Max Gérard

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STUDY OBJECTIVE To estimate the frequency of successful conduction blockade of the femoral, lateral femoral cutaneous, and obturator nerves following a femoral 3-in-1 block. DESIGN Prospective observational study. SETTING Operating room at Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. PATIENTS 32 patients having lower extremity surgery. (More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Regional block of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN) often has disappointing success rates despite the large volumes of local anesthetic used. This study was undertaken to investigate the utility of using a nerve stimulator (NS) to localize and block the LFCN. METHODS After obtaining institutional approval and informed(More)
An amphoteric rinse used in the emergency treatment of a serious ocular burn Max Gerard a,∗, Harold Merle b,1, Frédérick Chiambaretta c,2, Danièle Rigal c,3, Norbert Schrage d a Service d’Ophtalmologie, Centre Hospitalier de Cayenne, Rue des Flamboyants, 97300 Cayenne, Guyane Française, France b Service d’Ophtalmologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de(More)
PURPOSE To report nine cases of external ophthalmomyiasis caused by Dermatobia hominis. METHODS Retrospective, non-comparative, interventional case series. Participants consisted of patients (n = 9) presenting at Cayenne Hospital between 1968 and 2003. The location and number of larvae, the larval stage, and the medical and surgical procedures applied(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to describe a syndrome that the authors call human T-lymphotropic virus type I-related chronic interstitial keratitis. METHODS A consecutive series of 194 human T-lymphotropic virus type I-infected patients (divided into 119 patients with human T-lymphotropic virus type I-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis and 75(More)
Ocular or thermal burns account for 7.7%-18% of ocular trauma. The majority of victims are young. The burns occur in the setting of accidents at work or in the home, or during a physical attack. Chemical burns by strong acids or bases are responsible for the most serious injuries. Associated with the destruction of limbal stem cells, they present as(More)
PURPOSE The authors report on three cases of isolated medial orbital blow-out fracture with medial rectus entrapment which occurred in black males. Only a few similar cases have been reported in the literature. METHODS The diagnosis was established with the help of tomography and CT scan of the orbit. RESULTS The diagnosis could be expected from the(More)
The anxiolytic activity, the tolerance, and the withdrawal symptoms of buspirone and oxazepam were compared in two groups of 14 and 12 outpatients, respectively, suffering from generalized anxiety in a double-blind study with random allocation of patients. The 6-week active period was preceded and followed by 1 and 2 weeks on placebo, respectively. Clinical(More)