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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)
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)
We compared nonbronchoscopic bronchoalveolar lavage (NB-BAL) with open lung biopsy to determine the etiological diagnosis of lung infiltrates in patients requiring mechanical ventilation. NB-BAL was performed via a cuffed resusable 7F catheter generally used for right heart catheterization (BAL-C). In 13 patients, BAL-C and open lung biopsy were performed(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)
PRECIS During the 4 years of this study, we noted 66 cases of alkali ocular burns, or approximately 16 cases per year, nearly half (45.5%) of which are due to an assault. For grade 1 and 2 burns the time elapsed to reepithelialization appears to be shorter when rinsed with Diphoterine* versus physiological solution. PURPOSE Comparison of the effectiveness(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)
1 The uricosuric effect of diflunisal was studied in eleven normal subjects. 2 Urine and serum uric acid levels were measured and used to assess the effect. 3 Diflunisal caused statistically significant decreases in serum uric acid levels and increases in uric acid clearance at 250 and 375 mg twice daily. 4 Diflunisal taken on an empty stomach caused(More)
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)