Wei-Ju Lai

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OBJECTIVES Paravertebral block (PVB) has the potential to reduce postoperative pain after breast surgery. The aim of the study was to investigate whether PVB performed immediately before surgery could affect the postoperative morbidities in terms of pain and emesis, and improve the quality of recovery (QoR) in patients after surgery for breast cancer. (More)
OBJECTIVES Subcostal transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block and paravertebral block (PVB) offer postoperative analgesia for laparoscopic and thoracoscopic surgery, respectively. We investigated the early postoperative analgesic effects of PVB in combination with subcostal TAP block in patients undergoing minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) for(More)
BACKGROUND Supplmental oxygen is routinely given via nasal cannula (NC) to patients undergoing moderate sedation for endoscopy. Some patients complain of profuse rhinorrhea and⁄or sneezing after the procedure, which results in additional medical costs and patient dissatisfaction. OBJECTIVES To determine the causal relationship between the route of oxygen(More)
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