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STUDY OBJECTIVE To investigate the efficiency of a double curve nasotracheal tube on lightwand-guided nasotracheal intubation. DESIGN Prospective, randomized, controlled trial. SETTING University medical center hospital. PATIENTS 60 ASA physical status I and II patients undergoing oromaxillofacial surgery. INTERVENTIONS AND MEASUREMENTS Patients(More)
BACKGROUND Many tools have been developed to facilitate the insertion of the ProSeal laryngeal mask airway (LMA) insertion, which can be impeded by folding of its soft cuff. The aim of this study was to compare the efficiency of ProSeal LMA insertion guided by a soft, direct optical Foley Airway Stylet Tool (FAST) with the standard introducer tool (IT). (More)
Epidural morphine in patient-controlled analgesia regimens controls postoperative pain well but easily induces pruritus and other epidural morphine-related side effects. With 90 pregnant American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status II females scheduled for elective cesarean delivery, the present study was designed to evaluate the efficacy and(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine if the intravenous co-administration of equal volumes of lidocaine and nalbuphine, with undiluted normal saline, prevents injection pain caused by nalbuphine. METHODS Eighty adult patients who were scheduled for minor surgeries under general anesthesia delivered via a laryngeal mask airway (LMA) were enrolled in this prospective,(More)
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