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AIM The present study was undertaken to assess patients' knowledge of anaesthesia and perioperative care as well as their perception of anaesthetics and their role. METHODOLOGY A questionnaire survey of 23 items was developed and completed pre-operatively by 132 patients. Included in this study were 45 men and 87 women; 80% with at least secondary(More)
In a single-blind randomized trial, three types of laryngeal masks: the reusable LMA Classic, the single-use LMA Unique and SoftSeal were inserted by novice medical officers in anaesthesia. Five successive attempts were undertaken with each mask type. The order of the mask type insertion was randomly selected. Mean (SD) insertion times for LMA Classic, LMA(More)
INTRODUCTION A preliminary one-year review of total parenteral nutrition (TPN) in the adult surgical intensive care unit (SICU) in view of its complications, cost and lack of consistent benefits in the critically ill. MATERIALS AND METHODS All the case records of patients receiving TPN in the SICU starting from first January to end December 1998 were(More)
A 22-year-old man was admitted to a district general hospital with chest injuries, a ruptured spleen and limb fractures, sustained in a road traffic accident. After an emergency splenectomy, the patient developed unilateral pulmonary oedema with hypoxaemia which was resistant to both conventional controlled mechanical ventilation (CMV) and independent lung(More)
The use of a modified Cormack-Lehane scoring system (MCLS) of laryngoscopic views, as previously introduced in the Western population, was investigated during direct laryngoscopy in the Asian population. We studied the distribution of the different grades of MCLS, the predictive factors and rate of difficult laryngoscopy, and the association with difficult(More)
BACKGROUND The optimal method of intraoperative analgesia for adult tonsillectomy is uncertain. It is important that recovery should be rapid so that the airway is not compromised. Tramadol hydrochloride is an analgesic with mixed -mu and non-opioid activities which has less respiratory depression effects compared to morphine. PATIENTS AND METHODS We(More)
Vibrio vulnificus is an opportunistic pathogen capable of causing a fulminant septicaemia in susceptible patients. Underlying chronic diseases such as liver impairment and immunosuppression are important factors contributing to the severity of the infection and outcome. Early suspicion and diagnosis with appropriate antibiotic therapy is important as delay(More)
We report on five patients who underwent MRI-guided focused ultrasound ablation of prostatic cancer under epidural anesthesia with intravenous dexmedetomidine sedation. This pioneering procedure requires an immobile therapeutic field with adequate sedation and analgesia provided to the patients. Duration of the procedure is longer compared to diagnostic MRI(More)