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The cutaneous silent period is a non-invasive technique that gives insight into the function of thin A delta fibers and as such can be a complement to conventional electrophysiological methods used to study the peripheral nerves. Clonidine is a selective partial agonist of the alpha-2 receptors which, added intrathecally to levobupivacaine, enhances the effect of a local anesthetic, prolongs sensory and motor block during local anesthesia and extends the length of post-operative analgesia. It is believed that clonidine achieves this effect by activating the postsynaptic alpha-2 receptors in the gelatine substance of the spinal cord and blocking the conduction of A-delta and C fibers. The aim of the study is to examine functional changes of Aδ - fibers during the application of spinal anesthesia by measuring the cutaneous slinet period and compare the effect of intrathecal administration of a combination of local anesthetic and clonidine in the quiet skin period in relation to the application of local anesthetic only.
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Published on BioPortfolio: 2017-04-21T07:08:22-0400
Inguinal hernia repair is one of the most commonly performed general surgery operations. However, to date, the ideal surgical approach for inguinal hernia surgery. The investigators theref...
Background: The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of prone-position computed tomography (CT) for detecting and classifying inguinal hernia relative to supine-position CT be...
The effectiveness of laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair still remains unclear. During a one year period a total of 1208 inguinal hernias in 952 patients were consecutively operated using ...
This multi-center, retrospective data collection study will evaluate the feasibility, safety and performance of the da Vinci® surgical system for patients who have undergone robotic-assis...
The primary objective of this study is to evaluate patient quality-of-life (QOL) after inguinal hernia repair. "Carolinas Comfort Scale" (CCS) assessments will be held at regular intervals...
The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of three different volumes of 0.25% levobupivacaine caudally administered on the effect of intra- and post-operative analgesia in children undergoing ...
An incarcerated inguinal hernia is a textbook example of a basic and straightforward diagnosis. In rare cases, an incarcerated hernia may be a symptom of more complex underlying pathology. In this cas...
Totally extra-peritoneal (TEP) repair of inguinal hernia is now a standard surgical technique. A 12 mm incision in infra-umbilical region for Hasson trocar is must for TEP repair of inguinal hernia....
To determine the perioperative outcomes and quality of life (QOL) following endoscopic inguinal hernia repair (EIH) versus open inguinal hernia repair (OIH) using the hernia-specific Carolinas Comfort...
Tension--free hernia repair has been recognized as the golden standard for the treatment of inguinal hernia. Different mesh has different characteristics that influence the efficiency of surgery. We c...
An abdominal hernia with an external bulge in the GROIN region. It can be classified by the location of herniation. Indirect inguinal hernias occur through the internal inguinal ring. Direct inguinal hernias occur through defects in the ABDOMINAL WALL (transversalis fascia) in Hesselbach's triangle. The former type is commonly seen in children and young adults; the latter in adults.
A protrusion of abdominal structures through the retaining ABDOMINAL WALL. It involves two parts: an opening in the abdominal wall, and a hernia sac consisting of PERITONEUM and abdominal contents. Abdominal hernias include groin hernia (HERNIA, FEMORAL; HERNIA, INGUINAL) and VENTRAL HERNIA.
A groin hernia occurring inferior to the inguinal ligament and medial to the FEMORAL VEIN and FEMORAL ARTERY. The femoral hernia sac has a small neck but may enlarge considerably when it enters the subcutaneous tissue of the thigh. It is caused by defects in the ABDOMINAL WALL.
The tunnel in the lower anterior ABDOMINAL WALL through which the SPERMATIC CORD, in the male; ROUND LIGAMENT, in the female; nerves; and vessels pass. Its internal end is at the deep inguinal ring and its external end is at the superficial inguinal ring.
A pelvic hernia through the obturator foramen, a large aperture in the hip bone normally covered by a membrane. Obturator hernia can lead to intestinal incarceration and INTESTINAL OBSTRUCTION.
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Anesthesia is the loss of feeling or sensation in all or part of the body. It may result from damage to nerves or can be induced by an anesthetist (a medical professional) using anesthetics such as thiopental or propofol or sevoflurane during a surgical ...
An anesthesiologist (US English) or anaesthetist (British English) is a physician trained in anesthesia and perioperative medicine. Anesthesiologists are physicians who provide medical care to patients in a wide variety of (usually acute) situations. ...