie Bruyère

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BACKGROUND The surgical correction of craniosynostosis may be associated with extensive blood loss and transfusion. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of the perioperative use of the continuous autotransfusion system (CATS group) and of the postoperative use of the CBCII ConstaVac(R) system (CV group) to reduce homologous transfusion in(More)
BACKGROUND Measurement of intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) is an important parameter in the surveillance of intensive care unit patients. Standard values of IAP during pregnancy have not been well defined. The aim of this study was to assess IAP values in pregnant women before and after cesarean delivery. METHODS This prospective study, carried out from(More)
We describe the case of two patients who had undergone gynecologic surgery and in whom a continuous ropivacaine infusion was administered through a catheter placed on each abdominal side, using the technique of ultrasound-guided TAP block. Postoperative analgesia was of excellent quality with almost no morphine requirement. No side effects were encountered.
A 34-year-old multiparous woman with a breech presentation, intrauterine growth restriction and premature rupture of membranes was transferred to our referral unit at 33 weeks of gestation. She was diagnosed with Alagille syndrome soon after birth because of cholestasis and pruritus. Her condition was later complicated by esophageal varices, treated with(More)
Placenta percreta is a severe condition associated with maternal morbidity and mortality even when surgery is performed electively. Arteries ligation, embolisation, medical treatment by methotrexate can be appropriate treatment to avoid catastrophic surgery. The purpose of this report is to present a case where the placenta was left in situ to avoid(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the effects of anaesthetic techniques and agents on the risk of fetal distress during labour pain relief and anaesthesia for caesarean section. STUDY DESIGN Data on obstetric anaesthesia- and analgesia-induced fetal distress were searched in Medline database using MESH terms: fetal distress, anaesthesia, analgesia, labour, caesarean(More)
Many systemic techniques, so-called "alternatives" to labor epidural analgesia, have been described: they are all poorly effective and some are associated with significant maternal and neonatal side effects. Nonetheless, these techniques can provide good maternal satisfaction. Accordingly, they are indicated when epidural analgesia is contraindicated or(More)
The authors report a case in which an intravenous injection of Patent Blue V dye instead of Indigo Carmine was given during routine gynaecological surgery. The patient presented with temporary arterial (spurious) desaturation and skin discoloration over a 48-hour period. Pharmacological differences between these dyes are described. Root cause analysis based(More)