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CONTEXT Supplemental perioperative oxygen has been variously reported to halve or double the risk of surgical wound infection. OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that supplemental oxygen reduces infection risk in patients following colorectal surgery. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PATIENTS A double-blind, randomized controlled trial of 300 patients aged 18 to 80(More)
A 61-year-old man diagnosed with advanced stage Leriche syndrome underwent revascularization surgery with placement of an aortobifemoral shunt and prosthesis under combined general and lumbar epidural anesthesia. After 6 hours he developed bilateral lower extremity compartment syndrome with acute anuric kidney failure caused by severe rhabdomyolysis. Thirty(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of a nerve block as an alternative technique for analgesia after knee arthroplasty and to indicate the usefulness and advantages of the anterior approach to the sciatic nerve block. MATERIAL AND METHODS Between April 2004 and March 2006, we studied a series of consecutive patients undergoing knee arthroplasty in which a(More)
Headache is one of the most frequent complications of the subarachnoid puncture. Physiopathology and the different clinical factors involved in this type of headache are reviewed. The treatment is based in two types of procedures: those increasing cerebrospinal fluid production and those trying to decrease its leakage, like the epidural blood patch.
In this paper the results of the functional analysis of the Ergojet CVT, which is the high-frequency jet ventilation (HFJV) module of the Ergotronic 3 ventilator (Temel S.A.) are described. For a better understanding a detailed description of the module has been included. The functional analysis was performed on a standard lung model of normal compliance(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the clinical performance of a new anesthetic system developed to provide novel advantages in ventilating the anesthetized patient. PATIENTS AND METHOD The clinical performance of the Temel Supra was evaluated in 100 adult patients who were anesthetized and ventilated using the device. RESULTS The patients were adequately oxygenated(More)