Teresa Pintanel

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Somatostatin and endoscopic sclerotherapy are widely used in the treatment of acute variceal bleeding. Although objective evidence does exist about the advantages of either treatment, data comparing both procedures are scarce. In order to compare the effectiveness and safety of somatostatin and sclerotherapy in the treatment of acute variceal bleeding, 70(More)
In this multicenter, randomized study, we compared ease of insertion, postinsertion hemodynamic repercussion, quality of ventilation, and the capacity to achieve a "hands-free" anesthesia delivery between two new devices: the ProSeal laryngeal mask airway (PLMA) and the Laryngeal Tube (LT). The incidence of postoperative laryngopharyngeal discomfort was(More)
We describe a case of transient pain in both legs after spinal anaesthesia with a hyperbaric solution of 5% lignocaine delivered in a single bolus through a 22-gauge Quincke needle. The patient remained in a supine decubitus position throughout surgery and 31 h later pain was referred bilaterally to the L3 and L4 dermatomes.
In order for a surgical intervention to be performed in an outpatient regime three basic requisites must be met: adequate patient selection, appropriate type of surgery and adequate unit. These factors are important for the surgical procedure to be carried out with identical safety and success as that undertaken in an admitted patient. In out patient(More)
We report the case of a female patient who developed a clinical picture characterized by hemodynamic deterioration, bradycardia and asystole due to pulmonary hyperinsufflation (documented by X-ray examination) during the immediate postoperative phase of a right pneumonectomy. Occlusion of the respiratory limb of the respirator was followed by a positive(More)
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