Mohammad Hossein Eghbal

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BACKGROUND Management of postoperative pain and emergence agitation following adenotonsillectomy in pediatrics has been a major challenge for anesthesiologists. Although analgesic sparing effect of ketamine has been studied during tonsillectomy in pediatrics, there is a lot of controversy about its efficacy. Present study was designed to evaluate the effect(More)
CONTEXT Citrus spp. (Rutaceae) are well-documented for their cardioprotective properties. Auraptene is a bioactive monoterpene coumarin ether abundantly present in the Citrus spp. OBJECTIVE To investigate the hypotensive activity of auraptene. METHODS Different groups of normotensive rats (n = 5 in each group) were subjected to single intravenous(More)
CONTEXT Attenuating postreperfusion syndrome during orthotopic liver transplant is very important for transplant anesthesiologists because of the syndrome's complications. Oxygen-derived free radicals play an important role in the genesis of postreperfusion syndrome, but the effect of mannitol (a free radical scavenger) on attenuating the syndrome is(More)
BACKGROUND General anesthesia (GA) is considered the gold standard for external dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) surgery. There are few reports about laryngeal mask airway (LMA) use in DCR surgery. The aim of this study was to compare the use of endotracheal intubation (ETT) vs LMA for airway management during DCR surgery. METHODS Ninety patients were(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with end-stage liver diseases who undergo liver transplantation may suffer from hypotension related to the liver disease itself or related to the surgical procedure. Because electro-acupuncture (EA) at the Neiguan (PC-6) and the Jianshi (PC-5) points influences hemodynamics, we hypothesize that electro-acupuncture at the traditionally(More)
BACKGROUND Spinal anesthesia is a safe anesthetic mode for transurethral prostate resection (TUPR). There are several studies assessing the effect of bupivacaine, lonely or accompanied by other drugs, on short duration operations. However, there is controversy regarding the exact combination. OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to compare the effects of(More)
BACKGROUND Addition of some neuromuscular blockers to local anesthetics proved to be effective in improving the quality of anesthesia in different regional techniques. This study was carried out to determine whether the addition of low-dose atracurium to a local anesthetic has any effect on the onset and duration of akinesia in retrobulbar block. PATIENTS(More)
The visual impairment in traumatic and ischemic optic neuropathy and amblyopia may be permanent. Hence, lots of efforts have been focused on neuroprotection. Dopamine is one of the suggested neuroprotective agents. Besides its important role in the brain, dopamine is found in various cell types of the retina, and is claimed to play a neuromodulator and(More)
BACKGROUND Severe metabolic acidosis occurs during orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) particularly during the anhepatic phase. Although NaHCO3 is considered as the current standard therapy, there are numerous adverse effects. The aim of this study was to determine whether the restricted use of normal saline during anesthesia could reduce the need for(More)