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UNLABELLED We evaluated the effects of an infusion of lactated Ringer's (LR) solution on changes in cardiac output (CO) after spinal anesthesia. Seventy-five patients scheduled for lower extremity surgery under spinal anesthesia were studied. We measured CO (impedance cardiography method) and blood pressure for 25 min before and 30 min after spinal(More)
Inflammatory response in surgery is associated with the release of cytokines. Many cytokines are produced by macrophages; therefore surgical injuries to the liver may have great influence on the release of cytokines. Ischemia creates tissue injury and may contribute to the cytokine release. A balanced ratio of pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines is(More)
Neopterin is elevated in infections, autoimmune diseases and post-transplant. Recently neopterin elevation was linked to stress response and malignancy. To determine early changes of serum neopterin caused by surgical stress and to investigate their association with other inflammatory markers and with malignancy, we measured neopterin, C-reactive protein(More)
The Section and Board of Anaesthesiology of the European Union of Medical Specialists aims (EUMS/UEMS) at harmonization of training of anaesthesiologists and at improvement of patient care throughout Europe. Pain medicine is considered to be an area of expertise in anaesthesiology although exclusivity is not claimed. The Section and Board has approved both(More)
Intravenous (n = 21) and inhalational maintenance anaesthesia (n = 21) were compared by random allocation in patients with the aspirin intolerance syndrome undergoing endoscopic nasal procedures. Premedication was with oral midazolam and intravenous methylprednisolone sodium succinate 10 mg kg-1. Anaesthesia was induced in both groups with etomidate and(More)
Tracheal and arterial CO2 partial pressures were measured simultaneously in 27 laryngectomized patients both while they were awake and during high-frequency jet ventilation. Tracheal gas was sampled during brief interruptions of high-frequency jet ventilation. Agreement between tracheal and arterial CO2 partial pressures was assessed using the Bland-Altman(More)
PURPOSE Proportional assist ventilation (PAV) uses volume assist (VAV) and flow assist ventilation (FAV) to reduce elastic and resistive effort, respectively. Proportional assist ventilation may be difficult to apply clinically, particularly due to FAV related considerations. It was hypothesized that regulating tracheal (Ptr) rather than airway opening(More)
BACKGROUND Our study compared the haemodynamic changes after spinal anesthesia with 2% lignocaine and 0.5% plain bupivacaine. METHODS A controlled, randomized trial was performed on 30 patients scheduled for arthroscopic knee surgery. 2% lignocaine and 0.5% plain bupivacaine were used for spinal anaesthesia. We measured cardiac output (electrical(More)
BACKGROUND Our study compared the haemodynamic changes after spinal anaesthesia with 2% lignocaine and 0.5% plain bupivacaine. METHODS A controlled, randomized trial was performed on 30 patients scheduled for arthroscopic knee surgery. Two percent lignocaine and 0.5% plain bupicacaine was used for spinal anesthesia. We measured cardiac output, blood(More)
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