Walied Abdulla

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Purpose. In a randomized, double-blind trial, the efficacy of nonopioid analgesics on postoperative piritramide consumption was compared for pain relief during the first 24 h in patients recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery. Methods. 120 patients were treated with normal saline and/or one of the nonopioid analgesics (parecoxib, metamizole, paracetamol)(More)
In a prospective observational study we compared the results of 297 elective tracheostomies under jet-ventilation with regard to its complication rate and practicability. Of those, 156 patients underwent surgically created tracheostomy (SCT) and 141 patients percutaneous dilational tracheostomy (PDT). Initially, in 159 patients jet-ventilation was performed(More)
BACKGROUND In an observational study, complications of intrathecal catheter pumps necessitating surgical exchange were analyzed. Also the use of a high-volume prophylactic epidural blood patch (EBP) during surgery for preventing post-dural puncture headache (PDPH) with a follow-up for 1 year is described. MATERIALS AND METHODS In 22 patients with(More)
OBJECTIVE This study describes a case of lesions of the upper motor neuronal pathway with locked-in features after lightning strike and cardiac arrest. DESIGN A case-review analysis. METHODS In a 29-year-old male who was hit by a lightning strike during farming activities, cardiopulmonary resuscitation was provided first by co-workers and continued with(More)
BACKGROUND Difficult intubation, most often due to poor view of the vocal cords on laryngoscopy is an intermittent and often challenging problem for clinically practicing anesthesiologists, maxillofacial surgeons, ear nose, and throat (ENT), emergency, and critical care physicians. PURPOSE We present a new approach for facilitating difficult intubation(More)
The psychological effects on cortisol, human growth hormone (HGH), free fatty acids and lactate were investigated in 10 healthy students using a one hour television game. To insure that only the psychological aspects of the game were being measured, hematocrit, creatininkinase, CK-MB and myoglobin were used as controls. The game began 60 minutes after(More)
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