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Understanding the sites of pharyngeal collapse is mandatory for surgical treatment decision-making in obstructive sleep-apnea-hypopnea syndrome patients. Drug-induced sleep endoscopy (DISE) allows for the direct observation of the upper airway during sedative-induced sleep. In order to re-create snoring and apnea patterns related to a spontaneous sleep(More)
The 2005 American Heart Association Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Guidelines emphasize minimizing the interruption of chest compression to maximize coronary and cerebral perfusion pressure. In an emergency situation, airway management is often performed by a less experienced physician, in sub-optimal conditions. Introduction of video laryngoscopes(More)
BACKGROUND European Healthcare Systems are facing a difficult period characterized by increasing costs and spending cuts due to economic problems. There is the urgent need for new tools which sustain Hospitals decision makers work. This project aimed to develop a data recording system of the surgical process of every patient within the operating theatre.(More)
E is relatively safe, with a complication rate of less than 1% for standard procedures such as esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) and colonoscopy.1 Theoretically obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can lead to cardiopulmonary complications during procedural sedation. However the initial studies addressing the presence of OSA in patients undergoing upper endoscopy(More)
OBJECTIVE Although standard treatment for advanced epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) consists of surgical debulking and intravenous platinum- and taxane-based chemotherapy, favorable oncological outcomes have been recently reported with the use of cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC). The aim of the study was to(More)
UNLABELLED We evaluated the effects of turning the tip of the Tuohy needle 45 degrees toward the operative side before threading the epidural catheter (45 degrees -rotation group, n = 24) as compared to a conventional insertion technique with the tip of the Tuohy needle oriented at 90 degrees cephalad (control group, n = 24) on the distribution of 10 mL of(More)
BACKGROUND Delirum is common in hospitalized elderly patients and may be associated with increased morbidity, length of stay and patient care costs. Delirium (acute confusional state) is defined as an acute disorder of attention and cognition. In elderly patients, delirium is often an early indicator of patho-physiological disturbances. Despite landmark(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To evaluate the analgesic efficacy and safety of ropivacaine 0.2% when administered continuously via elastomeric pump after appendectomy. DESIGN Prospective, randomized, double-blinded study. SETTING Surgical ward of a university hospital. PATIENTS 96 ASA physical status I and II patients of at least 14 years of age, undergoing(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES To compare pain relief and motor impairment of 0.25% levobupivacaine with either an equivalent (0.25%) or equipotent (0.4%) concentration of ropivacaine for continuous interscalene block after open shoulder surgery. METHODS Seventy-two adult patients scheduled for elective major shoulder surgery received an interscalene injection(More)