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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)
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)
In a prospective pilot study, we evaluated the possibility of performing a total parathyroidectomy with parathyroid gland implantation into the forearm (a combined neck and upper extremity procedure) under cervical epidural anesthesia (CEA) at C6-7 level using ropivacaine. The indication for CEA was the patient's choice or a previous procedure on the neck(More)
Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) is on the verge of becoming an established imaging tool in the fields of clinical oncology, cardiology, and neurology. Because of the high glucose uptake of inflammatory cells, FDG scanning is an appropriate tool for use in tracing suspected inflammation or to evaluate infection. PET, although highly(More)
We describe the anesthetic and perioperative management of a child with Langer-Giedion syndrome (trichorhinophalangeal syndrome type II). This is a very rare genetic syndrome caused by 8q chromosome deletion. The clinical features of this syndrome include craniofacial and urogenital abnormities, variable postnatal growth deficiency with mental retardation,(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)