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Intracranial Subdural Haematoma after Thoracic Epidural without Signs of Dural Puncture

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.245
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169–70
Revised: 
09 Dec, 2013
Accepted: 
20 Jan, 2014
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e-Published: 13 Mar, 2015

The Effects of Mild Hypothermia on Coagulation and Haemodynamic Variables in Anaesthetized Rabbits

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513–8
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This study investigated the effect of mild hypothermia on prothrombin and partial thromboplastin time, platelet count, fibrinogen, blood pressure and heart rate in rabbits. The coagulation mechanism was not clinically affected by mild hypothermia, while haemodynamic responses were significantly suppressed.

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Objective: Hypothermia has been associated with coagulation defects. The purpose of this experimental study was to investigate the effect of mild hypothermia on clinically used coagulation tests and on haemodynamic variables.

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e-Published: 05 Feb, 2014

Compartment Syndrome as a Complication of the Lithotomy Position

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698–701
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Compartment syndrome is a serious complication of the lithotomy surgical position. Careful placement and limited elevation of patient’s legs are basic preventive measures. Postoperative vigilance and careful assessment of patient’s pain and analgesic needs are mandatory for early diagnosis of the syndrome.

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Compartment syndrome is a rare but serious complication of surgical procedures performed in the lithotomy position. Preventive measures include careful placement of the patient’s legs and limited elevation. Early diagnosis is based on vigilance and close postoperative follow-up, especially after prolonged surgery. Finally, postoperative analgesia does not delay the diagnosis, if the patient’s needs are assessed carefully.

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e-Published: 15 Oct, 2013
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