Steven D Petrar

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The comparative incidences of hemidiaphragmatic paralysis associated with contemporary ultrasound-guided supraclavicular versus infraclavicular blockade have not received extensive study. We tested the hypothesis that the infraclavicular approach results in a lower incidence of hemidiaphragmatic paralysis compared with(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS Postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs) following head and neck surgery are common. Patients undergoing tracheostomy, free tissue transfer reconstruction, and postoperative ventilation in an intensive care unit (ICU) have a high incidence of PPCs. We sought to define the incidence of PPCs in this cohort and to determine what(More)
BACKGROUND In recent years, there has been increased interest in supervised safer injecting facilities (SIF) as a strategy to reduce the harms of illicit drug use; however, little work has been done to assess drug users' satisfaction with this service. This study was undertaken to explore injection drug users' experiences and opinions regarding North(More)
propofol. We have subset the original dataset to the 2,210 patients who received one of those regimens and report a regression-based analysis as well as a propensity-matching analysis. Table 3 shows the comparison between regimens midazolam plus etomidate and midazolam plus propofol among the subset of patients who received one of the regimens using the(More)
To the Editor: We thank Drs Bolin and Wilson for their letter and thoughtful comments regarding our study. Drs Bolin and Wilson question the dose of dexamethasone that we used (ie, 8 mg) and suggest, based on a recent trial by Liu and colleagues, that a perineural dose as low as 1 mg of dexamethasone can prolong nerve block duration. While these findings(More)
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