Martine Macheboeuf

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We compared the efficacy and side-effects of continuous infusion versus repeated injections of epidural bupivacaine-fentanyl during labour. Forty-four parturients were randomly distributed into two groups balanced for population size, morphology and parity. Analgesia was begun at the same stage of labour with a mixture of 20 ml 0.25 per cent plain(More)
CONTEXT Blood transfusion has increased significantly during the last decade and blood wastage reduction is a medical and economic challenge in hospital practice and for institutional quality, particularly in the ICU and operating theatre. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of multiple strategies in one hospital to reduce red blood cell wastage. DESIGN(More)
Allergic reactions to muscle relaxants are not uncommon. Although, in most instances, divalent quaternary ammonium salts are involved in these reactions, some monovalent quaternary ammonium compounds can trigger IgE-mediated reactions. A woman who suffered from several episodes of anaphylaxis with divalent (suxamethonium) and monovalent quaternary ammonium(More)
During the years 1990, the focus was on transfusion hazards and blood savings strategies. This resulted in a decrease in labile blood products consumption. For a few years, there is a reverse tendency, with a reincrease in blood products consumption. In the same time, the limit of saving strategies has been attained, by identifying the risk of lack of(More)