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To examine the effects of prolonged (> 24 h) intrathecal catheterization with the use of postoperative analgesia on the incidence of post-dural puncture headache (PDPH), charts of 45 obstetric patients who had accidental dural puncture following attempts at epidural block were reviewed retrospectively. Three groups were identified: Group I (n = 15) patients(More)
The use of lignin peroxidase (LIP) as an alternative method for the removal of four catechols (1,2-dihydroxybenzene): catechol (CAT), 4-chlorocatechol (4-CC), 4,5-dichlorocatechol (4,5-DCC) and 4-methylcatechol (4-MC) typical pollutants in wastewater derived from oil and paper industries, was evaluated. The removal of 2mM catecholic substrates by 1 microM(More)
PURPOSE The highly lipid soluble opioids, fentanyl and sufentanil, are used in combination with local anaesthetics with/without epinephrine to provide epidural analgesia during labour and delivery. Our aim was to determine whether wither opioid was superior when used with low dose local anaesthetic. METHODS In a double-blind study patients were randomized(More)