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Both intra-articular morphine and clonidine produce analgesia. This study was designed to compare the analgesic effects of the two drugs, used separately and in combination. We studied 90 patients undergoing arthroscopy of the knee under general anaesthesia. Patients were allocated randomly to receive 20 ml of intra-articular isotonic saline solution(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The potential risks of spinal lidocaine have generated interest in an alternative local anesthetic solution. Features of anesthetic block were therefore assessed in a double-blind randomized prospective study following administration of spinal bupivacaine in small doses. METHODS Ninety patients scheduled for lower limb saphenous(More)
Oral contraceptives (OCs) and surgery are both recognized risk factors for thromboembolism. Observation of a postoperative deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in a 21-year-old OC user prompted the authors to define the risk of OC use in surgical patients through a review of the literature. The patient had no other relevant risk factors except a(More)
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