Rosemary Hickey

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The present study compares the effectiveness of 0.25% ropivacaine and 0.25% bupivacaine in 44 patients receiving a subclavian perivascular brachial plexus block for upper extremity surgery. The patients were assigned to two equal groups in this randomized, double-blind study; one group received ropivacaine 0.25% (112.5 mg) and the other, bupivacaine 0.25%(More)
Anorectal melanoma is an aggressive tumor with a reported 5-year survival rate of 6%. Recommendations for local surgical therapy vary from local excision to abdominoperineal resection. Therapy, patterns of failure, and survival were retrospectively examined in 32 patients with anorectal melanoma. Twenty-six patients were treated surgically, 14 with(More)
This study compared the effectiveness of 0.5% ropivacaine and 0.5% bupivacaine for brachial plexus block. Forty-eight patients received a subclavian perivascular brachial plexus block for upper-extremity surgery. One group (n = 24) received ropivacaine 0.5% (175 mg) and a second group (n = 24) received bupivacaine 0.5% (175 mg), both without epinephrine.(More)
Although transarterial techniques have been commonly used for axillary block, results with these techniques have not been previously described for subclavian perivascular block. We studied the efficacy and complications of two types of arterial techniques for subclavian perivascular block. In Group 1 (n = 10), the subclavian perivascular injection was made(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the pharmacokinetic properties of the local anaesthetic ropivacaine used with or without epinephrine for brachial plexus block. Seventeen ASA physical status I or II adult patients undergoing elective orthopaedic surgery received a single injection of 33 ml ropivacaine for subclavian perivascular block and 5 ml to(More)
The autoregulatory capability of regional areas of the brain and spinal cord was demonstrated in 18 rats anesthetized with a continuous infusion of intravenous pentothal. Blood flow was measured by the injection of radioactive microspheres (Co57, Sn113, Ru103, Sc46). Blood flow measurements were made at varying levels of mean arterial pressure (MAP) which(More)