Yoo Kuen Chan

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The aim of this prospective, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial was to investigate whether the administration of ketamine before induction with propofol improves its associated haemodynamic profile and laryngeal mask airway (LMA) insertion conditions. Ninety adult patients were randomly allocated to receive either ketamine 0.5 mg x(More)
Personnel in the VA dental facilities were screened for the detection of viral hepatitis and identification of factors implicating infectivity. A total of 963 personnel from 126 dental facilities throughout the United States voluntarily participated in the study. The rate of seroconversion for any hepatitis B markers was approximately 1% per year. Serial(More)
BACKGROUND To compare the maintenance and recovery characteristics of sevoflurane and isoflurane anaesthesia in Malaysian patients. METHOD This is a prospective, open labelled, randomized, controlled study. Sixty unpremedicated ASA I or II patients (aged 18-50 years), scheduled for elective breast lump excision were randomly allocated to receive either(More)
Available data for obstetric care in the University Malaya Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur from 1987 to 1999 were reviewed. Despite incomplete data, we were able to determine fairly well the practice of obstetric anaesthesia and analgesia in the unit, and the changes over the years. There was a decline in the use of general anaesthesia for both elective and(More)
OBJECTIVE A survey covering 30% of the deliveries in Malaysia was done to determine the practice of obstetric anaesthesia and analgesia for 1996. RESULTS From the survey, it was found that the regional anaesthesia rate for caesarean section was 46% in the government hospitals compared to 29.2% in the private hospitals, with spinal anaesthesia being the(More)
OBJECTIVES To prospectively study the intervention rate, duration of labour, malpositions, fetal outcome, maternal satisfaction, voiding complications and adverse events in healthy primigravidae in spontaneous labour at term following epidural analgesia. METHODS A prospective randomized study involving 55 patients in the epidural group and 68 in the(More)
Care of an acutely ill parturient is particularly difficult when we have to balance the needs of both mother and the fetus to survive. The literature suggests there should be emphasis on stabilising the mother's condition. In dealing with metabolic acidosis, however, we believe delivering the baby early might not only relieve the threat of the acidosis on(More)