Pavel Michalek

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AIMS The i-gel™ and the AuraOnce™ laryngeal mask are supraglottic airway devices used for airway management during general anaesthesia. Both devices are cheap, disposable and widely used. They may be used with both spontaneous and controlled ventilation. This study compared differences in the seal and peak pressures, and postoperative complications in these(More)
We describe successful fiberoptic-guided tracheal intubation through the novel supraglottic "I-gel" airway in two uncooperative adult patients with genetic syndromes, learning disability, and predicted difficult airway, scheduled for complex dental treatment under general anesthesia. The I-gel maintained the airway immediately after induction, allowing(More)
BACKGROUND Insertion of a supraglottic airway and tracheal intubation through it may be indicated in resuscitation scenarios where conventional laryngoscopy fails. Various supraglottic devices have been used as conduits for tracheal intubation, including the intubating laryngeal mask airway (ILMA), the Ctrach laryngeal mask and the I-gel supraglottic(More)
The airway management of patients with subglottic stenosis poses many challenges for the anesthesiologist. Although many anesthesiologists would prefer the use of a narrow endotracheal tube in this patient population, the use of laryngeal mask airways has also been described. We report the case of a patient who was managed using an i-gel supraglottic airway(More)
Infraorbital nerve block is used for intraoperative and postoperative analgesia in nasal and oral surgery procedures, as well as in the chronic pain settings. Ultrasound guidance has not been described in the literature. The aim of the study was to assess the quality of ultrasound imaging of the infraorbital foramen and develop an “in-plane” technique of(More)
The aim of this pilot study was to compare the efficacy of pulsed radiofrequency to the greater occipital nerve versus a greater occipital nerve block with a mixture of local anaesthetic and steroid in the management of refractory cervicogenic headache. We enrolled 30 patients suffering from refractory cervicogenic(More)
UNLABELLED Only one natural venomous snake-the adder viper-lives in the central European region and its bite is usually associated only with mild course of envenoming. Cases of envenoming caused by exotic snakes among their breeders are clinically more important. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to analyze the epidemiological and clinical aspects of(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Percutaneous radiofrequency (RF) thoracic sympathectomy is an alternative method to surgical procedures for the treatment of acral ischemia in Raynaud phenomenon. The procedure is indicated if conservative therapy fails to provide sufficient relief. The aim of this study was to compare classic T2 and T3 RF thermolesioning with a(More)