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  1. Analgesic efficacy of dexmedetomidine versus fentanyl as an adjunct to thoracic epidural in patients undergoing upper abdominal surgery: a randomized controlled trial<xref ref-type="fn" rid="FN0001"/>

    Analgesic efficacy of dexmedetomidine versus fentanyl as an adjunct to thoracic epidural in patients undergoing upper abdominal surgery: a randomized controlled trial<xref ref-type="fn" rid="FN0001"/>

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia
    Background: This randomised, double-blind study was designed to assess the analgesic efficacy of dexmedetomidine as compared with fentanyl as an adjunct to local anaesthetic in thoracic epidural for upper abdominal surgeries.
  2. Tension capnothorax during laparoscopic transhiatal oesophagectomy—A case report

    Tension capnothorax during laparoscopic transhiatal oesophagectomy—A case report

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia
    Minimally invasive transhiatal oesophagectomy (THE) is a common operative procedure for carcinoma of the oesophagus. This technique has many advantages over other surgical approaches to oesophagectomy. Common complications associated with THE are pulmonary in nature and can lead to increased...
  3. Ultrasound-guided supraclavicular brachial plexus anaesthesia improves arteriovenous fistula flow characteristics in end-stage renal disease patients

    Ultrasound-guided supraclavicular brachial plexus anaesthesia improves arteriovenous fistula flow characteristics in end-stage renal disease patients

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia
    Background: Surgical construction of an arteriovenous fistula is preferred for end-stage renal failure patients requiring long-term haemodialysis.
  4. Evaluation of the Intubating Laryngeal Mask Airway (ILMA) as an intubation conduit in patients with a cervical collar simulating fixed cervical spine

    Evaluation of the Intubating Laryngeal Mask Airway (ILMA) as an intubation conduit in patients with a cervical collar simulating fixed cervical spine

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia
    Background: Cervical spine immobilisation with a semi-rigid cervical collar imposes difficulty in tracheal intubation. There is increasing use of the Intubating Laryngeal Mask Airway (LMA- FastrachTM) for intubation in patients with difficult airways. The present study was conducted to assess...