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BACKGROUND Different additives have been used to prolong regional blockade. We designed a prospective, randomized, double-blind, controlled clinical trial to evaluate the effect of dexamethasone added to bupivacaine-fentanyl on the duration of postoperative analgesia via epidural catheterization. METHODS Seventy two adult patients scheduled for elective(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity rates in women with different types of significant heart diseases. METHODS The cross-sectional study was conducted at a tertiary heart care centre in Tabriz, Iran, and comprised 200 pregnant women between March 2007 and March 2012 who had different cardiac diseases and were admitted in(More)
INTRODUCTION Acute renal dysfunction is a common complication of cardiac surgery. Furosemide is used in prevention, or treatment, of acute renal dysfunction. This study was conducted to evaluate the protective effects of intra- and early postoperative furosemide infusion on preventing acute renal dysfunction in elective adult cardiac surgery. METHODS(More)
J Cardiovasc Thorac Res / 17 Original Article Split Endotracheal Tube as a Guide Tube for Gastric Tube Insertion in Anesthetized Patients: A Randomized Clinical Trial Solmaz Fakhari MD, Eisa Bilehjani MD,Sohrab Negargar MD, Moussa Mirinazhad MD Rasoul Azarfarin MD Cardiovascular Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences Background: Occasionally(More)
There may be no need for muscle paralysis during cardiac surgery when adequate anesthesia is provided. We studied intra- and post-operative conditions during cardiac surgery without maintenance muscle relaxant therapy. Eighty adult patients who were candidates for elective coronary artery bypass graft surgery were randomly allocated into two groups. In the(More)
INTRODUCTION Being a unique diagnostic technique, transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) has influenced many different aspects of cardiac surgery including valve repair surgery. The cost-effectiveness of this method however is questioned considering the conditions of every region and country. In this study we aimed at answering the question if utilizing TEE(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the effect of blood glucose (BG) control with insulin in preventing hyperglycemia during and after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery in nondiabetic patients. METHODS In a randomized clinical trial, 120 nondiabetic patients who underwent elective CABG surgery were enrolled for study of whether the control of hyperglycemia(More)
INTRODUCTION Over the past decades, it has been recommended that preoperative assessment mainly relies on history and physical examination rather than unnecessary laboratory tests. In Iranian hospitals, erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) has been routinely measured in most of the patients awaiting major surgery, which has in turn exacted heavy costs on(More)
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