Philippe B. Macaire

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES This prospective, randomized, and multicentered study was undertaken to evaluate the success rate of coracoid infraclavicular nerve block performed with a nerve stimulator when either 1 or 3 motor responses were sought. METHODS Eighty patients who presented for elbow, forearm, or wrist surgery were randomly allocated to one of(More)
BACKGROUND Shivering associated with neuraxial anesthesia is a common problem that is uncomfortable for patients; it is of unknown ethnology and has no definite treatment. PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of warm intrathecal bupivacaine stored at 23°C and cold intrathecal bupivacaine stored at 4°C on shivering during delivery(More)
INTRODUCTION Sternal fractures are a painful condition which can result in pulmonary morbidity if not treated promptly. The management of isolated fractures has changed from hospital to home-based treatment, provided other major injuries have been excluded. Pain management is the mainstay of treatment. In this case report, we describe how a parasternal(More)
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