Natàlia Aragonès

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INTRODUCTION The goal of this study was to explain some modifications to the Airway Management Trainer intubation head (case) that transform it into a difficult airway intubation head and to compare it with the Airsim intubation head (control). METHODS Eight anesthesiologists (5 experienced and 3 residents) conducted 80 endotracheal intubations each, 10(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy and side effects of epidural and intravenous methadone for postoperative patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) after thoracic surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS A randomized, single-blind trial enrolling 30 patients distributed in 2 groups to receive intravenous methadone (ivPCA group) or epidural methadone (epPCA group).(More)
The trachea of a 74-year-old man undergoing left pneumonectomy could not be intubated in two attempts after induction of anesthesia with midazolam, fentanyl, propofol and rocuronium. Difficult intubation had not been foreseen, but inspection through the laryngoscope revealed Cormack and Lehane grade IV conditions. Because a small-caliber fiberoptic(More)
We describe a patient readmitted after developing a persistent postural headache resulting from an accidental lumbar puncture during labor 10 days earlier. Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated bifrontal subdural hygromas and diffuse pachymeningeal enhancement. The patient had signs of a puerperal infection, and an epidural patch was performed with(More)
OBJECTIVE Multidisciplinary treatments of fibromyalgia (FM) have demonstrated efficacy. Nevertheless, they have been criticized for not maintaining their benefits and for not being studied for specific populations. Our objectives were to determine the efficacy of a multidisciplinary treatment for FM adapted for patients with low educational levels and to(More)
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