Yukiko Yoshikawa

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BACKGROUND We have compared ropivacaine with bupivacaine and lidocaine for ilioinguinal block in thirty children undergoing ambulatory inguinal hernia repair. METHODS Patients were assigned randomly to receive 0.5 ml.kg(-1) of 0.2% ropivacaine (Group R, n = 10), 0.25% bupivacaine (Group B, n = 10) or 1% lidocaine (Group L, n = 10). The patients' parents,(More)
A 76-year-old woman was scheduled to undergo abdominal aortic repair for progressive abdominal aortic aneurysm. After inducing general anesthesia, the 7.5-mm internal diameter (ID) tracheal tube could not be advanced below the level of the vocal cords because of resistance, and intubation was re-attempted several times using smaller tubes. An(More)
We report a case of upper airway obstruction after extubation in a 69-year-old female patient who underwent transurethral ureterolithotripsy (TUL). She had underwent bilateral modified radical neck dissection 7 years previously. TUL went smoothly in Trenderenburg position, and the extubation was performed after antagonism of neuromuscular block. The patient(More)
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