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Recurrent breast cancer Bleomycin Cisplatin Electric pulses Complete response A B S T R A C T Purpose: To evaluate and confirm efficacy and safety of electrochemotherapy with bleomy-cin or cisplatin on cutaneous and subcutaneous tumour nodules of patients with malignant melanoma and other malignancies in a multicenter study. Patients and methods: This was a(More)
PURPOSE To test the efficacy of the LMA in patients with previous oral or cervical radiotherapy, without upper airway obstruction. METHODS In nine patients after oral or cervical radiotherapy, efficiency of ventilation was assessed after induction of general anaesthesia and LMA insertion. Fibreoptic examination through the tube was performed to check the(More)
BACKGROUND Spectral entropy is an electroencephalogram-based monitoring technique with a frequency band enlarged to include the electromyogram spectrum, which is intended to help to assess analgesia. Although its correlation with hypnosis has been shown, its performance during a noxious stimulation and the influence of neuromuscular blockade have not been(More)
Bayesian forecasting has been shown to improve the accuracy of pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) models by adding measured values to a population model. It could be done in real time for neuromuscular blockers (NMB) using measured values of effect. This study was designed to assess feasibility and benefit of Bayesian forecasting during a rocuronium(More)
Spontaneous EEG has been proposed for monitoring depth of anaesthesia and adjusting anesthetic drugs doses. This review describes the main features of spontaneous EEG, the principles of EEG signal analysis used in anaesthesia, and the EEG effects of the different anesthetic drugs in adults and children. Then, the correlations between EEG parameters changes(More)
Anesthesia is a combination of unconsciousness, amnesia, and analgesia, expressed in sleeping patients by limited reaction to noxious stimulations. It is achieved by several classes of drugs, acting mainly on central nervous system. Compared to other therapeutic families, the anesthetic drugs, administered by intravenous or pulmonary route, are quickly(More)
We report a case of a falsely elevated-bispectral index (BIS) during a general anaesthesia combining remifentanil TCI, desflurane and nitrous oxide for an isolated-limb chemotherapy. During surgery, BIS increased and stabilized around 70, with neither residual neuromuscular blockade nor clinical sign of awareness. These high BIS values were attributed to(More)
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