Sasikaan Nimmaanrat

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BACKGROUND Poor postoperative pain control is frequently associated with complications and delayed discharge from a hospital. Preemptive analgesia is one of the methods suggested for reducing postoperative pain. Opioids are effective for pain control, but there known addictive properties make physicians cautious about using them. Parecoxib and ketorolac are(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to analyze anesthetic techniques and complications found in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who have undergone percutaneous ethanol injection (PEI). METHODS A retrospective study was performed on 67 patients with HCC who underwent 120 sessions of ultrasound-guided PEI between January 2004 and April 2006. (More)
BACKGROUND The Thai Association for the Study of Pain was established 20 years ago with the aim of educating the members and health care providers for pain management and pain research. OBJECTIVE Evaluate the progression of pain research by literature survey on Thai journals, since the beginning of TASP MATERIAL AND METHOD: Pain related original articles,(More)
BACKGROUND The efficacy of selective cox-2 inhibitors in postoperative pain reduction were usually compared with conventional non-selective conventional NSAIDs or other types of medicine. Previous studies also used selective cox-2 inhibitors as single postoperative dose, in continued mode, or in combination with other modalities. The purpose of this study(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the analgesic effect of perioperative administration of pregabalin in patients undergoing arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. MATERIAL AND METHOD Fifty-six patients were randomly assigned to receive either pregabalin 75 mg or a matching placebo, one hour prior to spinal anesthesia, with the second dose repeated 12(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate the postoperative analgesic efficacy of intravenous tramadol 50 mg administered before anesthetic induction in patients undergoing ambulatory gynecological laparoscopic procedures. METHODS This was a double-blind randomized, controlled trial conducted in 150 patients. Pain intensity was measured using a verbal numerical rating score(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the attitudes, beliefs, and expectations of gynecological patients regarding postoperative pain and management. MATERIAL AND METHOD A prospective study performed in 112 patients undergoing major gynecological surgery, using a preoperative questionnaire regarding expectations toward postoperative pain and management and a postoperative(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate expectations, experiences, and attitudes of orthopedic patients undergoing arthroscopic cruciate ligament reconstruction in terms of postoperative pain and management. MATERIAL AND METHOD This prospective study involved 115 patients. Preoperatively, patients completed a preoperative questionnaire regarding expectations toward(More)
OBJECTIVE To report a case of myoclonic movements during an induction of anesthesia using propofol. Abnormal movements resulting from propofol are uncommon but there have been a number of such cases since propofol was introduced. CLINICAL FEATURES An 1-year-old boy with a diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea was scheduled to undergo adenotonsillectomy. He(More)
BACKGROUND Postoperative sore throat (POST) is a frequent consequence following ETT intubation, which may negatively affect the postoperative course and patient satisfaction. Benzydamine hydrochloride is a topically-applied non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). The authors evaluated the analgesic effect of benzydamine hydrochloride dripping on the(More)