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A new continuous noninvasive blood pressure measurement device, the T-Line Tensymeter TL100 (Tensys Medical Inc., San Diego, CA, USA) which enables avoidance of arterial cannulation has been developed. We compared the values obtained using the T-Line values to simultaneous arterial line measurements in patients undergoing general anaesthesia with induced(More)
This study was designed to determine the effects of continuous femoral infusion (CFI) on total knee arthroplasty recovery. A total of 92 patients were distributed in 3 groups: Patients in group 1 received general anesthesia followed by patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) with morphine (n = 33), patients in group 2 received 3-in-1 and sciatic blocks followed(More)
Multiple different approaches to the brachial plexus are available for the regional anesthesiologist to provide successful anesthesia and analgesia for ambulatory surgery of the upper extremity. Although supraclavicular and infraclavicular blocks are faster to perform than axillary blocks, the operator needs to keep in mind that blocks performed around the(More)
BACKGROUND We investigated the hypothesis that manipulation of cardiac output (CO) with esmolol (Es) or ephedrine (E) affects the onset time of rocuronium. METHODS Following anesthesia induction, 33 patients received E (70 micro g kg-1), Es (500 micro g kg-1) or placebo (P) 30 s before rocuronium (0.6 mg kg-1) administration. Cardiac output was measured(More)
BACKGROUND All modalities of anesthetic care, including conscious sedation, general, and regional anesthesia, have been used to manage earthquake survivors who require urgent surgical intervention during the acute phase of medical relief. Consequently, we felt that a review of epidemiologic data from major earthquakes in the context of urgent intraoperative(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Recent clinical trials suggest that subfascial (sometimes termed subepineural) injections result in faster block onset and success compared with conventional techniques. This prospective, randomized, observer-blinded study measured and compared the 3-dimensional spread pattern and volume of perineural local anesthetic (LA) in(More)
To the Editor:—Klein et al. 1 recently presented two cases of continuous perineural infusion of local anesthetics for the treatment of prolonged postoperative pain in an ambulatory setting. These cases deserve the following comments. 1. Patients undergoing outpatient procedures deserve the same level of care as if they had remained in the hospital. In our(More)
To the Editor:—We read with great interest the article by Petersen et al., which demonstrated the expected clinical response to the three anesthetic agents studied. An increase in arterial pressure may result in an increase in the cerebral perfusion pressure and reduce reflex cerebral vasodilatation, potentially resulting in reduced intracranial pressure.(More)
BACKGROUND The effort to decrease hospital stays and to increase operating room efficacy has become an important consideration in the practice of anesthesia. METHODS Fifty-three patients who underwent shoulder rotator cuff repair in the sitting position were divided into four groups according to the anesthesia technique used: Group 1 (general anesthesia),(More)