Marlene Paulino dos Reis

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Neurolytic sympathetic plexus block (NSPB) has been proposed to prevent the development of pain and improve the quality of life of patients with cancer, thus questioning the WHO protocol that proposes the use of invasive methods only as a final resort. This study evaluates the pain relief, opioid consumption and quality of life provided by the use of NSPB(More)
We evaluated postoperative pain relief and incidence of side effects of the combination of epidural morphine (0.5 mg) and sublingual nifedipine (10 mg). Thirty-six patients were submitted to elective operations and divided into 4 groups receiving placebo (groups A and B) or morphine (groups C and D) by the epidural route, followed by sublingual placebo(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Deficiency in protein S, which is a glycoprotein with anticoagulant activity, increases the risk for thromboembolic events. This report aimed at addressing anesthetic management of protein S deficient obstetric patient. CASE REPORT Protein S deficient patient, at 25 weeks gestation, presented the following lab results: INR = 0.9,(More)
Two patients suffering with severe pain due to metastatic abdominal neoplasm were selected to examine whether subarachnoid neostigmine provided effective pain relief. Neostigmine was injected through a catheter introduced into the subarachnoid space at L4-L5. Patients were monitored for changes in arterial blood pressure, cardiac and respiratory rates, body(More)
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