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STUDY OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy and safety profile of paracetamol in comparison with tramadol for pain relief during active labor. DESIGN Prospective, randomized, double-blind study. SETTING Maternity Wing of the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh. PATIENT Sixty laboring, primiparous, full-term parturients(More)
In 1961, Sellick popularized the technique of cricoid pressure (CP) to prevent regurgitation of gastric contents during anesthesia induction. In the last two decades, clinicians have begun to question the efficacy of CP and therefore the necessity of this maneuver. Some have suggested abandoning it on the grounds that this maneuver is unreliable in(More)
CONTEXT A wire-reinforced silicone tube (LMA-Fastrach™ endotracheal tube) is specially designed for tracheal intubation using intubating laryngeal mask airway (ILMA). However, conventional polyvinyl chloride (PVC) tracheal tubes have also been used with ILMA to achieve tracheal intubation successfully. AIM To evaluate the success of tracheal intubation(More)
The present case emphasizes on the increasing difficulty in management of patients with Goldenhar syndrome as they age. Fiberoptic intubation using high dose dexmedetomidine along with local anesthetics is a safe technique for securing the airway in a difficult situation, even if the patient dose not cooperates for awake procedure. A16-year-old Goldenhar(More)
OBJECTIVES Thoracic paravertebral block (TPVB) for breast surgery reduces acute and chronic postoperative pain. Using ultrasound for administering the block makes it easier, with its administration at multiple levels decreasing the number of unblocked segments. We conducted this study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of single- vs double-level(More)
INTRODUCTION Pulmonary aspiration of gastric contents remains one of the most feared complications of anesthesia. A gastric pH of 2.5 or less and a volume of 25 ml (0.4 ml/kg body weight) or more in average adult patients are considered critical factors for the development of pulmonary damage in adults. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study compared the(More)