Michel Baurain

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BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Bariatric surgical treatments have been proven to induce long-term weight loss in morbidly obese patients, but complications are relatively frequent. We recently reported a first human multicenter trial assessing the safety, feasibility, and weight loss results of the Transoral Gastroplasty (TOGA) system (Satiety Inc., Palo Alto,(More)
Thirty-six anesthetized patients (ASA physical status 1 or 2) undergoing elective surgery were monitored (isometric adductor pollicis mechanical activity) to detect the effects of discontinuing isoflurane anesthesia upon the reversal of vecuronium-induced neuromuscular blockade. Neuromuscular blockade was produced by vecuronium 100 micrograms/kg and(More)
UNLABELLED We were looking for a clinical test to indicate a train-of-four (TOF) ratio of approximately 0.9. We compared the adductor pollicis muscle (AP) visually evaluated response to ulnar nerve 100-Hz, 5-s tetanus (RF100 Hz) with the measured AP TOF ratio in 30 ASA physical status I or II adult anesthetized (propofol, sufentanil, N2O/O2) patients. After(More)
A 36 year old woman who ruptured a basilar artery aneurysm at 38 weeks gestation in her second pregnancy was managed successfully by endovascular embolisation 36 hours after an emergency Caesarean section. The timing of treatment along with the obstetric, neurosurgical and anaesthetic aspects of this complex problem are discussed along with a review of the(More)
In 24 ASA I-II adults anaesthetized with thiopentone, fentanyl and nitrous oxide in oxygen, we studied neuromuscular transmission with isometric adductor pollicis monitoring. Patients received mivacurium 0.2 mg kg-1 followed by an infusion lasting at least 60 min and adjusted to maintain twitch height at 1-5%. After termination of the mivacurium infusion,(More)
To test if recovery of neuromuscular transmission is complete after the use of neostigmine under standardized conditions, we have measured adductor pollicis mechanical activity in response to 0.1 Hz (twitch height), train-of-four (TOF) and 100 Hz (RF 100 Hz) ulnar nerve stimulations. We studied 56 adult anaesthetized (thiopentone, fentanyl, nitrous oxide in(More)
BACKGROUND Post-procedural pain control after uterine artery embolization (UAE) of urethral leiomyomata remains a major problem. METHODS This double-blind, randomized study tested the possibility to obtain a quicker onset of analgesia by using effect-compartment controlled remifentanil patient-controlled analgesia (remifentanil TCI-PCA) than by using i.v.(More)
BACKGROUND Since neostigmine was introduced for reversal of neuromuscular block, there has been controversy about the optimum dose for antagonizing neuromuscular block. The purpose of this study was to characterise recovery of neuromuscular transmission following a vecuronium-induced block 15 min after neostigmine administration using different stimulation(More)
To determine whether the dose of atropine affects the rate of neostigmine-induced recovery from vecuronium-induced neuromuscular blockade, the authors monitored isometric adductor pollicis mechanical activity in 36 anesthetized (thiopental, fentanyl, nitrous oxide) adult patients (ASA physical status 1 or 2). Once surgery was completed and twitch height had(More)