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OBJECTIVE to examine the effects of type of anaesthesia on cerebral blood flow during carotid endarterectomy (CEA). DESIGN prospective randomised study. METHODS thirty-four CEA procedures under local anaesthesia (LA) are compared to 33 procedures under general anaesthesia (GA). Mean middle cerebral artery velocity (MCAV(mean)) was monitored using(More)
OBJECTIVES this study reviews and compares carotid endarterectomy (CEA) performed under local anaesthesia (LA) with CEA performed under general anaesthesia (GA) in a single institution. METHODS data were collected prospectively from 240 CEA procedures. 140 GA CEA procedures are compared to 100 LA CEA procedures in terms of outcome, operative techniques,(More)
Isoflurane was compared with halothane as the sole supplement to anaesthesia with nitrous oxide and oxygen for outpatient dental extractions in 80 children. Induction and maintenance of anaesthesia were satisfactory with both agents, although there was a higher incidence of coughing, salivation and laryngospasm in the group receiving isoflurane. However, in(More)
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