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BACKGROUND Clonidine is added to intrathecal local anesthetics to improve intraoperative analgesia and to increase the duration of sensory and motor block. Aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the effects of addition of two different doses of clonidine (15 and 30 mcg) to 11 mg hyperbaric bupivacaine in patients undergoing inguinal herniorrhaphy… (More)
Pneumomediastinum, a rare complication of brachial plexus block in a young male is reported.
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Infraclavicular (IC) approach of subclavian vein (SCV) catheterisation is widely used as compared to supraclavicular (SC) approach. The aim of the study was to compare the ease of catheterisation of SCV using SC versus IC approach and also record the incidence of complications related to either approach, if any. METHODS In the study,… (More)
Chordal transfer and chordal replacement techniques have been quite successful for repair of anterior mitral leaflet prolapse in degenerative disease, but largely unexplored in rheumatic patients. To extend the scope of valve repair, we assessed the chordal transfer technique for correction of anterior mitral leaflet prolapse in 57 patients with rheumatic… (More)