BACKGROUND In recent years, intravenously (IV) administered acetaminophen has become one of the most common perioperative analgesics. Despite its now-routine use, IV acetaminophen's analgesic comparative efficacy has never been compared with that of ketamine, a decades-old analgesic familiar to obstetricians, gynecologists, and anesthesiologists alike. This… (More)
BACKGROUND To determine if the GlideScope® videolaryngoscope (GVL) could attenuate the hemodynamic responses to orotracheal intubation compared with conventional Macintosh laryngoscope. OBJECTIVES The aim of this relatively large randomized trial was to compare the hemodynamic stress responses during laryngoscopy and tracheal intubation using GVL versus… (More)
INTRODUCTION Anesthesia in severe aortic stenosis, which describes a valve surface area less than 1 cm(2), can result in rapid clinical deterioration and patient mortality. These patients may require treatment for aortic stenosis before any surgical intervention. In suitable patients percutaneous balloon aortic valvutomy appears to carry lower risk, but in… (More)
Background: Anxiety is a preoperative complication, which most patients encounter. The use of a premedication to reduce preop-erative anxiety with minimal cognitive impairment is crucial.