Mehrdad Masoudifar

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BACKGROUND Increased intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) results in dysfunction of vital organs. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of mechanical ventilation mode on IAP. METHODS In a cohort study, a total of 60 patients aged 20-70 years who were admitted to the ICU and underwent mechanical ventilation were recruited. Mechanical(More)
BACKGROUND There is insufficient evidence to conclude that the timing of tracheostomy alters the duration of mechanical ventilation, hence this study was designed to investigate the correlation between timing of tracheostomy and duration of mechanical ventilation for patients admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) with potentially normal lungs. MATERIALS(More)
BACKGROUND Etomidate and Propofol are common anesthetic agents. Previous studies say that Etomidate can be used in patients with limited hemodynamic reserve and Propofol can lead to more hemodynamic instabilities. This study was performed to explore the cardiovascular response during the induction of anesthesia with Etomidate or for comparison, Propofol in(More)
BACKGROUND Postdural puncture headache (PDPH) is a relatively common complication after regional anesthesia, especially in younger people, bothersome to patients and needs prophylaxis to prevent this complication. This study was conducted aiming to determine the preventive effect of dexamethasone plus caffeine and acetaminophen on relative frequency and(More)
OBJECTIVE Most neurosurgeons and anesthesiologists prefer the less invasive intervention for most surgeries; recently, the lumbar anesthesia is more popular method. In this study we have tried to distract the attention of the patients to their favorite video-clip instead of their surrounding operating room background to evaluate the hemodynamic as well as(More)
UNLABELLED One of the major concerns in spinal anesthesia with lidocaine is its short duration of action. Enhancement is necessary in some situations during surgery, because surgeons encounter with unexpected events and need more time. Therefore there is a need to increase anesthesia duration in these situations. Many studies investigated various additives(More)
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