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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)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have reported conflicting results concerning the influence of age and gender on the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of fentanyl, alfentanil, and sufentanil. The aim of this study was to determine the influence of age and gender on the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of the new short-acting opioid remifentanil. (More)
BACKGROUND The effects of anesthetic drugs on electroencephalograms (EEG) have been studied to develop the EEG as a measure of anesthetic depth. Bispectral analysis is a new quantitative technique that measures the consistency of the phase and power relationships and returns a single measure, the bispectral index. The purpose of this study was to compare(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether correction of acidemia using bicarbonate improves hemodynamic variables and tissue oxygenation in patients with lactic acidosis. DESIGN Prospective, randomized, blinded, cross over study. Each patient sequentially received sodium bicarbonate and sodium chloride. The order of the infusions was randomized. PATIENTS Ten(More)
BACKGROUND Pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) is characterized by progressive intraperitoneal accumulation of mucous and mucinous implants, usually derived from a ruptured, possibly malignant mucinous neoplasm of the appendix. Treatment based on complete cytoreductive surgery (CCRS) with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) is gaining support. The(More)
Peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC), which has hitherto been regarded as a lethal entity, can now be cured with surgery (treating macroscopic tumor seeding) combined with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) (treating residual microscopic disease). The purpose of this study was to analyze the morbidity and mortality of a particular approach(More)
BACKGROUND Potential benefits of regional analgesia in reduction of cancer recurrence have been reported for breast and prostate cancer. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of regional analgesia on recurrence-free survival and overall survival in patients with advanced-stage ovarian cancer (ASOC) following complete cytoreduction. PATIENTS(More)
BACKGROUND When given as an intravenous bolus for induction of anesthesia, propofol can decrease postintubation hypertension but can also create moderate to severe postinduction, preintubation hypotension. The addition of fentanyl usually decreases the postintubation hypertension but can increase the propofol-induced preintubation hypotension. The goal of(More)
INTRODUCTION Successful fiberoptic intubation requires both patient comfort and good intubating conditions. In this study we compared the efficacy and ease of titration of propofol (P) and remifentanil (R) target-controlled infusions (TCI) during fiberoptic intubation. METHODS Sixty patients requiring fiberoptic nasotracheal intubation were randomized to(More)
BACKGROUND Retrospective studies have suggested that regional analgesia combined with general anaesthesia could decrease cancer recurrence. The purpose of this study was to assess the influence of regional analgesia on recurrence-free (RFS) and overall survival in patients undergoing major intra-abdominal surgery for cancer. METHOD Patients previously(More)