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BACKGROUND This study was designed to investigate whether stepwise tapering of remifentanil at the end of surgery could decrease postoperative pain scores and requirements of rescue analgesics after remifentanil-desflurane anesthesia in patients with thyroidectomy. METHODS Sixty two patients undergoing thyroidectomy under general anesthesia were randomly(More)
PURPOSE The present visual and electromyographic study was designed to evaluate muscle fasciculations caused by succinylcholine in adults pretreated with either remifentanil 1.5 microg/kg or saline. MATERIALS AND METHODS The effect of remifentanil on succinylcholine-induced muscle fasciculations was studied using a double-blind method in 40 adults. After(More)
OBJECTIVE Most interventions aimed at reducing bleeding during myomectomy lack sufficient evidence regarding their effectiveness. Recently, it was reported that intraoperative ascorbic acid administration effectively reduced blood loss during abdominal myomectomy. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate whether intravenous ascorbic acid infusion would(More)
The degree of neuromuscular blockade is one of the important factors that determine the condition of surgical space during laparoscopic surgery. Magnesium sulfate potentiates the actions of neuromuscular blocking agent, and we hypothesized that intraoperative magnesium sulfate infusion may improve surgical space condition during laparoscopic surgery.(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To investigate safety issues associated with the reuse of sterilized endotracheal tubes (ETTs). DESIGN Prospective, randomized study. SETTING Laboratory in vivo testing. INTERVENTION Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa were inoculated onto ETT cuffs. Following inoculation, ETTs were sterilized with(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effect of a part-time rapid response system on the occurrence rate of cardiopulmonary arrest by comparing the times of rapid response system operation versus nonoperation. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING A 1,360-bed tertiary care hospital. PATIENTS Adult patients admitted to the general ward were screened. Data(More)
This randomized trial investigated whether a 2-dose administration of intravenous ramosetron (5-hydroxytryptamine type 3 receptor antagonist) is more effective than a single-dose administration in preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) in 89 patients who were scheduled to undergo laparoscopic operation for benign gynecologic diseases and to(More)
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