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BACKGROUND Few data report remifentanil use in the neonatal population. We described here our experience with remifentanil-sevoflurane balanced anesthesia in neonates and children less than 2 years who underwent general anesthesia for abdominal surgery. METHODS We retrospectively studied the pattern of remifentanil infusion associated with sevoflurane… (More)
The study objective was assessing whether circulation of smears and discussion of those with differing interpretation can increase reproducibility between laboratories. The study included: the blind interpretation of a first set of 194 smears among seven laboratories, the discussion of smears with discrepant diagnoses during the previous phase and the blind… (More)
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BACKGROUND Measuring syringe availability and coverage is essential in the assessment of HIV/AIDS risk reduction policies. Estimates of syringe availability and coverage were produced for the years 1996 and 2006, based on all relevant available national-level aggregated data from published sources. METHODS We defined availability as the total monthly… (More)